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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! — 87 Comments

  1. This is a wonderful site. I haven’t researched my lineage much but my children Nicholas and Sydney Thayer are very interested. I am the son of James Thayer his parents were Helen and Delos Thayer

  2. I have an old framed black and white photo of Thayer House Hopkinton, Mass., Victorian era, with a large group of people gathered in front. Frame is 20.5 X 27.75 inches. It is from the Stearns family estate in South Framingham which connected to an Arba Thayer of Hopkinton. I’m into genealogy myself so would love for it to find a home with someone connected to the family. I would offer it free but can’t ship it, so someone would have to pick up in Westford, MA.

  3. Hi. I believe that my 4th great grandfather was Nathan Thayer Sr. who was married to Sarah Rebecca Reed. I’m having trouble verifying that my direct descendent Alzina (or Mary Alzina) Thayer who married Henry Melvin on 22 Dec 1825 in Brooke County West Virginia is indeed one of Nathan and Sarah’s children. The children I have are Anna, James, Philenia, Alzina, Nathan and Violetta.

    thank you,
    sue

    • Hi Sue – I have the strangest name amalgamation that I share a little with your ancestry. I too am a Thayer, from Syracuse NY (don’t know too much about my lineage) BUT my middle name is Alzina, after my great grandmother. This isn’t a name you too often hear. The Alzina I am named after is NOT a Thayer. She was my grandmother’s mother (last name Kinnetz, maiden name Hitchings) and Thayer comes from my paternal side.

  4. Do you have my line below documented?

    Richard Thayer
    Thomas Thayer
    Shadrach Thayer
    Ephraim Thayer
    Ruth Thayer Capen
    Nathaniel Capen
    Samuel Capen
    Samuel FM Capen
    Samuel A Capen
    Arthur F Capen
    Rosemary Capen Watson
    Barbara Watson Murphy
    John J Murphy Jr

    • John J. Murphy, My husbadn is a Thayer descendant and I am a Pray descendant. I have Richard Thayer m. Dorothy Pray in my collateral lines. She was my 7th great grandfather’s sister. We don’t have his line any further back than his great grandfather Grover-Cleveland Thayer.

  5. Hello! I am hoping you can help me– I have been able to research back to an ancestor named Deborah Thayer, but no further (surprisingly). She was born 16 December, 1741 in Mendon, Massachusetts; married Simeon Wheelock (1741-1787) in 1763 in Uxbridge, MA, and she died 5 Nov 1815 in Uxbridge, MA. Their children included Royal (1766-1856) and Jerry (1784-1861). I would appreciate any help–thank you very much!! Is this the right area to ask Patricia Muno for help?

    • Hello Lisa Lerond,
      I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association and the author of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. Your Deborah Thayer was the daughter of Uriah 4 (Ebenezer 3, Ferdinando 2, Thomas 1) THAYER and Rachel TAFT. Your immigrant ancestor, Thomas Thayer was born 1596 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England. He immigrated to America in 1637 and settled in Braintree, Norfolk, MA where he died in 1665. There are three more generations of Thomas Thayer’s ancestors back in England to the year 1500! YOu may contact me directly at TriciaMuno@aol.com. Please put “THAYER” in the subject heading. Patricia

  6. 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

    • Hello Salina!
      I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association and the author of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. I have your Thayer family in my files back to the year 1500 in England. Briefly, here is your lineage to your immigrant ancestor, Thomas Thayer, who was born 1596 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England.

      Salina 12 (William Dale 11, Russell Gilbert 10, Gilbert Wells 9, William 8, Rufus 7, Simeon 6-5, Uriah 4, Ebenezer 3, Ferdinando 2, Thomas 1) THAYER.

      This means you are the 12th American generation in your Thayer family.

      Thomas Thayer immigrated to America in 1637 and settled in Braintree, Norfolk, MA where he died in 1665. There are three more generations of Thomas Thayer’s ancestors back in England to the year 1500! Please do contact me directly at TriciaMuno@aol.com. Please put “THAYER” in the subject heading. Patricia

  7. 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?

