John Taylor1

Father*William Taylor2
Mother*Lydia ______2
Marriage*22 December 1836He married Merab Beeson, daughter of Isaac Beeson and Hannah Hoggatt, on 22 December 1836 at a West River Meeting of Friends, Richmond County, Indiana.1,3,4

Family

Merab Beeson b. 28 Dec 1814

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 59, although reporting first that Merab married their cousin Wade and second, on the same page correctly, that Wade married his cousin Mariah. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  2. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, page 59.
  3. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Springfield Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana, Records, page 122. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  4. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Springfield Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana, Records, page 103.

Josiah Taylor1

Residence*He lived in Marple, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Child1.Phebe Taylor1

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Ralph Lewis, page 635. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Mordecai Taylor1

b. 7 February 1713/14, d. before 19 October 1747
Father*Peter Taylor2 b. 20 May 1686, d. Mar 1739/40
Mother*Elizabeth Jarman2 b. 16 Nov 1690
Birth*7 February 1713/14Mordecai Taylor was born on 7 February 1713/14 at Upper Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.3
Marriage*18 May 1738He married, as her first husband, Esther Sharpless, daughter of James Sharpless and Mary Lewis, at the Providence Meeting on 18 May 1738 in Providence, Chester County.4,1
Will*7 August 1747Mordecai prepared his will dated 7 August 1747 at Upper Providence5
Death*before 19 October 1747 and died before 19 October 1747, the date his will was proved.2
Estate* The use of his real estate was bequeathed to his wife, Esther, during her life, after which it was to be divided between their two daughters. The land consisted of 150 acres which Mordecai had purchased by deed in 1737, and his total estate was valued at £200.2

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 163-165. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 163-165, the date written as "12 mo. 7, 1713" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December, of 1713/14.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 163-165, the date written as "3 mo. 18, 1738" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 163-165, the date written as "6 mo. 7, 1747" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.

Peter Taylor1

b. 20 May 1686, d. March 1739/40
Father*Peter Taylor1 d. 15 Nov 1720
Mother*Sarah Houlston1
Birth*20 May 1686Peter Taylor was born on 20 May 1686, probably at Upper Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*28 April 1712He married, as her first husband, Elizabeth Jarman, daughter of John Jarman and Margaret ______, on 28 April 1712 in Chester County.3
Residence*They settled on a part of his father's tract in Providence, Chester County, perhaps at the homestead, since his father removed, about the same time, to Caln township.1
Death*March 1739/40He died in March 1739/40 at age 53.1

Family

Elizabeth Jarman b. 16 Nov 1690
Child1.Mordecai Taylor1 b. 7 Feb 1713/14, d. b 19 Oct 1747

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 163-165. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 163-165, the date written as "3 mo. 20, 1686" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 163-165, the date written as "2 mo. 28, 1712" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.

Peter Taylor1

d. 15 November 1720
(Brother) Immigration1682Brothers William Taylor and Peter Taylor immigrated from Sutton, Cheshire, England, in 1682 with William's wife Margaret and the couple's children. The brothers had purchased the right for 1250 acres of land in Pennsylvania before leaving England.1
Residence*They settled in Upper Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania, where they took possession of 350 acres each against their purchase right for 1250 acres.1
Marriage*1685He married Sarah Houlston, daughter of John Houlston, in 1685.1
Relocation*28 April 1712About the same time as their son Peter's marriage on 28 April 1712, Sarah and Peter Taylor moved to the township of Caln, Chester County.2
Death*15 November 1720He died on 15 November 1720 at Caln.3

Family

Sarah Houlston
Child1.Peter Taylor+1 b. 20 May 1686, d. Mar 1739/40

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 163-165. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 163-165, the date written as "2 mo. 28, 1712" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 163-165, the date written as "9 mo. 15, 1720" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.

Phebe Taylor1

Father*Josiah Taylor1
Marriage*She married Samuel Lewis of Haverford, son of Ralph Lewis and Mary ______, in Chester County.1

Family

Samuel Lewis

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Ralph Lewis, page 635. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Rachel Taylor1

Marriage*29 September 1757She married Robert Lamb at a Meeting of Friends, New Garden, Guilford County, North Carolina, on 29 September 1757.1,2,3

Family

Robert Lamb
Children1.Samuel Lamb1 b. 13 Jul 1758
2.Simeon Lamb4

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), pages 32-34. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  2. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New London Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Quaker Marriage Records, page 14. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  3. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Men's Minutes, 1754-1775.
  4. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Quaker Marriage Records.

