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Pvt. Stephen Thayer, Continental Army

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Mendon, Worcester County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: September 12, 1781 (47) (Died in service )
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Thayer and Mary Thayer
Husband of Rachel Thayer
Father of Stephen Thayer; Nahum Thayer and Aaron Chance Thayer
Brother of Samuel Thayer; Zilpha Holbrook; Thankful Thayer; Margaret Farnum; Susannah Hale and 4 others

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About Pvt. Stephen Thayer, Continental Army

Stephen Thayer was a Private in the American Revolutionary War. He died in service in 1781.


Stephen Thayer

  • Birth: Sep. 26, 1733 Mendon Worcester County Massachusetts
  • Death: Sep. 12, 1781, USA

Served in the American Revolutionary Army, Service Description: 1) CAPTS GERSHOM NELSON, REUBEN DAVIS, COL LUKE DRURY.

Note: he was not the husband of Judith Walker or of Sarah Muzzy; they were disconnected Dec 2018.


Family

From https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=dominiccharles&id=I448669

Stephen Thayer (Samuel Thayer6, Thomas Thayer5, Ferdinando Thayer4, Thomas Thayer3, Richard Thayer2, John Thayer1) was born 26 SEP 1733 in Mendon, MA, and died 12 SEP 1781. He married Rachel Davis 5 AUG 1762 in Mendon, MA, daughter of Phineas Davis and Priscilla Wood. She was born 29 DEC 1741 in Upton, MA, and died AFT 13 APR 1780.

	 

Children of Stephen Thayer and Rachel Davis are:

  • + 2 i. Philadelphia Thayer was born 10 NOV 1763 in Mendon, MA, and died 31 JAN 1838 in Brookfield, MA.
  • + 3 ii. Stephen Thayer was born 29 DEC 1765 in Mendon, MA, and died 31 AUG 1821 in Rome, NY.
  • + 4 iii. Rachel Thayer was born 14 MAR 1769 in Mendon, MA.
  • + 5 iv. Nancy Thayer was born 24 MAY 1771 in Mendon, MA, and died 27 MAY 1822 in Mt. Holly, VT.
  • 6 v. Liman Alanson Thayer was born 27 OCT 1772 in Mendon, MA, and died in NFR.
  • 7 vi. Dolinda Thayer was born 13 APR 1774 in Mendon, MA. She married Levi Hayward 25 JAN 1792 in Milford, MA, son of Daniel Hayward and Eleanor Davis. He was born 22 JUL 1770 in Milford, MA.
  • + 8 vii. Nahum Thayer was born 2 JAN 1776 in Mendon, MA, and died 1 MAY 1811 in Wrentham, MA.
  • + 9 viii. Windsor Thayer was born 21 JUN 1778 in Mendon, MA, and died in Lockport, NY.
  • + 10 ix. Aaron Cheney Thayer was born 29 JUN 1780 in Mendon, MA, and died 27 JUL 1856 in PA.
  • + 11 x. Lucinda Thayer was born 1 JAN 1782 in Mendon

Parents: Samuel and Mary (Sampson) Thayer. Husband of: Rachel (Davis) Thayer, married 5 Aug 1762, Mendon, Worcester,Massachusetts, 2. Sarah (Muzzy) Thayer, married 10 Sep 1768. [SIC: she married a different Stephen Thayer]


Family links:

Parents:

  • Samuel Thayer (1696 - 1764)

Children:

  • Stephen Thayer (1765 - 1821)*
  • Stephen Thayer (1769 - 1849)* [???]
  • Nahum Thayer (1776 - 1811)*
  • Windsor Thayer (1778 - ____)*
  • Aaron Chance Thayer (1780 - 1856)*

Sibling:

  • Samuel Thayer (1721 - ____)*

  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Unknown


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Created by: Marc Thayer, III Record added: Nov 19, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 61847994

Citations

  • Stephen Thayer Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001 Name: Stephen Thayer Event Type: Birth Event Date: 26 Sep 1733 Event Place: Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Gender: Male Father's Name: Samuel Thayer Mother's Name: Mary FamilySearchImage
  • "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHL7-V2N : 9 February 2018), Stephen Thayer and Rachel Davis, 03 Jul 1762; citing reference 45; FHL microfilm 855,377.
  • "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG2M-FG4Q : 24 January 2018), Stephen Thayer, 1781.
  • https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dominiccharles&id=I448669 citing
  • Mayflower Families Through Five Generations Repository: Media: Book Page: 20:30, 107
  • Memorial of the Thayer Name: From the Massachusetts Colony of Weymouth and ... By Bezaleel Thayer Page 273 GoogleBooks # 1893 lists his parents as Thomas and Hannah Thayer. Comment on book: “This book, while good for its time, is outdated and known to contain many errors. TFA, Thayer Families Association has up to date information ...”
  • Memorial of the Thayer Name: From the Massachusetts Colony of Weymouth and ... By Bezaleel Thayer Page 285 GoogleBooks lists Stephen born 1733 in Mendon as son of Samuel Thayer and Mary Thayer
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Pvt. Stephen Thayer, Continental Army's Timeline

1733
September 26, 1733
Mendon, Worcester County, Province of Massachusetts
1769
1769
Age 35
Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
1776
January 2, 1776
Age 42
Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
1780
June 29, 1780
Age 46
Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
1781
September 12, 1781
Age 47