Gideon Thayer

16 January 1718–September 1800 (Age 82)
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Gideon

When Gideon Thayer was born on 16 January 1718, in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Lieut. Richard Thayer, was 32 and his mother, Mary White, was 27. He married Rachel Thayer on 7 July 1741, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in September 1800, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82.

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Gideon Thayer
Rachel Thayer
Marriage: 7 July 1741
Zepheon Thayer
Nathaniel Thayer
Frances Thayer
Francis Thayer
Arodi Thayer
Rachel Thayer
Mary Thayer

Spouse and Children

7 July 1741
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Zepheon Thayer


    Arodi Thayer


    Rachel Thayer




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World Events (4)


Age 58

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 58

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 65

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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)

  • Gideon Thayer, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Gideon Thayer, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Gideon Thayer, "Find A Grave Index"

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