Biography of Elisha B. Mather
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Mather, Elisha B., was born in Rochester in 1851. His father was Elisha, the son of Dr. Elisha Mather, a native of Connecticut, and the pioneer of the family in Wayne county. The family is of English descent, and traces its ancestry back to Increase Mather, the father of Cotton Mather. Dr. Elisha Mather settled in Wayne county about 1825, being a man of affairs, enterprising and interested in all that concerned the good of his adopted town and county. He was one of the founders of Hobart College, Geneva, and a prominent member of the Episcopal Church. He had two sons: Robert and Elisha, jr. The latter was for many years a successful attorney in Rocheste; and later in life came to Sodus Center and engaged in the milling business and farming. He married Catharine Barker, and they had three children: Elisha B., Susan P. and Elizabeth S. Elisha B. on reaching manhood engaged in 1871 in the mercantile trade in Sodus, which business he has carried on ever since. He is engaged in the manufacture of quick lime and is extensively engaged in fruit evaporating also. He is a member of Sodus Center Episcopal Church, and his wife was Anna, daughter of John Preston, of this town.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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