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Welcome to the Thayer Families Association Web Site!

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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 V - Descendants of Thomas Thayer, Immigrant to America 1637, Through his Son Thomas2 and Grandsons Jonathan3 (Ferdinando2) & Thomas3 (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.

Comments from our guestbook...

Hi Tricia, you recently mailed my mother, Cheryl Thayer Curry a letter after the sad and sudden death of my grandmother, Charlene Marie (Lindsey) Thayer. Charlene was married to my grandfather, Charles A Thayer, son of Charles C Thayer and Helen Hammond Thayer. I would LOVE to speak with you more about our family history and perhaps learn more from you about our decendents. I look forward to hearing from you. My current mailing address is 486 Union Street #2 Bangor, Me 04401. Thank you in advance for your time. Fondly, Kelley Thayer.

Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace

The General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace is a historic house located at 786 Washington Street, Braintree, Massachusetts. It is the birthplace of Sylvanus Thayer, "the Father of West Point", and now operated as a non-profit museum by the Braintree Historical Society. The house is open year-round. Please contact the Braintree Historical Society for more information.

Click the radio below to hear DeWolf Hopper narrate "Casey At The Bat" written by cousin Ernest Lawrence Thayer. (August 14, 1863 - August 21, 1940) He actually wrote three versions: the first printing, a self-corrupted version, and the revised version. For an entirely new modern rendition, click here!

Click the Radio to Hear De Wolf Hopper Perform Casey at the Bat

When William De Wolf Hopper performed the poem at Wallack's Theatre, on Broadway and 30th Street in New York City, players from the New York Giants and Chicago White Stockings were guests in the auditorium.

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