Royal & Mercy (Moffett) Thayer 1791-1917
Compiled and Submitted by Glenda E Thayer, 2000.

  1. It is very interesting that Mercy finally died in Iowa when Royal stayed in Chautauqua Co, unless he returned there and there was a rift between them. We know he was out in Winnebago Co IL early and purchased land there but apparently returned to NY as in the 1850 census Mercy is living as head of house with some of her ch., but not all of the younger ones with her, one was living with a sister, and probably had to board them around with family to make it. My "theory" is that Mercy kicked him out after having 16 children-she didn't want 17! Probably isn't so, but my husb. comes through James Percival who is living with Mama in 1850 and then by 1860 out in IA. Had a picture of her tombstone at one time if I can ever dig it out I will put it in the computer along with James P's wife Mary Stewart, both buried in the Barclay Cem. in IA. If anyone is interested in further Moffet data will be happy to furnish it. Regards, Glenda
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    Family Group Record

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    Husband: Royal Olmstead THAYER
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  2. Birth: 7 Sep 1791 Ware, (Hampshire Co) MA
    Census: 1850 Portland, Chautauqua Co, NY, pg. 169
    Census: 1855 Chautauqua Co, NY
    Census: 1860 Chautauqua Co, NY
    Death: 12 Jun 1862 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Marriage: 4 Jul 1812 Ware, (Hampshire Co) MA
    Father: Jedediah THAYER (b 10 Mar 1764)
    Mother: + Rachel ADAMS (b 1 Mar 1764)


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    Wife: Mercy MOFFETT
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    Birth: 26 Oct 1792 Brimfield, (Hampden Co) MA
    Death: 24 Aug 1856 Blackhawk Co, IA
    Burial: Old Barclay Cem, Barclay, IA
    Father: + Daniel MOFFETT (b 12 May 1757)
    Mother: + Mary ALLEN (b 31 Oct 1755)


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    Children


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    1 M John Franklin THAYER
    Birth: 14 Apr 1813 Ware, (Hampshire Co) MA
    Spouse: Lydia Sabrina WEBSTER (m 5 Jul 1838)
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    2 F Lola Ann THAYER
    Birth: 31 Jul 1814 Ware, (Hampshire Co) MA
    Death: Barton, Peoria Co, IL
    Spouse: Seneca PRATT (m 1838)
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    3 M Willard E THAYER
    Birth: 27 Mar 1816 Chautauqua Co, NY
    Spouse: Maryette EDDY (m 28 Oct 1837)
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    4 M Hiram THAYER
    Birth: 23 Aug 1817 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Spouse: Mary ATKINSON (m 2 Jul 1843)
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    5 F Mary P THAYER
    Birth: 31 Oct 1819 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Death: 1867
    Spouse: Paul DA LEE
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    6 M Francis Henry THAYER
    Birth: 18 Jul 1821 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Spouse: Mary ELLIS (m 17 Aug 1847)
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    7 M Royal Olmstead THAYER
    Birth: 25 Aug 1823 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Spouse: Margaret E CARRIER (m 31 Mar 1850)
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    8 M Daniel Brainard THAYER
    Birth: 3 Apr 1825 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Spouse: Sarah BLY (m 1856)
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    9 F Almira M THAYER
    Birth: 10 Feb 1826 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Census: 1850 Portland, Chautauqua Co, NY, pg. 169
    Spouse: Oliver Hazard PERRY (m 23 Sep 1841)
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    10 F Lois Jeanette THAYER
    Birth: 3 Apr 1828 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Spouse: Alonzo C PETTIT (m 7 Jul 1852)
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    11 F Rhoda Eliza THAYER
    Birth: 3 Jan 1830 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Spouse: E A OWENS (m 29 Jul 1847)
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    12 M Elbridge May THAYER
    Birth: 10 Feb 1832 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Death: 20 Mar 1917 Pendleton, Umatilla Co, OR
    Burial: 23 Mar 1917 David City Cem, David City, NE
    Spouse: Mary Catherine MERRYFIELD (m 1 Jul 1853)
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    13 M James Percival THAYER
    Birth: 16 Mar 1833 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Death: 19 Sep 1896 David City, (Butler Co) NE
    Burial: David City Cem, David City, NE
    Spouse: Mary STEWART (m 16 Jul 1853)
    Spouse: Maria Ann "Rye" CUTSHALL (m 29 Oct 1872)
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    14 M Gardner Barzilla THAYER
    Birth: 8 Jun 1834 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Death: 8 Jan 1899 Blackhawk Co, IA
    Burial: Old Barclay Cem, Barclay, IA
    Spouse: Emily J FRENCH (m 18 Jan 1864)
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    15 F Phoebe Annette THAYER
    Birth: 27 Feb 1836 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Death: 1854 Rockford, (Winnebago Co) IL
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    16 M William D THAYER
    Birth: 24 Aug 1839 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Spouse: Emma ABBOTT

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    Prepared 10 Dec 2000 by:
    Glenda E Thayer
    PO Box 98234
    Tacoma WA 98498-0234
    (253)531-2520


