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 VII – Descendants of Thomas Thayer, Immigrant to America 1637, Through his Grandson Isaac and First Wife Mercy Rockwood (click this link for more info & an order form). 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.
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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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Loree Holliday from Oskaloosa, Iowa wrote on January 18, 2018 at 17:12:
I just found out about this site and think it is awesome, My mother's maiden name was Thayer... would love to find out more and see if we are all somehow related... and I saw the post where Philip from San Francisco said his grandmother would be 100 on the 22nd... what an amazing story I bet she could tell... Happy Birthday to you Ms. Thayer... may you have a wonderful day....
I just found out about this site and think it is awesome, My mother's maiden name was Thayer... would love to find out more and see if we are all somehow related... and I saw the post where Philip from San Francisco said his grandmother would be 100 on the 22nd... what an amazing story I bet she could tell... Happy Birthday to you Ms. Thayer... may you have a wonderful day....
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Philip J. Krueger from San Francisco, CA wrote on January 17, 2018 at 15:27:
My Grandmother Ada Thayer (maiden name) turns 100 this coming January 22, 2018! I am very aware of the Thayer lineage and learn more every time I look. I am very excited about this webpage. Thank you all for your contributions, Phil
My Grandmother Ada Thayer (maiden name) turns 100 this coming January 22, 2018! I am very aware of the Thayer lineage and learn more every time I look. I am very excited about this webpage. Thank you all for your contributions, Phil
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M Cole from San Francisco wrote on December 30, 2017 at 16:28:
So much great information here. There is a lot of confusing information about the Thayer history. I'm grateful that there's so much attention put to correcting that. I noticed that on here you have Mary Wheelock married to Ebenezer, son of Ebenezer and Mary (Thomson) Thayer. I've always had her a married to the son of Isaac and Mercy Thayer. Have I had it wrong all these years?
So much great information here. There is a lot of confusing information about the Thayer history. I'm grateful that there's so much attention put to correcting that. I noticed that on here you have Mary Wheelock married to Ebenezer, son of Ebenezer and Mary (Thomson) Thayer. I've always had her a married to the son of Isaac and Mercy Thayer. Have I had it wrong all these years?
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Kathleen Thayer Welch from Elko, NV wrote on December 20, 2017 at 21:53:
Hello, I was adopted as an infant and through DNA have learned I am a member of this family. Richard Thayer born 1562 in Thornbury England was my 11th great grandfather. There are at least 2 of us here in NV, my dad and me.
Hello, I was adopted as an infant and through DNA have learned I am a member of this family. Richard Thayer born 1562 in Thornbury England was my 11th great grandfather. There are at least 2 of us here in NV, my dad and me.
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Jeffrey Seeman wrote on October 20, 2017 at 06:40:
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.
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.
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Sue Ancel wrote on September 19, 2017 at 19:47:
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.
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.
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Marilyn Thayer wrote on August 28, 2017 at 10:53:
There are several book available! Be sure to contact Patricia Muno for the information on her comprehensive genealogy. It is just amazing what she has!
There are several book available! Be sure to contact Patricia Muno for the information on her comprehensive genealogy. It is just amazing what she has!
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kimberlu wrote on August 24, 2017 at 11:50:
Sandra. Do you happen to know if there is a "book" with the Thayer family lineage?
Sandra. Do you happen to know if there is a "book" with the Thayer family lineage?
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Lynn Thayer wrote on July 30, 2017 at 14:32:
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
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
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Mike Messer wrote on July 27, 2017 at 11:57:
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!
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!
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