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.
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! — 124 Comments

  1. Hello Thayer Family,
    My grandmother was Edith Thayer, born in Vermont and or area now identified as Braintree, MA, on or about 1886 December 9; who married William Latimer. Edith lived until age 101 plus. Her mother was Priscilla White. Oral history tracked back to 1580-s arrived in America around 1640 (?) with written records lost somewhere in the family. Families still reside in NY and CT. Any help in reconstructing the records will be appreciated.

  2. My father, Lloyd Carlton Thayer, joined your organization many years ago and filled out a form about our family history. I’m trying to do the same thing but in more detail and have gotten stuck. His grandfather was Jacob Thayer and can’t find name of his grandmother. All information stops with these two people. Did he happen to write any info. about them to your organization. Thanks so much. Lynn Irene Thayer

  3. Hello! My name is Mike Messer, son of Nathaniel Thayer Messer IV. We are trying to find some missing links to the past. We have found traces back to Abigail and Adelaide Thayer but losing some links before and all the way to Nathaniel Thayer, brother of Sylvanus Thayer. Do you have a comprehensive tree we could obtain? Thank you!

  4. Hello, I am the grandson of Grace Thayer, daughter of Warren Thomas Thayer, son of Alfred Cutler Thayer, son of Walcott Thayer..

    • This is so cool.My great great great grandfather was Wolcott A . Thayer as well . Jason Pierce Thayer was my great great grandfather was his Alfred Chambers Thayers brother. My name is Lorna Susan Zweig Ancel. My grandmother was Irene Thayer Zweig. Daughter of Frederick Thayer, son of Wolcott Ira Thayer. My sister Laura and I had the good fortune to visit Burke and Thayers Crossing. I do have pictures of many of the headstones if you want to contact me.

  5. Your website was just brought to my attention this morning, along with the short film about Sylvanus Thayer. My 9th g-grandfather was Thomas Thayer. I would love to know more about the Thayers who are my ancestors. Thank you for making all this available!

  6. I am researching a possible Thayer family connection. My father was adopted at birth, 1921, Niagara Falls. Possible Thayer family connection revealed through Y-DNA. Connection to adoptive family possible by 56th Batallion (Grenville Lisgars), or communities of Brockville North Augusta, Maitland Ontario.

  7. I know this is off track but I am looking for information on the Muno family. My grandfather was Earl Raymond Moore. His mother was Mary agnes Muno. He was adopted by Moore. I am trying to find out if Mary Agnes was his birth Mother. He was born in new Mexico 1905 before they left for Oregon in 1909. Any information would be appreciated.

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