Descendants of Richard Thayer, Immigrant to America 1641,
Through his Grandsons: Nathaniel3 (Richard2-1) & Cornelius3 (Richard2-1), and his Son Nathaniel.
A Noteworthy Mention Concerning Volume IV by Donald Muno
Volume IV of the Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America has taken Patricia and me 2 years and 5 months to complete, not including the many years of dedicated raw research which preceded. While this is the same amount of time Volume III took to compile and format, the reader should note that Volume IV is over twice the size of Volume III and has within its pages many more unique additions found within 6 appendixes. These appendixes added with Patricia’s extensive notes provides the reader with discerning insight into all Thayer lines and makes Volume IV, in addition to its genealogy, a most valuable addition to the Comprehensive set. As always, Patricia takes great care to include the names of contributors and mention sources in great detail for those wishing to further pursue family lines, stories and histories. It is hoped that descending family members upon reading this volume will take pride in their own close families. And, should you feel the urge, compile histories and journals for later descendants who may also seek to understand their rich Thayer heritage and traditions. Share your family interests and stories with your children and grandchildren and seek ways to ignite and pass on the Thayer family flame.
In volume IV the reader can learn about: Guy Vaughn Thayer who worked in the production of the Lone Ranger radio program. The husband of Florence Briggs Thayer whose wedding ring was found in the stomach of a shark after the sinking of the Titanic. George Frederick Thayer and his invention of the collapsible silver drinking cup. William Thayer who was shot by the Rebels in 1861 in his store. Asahel Thayer, who, for his admiration, constructed a magnificent carriage from the timbers of the old frigate Constitution which he presented to President Andrew Jackson. Civil War soldier, James Francis Thayer, who died in the Andersonville Prison in 1864. Homer L. Thayer who witnessed the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Sceva Thayer who was murdered on his way home from church.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Because there are relatively few photos in my files to be used for inclusion in the Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America, Descendants of Thomas Thayer, Immigrant to America 1637 (Volumes V through IX) I am extending the cut off date for any Thayer related photo to those taken prior to 1930. The previous books included photos taken prior to 1920. Patricia