Person:Increase Mather (2)

m. 29 Sep 1624
  1. Rev. Samuel Mather1626 - 1671
  2. Timothy Matherest 1628 - 1684/85
  3. Rev. Nathaniel Mather1630 - 1697
  4. Joseph Matherest 1632 -
  5. Rev. Eleazer Mather1637 - 1669
  6. Rev. Dr. Increase Mather1639 - 1723
  • HRev. Dr. Increase Mather1639 - 1723
  • WMaria Cottonabt 1640 -
m. 6 Mar 1661/62
  1. Rev. Cotton Mather1663 - 1728
  2. Maria Mather1664/65 - 1746
  3. Elizabeth Mather1666/67 - Bef 1745
  4. Nathaniel Mather1669 -
  5. Sarah Mather1671 - 1758
  6. Rev. Samuel Mather1674 - 1733
  7. Abigail Mather1677 - 1748
  8. Hannah Mather1680 - 1706
  9. Catharine Mather1682 - 1683
  10. Jerusha Mather1684 - 1710
  • HRev. Dr. Increase Mather1639 - 1723
  • WAnne Lake1663 - 1737
m. 30 May 1715
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] Rev. Dr. Increase Mather
Gender Male
Birth[5][6][7] 21 Jun 1639 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Christening[3][8] 23 Jun 1639 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Degree[5] 1656 A. B., Harvard College.
Degree[5] 1658 A. M., Trinity College, Dublin.
Occupation[5] bet 1661 and 1723 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesMinister, Second church.
Marriage 6 Mar 1661/62 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States (probably)to Maria Cotton
Ordination[5] 27 May 1664 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesMinister, Second church.
Occupation[5] bet 1685 and 1701 President of Harvard College.
Reference Number? Q2632251?
Other[5] 11 Jun 1685 Installed sixth President of Harvard College.
Degree[5] 1692 S. T. D. [D. D.], Harvard College.
Marriage 30 May 1715 to Anne Lake
Death[1][4] 23 Aug 1723 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[4][9] 29 Aug 1723 Copp's Hill Cemetery, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

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Increase Mather (June 21, 1639 O.S. – August 23, 1723 O.S.) was a major figure in the early history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay (now the Commonwealth of Massachusetts). He was a Puritan minister who was involved with the government of the colony, the administration of Harvard College, and most notoriously, the Salem witch trials. He was the son of Richard Mather, and the father of Cotton Mather, both influential Puritan ministers.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Increase Mather, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Mather, Increase, in American National Biography Online.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Richard Mather, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 5:89.

    Increase Mather, bp. Dorchester 23 June 1639 [DChR 151]; Harvard College 1656 [Sibley 1:410-70).

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Increase Mather, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 3:172-173-174.

