Nathaniel Thayer1

b. 11 September 1808, d. 7 March 1883
Father*Reverend Nathaniel Thayer1 b. 11 Jul 1769, d. 23 Jun 1840
Birth*11 September 1808Nathaniel Thayer was born on 11 September 1808 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1
Association*27 March 1869Nathaniel was a life member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, whose connection with the society dated from 27 March 1869.1
Death*7 March 1883He died on 7 March 1883 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 74.1

Citations

  1. [S1022] Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, "Necrology of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society (Nathaniel Thayer A.M.)", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 37 (October 1883): page 413. Hereinafter cited as "Nathaniel Thayer Necrology."

Nathaniel Thayer1

b. 2 May 1736
Father*Nathaniel Thayer1 b. 17 Jul 1710, d. 15 Dec 1786
Mother*Ruth Eliot1 b. 20 Sep 1711, d. 1746
Baptism*2 May 1736Nathaniel Thayer was baptized on 2 May 1736 at First Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 315. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Nathaniel Thayer1

b. 4 February 1739
Father*Nathaniel Thayer1 b. 17 Jul 1710, d. 15 Dec 1786
Mother*Ruth Eliot1 b. 20 Sep 1711, d. 1746
Baptism*4 February 1739Nathaniel Thayer was baptized on 4 February 1739 at First Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 319. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Reverend Nathaniel Thayer1

b. 11 July 1769, d. 23 June 1840
Father*Ebenezer Thayer1,2 b. 16 Jul 1734, d. 6 Sep 1792
Mother*Martha Cotton1,2 b. 30 Nov 1739, d. c 1809
Birth*11 July 1769Reverend Nathaniel Thayer was born on 11 July 1769 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.1,2
Education*1789Nathaniel graduated from Harvard College, Boston, in 17891
Residence*26 August 1793 and was settled in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, by 26 August 1793.1
Death*23 June 1840He died on 23 June 1840 in Lancaster at age 70.1

Family

Child1.Nathaniel Thayer1 b. 11 Sep 1808, d. 7 Mar 1883

Citations

  1. [S1022] Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, "Necrology of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society (Nathaniel Thayer A.M.)", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 37 (October 1883): page 413. Hereinafter cited as "Nathaniel Thayer Necrology."
  2. [S1039] Hampton, NH: Vital Records to 1900, online at www.americanancestors.org, Volume 1, page 216. Hereinafter cited as Hampton Vital Records to 1900.

Richard Thayer1

b. 5 April 1601
Father*Richard Tayer1
Baptism*5 April 1601Richard Tayer was baptized [on D] at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England. His Godparents were Richard Dimery and Nicholas Tayer as Godfathers and Elizabeth Grifling as Godmother.1
Marriage*5 April 1624He married Dorothy Mortimore on 5 April 1624 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire.2
Immigration*circa 1641After the death of his wife, Richard Thayer immigrated in circa 1641 to America with his eight children. The family settled in Braintree, Massachusetts following Richard's older brother, Thomas Thayer, who had immigrated in 1637 with his family and also settled in Braintree.3,4

Family

Dorothy Mortimore
Children1.Jael Thayer+5 b. 2 Jun 1633, d. 10 Mar 1701
2.Deborah Thayer5 b. 27 Mar 1634, d. 31 May 1662
3.Nathaniel Thayer+ b. 11 Apr 1639, d. 28 Mar 1728

Citations

  1. [S458] Walter Faxon, Edward Henry Whorf and introduction and notes by Henry Ernest Woods, "Tayer (Thayer) Family Entries in the Parish Registry of Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 60 (July 1906): page 284. Hereinafter cited as "Tayer (Thayer) in Thornbury Parish Records - NEHGR."
  2. [S458] Walter Faxon, Edward Henry Whorf and introduction and notes by Henry Ernest Woods, "Tayer (Thayer) in Thornbury Parish Records - NEHGR", page 287.
  3. [S458] Walter Faxon, Edward Henry Whorf and introduction and notes by Henry Ernest Woods, "Tayer (Thayer) in Thornbury Parish Records - NEHGR", page 284 footnote.
  4. [S452] The Thayer Families Association Website, online at www.thayerfamilies.com, Richard Thayer, First 5 Generations. Hereinafter cited as Thayer Families Association Website.
  5. [S458] Walter Faxon, Edward Henry Whorf and introduction and notes by Henry Ernest Woods, "Tayer (Thayer) in Thornbury Parish Records - NEHGR", page 286.

