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Name: Nancy McKinnon <>
Date: 2016-04-28
Descendant of Rev. Richard Mather...Stephen Mather...Harvey Mathers...Gordon Edward Mathers
I am granddaughter of Gordon Mathers, who was born to Francis John Mathers and Florence Maude Hillier in Lambeth, Ontario, Canada in 1917. We decend from Rev. Richard Mather as I have learned here today. Quite excited to have stumbled upon your site and to learn how vast the Mathers/Mather roots are! Looking forward to learning more and connecting with newfound cousins!

Name: Larry Henty <>
Date: 2015-11-17
Descendant of John C Mather (Ninth Gen, No. 1006 in Horace Mather's book, "Lineage of Richard Mather")
Hi Ruth; It's been a long time since I've touched bases with you. Got involved in Flight Simulation, but am back now doing family research. Getting ready - finally - to upload my FTM file to It's the product of about 12 years, spanning several versions of FTM, each of which re-structured the source citations data, leaving me with terrible source documentation in which chaos reigned supreme. It's still far from perfect, and of course the file is still a work in progress (what family's genealogy isn't?). Hope to live long enough to turn it into something for which I don't have to apologize! It will be called "Henty Family of Livingston County, New York", but of course it will have large chunks of other family names, including my Mather lineage. You may spot some errors in that line -- please, yell at me via e-mail.

Name: Michael Mather <>
Date: 2015-10-25
Descendant of John, b.1550, UK
Just looking to connect with other ancestral relatives, might discover new stuff

Name: Aubrey Mathers Jr. <>
Date: 2015-10-16
Descendant of Aubrey Edward Mathers Sr.
I really appreciate the work you have done. It's great to see all the pictures and read about the Mathers (Mather) clan. Thank you again for all your hard work on the Mather family Tree!

Name: Colton R. Mather <>
Date: 2015-04-19
Descendant of Cotton Mather
My grandfather Terry P. Mather was shown documents that stated he is a direct descendent of Cotton Mather. I was curious what information could either you or I send to each other to help discover this family tree I am very interested in my heritage! Please contact me either by email or phone 9206502056

Name: Leslie Merry Westbury <>
Date: 2015-03-07
Descendant of Prettyman Merry
Looking for information on Merry Mountain Virginia. Named after Prettyman Merry for his exploits during Revolutionary War.... that is all I can find. What were is exploits?

Name: Gary Haverland <>
Date: 2015-02-27
Descendant of Vera Louise Mather Haverland
My maternal grandfather was Leonard Allen Mather, son of Joseph Marion Mather, son of Lewis R. Mather, son of Samuel Mather II, son of Samuel Mather I, son of Rev. Dr. Moses Mather, son of Cap. Timothy Mather, son of Richard Mather, son of Timothy Mather, son of Rev. Richard Mather, son of Thomas Mather, son of John Mather,.. and that is where my search ends.

Name: William Phips Jr. <>
Date: 2015-01-27
Descendant of William Phips
Hi! I am the descendant of William Phips. Your family once helped mine avoid extreme humiliation and allowed for mine to rewrite his legacy. Thanks for that!

Name: Laura Smith <>
Date: 2014-12-20
Descendant of Susan Mather Treadway
Love this site!!! I am new at this research. I think my GG grandmother was Susan Mather Treadway. Her father was Matthew Noyes Mather. This takes me to Rev.Richard Mather. Even if I am wrong,and I hope I'm not, the site was well worth the reading!!

Name: Leslie Merry Westbury <>
Date: 2014-11-28
Descendant of Prettyman Merry
Thank you for the info and pictures of the Landmark

Name: Lynne Mather Burns <>
Date: 2014-08-31
Descendant of Richard Mather
Thank you for the website linking Mathers. Our genealogy was lost from my father's possessions when he died. We are on a quest to locate any information that will assist us in our research.
Thank you!


Name: Jacob D Mather <>
Date: 2014-07-20
Descendant of Harold Wayne Mather Jr
I was looking for my family history and found this site

Name: Lawrence R Henty <>
Date: 2014-06-25
Descendant of John Cotton Mather
Hi Ruth,
Haven't visited for some time now. Please note that the above email ( is a new one for me.


Name: Richard Mather <>
Date: 2014-06-04
Descendant of Malcolm John Mather. Lancashire England
Am I a direct descendant of RevRichard Mather?

Name: Arthur William Cartwright 111 <>
Date: 2014-05-14
Descendant of Frederick Mather Jenkins
Glad to have found this site of my descendants .

Name: Susan Murphy <>
Date: 2014-05-11
Descendant of Rev. Richard Mather
Thanks for a great site! It looks fantastic!

Name: Conrad O'Connell <>
Date: 2014-02-24
Descendant of Rev Richard Mather
I've traced my ancestry back to Richard Mather. I stuck trying to find documentation that has any proof of Timothy & Sarah Mather's son Reuben (1747-1845 or 1851), his son Elizur or Elezear Mather (1785-1869)died in NY - married to Prudence Powers and their daughter Laura Mather (1862-1892) born in NY and died in MI - married Allen Lounsberry. They also had a daughter Emily Lounsberry that married Charles Shaffer. I have the death certificate for Emily but it shows her mother as Laura Fry. I believe Fry comes from a sister of Laura's (Matilda) that was married to Thomas J Fry and Elizur was living with them for a period of time.

Name: Brandon Albert Pettet <>
Date: 2014-01-01
Descendant of Herman Spindler
I could help provide some missing data from my Fathers side (Albert Woodrow Pettet Jr.). I don't know how I came accross this but it is fascinating!

Name: Roger Mather <>
Date: 2013-12-18
Descendant of Richard Mather
Grandson of Richard

Name: Michael Lee Bell (Stark) <>
Date: 2013-12-17
Descendant of Timothy (the Farmer) Mather
Hello, I haven't "visited" in i just thought I'd drop in and say "Hello' to ALL my "kinsmen" on the Mather side. My real DAD (Russell John Stark) & my brothers are direct descendants of Timothy Mather. Just want to say "Merry Christmas" to All & that, like our Gggggggggggggrandfather, Richard Mather, I am called to the Christian Ministry (independent-Bible-believing Baptist) and teach (just as he did) that the Holy Bible is literally true and is TRUSTWORTHY in ALL MATTERS OF FAITH & PRACTICE. Have a very nice day everyone....

Name: Ross Mather <>
Date: 2013-10-19
Descendant of Mather
Hi. My name as you can see is Ross Mather. I now live in Wales but originate from Newcastle Upon Tyne in the north east of England. Have traced my family back to mainly the northern part of the border county of Northumberland and general area of the England / Scotland border. If any Mather's have any Northumberland family connections.....chances are that we will be related. Best wishes.............Ross

Name: Ruthlyn (Mathers) Scott <>
Date: 2013-10-16
Descendant of Varnum Mathers
Hi, Thank you for the post on Freeman Mathers. My dad personally new him. He was Orne's brother (my dads grandpa). My dad must be your second cousin. How cool....that you are my third cousin. I have done some research and found out a couple of things:
1) Varnum could not have been a loyalist since he was under 10 years old when the war with Britan broke out.
2) His son Stephan wasn't born for 20 years later so he had never served the British.
3) The land from Talbot was given to Abigail Washburn (Steven's American wife)....It came from her father who was a loyalist. His name was Ebenezer Washburn. I am very relieved and proud to say that no Mather in our line was ever a loyalist!! Ebenezer convinced young Steven Mather to sell the land for profit. Steven was murdered during the sale and James his young son was stuck in Canada.
4) More remarkable to the research was that (please read on :)......Varnum was named after his great grandmother and his great uncles....His great grandmother was Hannah Varnum.....below is a description of her brother, father and nephew.......(It was Hannahs daughter that married a Noyes....she was Sarah Noyes.....she had John Noyes Mather....who then had VArnum is why he was called Varnum
VArnums great great grandpa: (via Sarah Noyes....whose mother was Hannah Varnum)
Republican State House of Representatives 1781 - 1786 State Senate 1786 - 1795 1817 - 1821 US Congressman from Mass 1795 - 1811 Speaker of House 1807 - 1811 US Senator 1811 - 1817 Pres. pro tem 1813 Justice of Peace 1788 - 1818 Chief Justice, Court of Sessions 1807 - 1811 Member of Governor's Council 1787 - 1792 Sheriff of Middlesex Co (declined) 1794 Ran for Lt Gov of Mass 1808 Ran for Gov of Mass 1813 !Ser: Pvt - Battle of Lexington under Capt Russell Capt - 1 Jan 1776 Dracutt Minuetman 29 Sept 1779 Battle of Burgoyne Col - 4 April 1787 7th Bat 3rd Div Mass Milita Big-Gen 2nd Bat 3rd Div, Mass Milita Maj-Gen 3d Div Mass. Militia.
Joseph Bradley Varnum, (1750-1821), served as a minute man, 1775, as captain in the Burgoyne campaign, 1777, and as commissioner, 1781. He was a member of the convention that framed the State constitution and served many terms in the General Court. He was born and died in Dracut.

Party: Republican

VARNUM, Joseph Bradley, (brother of James Mitchell Varnum), a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Dracut, Middlesex County, Mass., January 29, 1750 or 1751; largely self-taught; farmer; served in the Revolutionary Army; member, State house of representatives 1780-1785; member, State senate 1786-1795; delegate to the State convention that ratified the Federal Constitution in 1788; justice of the court of common pleas; chief justice of the court of general sessions; elected to the Fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1795, to June 29, 1811, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; Speaker of the House during the Tenth and Eleventh Congresses; chairman, Committee on Elections (Fifth Congress); elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1811 to fill the vacancy in the term commencing March 4, 1811, and served from June 29, 1811, to March 3, 1817; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Thirteenth Congress; chairman, Committee on Militia (Fourteenth Congress); delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1820; member, State senate 1817-1821; died in Dracut, Mass., September 21, 1821; interment in Varnum Cemetery.
5) He abolished slavery in Massachusetts and later in Conneticut
6)VArnum's great great uncle (or maybe great uncle):
James Mitchell Varnum (December 17, 1748 – January 9, 1789) was an American legislator, lawyer, general[1] in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and a pioneer to the Ohio Country.[2][3][4][5][6] "The career of Gen. Varnum was active, but brief. He graduated at twenty; was admitted to the bar at twenty-two; entered the army at twenty-seven; resigned his commission at thirty-one; was member of Congress the same year; resumed practice at thirty-three, and continued four years, was elected to Congress again at thirty-seven; emigrated to the west at thirty-nine, and died at the early age of forty."[7]

James Mitchell Varnum was "a man of boundless zeal, of warm feelings, of great honesty, of singular disinterestedness; and, as to talents, of prodigal imagination, a dextrous reasoner, and a splendid orator. He was a man made on a gigantic scale; his very defects were masculine and powerful, 'and, we shall not soon look upon his like again.'"[8
Pretty wonderful more cool linage for the Mathers....that through Sarah Noyes....her mother Hannah Varnum (who married F. Noyes) and had Sarah (who married Capt. Timothy Mather) we have this new linage.........I am still researching because Hannah had a cousin named Benjamin Franklin Varnum and one named George Washington Varnum who was born in 1779 in the same time and place as George Washington was living as a young man (Lynchburg Virginia, USA) it is possible that Varnum's third cousins were connected to President Washington (George) and to Benjamin Franklin
I also found out that it was common for the aboriginal Indians in Canada to try to capture the freed slaves and African American Servants who moved to Canada.....there is some evidence that Varnum took his paid (of course freed) servants who were of African decent with him to Canada (where slavery was abolished 3 years before their arrival)....they may have been robbed not just for the goods they carried but the Aboriginal Canadian Indians may have been trying to take his hired African American help as slaves in Canada....and Steven died trying to save them....just as his father's name sake (see the Varnums above) spent their lives working to abolish slavery
Thanks Ruthlyn Mathers Scott


Name: Joseph Hinshaw <>
Date: 2013-10-02
Descendant of William Henshaw, Joshua and Daniel Henshaw
Katherine Henshaw and her mother, both widowed
by the same stroke, lived but seven years
longer, and died within ten weeks of each other,
in the year 1651. Tlie two little boys, then seven
and nine years of age, were left orphans, without
near relatives, and with an itnmense inheritance.
Here is an inventory of the real estate which they
inherited from the Houghtons, not counting the
property of their father. It comes from the Herald's
College :
Wavertree Hall, Lands iu Liverpool,
Penketh Hall, Lands in Ellell,
Lands in Penyngton, Lands in Carltou,
Lands in Worsely, Lands in Sowerby,
Newton in Mackinfield, Lands in Warton,
Lands in Knowlsley, Houses in LancasterSuch an estate and such young heirs needed, of
course, some one to care for them. The nearest
relative and doubtless right heir on their mother's
side, Peter Ambrose, removed to Wavertree Hall,
and entered upon his fateful stewardship. The
temptation was too great. Only those two little
boys between himself and the goal of his long-cherished
desires !
After two )-ears of administration, he made needful
arrangements, and on pretense of sending them
away to school, placed them on board a vessel
bound for New England. It was an easy abduction,
for Liverpool had already an active trade with
Boston. They xccre scut to ilie Rev. Richard Mather,
in Dorchester, Massachnsclls Bay! The family tradition
says that a large sum of money was sent with
them, for which no account was exacted.
To explain t'leir absence, Peter Ambrose gave
out that he had placed them at a school near Loudon.
Time went on, but Wavertree Hall saw its
young masters no more. Time still went on. Several years of absence could be accounted for by the
necessities of education and of travel; then the
Great Plague broke out opportunely, and Peter
Ambrose announced that they had both died of
that disease.
It was in 1653 that the two boys were thus abducted
and deported, and reported dead at the ages
respectively of nine and eleven years, two years
alter the death of their mother and grandmother.
It was a rigorous fate. The Pilgrim Fathers
themselves had come over only about thirty years
before, and the feeble colonies were still struggling
for existence against poverty, hardship and the
savage. Friendless and helpless, stripped of their
all, these two children were plunged from affluence
to poverty, from the tenderness of loving women
lost to them not so very long before, to the sinister
kindness and actual treachery of pretended friends.
The boys grew up in Dorchester and married
there. The Rev. Richard Mather did not go to his
account until the elder of the two was twenty-sevenyears of afje. A word from him would have righted
their bitter wrong, but that word was never spoken.
The following extract from a letter written me
bj- my brother-in-law, Mr. F. W. Henshaw, of
Montreal, Canada, will .show the estimate placed
upon the Rev. Richard Mather by the Henshaw
family : " My belief is that he was in collusion with
the wretch, Ambrose, in defrauding the two boys

Henshaws. His silence as to their history, which
he unquestionably knew all about, is strong enough
evidence of his complicity in the dastardly act."


