Historian’s Report January 2016, by TFA Historian/Genealogist, Patricia Thayer Muno
Dear members, it is my privilege and my passion to be able to serve my Thayer cousins. If, by doing so, I can lighten anyone’s load, put a smile on anyone’s face, or wipe away a tear, then that is my reward! I am here to serve the members, otherwise, what are they receiving in return for their membership dues?
It should be mentioned that all monies received from the sale of my books goes back into my publishing fund, with the exception of taxes and tithing. In other words, I do not make any profit from the sale of my books.
The small donation received from my Thayer Pedigree Referral Service (TPRS) helps to pay for my office and operational costs. In today’s world, the cost of printer ink alone is disheartening! In the month of October, these donations helped me purchase stamps, envelopes and paper to send out over 300 TFA membership applications to Thayers across the country. The nominal donation for my “TPRS” is often waived in return for an individual’s agreement to join the Thayer Families Association; but without the TFA informing me of the members, I have no way of knowing who has, or has not, followed through with their part of the agreement.
October also marked the exciting development of my Thayer Family Historian Group on Facebook, where over 1,100 (currently) Thayer cousins are able to meet and share their heritage and news of their individual families. This has been a very rewarding experience for all participants!
UPDATE on the books of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America:
With the genealogical information of now over 75,000 individuals to consider, a partitioning of the various branches is necessary:
Volume I should be of interest to anyone who descends from one of the three Immigrating Colonial brothers from Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England: Thomas, Richard and William Thayer. I only have a couple dozen copies of Volume I left unsold; however, with so much demand for the other volumes, I am not sure I will do a reprint on Volume I.
William Thayer’s descendants appear in Volume II “Descendants of Nathaniel Thayer…,” since it was not discovered until after the publication of that volume that he had immigrated also. NEWS FLASH: I have ample copies of Volume II (“Descendants of Nathaniel Thayer..”) yet available; so for a limited time, I am offering to pay the postage on this volume only (please see order form contained elsewhere in this publication.)
Volumes III and IV, containing the information on the descendants of the immigrant, Richard Thayer, are currently all SOLD OUT. It is hoped there will be a reprint in the future, but most likely not until after VII through XI have been published.
Volumes V – X: The family of the Immigrant Thomas Thayer (1596-1665) is, by far, the largest of the three brothers, and will require SIX “hefty” volumes (five through ten) of the eleven projected volumes in A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America. Each of these volumes will contain the same background information relative to Thomas Thayer. Each successive volume will contain the information on Thomas’ respective sons and grandsons.
And lastly, Volume XI, will contain the genealogical information of all remaining Thayer families for whom there is no known connection to one of the three brothers from Thornbury, England.
In addition to Volume VI, a private volume for the remarkable family of our TFA founder, Brigadier General James Burdett Thayer was completed in 2015!
This year, I am currently working on Volume VII, and hope to have it available in time for 2016 Christmas gifting. I hope this helps to give our members an idea of the information contained in each respective volume. It should be noted that complete sets of all the volumes in my “Comprehensive” series will only increase in value as time goes by.
I hope you will enjoy the following article out of the TFA’s Past
The Kin of a Famous Clan Gathers today in Braintree
By Roberta Holland,
The Patriot Ledger, 21 Jun 1997
BRAINTREE – About 100 descendants of the Thayer family are gathered Saturday for their sixth annual family reunion.
The well-known Braintree family is welcoming home extended kin from all over the country. The celebration will be held at Thayer Academy, founded by one of the family’s best-known descendants, Gen. Sylvanus Thayer.
The family’s roots in Braintree can be traced back to the 15th century. Brothers Thomas Thayer and Richard Thayer emigrated from Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England to Braintree in 1637 and 1640. Their nephew, Nathaniel Thayer, settled in Taunton in 1660.
The association, founded in 1991, has grown to more than 600 members. The association’s mission is to assemble, preserve and publish Thayer genealogical and historical records.
Descendants are coming to Braintree from as far away as California, Nevada and Wyoming.
“It’s big to us, but it’s also important to the town of Braintree,” said Rick [Raymond Alexander] Thayer, secretary and treasurer of the Thayer Families Association and a North Quincy resident.
“It’s a lot of fun for the members,” Rick Thayer said. You see a lot of people and you realize you have cousins all around the world. Any family can do this; we just happen to be very successful with it.”
Thayer said the association’s membership has tripled in the last two years.