    • Hello Tracy Short. Did you already receive information from me concerning the parentage of your ancestors George Thayer and Katherine Graves? His parentage is unknown. Presumed to be an Immigrant from England. Settled in Virginia. Contact me directly at TriciaMuno@aol.com. Please put “THAYER” in the subject heading. Thanks, Patricia

  8. 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.

    • Hello Ann Fleming Myers!
      I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association and the author of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America.

      The lineage for Nancy (Thayer) Flemming as you have outlined is correct. Phineas Thayer born 17 Jan 1767 in Mondon, Worcester, MA married Joanna GIBBS in 1789, and they were the parents of your ancestor, Phineas Thayer (born 1789) who married Cathering Runyon.

      The “other” Phineas Thayer, was born 7 Mar 1767 in Weymouth, Norfolk, MA the son of Richard Thayer and Susanna Wild. He married Anna Qunicy Hunt on 16 Dec 1787 in Braintree, NOrfolk, MA and they were the parents of eleven children.

      You ARE on the right track.

      If you need additional information, you may contact me directly at TriciaMuno@aol.com. Please put “THAYER” in the subject heading. Thanks, Patricia

  9. I have traced my family back to Ferdinando Thayer. Here is the relationship:

    Relationship

    Ferdinando Thayer’s relation to you: Direct ancestor (10 generations)
    Here’s how:

    1. Sheriff Lacy Legg is your father
    2. Robert E Legg is the father of Sheriff Lacy Legg
    3. William Dowlen Legg is the father of Robert E Legg
    4. Joseph Laten Legg is the father of William Dowlen Legg
    5. Joel Legg is the father of Joseph Laten Legg
    6. Samuel Aaron Legg is the father of Joel Legg
    7. Temperance Legg is the mother of Samuel Aaron Legg
    8. Capt. Thomas Thayer is the father of Temperance Legg
    9. Ferdinando Thayer is the father of Capt. Thomas Thayer
    10. Thomas Thayer Father of Ferdinando Thayer

  10. I saw your website. My branch came through Hannah Thayer Stearns. Who may have been the paternal grandmother of Laten Legg Stearns. She had moved to Speed sville ,NY. Ll ended up in Williamsport PA, where he founded LLStearns and sons in 1850.He would have been my great great grandfather.

    • Hi Heidi J. Stoever. I have Hannah Thayer born 12 Dec 1765 In Mendon, Worcester, MA who married Jonathan STEARNS in 1783. Thank you for the interesting information which you have shared. I have attempted to contact you on Facebook. If you need more information you may contact me directly at TriciaMuno@aol.com, Please put “THAYER” in the subject heading.

  11. Hi family,
    Just found this site. Working with Ancestry.com 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

    • Hello David Lee Harrison. I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association and the author of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. I can confirm for you the following lineage for Betsey (Thayer) Carepenter on back to Ferdinando Thayer is correct: Betsey (Isaac Nicholas 7, Isaac 6-5-4-3, Ferdinando 2, Thomas 1) THAYER and Susannah DAVIS.

      Betsey’s father, Isaac Nicholas Thayer, was born 28 Mar 1781 (of) Edmonston, Fulton, NY. Her immigrant ancestor was Thomas Thayer who was born 1596 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England and died 1665 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA. This line of Thayers will appear in Volume VIII (8) of my Comprensive Genealogy, to be published in the future. If you would like more information, you may contact me directly at TriciaMuno@aol.com. I hope this is helpful to you, Patricia

  12. 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.

    • Hello Christopher Andry. I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association. I do have your line of Thayers. From which child of Joseph Thayer and Demarus Blount do you descend? Winfield Ambrose, William Frank, Andrew or Harriet Ellen Thayer? I have that Harriet (“Hattie”) died 1945 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. Is she possibly your great grandmother. Please contact me directly at TriciaMuno@aol.com if you need additional information.

