Mather, Samuel was born on October 30, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Cotton and Elizabeth (Clark) Mather.
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.
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.
Married Hannah Hutchinson, August 23, 1733, children—Hannah, Samuel, Thomas, Increase.