    Increase (Mather), Boston, youngest br. of Eleazer, hav. tak. at Harv. his A. B. went at 18 yrs. of age to his br. Samuel at Dublin, and studied there for his A. M. in 1658, preached in sev. places, as Co. Devon and Isle of Guernsey, leav. the latter aft. the restorat. but. ret. at the end of Aug. 1661, to N. E. and on 8 Sept. utter. his first sermon on our side of the water in that ch. where he serv. above 60 yrs. tho. he was not ord. until 27 May 1664. He was chos. Presid. of the coll. 1685, and fill. the office until 1701, when the increase of dissatisfact. long prevail. at his refusal to give up his pulpit in Boston, and reside at Cambridge, compell. his resigna. Next yr. he fear. the glory of N. E. was depart. and that the coll. under direct. of Willard of the O. S. ch. should "become a nursery, not of plants of renown, but of degenerate plants, who will forsake those holy principles of truth," &c. &c. But his talents had new scope in the intermed. time, for in the last dangerous yr. of Sir Edmund Andros, he was sent in disguise, on board a ship, to intercede with king James, and sail. 7 Apr. 1688, being absent from his coll. duties, on political engagem. until 14 May 1692, when Sir William Phips Phips the Gov. of his own nominat. land. with him, bring. the new chart. of William and Mary. Unhappi. the desire to manage state affairs ever aft. possessed him, and lessen. his usefulness, beside embitter. his life. He d. 23 Aug. 1723, and was bur. 29, with the greatest marks of esteem and affection. He m. 6 Mar. 1662, Mary, sometimes spell. Maria, d. of famous John Cotton, wh. d. 4 Apr. 1714; had Cotton, H. C. 1678, bef. ment. b. 12, bapt. 15 Feb. 1663; Maria, 7, bapt. 19 Mar. 1665; Eliz. 6 Jan. bapt. 3 Feb. 1667; Nathaniel, H. C. 1685, 6, bapt. 11 1669, whose great promise of disting. talents was cut off 17 Oct. 1688, at Salem; Sarah, 9, bapt. 12 Nov. 1671; Samuel, H. C. 1690, 28, bapt. 30 Aug. 1674; Abigail, 13, bapt. 20 Apr. 1677; Hannah, 30 bapt. 16 July 1680; Catharine, 14, bapt. 17 Sept. 1682, d. within 9 mos.; and Jerusha, 16, bapt. 20 Apr. 1684. He m. sec. w. 1715, Ann, d. of Thomas Lake, wid. of Rev. John Cotton of Hampton, wh. outliv. him, and d. at Brookline, 29 Mar. 1737, in 74th yr. All the ds. exc. her wh. d. in infancy were m. and of the six, all but Hannah had ch. Maria m. Bartholomew Green, and next, Richard Fifield, surv. him, and d. 24 Nov. 1746; Eliz. m. July 1696, William Greenough, and next, 6 Oct. 1703, Josiah Byles, and d. 20 Aug. 1745; her only ch. was Mather B. a min. of celebr. in Boston, wh. resembled, in some points, his uncle Cotton; Sarah m. 1691, Rev. Nehemiah Walter of Roxbury; Abigail m. Newcomb Blake, and next, 1727, Rev. John White of Gloucester; Hannah m. 28 Jan. 1698, John Oliver, and d. 2 Dec. 1706; and Jerusha m. 8 Mar. 1710, Peter Oliver, and d. 30 Dec. foll. her d. Jerusha d. 5 days aft. A ridic. mistake of ano. Jerusha, niece of this, tho. not b. bef. her death, mystified the geneal. of the late Governor Smith of Conn. Samuel, the third s. went to Eng. was sett. as min. at Witney, in Oxfordsh. made some preparat. for an abridg. of his br. Cotton's Magnalia, wh. from many judicious omissions it is regret. that he had not complet. and published. His copy is in the library of the Mass. Hist. Soc.

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Weis, Frederick Lewis. The Colonial Clergy and the Colonial Churches of New England. (Lancaster, Massachusetts: The Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy, 1936), 136.

    President Increase Mather, D.D., b. Dorchester, June 21, 1639, son of Rev. Richard and Katharine (Hoult) Mather; H. C, 1656, A.B.; A.M., Trinity Coll., Dublin, 1658; S.T.D., H. C, 1692, (first D.D. ever given at H. C.) ; Fellow, H. C, 1675-1685; Ord. Boston, (2nd Chh.), May 27, 1664; sett. Boston, 1661-1723; inst. sixth President of H. C, June 11, 1685; served as President, 1685-1701; voluminous writer; published 158 works; Artillery Election Sermons, 1665, 1710; Election Sermons, 1677, 1693, 1699, 1702; d. Boston, Aug. 23. 1723. a. 84.

  6. 6.0 6.1 9 Rev. Dr. Increase Mather, in Mather, Horace E. Lineage of Rev. Richard Mather. (Hartford, Conn.: Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1890), 61-72.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Increase Mather, in Sibley, John Langdon. Biographical sketches of graduates of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Cambridge [Mass.]: C.W. Sever, 1873- 1885), 410-70.
  8. First Church (Dorchester, Massachusetts). Records of the First Church at Dorchester in New England, 1636-1734. (Boston, Massachusetts: G. H. Ellis, 1891), 161.

    Baptismes at dorchester in the yeare 1639 … Increase Mather 4ti 23o 1639. (Dr. of Divinity Pastor in Boston) (Mr Mathr 1723 aged 84).

  9. Increase Mather, in Find A Grave.