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Ralph Thacher

Male 1647 - Aft 1711  (> 64 years)


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  • Name Ralph Thacher  [1, 2
    Born 1 Jan 1647  Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft Jun 1711  Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Alternate death 6 Jul 1733  Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I14521  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2020 

    Father Rev. Thomas Thacher,   b. 1 May 1620,   d. 5 Oct 1678, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Partridge,   b. Bef 9 May 1619,   d. 2 Jun 1664, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years) 
    Married 11 May 1643  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Family ID F9053  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Partridge,   b. Abt 1645, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1717, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1670  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Children 
    +1. Peter Thacher,   b. 17 Aug 1686,   d. Feb 1766, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 15 May 2020 
    Family ID F9052  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Rhodolphus, Rodolphus.

      From his Find a Grave page:

      He was a constable at Duxbury in 1678 and served as the town's clerk from 1685 to 1694. In April of 1694 Rhodolphus and wife Ruth conveyed land at Duxbury to their son Thomas. Two months later in June 1694, Rhodolphus and wife Ruth, formerly of Duxbury now of Chilmark, Mass., conveyed land at Duxbury.

      In 1697 Rhodolphus was installed pastor of the Cong. Church at Chilmark, Mass. on the western end of Martha's Vineyard. He served that church until 1714, when he was succeeded by Rev. William Homes. Some of his children had moved from Chilmark to Lebanon, Conn. before 1705 and Rhodolphus and Ruth followed in 1715.

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      Genealogical note on the above: The Rev. William Homes (1663-1746), mentioned above, was a Gx7-grandfather of TWK. The reverend's son Robert Homes married Mary Franklin, sister of Benjamin Franklin; their granddaughter Sarah Holmes (1748-1826) was the mother of Benjamin Tappan, senator from Ohio 1839-45. The Rev. William Homes's wife, Katherine Craighead (1673-1764) was a Gx4-granddaughter of the Scottish king James V, father of Mary, Queen of Scots.

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [S3918] The Ancestry and Allied Families of Nathan Blake 3rd and Susan (Torrey) Blake, Early Residents of East Corinth, Vermont by Almira Torrey Blake Fenno-Gendrot. Boston: Stanhope Press, 1916.

    3. [S2079] Find a Grave page for Rev. Rhodolphus Thacher, Sr.

    4. [S2078] Genealogy and Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of Thomas and Anthony Thacher by David W. Allen. Vineland, New Jersey: Independent Printing House, 1872.

    5. [S2084] Find a Grave page for Elizabeth Partridge Thacher.

    6. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011., year only.

    7. [S6053] Leslie Mahler, "The English Ancestry of Patience Bathurst, Wife of Rev. Ralph1 Partridge of Duxbury, Massachusetts." The American Genealogist 86:81, Jul-Oct 2012.

    8. [S545] Magnalia Christi Americana: The Ecclesiastical History of New England by Cotton Mather. London: Thomas Parkhurst, 1702.