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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Thatcher Family - Bond's Watertown.
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 00:45:38 EDT
Subject: Thatcher family, Watertown, Mass
Source: Source: Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early
Watertown, Massachusetts, Includes Waltham and Weston - by Henry Bond,
Thatcher - Oct 2, 1666, Samuel Thatcher was one of the committee on Mistic
December 9, 1730, caution against [the settlement of] [in Watertown], John
from Suffield, Hampshire County, November last.
Samuel Thatcher, admitted freeman May 18, 1642; a deacon; often a
Representative 1665, 1666, 1668 and 1669. He died Nov 30, 1669.
March 8, 1669/70 $675 pounds, 2 shillings & 6 pence. He left widow
mother of his children. His Will dated April 16, 1682. Codicil dated
1682, proved April 3, 1683 mentions grand children, John & Hannah Holmes;
Samuel, and his daughter Mary; sister Cheevers; the widow of Jonathan
Elizabeth Rush (?Bush); Nathaniel & Joseph, sons of Jonas Clarke; Samuel
Her inventory dated March 3, 1682/3 - 293 punds, 3 shillings & 11 pence of
house and land, 161 pounds, 6 shillings & 8 pence. She was a member of
1. Hannah Thatcher b. Oct 9, 1645; m. Sept. 13, 1664, John Holmes. She
previous to 1682.
2. Samuel Thatcher, Jr., b. Oct 20, 1648; admitted freeman April 18, 1690;
Lieutenant; died Oct 21, 1726.
Note: His wife was Mary Farnsworth & they were married April 11, 1676;
Watertown. See Torrey p.601 also Farnsworth Memorial.
Children by his wife, Mary Farnsworth, who d. Aug 17, 1725.
1. Mary Thatcher b. Aug 1, 1681; d. May, 1682.
2. Samuel Thatcher 3d, b. April 8, 1683.
3. John Thatcher b. Jan 22, 1685/6; died Feb 29, 1743/4; m. Oct 24, 1712,
Elizabeth Morse [said to be of Groton, Mass]
4. Anna or Hannah Thatcher b. April 30, 1688; d. July 22, 1690.
5. Mary Thatcher, b. Sept 17, 1690; m. July 8, 1713, Joseph Child.
p.156 Bond's Watertown.
Joseph Child b. June 21, 1685 m. July 8, 1713, Mary Thatcher.
1. Jonathan Child b. July 3, 1714; died 1774; by his wife Mary had:
1. Elizabeth Child b. Jan 1, 1737/8 m. Jan 6, 1757, Josiah
2. Abigail Child b. Nov 2, 1743.
3. Jonathan Child b. Feb 25, 1746/7; by wife Elizabeth had:
1. Jonathan Child b. Feb 4, 1776.
2. Abigail Child b. Mar 26, 1777.
3. Elizabeth Child b. Dec 13, 1778.
4. Hannah Child b. Aug 20, 1783.
5. Susanna Child b. June 5, 1788.
4. Mary Child b. Nov 25, 1758 m. April 28, 1782, David Learned.
5. Joseph Child b. Dec 17, 1761; m. Oct 3, 1782, Lucy Parmenter.
2. Samuel Child b. Mar 3, 1716 m. Feb 5, 1739/40, Elizabeth Berry.
1. Mary Child b. July 13, 1741.
2. Sarah Child b. Nov 28, 1743.
3. Elizabeth Child b. Feb 7, 1745/6.
4. Samuel Child b. Feb 10, 1747/8
5. Lydia Child b. July 22, 1750.
6. Ebenezer Child b. April 25, 1752.
3. Mary Child b. Feb 25, 1717/18 m. April 19, 1737 Joseph Whitney.
4. Joseph Child b. Oct 28, 1720; (?) died May 9, 1774.
6. Hannah Thatcher b. Dec 10, 1692; d. Nov 3, 1741.
7. Abigail Thatcher b. June 6, 1694.
8. Mercy Thatcher b. Jan 2, 1697/8; d. Oct 14, 17__.
9. Sarah Thatcher b. Nov 30, 1690; d. June 13, 1727.
10. Ebenezer Thatcher b. Mar 17, 1703/4; m. Jan 27, 1731/2, Susanna
1. Samuel Thatcher b. Nov 5, 1732; m. Sept 3, 1753, Mary Brown of
2. Sarah Thatcher b. Feb 20, 1733/4.
3. Mary Thatcher b. Dec 27, 1735.
4. Ebenezer Thatcher Jr b. Aug 20, 1737; d. Oct. 1741.
5. Susanna Thatcher b. July 3, 1739; d. Dec 174_.
6. Sarah Thatcher b. Oct 3, 1741; died Sept 3, 1749.
7. Ebenezer Thatcher b. Jan 15, 1742/3; d. Sept 14, 174_.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
Subject: Susanna Spring, Watertown - dau of Henry & Lydia (Cutting) Spring
Source: Farnsworth Memorial 2nd Edition, 1974
Samuel Thatcher/Mary Farnsworth Line, Groton, Mass.
