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Title: Thacker Family Pedigrees
Post by: thackerAdmin on January 02, 2005, 12:23:01 PM
We invite you to submit your "Pedigree" for this Surname.   Our Surname Project is primarily interested in your Paternal line, as surnames are passed down from father to son, just as the yDNA is passed down. 

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Title: Pedigree
Post by: arthur p. haws on June 09, 2006, 04:43:44 PM
my grandfather was howard w. thacker born march 27, 1874 waynesboro, va. died 27 dec 1947 . his father was daniel thacker born 10 dec 1842 , waynesboro,va. died 21 dec 1921 . daniel's thacker's father was ellis thacker who married martha mayo .daniel thacker's wife was (1st wife susan a. dudley born 15june1844; died 25 june 1896 , waynesboro,va.) (2nd wife was georgia a. dudley born 23jan1874 died unkown buried waynesboro, va.

my grandmother was janet thacker born 12 march 1877 waynesboro,va. died 5jan 1905 in ottawa, il. however, her body was buried in ridgeview cemetery, waynesboro,va.? howard & janet were 1st cousins.? her father was henry ellis thacker? born 19 nov 1854 waynesboro, va. death unknown. he was married to mattie whitesell born 16 sept 1855 waynesboro,va. died 4 oct 1919. in joliet, il. (elmhurst cemetery) joliet, il.)? her mother & father were sophia davis & petere whitsell. i assume they were born and raised in the waynesboro area.? i am trying to fine ellis thacker's mother and father and there mother and father.? i belive i am missing maybe two generations.? i belive i may go back as far as Capt. daniel thacker.? hope anyon out there can help me.? at a loss.

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Marilyn Teaff Barton on June 18, 2006, 10:49:24 PM
Hi, Arthur.  Your pedigree is posted.  Hope you are part of the DNA project.

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Rathm101 on September 03, 2009, 01:10:39 PM
1.James Richard (JR) Thacker b: c1830  cGiles Co. TN m: Mary Elizabeth Ledbetter
   2. William Riley Thacker b: 26 Feb 1863 - McNairy Co. TN; m: Barbara C. Edwards
       3. Samuel Thacker b: 11 Aug 1902 McNairy Co. TN; m: Edna Sowell
           4. Jessie Wilson Thacker b: 10 Feb 1923 McNairy Co. TN; m: Fannie E. Halbert

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Staff on September 09, 2009, 02:13:42 PM
Hi, Rathm101.

Your pedigree has been posted:


Title: Pedigree
Post by: XZXC9 on October 12, 2009, 12:38:49 PM

« Reply #44 on: Today at 06:29:07 AM »     


My Thatcher pedigree has been posted at the Tate Project for lack of a Thatcher one. The DNA was tested by Family Tree DNA for my brother, Charles Howard Thatcher, Jr. Looking for Thatcher family matches. Please e-mail if you have any.
Earliest Known Ancestor:
1. Henry Thatcher, b. abt. 1809, New York State, d. abt. 1836, m. Catherine Tobias.
   He joined the Dutch Reformed Church in 1836, listed as "Thacker."

2. Lennis Mareau Thatcher, b. Dec. 21, 1836, Kinderhook, Columbia, New York; d.    Aug. 31, 1908, Tuscola, Michigan. m. Sarah E. Haire.

3. Charles Lynn Thatcher, b. July 5, 1862, Cambridge, Clinton Co., Michigan; d. May 12, 1948, Lansing, Michigan. m. Lydia Ann Smith.

4. Charles Howard Thatcher, Sr., b. Mar. 27, 1899, Caro, Tuscola Co., Michigan; d. Mar. 27, 1958, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas. m. Katherine Goldbeck.

5. Charles Howard Thatcher, Jr. now deceased.
Posted by Katherine Thatcher (his sister)

Title: Re: Thacker Family Pedigrees
Post by: Staff on August 07, 2010, 01:05:06 PM
From an email sent by Sue Saathoff [jjmom AT]:

kit number  161227
pedigree   benjamin thacker 1745---1818 barron county ky
                    allen thacker 1787 virginia---1877 bond county il.
                    hezekiah thacker 1826-----1905  montgomery county il
                    alonzo allen thacker 1856-----1936 bond county il
                    alonzo ray thacker  1903--1983 greenville bond county il
                    c. sue thacker 1933

**This pedigree has been posted:

Title: Re: Thacker Family Pedigrees
Post by: Kent McMahan on December 07, 2010, 03:08:51 PM
Here's the pedigree for my new testee, whose kit I ordered today:

Edward P. Thacker b 1775 VA (probably) d 1840 Allen Co., KY m Elizabeth "Polly" Morgan
Kent McMahan [kmcmahan.louisvill AT]
William Davenport Thacker b 1818 Allen Co., KY d 1895 Allen Co., KY m 2 Dotia Green Pruitt
Alfred Benjamin Thacker b 1863 Allen Co., KY d 1943 Allen Co., KY m Ida Franklin O'Mohundro
Forest B. Thacker b 1907 Allen Co., KY d 1951 Allen Co., KY m Mary Elizabeth Parrish
Billy Joe Thacker b 1944 Allen Co., KY kit #194472

