Samuel Mather (1706 - 1785)

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Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Ma, USA
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Ma, USA
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ID: I6656 Name: Samuel Mather Reverend Doctor Surname: Mather Given Name: Samuel Suffix: Reverend Doctor Sex: M Birth: 30 Oct 1706 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Death: 27 Jun 1785 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Burial: Jun 1785 Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Reference Number: 70 _UID: 5E8AFAAAE21BD6118724B5B86A52743EF6C8 Note: !Reverend Doctor Samuel Mather visited Europe when a young man, but we have no knowledge of his travels in that continent. He probably visited his uncle, the Reverend Samuel Mather, who was a preacher in Witney, in Oxfordshire, England. At the age of thirteen he entered Harvard College; graduated 1723, at age 17. He probably studied theology under the direction of his father, Reverend Doctor Cotton Mather, and it is said he soon obtained a good reputation. In 1732 he was chosen colleague with Reverend Mr. Gee of the Second Church in Boston (North Church), in which his father was minister. Change Date: 28 Dec 2010 at 18:40:34

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Father: Cotton Mather Reverend Doctor b: 12 Feb 1662/1663 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts c: 15 Feb 1662/1663 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Mother: Elizabeth Clarke b: Feb 1673/1674 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts

Marriage 1 Hannah Hutchinson b: 1 Nov 1714 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Married: 23 Aug 1733 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Children

Samuel Mather b: 8 Feb 1736/1737 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Thomas Mather Doctor b: Aug 1738 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts c: 13 Aug 1738 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Elisabeth Mather b: 1740 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Increase Mather b: Sep 1741 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Sarah Nancy Mather b: 1745 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Abigail Mather b: 1745 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Hannah Mather b: 27 Jun 1752 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts

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FROMThe Oxford Companion to American Literature | 1995 | James D. Hart and and Phillip W. Leininger Mather, Samuel

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Mather, Samuel (1706–85),son of Cotton Mather, was graduated from Harvard (1723) and the following year began preaching. He married a sister of Thomas Hutchinson, and in 1732 became pastor of the Second Church in Boston. Charges that are now uncertain caused him to be dismissed (1741), and more than 90 of his congregation withdrew with him to found a new church, which he ministered until his death. His writings include some 20 books, marked by erudition rather than intellectual strength or style. Among them were a Life of the Very Reverend and Learned Cotton Mather (1729), Attempt To Shew That America Must Be Known to the Ancients (1773), and the poem The Sacred Minister (1773). The last of the “Mather Dynasty,” he appears to have been an unsuccessful preacher with little public influence. A contemporary said that “though a treasury of valuable historical anecdotes,” he was “as weak a man as I ever knew.”

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Rev. Dr. Samuel Mather's Timeline

1706
October 30, 1706
Boston, Suffolk, Ma, USA
1737
February 8, 1737
Age 30
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
1738
August, 1738
Age 31
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
1740
1740
Age 33
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
1741
September, 1741
Age 34
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
1745
1745
Age 38
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
1745
Age 38
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
1752
June 27, 1752
Age 45
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
1785
June 27, 1785
Age 78
Boston, Suffolk, Ma, USA
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