  13. 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

  14. Hi! I just found you & am looking looking into my maternal grandfather’s side.
    My great grandmother, Mabel Leona Billings from Nicholson, PA 1881- 1860 apparently was the daughter of Mary Adeline Thayer (1849-1922). Are you able to confirm this line?
    Parents to Mary Adeline were Horace Thayer (1799-1877) & Caroline Tewksbury (1816-1895), Horace’s parents- Eseck Thayer & Mary Shepardson, Eseck’s parents were Uriah & Jemima Thayer, Uriah’s father was Lt. Uriah Thayer (1706-1795), Jemima Thayer’s father was Nathaniel Thayer (1693-1777). If yes, then I believe the line goes to Thornsbury, Eng.

    Thank you so much for this amazing wonderful work.

    Fatimah

    • Hello Fatimah. I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association. Here is the lineage for Mary Adeline Thayer: Mary Adeline (Horace 7, Eseck 6, Uriah 5-4, Ebenezer 3, Ferdinando 2, Thomas 1) THAYER and Lucy Caroline TEWKSBURY. Therefore, what you have is correct, with the exception of the parents of the wife of Uriah 5: Jemima THAYER was born 21 Dec 1725 in Mendon, Worcester, MA, the daughter of Nathaniel THAYER and Anna PARTRIDGE. Jemima’s father, Nathaniel THAYER was born 20 Apr 1708 in Mendon, Worcester, MA and married 1730/1731 to Anna Partridge. He died Sep 1787 in Mendon, Worcester, MA. Therefore Jemima’s lineage looks like this: Jemima 5 (Nathaniel 4, Isaac 3, Ferdinando 2, Thomas 1) THAYER. Yes, your lineage does go back an additional 3 generations in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England! Please contact me directly at TriciaMuno@aol.com if you need additional information.

  15. Good Day. I am looking for the line back from Hannah Thayer, who was married to William Leonard. I show that Hannah was born about 1745. William Leonard was born I believe 27 May 1750 in Taunton, MA. I would be pleased to purchase any references you can supply, if possible.

    • Hello, I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association. The Hannah Thayer you are inquiring about was born 16 May 1748 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, the daughter of Seth THAYER and Hannah PRAY. She is said have married William H. LEONARD on 22 Oct 1771 in Taunton, Bristol, MA and to be the mother of Hannah, Lucinda, Libeus and Experience LEONARD. I do not, however, see how this could be if she remarried Daniel CARY two years after marrying William Leonard on 20 Sep 1773 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA! More research is needed! In any event here is that Hannah Thayer’s lineage to the immigrant, Richard THAYER: Hannah 6 (Seth 5, Richard 4, Nathaniel 3, Richard 2-1) THAYER. Should you happen to have evidence that this information is correct, I would appreciate hearing about it. You may also contact me directly at TriciaMuno@aol.com. Thank you for your interest, Patricia

  16. My name is William Thayer born in 1958 in Kirkland Washington

    My father was Lloyd E. Thayer born around 1932 and he had several brothers and sisters all born in Washington State and all died fairly young from heart problems that ran in the family.

    I remember his Mom who died in the early 1970’s and never saw his father since he also died young from heart problems but that is as far back as I know.

    Lloyd was in the Navy in his younger days.

    • Hello William, I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association and the author of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. I have your Thayer family in my files. Here is your lineage to your immigrant ancestor, Richard Thayer, who was born 1601 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England and died 1664 in Barbados. He immigrated to America in 1641 and later became a merchant and was shipping Sugar, Cotton and Rum to the Colonies. He was buried in St. Michael, Barbados in the West Indies. Here is your lineage to him:

      William 12 (LLoyd Earl 11, Cecil Earl 10, George Albert 9, William 8, William Howe 7, Samuel 6, Jaazaniah 5, Daniel 4, Nathaniel 3, Richard 2-1) THAYER.

      This means you are the 12th American Generation Thayer in your family. Your 3rd great grandfather, William Thayer William (1839-1913) was a soldier in the Civil War from Michigan. His grandfather, Samuel Thayer (1762-1830) was A Revolutionary War Soldier.