The reunion will include an update from Patricia Thayer Muno, the Family Historian who lives in Beaverton, Ore. Muno is working on A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America, and will include everyone who can trace their link to the surname back to the original immigrants to at least 1920. [NOTE: this scope now includes all Thayers in this country and their progenitors from 1500 to the present generation! – PTM]
So far, Muno’s information incudes 45,000 individual with biographies and pre-1920 photographs. [This number now exceeds 75,000! –PTM]
“The objective of our work is to unite the Thayer families and preserve and make a record of our forefathers available to all,” Muno said in a letter to the association. “This will enable our children, our grandchildren and future descendants to know of the sacrifice they have made, making it possible to enjoy the freedoms that we have In this day, and that we might perpetuate the ‘Thayer integrity.’”
Malcolm C. Walker, vice president of the Thayer Families Association and the overseer and historian of the Braintree Historical Society, said he didn’t realize until a couple of years ago that he was a Thayer himself, back by six or seven generations. Walker said that he was amazed at how connected the various Thayers stay via E-mail. Walker said more and more people are researching their family trees these days. “I think it shows the enthusiasm of people in this country for their forebears,” Walker said. “There’s an increased interest in knowing the people who went before them.” Walker said the Braintree Historical society fields far-flung requests for help with genealogical research. “Almost daily we get a letter or phone call,” Walker said. “Of course, the Thayer family is a big one.”
Patricia’s Note: Ninteen years ago, that was a wonderful year to remember, with excited members, and TFA leaders devoted to the cause for which the association was formed – the creation and preservation of a memorial of our Thayer familis! That year, the city of Braintree proclaimed 21 June 1997 “THAYER DAY.” The TFA President at that time, Albert Thayer Morton, and myself were then interviewed on a Boston television program! Go THAYERS!!!
Lolita Ann (Thayer) Guthrie (1925-2015)
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of yet another of my Thayer Family Representatives. Lolita (Thayer) Guthrie was one of my very early correspondents, dating back to near 3 decades. She served faithfully as my Representative for the descendants of Spencer Thayer (1799-1878), and his wife Sally Butler (1805-1870), of Shelby County Indiana. Unfortunately, we were never successful in discovering the parentage of her 2nd Great Grandfather, Spencer Thayer.
She was born September 14, 1925 in Hancock County, Indiana to Orlando Franklin Thayer and Lora Frances Wall. She grew up in Anderson, IN. Lolita Thayer and Mearl Guthrie met at Ball State Teachers College in Muncie, Indian, in the fall of 1943, where Merle was in Army training before seeing active service in Europe. After WWII ended, Mearl returned to marry Lolita and join her in completing college degrees. They were married July 21, 1946, at Central Christian Church in Anderson, Indiana, enjoying 66 wonderful years of marriage before Mearl passed away two years ago.
Lolita had enrolled as a freshman in Elementary Education and met Merle through an informal dating bureau set up on campus, Mearl had arrived there in August, having been transferred there as a cadet (student) in the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP), from his original draft assignment in the Paratroopers training in North Carolina. In February, 1944, all ASTPers were sent to Camp Hood in Texas and assigned in the 102nd Ozark Infantry Division. The 102nd Ozarks was the first Division to land directly on the Normandy shores in the European Theater. Lolita graduated from Ball State Teachers College (now University) with a Bachelor in Education in 1947.
Merle returned to the States with a final return of the 102nd in March 1946, having served as Staff Sargent Major of Company B. 407th Battalion of the 102nd, and was discharged at Fr. Leavenworth, Kansas. They were married 21 Jul 1946 in the Central Christian Church in Anderson, Indiana, and enjoyed 66 wonderful years of marriage before Mearl passed away two years ago.
Lolita taught elementary grades in Muncie, Indiana; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Cincinnati, Ohio, before starting their family. Mearl earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Ball State and his PhD at the University of Minnesota. Mearl retired from Bowling Green State University as Professor Emeritus in 1985, having served the greater time a Chairman of the Business Education Department in the College of Business at BGSU. (See Who’s Who and Business Education Professional publications).
