Frank Leavens Massey1

M, b. 10 March 1872
     Frank Leavens Massey was born on 10 March 1872 in Cleveland, Ohio.2 He married Elizabeth Phillips Goodale, daughter of Henry Deveraux Goodale and Fannie Wait, on 19 September 1901.1

Child of Frank Leavens Massey and Elizabeth Phillips Goodale

Citations

  1. [S511] Harry F. Landon, The North Country, Vol. 2, pp. 700-750.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925.

John Massey of Grafton1

M

Child of John Massey of Grafton

Citations

  1. [S111] John Burke, Commoners of Great Britain, Vol. 3 p. 442.

Christopher Vaughan Mather1

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     Christopher Vaughan Mather married Jane Emilia Tindal, daughter of Charles Grant Tindal and Anne Amory Travers, on 23 November 1897 in St. Mark's, Darling Point.1

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 November 1897.

Rev. Cotton Mather1,2

M, b. 12 February 1663, d. 13 February 1728
     Rev. Cotton Mather was born on 12 February 1663 in Boston, Massachusetts.3 He was the son of Rev. Increase Mather and Maria Cotton.1 He graduated from Harvard, A.B., 1678, A.M., 1681; taught school, 1678-85, meanwhile studying theology. An impediment in his speech caused him to devote himself to the study of medicine, but by constant effort he overcame the difficulty and resumed his theological studies. He preached his first sermon in his grandfather's church at Dorchester, Mass., Aug. 22, 1680; and declined a call to New Haven, Conn., in 1681. He was ordained assistant pastor of the North Church, Boston, Mass., as a colleague with his father, May 13, 1685.
He was actively connected with the persecutions of the alleged "witches," and published Memorable Providences relating to Witchcraft and Possessions in 1685, the tendency of which was to increase the excitement. In 1688 he was one of the four ministers that held a day of fasting and prayer for the affected children of John Goodwin of Boston, and he took the eldest daughter to his house in order to observe and prescribe for her strange actions. He became the foremost adviser and wrote Wonders of the Invisible World, being an account of the trials of several witches (1692) concerning the supposed phenomena. During this "reign of terror" two hundred persons were accused, one hundred and fifty imprisoned, nineteen hanged, one pressed to death, and twenty-eight condemned but not punished. When the popular reaction followed he was severely criticised and charged with being its "chief cause, promoter and agent." It was further charged that he "favored the prosecutions for witchcraft, countenanced the executions by his presence, and in various ways urged the terrible work of blood." Several vindications of Mather have been written, including one by William Poole. He partly discovered his error near the close of his life. He was in advance of his age in his method of treatment of the afflicted whether in body or mind. On the fall of the delusion, Mather's influence, which had been great, began to decline, until at length he became the object of much ridicule. He was three times married. He was almost fanatically religious, having been surrounded by holy influences and imbued with the spirit of devotion from early childhood. He composed forms of ejaculatory prayer for use on occasions, and kept weekly fasts, prostrating himself on the floor of his study. He was one of the commissioners for Indian affairs; was an advocate of Christian missions and projected a Society of Peacemakers, to compose and prevent differences and to divert lawsuits. The honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred on him by Glasgow University in 1710. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1713, being the first American so honored. His correspondents included scientists and literary men in all parts of the world. Besides his works on witchcraft he is the author of: Magnalia Christi Americana (1702; 2 vols., 1820; 2d ed., 2 vols., 1875); Psalterium Americanum, being an exact metrical translation of the Psalms in prose (1718); Biblia Americana, or Sacred Scripture of the Old and New Testaments (MS.), besides numerous other publications, both in prose and verse. His works are extremely rare, the most extensive collections having been made by the British museum and the Bodleian library at Oxford, the Brinley collection was the best in the United States, and was sold in New York city in 1879.4 Rev. Cotton Mather married firstly Abigail Phillips, daughter of John Phillips, on 4 May 1686 at Charlestown before Major Richards (Mr. Russell and Capt. Hutchinson also present.)5,2 Rev. Cotton Mather married secondly Elizabeth Clark, daughter of Dr. John Clark, on 18 August 1703.3,4 Rev. Cotton Mather married thirdly Lydia Lee, daughter of Rev. Samuel Lee and Martha? (Unknown), on 5 July 1715.3,4 Rev. Cotton Mather died on 13 February 1728 in Boston at the age of 65 of his 15 children only two survived him.3 He was buried in Copps Hill burial-ground.3

