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Deerfield in Franklin County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Rev. Samuel Mather M.A.

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, September 17, 2019
1. Rev.Samuel Mather Marker
Inscription.  
In Memory Of
Rev. Samuel Mather. M.A.
Pioneer Minister of Deerfield 1673 – 75. Who lived in a house on this site.

Born at Dorchester, 1650. Graduated Harvard College 1671.
Married Hannah, Daughter of Governor Robert Treat
Of Connecticut, 1676.

Son of Timothy and Grandson of Rev.Richard Mather Minister of Toxteth, England and Dorchester, Mass.
Founder Of The Noted Mather Family Of America.
Grandson of General H. Atherton
of the Colonial Army and French and Indian Wars.
Chosen by the general consent
Of the Clergy of Connecticut in 1700
one of the Founders
and First Trustees, of Yale College.
Minister At Windsor Connecticut
From 1682 Till his death In 1728
After Bloody Brook Massacre In 1675 The Town was Destroyed
By Indians and the Church Scattered.
At the Request of the Survivors he Waited Four Years ,
when. there Being No Prospect of the Re-Settlement
He Accepted a Call to another Church.
“Known Throughout the Churches of the Colony.
Whereof he Hath been for many Years
A
Rev.Samuel Mather Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 17, 2019
2. Rev.Samuel Mather Marker
faithful Pastor for his Piety, Gravity and usefulness.”

 
Erected 1925 by Samuel and William Mather.
 
Location. 42° 32.733′ N, 72° 36.253′ W. Marker is in Deerfield, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is on Old Main St 0.1 miles south of Albany Rd, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deerfield MA 01342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quinton Stockwell/ Abigail Bullard Stockwell (here, next to this marker); Deerfield Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); John Sheldon and Hannah Stebbins (within shouting distance of this marker); Deerfield Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Indian House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Deerfield Village (about 300 feet away); Home of Joseph Stebbins (about 700 feet away); John Stebbins Home Lot (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deerfield.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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