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Elizabeth Thacher

Female 1868 - 1952  (83 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Elizabeth Thacher was born on 22 Sep 1868 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut (daughter of Thomas Anthony Thacher and Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman); died on 14 Aug 1952 in Marin, California.

    Notes:

    From www.ywcasf-marin.org/marin-womens-hall-fame/honorees/elizabeth-thacher-kent:

    Elizabeth Thacher Kent, a matriarch in the founding family of Kentfield, is one of the few Marin County women to be elected posthumously to the Marin Women's Hall of Fame. Kent was a distinguished proponent of women's rights and international peace and was instrumental in securing women's right to vote.

    Kent took up permanent residence in Marin in 1907 and immediately became a vocal activist in support of women's' suffrage. When her husband, William, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Kent leveraged her position as a Congressman's wife to support the national suffrage movement. She was a featured speaker at the 1913 and 1914 conventions of the National American Women's Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and shortly thereafter assumed leadership of their Congressional Committee. By 1915, she helped form the Congressional Union (later re-named the Women's Party), which picketed the White House in support of suffrage. Kent was arrested twice for her suffrage demonstrating. However, her cause prevailed and in August 1920 the Susan B. Anthony Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed guaranteeing American women the right to vote.

    In addition to supporting suffrage, Elizabeth Kent was committed to the cause of world peace. In the 1930's, she provided leadership to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She and her husband were also early supporters of the fledging conservation movement. They donated a large tract of land to the U.S. Government to preserve old-growth redwoods. Their gift, the Muir Woods National Monument, provides a lasting testimony to the Kents' exemplary lives of public service.

    Elizabeth married Rep. William Kent on 26 Feb 1890 in Nordhoff, California. Rep. (son of Albert Emmet Kent and Adaline Elizabeth Dutton) was born on 29 Mar 1864 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 13 Mar 1928 in Kentfield, Marin, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent was born on 8 Jan 1894 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 12 Jan 1952 in Marin, California.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas Anthony Thacher was born on 11 Jan 1815 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut (son of Peter Thacher and Ann Parks); died on 7 Apr 1886 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Anthony_Thacher

    From http://www.thacherfamily.org/tng/getperson.php?personID=I104541&tree=thacher:

    Thomas Anthony Thacher was a professor at Yale College; he graduated Yale College 1835; studied in Germany 1843 - 1845.

    On Sept. 16, 1846, he married Olivia Day, better known as Livy, the daughter of President Jeremiah Day [q.v.] of Yale. She died on May 18, 1858, leaving five sons, and on Aug. 1, 1860, he married her cousin Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman, who with three sons and one daughter survived him. Both wives were granddaughters of founding father Roger Sherman.

    His son Thomas Thacher was a prominent lawyer. His sons Sherman Day Thacher and William Larned Thacher were the founder of the Thacher School in Ojai, California; and his daughter Elizabeth Sherman Thacher married William Kent (U.S. Congressman). He was also the paternal grandfather of US Solicitor General Thomas D. Thacher and Molly Kazan, and the great-great-grandfather of actress and writer Zoe Kazan.

    Thomas A. Thacher was born in Hartford, Conn., the son of Anne (née Parks) and Peter Thacher. His first American ancestor on his father's side was Thomas Thacher who emigrated from England to Massachusetts in 1635, and later became minister of the Old South Church in Boston; on his mother's side he was descended from the Rev. Thomas Buckingham of Saybrook, one of the founders of the Collegiate School of Connecticut, since known as Yale College. He had his preparatory training at the Hopkins Grammar School, Hartford, and graduated from Yale with the class of 1835; where he was a member of Skull and Bones.

    Thomas married Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman on 1 Aug 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. Elizabeth (daughter of Roger Sherman and Susanna Staples) was born on 27 Oct 1823 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 10 Mar 1917 in Nordhoff, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman was born on 27 Oct 1823 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut (daughter of Roger Sherman and Susanna Staples); died on 10 Mar 1917 in Nordhoff, California.

    Notes:

    Nordhoff, California was renamed Ojai during World War I.

    Children:
    1. 1. Elizabeth Thacher was born on 22 Sep 1868 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 14 Aug 1952 in Marin, California.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Peter Thacher was born on 26 Feb 1770 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut (son of John Thacher and Abigail Swift); died on 26 Jul 1849 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    He was a carpenter and a builder.

    Peter married Ann Parks about 1795. Ann (daughter of Elijah Parks and Anne Beaumont) was born on 2 Apr 1773 in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut; died on 13 Jun 1850 in Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut; was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Ann Parks was born on 2 Apr 1773 in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut (daughter of Elijah Parks and Anne Beaumont); died on 13 Jun 1850 in Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut; was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1787

    Children:
    1. 2. Thomas Anthony Thacher was born on 11 Jan 1815 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 7 Apr 1886 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

  3. 6.  Roger Sherman was born on 16 Jul 1768 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut (son of Roger Sherman and Rebecca Prescott); died on 5 Mar 1856 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Shortly after the Revolution, he spent two weeks visiting George Washington at Mount Vernon.

    On 31 Jan 1794, with his uncle Benjamin Prescott, he formed the firm of Prescott & Sherman, trading in dry goods, groceries, navigation, shoemaking, and tanning.

    Representative for New Haven in the Connecticut General Assembly, May and October 1810 and May 1811.