Child of Rev. Cotton Mather and Elizabeth Clark

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans.
  2. [S123] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700.
  3. [S20] Various editors, Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  4. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 7 p. 294.
  5. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 110.

Rev. Eleazar Mather1

M, b. 13 May 1637, d. 24 July 1669
     Rev. Eleazar Mather was born on 13 May 1637 in Dorchester.1 He was the son of Rev. Richard Mather and Katharine Holt.2 Rev. Eleazar Mather graduated in 1656 from Harvard.2 After preaching in North Hampton, Massachusetts, for three years, became in 1661 pastor of the church there.2 He married Esther Warham, daughter of Rev. John Warham, on 29 September 1659 in Windsor, Connecticut.3 Rev. Eleazar Mather died on 24 July 1669 in Northampton at the age of 32.1

Citations

  1. [S75] Frederick Lewis Weis, Colonial Clergy, p. 136.
  2. [S20] Various editors, Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  3. [S75] Frederick Lewis Weis, Colonial Clergy, p. 137.

Rev. Increase Mather1

M, b. 21 June 1639, d. 23 August 1723
     Rev. Increase Mather was born on 21 June 1639 in Dorchester, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Rev. Richard Mather and Katharine Holt.1 He pursued his studies under the Rev. John Norton of Boston, and graduated from Harvard in 1656. He at once began preaching and delivered sermons in Dorchester, at his father's church. In 1657 he joined his brother Nathaniel in England. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, 1658, and preached until his return to Boston, 1661. On May 27, 1664, he became pastor of the North church, Boston, of which his brother Samuel (1626-71) had been the first pastor. During his pastorate the discussion arose as to the right of non-communicants to bring their children to baptism, and Mr. Mather united with President Chauncy and John Davenport in opposing the "half-way covenant" established by the general synod, but he subsequently consented to it in a modified form. He was the prime mover of the "Reforming Synod" called by the General Court Sept. 10, 1678, to consider "what are the evils that have provoked the Lord to bring his judgment on New England." The judgments were: King Philip's war; the small-pox; the fires of 1676 and 1679, and a general falling away from the strict notions and habits of the first settlers.
In 1681, upon the death of President Oakes of Harvard, he was offered and declined the presidency. He officiated, however, until the election of John Rogers in 1649, and upon Rogers's death, in 1685, he was requested by the overseers to act as president until further settlement could he made. In 1683, upon the threatened withdrawal of the charter of Massachusetts, he was foremost in advocating its retention. The agents of the general court consequently became Mather's bitter enemies. He was selected as agent to lay the grievances of the colony before the King upon the annulment of the charter, and remained abroad as colonial agent, 1688-92. His expenses meanwhile greatly exceeded his compensation and he was obliged to pledge his property. The result of his labors was a charter uniting Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, Maine, and the territory from Sagadahoc to the eastern extremity of Nova Scotia. Sir William Phips was nominated governor, and he with Mather returned to Boston, May 14, 1692. A vote of thanks was tendered him by the lower house for his faithful endeavors to serve his country. He was instrumental in promoting the union between the Presbyterians and Congregationalists; obtained a confirmation of the charter of Harvard college in 1685, and in 1692 he obtained from the general assembly an act incorporating the college. By this act, wherein Mather was made president, the college was enabled to confer degrees, particularly those of bachelor and doctor of theology, In 1701 he withdrew from the office and was succeeded by Samuel Willard. He devoted the remainder of his life to philanthropy and to literature. In April, 1715, he received a unanimous invitation from the ministers of the province to represent them at the coronation of King George I., but advancing years led him to decline. "He had great faith in signs and prodigies," and delivered discourses concerning earthquakes, inundations, wars and other calamitous events. He was also a firm believer in witchcraft, and assisted his son Cotton in publishing his books on the subject. The honorary degree of D.D. was conferred on him by Harvard in 1692, it being the first degree of the kind conferred in America.
He is the author of: Life and Death of Rev. Richard Mather (1670); Important Truths about Conversion (1674); A Discourse Concerning Baptism and the Consecration of Churches (1675); A History of the War with the Indians (1676, new ed., 1862); A Relation of Troubles of New England from the Indians (1677, new ed., 1864); Cometographia, or a Discourse Concerning Comets (1683); Remarkable Providences (1684, new ed., 1856); Several Papers Relating to the State of New England (1690); Dying Pastor's Legacy (1722.)3 Rev. Increase Mather married Maria Cotton, daughter of Rev. John Cotton and Sarah Hankredge, on 16 March 1661/62 in Dorchester ?2 Rev. Increase Mather married secondly Anne Lake, daughter of Capt. Thomas Lake and Mary Goodyear, in 1715.1,4 Rev. Increase Mather died on 23 August 1723 in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 84.2