Thomas Taylor1

d. 4 April 1691
Father*Thomas Taylor1
Mother*Elizabeth ______1
Marriage*1 October 1671He married Mary Hooper, daughter of William Hooper and Elizabeth ______, on 1 October 1671.1
Death*4 April 1691He died on 4 April 1691.1

Family

Mary Hooper b. 24 Nov 1647, d. 1697

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, pages 1-6. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Thomas Taylor1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth ______.1

Family

Elizabeth ______
Child1.Thomas Taylor1 d. 4 Apr 1691

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, pages 1-6. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

William Taylor1

Marriage*28 November 1683He married Mary Cheever, daughter of Daniel Cheever and Esther ______, on 28 November 1683 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2

Family

Mary Cheever b. 6 Oct 1656

Citations

  1. [S1245] Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: H.O. Houghton and Company, 1877), page 509. Hereinafter cited as History of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Cambridge Marriages, Volume 2, page 74, her surname spelled "Cheevers". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

William Taylor1

d. 6 March 1682/83
Marriage*He married Margaret ______, probably in Cheshire, England.1
Immigration*1682Brothers William Taylor and Peter Taylor immigrated from Sutton, Cheshire, England, in 1682 with William's wife Margaret and the couple's children. The brothers had purchased the right for 1250 acres of land in Pennsylvania before leaving England.1
Residence*They settled in Upper Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania, where they took possession of 350 acres each against their purchase right for 1250 acres.1
(Husband) Death3 March 1682/83William became a widower when Margaret (__?__) Taylor died on 3 March 1682/83.2
Death*6 March 1682/83He died just three days later on 6 March 1682/83 at Upper Providence.1
Children* The couple left three children, Joseph, Mary and Elizabeth.1

Family

Margaret ______ d. 3 Mar 1682/83

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 163-165. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 163-165, the date written as "1 mo. 3, 1682-3" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was March, not January.

William Taylor1

Marriage*He married Lydia ______.1

Family

Lydia ______
Child1.John Taylor1

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 59. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Elizabeth Tenney1

b. 8 August 1610, d. 1685
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*John Tenney1
Mother*Ursula Mumby1
Baptism*8 August 1610Elizabeth Tenney was baptized on 8 August 1610 at Limber Magna, Lincolnshire, England.1
Marriage*17 August 1630She married first James Heaton, son of William Heaton and Elizabeth Sedgwick, on 17 August 1630 at Stallingborough, Lincolnshire.2,1
(Wife) Burial12 December 1631Elizabeth became a widow when James Heaton died at age 26. He was buried on 12 December 1631 at Limber Magna.1
Marriage*say 1642She married second, say 1642, Benjamin Wilmot, son of Benjamin Wilmot.1
(Wife) Death8 April 1651Elizabeth became a widow for the second time when Benjamin Wilmot died on 8 April 1651.1
Marriage*8 February 1659/60She married third William Judson on 8 February 1659/60 at New Haven, Connecticut.1
(Wife) Death29 July 1662Elizabeth became a widow for the third time when William Judson died on 29 July 1662.1
Death*1685She died in 1685 at New Haven.1

Family 1

James Heaton b. 7 Jul 1605
Children1.Faith Heaton1 b. 15 Jun 1631
2.James Heaton1 d. 16 Oct 1712

Family 2

Benjamin Wilmot d. 8 Apr 1651

Family 3

William Judson d. 29 Jul 1662

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): pages 451-452. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."
  2. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 446.

John Tenney1

Marriage*He married Ursula Mumby in England.1

Family

Ursula Mumby
Child1.Elizabeth Tenney+1 b. 8 Aug 1610, d. 1685

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): pages 451-452. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."

