John Thatcher

1809–after 1880 (Age 71)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Thatcher was born in 1809, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph Thatcher, was 27 and his mother, Anna Peterson, was 30. He married Abigail Mc Fadden on 25 April 1834, in Fairfield Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Greenwood Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died after 1880, in Union Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Union Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Thatcher
Abigail Mc Fadden
Marriage: 25 April 1834
Sarah Thatcher
George Washington Thatcher
Mary Elizabeth Thatcher
William McFadden Thatcher
Joseph Hill Thatcher
James Franklin Thatcher
Ida Amanda Thatcher

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World Events (8)

Age 3
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
Age 3
Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 21
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

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 þæccan ‘to cover or roof’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (4)

  • John Thatcher, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Thatcher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Thatcher, "United States Census, 1880"

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