      Your lineage includes an additional three generations back in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England. Your line of Thayers appears in Volume IV of my Comprehensive genealogy, which is currently out of print. Please E-mail me at TriciaMuno@aol.com. I am also on Facebook as Patricia Thayer Muno. Thanks for your interest and for getting in touch. Your “somehow cousin,” Patricia

  17. The Mayflower Society has approved generations 1-6 of my application, but I am having difficulty tracking down information on David Goodell and Electa Milliman – my 4x great grands and the bridge to the family I heard about first hand from my great grandmother. I did a random Google search…and was referred to the Thayer page where Google mentioned David and Electa as an aunt and uncle but I could not find anything. Can anyone help? Much appreciated

    • Hello Glenda, I am TFA’s Historian and Genealogist. I have no information on your Goodell and Millman ancestors. I do have one Tamor Ann Milliman (1799-1830) in my files, but I fail to see how that would benefit your search. I wish you luck in the final stages of your search for your connection. Best wishes, Patricia

  18. Hello my name is Douglas Allen Thayer, I’m 45 years old and live in Joliet, IL. I recently discovered the Thayer family association. Growing up in Joliet there were few Thayers, all related. I do remember looking at an old family tree, that someone had done, shortly after I was born. I can get a copy of it, if you would be interested in looking at it? Perhaps you could verify its authenticity? I remember seeing the name Sylvanus Thayer in it. Thank you for your time.

    • Hello Douglas, I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association and the Author of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. If you can share with me the name of your grandfather Thayer, his approximate year and state of birth or residence, I can likely help you with your lineage back to 1500 in England. Please send me an Email message to TriciaMuno@aol.com and put “THAYER” in the subject heading. Looking forward to learning more about you and your Thayer family. Patricia

    • Douglas, My name is Lorie Johnson I grew up in Joliet, now live in Minooka. My grandmother was Irene Thayer Zweig,My sister Sue and I went to New York and Braintree,Mass. this past June looking for are great great grandparents graves and we found them. Walcolt and Thedotia Deuel Thayer and their son Charles.They are in Thayers Corners,New York. We have much more information. If you would like to speak with my sister and I my email is,Lablorie1@gmail.com. Hope to hear from you.

  19. Hello Patricia Thayer Muno. Thank you for all you have done in researching the surname “Thayer”. My father was Paul James Thayer born in Indianapolis, October 1926. He had a brother, Francis Thayer who died in the Korean War and another brother, Charles Thayer (Chuck) who lived and died in California. I have read thru the emails above and have had an interest for years in knowing more about the Thayer side of my ancestry. It’s good to know that many Thayers contributed to society in very positive and meaningful ways. Again, thank you so much! Regards, Sheryl

    • Hello Sheryl! I do have considerable information to share with you on your Thayer family. I will be attending the national Thayer Family Reunion this next week but will get back to you as soon as possible. Please contact me at TriciaMuno@aol.com and put “THAYER” in the subject heading! Looking forward to helping you!

  20. Hello Everyone. I have no relation to the Thayer family (that I know of) but collect Civil War cased images (ambrotypes and tintypes) and just this week acquired an early Civil War clear glass ambrotype in ninth-plate size. The image is identified as Lucien Thayer on a photographer’s advertising card behind the ambrotype plate, inside the thermoplastic case. Although the subject is identified as Lucien Thayer, I believe it may be one of his three brothers — all four boys died as a result of the war — two were killed in action and two died of disease contracted during their service. I suspect this fellow may be Loring W. Thayer who enlisted on April 16, 1861, joined the 4th Mass. Infantry, then the 32nd Mass Volunteers. He was killed in Virginia in September of 1864. The reason I say this is that the clear glass ambrotypes pretty much fell out of favor by about 1862 and the other three boys enlisted later: Charles S. on 2/15/1864, George F. on 4/3/1863, and Lucien M. on 7/12/1864. If anyone would like to see their possible relative, I’d be happy to e-mail you an 800-dpi scan of my ambrotype. I’ll just need your e-mail. Take care, Dan Binder in Illinois.