    Roger married Susanna Staples on 7 Jan 1801 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut. Susanna (daughter of Rev. John Staples and Susanna Perkins) was born on 20 Aug 1778 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut; died on 22 Nov 1855 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Susanna Staples was born on 20 Aug 1778 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut (daughter of Rev. John Staples and Susanna Perkins); died on 22 Nov 1855 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman was born on 27 Oct 1823 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 10 Mar 1917 in Nordhoff, California.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Thacher was born on 22 Feb 1739 (son of Peter Thacher and Abigail Hibbard); died in 1804.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1740
    • Alternate death: 7 Oct 1805, Lempster, New Hampshire

    Notes:

    Second of his name; the first John Thacher, son of the same Peter and Abigail, was born 9 Aug 1719 and died 3 Apr 1739, just weeks after this John Thacher's birth. Presumably he was known to be dying when the second John was christened.

    He served in the Revolution in the company of Capt. John Durkee.

    John married Abigail Swift on 31 May 1764 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut. Abigail (daughter of Silas Swift and Abigail Tupper) was born on 19 Jul 1745; died in 1832. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Abigail Swift was born on 19 Jul 1745 (daughter of Silas Swift and Abigail Tupper); died in 1832.
    Children:
    1. 4. Peter Thacher was born on 26 Feb 1770 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut; died on 26 Jul 1849 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

  3. 10.  Elijah Parks was born about 1742 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut (son of Nathaniel Parks and Abigail Clark); died in 1790 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut.

    Elijah married Anne Beaumont on 11 Jun 1772. Anne was born in 1749 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut; died on 23 Mar 1830 in Livonia, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Anne Beaumont was born in 1749 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut; died on 23 Mar 1830 in Livonia, New York.
    Children:
    1. 5. Ann Parks was born on 2 Apr 1773 in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut; died on 13 Jun 1850 in Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut; was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

  5. 12.  Roger Sherman was born on 19 Apr 1721 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of William Sherman and Mehetabel Wellington); died on 23 Jul 1793 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    "Sherman is especially notable in United States history for being the only person to sign all four great state papers of the United States: the United States Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Association, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. Robert Morris, who did not sign the Articles of Association, signed the other three." [Wikipedia]

    1745-1752 Surveyor New Haven County
    1752-1758 Surveyor Litchfield County
    1754 February Admitted to the Bar of Litchfield County
    1755-1759 Justice of the Peace Litchfield County
    1755-1756 1758-1761 Deputy for New Milford to General Assembly
    1759-1761 Justice of Quorum County Court for County
    1759 Commissary of Supplies for Connecticut at Albany NY
    1760-1772 In mercantile business in New Haven
    1765-1776 Treasurer of Yale College
    1764-1766 Deputy for New Haven to General Assembly
    1765 May Justice of the Peace, New Haven County
    1765 October Justice of the Quorum, New Haven County
    1766-1789 Judge of Superior Court of Connecticut
    1768 Received degree of Master of Arts from Yale College
    1774-1781 and 1784 Delegate to Continental Congress
    1774 Signed Articles of Association
    1774 Signed Address to the King
    1776 Signed Declaration of Independence
    1777 Delegate to Currency and Anti Monopoly Conventions at Springfield Mass
    1777-1779 and 1782 Member of Council of Safety of Connecticut
    1778 Signed Articles of Confederation
    1778 Delegate to Convention on regulation of prices at New Haven
    1783 Revised the Connecticut Laws with Judge Richard Law
    1784-1793 First Mayor of New Haven
    1787 Delegate to Constitutional Convention
    1787 Signed the Constitution of The United States
    1788 Delegate from New Haven to Convention of Connecticut which ratified the Constitution of the United States
    1789-1791 Representative for Connecticut in Congress of the United States
    1791 June until death July 23 1793 United States Senator for Connecticut

    Roger married Rebecca Prescott on 12 May 1763 in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts. Rebecca (daughter of Benjamin Prescott and Rebecca Minot) was born on 20 May 1742 in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 19 Apr 1813 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Rebecca Prescott was born on 20 May 1742 in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts (daughter of Benjamin Prescott and Rebecca Minot); died on 19 Apr 1813 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Also spelled Rebekah.

    Children:
    1. 6. Roger Sherman was born on 16 Jul 1768 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 5 Mar 1856 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

  7. 14.  Rev. John Staples was born on 23 Apr 1742 (son of Deacon Seth Staples and Hannah Standish); died on 15 Feb 1804.

    Notes:

    A graduate of Princeton in 1765, he was the Congregational minister of the parish of Westminster, in Canterbury, Connecticut, for over thirty years.

    John married Susanna Perkins. Susanna (daughter of Matthew Perkins and Hannah Bishop) was born on 29 Jan 1753; died on 10 Sep 1810. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Susanna Perkins was born on 29 Jan 1753 (daughter of Matthew Perkins and Hannah Bishop); died on 10 Sep 1810.

    Notes:

    "Sufanna ye Daughter of Matthew Perkins & his wife Hannah was born January 29: 1752." [Norwich Vital Records, citation details below.]

    Children:
    1. Seth Perkins Staples was born on 1 Sep 1776 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut; died on 6 Nov 1861 in New York, New York.
    2. 7. Susanna Staples was born on 20 Aug 1778 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut; died on 22 Nov 1855 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.