A stay-at-home Mom, Lolita served as an honored volunteer in the community for over 60 years. Activities at First Presbyterian Church include teacher, elder, Women’s Association, Maumee Valley Presbytery Ministerial Committee, and serving as a representative at the National Assembly. At Bowling Green Schools, Lolita was a Conneaut Room Mom and helped organize Jr. Hi Mothers of Bobkittens (MOB). Later, the Hospital Guild became a focus, and she served as co-buyer for the hospital gift shop. Her most recent passion was genealogy, with leadership roles at the county and state levels of the Ohio Genealogical Society, a governor’s appointment to the Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission, and receiving a volunteerism award from the national Federation of Genealogical Societies. In 1988, Lolita was named Bowling Green Outstanding Citizen, and in 1996 received the Wood County Good Citizenship Award.
Lolita was the mother of two children: Scott R. Guthrie, Bowling Green, and Carla A. (Sanner) Hall. The family suggests a memorial contribution to the First Presbyterian Church or to the Ohio Genealogical Society. Condolences, fond memories and photos may be shared with the family at www.dunnfuneralhome.com
Lolita’s lineage: Lolita Ann (Orlando Franklin 1887-1983, Ira 1859-1934, Sidney 1827-1866, Spencer 1799-1878) THAYER. The descendant of Spencer Thayer and Sally Butler will appear in Volume XI of A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America.
New research findings have revealed the following corrections:
ERRATA: VOLUME V:
–Page 294, Families #2786 and #2789: Raymond Harold THAYER (born 21 Oct 1895 in Chicago, Cook, IL and died 8 Sep 1971 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM) was NOT the son of George Irving THAYER. His parents are unknown. There is no longer any question about George Irving Thayer being the individual who married Anna Rovilla JELLY, nor that he was the one who settled in Henry County, IL.
Family #4776: George P. Thayer, born 13 Nov 1866 in Newburgh, Orange, NY; married abt 1893 to Elsie Mae HAMILTON (9 Mar 1876 – 14 Jun 1949); they were the parents of one know child, Hazel Hamilton THAYER (1894-1961). Hazel married Charles Elmer DUNKLE (1890-1955).
Family # 4777: William Henry Thayer, born 1 Oct 1895 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY was NOT the son of George P. THAYER and Elsie Mae HAMILTON. He married about 1921 to Thyra Elizabeth GRUBB (23 Jul 1899 – Apr 1950) and they were the parents of the two sons shown on page 519. William Henry THAYER died 25 Jul 1961 in Cresson, Cambria, PA; both he and wife Thyra are buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Altoona, Blair, PA.
The father of William Henry THAYER, according to his death certificate, was a Joseph Thayer who was born in NY, and died before 1900. His mother was Johanna M. (“Annie”) SCHEIT (1866- aft 1940) who was an immigrant from Germany.
ERRATA: VOLUME VI:
–Page 187, Family #6100. William Russell THAYER married Connie RAMBERG, not AMBERG.
–Page 188, Individual #6102, Russell Joseph Thayer is the father of #6102a. Cody J. Singletary THAYER, born 7 Jan 2002.
My heart is full of gratitude for the overwhelming love and support that has been extended to me as your Thayer Family Historian. The TFA is all about sharing, devotion and celebrating family. It is about connecting with the members and offering love, friendship and encouragement. I love and appreciate you each dearly! My awesome readers write:
“Wow. That was fast. It is amazing to see it all the way to the 1500’s. Now days most people don’t really consider their heritage since their lines are all blurred and crisscrossed but The Thayers have always cherished theirs…. Your Notes are of particular interest. They add an additional dimension to the family view. Thanks for making me the “first” to receive them.” -Ronald
“I think about you and all the work you have done for our family…the Thayer side…in connecting us to our beautiful ancestors. I am grateful to you. ” – Renee
“Dear Patricia, I’ve watched and checked out the postings of the Thayer Family Historian [Facebook] I must say you’re a wonderful, kind person with a heart of gold. Thank you for all your beautiful work and Verne [Louis Thayer] is a wonderful, awesome person who works very hard too. Thanks to both of you – Elizabeth
“You have done so much work on this that you could never be thanked enough you are a trooper and we are blessed to have you…. You have always been a shining light to all of us and thank you for all you have done for us. … I hope this finds all well with you and again a big thank you for all your hard work. –Rick
“We’re impressed that you’ve been able to persevere to the sixth volume in this project. More power to you! We’re truly happy to be able to have a part in it. Rainbow blessings,” -Gilbert
“Tricia – It has been several years since you were able to solve the riddle of my Canadian Thayer connection – something we both put a lot of time in on – and, thanks again for that.” -Paul