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    FAMILY NOTES
    Marriage(1):
    HUSBAND NOTES: Royal Olmstead THAYER
    Birth(2):
    Census: In home of dau. & son-in-law Paul Dalee.
    Death(3):
    WIFE NOTES: Mercy MOFFETT
    Birth(4):
    Burial(3,5):
    General(6):
    CHILD NOTES: John Franklin THAYER
    General: Ref: 1850 census Winnebago Co.IL; Gen. notes of Lois (PARKER)

    LUECKEL;

    CHILD NOTES: Lola Ann THAYER
    Death(7):
    General: Ref: Lola is said to have died of Black Tongue (diptheria);

    Thayer

    Mem-Bezaleel Thayer, pg. 508;
    CHILD NOTES: Willard E THAYER
    Birth(8):
    General(9):
    CHILD NOTES: Hiram THAYER
    CHILD NOTES: Mary P THAYER
    CHILD NOTES: Francis Henry THAYER
    Birth(10):
    General: Ref: 1850 census Winnebago Co.IL;
    CHILD NOTES: Royal Olmstead THAYER
    CHILD NOTES: Daniel Brainard THAYER
    CHILD NOTES: Almira M THAYER
    CHILD NOTES: Lois Jeanette THAYER
    CHILD NOTES: Rhoda Eliza THAYER
    CHILD NOTES: Elbridge May THAYER
    Burial(3):
    General(9,11):
    CHILD NOTES: James Percival THAYER
    Birth(12,13):
    Death: James' death occured in David City while visiting hihs brother

    Elbridge as the

    result of a heart attack.
    Burial(3):
    General(13,14,15):
    CHILD NOTES: Gardner Barzilla THAYER
    Burial(16,3):
    General(17): Gardner B served in Civil War. Was in Co K, 3rd Iowa

    volunteer Infantry. On the

    pensioners of 1883 (vol. 3, pg. 663), he is listed as receiving a pension

    of $10

    per mo. for varicose veins, left leg.
    CHILD NOTES: Phoebe Annette THAYER
    CHILD NOTES: William D THAYER
    SOURCES
    1. Thayer Fam.Memorial-Bezaleel Thayer. pg. 509.
    2. Ibid. pg. 506-508.
    3. Tombstone record.
    4. Corbin Collection;.
    5. (Includes some Blackhawk Co. recs). pg. 401.
    6.
    7. Thayer Fam.Memorial-Bezaleel Thayer. pg. 508.
    8. Ibid. pg. 508.
    9. Research of Lois (Parker) LUECKEL;.
    10. Thayer Fam.Memorial-Bezaleel Thayer.
    11.
    12. Thayer Fam.Memorial-Bezaleel Thayer. pg. 507, 511.
    13.
    14. ED 40, sht 3-B.
    15. Thayer Fam.Memorial-Bezaleel Thayer. pg. 507-511.
    16. (Includes some Blackhawk Co. recs). pg. 401.
    17. Thayer Fam.Memorial-Bezaleel Thayer. pg. 511.

    Family Group Record
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    Husband: Royal Olmstead THAYER
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    Birth: 7 Sep 1791 Ware, (Hampshire Co) MA
    Census: 1850 Portland, Chautauqua Co, NY, pg. 169
    Census: 1855 Chautauqua Co, NY
    Census: 1860 Chautauqua Co, NY
    Death: 12 Jun 1862 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Marriage: 4 Jul 1812 Ware, (Hampshire Co) MA
    Father: Jedediah THAYER (b 10 Mar 1764)
    Mother: + Rachel ADAMS (b 1 Mar 1764)
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    Wife: Mercy MOFFETT
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    Birth: 26 Oct 1792 Brimfield, (Hampden Co) MA
    Death: 24 Aug 1856 Blackhawk Co, IA
    Burial: Old Barclay Cem, Barclay, IA
    Father: + Daniel MOFFETT (b 12 May 1757)
    Mother: + Mary ALLEN (b 31 Oct 1755)
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    Children
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    1 M John Franklin THAYER
    Birth: 14 Apr 1813 Ware, (Hampshire Co) MA
    Spouse: Lydia Sabrina WEBSTER (m 5 Jul 1838)
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    2 F Lola Ann THAYER
    Birth: 31 Jul 1814 Ware, (Hampshire Co) MA
    Death: Barton, Peoria Co, IL
    Spouse: Seneca PRATT (m 1838)
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    3 M Willard E THAYER
    Birth: 27 Mar 1816 Chautauqua Co, NY
    Spouse: Maryette EDDY (m 28 Oct 1837)
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    4 M Hiram THAYER
    Birth: 23 Aug 1817 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Spouse: Mary ATKINSON (m 2 Jul 1843)
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    5 F Mary P THAYER
    Birth: 31 Oct 1819 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Death: 1867
    Spouse: Paul DA LEE
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    6 M Francis Henry THAYER
    Birth: 18 Jul 1821 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Spouse: Mary ELLIS (m 17 Aug 1847)
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    7 M Royal Olmstead THAYER
    Birth: 25 Aug 1823 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Spouse: Margaret E CARRIER (m 31 Mar 1850)
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    8 M Daniel Brainard THAYER
    Birth: 3 Apr 1825 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Spouse: Sarah BLY (m 1856)
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    9 F Almira M THAYER
    Birth: 10 Feb 1826 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Census: 1850 Portland, Chautauqua Co, NY, pg. 169
    Spouse: Oliver Hazard PERRY (m 23 Sep 1841)
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    10 F Lois Jeanette THAYER
    Birth: 3 Apr 1828 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Spouse: Alonzo C PETTIT (m 7 Jul 1852)
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    11 F Rhoda Eliza THAYER
    Birth: 3 Jan 1830 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Spouse: E A OWENS (m 29 Jul 1847)
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    12 M Elbridge May THAYER
    Birth: 10 Feb 1832 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Death: 20 Mar 1917 Pendleton, Umatilla Co, OR
    Burial: 23 Mar 1917 David City Cem, David City, NE
    Spouse: Mary Catherine MERRYFIELD (m 1 Jul 1853)
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    13 M James Percival THAYER
    Birth: 16 Mar 1833 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Death: 19 Sep 1896 David City, (Butler Co) NE
    Burial: David City Cem, David City, NE
    Spouse: Mary STEWART (m 16 Jul 1853)
    Spouse: Maria Ann "Rye" CUTSHALL (m 29 Oct 1872)
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    14 M Gardner Barzilla THAYER
    Birth: 8 Jun 1834 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Death: 8 Jan 1899 Blackhawk Co, IA
    Burial: Old Barclay Cem, Barclay, IA
    Spouse: Emily J FRENCH (m 18 Jan 1864)
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    15 F Phoebe Annette THAYER
    Birth: 27 Feb 1836 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Death: 1854 Rockford, (Winnebago Co) IL
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    16 M William D THAYER
    Birth: 24 Aug 1839 Westfield, (Chautauqua Co) NY
    Spouse: Emma ABBOTT
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    Prepared 10 Dec 2000 by:
    Glenda E Thayer
    PO Box 98234
    Tacoma WA 98498-0234