Children of Rev. Increase Mather and Maria Cotton

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans.
  2. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 6, p. 20.
  3. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 7 p. 296.
  4. [S123] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700.
  5. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 164n.

John Mather1

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Child of John Mather

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 6, p. 23.

Joseph Mather1

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     Joseph Mather was the son of Rev. Richard Mather and Katharine Holt.2 Joseph Mather died young.1

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 6, p. 20.
  2. [S20] Various editors, Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Nathaniel Mather1

M, b. 20 March 1630, d. 26 July 1697
     Nathaniel Mather was born on 20 March 1630 in England.2 He was the son of Rev. Richard Mather and Katharine Holt.1 Nathaniel Mather graduated in 1647 from Harvard.3 Was vicar of Barnstable, Devon, 1656-1662, pastor of the English Church in Rotterdam, his brother's successor in Dublin 1671-1688, and then until his death pastor of a church in London.3 He died on 26 July 1697 at the age of 67.2

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans.
  2. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 6, p. 20.
  3. [S20] Various editors, Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Rev. Richard Mather1

M, b. 1596, d. 22 April 1669
     Rev. Richard Mather was born in 1596 in Lowton, in the parish of Winwick, Liverpool.2,3 He was the son of Thomas Mather and Margaret (Unknown).3 Rev. Richard Mather married Katharine Holt, daughter of Edmund Holt, on 29 September 1624 in Bury, Lancashire.4 Rev. Richard Mather married Sarah Hankredge on 26 August 1656 in Boston, Massachusetts.4,5 Rev. Richard Mather died on 22 April 1669 in Dorchester.2

Children of Rev. Richard Mather and Katharine Holt

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans.
  2. [S20] Various editors, Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  3. [S75] Frederick Lewis Weis, Colonial Clergy, p. 136.
  4. [S123] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700.
  5. [S182] Elizabeth Cabot & James Jackson Putnam Putnam, Jackson ancestors and descendants, p. 12.

Samuel Mather1

M, b. 30 October 1706, d. 27 June 1785
     Samuel Mather was born on 30 October 1706 in Boston.2 He was the son of Rev. Cotton Mather and Elizabeth Clark.1 Samuel Mather graduated in 1723 from Harvard.1 Was pastor of the North Church, Boston, from 1732 to 1742, when, owing to a dispute among his congregation over revivals, he resigned to take charge of a church established for him in North Bennett Street.1 He died on 27 June 1785 in Boston at the age of 78.2

Citations

  1. [S20] Various editors, Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  2. [S75] Frederick Lewis Weis, Colonial Clergy, p. 137.

