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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 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! — 74 Comments

  1. So I don’t know much about my family at all. My name is Salina thayer. I know my dads name was William dale thayer. He had a brother Russell thayer. His parents were Russell gilbert thayer and flora Marie millikin. I’m trying to find out about my roots and I know nothing. My dad died wheniI was four years old. He was 77. If you could help me at all it would be amazing.

    • My dad was born in Ohio around 1928. I’m not sure what year my grandfather was born but I’m pretty sure it was it Ohio to. I know I have a cousin or something in Canada also. But limited information since my dad died when was so young. I have two half sisters to

  2. I have traced my family back to George Thayer 1725-1774 and Katherine Graves 1725-1789 and I have not been able to go back any further? Can you help me with this?

  3. I have traced my family back to a Nancy Thayer, who I believe is the daughter of Phineas Thayer (b. 1789) and Catherine Runyon. I believe that Phineas’ father was also Phineas/Phinehas (b. 1767) and his mother was Joanna Gibbs. I believe Phinehas was the son of Ebenezer Thayer and Lydia Hayward. The family lived in Lima, Livingston County, New York by the early 1800’s.

    I believe Nancy had a son named Benson Simeon Fleming in 1832, and later married Thomas Page. My connection to the family is through Benson Simeon Fleming.

    I can’t find accurate information as it appears that there was another Phineas Thayer born in 1767 in Weymouth, Mass of Richard and Susannah Wild, and many of the records on Ancestry, etc. combine facts from both men.

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