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Clergyman

Samuel Mather, American clergyman.

Background

Mather, Samuel was born on October 30, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Cotton and Elizabeth (Clark) Mather.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1723, honorary Doctor of Divinity, 1773. Master of Arts (honorary), University Glasgow (Scotland), 1731. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, U. Aberdeen (Scotland), 1762.

Career

Chaplain of Castle William, Boston Harbor, 1724-1732. Minister 2d Congregational Church, Boston, 1732-1741. Dismissed by church, established (with minority of his old parishioners) a new church, served as minister until death.

Author: Life of the Very Reverend, and Learned Cotton Mather, 1729. Attempt to Show that America Must be Known to the Ancients, 1773. The Sacred Minister, 1773.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Life of the Very Reverend, and Learned Cotton Mather, 1729. Attempt to Show that America Must be Known to the Ancients, 1773. The Sacred Minister, 1773.

Connections

Married Hannah Hutchinson, August 23, 1733, children—Hannah, Samuel, Thomas, Increase.

father:
Cotton Mather

mother:
Elizabeth (Clark) Mather

spouse:
Hannah Hutchinson