Name: Harry Rhodes <>
Date: 2013-08-30
Descendant of Jacob Pence Mather
This is an awesome site. How do I sign up to get the newsletter regularly?

Name: Diane (Mather) Mitchell <>
Date: 2013-08-29
Descendant of Richard Mather/Timothy/Enos/Enos Jr/Merton/Gordon
I must be a part of the Mather-Schaffner clan as I am listed on their genealogy. I live in Kansas City, Mo. But I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin not far from Waupaca County.

I'm gathering documents and applying to the DAR. and since I'm a direct descendant of Richard Mather I thought I would go for Dames of the Commonwealth or whatever it is called.

If I could piggyback on some of your research and documentation I would greatly appreciate it.
I'm so impressed with your website and the family tree links. Congratulations for all the hard work. I look forward to hearing from one of you.

My phone number is 816-929-1378.

Diane Mather Mitchell


Name: Jenna <>
Date: 2013-08-27
Descendant of Reverend Richard Mather.......Stephen Mathers (Canada)
Hi this message is for Ruth, I posted my family history...then found your 2011 post in which you write;

"Does Any one know why Varnum went to Canada? Does any one know why Stephan Mathers (Capt. Timothy Mathers) great-grandson changed the mather name and added an "s". Why did Varnum travel to England to have Stephen?"

These are my direct descendants as well. I was unaware that Varnum went back to England to have Stephen. From my work on, I thought he was born in the USA, but that could have been an assumption. I will try and follow that lead up with more research.

I live in London ON so of course there are plenty of Mathers clan around here. Were you at the large family reunion many years ago? Around 1997, 1998? My grandmother's maiden name is Mathers (Idell), and her father was Freeman Mather who was great grandson of Stephen Mathers.

Did you know that Stephen Mathers was murdered by horse thieves at age 46? He had a young family at the time. I have a picture of him too.

I also have information about the land that Stephen Mathers was given. I grew up right there, and still drive by where the old farm would have been very often. We knew that he came from America because he had to take an oath and serve in the militia in order to obtain land from Colonel Thomas Talbot. It is my guess that Canada offered affordable farm land, and perhaps this is why Stephen made the move to Canada. (Also, perhaps a Loyalist?)

My mother and I are wondering why he added the "s" to the mather name..Maybe he thought it had a better ring to it :).

If anyone wants to share information, feel free to email me.


Name: Jenna <>
Date: 2013-08-27
Descendant of Richard Mather
Hello all!
I am descended from Reverend Richard Mather, and his son, Timothy Mather (older brother of Increase Mather). Some generations later Varnum Mather's son, Stephen Mather (born around 1794) migrated from the USA to Southwestern Ontario Canada. It was there he added an "S" to Mather. Three more generations later is my great grandfather, Freeman Mathers. Anyone else have Canadian Mather/Mathers roots?


Name: Jenna <>
Date: 2013-08-27
Descendant of Richard Mather
Hello all!
I am descended from Reverend Richard Mather, and his son, Timothy Mather (older brother of Increase Mather). Some generations later Varnum Mather's son, Stephen Mather (born around 1794) migrated from the USA to Southwestern Ontario Canada. It was there he added an "S" to Mather. Three more generations later is my great grandfather, Freeman Mathers. Anyone else have Canadian Mather/Mathers roots?


Name: Karyn Fuser <>
Date: 2013-08-08
Descendant of Mary Elizabeth Mather
Love all the great info on this site. Great work! I noticed you don't have descendant info for Mary Elizabeth Mather, daughter of Uel Mason Mather. I have her details should you wish to add them. Thanks!

Name: Virginia Cox <>
Date: 2013-07-06
Descendant of ?(my g-pa was Roy F. Mather
I was trying to find my family coat of arms. I was told we are from Richard Mather side.

Name: Barbara J McGowan <>
Date: 2013-06-29
Descendant of Timothy Mather and Catherine Elizabeth Atherton
good to find a Mather website

Name: Susan Halstead Leavenworth <>
Date: 2013-04-30
Descendant of Nellie Mathers
Nellie is my paternal grandmother. Iver Halstead is my father. He and my mother were divorced when I was very young so I didn't have a relationship with him or his family. I'm thankful for this site and I will share this information with my family. Thank you. Sue

Name: Susan Halstead Leavenworth <>
Date: 2013-04-30
Descendant of Nellie Mathers
Nellie is my maternal grandmother. Iver Halstead is my father. He and my mother were divorced when I was very young so I didn't have a relationship with him or his family. I'm thankful for this site and I will share this information with my family. Thank you. Sue

Name: Jerry A Yeck <>
Date: 2013-03-26
Descendant of James K Yeck/Ava J Spindler
We must be some kind of cousins - My grandparents were Christian and Alice Spindler

Name: Ann (Mather) Gee <>
Date: 2013-03-15
Descendant of Richard, Increase, Cotton Mather
My Grandfather was Cotton Seth Mather,of (Clinton?) Iowa. His family moved to Detroit at some point,I am not sure when, though my Dad's cousin in Iowa did a family history many years ago, which I have a copy of.

Seth married Doris Bradley (of Vermont?) in Detroit. They had two children, Irene (Touzeau) currenly living in Florida,with her two sons; and James Richard Mather, my father, born October 30, 1927 and deceased March 18, 2012. James married Patricia Wilson Fette, in Detroit, and they had nine children, of which I am the 8th: Suzanne, Linda, William, Mary Rose, Jane, Charles, Thomas, Ann, and James. We were raised in Farmington, Michigan. Our mother, James Richard Mather's widow, Patricia Mather, currently lives in Novi, Michigan. James and Patricia have 15 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, and 3 step-great-grandchildren. My sister Janie (Kline) found this site and just told me about it. It's nice to know we have some Mather cousins after all! Looking forward to corresponding with you.


Name: Vera kathleen (Mather) Myles <>
Date: 2013-03-13
Descendant of Thomas william Mather
I wanted to add my brothers are Thomas Alton Mather, me, David Richard Mather,(twins)Samuel benard Mather, Joseph william holman, mather. my dad Married Joyce ann Drake.
her mother was helen drake deaf (deceased)Thomas Drake deaf


Name: Kayla Mather <>
Date: 2013-02-05
Descendant of Richard Wallace Mather
I just wanted to say thanks so much for the website we used it for a family tree for a history project. Thanks again so much.

Name: Nancy Mohler <>
Date: 2013-01-16
Descendant of Timothy Mather
Question:Are there any of the Mather clan that fought in the French/Indian War?
I became a member of the DAR through Charles Mather. I'm trying to get into the DAC if I can prove I had ancestors in French/Indian War. Thanks
MY Lineage:
George W.
Asa Sr.
Asa Jr.
Hazel (my grandmother)


Name: Henry Mather Seggerman <>
Date: 2013-01-08
Descendant of Thomas-Richard-Timothy-Samuel
Hello, cousins!

Name: charlotte mather moore <>
Date: 2012-10-09
Descendant of richard mather,
I am a cousin of Bertha Mather Schram
and the line of William Mather.
One day I hope to visit Boston and all the family history. I live in Antioch, Calfornia.
My grandfather was Andrew Mather, son of
Andrew Kincaid Mather.


Name: annette diltz <>
Date: 2012-09-02
Descendant of vernal mather
Is this richard related to me. Vernal mather was my grandpa

Name: Donna J. Brummett <>
Date: 2012-07-14
Descendant of Ruth May Mather (1901-1993) Grandmother
Hey Ruth, I think we met before but it has been some time since we talked. Love the site. May be able to add some pictures to your collection if you want them. Write me.

Name: robin mather <>
Date: 2012-06-26
Descendant of herbert george mather
My Mather line comes from Scotland Thomas Mather born 1803
enthorn Berwickshire father Andrew born 1766 in Scotland but not sure where? Can anyone help E-mail
(robinmather )


Name: Diane Y Santus <>
Date: 2012-06-12
Descendant of Emma Louise Mather and Mulford Jenkins
My family was from Emma Louise Mather who married Mulford Jenkins. Jenkins were my great grandparents names. They lived in Nantucket.

Name: Rick Tetreau <>
Date: 2012-04-12
Descendant of Elijah Tetreau
Margaret Tetreau b 1894, married Charles Frank Mather in 1916. Her father Elijah Tetreau was my great grandfather. I would appreciate any information on the death of Margaret Tetreau, or a picture of Charles F Mather. If you would like a link to my tree, just send me your email. Thanks!


Name: Paul. A. Morcom <>
Date: 2012-04-03
Hi, This is one of the best designed family tree websites I have researched.
I'm in Western Australia and I research my Morcom/Morcomb/be, Marcombe & Morkam ancestry from Cornwall to Wales, then to Australia & U.S.A.
I came looking for the New York "James Mather - Ruth.B.Morcombe" link which I find you have as "Boardman", but noted a source also mentioning possibly as Morcombe.
I have quite a lot of background on Ruth.B. Morcombe's parentage, so I will try to find further source confirmation on whether I have the correct Mather linkage.
Ruth's family were notable in Freemasonry & newspaper publishing/editorial circles Iowa & San Francisco, CA.
Keep up the good work.


Name: Margaret Mayer <>
Date: 2012-03-18
Descendant of Asa and Almira Mather
Thank you for the Civil War pictures! Just last week I thought I wish I knew what my great grandfather looked like as a young man...and today I found out

Name: Bonnie (Mather) Woodman <>
Date: 2012-03-14
Descendant of William Samuel Mather of Bucks Cty PA
I stumpled across this site and of course was interested as my maiden name is Mather, but I don't see any connections. I do have a bit of info on my branch. My Mather ancestor married Margaret Paschall in 1735 in PA. and his decendents went to the eastern part of Ohio (Salem).


Name: Terry Manning <>
Date: 2012-02-13
Descendant of Rev. ichard Mather, Edna Mather Kollin
Thank you so much for all your hard work on this website.


Name: Shirley Hogue <>
Date: 2012-02-12
Descendant of John Theodore Mather
I married John Hogue who's mother was Frances Jeanette Mather. I would love to share info and stories with you.

Name: Rev.David Storrs <>
Date: 2012-02-03
Descendant of Richard saltler storrs Richard Mather
I live in pa. Troy pastor a small church.

Name: Merle F Burbaugh Jr <>
Date: 2012-01-17
Descendant of A lot of people
Was told Cotton Mater was relative somewhere in days gone by.

Brother of Angel Burbaugh and 7 others.


Name: Nancy Clark-Mather <>
Date: 2011-12-27
Descendant of Homer Mather
Married to Dale Mather, son of Homer Mather from Logansport IN

Name: Katherine Mather-Shingara <>
Date: 2011-12-26
Descendant of Timothy Mather
A wonderful site!

Name: Cynthia Lynn Mather <>
Date: 2011-12-21
Descendant of Richard Increase Mather: Edward Elmer & Ruth McNamara, Edward Eldon & Charlette Whetstone Mather.
I noticed the family photo that is posted for the family tree. I have a copy of the same (and many many more). I also have more information that can be filled in. Also I am looking for documentation to verify my eligibility to join the Daughters Of the American Revolution. DAR. Happy to help with any information I have.

Name: Pamela Mather Tait <>
Date: 2011-11-19
Descendant of Timothy Mather
Found your site when researching my great grandfather, Edmund S Roberts, who married Emily Eunice Mather (down the Timothy Mather line). I saw that you have histories on 4 of the 5 sons of Richard Mather, with Timothy being the missing son. Just wondering if you wanted info on him. They lived in Old Lyme, CT.



Name: Lynda Corish <>
Date: 2011-10-11
Descendant of Reverand Richard Mather
Hello, I just wanted to say a quick thank you for all the amazing information! I actually stumbled across the website when I was looking for information on my Grandmother Nellie Mathers! I've been living in Ireland for almost ten years now and have been jealous of my husband because he was able to follow his family lineage back to the 1600's, now I can share my family history with my kids to the 1550's. I never new how much this would mean to me until I saw it. Now I just want to know more and more! Again, thank you so much, I can't wait to share this with my brothers and sisters too!

Lynda Corish
Co. Wexford


Name: Ruth Mathers <>
Date: 2011-10-03
Descendant of Capt. Timothy Mather and Varnum Mather(s)
Hi (This is a non working email address that I have used to post my questions due to the warnings about spam, so please post your responses on this site if possible. Thank you so much.) Does Any one know why Varnum went to Canada? Does any one know why Stephan Mathers (Capt. Timothy Mathers) great-grandson changed the mather name and added an "s". Why did Varnum travel to England to have Stephen? We live in Virginia USA, North Carolina USA, and Pensylvania, USA, and we are from Orne Mathers of Parkhill Ontario. His son Norman W. Mathers "Roper" was my wonderful, wonderful grandfather who passed away in about 2003. His widow Millie Mathers is still living. Over 250 first and second cousins attended Roper's funeral in Parkhill Ontario. My father had a permanent teaching certificate in Parkhill Ontario and taught many of his first, second, and third cousins there in Parkhill. Millie has a daughter who is in nursing. My father is Dr. Norman W. Mathers (Reverend,book publisher,author, and college professor). His son is Dr. Robert Timothy Mathers who is a distinguished researcher and college professor at Carngie Mellon and Penn State University. I am not going to list my profession online, but i have worked in the medical profession for quite a while as well as the school system here. My husband and I have toddlers, and we attend Mclean Bilbe Church. Hi to all my VA cousins. If you would like more information please contact Ruth Mather because she might update our information. I am Orne's great-granddaughter. My dad's books are carried at Barnes and Noble and in the upper right hand corner of the cover is a picture of Rev. Richard Mather.

Name: Gloria J Michael <>
Date: 2011-09-27
Descendant of Hans Jurg Ruger Rex
My grndmother Mable Kern Michael was the daughter of Sallie Rex, from Slatington Pa She was born in 1896 or there about, Mable, I should say. Hoq can I get a copy of the article as I cannor print it. Thanks 2672182607

Name: Mike <>
Date: 2011-08-14
Descendant of None
I live in Grangeville, ID--this is where Josiah Mather (bro. of Mysterious Dave) lived and died. I am a history buff and would love to know more about Josiah. Any information would be appreciated.

