Rev. Cotton MATHER

Male 1663 - 1728  (65 years)


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  • Name Cotton MATHER  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • Rev. Cotton Mather was undoubtedly the ablest of the Mather dynasty, and the most learned and famous clergyman of his day in New England. His industry and capacity for work were phenomenal. He was an omnivorous reader and able almost at a glance to take in and retain the contents of a book. He was a most voluminous writer, his publications being not less than 383 in number. Abroad he had almost a greater reputation than at home. In 1713 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society, being the first American who received this distinction. Professor Tyler, in his "History of American Literature", has a very comprehensive and condensed sketch of Mather's life and writings, to which we refer the reader. [1]
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 12 Feb 1662/3  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Feb 1727/8  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I38134  Main Tree
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2020 

    Father Rev Dr. Increase MATHER,   b. 12 Jun 1639, Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1723, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Maria COTTON,   b. 16 Feb 1640/1, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1714, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 16 Mar 1661/2  [4, 5
    Family ID F22453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Abigail PHILLIPS,   b. 19 Jun 1670, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1702  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 04 May 1686  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F22454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth CLARKE,   d. 18 Nov 1713 
    Married 18 Aug 1703  [2, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. Rev. Samuel MATHER,   b. 30 Oct 1706, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1785, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F22455  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Lydia LEE,   d. 22 Jan 1733/4, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 05 Jul 1715  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F22457  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Feb 1662/3 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 May 1686 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 05 Jul 1715 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Feb 1727/8 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
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    2. [S03272] RootsWeb: World Connect - The Ancestry of Overmire Tifft Richardson Bradford Reed by Larry Overmire.

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

    4. [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).

    5. [S03453] The Great Migration Begins Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Robert Charles Anderson, (Name: Name: NEHGS: 1995;;).