Samantha Mather

15 March 1804–1885 (Age 80)
New York, United States

The Life of Samantha

When Samantha Mather was born on 15 March 1804, in New York, United States, her father, David Mather, was 26 and her mother, Nancy, was 24. She married N Calvin Pratt about 1824, in Wilson, Niagara, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wilson, Wilson, Niagara, New York, United States for about 25 years. She died in 1885, at the age of 81, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Wilson, Wilson, Niagara, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

N Calvin Pratt
Samantha Mather
Marriage: about 1824
Juliette G Pratt
Asa J. Pratt
Mary Anna Pratt
Lorenzo M. Pratt

Spouse and Children

about 1824
Wilson, Niagara, New York, United States


    Juliette G Pratt


    Mary Anna Pratt


    Lorenzo M. Pratt


    Asa J. Pratt


Parents and Siblings

    David Mather






World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 8

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 23

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a mower or reaper of grass or hay, Old English mǣðere. Compare Mead , Mower . Hay was formerly of great importance, not only as feed for animals in winter but also for bedding. 2. in southern Lancashire, where it has long been a common surname, it is probably a relatively late development of Madder ( see Mader ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Samantha Pratt in household of Calvin Pratt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samantha Pratt in household of Calvin Pratt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samantha Pratt in household of Calvin Pratt, "New York State Census, 1875"

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