Name: Ruth Mather <>
Date: 2011-08-04
Descendant of Eleazer, Seth, Henry, Charles, Coit
Hello to all. I'm not sure there's any practical way to prevent all spam bots from collecting email addresses. As we defeat them with one method, they get smarter & find another. I have investigated various methods of preventing spam bots from collecting the email address from this site and will try a few when I get back from vacation. It is possible I will have to delete this guestbook if the problem persists. In the meanwhile, don't open anything from Nigeria. We have no relatives in Nigeria. Also, there's a new one with the subject line "Mather Story". Delete that also. And NEVER click on any link inside an email if you don't know who it is from. Thank you to all who have signed the guestbook. Your comments are greatly appreciated. Ruth

Name: Susan Murphy <>
Date: 2011-07-25
Descendant of Timothy Mather
Hello to all of my "cousins"!

Name: Nancy Mather Valant <>
Date: 2011-07-24
Descendant of William Allen Mather
Ruth, hi, I had contacted you before re: my grandfather Vernon Kenney Mather. I thought he was married to Nannie Williams Mather of Ft. Worth. He had 4 sons, Vern Jr.who died in a well at age 5 and then there was Robert, Edward and William (my dad). I am trying to find out more info about my grandfather Vernon and his wife and help you add to the decendents. My grandparents died before I was born, so I don't have much info about them. I just had to clean out my dad's house and found tons of pics dating back to the early 1900's, but unfortunately they aren't people I can identify. I do have pics of Vernon and his wife, Nannie (who I was named after) and pics of my dad and his brothers, if any of that will help you. I'd like to know more but don't really know where to look. I also found a book of Mather lineage from 1550 to 1999, if any of that would help you. I would be happy to copy it and send it to you. Nancy

Name: B. (Mather) Black <>
Date: 2011-07-13
Descendant of Richard
Hello Ruth and all - Please be aware!

Myself and other family members who have posted on this site have received an email scam requesting Mather family information.

The email comes from THE NIGERIA MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM and the subject line reads "Story of Mather's"

Apparently spammers have come onto this great site and collected all of our email addresses.

Please carefully check your emails!


Name: christopher dylan mather <>
Date: 2011-05-09
Descendant of george daniel mather
i just want to learn about my family and the mather's kick ass

Name: Allison Harris <>
Date: 2011-05-03
Descendant of Anne Elizabeth Mather Johns
I am a descendant of the Johns family, which is related to the Mather family.

Name: Joseph W.H. Mather <>
Date: 2011-04-27
Descendant of Cotton Mather
Neat site and happy to see it is not surrounded by Witchcraft symbols.

Name: Susan Murphy <>
Date: 2011-04-12
Descendant of Timothy Mather
I have pictures of Ruth Haven Mather's headstone (1684-1743). If anyone would like a copy I'll gladly email it to you. I plan on making the trip up to Minisink to photograph the other Mather gravesites.


Name: Amie Taylor <>
Date: 2011-03-30
Descendant of Prettyman Merry
Thank you for this information! Prettyman Merry is my 7th great grandfather. xoxo Amie


Name: K <>
Date: 2011-03-24
Descendant of Schaffner
Hello. I am trying to trace Jacob Schaffner's ancestors in Germany. Any clues? He was born about 1835 in Hanover Germany and married a Mary Ehler or Mary Leher. Thank you.

Name: Claire Mather Henshaw McNeill <>
Date: 2011-03-11
Descendant of Rev Richard Mather through Timothy b. 1681

I have long wished to find some Mather relatives. My grandmother was Lydia Mather, and many of her children and grandchildren were given Mather as a middle name. I live in New York State.


Name: Sam Beetham, Jr <>
Date: 2011-03-10
Descendant of John Mather
I am son of Sam Beetham (Cadiz, Ohio)and Mary Earley (Wheeling, W.Va), grandson of Frank L. Earley and Nora Beryl McCormack, great grandson of Wiliam A Earley and Minerva Emaline Mather, (daughter of John Mather and Eliza Hodge. I also have several Mather family bibles passed down from my mother and grandmother. Im still trying to verify info from John Mather back to Increase Mather. Thanks, Sam Beetham, Jr.

Name: Doug Adkins <>
Date: 2011-03-01
Descendant of Riley/Issac/William Mather etc.
Great site, I did research 10+ years ago and now slowing getting back to working on it again. If you need any info from Riley forward let me know.

Name: Stephen J. Kucharski <>
Date: 2011-02-27
Descendant of Alexander and Jemima (Conklin) Mather
Would love to hear from anyone who has any information on this line.

Thanking you in advanced,


Name: Sherwood Sage <>
Date: 2011-02-25
Descendant of Husband of Maureen Mather
Was fascinated by the website. Altho not myself a descendant my wife is and I have always been fascinated with her family line. You may have come in contact with Loys Mather who is the real expert in our extended family and who has done a great deal of research.
Appreciate all the info you've supplied and will do some more searching thru it as time allows. Trying to work on my family tree too :).


Name: sherri hamby <>
Date: 2011-01-26
Descendant of Horace Mather
I am the 16th generation decendent of Horace Mather

Name: Sam Beetham, Jr <>
Date: 2011-01-24
Descendant of minerva emaline mather
need help in identifying and verifying mather family bibles that my mother (mary nora earley) had left to me.

Name: shirley mather <>
Date: 2011-01-18
Descendant of francies mather
i just wanted to let you no that i enjoyed the family mather times'but donot new if i am relaeted

Name: Emily Mather <>
Date: 2011-01-16
Descendant of cotton mather
i heard i was related to cotton mather i never beleived it till i found this site. My grandma is millie mather and grandpa is Richard mather but no the one one this site so they must be named after there desendents whitch my nana has told me so i really like this site thank you to who ever made it.

Name: Alan Richard Mather <>
Date: 2011-01-13
Descendant of Frederick & Edith Mather
It is a great site, to trace my relatives back to Richard Mather. I have more info if you want it...

Name: Beverley Rouede <>
Date: 2011-01-12
Descendant of Hans Jung (Ruger) Rex
Thank you for the most definitive history of the original "Rex" I have found. I am related through Abraham, born 1735; his son, Abraham who married Elizabeth Schaffer; their son Samuel S. who married Lucetta Schultz; their son George Marion who married Rachel Felthousen; their daughter Isabella who married Hiram W. Ball; their daughter Lulu Belle Rex Ball who married Finney Charles Brumbach; their son Marion Rex Brumbach who was my father: Beverley Rex Brumbach. My son's name is Robert Rex Nussbaum, and his son's name is Spencer Rex Nussbaum. So, as you can see the Rex name has survived the generations! I remarried, so my name is now Beverley Rex Rouede.

Name: Charles Byron Mather <>
Date: 2011-01-07
Descendant of George Hoffman Mather
Thank you Ruth for the link. I have followed my family tree back through 13 great grandfathers dating back to John Mather born in 1550. If any of the descendants of the 12 George H. Mather children would like pictures of George, his wife Lillie and the 12 children, feel free to contact me.

Name: Deborah Thompson Yarrow <>
Date: 2011-01-01
Descendant of Capt. Timothy Mather
I am wondering why Timothy Mather is not included in some of your earlier Mather lines. He is a contemporary of Cotton Mather. I have tried to connect to you through the links on your site, but they do not work. I am wondering if anyone has ever expressed an interest in including Timothy Mather in your tree information here. Could you let me know?

Name: christine <>
Date: 2010-11-20
Descendant of mather family
i believe i am a descendant of the mather family. i have a photo of martha and i would like to learn more

Name: Chelsea Mather <>
Date: 2010-11-14
Descendant of Increase Mather
just researching the family tree

Name: Edward Davis <edavis @>
Date: 2010-11-06
Descendant of Marion Davis & Elizabeth Mather
Cotton Smith Mather & MARY Lepper of Kneirim, IA (Elizabeth was one of their daughters) are my GG grandparents. Thank you for sharing all of the information you have gathered on the Mather family.
-Ed Davis


Name: Nancy Mather Valant <>
Date: 2010-10-22
Descendant of William Allen Mather
Ruth, this site is amazing! My uncle, brothers and I have been interested in researching our family heritage and you've done a lot of the work already!! Let me know if there is any information you'd like from this Mather clan! Thanks, Nancy

Name: Kristina Emery-Wharton <>
Date: 2010-09-13
Descendant of Richard Mather
I love this site - have been playing with my family history for about 15 years since my Dad gave me some handwritten notes indicating a connection to Reverend Richard Mather and Elder William Brewster. Based on my research, the line is as follows: Reverend Richard Mather m. Katherine Hoult, Son Timothy Mather m. Catherine Allerton, Son Richard Mather m. Catherine Wise, Son Capt. Timothy Mather m. Sarah Noyes, Son Moses Mather m. Hannah Bell, Daughter Hannah Mather m. Jesse Raymond, Daughter Hannah Raymond m. Philo Betts, Daughter Fannie Betts m. Lewis Bixby, Daughter Margaret Bixby m. George Harwood, Son Palmer Harwood m. Martha Frazor, Daughter Matilda Harwood m. Eli Warner, Daughter Edith Warner m. Marion Schwartz, Daughter Eleanor Schwartz m. Frank Emery - Frank and Eleanor were my grandparents!

Name: malcolm coomber <>
Date: 2010-08-03
Descendant of anna mather
my mother was a great grand daughter of anna. her grand father was david job welch, who was the son of allen hiram welch.

Name: kimberley brodie (nee Mather) <>
Date: 2010-07-30
Descendant of John Mather
What a wonderful site. I am currently trying to trace my Mather heritage which we have traced back to John Mather (1700s) of Lancashire (?)UK, his son David (b1819) who married Esther Heaton and their children Ann, Richard, Alfred, Sarah, William and another William. Richard jumped ship in Australia and later married Sarah McCann and that is how I came to be a 3rd generation born in Australia! Great site. Marvellous work you have done!
If anyone whould have any info on my Mather family please contact me


Name: Karen Mather Larson <>
Date: 2010-07-23
Descendant of Timothy Mather
Fascinating web-site. Is there more information about Timothy, son of Rev. Richard Mather?


Name: Linda Eberhardt <>
Date: 2010-06-27
I knew Rev. Rick Mather Mapes and his wife Marianne.Rick was a special person as well as Marianne. I hope Marianne is well and still living with her son Rick Jr.

My daughter and I flew to Conn. to attend Rick's memorial.


Name: Joseph Mather <>
Date: 2010-06-21
Descendant of Algie Hallock Mather
Very interesting.I have alot of them same info you have put on this site and some that I don't have.Thank You for doing this.

Name: Kerry Hallgren Rodriguez <>
Date: 2010-05-15
Descendant of Richard Mather
Desc. through Timothy to Myron Irving Mather (Vt.) to Arthur Louis Mather (Ma) to Alberta Mather Hallgren (Vt.) to Kerry Hallgren Rodriguez

Name: Shawn (Mather) Anderson <>
Date: 2010-04-22
Descendant of Alvin J Mather
Very interesting. Thank you Ruth for doing this.

Name: Theresa Geier <>
Date: 2010-03-23
Descendant of Israel Mather b.1809 Vermont
Hello again. Just browsed around your site a little more and found that you have a death date for Martha Elizabeth Mather as 1913. My family records showed 1904. She was working a farm in Oregon with her two children. She developed TB and her sister, Jessie Benton Mather Colman, came to get her and the children to take them back to Ill. Martha died en route in or near Denver. Supposedly, sister Jessie took her back to Il for burial. I've found her husband, parents, fa-in-law and two babies that died in infancy in the same cemetery. But, alas,
no Martha. I'm curious as to the 1913 date. I would love to know what info you might have. I do have photos of all of the above. Thanks for your time.



Name: Theresa Geier <>
Date: 2010-03-23
Descendant of Israel Mather b.1809 Vermont
Just thought I'd let you know that my great-great grandfather (Israel Mather) and his wife (Hannah Phoebe Royce Mather) are buried in Warrenville Cemetery, Warrenville, Dupage Co, Ill. You can see photos of the headstones on I've been trying to find where their daughter, my great grandmother Martha Elizabeth 'Libby' Mather Montague was buried. But I haven't found her yet. Any ideas? I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.


Name: Walter Strong Mather 3rd <>
Date: 2010-03-13
Descendant of Walter S #2, Linwood S., Dexter P., Walter S #1
Hi, thanks for the good work. My father's health is failing so am suddenly being handed little family treasures (photos etc# that Dad avidly collected.
I see my sister Melissa #Mather# Kunstadter and her husband John attended your Reunion in 2007!

all the best, Walter #East Lyme, CT)


Name: Valery Goodman-Plater <>
Date: 2010-03-09
Descendant of Mary Eliz. Mersereau Mather
Ruth, Thank you for putting all this info on the web. I'm still trying to place everyone. I'm Mary Elizabeth Mersereau Mather's 2nd cousin, 4 times removed. Val

Name: Michelle Bell <>
Date: 2010-02-13
Descendant of Cotton Mather
I am the granddaughter of Meryl Mather, and would like to know about her connection to the rest of the Mather family.

Name: James M Mather <>
Date: 2010-01-30
Descendant of Gordon Holaday Mather
I also have a brother, Timothy Gordon Mather

Name: Stephanie Harper born Stephanie Mather <>
Date: 2010-01-26
Descendant of Mather
I was born into the Mather family and have traced roots back to a Richard Mather in 1600. I was born in England and am descended from a load of Puritan Mathers from Lancashire particularly Billinge and Liverpool areas. My father always maintained connections to the Mathers the other side of the pond and working back to 1600 and the area in which they lived, it is highly likely. However, there were about 6 Richard Mathers in the early 1600s. Anyone out there done any more research that could help please?

Name: Judith Dooley <>
Date: 2009-11-15
Descendant of George Washington Rex b1833
I came across this site while researching my Rex lineage. What a wonderful site it is! So much information, so well formated and displayed. Keep up the good work. Judith Dooley nee Metz

Name: Connie Tallman-Clapier <>
Date: 2009-11-14
Descendant of Uriah Benjamin Mather
Nice work. I am just now searching your info. Got the site address from Mather/Matter forum on Pictures could use a little more information on some of them as to who/where they are.

