Isaac W Thayer

Brief Life History of Isaac W

When Isaac W Thayer was born on 22 March 1810, in Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, George Thayer, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Cook, was 32. He married Amey Mathewson about 1835, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1860. He died on 13 December 1871, in Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Isaac W Thayer
Amey Mathewson
Marriage: about 1835
Martha Helen Thayer
Mercy Ann Thayer
Stephen Smith Mathewson Thayer
George Wilbur Thayer
Mary Martha Thayer
William Henry Thayer
Jeannette Helen Thayer
Sally Vienna Thayer
Josephine Lietta Thayer
Sarah Thayer

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  • Isaac W Thayer in household of Sarah Thayer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Isaac W. Thayer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Isaac Thayer in entry for Mary Martha Smith, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

World Events (7)

1811 · USS Revenge

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire and Somerset): from Middle English the eir ‘the heir’ with fused definite article. See Ayer .

History: Sylvanus Thayer (1785–1872), military engineer, an early superintendant of the US Military Academy at West Point, was born in Braintree, MA, into a family of English origin.

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

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