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Family of Thomas THAYER and Abigail VEAZIE

Married4255 1680 Mar 254255 at Braintree, MA4255.

Bates4255, p 719, section labeled "[127]," provides: "Thomas Thayer & Abigail Veasy were Maryed by Joseph Dudley esq'r. the 25 March 1680."

Hillman800 has Thomas' birth ~1652 in Braintree, unfortunately without reference. The Thayer Memorial4822, also without reference, has Thomas (no birth date given) born in England, listed as the oldest of the children of Thomas and Hannah/Anna Thayer. Elizabeth Thayer, whom Thayer Memorial has as Thomas' younger sister, was born2852 "[1647] 23 of 1 (mo)", i.e., Mar 23, 1647, in Braintree, MA. Thayer Memorial4822 has Elizabeth's birth as Jan 23, 1647, perhaps indicating a lack of recognition that, at that time, March was the first month of the year. Dyer567 has a Thomas Thayer, son of Thomas and Hannah "Thaire," born in Braintree, 1m 28d 1647, referencing p 628 in Bates' Braintree Records2852. However, that appears to be an error as, upon examination, Bates2852, p 628, has "Elisabeth Daghter(sic) of Thomas Thaire & ___ his wife born 23 of 1 (mo.)," as mentioned above. Dyer does not list that birth for Elizabeth Thayer. Records for the birth of other children of Thomas and Hannah Thayer appear in Bates2852. From the above information, and not having found other information regarding Thomas' birth date or place, this author makes a guess that Thomas was born in England, sometime prior to the birth of his sister Elizabeth.

Bates2852 has (p 695) "Thomas Thayer dyed an untimely death 7th December 1705." Regarding that reference to "untimely," Hillman800 provides a reference to Marshall's Diary, p 23, which states that Thomas "laid violent hands on himself," possibly being despondent over the deaths of his sons in 1704.

Abigail's birth year is assumed from her age2852 at death (66 years): "Abigail Thayer Aged 66 years died the 6th. Day of August 1727." Sprague841 has "widow Abigail Thayer buried Aug. 7, 1727", (Ch. Rec.).

Child 1. Thomas

Sprague841: Thomas (1680-1704) died single.

Child 2. William

Sprague841: William died single.

Children of Thomas THAYER and Abigail VEAZIE:

1. Thomas THAYER495 b. 1680/1 Jan 142852 at Braintree, MA2852. d. 1704 Sep 132852 at Braintree, MA2852.
2. William THAYER495 b. 1682 Aug 152852 at Braintree, MA2852. d. 1704 Sep 172852 at Braintree, MA2852.
3. Abigail THAYER495 b. 1685 Jul 132852 at Braintree, MA2852. d. 1758 Feb 11841.
md. 1) James PENNIMAN
md. 2) Thomas WHITE

495. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, James Savage, Vol. IV, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1862
567. Massachusetts, Braintree Vital Records Births; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dyer/braintre.htm
800. Veazie Genealogy, Ralph Hillman, 2011
841. Genealogy of the Families of Braintree, Mass. 1640-1850, Waldo Chamberlain Sprague - CD, NEHGS, Picton Press
2852. Massachusetts, Braintree Records, Samuel A Bates, Esq., Town Clerk of Braintree, Mass., Daniel H Huxford, Printer, Randolph, Mass: 1886; www.archive.org
4255. Massachusetts, Braintree; Records of the Town of Braintree, 1640 to 1793, (ed.) Samuel A Bates, Randolph, Mass.; Daniel H Huxford, Printer. 1886.
4822. Thayer, Memorial of the Thayer name, from the Massachusetts colony of Weymouth and Braintree ...; Bezaleel Thayer, Braintree Hist. Soc., Braintree, MA: 1987