Sylvanus Thayer

4 September 1762–
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sylvanus

When Sylvanus Thayer was born on 4 September 1762, in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Peter Thayer, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Holbrook, was 43. He married Diana Taft on 4 February 1793, in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He registered for military service in 1779.

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Family Time Line

Sylvanus Thayer
1762–
Diana Taft
1767–1830
Marriage: 4 February 1793

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 February 1793
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1776

Age 14

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

Age 14

"""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."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 32

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sylvanus Thayer, "Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • Sylvanus Thayer, "Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • Silvanus Thayer, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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