We invite you to embark on a journey tracing your family’s history. The Thayer Families Association was founded in 1991 and is the result of many dedicated Thayers as well as non-Thayers. Publication of a definitive, comprehensive Thayer genealogy was a stated goal of the TFA founders so that anyone could learn about their ancestry and the history of this truly remarkable surname. This enormous project is well underway with the publication of Volume VI – Descendants of Thomas Thayer, Immigrant to America 1637, Through his Son Ferdinando2 and His Grandsons Samuel3 & Josiah3 (Ferdinando2). Everyone in the Thayer Families Association welcomes you to the wonderful opportunity to meet your cousins! There is an enormous amount of information here and available through the TFA. Please browse through our site and feel free to contact us if you would like any further information. NOTE: When e-mailing, please mention you saw our site, thanks.PENTAX Image
The Speedwell was a 60-ton pinnace that, along with Mayflower, transported the Pilgrims and was the smaller of the two ships. It carried Thomas Thayer’s goods from England to Boston in 1637. Thomas THAYER, son of Richard THAYER, was christened 16 August 1596 at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England and died 2 June 1665 in Braintree, Massachusetts.
Click this link to view Harold Huycke’s 1957 motion picture film of C.A. Thayer in 6 parts. There’s over 3 hours of video! Description: Harold Huycke motion picture film of C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) restoration. Reel 1: Hood Canal to Maritime Shipyard, Tugboat Titan and schooner C.A. Thayer. Reel 2: New stern, stepping masts, painting ship’s name, and Maritime Shipyard to Winslow. Reel 3: Winslow rigging to sea, sternwork, sailing return voyage to San Francisco. Reel 4: Deckhands at work and on rigging, sailing, lowering sails, arriving in San Francisco. Reel 5: Arrival in San Francisco assisted by tugboat “W 150”, visitors aboard and Harold Huycke. Reel 6: Drawbridge, Maritime Shipyard, deckhands at work
Click here for Captain Ottoman Friz’s 1958 motion picture film of C.A. Thayer
Here is an update from October 2015 on the current status of C.A. Thayer

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Welcome to the Thayer Families Association Web Site! — 66 Comments

  1. Hi family,
    Just found this site. Working with and Find a Grave. Trying to verify and edit the tree(need to merge edit correct dates and insure the parents are correct.When adding other trees from other members, some not accurate. but still a reference.)
    With Find a Grave try to connect the grave sites of parents and siblings so many can find in the future.
    Problem my family both sides is so large. As you know time to time a new clue appears to find in a blank.
    I also research newspapers so at times find marriage , death or a life story.
    Right now am trying to locate 4th great grandparents,Isaac Nicolas Thayer b 1784, Susannah Davis 1788, 3rd Joseph A Carpenter 1800- 1850 Betsy Thayer 1804- and others .

    Thomas Thayer (1596 – 1665)
    10th great-grandfather
    Ferdinando Thayer (1625 – 1713)
    son of Thomas Thayer
    ISAAC THAYER (1664 – 1754)
    son of Ferdinando Thayer
    Isaac Thayer (1695 – 1763)
    son of ISAAC THAYER
    Isaac Thayer (1717 – 1827)
    son of Isaac Thayer
    Isaac Thayer (1754 – 1814)
    son of Isaac Thayer
    Isaac Nicolas Thayer (1784 – )
    son of Isaac Thayer
    Betsey Thayer (1804 – )
    daughter of Isaac Nicolas Thayer
    Malinda Carpenter (1839 – 1894)
    daughter of Betsey Thayer
    Ida Jane Tennant (1861 – 1924)
    daughter of Malinda Carpenter
    Lottie Mae Farrington (1892 – 1980)
    daughter of Ida Jane Tennant
    Hazel Verna Laird (1924 – 1992)
    daughter of Lottie Mae Farrington
    David Lee Harrison
    You are the son of Hazel Verna Laird

  2. We have Joseph Thayer as being born in Ohio in 1833 and his date of death in California in 1914. We have his father as Caleb H. Thayer as living from 1803 to 1876. We have his father as Timothy Calvin Thayer b. 1773, d. 1805. We have his father as Reuben Thayer b. 1741, d.1826. We have his father as Joseph Thayer b. 1699, d. 1778.

  3. Hello, I am looking for a John G Thayer who served as a commander of a revenue cutter out of Detroit in the beginning of the War of 1812. I am researching the Naval actions around the great lakes during the war. The Coast Guard is lacking information on Revenue Cutters on the lakes during the war or those who served. I happened to find testimony in a congressional hearing paper on the loss and possible compensation for a vessel and John G Thayer gave testimony to the value of the vessel and information regarding the lack of knowledge of war at the time of the capture

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