Note: !The path of Reuben Mather through all of his life was almost identical to that of his younger brother Asaph Mather. They grew up together in Lyme, Connecticut; enlisted in the Connecticut militia on May 6, 1775, eighteen days after Lexington, and served with the husband of their cousin, Colonel Samuel Holden Parsons, at the Siege of Boston until December 19, 1775. By 1777 the two brothers had removed to Rockingham, Windham Co., Vermont (known as the New Hampshire Grants until January, 1777). About 1781 both families removed to Marlow, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire where they remained until 1796. The new lands made available along the Mohawk River in New York State became very attractive to them. Both families moved to West Schuyler township in Herkimer County, New York. Asaph was the fifth town supervisor (1802-1804) and Reuben a farmer among the county records. Reuben, for a time, owned a grist mill but shut it down when told it was being used to prepare the makings of spirited drink. Reuben enjoyed a long life and lived to 104 years of age. His brother Asaph's first son, Reuben, who was named after his brother, fellow soldier, and lifetime companion, outlived four wives. The family farms were located on the west side of the lane, north of the Calvin Wood farm. The old houses are gone now.
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