When Joseph Thatcher was born on 30 May 1782, in Fairfield, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph Thatcher, was 41 and his mother, Mrs Joseph Thatcher, was 37. He married Anna Peterson on 4 July 1801, in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 15 October 1854, in Greenwood Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Titusville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States.
English: occupational name for a thatcher, someone who covered roofs in straw, from an agent derivative of Middle English thach(en) ‘to thatch’ (Old English thæccan).