“What a hard worker you are ! Thank you, Patricia for your loving diligence in working on the Thayer Family History… Bless you for your hard work.” Caron
“Wow! You are amazing!” -Jolene
“How exciting. I am patiently waiting for my volume.” -Terri
“Thanks for all of your hard work in all of our behalf. We are blessed to have you… Thanks, Tricia, for all you do”! ” – Marilyn
“I truly appreciate the hard work that you have taken on and successfully accomplished on behalf of the Thayer Family Association. You are the primary reason that it exists in my eyes. The older one gets, the more that the past takes on meaning. …Without the itch for knowledge that was created by you and others, this world may not have spread out before me like I has.” – John
“This is an awesome venture and dedication to our family lineage! I’m surprised how many people have no clue about their ancestors.” – Rachel
“Sounds like a daunting task. Thank you for all you do for the Thayer line. Bless you for your continued efforts.” – Connie
“Just wanted you to know how wonderful you are for researching and providing history for your family.” -Sherrill
“I have the Nathaniel Thayer book. I am so impressed with all that you have done. Thanks so much cousin…I’m amazed at all that you have put together. I so appreciate having the information available.” – Charles
“Can’t wait till book 7!” – Jean
“Patricia, so proud you have produced information which will last for many centuries……if not a Millennia or two!” -John
“Thanks Patricia! So excited to see the book. I am sure your heart and soul is in it.” -Rhonda
“I can’t imagine what it takes each and every day to maintain and compile the documents that make up what you publish. I find it incredible and awesome…..Thank you for all the posts all the while doing everything else you do. You are super, Love ya.” –Rox Ann
“You’re amazing!!!! Thank you for your passion to share our family history with so many.” – Dawn
“You are such a wonderful person this means so much I can’t thank you enough.” -Cliff
“And we are just SO happy to be a part of all that you are doing! You are a treasure!” – Marilyn
“Thank you for all that amazing work!!” – Enrique
“Thanks so much for your efforts, you are remarkable !!!!!” -Charles
“Thank you Patricia for all you have done for [us] without your hard work, I would not be able to know my family that I love so much, as well as all the cousins I have been able to meet and those I hope to meet again. I say thank you, and may the Lord bless you richly for all you have done to connect us, I truly love you cuz.” -Barbara
“You are a gem, and so many of us Thayers appreciate all you have done! It is priceless!” –April
“John H. Thayer : Tricia Thayer Muno is a top notch genealogical historian with knowledge compiled through years and years of hard work. She has happily helped me at every turn and her reputation is beyond reproach. … Prior Thayer historical data done by other authors generally have been found to contain many errors.. generally. I have never had the honor of personally meeting Tricia but we have worked together on occasion when writing articles for The Thayer Quarterly. She is the real deal folks!!! These books and the compilation of the contained data has been her life’s work! From Cousin John Howard Thayer, Rome, N.Y.” -John
“Hello Patricia I so happy to see that you have done this for our family. I was wondering who our family came from.” -Jerry
“Thank you so much, it is very nice to “meet” you, and I am very excited about the work you’ve done. This is all very interesting to me! I thank YOU for what you’re doing. I would love to help in any way possible, please let me know!” – Matthew
“Again, Thanks for all your hard work for all of us Thayers!” – William
“ I look forward to ordering all of Patricia’s excellent books. …You are way too awesome, Patricia Thayer Muno! Thank you!!!! ” – Donnette
“This is a really great thing you’re doing. I’m looking forward to finding out more about our family history. If I can help please let me know.” I will look and look forward to the volumes. Thank you again. The rest of the family will be excited I’m sure.” Thank you all so very much from our part of the family to yours! So very excited to connect and learn from everyone. God bless!!!” -Jason
“Thank you so much and thank you also for putting all of your time and money on this genealogy. It’s awesome and so are you. Thank you cousin. ((((HUGS)))) …You are an awesome woman to spend your life researching our Thayer name so that we may know who and where we come from. I applaud you for everything you have done for us the Thayer’s. I have not met any of my cousins outside of my mother’s family but I can’t wait to meet you. Thank you again Patricia.” -Teresa
“Thank you for all you do Patricia.” – Brad
“Thanks to both you and Don for all your dedication and hard work.” – Frank