    • Hello Daniel Binder! I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association and the Author of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. I would be VERY interested in obtaining a copy of your Civil War photo!!! The four brothers of which you speak were the sons of Ansel THAYER (14 Jul 1802 Randolph, Norfolk, MA – 12 Apr 1881 Braintree, Norfolk, MA) and Sarah ARNOLD (6 Jun 1804 Braintree – 12 Jun 1881). Their son Lucian Manlius THAYER was a Soldier in Company I, 42nd Regt. according to my records. He was born 29 Nov 1843 in Braintree, MA; married 17 Apr 1870 to Lydia Ann SIMONDS and he died 14 Sep 1870 in Braintree of Consumption at “age 26 years, 9 months and 19 days” according to his Massachusetts Vital Death Record. I have in the notes of Lucian’s brother, Charles Spencer Thayer the following: “A three-quarter sitting view of Pvt. Charles S. Thayer, Co. K, 3rd Regt., Mass. Vol. Cav. is available from Civil War Photo site on internet. http://carslile-www.army.mil/cgi-bin/usamhi/PhotoDB/ I was not able to obtain a copy of this photo. You may also contact me directly at TriciaMuno@AOL.com at any time. Please put “THAYER” in the subject heading. Thank you for contacting us, Sincerely, Patricia

  21. Hello, I am a Thayer decendant who didn’t realize it until recently. I started doing genealogy, of my grandmothers family tree. Bathsheba Thayer (born 9/10/1706) married James Lindsey. I am hoping to find out when she died and where she is buried. Does anyone know?

    • Hi Carla Whitney, I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association and the Author of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. I do have your Bathsheba Thayer and James Lindsey in my files. Bathsheba died in 1806 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts. I do all of her ancestors back to 1500 in England. If you wish, you may E-mail at TriciaMuno@aol.com. Please put “THAYER” in the subject heading. I am also on Facebook as Patricia Thayer Muno and you can send me a friend request there if you are also on Facebook. Thanks for your post, Patricia

    • Hi Elizabeth, I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association and the Author of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. I do have your mother in my files and all of her ancestors back to 1500 in England. I will send you your lineage in an E-mail message back to 1500 in England if you can contact me via E-mail at TriciaMuno@aol.com. Please put “THAYER” in the subject heading. I am also on Facebook as Patricia Thayer Muno and you can send me a friend request there if you are also on Facebook. Hope to hear from you, Patricia

    • Hello Brian Thayer, I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association and the Author of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. YES, you are 10th great grandson of the Immigrant, Thomas Thayer who was born 1596 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England; Immigrated to America in 1637 and settled in Braintree, Norfolk, MA where he died in 1665. I have your grandfather Burdett Cardale Thayer’s lineage as follows: Burdett Cardale 11 (David Ives 10, Burdett Cardale 9, David Haven 8, David Cutler 7, Jonah 6, Jonathan 5-4-3, Ferdinando 2, Thomas 1) THAYER. There are three more generations of Thomas Thayer’s ancestors back in England, to the year 1500! If you are on Facebook, you may wish to send a “friend” request to me at Patricia Thayer Muno. I can then add you in to my Thayer Family Historian’s Group where you can go and meet over 1,300 of your Thayer “somehow cousins.” You may also contact me via E-mail at TriciaMuno@aol.com. Please put “THAYER” in the subject heading, and I will be happy to get back to you with what I can find on your Thayer family, Sincerely, Patricia

  22. Hi I am jonathan Richard thayer II and I look forward to reading comments and more of this website. Thank you to whom ever put this together.

    • Hello Jonathan Richard Thayer, I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association and the Author of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. If you are on Facebook, you may wish to send me a “friend” request to Patricia Thayer Muno. I can then add you in to my Thayer Family Historian’s Group where you can go and meet over 1,300 of your Thayer “somehow cousins.” You may also contact me via E-mail at TriciaMuno@aol.com. Please put “THAYER” in the subject heading, and I will be happy to get back to you with what I can find on your Thayer family, Sincerely, Patricia

  23. Hello. My name is Talice L. Thayer Dickerson. I am the daughter of John T. Thayer (PA) and grand daughter of Jack Thayer (PA). The family “legend” was that two brothers came across and one stayed North while the other headed South and they stood on opposite sided during the Civil War. Can anyone give me more information to go on? I would like to see the link back to New England if possible.

