Marking One Year Since Mayflower II's Triumphant Return to Plymouth Following Her Multi-Year Restoration.
Errata for Volume IX (9)
To all whom it may concern:
PLEASE NOTE: There has been an error discovered in the birth and death information of the mother of Thayer ancestor, Zerviah BALLOU, who was the wife of *Simeon THAYER (1739-1780).
If any descendants of Simeon THAYER and Zerviah BALLOU have received a pedigree from me showing Zerviah's mother, **Sarah WHIPPLE, as being born "26 Dec 1701 in Wrentham, Norfolk, MA -- and died after 1746," That information is INCORRECT. (I am currently uncertain exactly who shared that incorrect information with me!)
The CORRECT SARAH WHIPPLE has been verified as being born on 17 Apr 1705 in Providence, Providence, RI, and died aft 1768). She was the wife of Obadiah BALLOU, (whom she married 26 Dec 1740 in Smithfield, Providence, RI), and together, they were the parents of Zerviah BALLOU (1741/42- abt 1782) who married Simeon THAYER (1739-1780) on 3 December 1761 in Cumberland, Providence, RI. Sarah WHIPPLE (1705-1768) was the daughter of John WHIPPLE (1664-1721) and Lydia HOAR (1665-1711). (The correct Sarah Whipple had married 1st to Jonathan SALISBURY in 1725 and was the mother of 8 SALISBURY children before her marriage to Obadiah BALLOU in 1740.)
*[Simeon 5 (Uriah 4, Ebenezer 3, Ferdinando 2, Thomas 1) THAYER.]
**(See incorrect Sarah Whipple on page 352, family # 16464 of Volume IX (9) of my Comprehensive Genealogy of the Thayer Family of America.
IF Zerviah (Ballou) Thayer is your ancestor, please make notations of this correction on her mother in your personal records.
My sincere apologies for this error which was incorrectly passed along!
Thank you, Patricia
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The Speedwell (Left) was a 60-ton pinnace that, along with Mayflower, transported the Pilgrims and was the smaller of the two ships. Later, it carried Thomas Thayer’s goods from England to Boston in 1637. Thomas THAYER, son of Richard THAYER, was christened 16 August 1596 at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England, and died 2 June 1665 in Braintree, Massachusetts.
The C.A. Thayer (Above Right) was built by Danish-born Hans Ditlev Bendixsen in his shipyard, located across the narrows of Humboldt Bay from the city of Eureka in Northern California. Bendixsen also built the Wawona (1897) which was dismantled in 2009. The C.A. Thayer was named for Clarence A. Thayer, a partner in the San Francisco-based E.K. Wood Lumber Company.
Click this link to view Harold Huycke’s 1957 motion picture film of C.A. Thayer in 6 parts. There are over 3 hours of video! Description: Harold Huycke motion picture film of C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) restoration. Reel 1: Hood Canal to Maritime Shipyard, Tugboat Titan, and schooner C.A. Thayer. Reel 2: New stern, stepping masts, painting ship’s name, and Maritime Shipyard to Winslow. Reel 3: Winslow rigging to sea, sternwork, sailing return voyage to San Francisco. Reel 4: Deckhands at work and on rigging, sailing, lowering sails, arriving in San Francisco. Reel 5: Arrival in San Francisco assisted by tugboat “W 150”, visitors aboard, and Harold Huycke. Reel 6: Drawbridge, Maritime Shipyard, deckhands at work.
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Sylvanus Thayer of West Point
Big Picture: Sylvanus Thayer of West Point - National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 2569696 / Local Identifier 111-TV-432 - DVD Copied by Timothy Vollmer. By popular demand from many organizations representing the military, THE BIG PICTURE film documentary, "Thayer of West Point," is being re-released to many TV outlets in the United States during the month of April. This film received considerable praise when originally telecast and points up the contributions of one man -- Colonel Sylvanus Thayer -- toward the American way of life.
General Sylvanus Thayer
The General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace is a historic house located at 786 Washington Street, Braintree, MA. Sylvanus is known as the "Father of West Point". The house is now operated year-round as a non-profit museum by the Braintree Historical Society. Please contact them for more information.
William Russell Thayer
Will is one of our very early members who was elected December 1992 as TFA's first President. He was ordained for ministry in the Unitarian Christian Church!