These photos of Timothy Mather (son of Return Strong Mather and Patty Shepherd Clark) with his wife, Nancy Chapin, and his family of nine children are probably 100-150 years old.
Timothy and Nancy were married in 1850 in Hartford, Connecticut. These pictures were probably taken around that time.
Timothy with his five sons:
Walter Strong, Oliver Timothy, William Allen, Arthur, and Frank Henry Mather.
Timothy, about 1892, shortly before his death.
Julia Yale Mather Robertson, daughter.
Lydia Chapman Mather, daughter of Timothy and Nancy.
Front and back of a leather postcard sent to Julia
Will Mather with his wife Josie and Frank Mather Robertson, Julia's only child.
Account of the accident that probably took Oliver Mather's life.
Scanning by Fran Sunderland, a descendant.