Mary Farnsworth b. Oct 11, 1660 at Lynn, Mass., dau of Matthias Farnsworth
wife, Mary Farr of Lynn & Groton.
Mary Farnsworth m. April 11, 1676, Samuel Thatcher b. Oct. 20, 1648; died
1726; she d. Aug 17, 1726. Samuel Thatcher was the son of Deacon Samuel
Thatcher the emigrant ancestor who settled at Watertown, Mass. He was
freeman April 18, 1690 He was a lieutenant in the militia and held
offices. Their children were all born at Watertown.
Their 10th child, Ebenezer Thatcher b. Mar 17, 1704 at Watertown; m. Jan
Susanna Spring b. Mar 15, 1705 at Watertown, dau of Henry Spring and his
Lydia (Cutting) Spring.
Their children were:
1. Samuel Thatcher bp Nov 5, 1732; m. Sept 3, 1753, Mary Brown b. Aug 13,
dau of James and Jane (Bowman) Brown of Lexington, Mass. Their children:
1. Susanna Thatcher b. 1755 m. Jesse Putnam
2. Ebenezer Thatcher b. 1759; died same year.
3. Mary Thatcher b. 1767; m. Thomas Mayhew; she d. 1805.
4. Elizabeth Thatcher b. 1771.
5. Hon. Samuel Thatcher, b. 1776; grad Harvard 1793; m.
of Concord, Mass. He was a lawyer and in Congress; resided in
6. Hon. Ebenezer Thatcher b. 1778; grad. Harvard 1798; m.
Knox, the dau of General Henry Knox. He was a lawyer, Judge of
the Court of Common Pleas, military officer; resided at Thomaston,
ME. (see p. 352 for their eight children)
2. Sarah Thatcher b. Feb 20, 1734 at Watertown.
3. Mary Thatcher b. Dec 27, 1735; m. Nathan Stone, the grandson of Simon
she was his 2nd wife.
4. Ebenezer Thatcher b. Aug 20, 1737; died Oct. 1741.
5. Susanna Thatcher b. July 3, 1739; died Dec. 174_.
6. Sarah Thatcher b. Oct 3, 1741; d. Sept 3, 1749.
7. Ebenezer Thatcher 2d, b. Jan 15, 1743; d. Sept 14, 174_.
Honorable Ebenezer Thatcher and his wife, Lucy F. Knox, dau of General
Knox had issue in Thomaston, Maine:
1. Julia Knox Thatcher b. 1805; m. Rev. Oren Sykes; resided Bedford, MA;
Aug 30, 1853.
2. Commodore Henry Knox Thatcher b. May 28, 1806; admitted a cadet at West
Point July 1, 1822. He exchanged his cadetship for a midshipman's apptmt
in the U. S. Navy. The apptmt bore the date Mar 4, 1823; he served some
under Commander David Porter, afterwards under Commander Isaac Hull; and
in 1829 was promoted to be a passed midshipman. Soon after the opening of
the War of the Rebellion, he was promoted Commodore on the active list and
placed in command of the Screw Corvette "Colorado" and in that ship,
commander of the first division of Porter's fleet in December 1864 and Jan
during attacks upon and final capture of Fort Fisher and its dependencies.
was then apptd Rear Admiral and assumed command of the West Gulf
Squadron as successor of Vice Admiral Farragut who, after the battle of
Mobile Harbor, had gone north on account of ill health. Commander
was in command of the fleet at the final taking of Mobile Harbor April 15,
and then he closed his brilliant war record by taking possession of the
at Galveston. After the close of the war he was in command of the
in the Pacific Ocean. On the 26th of May 1868 having been 45 years in the
naval service of the U.S., he was placed on the retired list. He died
3. Charles Thatcher b. Feb 1809; d. Oct 8, 1810.
4. Lucy Anna Thatcher b. Aug 1810.
5. Henrietta Thatcher b. 1811 m. Rev. George C. Hyde of Syracuse, NY
She died Aug 30, 1853; had two daughters.
6. Caroline F. Thatcher m. _____ Smith.
7. James Swan Thatcher b. Aug 1815. Lawyer, 1840; entered the U.S. Navy
and was purser of the "Grampus" and perished in the Grampus Mar 18, 1843.
8. Harriet Elizabeth Thatcher, m. George B. Page of Belgrade, Maine; she
Feb 18th, 1847.
