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sons for this are easily explained. The Doughtys were never a
popular family. Tall and stout, with red hair and large features,
the men of this race have ever been noted for hard headed ob-
stinacy, great self confidence, large intelligence and a disposition
to express themselves freely at all times, in season and out. An-
other personal peculiarity of the family is in their walk. The
Doughtys never bend their knee, but always walk stiff legged,
like a pacing horse. No criminal or betrayer of trusts, public or
private, has ever been known to bear the name of Doughty,
which, let it be understood, has no connection whatever with the
English ' Doty' or the Irish ' Dougherty' or ' Doherty.' As
Doughty is spelled now so it has been spelled continuously since
the days of Henry VIII. Of Charles Doughty, for whom the
street was named, it is stated that he was about 85 when he died,
previous to 1820, and that he used to often tell how, when a
young man, he had been told by old people that they recollected
when an Indian squaw waded from Governor's Island to Long
Island with her papoose."

He died aged 85 years, probably about 1813. Children by
first wife:

191 i. Joseph, d. y.

192 ii. Mary, not m.

193 iii. Sarah, m. May 16, 1783, John Doughty of Brooklyn

(son of John Doughty and Abigail Sayre).

Children by second wife:

194 iv. Joseph, not m.

195 V. Elizabeth, m. George Valentine and had children.

196 vi. Miriam, m. at Presbyterian Church, New York City,

Dec. 10, 1 791, John Weeks, and had children.

197 vii. Charles, not m.

99. Christopher Doughty (son of John Doughty and Hannah
Sleigh), born probably at Jamaica, Queens County, New York,
about 1735; m. at Jamaica, Queens County, New York, Elizabeth
Carman. They removed from Queens County, New York, to
Trenton, New Jersey, and from there to Genesee County, New
York. Children:

+ 198 i. Christopher, b. at Trenton, New Jersey, 1753.

199 ii. Linton, m. and lived in New Jersey.

200 iii. Elizabeth, m. .

201 iv. Deborah, m. 1773, Thomas Cornwall.

202 V. John, m. and lived in New Jersey.

203 vi. Samuel, not m.



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103. Samuel Doughty (son of Samuel Doug-hty and Deborah
Lawrence Willet), born at Jamaica, Queens County, New York,
about 1756; married at Jamaica, Queens County, New York, Har-
riet Van Brunt. Children:

204 i. Samuel, b. 1785.

205 ii. Elizabeth, b. 1787-8; m. Abram Eldert. They had

children.

106. Philadelphia Doughty (daughter of Benjamin Doughty
and Hannah Williams), born in Flushing, Queens County, New
York, in 1738-9; married in Flushing, Queens County, New
York, Nicholas Townsend, born in Flushing, Queens County,
New York, about 1728. Children:

206 i. Hannah, m. Jacob Cock.

207 ii. Elizabeth, m. James Hallock.

208 iii. Philadelphia, m. William Cock.

107. Charles Doughty (son of Benjamin Doughty and Hannah
Williams), born in Flushing, Queens County, New York, Dec. 30,
1741; married in Flushing, Queens County, New York, Sarah
Dusenbury, born in Flushing, Queens County, New York, Oct.
26, 1738. They removed from Newtown in 1778 to Westburyand
in 1783 to Flushing, all Queens County, New York. Children:

209 i. Margaret, b. March 16, 1772.

210 ii. Mary, b. Sept. 16,1773; m. Joseph King and had chil-

dren.

211 iii. Benjamin, b. March 6, 1775; d. not m.

212 iv. Charles, b. July 24, 1777.

213 V. Sarah, b. Oct. 22, 1780.

214 vi. Hannah, b. , 1782; d. not. m.

108. Benjamin Doughty (son of Benjamin Doughty and Hannah
Williams), born at Flushing, Queens County, New York, Nov. 10,
1744; married at Flushing, Queens County, New York, June 23,
1777, Rebecca Doughty (daughter of William Doughty and
Hannah Doughty). He was a farmer. He died in 1802. His
will is recorded at Jamaica, Queens County, New York. In 1812
his widow with children Robert, Elizabeth, Deborah and Benja-
min unite in a deed. Children:

215 i. Isaac, b. in Flushing, New York; m. Abigail Clement.

They had one son Samuel.

216 ii. Sarah, b. in Flushing, New York; m. John Hegeman.
+ 217 iii. Robert H., b. in Flushing, New York, Dec. 7, 1781.

218 iv. Elizabeth, b. in Flushing, New York.

219 V. Deborah, b. in Flushing, New York; m. Cornelius

Duryea.

220 vi. Benjamin W., b. in Flushing, New York.

no. Elizabeth Doughty (daughter of Benjamin Doughty and
Hannah Williams), born in Flushing, Queens County, New York,
about 1750; married in Flushing, Queens County, New York,



-7 20 The Doughty Family of Long Island. [Oct.,

William Townsend, born in Queens County, New York, Dec. 20,
1756 (son of Thomas Townsend and Mary Loines). Children:

221 i. Mary, m. Samuel Townsend.

222 ii. Elizabeth.

223 iii. Thomas.

For further history of the Townsend family see the Memorial
of Townsend Brothers.

III. William Doughty (son of Benjamin Doughty and Hannah
Williams), born in Flushing, Queens County, New York, Nov. 17,
1755; married in Flushing, Queens County, New York, March 2,
1785, Mary Williams, born Aug. 22, 1757. They were members of
the Friends' Meeting. Children:

224 i. Benjamin, b. Dec. 28, 1785.

225 ii. Esther, b. April 5, 1789.

226 iii. George, b. May 6, 1793.

