Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Mather, Moses
MATHER, Moses, clergyman, b. in Lyme, Conn., 23 Feb., 1719; d. in Darien, Conn., 21 Sept., 1806. He was graduated at Yale in 1739, and ordained over the Congregational church in Darien in 1744, which post he held till his death. During the Revolution he was several times imprisoned as a patriot. Princeton gave him the degree of D. D. in 1791. He was noted as a controversialist. He published “Infant Baptism Defended” (1759), and “Election Sermons” (1781).