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Family of John (Capt) THAYER and Lydia COPELAND

John (Capt) THAYER b. 1686 Jun 30841. d. 1768 Mar~841.
Lydia COPELAND b. 1692 Apr 24841. d. 1750 Jul 15841 at (buried).

Married853 1719 Jun 4853 at Boston, MA853. John Thayer & Lydia Copeland were married853 by the Hon. Sam. Sewall Esq. J. P. Sprague841 has this marriage as the second for John Thayer.

Thayer4822 (p 186) has John married to Lydia Wales, and Ebenezer Thayer, p 184, married to Lydia Copeland, both with the date June, 1719. That appears to be a confusion of Christian names and surnames, Ebenezer Thayer was married853 to Rachel Wales in Braintree, MA, Nov 12, 1719, by Mr Samuel Niles. Wales845 has this marriage, also, for Rachel Wales, dau of Nathaniel and Joanna (Faxon) Wales. Rachel's sister, Mary Wales, also a daughter854 of Nathaniel & Joanna Wale, was this Capt John Thayer's first wife.

Sprague841 has John married third to Elizabeth (Faxon) Hayden, widow of Benjamin Hayden. Elizabeth was born Apr 7, 1702, the dau of Josiah and Mehitable (Adams) Faxon. Elizabeth died in 1789.

Children of John (Capt) THAYER and Lydia COPELAND:

1. Mary THAYER841 b. 1719/20 Feb 272852 at Braintree, MA2852.
md. Benjamin VEAZIE
2. Lydia THAYER b. 1728 Jun 15841 at (bapt)841.
md. Isaac COPELAND

841. Genealogy of the Families of Braintree, Mass. 1640-1850, Waldo Chamberlain Sprague - CD, NEHGS, Picton Press
845. Wales Genealogy, The - Charles P Wales, Herndon, VA, copyright 1998; LibCon 98-61463
853. Massachusetts, Boston Marriages, 1700-1809 ( - online database)
854. Massachusetts, Boston Births 1700-1800, 1800-1849 ( - online databases)
2852. Massachusetts, Braintree Records, Samuel A Bates, Esq., Town Clerk of Braintree, Mass., Daniel H Huxford, Printer, Randolph, Mass: 1886;
4822. Thayer, Memorial of the Thayer name, from the Massachusetts colony of Weymouth and Braintree ...; Bezaleel Thayer, Braintree Hist. Soc., Braintree, MA: 1987