Antony Thacher1

b. 1588/89, d. between 30 June 1667 and 22 August 1667
Father*Reverend Peter Thacher of Queen Camel2 d. 1624
Birth*1588/89Antony Thacher was born in 1588/89 at Queen Camel, Somerset County, England.3
Marriage*circa 1619He married first Mary ______ circa 1619 in Salisbury, Somerset County, England.3
Occupation*1624Antony was curate under his father at Queen Camel until his father's death in 1624 and then served in the same capacity under his older brother, Reverend Peter Thacher, rector of St. Edmund's parish church of Sarum, Salisbury, Somerset County.3
(Husband) DeathJuly 1634Antony became a widower when Mary (__?__) Thacher died in July 1634.3
Marriage*February 1635He married second in February 1635, about six weeks before the date of their sailing to New England, Elizabeth Jones, daughter of ______ Jones, at Salisbury, Somerset County.3
(Father) Guardianship5 April 1635Before Antony immigrated to New England with the rest of his family, he made arrangements to leave his one-year-old youngest child, Benjamin, in the care of his uncle, Antony's older brother, Reverend Peter Thacher of St. Edmund's. Antony had agreed to pay his older brother £20 for the child's maintenance.3
Emigration*5 April 1635Antony and his new wife of just a few weeks, Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher, with the four oldest of Antony's five children, and his nephew, Thomas Thacher, sailed from Southampton, Hampshire, England, to New England on 5 April 1635 on the ship James of London.3
Relationship Note*Before departing England together on the James, Antony Thacher and Reverend Joseph Avery, calling themselves "cousins", had been very close friends and had made an agreement to settle their families in the same place.3
Relocation*15 August 1635 Neither the exact place, nor date, of landing in New England of the ship James has been agreed upon by historians. Whether Boston, Newbury or Ipswich, wherever the passengers first landed, Antony Thacher and Joseph Avery and their families sojourned for a short time in Ipswich, Massachusetts. While there, Reverend Avery received a call to preach in Marblehead, then a part of Salem. During the time he took for deliberation, the two families removed to Newbury with plans to settle there. But after Avery accepted the call to Marblehead, he and his family of eleven all told, accompanied by Antony Thacher and his wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher, and his children by his first wife, William, Edith, Mary and Peter, went back to Ipswich. From there they embarked for Marblehead. Antony Thacher's nephew, Thomas Thacher, who had sailed with his uncle's family to New England, felt a sentiment of evil about the trip and did not accompany them on the voyage. Instead Thomas decided to make the journey overland despite the danger of being attacked by hostile Indians. The Thacher-Avery party embarked from Ipswich for Marblehead in a pinnace and the vessel was wrecked on 15 August 1635. All on board were lost except Antony Thacher and his second wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher.3
Residence*After some moving around, Elizabeth and Antony Thacher settled in Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony.3
Occupation* The probable cause of Antony Thacher's emigration was his desire to secure a home free from religious persecution so prevalent in England at that time. It was probably because of his religion that he called himself a "tayler" on the passenger list of the James, when in reality he was, or had been almost up to the time of his sailing, a curate of the established English Church in Salisbury. As a tailor, he would have been able to avoid the rigid scrutiny he would have had to undergo if he had announced himself as formerly a curate of an English Church of pronounced Puritan faith. He may actually have been a tailor by trade, as curates of Puritan faith were often in the humble callings of life; but if that was the case, it is certain that in New England he never followed his trade, but was always regarded as a man of literary attainments and occupied a leading and prominent position in his community.3
Death*between 30 June 1667 and 22 August 1667He died between 30 June 1667 and 22 August 1667 in Yarmouth3
Burial* and was buried on his own land in Yarmouth.3

Family 1

Mary ______ d. Jul 1634
Children1.William Thacher3 d. 15 Aug 1635
2.Edith Thacher3 b. 1 Feb 1621/22, d. 15 Aug 1635
3.Mary Thacher3 d. 15 Aug 1635
4.Peter Thacher3 d. 15 Aug 1635
5.Benjamin Thacher3 b. 13 Apr 1634, d. 1 Sep 1639

Family 2

Elizabeth Jones
Child1.Judah Thacher+3 b. c 1640, d. 4 Nov 1676

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), page 4. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 144-153.
  3. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 68-91.

Benjamin Thacher1

b. 13 April 1634, d. 1 September 1639
Father*Antony Thacher1 b. 1588/89, d. bt 30 Jun 1667 - 22 Aug 1667
Mother*Mary ______1 d. Jul 1634
Birth*13 April 1634Benjamin Thacher was born "between the hours of one and two o'clock in the morning" on Sunday, 13 April 1634 in Salisbury, Somerset County, England,1
Baptism27 April 1634 and was baptized on 27 April 1634 at St. Edmund's Church, Salisbury.1
Guardianship*5 April 1635Young Benjamin, just one year old when his father immigrated on 5 April 1635 with the rest of his family to New England, was left behind in the care of his uncle, Reverend Peter Thacher of St. Edmund's. Benjamin's father had agreed to pay his older brother £20 for the child's maintenance.1
Death*1 September 1639He died on 1 September 1639 in Salisbury at age 51
Burial*4 September 1639 and was buried from Salisbury on 4 September 1639 and was probably interred in the yard of that Church.1

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 68-91. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.