Ruth Thayer1

(Applicant) Religion29 March 1805Zilpah Bolton and Nathaniel Everett, along with eight others which included George Briggs Cox, Peter Vallett, John Woodward, Lydia Sweetser, Sally Lovis, Mary Marnson, Ruth Thayer and Venus Sylvester, applied for membership in the Second Baptist Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at a Friday evening meeting on 29 March 1805. The applicants spoke "with regard to works of grace upon their souls and after a candid and full examination, they were unanimously received into the fellowship as Candidates for baptism."2
(Member) Religion31 March 1805Zilpah Bolton and Nathaniel Everett, along with several others including Thomas Ditson, John Hayden, George Briggs Cox, Simeon Blanchard, Francis Green, Peter Vallett, John Woodward, Mary Marnson, Ruth Thayer, Venus Sylvester, Kezia Booth, Lydia Leeds, Botsey Jones, Versan Adams, Zebudah Hayden, Martha Farrar, Betsey Mirth Horton, Catherine Thayer, Lydia Sweetser and Sally Lovis, were baptized and became members of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, on Sunday, 31 March 1805. In the baptismal records, the men and women were listed separately.3,4,5

Citations

  1. [S893] Records of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, 1788-1809, original manuscript, Reference Item# 26, Franklin Trask Library, 210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA, pages 114 and 118.
  2. [S893] Records of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, 1788-1809, original manuscript, Franklin Trask Library, page 114.
  3. [S893] Records of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, 1788-1809, original manuscript, Franklin Trask Library, page 118.
  4. [S183] Boston, Massachusetts, Church Records, 1789-1811; FHL# 856700 Item# 5, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Second Baptist Church Records, 1789-1811.
  5. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Ruth Thayer1

b. 8 August 1742
Father*Nathaniel Thayer1 b. 17 Jul 1710, d. 15 Dec 1786
Mother*Ruth Eliot1 b. 20 Sep 1711, d. 1746
Baptism*8 August 1742Ruth Thayer was baptized on 8 August 1742 at First Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 323. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Sarah Thayer1

Marriage*6 May 1663She married Jonathan Hayward, son of William Hayward and Margery ______, on 6 May 1663.1

Family

Jonathan Hayward b. c 1641, d. 21 Nov 1690
Children1.Deacon Jonathan Hayward+1 b. 1668, d. 1757
2.Huldah Hayward+1 b. 1672

Citations

  1. [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.

Sarah Thayer1

Marriage*1726She married John Hayward, son of William Hayward and Esther Harbor, in 1726.1

Family

John Hayward b. 1700, d. 1735

Citations

  1. [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 133-150; FHL Film# 22344, Item 2, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history.

