Mather Family Tree
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Sarah Hankridge, widow of Rev. John Cotton - 2nd wife
Catherine Holt 1st wife
Richard traveled in 1596 aboard the Ship James, with wife Sarah and 4 children including Timothy, to Massachusetts and became part of the Puritan clergy of New England.
Katharine, Nathaniel, Joseph + 6 others
Timothy was known as "the Mather Farmer." Moved to Lyme, Connecticut and established family farm.
Also a farmer in Lyme, CT.
Captain Timothy served with colonists in the wars with Pequot Indians.
Oldest of 5 children
John, Hannah, Bell, Hannah (2nd)
Graduated from Yale and moved to Stamford, CT (now Darien) to become a Congregational minister. Became a "fiery patriot" and champion of the Revolutionary Cause.
Hannah, Sarah, Moses, Rana, Clara, Clara (2nd), Nancy, Betsey, David, Phebe
Built the Mather Homestead on 100 acres of farmland. He and his wife, Sarah, raised 11 children in the house.
Happy Osborne Wakeman
Joseph Wakeman Mather
Bertha Jemima Walker
Jane Thacker Floy
Edward Reynolds McPherson
Became a wealthy industrialist in the Borax business. He made the case for the National Park Service and became its first Director in 1917.
Anne Floy McPherson Tracy
Stephen Mather McPherson
Jane Mather McPherson Nickerson 1940
One of the first female architects in Connecticut and a charter member of the Darien Historical Society.