Edith Thacher1

b. 1 February 1621/22, d. 15 August 1635
Father*Antony Thacher1 b. 1588/89, d. bt 30 Jun 1667 - 22 Aug 1667
Mother*Mary ______1 d. Jul 1634
Birth*1 February 1621/22Edith Thacher was born at Queen Camel, Somerset County, England, probably about 1 February 1621/221
Baptism7 February 1621/22 and was baptized by her grandfather, Reverend Peter Thacher of Queen Camel, on 7 February 1621/22.1
(1st Daughter) Emigration5 April 1635Edith sailed from Southampton, Hampshire, England, to New England on 5 April 1635 with her parents and three of her siblings on the ship James of London.1
(Daughter) Relocation15 August 1635 Neither the exact place, nor date, of landing in New England of the ship James has been agreed upon by historians. Whether Boston, Newbury or Ipswich, wherever the passengers first landed, Antony Thacher and Joseph Avery and their families sojourned for a short time in Ipswich, Massachusetts. While there, Reverend Avery received a call to preach in Marblehead, then a part of Salem. During the time he took for deliberation, the two families removed to Newbury with plans to settle there. But after Avery accepted the call to Marblehead, he and his family of eleven all told, accompanied by Antony Thacher and his wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher, and his children by his first wife, William, Edith, Mary and Peter, went back to Ipswich. From there they embarked for Marblehead. Antony Thacher's nephew, Thomas Thacher, who had sailed with his uncle's family to New England, felt a sentiment of evil about the trip and did not accompany them on the voyage. Instead Thomas decided to make the journey overland despite the danger of being attacked by hostile Indians. The Thacher-Avery party embarked from Ipswich for Marblehead in a pinnace and the vessel was wrecked on 15 August 1635. All on board were lost except Antony Thacher and his second wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher.1
Death*15 August 1635Edith, along with her sister and two brothers, drowned in the pinnace's shipwreck on 15 August 1635. None of the children's bodies were recovered. Edith was 13 years of age.1

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 68-91. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.

Elizabeth Thacher1,2

b. 7 March 1682/83, d. 10 February 1715/16
Father*Reverend Peter Thacher of Milton1,3 b. 18 Jul 1651, d. 17 Dec 1727
Mother*Theodora Oxenbridge1 d. 18 Nov 1697
Birth*7 March 1682/83Elizabeth Thacher was born on 7 March 1682/83 in Milton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,3
Marriage*29 May 1701She married, as his first wife, Samuel Niles of New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island, son of Nathaniel Niles and Sarah Sandys, on 29 May 1701 in Milton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1,4
Death*10 February 1715/16She died on 10 February 1715/16 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 32.1,5

Family

Samuel Niles b. 1 May 1674, d. 1 May 1762
Child1.Elizabeth Niles+2 b. 16 May 1706

Citations

  1. [S1203] Joel Nelson Eno, "John Niles of Braintree, Mass., and some of his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 85, pages 145-157 (April 1931). Hereinafter cited as "John Niles of Braintree."
  2. [S869] Marcus Taft Jones, Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history: descendants of William and Margery Hayward of Braintree, Massachusetts, 1648; earlier of Weymouth. Microfilm of typescript at the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence, Rhode Island. Hayward genealogy 1648-1690: pages 1-13; FHL Film# 22344, Item 2, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Births, Volume 1, page 62. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Marriages, Volume 1, page 178.
  5. [S986] Braintree, Massachusetts: Vital and Church Records, online at www.NewEnglandAncestors.org, page or image number 7928. Hereinafter cited as Braintree Vital and Church Records.