    • Hi Talice. Well, the only trouble with that theory is that by the time the Civil War rolled around, the Thayers had already been in the states for more than two hundred years. With that amount of time to procreate, you can image the numbers!! The two brothers you hear about are Thomas (Immigrant in 1637) and Richard (Immigrant in 1641). Both of them pretty much hung around the community they helped found, Braintree, Mass. until their deaths. I am a direct descendant of Richard …. and I’m in Canada! We get around.

    • Hello Talice, I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association and the Author of A Comrehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. I can provide nore information for you if you can further identify your grandfather, Jack Thayer. Jack is a nickname for John, so I need to know his true name, his approximate year and state of birth or residence. You may also contact me via E-mail at TriciaMuno@aol.com. Please put “THAYER” in the subject heading, and I will be happy to get back to you with what I can find on your Thayer family, Sincerely, Patricia

  24. Hello my name is garrett thayer and i got brought here in search of finding the lineage of my last name, i was told we came over from wales england around the same time the mayflower was setting sail. I have done some research and found 3 familys in wales aroundthe same time that had the last name thayer my family also has a vible thats been around since the 1400s with a family tree and such but i have never personally seen it. If you have any info regarding the subject contact me at gar.thayer@gmail.com

  25. Hi everyone, I’m Barb Bonomini. My husband Daniel Bonomini is and grandchild of Paul Vincent Thayer of Ohio. His father Was Grover Cleveland Thayer andMOther was Marguerite Vincent. We have no proof further back than this and would love to communicate with the same family. Family lore stated that they are related to Sylvanus Thayer, but since he had no children (proven?) he would be an Uncle of some sort. I have some records that suggest that they come from Richard Thayer and Dorothy Pray (she was my 8th gr grandfather’s sister). Anyone with info on this line can contact me at chasinghosts@hotmail.com

  26. Hi my name is Michael Hedman my fathers name is tom Thayer and I be leave they are out of mass. I was also told that mt great Great grandfather or Uncle but I think grandfather was sylvanus Thayer the first dean at West Point military academy the resemblance between the males on my fathers side with Sylvanus is uncanny lol. I would like to find out more information about my family. I was also told the we have American Indian mixed in irikoy and or nick nack I was just curious if anybody could verify? If anybody could help it would be appreciated.
    thanks
    Mike

    • Hello Mike Hedman, I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian/Genealogist for the Thayer Families Association. I have a great many “Tom” Thayers in my files from Massachusetts, so if you can help me narrow the search by providing additional information, I would be most happy to help you. The best place for me to start would be with the name, approximate year of birth and possible place of residence for your grandfather Thayer (If known). If not known, I will need more identifying information on your father (date and place of birth or residence would help). Also, the names of any other family members (preferably someone born before 1940) would also be very helpful. You may contact me directly at TriciaMuno@AOL.com. Please put “THAYER” in the subject heading. Looking forward to helping you, Patricia

  27. Hi there, my name is Pavel and I’m trying to find the family of a Mary Thayer, who lived in Torrance, Californa. She was around her 60’s in the mid 1970’s, but I’m not sure when she passed away.

    • Hello Pavel Bartel, I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association, I can better help you if you can confirm for me whether or not Mary Thayer was a Thayer by birth or by marriage. You can also write me at TriciaMuno@aol.com. Please put THAYER in the subject heading. Thank you for your interest, Patricia

  28. Hi everybody , my name ´s Sonia Ben Thayer and i live in Tunisia. I would love to know if my family have roots in the Thayer’s family living in U.S.A.

    • Hello Sonia Ben Thayer! Most happy to “meet” you. I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association. I would be delighted to help you learn of your Thayer roots if you can provide me with some additional identifying information. Please contact me directly at TriciaMuno@aol.com and let me know of your grandfather Thayer’s name, his approximate year and place of birth and I will see what I can find for you. Hope to hear from you soon, Patricia

  29. Hello, my great grandfather was James A Thayer and married Elizabeth Wallace.My grandmother was Eva Dell Thayer (Della, Eva and married Alexander Allen and then George Keen and died in Sacramento Ca. I know they resided in a few towns in Wisconsin. Please if anyone has any information let me know. I have exhausted all resources and found one article.