An interesting item of Deacon Samuel Thatcher of Watertown:
Henry Feake the husband of Elizabeth (Fones) Winthrop Feake Hallett
first resided at Lynn, Mass. (History of Lynn) then at Watertown, Mass. He
was admitted freeman 1632; He died in 1661 at the home of Samuel Thatcher
of Watertown, after his divorce from Elizabeth at Long Island. She was the
famous "The Winthrop Woman" of the historical novel by Anya Seton pub.
Houghton Mifflin Co. Her 1st husband Henry the son of Gov. John Winthrop
In the entree dated July 2, 1630 of the Journal of John Winthrop the
notes: Friday. The Talbot arrived there (Salem) She had lost 14
(this was her 2nd crossing; she came with the Higginson Fleet the year
"My son Henry Winthrop was drowned at Salem. [Henry was his 2nd son and had
just arrived in Mass; he was swimming and drowned aged 22 yrs.]
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
Thomas A. Thatcher and his wife, Elizabeth B. Sherman had issue at New
1. Sherman Day Thatcher b. Nov. 6, l86l
2. William Larned Thatcher b. Oct 9, l866.
Source: Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of lst Settlers
Rev. Francis Higginson and his wife Ann of Salem MA
came over on the ship Talbot in l629 with their 8
children one of which died age 4 on the voyage: Mary,
d. May l9, l629. Their son John Higginson b. l6l6 at
Leicester, ENG m. Sarah Whitefield dau of Rev. Henry
Whitefield of Saybrook CN Their lst born, John Higgin-
son, Jr. m. l672 Sarah Savage dau of Thomas Savage of
Boston MA. John Higginson Jr. and his wife Sarah
(Savage) Higginson had 7 children, the lst of which was
Mary Higginson b. l673, the same day and hour as her
cousin, Thomas THATCHER. (there the record to Thomas
Thatcher ends in the Higginson history.
Note: Robert Feake of Watertown MA and Greenwich CT husband of
Elizabeth (Fones) Winthrop Feake Hallett and the subject of Anya
Seton's "The Winthrop Woman". Robert Feake after his divorce from
Elizabeth, lived out his remaining days at the home of Deacon Samuel
Thatcher Sr. at Watertown, MA. Source: The Winthrop Woman - Seton
FEAKE, Robert "one of the earliest and largest proprietors of Wat.; adm.
freeman, May 18, 1631; selectman, 1637, 39, 40; Rep. 1634, 35, 36. Mount
Feake, in Waltham, was named for him. He was appointed by the Court, a
Lieutenant under Capt. Patrick, and is said to have united with him in
the purchase of Greenwich, Conn. He appears to have become
impoverished. He d. 1662-3, at the house of Samuel Thatcher, who
disposed of his estate to defray expenses. Inventory, Feb. 18, 1662-3,
9 pounds. 9. 2." Bond, Genealogies and History of Watertown, Vol.1,
"Robert Feake, of Wat., m. a "daughter-in-law" of Gov. John Winthrop.
He sold his homestall in Wat., a house and 10 acres, to Thomas Bright,
who, for 60 pds, sold it, Dec. 17, 1640, to Col. William Rainborow.
Sept. 4, 1632, Robert Feake was chosen Lieutenant under Capt. Patrick.
He was one of the committee that reported Dorchester bounds, Mar. 28,
1636. He was appointed, May 25, 1636, one of those "deputed to keep the
Courts" for those towns, which afterwards became the Co. of Middlesex.
Henry Feake (whether a relative of Lieut. Robert not ascertained) was
adm. freeman May 14, 1634, and magistrate of Newtown, L.I., 1656 and
57." Bond, Genealogies and History of Watertown, Vol II, 1855.
Groton Historical Series, Vol 1 Chapter XIII p. 56
Oct 24, 1712, John Thatcher of Groton & Elizabeth Morse of Watertown were
married by Rev. Samuel Angier.
Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700
Thatcher, Samuel (d. 1669) & wife Hannah ____ b. 1645; Watertown
Thatcher, Samuel (b. 1648; d. 1726) & Mary Farnsworth; married April 11,
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
History of Watertown by Bond
The 6 A. lot at the N. W. corner of Lexington and Warren Streets, was
granted to John Dogget, and from him passed to Richard Wait, who resided there.
The next west was the 6 A. lot granted to John Woolcott or his widow
Winifred, from whom it passed to Edmund White, and afterwards to Samuel Thatcher.
Elizabeth Thornton dau of Rev. Thomas Thornton, m. (1) Joshua Gee. Married
Peter Thatcher of Milton. Rev. Thornton, an ejected minister came to
America after the
restoration of King Charles II and settled in Yarmouth, Mass. In advanced
life he went
to Boston where his son Timothy resided and he died there Feb 15, 1700
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
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