Name: Nikki Kopp <>
Date: 2009-11-10
Descendant of John Justus Henckel/ Mary Ellsworth
Thank you for posting this family tree. My family has been searching a long time for it's ancestry. Nikki Kopp

Name: Malery Mathers <>
Date: 2009-11-08
Here to learn a little about the family history.

Name: Gia McCarthy <>
Date: 2009-11-07
Descendant of McCarthy Clan
I came to this website to specifically learn more about Stephen T Mather, who was the first Director of National Parks. I first grew interested in knowing more about him, when I saw Director Ken Burns PBS TV Show: “THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEAö. If any one related to him would care to share more about him, I sure would be interested. I find him intriguing, movtivated and fascinating. Please send me an e-mail:

Thank you,


Name: Mark Hughes <>
Date: 2009-09-15
Descendant of Richard Mather > His Son Timothy
What a wonderful site. Our great, great, great grandfather Janes B. Hughes married Elizabeth Mather in 1838.

Keep up the great work, and I hope to make it to Boston sometime to visit the Copp's Hill.

Thank you!

Mark Hughes


Name: David Decker <>
Date: 2009-09-14
Descendant of Timothy Mather/Sarah Clark - Phebe Mather Decker
Just thought I'd stop in and say hello, this is a wonderful site.

Name: Kevin Robert Schaffner <>
Date: 2009-09-02
Descendant of Schaffner
It is nice to see from who and where I came from, thanks for posting those pictures.

Name: Charles R. Dewey <>
Date: 2009-08-20
Descendant of Richard Mather
Richard Mather(1596)is my 9thG Grandfather. My Grandmother was Mary Ellen Mather and her father was Increase Cotton Mather. I see that my 2nd cousin Jan (Mather) Lefko and her husband Orv attended your 2004 reunion.
I visit here every now and then and am glad to see the site is still going stong. This is first time I've signed the guest book.


Name: Rich Denton <>
Date: 2009-07-28
Descendant of Rebecca Linch/ Lynch * Charles Wright
Have seen alternate spellings of Surname Linch/Lynch on RootsWeb on several family files and am curoius to learn how you arrived at the spelling that you have used in that marriage. Can you substantiate your use of Linch ?


Name: Burnelleane Mather Eisenhauer <>
Date: 2009-05-31
I found Richard from England, son Increase,gdson Cotton, down to My Gdfather Spenser, who lived near Addison, NY. Father was Burnell.This is from a famile history that our family put together.
Thank you for the Great site. I have learned much.Feel free to contact me at any time.


Date: 2009-05-13
Descendant of KENNETH S. MATHER


Name: Pat Williams <>
Date: 2009-04-29
Descendant of None
I liked your site.

Name: Wendy Barr <>
Date: 2009-03-28
Descendant of Timothy Mather
Great grand-daughter 13 times. Family tree out of Bladworth Sask Canada

Name: Randy Pena <>
Date: 2009-03-10
Descendant of I Just Stundent
Hi my name is Randy im 8 years old.Im doin a project on Increase Mather and i found this site and i tought it would help.So thanks for the help i needed it.And you rock for that!

Name: Charles Byron Mather <>
Date: 2009-02-15
Descendant of Byron Lester Mather
I am the only son to Byron Lester Mather born 1935 to Charles Mather and Helen. I have no information on any of my Mather family history and would like to know more.

Name: Josh Mather <MRJOSH@LIVE.COM>
Date: 2009-02-10
Descendant of Walter Thomas Mather (Broome County, NY)
I have always heard that we were from Cotton's family, but could not find proof. Now I know my family is from Timothy, his uncle! My grandfather is Walter Thomas Mather and I want to add my father's family to the list so we can be part of this great legacy. Thanks so much for your hard work!

Name: Metcalf <>
Date: 2009-01-09
Mysterious Dave is my favorite Old West Character. I enjoy hearing and reading about what he did back in the days of the Wild West.Definitely the different view points of what happened to him.

Name: John Mather <>
Date: 2008-12-26
Descendant of John Mather and Anne Graham
Could not look further at the site but sounded interesting I was born in St Helens Lancashire in 1948



Name: John Mather <>
Date: 2008-12-26
Descendant of John Mather and Anne Graham
Could not look further at the site but sounded interesting



Name: Darrell <Mather>
Date: 2008-12-04
Descendant of Mark Mather
Doing a little searching and hope to find a few Mather origins.

Name: Bonnie (Mather) Black <>
Date: 2008-11-19
Descendant of Richard Mather -Timothy Mather
My sister, Sarah Shamburg has been in touch with you and has gotten me excited to learn about our family history! I currently live in the Boston area and am excited to research more here!

Thank you for starting this website so we can all come together through our roots!

Sarah is working on updating information to submit on our families!


Name: harold rex <>
Date: 2008-11-18
Descendant of daniel rex 1755-1735, jacob rex 1786-1863
I look information for about George Rex born in PA 1815-1887. The 1850
census live in Homer,Medina,Ohio,than move to Defiance Co. Ohio.Michael Rex live in Homer,Medina then move to Scipio ,twp Allen
across state from Defiance CO.In 1850 census Michael born East Penn Pa.
Thank help



Name: knotts/MATHER <>
Date: 2008-11-15
Descendant of Gurdon Clark Mather
Thank YOU. . .!!! =-]

Name: David Howard Mather Jr <>
Date: 2008-11-01
Descendant of David Howard Mather
Howard Mather was my Dads dad. My son is Brian Mather. My phone # is 210-392-5100

Name: Sarah Ann Mather Shamburg <>
Date: 2008-10-31
Descendant of Paul, Roy Elmer, William, etc. Mather
My father is Paul William Mather, son of Roy Elmer Mather of line you label Schaffner-Mather. Thanks so much for keeping this website, I've been trying to research my Mather ancestors for a while now and your site provided the missing links. My Dad is getting on in years and was happy to hear the names of older relatives that jogged his memory. I am in the process of checking facts and years with my Dad to provide you some further info and the current generations of children of Paul and Leo.

How do I join this site, and is there a tutorial for using it?



Name: Brian Mather <>
Date: 2008-10-30
Descendant of Howard Lewis Mather (Born: Nov 12 1905)
My name is Brian Alan Mather, Howard Lewis Mather is my great grandfather who (according to my grandfather David Howard Mather, Sr. -- Howard's only son) died in a hit and run car accident in Buffalo NY.

Howard also had a sister named Blanche (daughter of Lewis P Mather) born in 1903. Details on Blance are few and far between, but I do have photos of her.

Howard Lewis's wife (my great grandmother) Josephine Patricia Elizabeth Smugeresky (Born 1908) is still alive and turned 100 years old this past October 19th in Tempe Arizona.

Howard's only son (David Howard Mather, Sr) is my granfather (born: Apr 15, 1932 in Camden County NJ), married Frances Cohen of London England. They had 3 children: Mark David Mather (died within 1 hour of birth in 1952), David Howard Mather, Jr -- my father (born: May 17 1955), and Jacqueline Jean Mather (born: Jul 3 1957, died May 17 2005 - breast cancer).

My father, David Howard Mather, Jr. married Karen Ann Shinn. They had 2 children, Mandy Elizabeth Mather (born Feb 22, 1975) and me, Brian Alan Mather (born Oct 30, 1977). I am sending you this email on my birthday :)

I married Kathryn Rebecca Hanley, and our first born son, Jackson David Mather was born May 24, 2007.

I would love to speak with you in greater detail about the Mather family history. According to your data on I think I may have just added 4 more generations to the Mather Family tree. I can be contacted at 210-843-5000, or via email at

Thank you,
Brian Alan Mather


Name: Connie Clapier <>
Date: 2008-10-26
Descendant of Leona Ethzelda Mather
Leona was my paternal grandmother, she was the dau of Uriah Benjamin Mather & Norah Maude Satchell and she married James Orrin Tallman. My lineage goes back to Rev. Richard (1596-1669)
thru Timothy the "farmer Mather".


Name: suzyred123 <>
Date: 2008-10-24
Descendant of mather/mathers
I am the dec of Jenny mather born marchg 19 1817/19 Turton Bolton, her mother was Rachel Hamer married to James mather

Name: mather <>
Date: 2008-10-11
Descendant of mather turton bolton uk
I am a decent of the mather from Turton Bolton uk relatd to the Holt and Hamer

Name: Brian Mather McCluskey <>
Date: 2008-09-21
Descendant of John William Mather
Just know Cotton, Samuel & Charles are in our family tree. Don't know much more.
I was born in 1973 and my grandfather (JWM) is about 87 years old.


Name: Rebecca Henry <>
Date: 2008-09-16
Descendant of Ethel Lucinda Mather
My husband's father, Wilber Edward Henry, was one of Ethel's three children. My daughter and I are using our ancesters to aid in the study of AMerican History. We came upon this site through Google. This is fabulous and very helpful.



Name: Pastor Michael L. Bell (Stark) <>
Date: 2008-09-12
Descendant of Richard thru Timothy Mather
Thank you , once again, for having this wonderful website for us descendants of Richard Mather. One of my Stark ancestors (our Patriarch was A Mr. Aaron Stark, Sr. of New London (Windsor) Conn. 1608-1685) married a young lady who was a direct descendant of Timothy (the farmer) Mather. Being a "Bible-Christian" I count it a Honor to be so related to Richard and the rest of the Mather Family. God bless you for doing all this research on our Family. Sincerely In Christ, Pastor Michael Lee Bell (Stark) Romans 1:16.

Name: Pastor Michael L. Bell (Stark) <>
Date: 2008-08-08
Descendant of Richard Mather
Just wanting to say how much I have enjoyed your website here on our Mather Family. I am a direct descendant of Richard Mather thru his eldest son known as the "Farmer." I believe his first name was Timothy. Anyway I am your "cousin" through Timothy. Timothy's granddaughter married my direct ancestor Stark. (I am really a "Stark"). My parents divorced before \I was born and my Mother re-married Kenneth W. Bell and he adopted me giving me his surname. You might have read of my Patriarch--Mr. Aaron( Aron) Stark Sr. of Connecticut. He was known as "Major John Mason's man." He was also a veteran of the Pequot and King Phillip's Wars. Anyway being a teacher of American history as well as a Minister of the Gospel it is a real pleasure to have 'discovered" this wonderful website. sincerely, Pastor Michael L. Bell (Stark)

Name: nicholas mather <>
Date: 2008-05-11
Descendant of not sure
cool site

Name: Brianna Mather <>
Date: 2008-03-31
Descendant of Mathers
I love learning about my history¡

Name: Alan Junghans <>
Date: 2008-03-25
Descendant of Not sure where I
All I know is I have family all over the country. My Grandfather was Harlow Paul Junghans and my Father is Dale Mason Junghans. I beleive Olga is the oldest living relative. I don't know much about her.

Name: Susan Prettyman <>
Date: 2008-03-14
Descendant of not sure
I do not know if we are related in any way but I have enjoyed your site very much. Thank you for putting all of this wonderful information out there.
I found you while searching for a Prettyman ancestor. Obviously Prettyman Merry is what brought me to you. Any idea how that name came about? I am going to tag this site as a favorite so I can check back in the future. Again many thanks


Name: Lindsey <>
Date: 2008-03-06
Descendant of Richard Mather
My mother was Nancy Mather (Delscamp), daughter of Richard S. Mather originally from Cincinnati, OH. He was the son of Clinton Edward Mather.

Name: Walter Franklin Mather III <>
Date: 2008-01-24
Descendant of Walter Franklin Mather Jr.
Thanks again Ruth

Name: Anna <>
Date: 2008-01-23
Descendant of Walter Franklin Mather III
This is a really neat site!

Name: Ray McCullough <>
Date: 2008-01-03
Just reading about Increase Mather, in a text book while working on my Doctorial, I would like to know more about his views on Israel. Thank you.

Name: William Robert Younghans <>
Date: 2007-12-08
Descendant of Christoph Junghans
William Younghans (Wilhem Junhans) came to Nebraska and homestedded a farm 6 miles north and 3 miles west, then 1/2 mile north of Gothenberg, Neb.. The only thing left of the farm is the foundation of the house and a red brick silo with a few tree's. His son, Harry Christian Younghans, married Matilda Fredricka Osterberg. They had seven children. Bernice Julia, Dorothy Mayme, Helen Matilda, Leonard Albert, Irene Caroline, Mary Ann Ruth, and Robert Harry (my father). The first four children were born on a rental farm noth/east of Brady, Ne., close to the William Younghans farm. Around 1919, Harry purchased a farm 9 miles south/west of North Platte, Neb.. He farmed there until around 1947 where he moved into North Platte, semi-retired. At this time, my father, Robert H., took over the farming with my Grandfather helping up-into his late 80's. Robert married Betty Ilene Atterbery and had a son, William Robert Younghans. Betty passed-away in 1949. Robert remarried in 1950 to Virginia A. Fisher and had three more son's, Donald Alfred, Kenneth Leroy, and Harry Denton. Harry C. passed-away in 1980. Robert H. passed-away in 1975, due to a farm accident. Kenneth L. still works the same farm for our Mother, Virginia. My brother's and I all presently live in Lincoln County, around the North Platte, Neb. area. My address is William R. Younghans, 2024 N. Spur 56C, Hershey, Neb. 69143 Seeing these pictures brought back some old memories. Thank you to who-ever put this together.

Name: Gregory Mather Arnold <>
Date: 2007-12-04
Descendant of Richard Mather - Lyme CT Branch 1653-1689
Great web-site!!! Lot's of good information.

Name: Robert Brian Mathers <>
Date: 2007-10-30
Descendant of Robert Wilson Mathers

Name: Maurice D Mather <>
Date: 2007-10-18
Descendant of Richard
Great site, I enjoy looking through as I always find interesting things about our linage. Thanks for sharing with us.I am able to provide the birth and deaths of three of James Louis Mather b.25 Feb 1875 children: Jessie Mather b.30 Apr 1905 - d.23 May 2005, Mary Mather b.02 Sept 2006 - d.10 Oct 1997, Wilma Mather b.8 July 1913 - d.23 June 2004 . Thank you for the correction on the spelling of Lewis M Mather b.18 May 1910. Would like to hear of Mather reunions being planned. Maurice D Mather b.23 Aug 1935

Name: Gaby Azhar <>
Date: 2007-10-13
Descendant of Christian Junghans
Christian Junghans was my great-grandfather. He died in Celle, Germany somewhere around the mid 1950's. I came to the United STates as a child of 10, so my family history is all rooted in Germany.