Sarah Thayer1

b. 1732
Father*Cornelius Thayer2 b. 14 Nov 1684, d. 1745
Mother*Lydia Turell2 b. 8 Jul 1683
Birth*1732Sarah Thayer was born in 1732.1
Marriage*She married Captain John White.1
(Residual Legatee) Probate Dispute2 March 1780 On 2 March 1780, Nathaniel Thayer, Cornelius Thayer, Samuel Bass, William Andrews, Deborah (Thayer) Whitworth, Hannah (Thayer) Abbott, Christian (Bass) Armstrong, Mary Thayer, Sarah (Thayer) White and Rebecca (Bass) Thomas Fowle, all of Boston and residual legatees resulting from the will of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell, submitted a document to the court addressing their concerns regarding the inequities between the value of silver and gold compared with the value of Continental currency, which had gone through several changes and devaluations during and after the Revolutionary War. In 1780, paper money in the new United States, called Continentals, was worth only about 1/40th of its face value. The document stated their understanding that Simon Tufts Esq. of Medford, as Executor to the last will and testament of Ebenezer Turell, late of Medford, Clerk, was entitled by the will to a legacy of £20, and was by virtue of his Executorship in possession of a sum of silver and gold coin, which according to a law of Massachusetts for regulating the value of silver and god coin, amounted to £503, 15s, 6p. Their petition went on to state that a dispute had arisen between the Executor Simon and several of the legatees regarding whether their legacies ought to be paid in silver and gold or in the present currency of the state. The petition's subscribers recommended that the Executor pay them 2/3 of their legacies in silver and gold, after deducting 1/2 of his own legacy, and that the Executor's other half be paid to himself in paper money. The petition went on to recommend that the £150 allowed the Executor for all his services in settling the estate be paid in paper money. The petition's subscribers, all residual legatees as the children, or their heirs, of Lydia (Turell) Thayer and Christian (Turell) Bass, both of whom were deceased sisters of the late Reverend Turell, agreed to be obligated to the court for the sum of £100,000 in lawful money of the state as protection for the Executor. Their document stated that in the case any debts owed to the estate were recovered which would increase the assets owed to the Executor, they would refund their prorated parts of those debts on the condition that their obligation of £100,000 to the court be voided and of no effect. Their petition concluded with the statement that should they fail to keep their agreement, their obligation would remain in full force and effect.3
(Residual Legatee) Massachusetts Money The pound was the currency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its colonial predecessors until 1793. Like the British pound sterling of that era, the Massachusetts pound was subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence, but the Massachusetts and British pounds were not equivalent in value. British and other foreign coins were widely circulated in Massachusetts, supplemented by locally-produced coins between about 1652 and 1682 and by local paper money from 1690.

The paper money issued in colonial Massachusetts was denominated in pounds, shillings, and pence. Initially, six shillings were equal to one Spanish dollar. After years of high inflation, in 1749 Massachusetts withdrew its paper money from circulation and returned to money in the form of coin.

After the American Revolutionary War began in 1775, the Continental Congress began issuing paper money known as Continental currency, or Continentals. Continental currency was denominated in dollars from 1/6 of a dollar to $80, including many odd denominations in between. During the Revolution, Congress issued $241,552,780 in Continental currency.

Continental currency depreciated badly during the war, giving rise to the famous phrase "not worth a continental". Several factors contributed to the declining value. Monetary policy was not coordinated between Congress and the states which, like Massachusetts, continued to issue too many bills of credit not backed by tangible assets. Congress and the states lacked the will or the means to retire the bills from circulation through taxation or the sale of bonds. Another problem was that the British successfully waged economic warfare by counterfeiting Continentals on a large scale.

By the end of 1778, Continentals retained from 1/5 to 1/7 of their face value. By 1780, the bills were worth 1/40th of face value. Congress attempted to reform the currency by removing the old bills from circulation and issuing new ones, without success. By May 1781, Continentals had become so worthless that they ceased to circulate as money. Benjamin Franklin noted that the depreciation of the currency had, in effect, acted as a tax to pay for the war. In the 1790s, after the ratification of the United States Constitution, Continentals could be exchanged for treasury bonds at 1% of face value. The Massachusetts state currency depreciated greatly and was replaced by the U.S. dollar in 1793.

