Hamlet Thayer

1762–1844 (Age 82)
Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Hamlet

When Hamlet Thayer was born in 1762, in Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jeremiah Thayer, was 36 and her mother, Alice Holbrook, was 28. She married Benjamin Thompson on 12 March 1783, in Richmond, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She lived in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1762. She died in 1844, in Penfield, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 82.

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Benjamin Thompson
Hamlet Thayer
Marriage: 12 March 1783

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12 March 1783
Richmond, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 14

New York is the 11th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 24

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • Hamutal Thayer, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Hamulet Thayer, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Hamulet Thayer, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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