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Nathaniel Mather

September 22, 1788
April 23, 1837
Home Town:
Windsor, CT
Later Residences:
Windsor, CT
Sarah Mills Mather (May 16, 1820)
Biographical Notes:
Nathaniel Mather was the son of Colonel Oliver and Jemima [Ellsworth] Mather. He went to Ohio in 1814. In 1820, he married Sarah Jones Mills. The couple returned to Connecticut the following year, residing in Windsor where Mather practiced law.

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Other Education:
Attended Yale College in 1810.

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help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1811, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society

Baldwin, Roger Sherman. Notes on law taken from the lectures of the Honble. Tapping Reeve and James Gould, esquire … at the Litchfield Law School, 1812-1813. Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University.

Catalogue of Litchfield Law School Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849.
Secondary Sources:
Mather, Horace E. Lineage of the Rev. Richard Mather. Hartford, CT: Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1890.
Biographical Sketches and Annals of Yale College, 1805-1806. Yale University Press, 1912, page 345.

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