Any suggestions as to where to start?



Name: kim matz <none>
Date: 2007-09-14
Descendant of timothy mather
I found my branch of the family on your website. But some of us are not listed. If you can call me or send me your address I will send you the missing names. I found a picture of Aunt Elaine on the 2001 reunion pictures. My address is P.O.Box 346, Clare, MI 48617. My phone number is 989-544-3955. Look forward to hearing from you.

Name: Claudia T <>
Date: 2007-09-11
Descendant of Gertrude Mather?
I believe that my father's mother's maiden name was Mather. She died about 1963 in Wochester, New York. She had married Dayton Mallette and had one son, Lee Jay Mallette. She later married a Moore.
Does this sound at all like anything you have? My dad died 6 years ago and my mom died last October. I have found nothing on his family when we went through the house.
I got started on this tract tonight when I noticed that there was a Mather Campground at the Grand Canyon National Park.


Name: kim matz <none>
Date: 2007-08-24
Descendant of Timothy Mather
Increse Mather was Timothy Mather's brother. My phone Number is 1-989-544-3955. Mailing address is P.O.Box 346, Clare, MI. 48617.

Name: Mary-Jane Moodie nee Mather <>
Date: 2007-08-17
Descendant of Adam George Mather
Hi I hve been trying to trace my family history (paternal), My Grandfather Alexander Mather came to South Africa at the age of 3 in the late 1800's. He was the eldest of 7, His family set up a trading post in the Transkei, in the Willowvale area.

I am lead to beleive that his parents were drapers in Scotland.

Do you have any information for me


Name: Pat Carlson <>
Date: 2007-08-03
Descendant of Henry Waller Mather
Hello, from another line of Mather's. My grandparents were John Shipley and Louisa Waller Mather; G grandparents were George Craags and Rosamond Mather; GG grandparents were Francis and Maria Mather. All of my Mather relatives stayed in North and South Shields, England. This is a great web site. Thanks for sharing,

Name: Linda Gunther Carella <>
Date: 2007-07-13
Descendant of Josephine Veronica "Antonie" Jappel Gunther Miller
Hi Ruth,

Love your tree, especially all the old photos and the family reunion. It makes me realize just how much work is ahead. Any chance of your emailing Mary Schibal's picture?

I'll keep you posted if I find any new info. My sister and I might go to Prague next year and stomp around some cemetaries and churches ... any ideas where to start?



Name: Sally Montgomery <>
Date: 2007-06-21
Descendant of Mary Bishop Montgomery
I am new to the family tree program on, but have done quite a bit of family history work. My father was Spencer Bishop Montgomery, son of Geroge Samuel Montgomery and Mary Bishop Montgomery, whose brother was Robert Hamilton Bishop who settled in Kansas. My Uncle Bob (Montgomery) was, as you probably know, an avid genealogist and compiled the Bishop and Scott book that you must have (1950?). I have copies of Great-Grandmother Eliza Lyons diaries. In one of them she describes her extended visit to her sons in Kansas. The original diaries are in the archives of Miami University, but I have not yet been there to look at them. If you are interested in the Kansas material, I could copy it for you. Sincerely, Sally Montgomery

Name: Mike Wolfe <>
Date: 2007-05-01
Descendant of Elizabeth Mather b1682
My connection is through Elizabeth who married Zacahriah Sill b 1682 in Lyme.
Elizabeth 1682-Richard 1653-Timothy 1628-Richard 1596-Thomas 1575-John 1550-John 1528
I also have the Sill line from Zacahriah to my great grandmother Jesse Maude Sill b. 1874 This line goes back to
John Sill 1610 with many notables.
Thanks for your great site. I'm not related to all Mather's here but am cousins with Mysterious Dave and the Eleazer line and of course Cotton, Increase and Richard were 1st cousins. Wish I had Warren and Emmett in my line. Those are great Civil War photos.


Name: William Mather Johnson <>
Date: 2007-04-20
Descendant of Increase Mather
Nice to see your site, feels like family.



Name: Richard D. Perry <>
Date: 2007-04-10
Descendant of Ebenezer Romans Mather
Son of Donald Wilbur Perry and Wyona Mae (Mather) Perry, both deceased, 5.7.2001 & 12.13.06, respectively.

Siblings include:

Ronald L. Perry b. 2.5.1938
Lola M. (Perry) Ames b. 10.31.1939
Garlen E. Perry b. 12.11.1944


Name: Curt McCune <>
Date: 2007-02-20
Descendant of Timothy Mather [Increase Mather's brother]
This is one of the best sites I have ever encountered. All your hard work and research is greatly appreciated.

Name: Charles (Chuck) Mather <>
Date: 2007-02-11
Descendant of Harold Wayne Mather, son of Jacob P Mather
Great web site, the family tree look up is quick and complete. Excellent.

My wife and I got the invite for the 7/21 reunion. We would love to come, but can't confirm until the last minute.

Chuck and Diane Mather


Name: Anne <>
Date: 2006-12-27
Descendant of Ira Newton Mather

I have information about Ira, his wife and their son Victor A. Mather.



Name: Jenna Younghans <>
Date: 2006-12-12
Descendant of Fritz Younghans
i would really like to know where i fit into this! my great grandparents also came from Germany and settled in the states first, i would appreciate it if you would e-mail me back!

-jenna, 15, Alberta, Canada


Name: Amber Mather <>
Date: 2006-12-11
Descendant of Robert Roland Mather
Grand daughter of Roland Mather of Utah. We do have a family connection to Cotton Mather.

Name: John Markley <>
Date: 2006-11-10
Descendant of Great Grandson of Francis Mather
Interesting. Actually, if you go back far enough I believe I come down from Thomas Mather's son Richard and my wife comes down from Thomas Mather's daughter Elizabeth. So our daughter would have the link by 2 routes.

Name: Simon Maxwell <>
Date: 2006-11-07
Descendant of Mathers from Winwick, England.
Hello Ruth Mather,

Just a quick note in case this doesn't reach you. I can write more later!
I have traced my Mather ancesters to Lowton, Winwick, Nr Warrington, England c 1740. I assume therefore there must be a connection to your Richard Mather!!!
I'm still in England. My maternal Grandfather is a Mather.
The earliest Mather I have is a John Mather b c1740 father of a Hugh Mather born 1767.
The two reasons for me contacting you, as a definate connection is not yet certain, are:
1 I see there is a Hugh Mather who has signed a document on your website. The document the 'Land Grant' on your 'Toxteth Church' photos. 'Hugh' isn't a common name. Could you give me more details about this doucument please. Where did you get it from? Do you have a 'transcribed' (is that the right word) version - readable? This Hugh could be my man!!
2 Have you thought about a DNA test of your male Mathers? I'm cosidering asking my grandad to do one. But its no good if he's the only one. I need a result to compare to, to see if there's a match. That would be really something if there was a proven trans-atlantic link.

Hope to hear from you very soon.

Best Wishes,



Name: Helen Hayes <>
Date: 2006-09-03
Descendant of Josephine Evalina Mather Crosby
Great site! I'm hoping this means the crumbling of my Mather wall I hit about ten years ago.
Thanks for all the hard work this took.


Name: Kathy McCune <>
Date: 2006-08-06
Descendant of Mather
My mother-in-law was Clara Belle Bates. Her great-great grandfather was Samuel Mather, Sr.

Name: Margaret Doughty <>
Date: 2006-07-25
Descendant of Elzadia Ellsworth and Asher Jolly
Just found this site. Will check back again. would love to share what info I have and have pictures of Elzadia and family which I would share.
Am great granddaughter of Elzadia and Asher Jolly.


Name: Gary and Colleen Klingler <>
Date: 2006-07-23
Descendant of Henry U Rex
Great page i want to know how to do this.!!!

Name: Ann Dodds <>
Date: 2006-07-14
Descendant of Schneider-Mather
Jane Mather, 22 Jan 1918, Marion, OH married my uncle, John G. Schneider (b. 6 Jan 1909, Urbana, OH; d. 3 Feb 1964, Westerly, Rhode Island). John was in the ad business, but retired early to do what he always wanted to write a book. He wrote a book, THE GOLDEN KAZOO. During their life together they lived in New York, Florida, Virginia, and Rhode Island. They didn't have children, but they were extra special to me.

Name: Marion <>
Date: 2006-07-12
Descendant of Daniel Mather/Charles B. Mather
I am named after my great-grandmother Marion Mather, who was the daughter of Charles B. Mather and Alice Moore. Charles was the son of Daniel Mather and Almira Jane Southworth (then on from there was Enos and Timothy). We also have a copy of the 1890 edition of the Mather book in our family, along with the ~1890s edition of the Southworth geneology.

Charles was actually named after his mother's first husband (C. Baldwin), who was killed in the Civil War before they had children (her second husband was Daniel Mather). Almira was still very close with the Baldwin family, so, with the approval of the Baldwins, she and Daniel decided to name their second son "Charles Baldwin."

Thank you for pulling this site together - it is marvelous, and must have required a good bit of work when initiated.


Name: Susanne Putsche <>
Date: 2006-06-26
Descendant of none
Dear Sirs,

I am interested in finding descendants of Jenny Mather and Frank Dobert.
I know one paper, that says, that she wants to stay in Vienna because she wants to live with her son. That was at her age of 60. She went to Vienna with two small Children.
Maybe her Grandchlidren.

It would be great, if you can help.

Best regards

Susanne Putsche


Name: Nancy GRUBBS Gard <>
Date: 2006-06-10
Descendant of John MATHER b. 1550
I am the 10th granddaughter of John MATHER b. 1550 and am just beginning to learn this line via my mom (Schlosser/Dunbar/Mather). Wonderful site you have.

Thanks, Nancy GRUBBS Gard


Name: Bob Andrews <>
Date: 2006-06-06
Descendant of Robert Hungerford
Hi! I recently met Amy Mather who told me about your research and website. I've done a bit on my own, and discovered a common link between my ancestors and the Mathers. He was Robert Hungerford, c. 1405-1459, who married Margaret Botreaux. Their daughter Katherine married Nicholas Leventhorpe, and their daughter Constance married Clement Cotton (c. 1475). A second daughter of Robert and Margaret Hungerford, Eleanor Alice, married Robert White II. My line comes down through the Whites.
So Cotton Mather and I have a common great-great-etc. grandfather. Your website is wonderful!


Name: Barb Engler <>
Date: 2006-06-01
I'm a high school friend of Ruth Shaffner Mather.

Name: Robert Good <>
Date: 2006-04-26
Descendant of Daniel & Martha Good
Daniel, son of Daniel and Martha, lived in Nevada, Oh. He married Joanna Whitten.

Name: Richard D Perry <>
Date: 2006-04-20
Descendant of Ebenezer Romans Mather
Ebenezer Romans Mather (1885-1966), married to Alta Mae Janes (1885-1967), were my maternal grandparents, and the parents of my mother Wyona Mae Mather (Perry)(1917- ). Ebenezer's parents were Allen Mather (1836-1913) & Martha (1843-1913). Ebenezer and Alta are buried in Westboro, Mo., and Allen and Martha are buried in Tarkio, Mo. My mother Wyona is alive, 89 years old, and living in Shenandoah, IA.

Name: Lady Mathers <>
Date: 2006-03-17
Descendant of Albert George Mathers
Oh my goodness, do we need to talk. I can't believe what a find I've made. I've found my family and I'm jumping up and down with joy. Someone please contact me!

Lady Mathers


Name: rachel mather <>
Date: 2006-03-17
Descendant of i do not now
the mather family i am from is in england i think your web site is very good.

Name: Troy Jappel <>
Date: 2006-03-13
Descendant of William & Connie Jappel

Name: David Davenport Selleck <>
Date: 2006-02-12
Descendant of Rev. Richard Mather
Nice web-site. Enjoyed photos of Richard Mather's school, church, etc. I am descended, not once, but twice from Rev. Richard Mather (through his son Timothy) to Hannah Mather and Charles Selleck - first cousin Deborah Ann Mather and Isaac Selleck. Like to do research and appreciate info. Thanks. Dave Selleck

Name: Denny Mather <>
Date: 2006-01-16
Descendant of Mather, Rex
What a great web-site! Thank you for sharing it with us. Am looking forward getting better acquainted. Denny

Name: Denny Mather <>
Date: 2006-01-16
Descendant of Richard Mqather
What a wonderful web-site. Thank you for sharing it with everyone. Denny

Name: Darren Mather <>
Date: 2006-01-10
Descendant of Mather

Just like to say that I think this is a great website and I am looking into finding more about my family. I am from the Wales, UK and think that I may be related to some of you in some way and know I have family in the USA. Keep up the good work.

Darren Mather


Name: Diane Schaffner Whipple <>
Date: 2006-01-06
Descendant of George W. Schaffner & Fannie Helen Wells
Love the "Schaffner" photos. Thank you so much for your web-site. I am of the 'California' Schaffner branch - My GGGrandfather, George W. Schaffner moved west with his bride, Fannie Helen Wells Schaffner and their four children in 1903.

Name: Michael F. Mather <>
Date: 2005-11-27
Descendant of Rev. Richard Mather
Hi, I'm continuing to use your wonderful site for my own family research. Thank you again, as always. - Mike

Date: 2005-11-18
Descendant of SCHAFFNER

Name: Constance L Rounds <>
Date: 2005-11-08
Descendant of Abbie Eliza Mather
Abbie Eliza Mather married to Marion Mayfield Rounds was my great grandmother. conne rounds

Name: Jeffry Leroy Mather <>
Date: 2005-10-24
Descendant of Increase
Hi. I am located in CA, dob 5/5/1950; father was Robert Iver Mather of NE. (in SS index). Grandfather is A.C. Mather and I cannot find out any further lineage. Can you help me? 909-728-7078. I found 900 names back to 1500's for mother's side, but am limited on this search.

Name: joAnne Chayer <>
Date: 2005-10-18
Descendant of Harriet Mather Masters
not sure about the connection. Nehemiah was my maternal ggg grandfather...

