Tuesday, June 28, 2011


[Ancestral Link: Harold William Miller, son of Edward Emerson Miller, son of Anna Hull (Miller), daughter of William Hull, son of Anna Hyde (Hull), daughter of Mehitable Marvin (Hyde), daughter of Deborah Mather (Marvin), daughter of Samuel Mather, son of Richard Mather, son of Catherine Atherton (Mather)]

Elizabeth Atherton Elizabeth Atherton was christened on 28 September 1628 in Winwick Parish, Lancashire, England. She was the daughter of Major Gen. Humphrey Atherton and Mary Wales.  About 1650 Elizabeth married Timothy Mather, son of Richard Mather and Catherine Holt. Elizabeth Atherton died on Thursday, 20 February 1709/10 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 81 years, 4 months and 23 days Her gravestone reads: Here Lyes ye Body of Mrs Elizabeth Mather Wife to MrTimothy Mather Aged 79 Years Died Febry ye 20 1709-10.4
Children of Elizabeth Atherton and Timothy Mather
Rev. Samuel Mather (5 September 1651 - 18 March 1727/28)
Nathaniel Mather (30 January 1653 - 1653)
Richard Mather (22 November 1653 - 17 August 1688)
Catherine Mather (6 January 1656 - a 1694)
Nathaniel Mather (2 September 1658 - )
Joseph Mather (25 May 1661 - a 1691)
Atherton Mather (4 October 1663 - )
Lawson, Stephen M.. "Wales" Ancestry of Stephen Lawson. Online http://sml.simplenet.com/ancestries/wales.html. Printout dated 22 March 1998.
Brown, John C. J. "The Atherton Family in England", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume XXXV (January 1881).
Drake, Samuel G.. "Memoir of the Rev. Cotton Mather, D.D., with a Genealogy of the Family of Mather", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume VI (1852).
Trask, William B. "Inscriptions from the Old Burial Ground in Dorchester, Ms.", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume IV (1850).

Elizabeth aka Catherine Atherton's Marriage to Timothy Mather
carol bruneradded this on 18 Sep 2010
Elizabeth aka Catherine Atherton married Timothy Mather as her second husband in 1678. The marriage record that reports 1650 as the date of their marriage is in error. Elizabeth's first marriage was to William Weekes/Weeks in 1650.
found on ancestry.com

Wales Family History Elizabeth - born 1628/31, England. There is some question whether Elizabeth was born before or after Jonathan. Elizabeth was sometimes called Catherine. Married Dr. Timothy MATHER (born 1628, Liverpool, England; died January 14, 1684), second son of Rev. Richard MATHER, and brother of Rev. Samuel, Rev. Nathaniel, Rev. Eleazer, and Rev. Increase MATHER. Timothy married second March 20, 1678/9 Elizabeth WEEKS. Children of Elizabeth (ATHERTON) and Timothy MATHER: Rev. Samuel MATHER of Windsor married Hannah TREAT; Nathaniel died as infant; Richard married Catharine WISE; Catharine; Nathaniel; Joseph married Sarah CLAP; and Atherton married first Rebecca STOUGHTON, and second Mary LAMB.
found on ancestry.com

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