I am searching for information regarding William (Ely?) Mather(s), and his wife Catherine Shaylor Brooks Mather(s).
William Ely Mather(s) was b. abt. 1794 in (prob. Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT), s/o William Mather(s) and (?); he m. on 12 March 1825 (recorded at the First Congregational Church of Haddam) Catherine Shaylor Brooks, b. abt. 1794 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, d/o Joseph Brooks and Jemima Shaylor Brooks.
I found a William and Catherine Mathers in the 1860 Census for Pierpont Twp., Ashtabula Co., OH.I did not see any of their children living w/them at that time.I do know that William and Catherine had at least three children:William, (Mary?), and (Caroline?).
More about Catherine Shaylor Brooks Mather(s) and her family:
Catherine Shaylor Brooks, along w/her siblings Rebecca, Wakeman (my ancestor), and Jemima plus her half-siblings Joseph (Jr.), Mary, and David Hubbard Brooks were baptised on July 29, 1804 - recorded at First Congregational Church of Haddam.Her half-brother, Chauncey, was baptised there on 17 March 1805.
Catherine's father, Joseph Brooks, m. 1st Jemima Shaylor, d/o Bezaleel Shaylor and Susannah Bailey Shaylor.Jemima Shaylor Broooks d. 1795 and is r. in Haddam.Joseph and Jemima had the following children:Rebecca, Wakeman, Catherine Shaylor, and Jemima.
Catherine's siblings married as follows:
Rebecca m. Nehemiah Brainerd, Jr., and stayed in Haddam.They had one adopted son.
Wakeman m. 1st Anna Ely and had several children; he m. 2nd Caroline "Matilda" Rogers, d/o Ransom/Ransford Rogers and Belinda Flower(s).They had several children including my gg-grandfather, Ruggles Kent Brooks.
Jemima m. Stephen Hubbard.They moved west and are buried in Berrien Co., MI.
Joseph Brooks m. 2nd Martha Hubbard.They had the following children:Joseph, Jr., Mary, David Hubbard, Chauncey, James and Edward.
Joseph, Wakeman, Martha, and other Brooks children settled in Springfield Twp., Bradford Co., PA.Joseph, Wakeman, and others are r. in the Leona Cemetery, Springfield Twp., Bradford Co., PA.
I am searching for information regarding William Ely Mather(s) and Catherine Shaylor Brooks Mather(s) and their descendants.I would like to know when they settled in OH, did they come to OH directly from CT, or did they stop in MA and/or PA along w/other family members who migrated?Any information on parents, births, deaths, marriages, children, in-laws, etc., would be greatly appreciated.
Lynne B. Howell