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  1. Donald Wayne Thayer’s “Benjamin Thayer Family Cemetery” in Thayer Quarterly 23.3 (pp. 4f) was most helpful to my research, especially the picture of Maranda’s grave. I am presenting some of the research early next year in a powerpoint presentation to the Sacramento County Historical Society. The focus of the project is a minor outlaw, Frank Mallory, who is a cousin of mine. His uncle John Smith Mallory married twice daughters of Benjamin Thayer, including Maranda. John’s brother, Lucien (who is my Frank’s father) had strong anti-southern views, fighting for the Union Army in the Civil War. Interesting to see how the North Carolinians made it to Kansas, although any other great stories would be helpful to my research.