    • Hello Thayer deacendant. I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association. I do have Your Thayer lineage back to 1500 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England and a good deal of information on the descendants of your great grandfather, Jame A. Thayer. I will be happy to share information on your family with you. Please contact me directly via Email at TriciaMuno@aol.com or write to me at:
      Patricia Thayer Muno
      Thayer Family Historian
      3618 North 225 East
      North Ogden, UT 84414
      Thank you for your interest and for getting in touch, Patricia

      • Hello again Dawn, Please excuse typos in last message. That should read “DESCENDANT” rather than “deacendant”; and your Great Grandfather’s name should have read “James” rather than “Jame.” I might add here that there certainly is very limited information on the descendants of your great grandparents on the Internet. Informaton on your great grandmother is certainly a mystery! -Patricia

  30. Hi my name is Thayer Schroeder grandson to Joseph Thayer and son of Carol Thayer. I remember as a child meeting with the Braintree Historical Society for some reason and having my picture taken. Are we related to Spencer Thayer of Superdelegate Hit List fame?

    • Hello Thayer Schroeder, I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family HIstorian for the Thayer Families Association. I DO have you and your entire Thayer line in my genealogy files and I can provide you with your lineage back to 1500 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England. For your personal privacy, please contact me directly at TriciaMUno@aol.com. Please put “THAYER” in the subject heading. You can also contact me by US mail at the address listed to the right of this message. Looking forward to helping you learn more about your Thayer lineage! Patricia

  31. Hello, David Thayer here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Don’t know much about my Dad’s side of the family, the Thayers except they were from Illinois. The other giveaway is that if you look at a picture of Jack Thayer, the Titanic survivor it is like looking at a picture of my Dad when he was young, especially the identical big floppy EARS!!!!!!!

    • Hello David Thayer in Tulsa, OK! I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association. I would be most happy to help you in your quest for information on your Thayer line. For your privacy, please contact me directly at TriciaMUno@aol.com. If you can share with me the name of your father or grandfather Thayer, and an approximate year of birth, I will get right back to you with what I have in my files. Looking forward to learning more about you and helping you to learn more about your Thayer Family! Please put THAYER in your e-mail subject heading. Or write me at the address appearing to the right of this message. Thank you for your interest! Patricia

  32. Good morning Thayers!
    My name is Jay Thayer, I am the son of John F Thayer, and grandson of Jean Thayer. The only trace of my ancestors that is definitive beyond that is a small hymnal and rosery that was passed down and over 150 years old. The hymnal has an encryption that reads, ” K. Domelly to Ralph McCaffery 22/82″ The book was published in 1869 and my grandfather never explained the relationship of those names to us. If anyone has any information on them it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
    Jay Thayer

  33. My ggrandmother was Emma J Cronk Her mother was Frances E Thayer daughter of Lyman Thayer. 1783-1849. I have traced back to Ferdinando Thayer 7thgg, and further, but want to verify my findings. Any suggestions

    • Hello Evelyn, I do have your Thayer family in my files. I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association. I can help you verify your records. Please contact me at TriciaMuno@aol.com and put “THAYER” in the subject heading. I will get back to you ASAP.