Elizabeth Thacher1,2

b. October 1667
Father*Judah Thacher3 b. c 1640, d. 4 Nov 1676
Mother*Mary Thornton3 b. c 1640, d. 30 Nov 1708
Birth*October 1667Elizabeth Thacher was born in October 1667 in Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony.1
Marriage*before 10 September 1696She married first, probably in Boston as his second wife, Joshua Gee, son of Peter Gee and Grace ______, before 10 September 1696.1,4
(Wife) Deathbefore 11 March 1722/23Elizabeth became a widow when Joshua Gee died before 11 March 1722/23.1
Marriage*12 August 1727She married second, as his third wife, her second cousin Reverend Peter Thacher of Milton, son of Reverend Thomas Thacher and Elizabeth Partridge, sometime after their Intention of Marriage was published on 12 August 1727 in Boston.3,1,5
(Wife) Death17 December 1727Elizabeth became a widow for the second time when Reverend Peter Thacher of Milton died on Monday, 17 December 1727, having preached both the morning and evening sermons, as usual, the day before.6

Family 1

Joshua Gee b. c 1667, d. b 11 Mar 1722/23

Family 2

Reverend Peter Thacher of Milton b. 18 Jul 1651, d. 17 Dec 1727

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 144-153. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. In 4 volumes, with a surname index in Volume 4; downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908), Thacher, Volume IV, pages 1941-1942, her surname not provided. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.
  3. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 106-110.
  4. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Thacher, Volume IV, pages 1941-1942, reporting his name as Reverend Jonathan Gee.
  5. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Thacher, Volume IV, pages 1941-1942.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Deaths, Volume 1, page 247. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Captain Josiah Thacher1

French & Indian War*11 May 1759Nathaniel Bolton and William Bolton were among those who appeared on the list of Massachusetts Soldiers who landed at Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia Province, Canada, with Captain Josiah Thacher's Company, Colonel John Thomas's Regiment on 11 May 1759.2

Citations

  1. [S671] Communicated by George T. Thacher Esq. of Boston, "Massachusetts Soldiers at Halifax in 1759: A List of Capt. Josiah Thacher's Company in Coll. John Thomases Regemt. Landed in Halifax, May ye 11th 1759", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 28 (October 1874): pages 413-415. Hereinafter cited as "Massachusetts Soldiers at Halifax in 1759 - NEHGR."
  2. [S671] Communicated by George T. Thacher Esq. of Boston, "Massachusetts Soldiers at Halifax in 1759 - NEHGR", page 414.

Judah Thacher1

b. circa 1640, d. 4 November 1676
Father*Antony Thacher2 b. 1588/89, d. bt 30 Jun 1667 - 22 Aug 1667
Mother*Elizabeth Jones2
Birth*circa 1640Judah Thacher was probably born in Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony, circa 1640, as calculated from his noted age at death.2
Marriage*circa 1666He married Mary Thornton, daughter of Reverend Thomas Thornton and Mary ______, circa 1666 in Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony.3
Death*4 November 1676He died on 4 November 1676 at Yarmouth at age 36.3

Family

Mary Thornton b. c 1640, d. 30 Nov 1708
Children1.Elizabeth Thacher3 b. Oct 1667
2.Mary Thacher3 b. 17 Mar 1671

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), page 69. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 68-91.
  3. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 106-110.

Mary Thacher1

b. 17 March 1671
Father*Judah Thacher1 b. c 1640, d. 4 Nov 1676
Mother*Mary Thornton1 b. c 1640, d. 30 Nov 1708
Birth*17 March 1671Mary Thacher was born on 17 March 1671 in Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony.1
Marriage*3 November 1692She married first, as his second wife, Moses Draper on 3 November 1692 in Boston.2
(Wife) Death14 August 1693Mary became a widow when Moses Draper died on 14 August 1693.2
Marriage*19 August 1704She married second Joseph Grant, son of Edward Grant and Sarah Ward, on 19 August 1704 in Boston.2
(Daughter) Death30 November 1708Mary's mother died at the Grant home in Boston on 30 November 1708.1

Family 1

Moses Draper b. c 1662, d. 14 Aug 1693

Family 2

Joseph Grant b. 15 Feb 1660/61

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 106-110. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 156-158.