The painful experience of the runaway inflation and collapse of the Continental dollar prompted the delegates to the Constitutional Convention to include the gold and silver clause into the United States Constitution so that the individual states could not issue bills of credit, or "make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts." This restriction of bills of credit was extended to the Federal Government, as the power to "emit bills" from the Articles of Confederation was abolished, leaving Congress with the power "to borrow money on credit."4,5
(Residual Legatee) Probate Dispute9 March 1780During the course of the Turell probate, Simon Tufts Esq., Executor, submitted itemized reports to the court accounting for his payments to beneficiaries and the expenses he incurred on estate business. On 9 March 1780, the Executor listed cash paid in the amount of £329, 3s, 8p to the residuary legatees.3

Citations

  1. [S1067] Patricia Thayer Muno, Descendants of Richard Thayer, Immigrant to America 1641, through the 19th Century, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Beaverton, Oregon: Desktop Publishing, 1992), Descendants of Richard Thayer, page 131. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Richard Thayer.
  2. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 300. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.
  3. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  4. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_pound. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  5. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_American_currency

Sarah Thayer1

b. 3 May 1725
Birth*3 May 1725Sarah Thayer was born on 3 May 1725 in Mendon, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Marriage*19 April 1750She married Benoni Wight, son of Nathaniel Wight and Ruth Hawes, on 19 April 1750 in Wrentham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family

Benoni Wight b. 1 Sep 1721, d. 10 Sep 1775

Citations

  1. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.
  2. [S1132] Various authors, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations : Volume 20 : Henry Samson in 3 parts. Note: Part 1. Henry Samson by Robert M. Sherman, Ruth W. Sherman & Robert S. Wakefield; Part 2. Revised by Ann T. Reeves, Henry Samson, fifth generation descendants of Henry's son James Samson and daughters Elizabeth Samson Sprout, Hannah Samson Holmes, daughter Samson Hanmore and Dorcas Samson Bonney; Part 3. Fifth generation descendants of Henry sons Stephen and Caleb. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975--), Person No. 32, Elizabeth Samson, Part 1, pages 30-31. Hereinafter cited as Henry Samson of the Mayflower (Five).

Turell Thayer1

b. 20 March 1726
Father*Cornelius Thayer1 b. 14 Nov 1684, d. 1745
Mother*Lydia Turell1 b. 8 Jul 1683
Baptism*20 March 1726Turell Thayer was baptized on 20 March 1726 at First Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 300. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Abigail Thomas1

Father*Isaac Thomas1
Mother*Abigail Cushing1 b. 31 Jan 1703/4

Citations

  1. [S842] Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 18, Family of Richard Warren. Third Edition, in 3 Parts. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2004), Part One, pages 98-99. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower 18: Family of Richard Warren.

Abigail Thomas1

Father*Isaac Thomas1
Mother*Abigail Cushing1 b. 31 Jan 1703/4

Citations

  1. [S842] Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 18, Family of Richard Warren. Third Edition, in 3 Parts. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2004), Part One, pages 98-99. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower 18: Family of Richard Warren.

Abigail Thomas1

Father*Isaac Thomas1
Mother*Abigail Cushing1 b. 31 Jan 1703/4

Citations

  1. [S842] Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 18, Family of Richard Warren. Third Edition, in 3 Parts. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2004), Part One, pages 98-99. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower 18: Family of Richard Warren.

Evan Thomas1

Residence*He lived at Easttown, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Child1.Jane Thomas1 d. b 7 Nov 1739

Citations

  1. [S1426] Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family : descended from George and Sarah Smedley, settlers in Chester County, Penna. with brief notices of other families of the name, and abstracts of early English wills, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Wickersham Printing Company, 1901), pages 46-50. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.

Hannah Thomas1

Father*Isaac Thomas1
Mother*Abigail Cushing1 b. 31 Jan 1703/4

Citations

  1. [S842] Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 18, Family of Richard Warren. Third Edition, in 3 Parts. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2004), Part One, pages 98-99. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower 18: Family of Richard Warren.

Isaac Thomas1

Marriage*14 January 1723/24He married Abigail Cushing, daughter of Joshua Cushing and Mary Bacon, on 14 January 1723/24 in Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S842] Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 18, Family of Richard Warren. Third Edition, in 3 Parts. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2004), Part One, pages 98-99. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower 18: Family of Richard Warren.