    (253)531-2520
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    FAMILY NOTES
    Marriage(1):

    HUSBAND NOTES: Royal Olmstead THAYER
    Birth(2):
    Census: In home of dau. & son-in-law Paul Dalee.
    Death(3):

    WIFE NOTES: Mercy MOFFETT
    Birth(4):
    Burial(3,5):
    General(6):


    CHILD NOTES: John Franklin THAYER
    General: Ref: 1850 census Winnebago Co.IL; Gen. notes of Lois (PARKER) LUECKEL;

    CHILD NOTES: Lola Ann THAYER
    Death(7):
    General: Ref: Lola is said to have died of Black Tongue (diptheria); Thayer
    Mem-Bezaleel Thayer, pg. 508;

    CHILD NOTES: Willard E THAYER
    Birth(8):
    General(9):

    CHILD NOTES: Hiram THAYER


    CHILD NOTES: Mary P THAYER


    CHILD NOTES: Francis Henry THAYER
    Birth(10):
    General: Ref: 1850 census Winnebago Co.IL;

    CHILD NOTES: Royal Olmstead THAYER


    CHILD NOTES: Daniel Brainard THAYER


    CHILD NOTES: Almira M THAYER


    CHILD NOTES: Lois Jeanette THAYER


    CHILD NOTES: Rhoda Eliza THAYER


    CHILD NOTES: Elbridge May THAYER
    Burial(3):
    General(9,11):


    CHILD NOTES: James Percival THAYER
    Birth(12,13):
    Death: James' death occured in David City while visiting hihs brother Elbridge as the
    result of a heart attack.
    Burial(3):
    General(13,14,15):


    CHILD NOTES: Gardner Barzilla THAYER
    Burial(16,3):
    General(17): Gardner B served in Civil War. Was in Co K, 3rd Iowa volunteer Infantry. On the
    pensioners of 1883 (vol. 3, pg. 663), he is listed as receiving a pension of $10
    per mo. for varicose veins, left leg.

    CHILD NOTES: Phoebe Annette THAYER


    CHILD NOTES: William D THAYER


    SOURCES
    1. Thayer Fam.Memorial-Bezaleel Thayer. pg. 509.
    2. Ibid. pg. 506-508.
    3. Tombstone record.
    4. Corbin Collection;.
    5. (Includes some Blackhawk Co. recs). pg. 401.
    6.
    7. Thayer Fam.Memorial-Bezaleel Thayer. pg. 508.
    8. Ibid. pg. 508.
    9. Research of Lois (Parker) LUECKEL;.
    10. Thayer Fam.Memorial-Bezaleel Thayer.
    11.
    12. Thayer Fam.Memorial-Bezaleel Thayer. pg. 507, 511.
    13.
    14. ED 40, sht 3-B.
    15. Thayer Fam.Memorial-Bezaleel Thayer. pg. 507-511.
    16. (Includes some Blackhawk Co. recs). pg. 401.
    17. Thayer Fam.Memorial-Bezaleel Thayer. pg. 511.