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John Mathers

Male 1799 - 1879  (79 years)


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  • Name John Mathers 
    Born 10 Jun 1799  , Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 May 1879  Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13122  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2018 

    Family Eliza Jane Beecher,   b. 13 Feb 1806, Nelson, Tioga, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1887, Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Jane Mathers,   b. 5 Jun 1830, Pine, Tioga, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921, DuBois, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +2. Charles Coolidge Mathers,   b. 4 Nov 1846, Shippen Twp., Tioga, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1894  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F4357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jun 1799 - , Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 May 1879 - Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "History of Tioga County, Pennsylvania"

      John Mathers, Sr., a native of County Londonderry, Ireland, immigrated to Chester county, Pennsylvania, about the close of the last century. Early in the present century he came to Tioga county and settled in Broughton Hollow, in the southeastern part of Delniar township, removing some years later to a farm about a mile southwest of Wellsboro. He married Jane McKeever, who bore him the following children: Charles, James, William, Robert, John, Jane, who married Gaylord Judd; Mrs. Daniel Kelsey; Eliza, who married Gates Wilcox; Mary, who married Benjamin Gitchell, and Rebecca, who married Frank Wetherbee, all of whom are dead. The parents passed the closing years of their lives on the homestead farm near Wellsboro.

      John Mathers, son of John Mathers, Sr., was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, June 10, 1799, removed with his parents to Tioga county when about eleven years of age, and grew to manhood in Delmar township. In 1839 he went to Evansville, Indiana, and there married Eliza Jane Beecher, a daughter of Hopestill and Abigail (Rathbone) Beecher, pioneer settlers at Beecher's Island, Tioga county. She was born in this county February 13, 1806, and became the mother of eleven children, viz: Sarah Jane, wife of Charles Herrington, of Delmar; William T., of Wellsboro; Maiy Clorinda, widow of Dr. Luther W. Johnson, of Bloesburg; Happylonia, deceased wife of H. H. Gibson, of New York; Emily B., wife of George Sidlivan, of Cincinnati; Helen E., wife of Lewis Tompkins, of Fishkill, New York; Abigail B., a resident of Wellsboro; John, Jr., a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana; Phoebe A., deceased wife of B. F. "W'erline, of Liberty; Charles C. and Marion H., both of whom are dead. Soon after his marriage Mr. Mathers removed
      to Shippen township, Tioga county, and settled on Pine creek, above Ansonia. Here for a number of years he operated a saw-mill and a grist-mill and also kept a wayside inn. When the postoffice of Shippen was established he became the first postmaster. In 1849 he was elected sheriff of Tioga county, and was elected a second time in 1855. After his retirement from office he bought a farm in Charleston township, near Eound Top. Here he made his home until 1876, when he went to New York for medical treatment and resided in that city until his death. May 29, 1879. His wife died August 11, 1887.