Isaac Thomas1

Father*Isaac Thomas1
Mother*Abigail Cushing1 b. 31 Jan 1703/4

Citations

  1. [S842] Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 18, Family of Richard Warren. Third Edition, in 3 Parts. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2004), Part One, pages 98-99. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower 18: Family of Richard Warren.

Jane Thomas1

d. before 7 November 1739
Father*Evan Thomas1
Marriage*31 October 1728She married, as his second wife, John Yarnall of Willistown, Chester County, son of Francis Yarnall and Hannah Baker, on 31 October 1728 at Newtown Meeting, Chester County.2,3
Death*before 7 November 1739She died at Willistown, Chester County, before 7 November 1739, the date her husband married again.4,5,6

Family

John Yarnall b. 24 Feb 1688/89

Citations

  1. [S1426] Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family : descended from George and Sarah Smedley, settlers in Chester County, Penna. with brief notices of other families of the name, and abstracts of early English wills, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Wickersham Printing Company, 1901), pages 46-50. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  2. [S1426] Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, pages 46-50, the date written as "8 mo. 31,1728" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August.
  3. [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), Yarnall, pages 778-780, the date written as "8, 31, 1728" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Edge, pages 527-529, the date written as "9 7, 1739" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.
  5. [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 100-101, the date written as "9 mo. 7, 1739" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  6. [S1426] Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, pages 46-50, the date written as "9 mo. 7, 1739" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.

Colonel John Thomas1

French & Indian War11 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
French & Indian War1760
French & Indian War22 November 1760

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.
  3. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index cards, 1603-1779. Microfilm of cards at Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts: FHL Film# 2428118, Billeting Account index card# 14366 for Elisha Bolton referencing Volume 98, page 336 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779.
  4. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779: FHL Film# 2428118, Billeting Account index card# 14364 for Elisha Bolton referencing Volume 98, page 382 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels.

Joshua Thomas1,2

(Judge) Estate and Land19 February 1799Probate was reopened on the estate of Ephraim Leach on 19 February 1799 in Plymouth County before Judge Joshua Thomas. The judge issued a warrant to Daniel Tolman, Ephraim Fobes and Daniel Fobes, empowering and directing them to take a view of the homestead farm that Ephraim, late of Bridgewater, had died seized of and to divide it into four equal parts or shares, first giving timely notice to all persons interested to be present if they saw cause. The men were further directed to assign and set off one share to the heirs of Ephraim's deceased sister Mehitable Leach, one share to the heirs of Ephraim's deceased sister Mercy Peterson, one share to the heirs of Ephraim's brother David Leach, also deceased, and one share to Ephraim’s sister Abigail (Leach) Keith, the wife of Jacob Keith, all in accordance with the directions in Ephraim's 1767 will. The committee was instructed by the judge to divide the shares by metes and bounds, considering quantity and quality, so that the heirs may hold their shares separately, forever. The judge ordered the men to make a return of the warrant with their doings and signatures, under oath, as soon as conveniently possible.1,2
(Judge) Estate and Land19 October 1802The warrant to divide and distribute the homestead farm of the deceased Ephraim Leach was returned by Daniel Tolman, Ephraim Fobes and Daniel Fobes to the Honorable Joshua Thomas in Plymouth County on 19 October 1802. The committee's written report outlined the process they used, the details of each share, and how they were distributed among the recipients. The committee completed their return of the warrant by stating to the court that they had taken a view of the homestead that Ephraim Leach, late of Bridgewater, died seized of and, pursuant to the warrant and as directed by Judge Joshua Thomas, had divided the homestead agreeably and assigned and set off to the heirs of the several persons mentioned, their respective heirs' shares, to be held separately. The document was filed with the court on 6 April 1805.1,2

Citations

  1. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549785, Index and Docket Hed-Lit 1685-1881, Case number 12432; FHL Film# 5507705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550712, Probates 1771-1778, Volume 21, pages 24-25 and FHL Film# 550901 Probates 1805-1818, Volume 40, pages 215-217. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  2. [S1130] Ephraim Leach, Probate (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 12432, Box 107212 on FHL Film# 2426889. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Ephraim Leach (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater).