Samuel Mather1

M, b. circa 1675
     Samuel Mather was born circa 1675.1 He was the son of Rev. Increase Mather and Maria Cotton.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 164n.

Rev. Samuel Mather1

M, b. 13 May 1626, d. 29 October 1671
     Rev. Samuel Mather was born on 13 May 1626 in Wooton, Lancashire.2 He was the son of Rev. Richard Mather and Katharine Holt.3 The first fellow of Harvard College who was a graduate, chaplain of Magdalen College, Oxford, 1650-1662 and pastor (1656-1671, excepting suspension in 1660-1662) of St. Nicholas's in Dublin.3 Rev. Samuel Mather died on 29 October 1671 in Dublin, Ireland, at the age of 45.1

Citations

  1. [S75] Frederick Lewis Weis, Colonial Clergy, p. 136.
  2. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 6, p. 20.
  3. [S20] Various editors, Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Thomas Mather1

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     Thomas Mather was the son of John Mather.2 Thomas Mather married Margaret (Unknown).1

Child of Thomas Mather and Margaret (Unknown)

Citations

  1. [S75] Frederick Lewis Weis, Colonial Clergy, p. 136.
  2. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 6, p. 23.

Timothy Mather1

M, b. 1628, d. 14 January 1684
     Timothy Mather was born in 1628 in England.1 He was the son of Rev. Richard Mather and Katharine Holt.2 Timothy Mather married secondly Elizabeth Weeks on 20 March 1678 at Dorchester.1,3 Timothy Mather died on 14 January 1684 in Dorchester from a fall.1

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 6, p. 20.
  2. [S20] Various editors, Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  3. [S123] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700.

Janet Mathew1

F, d. 1485
     Janet Mathew was the daughter of Thomas Mathew of Radir.2 Janet Mathew married Thomas Stradling, son of Sir Henry Stradling and Elizabeth Herbert.1 Janet Mathew died in 1485.3

Children of Janet Mathew and Thomas Stradling

Citations

  1. [S132] Gary Boyd Roberts, The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants, p. 199.
  2. [S546] Thomas Nicholas, Glamorganshire, p. 102.
  3. [S175] Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots, p. 183.

Thomas Mathew of Radir1

M

Child of Thomas Mathew of Radir

Citations

  1. [S546] Thomas Nicholas, Glamorganshire, p. 102.

Currie Duke Mathews1

F, b. 13 December 1900, d. 6 July 1965
     Currie Duke Mathews was born on 13 December 1900 in New York.2 She was the daughter of Wilbur Knox Mathews and Currie Duke.1,3 Currie Duke Mathews married Francis Higginson Cabot Jr., son of Francis Higginson Cabot and Maud Bonner, on 18 April 1921 in St. Thomas's Church, New York.1 Currie Duke Mathews died on 6 July 1965 at the age of 64.

Child of Currie Duke Mathews and Francis Higginson Cabot Jr.

Citations

  1. [S160] New York Times, April 17, 1921.
  2. [S472] L. Vernon Briggs, Cabot family, p. 780.
  3. [S160] New York Times, June 8, 1898.

Rachel Mathews1

F, b. 1 January 1872, d. 12 October 1946
     Rachel Mathews was born on 1 January 1872 in Marquette, Michigan.2 She was the daughter of Henry Mathieu and Anastasie Labuety.2 Rachel Mathews married Herbert Joseph Sewell, son of Frederick George Sewell and Jane Edwards, on 19 September 1898 in Newtonville, Michigan.1 Rachel Mathews died on 12 October 1946 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the age of 74 buried Forest Hills Cemetery.2

Children of Rachel Mathews and Herbert Joseph Sewell

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925.
  2. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Wilbur Knox Mathews1

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     Wilbur Knox Mathews married Currie Duke, daughter of General Basil Duke, on 7 June 1898 in Louisville, Kentuky.2

Child of Wilbur Knox Mathews and Currie Duke

Citations

  1. [S160] New York Times, April 17, 1921.
  2. [S160] New York Times, June 8, 1898.

