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Madder, Mader, Madour, Madowr, Madur, Mather, Mathr, Matther

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chg/ • MATHER, Cotton, Rev. [1663-1728] – American colonial clergyman MATH97 12C9
chg ◊ MATHER, Increase, Rev. [1639-1723] – English colonial preacher MATH1 11C10
Was the son of the famous Puritan preacher, Richard Mather, and the father (by his first wife, Maria COTTON) of the even more renowned Cotton Mather.

Preached in England (1658-61); Pastor of Boston (MA) Second Church (1664-1723); President of Harvard (1685-1701); Returned to England (1688-92) to represent MBC interests and secured a new charter and governor. His Cases of Conscience Concerning Evil Spirits (1693) is creditied with ending the witchcraft persecutions and executions. He was active in the church throughout his adult life and was a spokesman for Congregationalism. Besides the above, he was the author of many religious treatises, political pamphlets, sermons, and A Brief History of the Warr with the Indians (1676), which is a primary source book on King Philip's War.


 

Candidates Work List

This is my working list of candidates to include -- I'm not yet sure if they are related to me! As candidates are eliminated (proven not related) they are marked appropriately (THUS) and an explanation included. They are kept in the list in case future research proves they can be included. (And to keep them from popping up on the list again!) Never discard good research!

Proven candidates' names are marked with an asterisk (*) until they can be added to the database.

MATHER, Alonzo Clark [1848-?]
American merchant, banker, manufacturer, inventor
MATHER, Frank Jewett, Jr [1868-?]
American educator, museum director, art critic
MATHER, Frederick [1833-1900]
American pisciculturist
MATHER, Kirtley Fletcher [1888-?]
American geologist, educator, author
MATHER, Margaret (née Finlayson) [1859-99]
Canadian actress
MATHER, Nathaniel [1631-1697]
English clergyman
MATHER, Richard [1596-1669]
American clergyman Father of Increase, but, so far, not related to me.
MATHER, Richard Henry [1885-90]
American educator
MATHER, Robert [1859-1911]
American railroad executive and lawyer
MATHER, Roland [1809-97]
American philanthropist
MATHER, Rufus Graves [1874-?]
American philanthropist
MATHER, Samuel [1706-85]
American clergyman
MATHER, Samuel [1851-1931]
American iron and coal merchant, philanthropist
MATHER, Samuel Livingston [1817-90]
American mining industrialist
MATHER, Stephen Tyng [1867-1930]
American conservationist
MATHER, William Williams [1804-59]
American geologist
MATHERS, Jerry [*1948]
American actor (The Beaver)
MATHERS, Petra [*1945]
American artist and author
REEVES, Helen Buckingham (MATHERS) a/k/a David LYALL, Helen MATHERS [1853-1920]
English novelist

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This article may name additional candidates: mather (surname)

 

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