Mary Thacher1

d. 15 August 1635
Father*Antony Thacher1 b. 1588/89, d. bt 30 Jun 1667 - 22 Aug 1667
Mother*Mary ______1 d. Jul 1634
(2nd Son) Emigration5 April 1635Mary sailed from Southampton, Hampshire, England, to New England on 5 April 1635 with her parents and three of her siblings on the ship James of London.1
(Daughter) Relocation15 August 1635 Neither the exact place, nor date, of landing in New England of the ship James has been agreed upon by historians. Whether Boston, Newbury or Ipswich, wherever the passengers first landed, Antony Thacher and Joseph Avery and their families sojourned for a short time in Ipswich, Massachusetts. While there, Reverend Avery received a call to preach in Marblehead, then a part of Salem. During the time he took for deliberation, the two families removed to Newbury with plans to settle there. But after Avery accepted the call to Marblehead, he and his family of eleven all told, accompanied by Antony Thacher and his wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher, and his children by his first wife, William, Edith, Mary and Peter, went back to Ipswich. From there they embarked for Marblehead. Antony Thacher's nephew, Thomas Thacher, who had sailed with his uncle's family to New England, felt a sentiment of evil about the trip and did not accompany them on the voyage. Instead Thomas decided to make the journey overland despite the danger of being attacked by hostile Indians. The Thacher-Avery party embarked from Ipswich for Marblehead in a pinnace and the vessel was wrecked on 15 August 1635. All on board were lost except Antony Thacher and his second wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher.1
Death*15 August 1635Mary, along with her sister and two brothers, drowned in the pinnace's shipwreck on 15 August 1635. None of the children's bodies were recovered. Mary may have been about 10 years of age.1

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 68-91. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.

Oxenbridge Thacher1

b. 17 May 1681, d. 1772
Father*Reverend Peter Thacher of Milton1 b. 18 Jul 1651, d. 17 Dec 1727
Mother*Theodora Oxenbridge1 d. 18 Nov 1697
Birth*17 May 1681Oxenbridge Thacher was born in 17 May 1681 in Milton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Marriage*10 February 1714He married Elizabeth Lilley of Boston on 10 February 1714 in Milton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
Death*1772He died in 1772.1

Family

Elizabeth Lilley
Child1.Oxenbridge Thacher Jr.+4,5 b. 3 Jan 1719/20, d. 9 Jul 1765

Citations

  1. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. In 4 volumes, with a surname index in Volume 4; downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908), Volume IV, Thacher, pages1941-1942. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Births, Volume 1, page 62. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Marriages, Volume 1, page 178.
  4. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, D.D.: pronounced Dec. 31, 1802 in Brattle Street Church, Boston, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Young and Minns, printers to the state, 1803), page 23. Hereinafter cited as A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher.
  5. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 158. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Oxenbridge Thacher Jr.1

b. 3 January 1719/20, d. 9 July 1765
Father*Oxenbridge Thacher1,2 b. 17 May 1681, d. 1772
Mother*Elizabeth Lilley2,3
Baptism*3 January 1719/20Oxenbridge Thacher Jr. was baptized on 3 January 1719/20 at the Old South Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Education*1738He graduated in 1738 at Harvard College, Boston.1
Occupation*He was a lawyer.1
Marriage*27 July 1741He married Sarah Kent on 27 July 1741 in Boston, Suffolk County.4
(Husband) Death3 July 1764Oxenbridge became a widower when Sarah (Kent) Thacher died on 3 July 1764.5,6
Death*9 July 1765He died on 9 July 1765 in Milton, Suffolk County, at age 455,1
Burial* and was buried in Boston.7

Family

Sarah Kent d. 3 Jul 1764
Child1.Peter Thacher4,8,9 b. 10 Mar 1752, d. 16 Dec 1802

Citations

  1. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, D.D.: pronounced Dec. 31, 1802 in Brattle Street Church, Boston, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Young and Minns, printers to the state, 1803), page 23. Hereinafter cited as A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher.
  2. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 158. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Marriages, Volume 1, page 178. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S746] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 150, page 264. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Deaths, Volume 1, page 247.
  6. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, page 24.
  7. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, pages 24-25.
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Births, Volume 1, page 62.
  9. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, page 23, noting date of birth as 21 March 1752.