Rev. Alexander Mathieson D.D.1

M
     Rev. Alexander Mathieson D.D. married Catherine Elizabeth McKenzie.2

Child of Rev. Alexander Mathieson D.D. and Catherine Elizabeth McKenzie

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1926.

Amy G. Mathieson1,2

F, b. December 1879
     Amy G. Mathieson was born in December 1879 in Canada.3 She was the daughter of Robert Napier Mathieson and Mary Lillias Fraser.1

Citations

  1. [S432] Marie Fraser, Communications from Marie Fraser.
  2. [S207] 1910 US Census, Pennsylvania. Allegheny, Pittsburgh Ward 14, District 459.
  3. [S208] 1900 US Census, Pennsylvania. Allegheny, Pittsburgh Ward 21, District 256.

Elsie F. Mathieson1,2

F, b. April 1882
     Elsie F. Mathieson was born in April 1882 in Canada.3 She was the daughter of Robert Napier Mathieson and Mary Lillias Fraser.1

Citations

  1. [S432] Marie Fraser, Communications from Marie Fraser.
  2. [S207] 1910 US Census, Pennsylvania. Allegheny, Pittsburgh Ward 14, District 459.
  3. [S208] 1900 US Census, Pennsylvania. Allegheny, Pittsburgh Ward 21, District 256.

Robert Napier Mathieson1

M, b. 15 November 1853
     Robert Napier Mathieson was born on 15 November 1853 in Montréal, Québec.2 He was the son of Rev. Alexander Mathieson D.D. and Catherine Elizabeth McKenzie.1,3 Robert Napier Mathieson married Mary Lillias Fraser, daughter of Alexander Fraser and Mary Mead Torrance, on 27 May 1876 in Cobourg, Ontario.1 Robert Napier Mathieson and Mary Lillias Fraser appear on the census of 1910 at Pittsburgh where Robert is listed as a commercial writer on a newspaper.4

Children of Robert Napier Mathieson and Mary Lillias Fraser

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967. Montréal (Presbyterian Saint Andrew), 1853.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1926.
  4. [S207] 1910 US Census, Pennsylvania. Allegheny, Pittsburgh Ward 14, District 459.
  5. [S432] Marie Fraser, Communications from Marie Fraser.

Henry Mathieu1

M, b. February 1845, d. 22 September 1916
     Henry Mathieu was born in February 1845 in Canada.2 He was the son of Angelina Mishahun.3 Henry Mathieu married Anastasie Labuety.4 Henry Mathieu died on 22 September 1916 in Baraga Township, Michigan, at the age of 71.3

Child of Henry Mathieu and Anastasie Labuety

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, Baraga, Baraga, Michigan; Roll T623_ 700; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 10.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995.
  4. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Hattie Matteson1

F, b. 1872
     Hattie Matteson was born in 1872.1 She married George Barnum Alden, son of Charles Henry Alden and Amelia H. Barnum.1

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.

Alice Matthew1

F
     Alice Matthew was the daughter of Nicholas Matthew and Eleanor Archer.1

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 160 p. 273 et seq. Article by Eben W. Graves.

Gregory Matthew1

M
     Gregory Matthew was the son of Nicholas Matthew and Eleanor Archer.1

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 160 p. 273 et seq. Article by Eben W. Graves.

John Matthew1

M
     John Matthew was the son of Nicholas Matthew and Eleanor Archer.1

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 160 p. 273 et seq. Article by Eben W. Graves.

Nicholas Matthew1

M, d. 1645 or 1646
     Nicholas Matthew married Eleanor Archer, daughter of Christopher Archer and Alice (Unknown) widow Hacke, on 5 August 1633 in Wonston, Hampshire.1 Nicholas Matthew died in 1645 or 1646.1 He made a will on 23 February 1644/45 and proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Winchester 9 May 1646.1

Children of Nicholas Matthew and Eleanor Archer

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 160 p. 273 et seq. Article by Eben W. Graves.