  34. Hello all. My name is Brent Markham Thayer, 34, originally from Syracuse, NY, but now reside in Manassas, VA. Mea Culpa (My great great great (however many times) great uncle My grandparents were John “Jack” Thayer and Florence Markham Thayer. Both grew up in a small city outside of Rochester, NY called Brockport on West Sweden Road. My great grandfather was Elmer Thayer…his wife (my great grandmother Catherine Murphy Thayer). I have always been interested in genealogy ever since I was a youg boy. Well, over this past Christmas break I decided to do a little research. I contacted a fellow Thayer, Marc Thayer III whom I saw has been doing some research. I told him I had not been able to go as far back as a great great (however many times grandfather George W. Thayer) with records shown that he was born in 1805 in Merrimack, NH. I emailed Marc thinking I would never hear from him. Lo and behold I received a Christmas gift this past Christmas as I saw myself staring at the names of my great great 13x grandfathers…I never knew my granfadthers have been in the U.S. for so long! I was staring at names back to the 1600s! I thought I might be in a dream. I knew my great great..howver many times great grandfathers sons was in the Civil War (Volney P Thayer). Mea Culpa, Volney, for me living in Manassas, VA! Ha. Even more interesting, my (however many times great grandfathers, Joseph Thayer, Son of Isaac Thayer) fought for the American side in the Revolutionary War! I almost fell out of my seat because I absolutely love American history, and always told myself that if there would ever be a time would love to go back to in history it would be before the time and during the revolutionary war. It’s directly in my blood! A direct link! Even more cool was my (however many times great grandfather Isaac Thayer) was a founder of Mendon, MA. I have never heard of the town, but great knowing that an ancestor, and not just an ancestor , but a great grandfather (however many times) was one of the founders. Plus on top of this is the biggie…now I know where my ancestors come from in England! My again, however many times (great grandfathers Ferdinando Thayer..how does a Thayer get a name like Ferdinando?!?!…when I saw that i was confused…say what?!? Ha. Nonetheless, it is a cool name. Some kind of Spanish influence somewhere? Anyways now I know my direct descendants came from Gloucestershire, England, and have been here for a really really long time. And I’m grateful for them, and for my history…Our history! Hello fellow Thayer’s!

    • Hello Brent, I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association. I have your entire Thayer lineage in my files back to 1500 in England. Send me an E-mail message to TriciaMuno@AOL.com so that I can help you, and I will get back to you ASAP. Your 9th great grandfather, Ferdinando Thayer was the founder of Mendon, rather than his son, Isaac. Your family appears in Volume V of my Comprehensive Genealogy which is just now going back to press after several years of being out of print. Please put “THAYER” in the subject heading. Looking forward to being in touch, Patricia

  35. Hi, my name is Payton Thomas Thayer and I looked up what my heritage was and I found this website and I am suprised because my middle name is Thomas who started this all. Thank you for this.

    • Hi Peyton Thomas Thayer! I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian and genealogist for the Thayer Families Association and the author of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. Contact me at triciaMuno@AOL.com AND I will gladly help you with your Thayer lineage! Hope to hear from you soon, Patricia

  36. My name is Frank Thayer from blacksburg, south carolina and my fathers name is frank cline thayer. He is alo from blacksburg SC.

    • Hi Frank! I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian and Genealogist for the Thayer Families Association and the author of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. I do have your father in my files, and also your late mother. If you can share with me the name of your grandfather Thayer, I can likely share a lot more of your Thayer lineage with you. Please contact me at TriciaMuno@aol.com and put THAYER in the subject heading of your e-mail address. Looking forward to hearing back from you and learning more about your Thayer family, Patricia

  37. I’m related to the Sydney Thayer clan of Philadelphia. Great Great uncle was John B Thayer who went down with the Titanic.

    • Hi Geoffrey, I have you and your family in my files. You appeared in Volume IV of my Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. You may contact me at TriciaMuno@aol.com if you wish.

    • Hi to ‘ICEHOUSE2″ I am Patricia Thayer Muno, family Historian and genealogist for the Thayer Families Association and the author of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. Please contact me at TriciaMuno@aol.com and I will stand by to help you with your
      Thayer lineage!

  38. Hi. My Grandmother was Edith May Thayer and her Father was Henry Tisdale Thayer. I was wondering if you are part of my family.

    Thank you so much
    Tyndra

    • Hi Tyndra, I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association and the author of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. Your Thayer family appears in Volume II of this work of which a few copies remain. Do you descend from Frederick Carleton, Avis Elizabeth, Dorothy Goff, Charles Thayer or Margaret Thayer BARNEY? If you wish, you can contact me at TriciaMuno@aol.com.

  39. I am Richard Thayer. I was born on 16 August 1955, exactly 359 years after Thomas Thayer (son of Richard Thayer) was christened. I am new to the Thayer Family Association. Thank you for having me!

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