“I am thrilled with all of this. You must have put so much of your time into this. I am so happy that you found me. Thank you. I must admit, I am very excited. Thank you for finding me. I have done some research on the family but never got too far. I was removed from the family when I was young and now I have a huge family. Wow.. I can’t believe I finally know where I come from. Thank you sooo much. You have no idea how important this was to me. Thank you. You are my Angel.” -Rebecca
“I am so excited to find you on Facebook. Thank you for your dedication and all of your hard work!” -Michelle
“My family had the pleasure to meet Tricia, her husband Don and some of their children and grandchildren this past summer. It was one of the highlights of our trip and we have a much appreciation for all of their devotion to the Thayer Genealogy.” – Nancy
We have known Patricia Thayer Muno through two Reunions! Abingdon, VA. and Salt Lake City. She has worked so hard on this genealogy, and is so knowledgeable! It has truly been her life’s work. I hope everyone appreciates all she has done for the TFA! She really is the “REAL DEAL”!!! – Judy
“Great work you have accomplished!” -Kevin
“ Hi, I just want to say thanks for adding me, and I too have a huge interest in our ancestry as well.. I find it beyond fascinating.” –Athea
“Thanks for all your hard work!” – Megan
“Thank you very much for your labor of love.” -Selma
“Wow Thanks Patricia Thayer Muno.” – Verne
“You are a wonderful fountain of information, thanks !!!” – Charles
“Thank you so much for this awesome information, I have already shared with my father, and my older brother..” -Nathan
“I’m VERY interested in my Thayer line. I’m sure you’ve had the experience of someone just calling out to you and that’s what I’m feeling with my Thayer line. There’s just something about them. I can’t get them off my mind.” – Cheryl
“This is great news. I will definitely be getting one. Thanks you for your years of hard work researching the Thayers.” -Jeremy
The Thayer Genealogy volume arrived. All I can say is WOW! -Carolyn
I want to thank you for all your hard work at putting together the Thayer family genealogical information. – Craig
“You’re a blessing to all of us for all your work.” – Marilyn
“Thank you for all your work on our Families Histories. I can’t wait to receive our work. God Bless and keep you and yours in his arms!” …. “My book arrived today and I’ve enjoyed reading it while I watch Nebraska lose, yet another game. Thank you again for all of your efforts. This is truly a “Family Keepsake,” one that should be appreciated by my daughters for years to come. God Bless and keep you and your Family.” -Dwain
Thank you for your kind words. And your hard work and determination on bringing a voice to the past.” -Michelle
“Received Vol. VI Today, Great job Tricia. Many thanks for all the good work.” – David
“Just got our new Volume VI Thayer book. It looks like so much work. I don’t know how you and Don do it. I flipped through it right away. It was wrapped with brow paper and there was a Thayer crest on the pape???” -Nancy
“We got our volume in the mail today! Yay! I probably won’t get to talk to Bob now for two or three days because his head is buried in it! And just wait until volume VIII comes out! This is an A-W-E-S-O-M-E work of Thayer art! You are to be commended, once again! What a treasure you are!” – Marilyn
“I probably won’t see Frank a few days, as he will be checking it [Volume VI] out!!” – Judy
I am enjoying my book very much. Hope you are well and I appreciate the note you included very much.” -Diana
“Today we received the THAYER book! We are amazed at the detailed information you gathered and took the time to assemble for Thayers, not only now, but future generations. It is a work of art and love. Thank you for the friendship you gave us. You made us feel special. We now have something to hand on to future Thayers!” – Betty
“The books have been received. Thanks so much for all of the hard work. I can’t even imagine how long that took.” -Amy
“What an interesting read! Thank you for the details and insights.” -Bob
“This is a very interesting read I am totally into English history like this and read it constantly. Thanks for doing the research needed on this subject and informing us all so we too can be informed!” -Valarie
“I would certainly be interested in a personalized pedigree. I’ve learned more in the past 3 days than in my 42 yrs and will be pleased to contribute to the archive. Thanks for what you’re doing, it has affected me on a personal level as it will Tracey as well I’m sure. Better late than never :)” –Dale
“Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for the information! I have also forwarded your email to my siblings! This is unbelievable! I recognize some of the names that you have mentioned! I have to let this absorb into my bones! Thanks for sending the letter to Becky, and also to my Sister Debbie. Otherwise, we would never have known our origin! Thanks for all of this added information! Oh WOW…it just boggles my mind trying to take it all in, and understanding it!” -Wanda
