Electa Thayer

13 February 1796–29 April 1873 (Age 77)
Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Electa

When Electa Thayer was born on 13 February 1796, in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States, her father, Samuel Thayer, was 33 and her mother, Rachel Nelson, was 32. She married Anson Wood on 13 March 1818. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 29 April 1873, in her hometown, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Anson Wood
Electa Thayer
Marriage: 13 March 1818
Ruth Blackmer Wood
Rachel Wood
Truman T. Wood
George A. Wood

Spouse and Children

    Anson Wood



13 March 1818


    Ruth Blackmer Wood


    Rachel Wood


    Truman T. Wood


    George A. Wood


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 7

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Variant of French Taillier, derived from Old French taillere, an oblique case of tailleur ‘tailor’ ( see Taylor ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Electa Thayer Wood, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Electa in entry for Rachel Wood, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Electa in entry for Ruth Wood, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"

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