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Thomas Anthony Thacher

Male 1815 - 1886  (71 years)


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  • Name Thomas Anthony Thacher  [1
    Born 11 Jan 1815  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Apr 1886  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I13586  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2018 

    Father Peter Thacher,   b. 26 Feb 1770, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1849, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Ann Parks,   b. 2 Apr 1773, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1850, Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1795  [3
    Family ID F9048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman,   b. 27 Oct 1823, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1917, Nordhoff, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1860  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Thacher,   b. 22 Sep 1868, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1952, Marin, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F8513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2074] Genealogy of the Parke Families of Connecticut, Including Robert Parke, of New London, Edward Parks, of Guilford, and Others, Also a List of Parke, Park, Parks, etc., Who Fought in the Revolutionary War by Frank Sylvester Parks. Washington, DC, 1906.

    2. [S1998] Sherman Genealogy Including Families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England: Some Descendants of the Immigrants, Captain John Sherman, Reverend John Sherman, Edmund Sherman and Samuel Sherman, and the Descendants of Honorable Roger Sherman and Honorable Charles R. Sherman by Thomas Townsend Sherman. New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1920.

    3. [S2077] Find a Grave page for Anne Parks Thacher.