Lois Thomas1

b. 7 September 1707, d. 22 October 1756
Father*William Thomas1
Mother*Sarah Barden1
Birth*7 September 1707Lois Thomas was born on 7 September 1707 in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*30 January 1728She married William Hooper, son of John Hooper and Sarah Harden, on 30 January 1728, their marriage, although no date and referencing a gravestone, recorded in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Wife) Death1 July 1755Lois became a widow when William Hooper died on 1 July 1755.3,1
Death*22 October 1756She died on 22 October 1756 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 49.1,4

Family

William Hooper b. 26 Dec 1701, d. 1 Jul 1755
Children1.William Hooper+1 b. 19 Nov 1729, d. 10 May 1773
2.Thomas Hooper1 b. 7 Feb 1731, d. 2 May 1789
3.Lois Hooper+1 b. 7 Feb 1734, d. 7 Apr 1769
4.Elisha Hooper1 b. 11 Oct 1736, d. 23 Nov 1814
5.Isaac Hooper1 b. 21 Jan 1738, d. 6 Dec 1757
6.Susanna Hooper1 b. 13 Mar 1740, d. 15 Oct 1756
7.David Hooper+1 b. 14 Feb 1743, d. 10 Feb 1830
8.Luther Hooper+1 b. 20 Feb 1745/46, d. 11 May 1831
9.Calvin Hooper1 b. 11 Oct 1749, d. 14 Jan 1798

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, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 188. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 495.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 494.

Nathaniel Thomas Esq.1

Marriage*30 September 1730He married, as her second husband, Anna (Tisdale) Leonard, daughter of John Tisdale Jr. and Hannah Rogers, on 30 September 1730 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Anna Tisdale b. 27 Jan 1672

Citations

  1. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 461. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton, Marriages, page 321. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

William Thomas1

Marriage*He married Sarah Barden.1

Family

Sarah Barden
Child1.Lois Thomas+1 b. 7 Sep 1707, d. 22 Oct 1756

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, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

William Thomas1

Marriage*8 September 1748He married Rebecca Bass, daughter of Samuel Bass and Christian Turell, on 8 September 1748 in Boston.1

Family

Rebecca Bass b. 27 Dec 1727

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Anna Thompson1

Marriage*She married Milo Dillon.1

Family

Milo Dillon
Child1.Isabelle Dillon+1 b. 1893

Citations

  1. [S1440] Iowa, Marriage Records, 1923-1937, online at www.Ancestry.com, Return of Marriages in the County of Dallas for the fiscal year ending 30 June 1920, Volume 485, counties Clayton-Guthrie, page 101. Hereinafter cited as Iowa Marriage Records, 1923-1937.

David Thompson1

Family

Child1.Sarah Thompson+1 b. 24 May 1724, d. 24 Jan 1796

Citations

  1. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, compiler and editor, Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut, online database viewed and downloaded from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society at www.AmericanAncestors.org. Originally published in 2 Volumes, New Haven, Connecticut, by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 2008), Volume I, page 182. Hereinafter cited as Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut.

Elizabeth Thompson1

Marriage*She married John Cogswell in England.1

Family

John Cogswell
Child1.Hannah Cogswell+1 b. 1624

Citations

  1. [S1191] Waldo Lincoln Esq., "Four Generations of the Waldo Family in America", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 52, pages 213-228 (April 1898). Hereinafter cited as "Waldo Family, Four Generation."

Hannah Thompson1

Marriage*1717She married Samuel Hayward, son of William Hayward and Esther Harbor, in 1717.1

Family

Samuel Hayward b. 1696

Citations

  1. [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 133-150; FHL Film# 22344, Item 2, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history.