Name: Frederick E. Hibben <>
Date: 2005-09-15
Descendant of John T. Hibben / Artimous Mather
Ruth, I would like to chat with you regarding any information you may have in reference of the father of John T. Hibben. His mother's name is Sarah Ann Hibbins. The spelling was changed to Hibben by her children. I am descended from the brother of John T. whose name is George R. Hibben. I have visited the grave site of Artimous and John T. in Knightstown, IN, but have not been able to find a death certificate or obituary for John T.

Sarah Ann Hibbins lived in Galiopolis, Gallia county, OH and arrived there in 1835 with the two boys George and John T. I have looked for Sarah Ann's husband for some 35 years and have exhausted numerous leads. Looking at Joh T and Artimous was one such avenue and I am thrilled to know that you have a family organization.

My phone number is 505-792-4267. We now live in Albuquerque, NM. I have retired from Sears, Roebuck & Co. and live with my wife of nearly 45 years. Our ten children live in areas around the country.

Hoping to hear from you.



Name: Patrick Martin <>
Date: 2005-09-02
Descendant of Abbie Eliza Mather & Marion Mayfield Rounds
Their daughter, Phila Rosaltha ROUNDS (born on 12 Jun 1898 Clermont, Fayette Co., IA - died on 24 May 1979 in Centerville, Appanoose, IA) was my grandmother.


Name: Lucy <>
Date: 2005-08-22
Descendant of Higgins/Mather
My hudband and I purchased our home in Deposit NY which was originally owned by Dr. Samuel D Higgins and his wife Cornelia Mather. We are trying to locate a picture of Dr. and Mrs. Higgins to hang in our entry way. Any help would be appreciated. From the deed the house was purchased in 1820

Name: Pat Carlson <>
Date: 2005-08-09
Descendant of Harry Mather
Great site! My father was Henry "Harry" Mather from England. He had a brother named Stanley. I'm just starting to do research and I'm very impressed with the messages posted and the photos. Thanks,

Name: Laura Doherty <>
Date: 2005-08-07
Descendant of Richard Mather
What a fantastic site! I enjoyed the photos and guest book comments especially. I am descended from Richard & Catherine Holt ~ Timothy & Catherine Atherton ~ Richard & Catherine Wise ~ Timothy & Sarah Noyes ~ Rev. Moses & Hannah Bell ~ Joseph & Sarah Scott ~ Moses & Sally Bishop ~ Hannah & Charles Hoyt ~ Benjamin Hoyt & France Case ~ Agnes Hoyt & Alan Patterson ~ John Patterson & Grace MacAlpine ~ Nancy Patterson & Norman Doherty, my parents.

Name: Pat Druse <>
Date: 2005-07-12
Descendant of Regina Druse
Please e mail so we can exchange information.

Name: Thomas Reber <>
Date: 2005-07-06
Descendant of Researching Alonzo C. Mather

Could I ask to hear from anyone with biographical info. about Alonzo Clark Mather (1848-1941), a Chicago business man (b. in Farifield, NY) who wanted to build an electricity-producing bridge over the Niagara River at Buffalo in the 1890s? He left no direct descendants except a daughter, Martha J. (b. 1879), who never had children.

I would also like to hear about any of the following relatives of Alonzo:

nephew Jesse Mather Watkins
nephew Frank Alonzo Watkins
great nephew Jesse Mather Watkins, Jr.
cousin Richard B. Mather (lived in Kemmore, NY, 1941) or his daughter, Margaret Ann

Thank you for your Web site, Ruth.


Name: Robert Barker <>
Date: 2005-06-30
Descendant of Weatherwax
My Great Aunt was Ruth Weatherwax who married William Wilber Mather. A very nice web site and it's been a great help.

Thanks, Bob


Name: Diana Roach <>
Date: 2005-06-17
Descendant of Bertha Ewert (mathers)
Loved finding information on my granparents here!


Name: Sharon Blefko Stiggers. . <>
Date: 2005-05-28
Descendant of Mary Pauline Spindler
I have started to trace (on my family through my great grandmother who was Mary Pauline Seiler (called Pauline)nee Spindler. My grandmother was Hilda Seiler Davis, (Pauline and Fredrick's daughter), and my mother is Edna Hilda Davis Blefko. I am fascinated by your research so far back. Is anyone in touch with the Spindler family in Switzerland? Is there any info on what they did for a living through the centuries or any other trivia available?

Name: Jim Mather <>
Date: 2005-05-23
Descendant of Rev Richard Mather/Catherine Holt
According to my oral/written history, my family history began with the emegrant 1. Rev Richard and Catherine Holt continuing through 2. Timothy/Catherine Atherton, 3. Richard/Catherine Wise, 4. Captain Timothy/Sara Noyes, 5. Captain Timothy/Sarah Lay, 6. John N/Lydia Royce, 7. John/Abigail Emery, 8. Jashua/Maria Frisbie, 9. Edward/Henrietta Ballou, 10. Ruben/Estella Hailey, 11. George/Maude Murphy, 12. Kenneth/Lucile Martin, 13. James(me)/Kathleen Hyland, 14. Jason/Malia Tata, 15. Addison.

Name: Grace Mather <>
Date: 2005-05-02
Descendant of Gurdon Clark Mather
This is great - I'll forward it to Dianne

Name: Alice Stanley <>
Date: 2005-04-30
Descendant of Ellsworth/Ritter/Butcher/Stanley
I saw a tree on Ancestory that had John Ritter and Susan Ellsworth. This lead me to your website. I am the great,great grandaughter of John Ritter and Susan Ellsworth. I am interested in exchanging information! I recently obtained probate records for John Ritter.

Name: Amy Mather <>
Date: 2005-04-27
Descendant of Simon Mather
hello the Mather family. i am Amy and i am 16 years old and live in Bristol, England, as you can see i am also a fellow Mather and very proud to be part of the Mather family.
i hope you all live long and healthy lives and keep the Mather life line going strong.


Name: Philippa Mather <>
Date: 2005-04-22
Hi,i am Philippa Mather,I live in the UK in lydiate Liverpool which used to be part of Lancashire,where Rev.Richard Mather was born. Rev Richards church in toxteth is not far from where i live. I also know of the molyneux family who purchased the land in toxteth park.
I didnt realise there were so many mathers that live in America who descended from a mather family in lancashire. Perhaps i am related to you all. I really enjoyed your website and found it very interesting. Philippa x


Name: Edward Cahoon <>
Date: 2005-04-22
Descendant of Frederick Mather
I'm the grandson of Frederick Mather who spent most of his adult life in the Marshfield, MA area. I'd like to know more about tracing my lineage.

Name: Mary Landreth <>
Date: 2005-03-28
Descendant of Patrick Landreth
Our direct line goes:
Patrick Landreth
Cuthbert Landreth
Oliver Landreth
Thomas Landreth
Nathaniel Landreth
Thomas Landreth
Benjamin Landreth
Henry Landreth
Oscar Clyde Landreth
Gilbert Earl Landreth
Mary Etta Landreth


Name: twpyhr <>
Date: 2005-03-23
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Name: Michael C. Mather <>
Date: 2005-03-22
Descendant of Milton. Hyrum, Asaph, etc.
I was there in 2002? for your reunion in the Stoney Creek Metropark Area.

Name: Shanna Sissel <>
Date: 2005-01-23
Descendant of Chapman and Mather
trying to connect the line from Dave Chapman up to Cotton and Catharine Mather.

Name: Shanna Chapman-Sissel <HBTikitatt>
Date: 2005-01-23
Descendant of Dave Chapman
Trying to find the history/family tree of Cotton Mather and his wife Catharine.

Name: karon gillespie <>
Date: 2005-01-10
Descendant of rachel mathers
I am pleased to have been given this site by my cousin Lisa Sloot. Rachel Mathers was my greatgrandmother.


Karon Gillespie


Name: Mary Alice Moore <>
Date: 2004-12-18
Descendant of Miller & Huntley & Dewolf
Hi my lines are Miller & Beckwith & Huntley & Beebee Dewolf & Tillotson & Doty & Comstock. You have a nice list of family names please keep up the good work you have work hard on this lines.I love what you have here the best i seen in months now.
Thank you


Name: Michael Gordon Mathers <>
Date: 2004-11-18
Descendant of Frederick & Maryanne Mathers
I am desperately searching for the siblings of Fred Mathers circa 1800. RSVP ASAP. I am at wit's end as I am a direct descendant of Fred. His children were Matilda, Harry, and Edward who all came to Maine around 1850. Harry was my GGrandfather and we know of no other relatives other than the progeny from Harry and the children of Matilda and Joe Greaves. I am definately stuck somewhere in around Liverpool and at the birth of Frederick Mathers 1800.

With Great Curiosity,


Name: Michael Gordon Mathers <>
Date: 2004-11-18
Descendant of Frederick & Maryanne Mathers
I am desperately searching for the siblings of Fred Mathers circa 1800. RSVP ASAP.

In Wonderment,


Name: Robert Ashton <>
Date: 2004-11-05
Descendant of Increase Mather
Through John Young

Name: angel herb <>
Date: 2004-10-23
Descendant of just visiting
I'm not actually related when we moved to ga in 1985 we bought "The Old Mather House" {john cotton mather} and i have some pictures of it when we first moved into it because it had been empty awhile. It was a big beautiful old house i believe it was the oldest in guyton sorry to say it burned down not long after we had it in 1987 i think.Anyway just thought I would visit your site because I think of that house often.

Name: John E. Legg <>
Date: 2004-10-03
Descendant of Hazel Della Mather
Excellent, Excellent and Excellent. No other words can begin to describe your site

Name: Richard Brunt <>
Date: 2004-09-30
I just sent you a email, then noticed your homepage. The info on Joseph Pugh Hudson m. Mary Francis Brunt came from my grandmother, who was a long time researcher. I also have a Brunt history written in 1894 by my ggg uncle which mentions Joseph Pugh Hudson m. Mary Francis Brunt who had six children [not named]. Any help you could give me would be apreciated.

Name: Michael Francis Mather <>
Date: 2004-09-11
Descendant of Rev. Richard Mather
Michael Francis Mather (14), Lyle Francis Mather (13), Claude Leon Mather (12), Stanton Frederick Mather (11), Rev. Ansel Mather (10), Jehoiada Mather (9), Asaph Mather (8), Capt. Timothy Mather (7), Capt. Timothy Mather (6), Richard Mather (5), Timothy Mather (4), Rev. Richard Mather (3), Thomas Mather (2), John Mather (1).

Name: Shelly Sanders <>
Date: 2004-07-31
Descendant of Richard Mather
I just found your sight. It's wonderful. I'm a Mather descendant. My descent goes like this: Richard Mather & Katherine Hoult - Timothy Mather & Catherine Atherton - Richard Mather & Catherine Wise - Joseph Mather & Phoebe DeWolf - John Mather & Mercy Higgins - Jerusha Mather & Benjamin Austin - Frances Marion Austin & Harvey Norton - Frederick Augustus Norton & Laura Bell Reed - John Raymond Norton & Daisy Belle Stebbins - Pearle Agnes Norton & Gomer Glenn Emond - Living & Donald Clarence Jarvis - Me Shelly Ann Jarvis Sanders

Name: Glenn Kennedy <>
Date: 2004-07-25
Descendant of John Kennedy
We have a John Kennedy Born 1755 Married A Martha ,
John Kennedy Daughter Elizebeth Married Abner Mather ,
John Kennedy 1755 moved to Wash Co Ind About 1820
John Kennedy born 1788 N/Y was Living in Wash Co Ind
Prior to 1820 Married Prudence Granthan 1824 Wash Co Ind
First Son Daniel Kennedy Born in Wash Co My direct line


Name: Mark Mathison <>
Date: 2004-06-25
Descendant of Fredrick W. Mather, son of John Adams Mather, son of Timothy Mather and Harriet Adams
This a great site. I have learned much! Has anyone seen the transcript of Richard Mather's journal of his voyage to New England (The "James" from Bristol 1635). It can be found at: I have also done some research and found that several of our common ancesters came from that ship, also the "Lyon" in 1632 and the "Mary and John" in 1630. Has anyone else reserched these? The information I get on the internet is sometimes questianable, but, I will be happy to share what I have. Also, if anyone has any info on Harriet Adams, wife of Timothy Mather, please let me know.

Name: Barbara Hyink <>
Date: 2004-06-22
Descendant of John Mather
Thank you for this excellent site. I love your Mather home page and all the information links. My grandfather was Hilery Edwin Mather, son of James Mather, son of Samuel Mather, Jr, son of Samuel Mather, son of Rev. Dr. Moses Mather, Capt. Timothy Mather, Richard Mather, Timothy Mather, Rev Richard Mather, Thomas Mather, John Mather. I will be attending a Mather reunion in Kansas in mid July.

Name: Sanna Mather Goyert <>
Date: 2004-06-01
Descendant of Richard Mather
My mother is Dorothy Mather, DOB 15 May 1915, daughter of Clinton Edward Mather DOB 23 June 1873 and Sanna Snodgrass, Granddaughter of Henry Wm. Mather, 15 June 1845 and Emma Chevalier.

Name: Sanna Mather Goyert <>
Date: 2004-05-26
Descendant of Cotton Mather??
Sanna Mather Goyert; my mother is Dorothy Mather Goyert; her father was Clinton Mather from Cincinnati Ohio.

Name: Nancy Burns <>
Date: 2004-05-26
Descendant of Charles Mather (by marriage)
Way to go, Anthony!!! Congratulations on your graduation!! Great photo....Enjoy the moment! You have a great future ahead......Wishing you all the best!


Name: Karen Haney <>
Date: 2004-05-08
Descendant of Dora Lottie Mather
Dora Lottie b 1885 married Clarence Faulkner in CT. One of their children, Frankie, is my maternal grandmother. I found your site through researching the Mathers on Thank you for assembling so much information! Family history is quite fascinating.

Name: Lawrence Henty <>
Date: 2004-04-24
Descendant of John Cotton Mather (1807-1877)
Ruth, I hope you have enjoyed our correspondence as much as I have. Your Mather tree has been a huge help in filling in some gaps in my family's branch of the Mathers in western NY state. As a result, I have several more local cemeteries to visit, which I had previously thought to be dry wells.
April 24, 2004.


Name: Lawrence Henty <>
Date: 2004-04-11
Descendant of John Cotton Mather
Please see my e-mail to you dtd 11 Apr 2004.

