James J. Mather

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James J. Mather

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Northumberland, UK
Death: October 17, 1821 (67-75)
St James, LA, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Frances Sophia Mather
Father of James J. Mather, Jr.; George Mather II; Ann Hicky; Frances Sophia Duncan and Isabel Wykoff

Occupation: Merchant, Politician, Planter. 4th Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana. Served from 1804 to 1812
Managed by: Gordon Mather Riddick, Jr.
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About James J. Mather

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MATHER, James J., merchant, politician, planter. Born Coupland, Northumberland, England, ca. 1750; son of Peter and Eleanor Mather. Emigrated to America, ca. 1776. Established mercantile firm with George Morgan in 1776; later in business with Arthur Strother. Acquired extensive land holdings in Southeast Louisiana. Appointed to Louisiana Legislative Council, 1804 and again in 1806; judge, county of Lafourche, 1805; and mayor of New Orleans, March, 1807. Reappointed annually as mayor through 1812. Resigned in May, 1812, probably due to bad health. Retired to estate in St. James Parish. Trustee, College of Orleans; director, Orleans Navigation Co., 1808-1810. Married Frances (?). Five children: James; George (q.v.); Ann, wife of Philip Hickey (q.v.); Frances Sophia, wife of Abner L. Duncan; and Isabel, wife of William Wykoff. Protestant. Died, St. James Parish, October 7, 1821; interred St. Michael's Cemetery, Convent, La. W.E. Sources: Clarence E. Carter, ed., Territorial Papers of the United States, Vol. IX, The Territory of Orleans (1940); Marie M. Campbell, Nostalgic Notes on St. James (1977); Work Projects Administration, ed., Administrations of the Mayors of New Orleans (1940).

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James J. Mather's Timeline

1750
1750
Northumberland, UK
1779
1779
Age 29
New Orleans, LA, United States
1780
1780
Age 30
New Orleans, LA, United States
1781
March 4, 1781
Age 31
1784
1784
Age 34
1785
1785
Age 35
1821
October 17, 1821
Age 71
St James, LA, United States