Title: Re: Thacker Family Pedigrees
Post by: Kent McMahan on December 10, 2010, 03:47:08 PM
I mispelled this person's first name in my posting for the pedigree of testee, Billy Joe Thacker, to patriarch, Edwrad P. Thacker:

Forrest B. Thacker b 1907 Allen Co., KY d 1951 Allen Co., KY m Mary Elizabeth Parrish

Sorry for the typo.............Kent

Title: Re: Thacker Family Pedigrees
Post by: Leonard Mazarowski on January 20, 2011, 03:27:10 PM
kit # 196415
Nathaniel Thacker b 1811 TN d aft. 1880 Fleming Co KY m Mary "Polly" Bell Johnson
Ambrose Thacker b 1838 Rockcastle Co KY d 1914 Clark Co KY m 1. Martha Norris 2. Lucy Jane Harlow
John W. Thacker (mother Martha Norris) b 1856 Rockcastle Co KY d Sep 4, 1948 Taylor Co KY m Lucinda Ann Callahan
John Will Thacker b Nov 28, 1889 Grayson Co KY d May 7, 1972 Hamilton Co OH m Mary Alice Hampton
Posted by Leonard Mazarowski

Title: Re: Thacker Family Pedigrees
Post by: maribar on February 04, 2011, 06:21:03 PM
Kent and Leonard - thanks!  Your pedigrees are now posted on the Thacker Pats page


Title: Re: Thacker Family Pedigrees
Post by: Kent McMahan on February 04, 2011, 08:08:16 PM

Thanks for adding the pedigree for Edward P. Thacker.  I noticed it ends with only the 1st of the three following generations and the last two lines also need to be added:

Alfred Benjamin Thacker b 1863 Allen Co., KY d 1943 Allen Co., KY m Ida Franklin O'Mohundro
Forrest B. Thacker b 1907 Allen Co., KY d 1951 Allen Co., KY m Mary Elizabeth Parrish
Billy Joe Thacker b 1944 Allen Co., KY kit #194472


Title: Re: Thacker Family Pedigrees
Post by: Staff on October 04, 2011, 12:40:02 PM
From an email sent by Karen Strand [kdwildflowers AT]:

Sons of Manuel Thacker (b. 1849 Georgia? - d. 1926 Georgia) and Laura Pearson:   

 Steven T Thacker         1869 – 1935
  John Alexander Thacker         1872 – 1958
   Alfred Emanuel "Emmett" Wesley Thacker        1879 – 1946
  William Carter Thacker    1880 – 1934
  General Jackson Thacker         1883 – 1926

Sons of Steven T Thacker (1869 – 1935) and wife 1 Cora Griffin:
Charles Walter Thacker         1892 – 1939
Willie Thacker         1895 – 1896
 Homer Thacker

Sons of Steven T Thacker (1869 – 1935) and wife 2  Mahulda Hitt:
    Eugene Louis Thacker         1902 –
    Ralph G Thacker         1905 – 1984
    Horace Thacker         1907 – 1976
    Rollo W Thacker         1912 – 1992
Son of John Alexander Thacker (1872 – 1958) and Minnie Stegall:
Kenith Thacker 1900-
Sons of Alfred Emanuel Wesley Thacker (1879 – 1946) and Theodosia Bruce (or Bowie):
Lonnie Ray Thacker 1906 to 1938
Henry O Thacker 1908-?
Hugh D Oliver Thacker 1909-1950
John W Thacker 1909-1943
Foy Thacker 1914-
Charles Thacker 1923-1943

Sons of William Carter Thacker (1880 – 1934) and Willah J Worley:
Paul Lee Thacker 1902-1964
Golden Manly Thacker 1904-1978
John Paul Thacker 1910-1930
Willie Hayes Thacker 1915-1984
William Carter J Thacker 1917-2005
Sons of General Jackson Thacker (1883 – 1926) and Clemmie Lee Woody:
Jessie Dewey Thacker 1906-1984
Felder Thacker 1911-
Dorsey Thacker 1915-
Felix Jackson Thacker 1918-

Title: Re: Thacker Family Pedigrees
Post by: web master on January 06, 2013, 10:27:29 PM
From an email from kari.lemons AT

Joel Thacker, b1744, d 1805
Ezekiel Thacker, b 1779 Abbeville, SC
Sanders Jefferson Thacker, b 1811 Cherokee SC
Mayrette Thacker Little, b 1851 Anderson TX

Title: Re: Thacker Family Pedigrees
Post by: charbar10 on January 17, 2014, 09:35:02 PM
Thanks for accepting me!  My kit # is 309342 and my Thacker Pedigree is as follows:
Joseph Thacker b 1757 d 1854 m. Elizabeth Evans (or Jones)
Elisha Thacker, Sr b 1783, VA, d 1854, Pike County , KYm. Judah Hall
Elisha Thacker , Jr b 1818 , Henry County, VA m. Florina Justice
Greenville Thacker , b may 1846 d. Sept 29, 1900 m Lydia Conway b. Aug 1845 d. 1911
Elisha Thacker b. Jan 27, 1871 d. Mar 10, 1946 m. Nancy Jane Coleman b 1869 d. 1935
Dorthula Catherine Thacker b. Nov 18, 1896 d. Nov 22, 1926.  (my grandmother).

