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Alford Augustus Thacher[1, 2]

Male 1815 - 1890  (75 years)


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  • Documents
    Thacher Farm Built by Alford Augustus Thacher 1855 Shown 1908
    Thacher Farm Built by Alford Augustus Thacher 1855 Shown 1908
    Thacher Farm Built by Alford Augustus Thacher 1855 Shown 1908
    Thacher Farm Barn Built by Alford Augustus Thacher 1855 Shown 1908
    Thacher Farm Barn Built by Alford Augustus Thacher 1855 Shown 1908
    Thacher Farm Barn Built by Alford Augustus Thacher 1855 Shown 1908

    Headstones
    Thacher, Alford Augustus 1815 - 1890
    Thacher, Alford Augustus 1815 - 1890
    Alford Augustus Thacher 1815 - 1890

  • Name Alford Augustus Thacher 
    • Alford Augustus Thacher
      b. 18 July 1815 to James Thacher and Susannah Thacher (Susannah is a second cousin of James)
      m. 05 Sep 1843 Susan Baker in Providence, RI.
      They had four children: Mary, Samuel, James, Alford.
      A. A. was a Fourty-niner traveling with his brother, Prentis, by ship to Panama, riding a mule across the isthmus and then again by ship to San Francisco, CA in 1850. While on the way up the west coast, he was involved in a mutiny and sided with the captain who finally won. He also was put over the side of the ship in a bosun's chair to repair a hole in the hull from running aground in fog. He was a ships carpenter in RI and in SF built bowling alleys, saloons, stores, brothels, etc. He was to meet his brother back in SF in 1855 but Prentis never appeared and has never been heard from again. Alford carried his gold dust sewn into his clothing back to RI and then bought the 200 acre farm in Zenda, WI where he lived for the rest of his life.
      d. 5 Oct. 1890 several days after a farming accident.
      The Herald, Lake Geneva, WI Oct. 10,1890 "Internment Thursday afternoon, October 7, 1890."
    Born 18 Jul 1815  Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Oct 1890  Zenda, Town of Linn, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 7 Oct 1890  Linn-Hebron Cemetery, Alden, McHenry County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I103774  tree1
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2018 

    Father James Thacher,   b. 15 May 1764, Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1832, Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Susannah Thacher,   b. 19 Jun 1776, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1823, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1795  Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F2282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan Baker,   b. 16 Oct 1822, West Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1885, Zenda, Township of Linn, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 4 Sep 1843  North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Mary Ellen Thacher,   b. 11 Aug 1844, Pawtucket, Pontiac County, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1930, Lake Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Samuel Edmund Franklin Thacher,   b. 23 Aug 1856, Zenda, Linn Township, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1923, Zenda, Linn Township, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. James Frederick Thacher,   b. 6 Aug 1862, Zenda, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1945, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Alford Augustus Thacher,   b. 3 Oct 1864, Zenda, Township of Linn, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1946, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F2471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S182] Descendants of Thomas and Anthony Thacher, Allen, D. W., (Independent Printing House, Vineland NJ, 1872), 61.

    2. [S192] Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy Yarmouth Branch, Totten, John R., (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York, 1910), pp. 380, 528.

    3. [S288] Find A Grave, (Web).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 71759029

    4. [S182] Descendants of Thomas and Anthony Thacher, Allen, D. W., (Independent Printing House, Vineland NJ, 1872), 47, 60.

    5. [S192] Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy Yarmouth Branch, Totten, John R., (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York, 1910), pp. 242, 255, 379.