JAMES MATHERS was the oldest brother of my Grandfather, William Joseph Mathers-Mathews (#14 of 52 Ancestors) . JAMES MATHERS was born in
July 31, 1868. His parents were William John (#5 of 52 Ancestors)
and Mary (McCrudden) Mathers/Mathews.
One little note about his birth date.
My father, New York City James Robert
Mathews (#30 of 52 Ancestors) was born on the same day in 1920 and it wasn't
until I was doing genealogy that he realized he was probably named after his
BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF JAMES MATHERS 1868
I have found him in the 1870 and 1880 census with his parents.
In the 1900 census he is with a wife, Cecelia and son William.
In the 1910 census the son William is living with his grandmother and I have not found either the father or mother in any census after that.
I have checked the death records and never found
James but I
am assuming he died sometime between 1900 and 1910.
This family has always been one of my "brick walls". I was told Cecelia's maiden name was O'Brien but have never found a marriage certificate to confirm the information. I never found a birth certificate for the son William. I have not found a death certificate for any of the three. Hopefully some one will read my blog who has some clue.