Cotton Mather

A Bit about the Mathers Family: From the Proceedings of the CHS

  • Cotton Mather wrote a biography of Thomas Hooker and thought praised Elijah Corlet (Mather’s Magnalia). (Vol. 2: page 13)
  • Cotton Mather asserted that “The Sincere Convert” was published without Thomas Hooker’s (the author’s) knowledge. (3:83-84)
  • On October 9, 1716, “Nathaniel Appleton was ordained Pastor of the Church of Christ in Cambridge by the Rev. Increase Mather who entertained the assembly with a discourse from Eph. 4: 12 and Dr. Cotton Mather gave the right hand of fellowship”. (3:83-4)