Thanks Patricia! I am so impressed by your extensive research and knowledge of our family history. Thank you so much! -Jillian
“Re Vol VI: I’m enjoying reading the Family Histories at the beginning of the Book. There’s so much that I don’t know about the ‘Early Relatives.’ In my mind, I can see the early groups settling our Great Nation and how hard they must have had to work to just stay alive. I try to read a little each day and try to remember what I have read and letting it “soak into my head.” Thanks for doing such a Great job on the Book.” -Dwain
Hi Patricia, I remember my father saying such wonderful things about you when he was researching our genealogy!! -Shirley
“Thanks Patricia…I think it’s great what you have done for the Thayer Family.” – Douglas
“Thanks for your time and effort you have put in to your work.” 20 Nov 2015: “Thank you so much for the info. I think this is very interesting as well as my father does too.” -David
“You seemed to know my family pretty thoroughly…. I am excited about the work you have complete thus far, and hope to have some to contribute, soon.” -Richard
“I appreciate all the work that you were doing at the time that I had met you and I’m sure that you got a lot done since then, so thank you.” -Amie
“Thanks for all your hard work cousin Patricia, this is very interesting! -Val
“After I met Patricia Thayer Muno, I went to the local oil museum and found out my grandfather, Harry Thayer, son of John Perry Thayer from New York, did own a ranch in 1901 about 4 miles from where I work. I never had a clue until Patricia sparked my interest to investigate.” – Stephen
“This is great! Thank you so much for your hard work! -Amy”
Oh my gosh I’m loving this! I can’t stop looking at the page! Reading posts, comments, names this is crazy cool! Thank you for sharing this with me! -Mo
“We have been re-reading the Thayer Book and going over [Don’s] Quarterly issues to no avail!!!” – Judy
“You are so thoughtful! If we can even be as cool as you and Don, we might make it. Love you so much too!!!! Thank you sweet friend! –Amy F.
“You have been of so much help and your books are wonderful.” -Charles
“Thanks for the very classy and professional business card that was in the wonderful card. You are a special person for sure. I am amazed to see the following that you are generating online. More than one way to skin a cat. Again, thanks for thinking of me during this eye transition time. You are my friend.” -John
“I’ve been all over your Thayer Historian’s [Facebook] page. I can’t wait to read more. I’ve been scrolling down through looking at so many articles. I can’t seem to stop. I’m so impressed. Thank you so much. I finally feel as though I fit in somewhere. You have made my year.” –Amy H.
“I don’t know what we would do without you. You hold us all together.” -Verne
“It will take a bit of time to absorb all that you have provided. That will be enjoyable time, for sure. Thanks again for producing this material for me. It is a great help, and provides things I don’t know how I would have gotten otherwise. Now I’m all that more excited to see your work in Volume II!” -Tom
“I am very grateful for your time and the information you sent me. It has been quite helpful already….
Thanks again for all our help.” – Bob
“Wow! Thanks so much. This is wonderful! …Just a note to thank you for the Vol II showed up some while ago. So very nicely done! Thanks for the wonderful help you have extended to me. -Thomas
“Dear Cousin Patricia – I am so touched by your life story that I have no words, except to say I am proud to call you cousin. Tod will feel blessed to correspond with you. He has always, even as a child, placed family above all else. Your life’s work will be Tod’s most valued Christmas present. Will be thinking of you on Christmas morning. Love and prayers, your cousin.” -Jacqueline
“You are the greatest!” – Gen. James B. Thayer
“You have given us all the wonderful gift of family. My family has grown tremendously and for that, I am grateful.” -Rebecca
“Thank you for your dedication to our family!” -Rachel
“We love you so much and appreciate all the work you do for us.” -Jean
“I know that you are a cousin that someday I hope to meet and thank you for the dedication you have given to all our cousins. My family came from MA as yours did, so I feel you are a closer than most. -Fred
“Thank-you for keeping us connected. Much love” -Tracey
“Hi I am thrilled, the Book arrived just a few hours ago……Thank you so so much.” -Jesse
“Tricia, Thanks for keeping the correspondence going…. Thanks for your dedication to the Thayer Family Genealogy.” -Paul
“All the best to you, as always, you are the shining light in the TFA.” -Marc
“Thank you for all the work you have done to bring us this very important information! I, too, am looking forward to learning about my family!” -Angela
–Here is wishing you all a very blessed New Year, Patricia Thayer Muno. (TriciaMuno@aol.com)