In Memory Of
Rev. Samuel Mather. M.A.
Pioneer Minister of Deerfield 1673 - 75.
Who lived in a house on this site.
Born at Dorchester, 1650. Graduated Harvard College 1671.
Married Hannah, Daughter of Governor Robert Treat
Of Connecticut, 1676.
Son of Timothy and Grandson of Rev.Richard Mather Minister of Toxteth, England and Dorchester, Mass.
Founder Of The Noted Mather Family Of America.
Grandson of General H. Atherton
of the Colonial Army and French and Indian Wars.
Chosen by the general consent
Of the Clergy of Connecticut in 1700
one of the Founders
and First Trustees, of Yale College.
Minister At Windsor Connecticut
From 1682 Till his death In 1728
After Bloody Brook Massacre In 1675 The Town was Destroyed
By Indians and the Church Scattered.
At the Request of the Survivors he Waited Four Years ,
when. there Being No Prospect of the Re-Settlement
He Accepted a Call to another Church.
"Known Throughout the Churches of the Colony.
Whereof he Hath been for many Years
A faithful Pastor for his Piety, Gravity and usefulness."