Name: Steve Miller <>
Date: 2004-04-05
Descendant of Richard through Sarah Mather and William Cooley
Wonderful site, Ruth. I have read elsewhere that all descendants of Rev. Richard descend through his son, Timothy, the "farmer" Mather. Is that true?

Name: Lois Nannini <>
Date: 2004-04-02
Descendant of Mather Family
What a wonderful journey through your website. Thank You So Much!! Ruth, I'm sure I'm part of the Mather family, however, my grandfather Lee Mathers (s on the end of Mather) was the son of Riley who was the son of Josiah, who was the son of Lyman etc. Please confirm that this is the same family and if so do you know when and why the "s" was added. What a great joy you gave me today in finding this site.
Thank You


Name: Colleen Pearson <>
Date: 2004-03-17
Descendant of Vernum P. Mather
I just found the website.....WOW! Our family history has always been hidden from us. It wasn't until my grandmother died that we found much info. I have a lot of questions and hopefully some crazy answers for someone. I have a death certificate for Visa DeEtte Mather Born Feb 1 1882. died Jan 11 1974 in Hemet California. She is listed as Vera D. Mather on the list. I have 1900 Census info about her and her family. Vernum P. Mather and Addie S Mather.

Visa was my Great-Grandmother. I hope to get in touch with more family. Does anyone know anything about Visas sister that married Mr. Clark and lived in lilydale NY?


Name: Wendy J. Mather <>
Date: 2004-03-08
Descendant of Thomas Mather c.early 1900's
Hello All ... I feel like the lost lamb. 'Tis only recently I have ventured in to the wonderful world of Family Searching, and never before has it been so obvious the lack of information on my behalf.
For the sake of my own two children, and any future generations of ours, I am attempting to put together something I have recently been finding extremely interesting ... many thanks to anyone who can be of constructive assistance though. :)


Name: Mary <>
Date: 2004-03-05
Descendant of Herman Kopp & Ila Fern Worthy
How are you related to this family?

Name: Kim Popper <>
Date: 2004-01-30
Descendant of Elizabeth Mather/Dr. Henry Dorchester Woodward
Ruth, What a great site. If anyone has information or additional photos please email me. I'm also interested in more information on Dr. Henry Woodward. Thanks,

Name: harold rex <>
Date: 2004-01-14
Descendant of rex family
I like your web page.I been resounce Rex family ,like your picture of tomstone .

Name: Tanya Williams Ross <>
Date: 2003-12-27
Descendant of Eunice Mather
Great to find this site. Keep up the good work

Name: Tammy Beede <>
Date: 2003-12-13
Descendant of ????????
I know that I am a member of the Mather family tree, and that it has been traced back to Cotton and Increase Mather, but I do not know any more than that. My mother is Betty Jane Mather, born Jul 20, 1962, and her father is James F. Mather III(?); I do not know my grandfather, and my mother has no more information than I do. The only other information I have is that my Great Grandmother commissioned a book of the early Mather Family History, and my mother was given a copy of it as a child, shortly before she lost touch with her paternal family. If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated. I now have children of my own, and I would like to find out more about the Mather side of my family.

The site is GREAT!


Name: Doris M. Winters-Small <>
Date: 2003-11-04
Descendant of Adam Mather & Mary Elizabeth nee: Loungeway
I love this site. You have put as much time and effort into it as has the family that grew us.

Name: Connie Letendre <>
Date: 2003-11-03
Descendant of Lella Mather
Glad to find your website. Lella Mather Doyle was my grandmother and I believe descended from Rev. Richard. I finally have time to really get into this now since I've retired. It's addicting!

Name: David Bruce Mather <>
Date: 2003-10-22
Descendant of Clifford Ira Mather, Jr.
Just thought I'd put my name out there so if anyone wanted to contact me they could.

Name: Em <>
Date: 2003-10-21
Descendant of Rev Richard Mather
It is fun doing a report and finding a great, great, great,... grandfather on the internet.

Name: Allison Irene McConnell <>
Date: 2003-10-17
Descendant of Paul Mather
My mother, June Lenore Mather (Hemphill)(Born to Rosemary Stephens and Paul Mather, Ohio, 1930) used to tell me stories about the great history of the Mather family. She passed away in 1994, but it was wonderful to be able to locate this web page. My mom used to tell me that one of her aunts in Boston had traced the family tree and that if I ever wanted to know about it, I should try finding her. She said the Mathers were part of Boston society. Thank you for this web page!

Name: Allison Irene McConnell <>
Date: 2003-10-17
Descendant of Paul Mather
My mother, June Lenore Mather (Hemphill) used to tell me stories about the great history of the Mather family. She passed away in 1994, but it was wonderful to be able to locate this web page. My mom used to tell me that one of her aunts in Boston had traced the family tree and that if I ever wanted to know about it, I should try finding her. She said the Mathers were part of Boston society. Thank you for this web page!

Name: Melva (Mathers) Bradley <>
Date: 2003-10-14
Descendant of George and Catherine Ann Bedine
I have thoroughly enjoyed your site. It is goosebump thrilling to see things such as pictures of my ancestors. It is awesome to think of the family Richard started when he came to America!

Name: Doris Mather Davis <>
Date: 2003-10-06
Descendant of Rev. Richard Mather
I truly enjoyed seeing the tombstones and the pictures on the website. I enjoyed everything about the Mather's you had on the site!!! Keep up the good work.

Name: Linda Winters <>
Date: 2003-09-17
Descendant of Celia Angeline Mather?
Thank you for sharing your wonderful family book. I do not believe my Celia is the same as yours because my family data (verbal) is that George and Celia married and lived until their deaths in Kansas. It is nice to see such dedication....thank you for sharing.

Linda Winters wife of Wayne Winters son of Elaine Wyatt, daughter of Galen Wyatt son of Celia Mather and George Culver Wyatt.....


Name: Nathan <Mather>
Date: 2003-08-16
Descendant of ?
Hi, I thought I would sign the guest book, I live in the UK, Where we have a few numbers of Mathers.,
If anyone would like to contact me.


Name: Brenda Piche <>
Date: 2003-08-11
Descendant of Asa Mather & Christine McDonald
Enjoyed viewing your pages. The photo of Cotton Mather bears a striking resemblance to my brother-in-law, Norman (Orville) Piche, son of Sadie Mather and Andre Piche. She is the daughter of Norman Mather and Rubecca Rice of Saskatchewan, Canada. He is the son of Alonzo (Asa)Mather and Christine McDonald of Ontario. Still searching for the rest of the family.

Name: John & Cheryl Markley <>
Date: 2003-08-08
Descendant of Richard and Elizabeth
Greetings. My wife and I are both Mather descendents. I am from Richard while she is from his sister Elizabeth.

Name: Deanna Bolton <>
Date: 2003-08-02
Descendant of Rev Richard's son Timothy
Your site has renewed my Mather spirit . . . My dear Great-grandmother whom I loved as a child was Florence N. Newcomb wife of William A. Mather.

Name: Stephen John Mather <>
Date: 2003-07-26
Descendant of Eldon Hubert Mather
Mother: Anne Swaigart. Brothers: Timothy Wells Mather, Richard Farmen Mather. Wife: Kristi Haney. Children: Sarah Anne Mather, Tyler John Mather, Jessica Virginia Mather, Mitchell Scott Mather

Name: Stephen John Mather <>
Date: 2003-07-26
Descendant of Eldon Hubert Mather
Mother: Anne Swigart. Brothers: Timothy Wells Mather and Richard Farmen Mather

Name: Christine Jobusch Baxter <>
Date: 2003-07-22
Descendant of Fred abd Josephine Jobusch
Edna Emig Jobusch died in Tucson Arizona in 1978 she was returned to Collinsville for burial...It was neat visitine the web site of relatives thank you

Name: David Glen Mather <>
Date: 2003-07-11
Descendant of Timothy Mather
Thank you so much for this grate site. You have been a grate healp.

Name: Grace Goodall <>
Date: 2003-07-07
Descendant of husband a descendant of Varnum & Abigail Washburn Mather
FYI -- Royce Mather and Esther Jane Hallock Mather had 16 children: -- you are missing these..
Matilda b. 14 Nov 1852
Margaret b. 14 Nov 1854
Eunice H. b. 16 Jun 1856 m. Dec 1875 Joseph Hiram Brown
Nathaniel b. 14 Sep 1861
Mary b. 1 July 1863
Annie b. 24 May 1865 d. 1935 m. James Tod (1871-1947) 2 known children
Minnie Victoria b. 7 Jun 1883 d abt 1895/96


Name: Grace Goodall <>
Date: 2003-07-07
Descendant of husband descendant of Varnum Mather & Abigail Washburn
For your info re Albert Mitchum Mather:
! b. 28 Jun 1872, E. Zorra, Oxford Co, Ontario, Canada and d. Woodstock, Ontario, Canada 8 May 1938
m. 1 Jan 1900 at Woodstock, Canada to Sarah Ann Martin b. Woodstock May 1872 and d. Woodstock 9 Dec 1938

!e-mail from Bonnie Dickinson: Albert Mitchum Mather served 2 years in World War I and returned when daughter Violet was 4 years old. Grandmother Violet said that she did not know him when he returned which upset Great Grandfather very much. Albert Mather was 44 years old when he went away to the war. He was No. 675846 of 168 Oxford Battalion.
Albert is buried Lot 7, RangeM, Baptist Cemetery in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada


Name: Elizabeth L Yager <>
Date: 2003-06-29
Descendant of Harriett Mather
Harriett married to Henry J Tibbets Children Metta Sally Metelia who married Albert Sunbarger who was my grandfather, children Lee Clifford, Stephen Melvin, Grace V, Alice M, My father was Lee All settled in Cassody KS

Name: Joan Dobson Mitchell <>
Date: 2003-06-17
Descendant of Lula B. Mather Dobson
My grandmother was Lula Belle Mather Dobson, whose parents were John E. Mather and Martha Noblitt Mather. I came across your information in and then found this wonderful website! I am looking for any information on Martha Noblitt's parents, Chesterfield and Mary. Mary ? Noblitt is buried in an unmarked grave in Pawnee, Oklahoma. We are going to put up a marker but need more information. Can you help?

Date: 2003-05-16
Descendant of UNSURE NOW

Name: Gary Mather <>
Date: 2003-05-08
Descendant of John Mather of Lowton, Winwick PArish, Lancashire, Englland (Midd 1500's)
Its finaly great to see other members of the family!!! I have the Lineage book of Rev. Richard Mather BY Horace E. Mather of Hartford,Conn, USA printed in 1890 and I was wondering if any one else may have a copy of it.If any one elese has a copy of it look on page 451 and number 4016 (son of Elias C. Mather)was my grandfather Berthia Mather born on May 14, 1872. IF you would like to contact me feel free to do so...thank you.

Name: Michael Francis Mather <>
Date: 2003-05-07
Descendant of Claude Leon Mather
I am the grandson of Claude Leon Mather, who was the son of Stanton Frederick Mather and Cora Belle (Cooley) Mather. I was born 1 Dec 1946 in Watertown, New York. I have worked many years on the family genealogy and have about 13,000 descendants of Rev. Richard Mather in my PAF5 program. I have just stumbled upon your site. It is very exciting to see how much work you have accumulated. I'm getting the impression that many contributors have donated their information. Obviously you have more than could be possibly collected from the usual publications and internet sources.
I'm looking forward to providing you with anything I can, and comparing all of your information with my own. I actually have about 38,500 people in the program. I have added generous numbers of family members who have married into our family. They may not be Mather descendants of John or Thomas, but they are related to at least some of the Mather family members. I haven't even had time to look yet but Rev. Richard's sister Elizabeth has become a major contributor to the family, especially in Northampton, MA.
I haven't seen a definitive inclusion of her in the family tree, other than my own. I'm curious to see how much you have done on he and her descendants.


Name: Ben Mather <>
Date: 2003-03-24
Descendant of John Robert Mather
I have conducted my own personal research before, and the Mather coat-of-arms I found was different to the one displayed here, and the motto too, which is "fortiter et celeriter". Is this definitely the Mather family crest, or merely the personal crest and motto of Richard Mather? Though both differ, the two coat-of-arms do share a smiliar color scheme...

Name: Randy Whitesell <>
Date: 2003-02-25
Descendant of Mary Elizabeth Segrest
I am researching my wife's side of the family and came across your family tree on RootsWeb. There is a Mary Elizabeth Segrest (or Segrist) who married Henry Milton Mayfield. One of their children, Sarah Evaline Mayfield (born December 26, 1879), is my wife's great-grandmother. Feel free to email me, if you want.

Name: mary binkley <>
Date: 2003-02-07
Descendant of not a descendant
My sister`s husband is Robert Rex son of Robert Monroe Rex of Lima, Ohio. I have been doing some research for them and accidently found your database on Ancestry. They and their children were thrilled to find their ancestors, thanks to all of your hard work.
Again, on behalf of their family, they would like to THANK YOU!!!


Name: Bridgett <>
Date: 2003-01-31
Descendant of Frank E. Mather
Ruth: I have been tryig to locate information on Isadora Cooley, wife of John Newton Mather, Jr.. I have located a Isadora Cooley in the 1860 census, living with Henry Cooley, age 33, a Christianna, age 34, an Emily, age 13, a Mary, age 8, and Isadora, age 6. Do you have any information that would verify if this is the Isadora that married John, or that it is the wrong girl. Thanks. Bridgett

Name: Bridgett <>
Date: 2003-01-21
Descendant of Frank Elbridge Mather
Wow, I love your site Ruth. There is so much great information here. Thanks for all your fine work. My greatgrandmother Kathrine Gallagher was wife of Frank Elbridge Mather, and I was wondering if anyone out there ever came across any photographs she did. I know she was a photo refinisher and later a photographer, but only have found personal photos of hers. Would you have any idea where I might find that type of information. Keep up the great work.

Name: Richard Mather <>
Date: 2003-01-17
Coming recently from the Lancashire branch of the Family I was amused to see what an illustrious namesake I had

Name: Janet Walker <>
Date: 2003-01-13
Descendant of Timothy Mather
I am the daughter of Everett Kritzler - the son of Mary Neubauer - the daughter of Sarah C. Mather.
I'm new to this web site. I am told I was the youngest at the 1953 reunion in Conn. Is there going to be another reunion there 50 years later? Anyone know?