Peter Thacher1

d. 15 August 1635
Father*Antony Thacher1 b. 1588/89, d. bt 30 Jun 1667 - 22 Aug 1667
Mother*Mary ______1 d. Jul 1634
(2nd Son) Emigration5 April 1635Peter sailed from Southampton, Hampshire, England, to New England on 5 April 1635 with his parents and three of his siblings on the ship James of London.1
(Son) Relocation15 August 1635 Neither the exact place, nor date, of landing in New England of the ship James has been agreed upon by historians. Whether Boston, Newbury or Ipswich, wherever the passengers first landed, Antony Thacher and Joseph Avery and their families sojourned for a short time in Ipswich, Massachusetts. While there, Reverend Avery received a call to preach in Marblehead, then a part of Salem. During the time he took for deliberation, the two families removed to Newbury with plans to settle there. But after Avery accepted the call to Marblehead, he and his family of eleven all told, accompanied by Antony Thacher and his wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher, and his children by his first wife, William, Edith, Mary and Peter, went back to Ipswich. From there they embarked for Marblehead. Antony Thacher's nephew, Thomas Thacher, who had sailed with his uncle's family to New England, felt a sentiment of evil about the trip and did not accompany them on the voyage. Instead Thomas decided to make the journey overland despite the danger of being attacked by hostile Indians. The Thacher-Avery party embarked from Ipswich for Marblehead in a pinnace and the vessel was wrecked on 15 August 1635. All on board were lost except Antony Thacher and his second wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher.1
Death*15 August 1635Peter, along with his two sisters and a brother, drowned in the pinnace's shipwreck on 15 August 1635. None of the children's bodies were recovered. Peter may have been about 5 years of age.1

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 68-91. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.

Peter Thacher1

b. circa 1616, d. after 1641
Father*Reverend Peter Thacher2 b. 1587/88, d. 16 Feb 1640/41
Mother*Anne ______1
Birth*circa 1616Peter Thacher was born circa 1616.1
Death*after 1641He died after 1641.1

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 29-34. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 30-33.

Peter Thacher1

b. 10 March 1752, d. 16 December 1802
Father*Oxenbridge Thacher Jr.4,5,6 b. 3 Jan 1719/20, d. 9 Jul 1765
Mother*Sarah Kent2,3,4,5 d. 3 Jul 1764
Birth*10 March 1752Peter Thacher was born on 10 March 1752 in Milton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).6,5
Illness*2 May 1764At the age of 12, Peter was seriously ill with small pox, and wrote about the illness and its impact on his life in his private journal on 2 May 1764. His mother would die from the disease two months later and his father died the following year, the cause not identified.3
Education*1769Peter entered Master Lovell's school in July of 1759 and should have continued as a pupil there until July of 1766, however he left it for Harvard College, Boston, a year early and graduated from there in 1769.7
Marriage*8 October 1770He married, as her second husband, Elizabeth (Hawkes) Pool of Chelsea on 8 October 1770 in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).8,9,10
Occupation*12 January 1785He was a minister, ordained on 19 September 1770 in Malden, Middlesex County and remained a pastor there until 8 December 1784 when, at his own request, he was dismissed before being installed as pastor of the Brattle Street Church, Boston, on 12 January 1785.11
(Minister) Marriage4 December 1796Reverend Peter Thacher D.D. performed the marriage ceremony of John Bolton and Betsy Dennie on 4 December 1796 at Brattle Street Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.12,13,14
Death*16 December 1802He died of a pulmonary affliction at the home of a friend in Savannah, Georgia, on 16 December 1802 at age 50. In an attempt to improve his health, Peter had sailed to Savannah on 15 November 1802, arriving on 3 December. He stayed with his friend Samuel Howard who, with his family, cared for his failing friend. However, even with the additional care of a doctor and the friendship, support and encouragement of his several clerical friends in Savannah, Peter gradually declined until finally overcome by the force of his disease.9
Burial*19 January 1803He was buried on Sunday, 19 January 1803 in the city of Boston.15

Family

Elizabeth Hawkes b. c 1744, d. 26 Jan 1816

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), page 7. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1215] Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection), online at www.americanancestors.org, page 17250. Hereinafter cited as Boston Inhabitants and Estates (Thwing).
  3. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, D.D.: pronounced Dec. 31, 1802 in Brattle Street Church, Boston, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Young and Minns, printers to the state, 1803), page 24. Hereinafter cited as A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher.
  4. [S746] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 150, page 264. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Births, Volume 1, page 62. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  6. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, page 23, noting date of birth as 21 March 1752.
  7. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, page 25.
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Chelsea Marriages, Volume 1, page 427.
  9. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, page 30.
  10. [S1215] Boston Inhabitants and Estates (Thwing), online at www.americanancestors.org, page 14829.
  11. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, page 26.
  12. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 264. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  13. [S180] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  14. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, surname spelled "Dana". Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  15. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, page 33.

