Mahlon Nelson Thatcher

8 July 1808–19 December 1889 (Age 81)
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Mahlon Nelson

When Mahlon Nelson Thatcher was born on 8 July 1808, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Thatcher, was 30 and his mother, Rachel, was 28. He married Catherine Rittenhouse about 1832, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Kingwood Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States in 1860 and Kingwood, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 December 1889, in Frenchtown, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Frenchtown, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mahlon Nelson Thatcher
Catherine Rittenhouse
Marriage: about 1832
Rachel Jane Thatcher
Wilson R Thatcher
Augustus Stewart Thatcher
Garner Augustus Thatcher
Amy Thatcher
Mary Elizabeth Thatcher
Sarah Ann Thatcher

Spouse and Children

about 1832
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 19

Post office est. May 16, 1827 with John Waterhouse as postmaster.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

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: occupational name for a thatcher, someone who covered roofs in straw, from an agent derivative of Middle English thach(en) ‘to thatch’ (Old English þæccan ‘to cover or roof’).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Marlen Thatcher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mahlon W Thatcher, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mahlon N Thatcher, "United States Census, 1850"

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