Name: Bob McNamara <>
Date: 2002-12-30
Descendant of You know! Okay . . . Wava Merry.
Hi Ruth;
I want to wish you and your family a Happy New Year. I hope that this new year brings health and happines to you and all of those close to you.
I've also changed E-mail address and I figured I'd better get this new one out to everybody. It's
Best wishes for 2003.

Bob McNamara- Colorado Springs


Name: Michael Anthony Mather <>
Date: 2002-12-12
Descendant of Anthony Mather
Hi folks,

Nice website by the way. Just a few questions.

1. My father is an identical twin, his brother is Richard Chippendale Mather. Son's of Sydney Mather. Any relation to those on your site?
2. My family has an extremely old 1600's Family Bible any interest in viewing this? It's in the hands of one of my cousins now, but should be easily accessed for photo's if there is an interest?

Well nice site and I hope to hear from you in the near future.


Name: Carol Mather <>
Date: 2002-11-25
Descendant of Amaziah Mather (b. circa 1790)
Can you tell me anything about Amaziah Mather, born 1769 in Lyme, Connecticut? Thanks for any help.

Name: Stephen Wetherby <>
Date: 2002-10-12
Descendant of Jerusha Mather, dau of John - 313
This is a very good web site. Thank you for the fine work. Have you linked to the sites with information on Rev. Richard Mather?

I have been trying to find a copy of the Lineage of Rev. Richard Mather locally, but find the connection to that book through this site - thanks.

When I put the date of birth of Lieut Joseph Mather 2/29/1686 into Family Tree Maker I received a note which stated that this was not a leap year which puts that date into question.

How well regarded is the accuracy of the book Lineage of Rev. Richard Mather?


Name: Chris Mather <>
Date: 2002-10-11
Descendant of Richard
You sent me a copy of your GEDCOM. I have changed my email address so please make a correction. I lost all of my internet addresses too so I am glad I found your site again.


Name: Tonia (Chambers) Boothe <>
Date: 2002-08-29
Descendant of Harry O. Painter/Charlotte Baldwin
I have been looking for more info on Wayne Painter born to Harry Otis Painter and Charlotte B. Baldwin in Bond Co., IL. My grandmother was Velma R. Painter born to Harry and his first wife Naomi Conley, Charlotte was a 2nd wife--after 1918 death of Naomi. Wayne is a 1/2 brother to my grandmother. I am searching for him or his kids I have names of them and rough brithdates. I was hoping they may hold key to some Painter family line info. Please contact me if anyone has info on this family. Harry O. Painter was born in Clark Co., MO and his family is from there--and I have info on some of them as well.

Name: Leslie Mather <>
Date: 2002-07-20
Descendant of Ernest Sydney Mather/Christina Hunt
Heard there was a Mather coat of arms?

Name: Harold J. Maddox Jr. <>
Date: 2002-07-11
Descendant of Robert Henry Mather
If you need it, I can send you a Gedcom of my family from Samuel Mather and Margaret Allen.

Name: Sarah E. Crane <>
Date: 2002-05-27
Descendant of Martha Ann Mather
Martha Ann Mather, daughter of William and Mary Ann Mather , and sister to Alonzo C. Mather was my Great, Great Grandmother. She married Albert Barnes Watkins and three children including my Great Grandfather, Jesse Mather Watkins. Jesse Mather Watkins married Katharine Fullerton Stillwell and had two surving children including my Grandfather, Jesse Mather Watkins Jr. He married Evelyn Rosa Metcalf and three daughters including, the youngest of which is my mother, Mary Stillwell Watkins. She married Frank Seymour Crane III and I am the youngest of three.

I have enjoyed the site-Thank You!


Name: Sarah E. Crane <>
Date: 2002-05-27
Descendant of Martha Ann Mather
Martha Ann Mather, daughter of William and Mary Ann Mather , and sister to Alonzo C. Mather was my Great, Great Grandmother. She married Albert Barnes Watkins and three children including my Great Grandfather, Jesse Mather Watkins. Jesse Mather Watkins married Katharine Fullerton Stillwell and had two surving children including my Grandfather, Jesse Mather Watkins Jr. He married Evelyn Rosa Metcalf and three daughters including, the youngest of which is my mother, Mary Stillwell Watkins. She married Frank Seymour Crane III and I am the youngest of three.

Name: Nancy Burns <you know it!!!!>
Date: 2002-05-08
Dear Ruth,
I hadn't checked your website lately....need to do that every once in awhile. What fun!!! I DO need to learn how to do what you do.....but time....time.....later....I hope.
Keep up the good work. I love it!!
p.s. Hope to see you soon.


Name: Jen <>
Date: 2002-03-31
Descendant of Frank Spendley
My great Grandfather Frank was adopted (but kept his last name) we have no information about what happened to his parents or who they were. i beileve that he had about 6 brothers and sisters all of whom were adopted to families in the Binghamton NY area. SInce Spindler is such a close spellling to my own name i was wondering if you had any information. thanks! ~Jen

Name: Martha Matthews <>
Date: 2002-02-03
Descendant of Elizur Mather
Elizur Mather was born in Conn in 1785. His father ? was in the Revolution. He moved to Monroe Co. New York and died Feb 10, 1869. We can't find his parents or his wifes name. He is my husbands 3rd grtgrandfather. Any help would be apprected. Sincerely Martha Matthws

Name: Lucy <>
Date: 2002-01-25
Descendant of Carrie Kitton Mather
This is just wonderful site and it is a wonderful history. I added some corrections and can possibly do more. Thanks for all you have done. Can you tell me where to find Cotton and Increase? Many thanks and a great job!

Name: Laura E. Mather <>
Date: 2001-12-20
Descendant of Richard Mather
Thanks so much for this site! I'm from Boston and most of my family is living here. It's been a treat to find your site because for Christmas this year, I've framed old family photos and will include information about our family crest and geneology as well as information about the church in Toxteth! Merry Christmas! Kind regards, Laura Mather

Name: William James Cox <>
Date: 2001-11-25
Descendant of Loulie F. Mather
This is an excellent website. Kee up the good work

Name: Rene' Ducharme <>
Date: 2001-11-16
Descendant of Clara Augusta Miche'
Clara Augusta Miche' Pennington was my grand mother. I was excited to find the information that you have on the Miche' family. Grandma never wanted to talk genealogy so you have alot of info. that I did not have. Thank you for putting it on the web.

Name: Rene' Ducharme <>
Date: 2001-11-16
Descendant of Clara Augusta Miche'
Clara Augusta Miche' Pennington was my grand mother. I was excited to find the information that you have on the Miche' family. Grandma never wanted to talk genealogy so you have alot of info. that I dod not have. Thank you for putting it on the web.

Name: Linda Lou (Mather) Warren <>
Date: 2001-11-05
Descendant of Archiebald Glen Mather
My Dad was form New York State and he moved to Ca. had 2 son's. Chuck Mather that lived in northeren ca. He had 3son's there mother was wilma. then married and had one or 2 daughter's I think she was Naden. I'am Linda Lou and live in Texas.

Name: MEAhlstrom <>
Date: 2001-10-13
Just ran across the Mather site and enjoyed so much. My husband (deceased 30 years) was a direct Mather descendant. His middle name was Mather.

Name: Dorothy Welch <>
Date: 2001-10-10
Descendant of Roxy Mather
I don't know much about my GGreatgrandmother Roxy Mather.Other than she was born in Missouri on or around 1850.I do know she lived in NE in 1877 thats where my Grandfather was born. He was William Welch.I was told that all the Mather's was related somehow. Can you help me on Roxy Mather?Regards from Mo. Dorothy Welch

Name: John A. Thompson <>
Date: 2001-09-23
Descendant of Thomas Mather
Correction to myy guest book Note. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Mather, sister of Rev. Richard.
John THompson


Name: John Alvord Thompson <>
Date: 2001-09-23
Descendant of Richard Mather
Great site, but no mention of Elisabeth Mather born around 1618 in England, Married Dr, Henry Woodward in 1639 and died in Northampton 13 Ayg 1690. I come for her line of Woodward to Taylor (Capt John) to Alvord to Folts to Thompson.That takes the family for N.Y. to Ohio.
Again thank you for the great site.

John A. Thompson


Name: Sara Mather Lyon <>
Date: 2001-07-15
Descendant of Rev. Richard Mather thru Timothy b, 1628
I enjoyed your Mather pictures and stories very much. Well done. Sara Mather Lyon

Name: Barbara <>
Date: 2001-04-11
Descendant of Increase Mather
Hi, It's good to know that there are still Mathers' out there. You have a Mather reunion..we have a Lain reunion, every 5 years in Westtown, Orange, NY. It's BIG

Name: Barbara <>
Date: 2001-04-11
Descendant of Increase Mather
Hi, It's good to know that there are still Mathers' out there. You have a Mather reunion..we have a Lain reunion, every 5 years in Westtown, Orange, NY. It's BIG

Name: Steve Costelli <>
Date: 2001-03-23
Descendant of Costelli/Thomas Richards/?
Hi Ruth
Great web site you have created. Keep up the great work!
Steve & Pat


Name: Judy Allen <>
Date: 2001-03-19
Descendant of Rev. Richard Mather
My mother was a Mather; daughter of Stephen (1878), son of Charles T. They lived in Iowa.

Name: Melissa Tran (Mather) <>
Date: 2001-02-19
Descendant of James Mather
I'm so glad my sister, Amy, made the connection to our distant family. I think we've always felt a little disconnected for a variety of reasons. Now this may help close the gap. I'm hoping to someday meet all of you. Thank you for this wonderful work you have been doing.

Melissa Carin Tran

mother of Kayla Carin Tran - 4 yrs
Reed Joseph Tran - 2 yrs
and baby due September 13, 2001


Date: 2001-01-19
Descendant of WILLIAM MATHER



Name: Thelma Johnston <>
Date: 2000-11-18
Descendant of Nellie Rebecca Ellsworth
Hi Ruth, just checking in to see your homepage. Its nice to see Grandma Nellie there. I have started a family site at If you would like I can send an Invitation so you can access any info on Nellie's descendants. I found her death listed on the B.C. Archives site. She died June 1, 1965 in Penticton, B.C. Canada. Thanks again.


Name: Barb Allrich Engler <>
Date: 2000-11-17
I'm impressed, Ruth!

Name: Steve Koons <>
Date: 2000-11-11
Descendant of ???
hi ruth.... pretty nice job... love the picture with the goat..... thought maybe i'd see more surnames that i knew... one i couldn't think of yesterday was medaris.... have one married to a princehouse in lima, ohio.... have got to be more connections there somewhere.. just tough finding them....

Name: Paula Frost <>
Date: 2000-11-07
Descendant of Henry Hudson
My Grandfather was Edward Hudson, son of George Anson Hudson, son of Henry Hudson, son of Matthew Hudson and now thanks to you I can look for a David Hudson as Matthews' father. Can you tell me why you believe David Hudson is the father? Any proof? This is so exciting!

George Anson Hudson had six children with his wife Mary Ellen Drury. They moved from Ohio to Nebraska and then after George passed on, Mary came to California to live with her children.

Please let me know if you have any further information and if you would like the info on this line in the family I'll be happy to share.

Thank you,
Paula Frost


Name: Thelma Johnston <>
Date: 2000-10-18
Descendant of James Ellsworth
Thanks, Ruth, for your great help. I printed some of the history you have on your site to share with the rest of my family. It is wonderful to find such good information, and all in one place. I am continuing research and will be back again.
Thelma, (one of your Canadian cousins)


Name: Greg Mather <>
Date: 2000-10-16
Descendant of Gilbert and James Mather
Interesting site. I'll return now that my interest has been recharged

Name: Barbara E. Whitehead <barbfen@stlnet. com>
Date: 2000-09-29
Descendant of Samuel Spindler
Ruth, I love it. What a way to start out. Your mother looks great. As I said. Wish we were closer. Barbara

Name: P. R. Orr <>
Date: 2000-09-13
Descendant of Thomas & Mary (???) Brown
I am really impressed that your Mother is trying to learn how to operate the computer. It is wonderful people of her age have the health and interest to learn new things. I am also happy to understand that she may give Rush some consideration. I will look over your web page later. Thanks for the address!

Name: Zella Greene <>
Date: 2000-09-06
Descendant of Timothy
Anxious to hear back from you regarding my E Mail. Excellent site.

Name: Mrs Elaine Derbyshire <>
Date: 2000-08-19
I live in Wigan, England, United Kingdon.
Married to Alan Derbyshire, whose mother is
Margaret Derbyshire (nee Mather). The Mather family lived in Queen Street, Pemberton, Wigan. There are six brothers and sisters and many cousins! If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact! We have a very extensive history research facility and could possibly link details for you!

Contact anytime !

Good luck!


Name: Grace Mather <>
Date: 2000-08-05
Can't think of who to put that I'm a descendant of; do I go all the way back to the Original Richard? Do I mention all of the Timothys along the way? My Father Gurdon Clark Mather or his father Horatio Nelson Mather? So many choices!

Name: sue mather <>
Date: 2000-07-29
Descendant of don & jennie. . .
Hey Ruth:

Great photo of Helen and Bea. Been thinking of you lately. Hope all is well. Sue


Name: Jean Hawkins <>
Date: 2000-07-13
Descendant of Bea Mather
I already signed the guest book and then the screen said that I made a mistake. So I am doing it again. Bea Macgreger is my sister and she has told me of the great search you have done. Thank you.

Jean Hawkins


Name: Jean Hawkins <>
Date: 2000-07-13
Descendant of Bea Mather's daughter
How fun to see mother's picture on my screen. Thanks for all your interesting work. My husband has a relative that is doing the same thing for his family tree

Jean Hawkins (Bea Macgregor, my sister, told me to look at your web site.)


Name: Steven Joe Bratten <>
Date: 2000-07-11
Descendant of Johm Jacob Schaffner
fifth generation; sixth generation Christopher John Bratten born July 5,1991; David Kyle Bratten born January 31, 1991

Name: Ross Mather <>
Date: 2000-06-30
Descendant of Rosslyn Mather / D.O.B. 7.8.1925
I was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England 22.3.1950. I have family contacts in Newcastle who have researched Mather in the north east of England back to early 1800s.

Name: Ruth Mather <>
Date: 2000-06-22
I hope you enjoy this site!