Rev. Eleazer MATHER

Male 1637 - 1669  (32 years)


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  • Name Eleazer MATHER  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • Rev. Eleazer Mather, the fifth son of Rev. Richard Mather, was born in Dorchester, Mass., may 13, 1637. He graduated at Harvard in 1656 and was minister at Northampton where he died, July 4, 1669, at the age of thirty-nine years. He was a man of talents and exalted piety and a zealous and eminently useful preacher. His father died the same year. His daughter, Eunice, married rev. John Williams, and was a victim of the Deerfield massacre. Her daughter was carried off into Canada with other prisoners, and subsequently married an Indian and was the ancestress of Rev. John Williams, a missionary in the Northwest, who was supposed by many to be the lost Dauphin, sons of Louis XVI, of France. [1]
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 16 May 1637  Dorchester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jul 1669  Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    Person ID I38136  Main Tree
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2021 

    Father Rev. Richard MATHER,   b. Abt 1596, Lowton, Winwick Parish, of Toxteth, Park, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1669, Dorchester, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Katherine HOLT,   d. 1655 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 29 Sep 1624  Bury, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Family ID F00648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther WARHAM,   b. 1644,   d. 10 Feb 1736  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1659  [3, 4, 5
    Children 
    +1. Eunice MATHER,   b. 02 Aug 1664, Northampton, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1703/4, Deerfield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [Birth]
     2. Rev. Warham MATHER,   b. 07 Sep 1666, Northampton, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1745  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
     3. Eliakim MATHER,   b. 22 Sep 1668,   d. 24 Jul 1669  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F19255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S12076] HALL Ancestry A Series of Sketches of the Lineal Ancestors of the children of Samuel Holden Parsons Hall and his wife Emeline Bulkeley, Charles S. Hall.

    2. [S03455] The History of the Descendants of John Dwight of Dedham, Massachusetts, Benjamin W.Dwight, (Name: Name: A Heritage Classic - Heritage Books;;).

    3. [S02352] Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, James Savage, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc;;).

    4. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.

    5. [S12200] Lineage of Rev. Richard Mather, Horace E. Mather.

    6. [S9777] Genealogical Notes or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts, Nathaniel Goodwin, (New England Historic Genealogical Society).

    7. [S12201] The Great Migration - Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Vol V M-P, Robert Charles Anderson.