Rev George Thacher

25 July 1817–8 August 1870 (Age 53)
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of George

When Rev George Thacher was born on 25 July 1817, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Peter Thacher, was 47 and his mother, Anne Parks, was 44. He married Sarah Matilda Smith on 24 April 1844, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died on 8 August 1870, at the age of 53, and was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Rev George Thacher
Sarah Matilda Smith
Marriage: 24 April 1844
Lucy W Thacher
Ann Thacher
Sarah Thacher

Spouse and Children

24 April 1844
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 12

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 15

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Thatcher .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rev George in entry for Lucy W Thacher, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Rev George in entry for Mary Shipman Thacher, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Rev George in entry for Mary Thacher, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"

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