Reverend Peter Thacher1

b. 1587/88, d. 16 February 1640/41
Father*Reverend Peter Thacher of Queen Camel2 d. 1624
Birth*1587/88Reverend Peter Thacher was born in 1587/88.3
Marriage*He married Anne ______.4
Occupationbetween 1622 and 1640/41Peter was rector of St. Edmund's parish church of Sarum, Salisbury, Somerset County, between 1622 and 1640/41 and his younger brother, Antony Thacher, served as a curate under him.5
Guardianship*5 April 1635When Reverend Peter Thacher's younger brother, Antony Thacher, immigrated on 5 April 1635 with the rest of his family to New England, his one-year-old youngest child, Benjamin, was left behind in the care of his uncle Peter of St. Edmund's. Benjamin's father had agreed to pay his older brother £20 for the child's maintenance.5
Death*16 February 1640/41He died on 16 February 1640/41 in Salisbury, Somerset County, England.6

Family

Anne ______
Children1.Peter Thacher7 b. c 1616, d. a 1641
2.Reverend Thomas Thacher+2 b. 1 May 1620, d. 15 Oct 1678

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 4-5. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 144-153.
  3. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, page 4.
  4. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 29-34.
  5. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 68-91.
  6. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, page 4, with date corrected on page 67.
  7. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 30-33.

Reverend Peter Thacher of Milton1,2,3

b. 18 July 1651, d. 17 December 1727
Father*Reverend Thomas Thacher4,1 b. 1 May 1620, d. 15 Oct 1678
Mother*Elizabeth Partridge1,5
Birth*18 July 1651Peter Thacher was born on 18 July 1651 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1,5,6
Baptism20 May 1652 and was baptized at First Church, Salem, probably on 20 May 1652. The transcription of the church record noted the date of his baptism as 20 May 1651, yet he wasn't born until 18 July 1751.4
Marriage*2 November 1677He married first Theodora Oxenbridge, daughter of Reverend John Oxenbridge and Frances Woodward, on 2 November 1677 in Milton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,7
Occupation*1680He was ordained in 1680, then a pastor at the First Church, Milton, from 1 June 1681 for forty-seven years until his death.1,3,6
(Husband) Death18 November 1697Peter became a widower when Theodora (Oxenbridge) Thacher died on 18 November 1697.8
Marriage*25 December 1699He married second, as her second husband, Susanna Bailey on 25 December 1699 in Milton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).7,9,5
(Husband) DeathPeter became a widower for the second time when Susanna (__?__) Bailey Thacher died.5
Marriage*12 August 1727He married third, as her second husband, his 2nd cousin Elizabeth (Thacher) Gee, daughter of Judah Thacher and Mary Thornton, sometime after their Intention of Marriage was published on 12 August 1727 in Boston.10,1,5
Death*17 December 1727He died in Milton on Monday, 17 December 1727 at age 76, having preached both the morning and evening sermons, as usual, the day before.8

Family 1

Theodora Oxenbridge d. 18 Nov 1697
Children1.Oxenbridge Thacher+11 b. 17 May 1681, d. 1772
2.Elizabeth Thacher+2,12 b. 7 Mar 1682/83, d. 10 Feb 1715/16

Family 2

Susanna ______

Family 3

Elizabeth Thacher b. Oct 1667

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 144-153. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1203] Joel Nelson Eno, "John Niles of Braintree, Mass., and some of his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 85, pages 145-157 (April 1931). Hereinafter cited as "John Niles of Braintree."
  3. [S1205] William Richard Cutter, compiler, Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York, a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910), Volume III, Thacher, pages 983-987. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Salem Births, Volume 2, page 347. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  5. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. In 4 volumes, with a surname index in Volume 4; downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908), Thacher, Volume IV, pages 1941-1942. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.
  6. [S1206] Elizabeth A. Pilla, "Milton's Peter Thacher: the Life and Faith of a Second Generation New England Puritan Minister" (PDF document, Milton Historical Society at www.miltonhistoricalsociety.org, June 2001). Hereinafter cited as "Milton's Peter Thacher."
  7. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 733, his surname spelled "Thatcher". Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Deaths, Volume 1, page 247.
  9. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Marriages, Volume 1, page 178.
  10. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 106-110.
  11. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Volume IV, Thacher, pages1941-1942.
  12. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Births, Volume 1, page 62.