Title: Thacker Family Pedigrees
Post by: Karl M Thacker on January 05, 2016, 09:14:06 AM

Unknown Swift (of Flower Swift lineage)
  Wilmer C Thacker Sr, b 1910, Baring, Missouri
    James M Thacker, b 1936, Des Moines, Iowa
      Karl Thacker, b 1968, Des Moines, Iowa

And now I go looking for the Swift.... Could be as easy as the one who lived 2 blocks away.

Karl Thacker

Title: Re: Thacker Family Pedigrees
Post by: Brian T. Thacker on March 11, 2016, 08:44:43 PM
The Northern Thackers

This Thacker family is noted for residing almost exclusively in northern states from the Revolution thru most of  the 1800s.

The earliest male ancestor is Stephen Thacker, son of Rachel Thacker. No earlier family known. Stephen was mentioned in brother John Thacker’s will in Greenwich, CT, in 1758. Origins of the family currently unknown.

 (Generations numbered beginning with Stephen Thacker)

1.  Stephen Thacker, b. 1745, New England, possibly CT; d. abt 1800, NY; m. Zulima Townsend. In Dutchess Co, NY, by the Revolution. Served in the Revolution. Stephen’s children included (from family Bible):
 - John Thacker, b. 1766
 - Townsend Thacker, b. 1768
 - Rachel Thacker, b. 1770
 - Stephen Thacker (Jr), b. 1772
 - Richard Thacker, b. 1774
 - Henry Thacker, b. 1776
 - Esther Thacker, b. 1778
 - Benjamin Thacker, b. 1780
 - Sarah Thacker, b. 1783

2.  Townsend Thacker, b. 1768, CT; d. 1849, Clermont Co, OH; m. Sarah Owen; many children. Living in Plattsburg, Essex Co, NY, in the early 1800s. Moved, with several brothers (Stephen Jr, Henry, Benjamin) to Ohio about 1815-16. Settled in Clermont Co, OH, east of Cincinnati. (Extensive data available for other brothers' families.)

3.  William Thacker, b. 1797, Essex Co, NY; d. 1878, Grand Traverse Co, MI; m. (first) Hester Beatty; many children by two marriages. Lived in Clermont Co, OH; moved to Defiance Co, OH, in 1849; moved to Traverse City area, MI, by 1862, with many children. (Other members of his generation moved to Chicago, IL; to Indiana; and to Kansas and Nebraska; their descendents later moved to Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Washington State, and California.)

4.  John Beatty Thacker, b. 1824, Goshen, Clermont Co, OH; d. 1893, Grand Traverse Co, MI; m. (first) Elizabeth Breckbill (descendent of Pennsylvania Dutch Mennonites); many children by two marriages. Moved to Defiance, OH, with his father; later moved to Leelanau Co, MI, west of Traverse City; California gold miner; Civil War; farmer and grocer; traveler and diarist.

5.  William Henry Thacker, b. 1853, Defiance Co, OH; d. 1929, Detroit, MI; m. (first) Anna Spencer (daughter of David Brainard Spencer, one of the ‘Oberlin Missionaries’); six children by two marriages. Moved to MI with his father; went to school in Benzonia, MI, where he met his first wife, and became a farmer. After a family scandal involving the death of his first wife (see recent book, ‘Faithful Unto Death’, by Becky Thacker), he remarried and moved to a farm in central MI.

6.  Ralph Thacker, b. 1877, Benzonia, Benzie Co, MI; d. 1972, Osceola Co, MI; m. Hattie Madole; four children. Lumberman and later farmer at LeRoy, Osceola Co, MI. Relatives in Iowa and California today.

7.  Thomas L. Thacker, b. 1918, Osceola Co, MI; d. 2012, Greene Co, OH; m. Margaret R. Taft (descendent of  the Taft family of Mendon, MA); four children. Teacher, WWII, USAF officer.

8.  Brian T. Thacker, b. 1943, MI. (DNA kit 483712)

DNA test results received. Y-DNA (STR) sequence has been compared to those of the typical early Virginia Thackers; very little similarity. It is unlikely that we have a common ancestor.

Of course, more DNA test participants from other Northern Thackers would be desirable. And it would be interesting to compare to the early Thacher/Thatcher families of Mass. and Penn. to ensure there wasn't some regional name-changing going on. Does anyone know of testing of members of those families?