227 iv. Peggy Ann, b. about 1797.

126. Mary Doughty (daughter of Daniel Doughty and Ann
Stevenson), born in Hunterden County, New Jersey, 27th of ist
month, 1 731; married at the Newbold mansion, Springfield
township, Burlington County, New Jersey, 15th of 9th month,
1749, William Lovet Smith, brother of Samuel Smith, who was
the Historian of New Jersey. It is noted that among the guests
at the wedding appeared Jonathan Belcher, Esq., he haying
come in a carriage, which was the first appearance of a carriage
in that township. Child:

228 i. Daniel Doughty.

140. John Doughty (son of John Doughty and ), born in

Rye, Westchester County, New York; married probably in West-
chester County Sarah . Known as Hon. John Doughty of

Rye, New York, removed to New York City and sold lands at Rye,
1802. Afterwards he lived in New York City and had a market
at i2ist Street. He died December, 1837. She died May, 1857.
Children:

229 i. George S., mentioned in will.

230 ii. Nancy, mentioned in will.

231 iii. James J.

232 iv. Albert H.

233 V. John.

234 vi. Epenetus, b. probably 1794; mentioned in will.

235 vii. Sarah, m. Thomas Brass; mentioned in will.

236 viii. Isaac.

237 ix. Letitia, probably not m.

Mary Varick, Sarah Ann Talbot and Emeline Bennett were
grandchildren of John and Sarah Doughty. Possibly others of
the above may be grandchildren.

Epenetus Doughty died New York City Dec. 29, 187 1, in the
78th year of his age. He had a son-in-law R. H. Hinsdale, 131



I9I2.] The Doughty Family of Long Island. 32 I

East 55th Street, New York City; also probably a son, Edward

E. D. Doughty, who married Cornelia . They had a daughter,

Emma Corinne, who lived in Orange, Rockland County, New
York.

142. Isaac Doughty (son of John Doughty and ); was born

in Rye, Westchester County, Mew York; he married in Rye,
New York, Lavinia Brown. 1792, Isaac Doty of Rye, house car-
penter, buys there. He soon after removed to New York City,
where he died in 1802. His will made May 21; proved July 26,
1802. He gives property to his widow and daughters, and in case
of their death without issue, to his brother Ebenezer Doughty
and half brother Ezekiel Bishop. Mrs. Lavinia Brown Doughty
died January, 1833. Child:

238 i. Deborah Brown, m. John Wilson; child: i. Lavinia
Augusta.

149. John Doughty (son of John Doughty and Abigail Sayre),
born in , Queens County, New York; married near Hunting-
ton, Suffolk County, New York, May 16, 1783 (by Rev. Joshua
Hart, Presbyterian Minister of Huntington), his cousin, Sarah
Doughty (No. 195), (daughter of Charles Doughty, of Hempstead,
and Mary Doughty). They removed to Brooklyn, New York,
where he was a butcher and a prominent citizen. He is described
as a man six feet four inches in height and of massive frame, of
most pronounced character and decided opinions. His house
stood on Fulton Street, opposite Hicks Street. He was a man of
large means and much respected. At the time of his death he
was Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn Fire Department. He died
-, 1832. Children:

Charles.

John, President of Bank, Brooklyn, N, Y.

Mary, m. Thomas Everett of Brooklyn.

Elias.

Robert.

151. Isaiah Doughty (son of Jacob Doughty and Elizabeth Is-
mond), born in Flushing, Queens County, New York; married
Peggy Clover. Children:

246 i. George, m. Martha Verity and had children.

247 ii. Mary, m. Daniel Abrams and had children.

248 iii. Ismond.

249 iv. Elizabeth, m. James Langdon and had children.

152. George Doughty (son of Jacob "Doughty and Elizabeth Is-
mond), born in Flushing, Queens County, New York; married
Abigail Doxey. Children:

+ 250 i. Jacob.

251 ii. Sarah Ann.

252 iii. Samuel; m. and had children.

253 iv. Jane.

254 V. Rachel.



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245


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^22 The Doughty Family of Long Island. [Oct.,

154. James Doughty (son of Jacob Doughty and Elizabeth Is-
mond), b. ; married Elizabeth Smith. Children:

255 i. Hannah.

256 ii. Caroline.

257 iii. James.

161. Elias Doughty (daughter of William Doughty and
Hannah Doughty), born ; married (i) Martha Thorne; mar-
ried (2) Sarah Woodward. They probably lived in New York
City, but the will of Mrs. Sarah Woodward Doughty is filed at
Hackensack, New Jersey; proved June, 1816. Children by first
wife:

258 i. Joseph.

259 ii. John.

Children by second wife:

260 iii. William.

261 iv. Gilbert.

262 V. Elias.

180. Martin Doughty (son of Joseph Doughty and Mary Corn-
wall), born in Beekman, Dutchess County, New York, 1768; mar-
ried in Beekman, Dutchess County, New York, Lydia Collins.
They lived at Half Moon, vSaratoga County, New York. Chil-
dren:

263 i, Piatt R,, lived in Smithtown, Saratoga County, New

York.

264 ii. Abram, m. Eunice .

265 iii. George, lived in Smithtown, Saratoga County, New

York.

266 iv. John Darlin.

267 V. Betsey.

268 vi. Caroline, m. Walter Merchant. They lived at Albany,

New York.

269 vii. Sichy, m. Sherman.

198. Christopher Doughty (son of Christopher Doughty and
Elizabeth Carman), born at Trenton, New Jersey, in 1753; mar-
ried in New York City, New York, Dec. 27, 1775, Margaret
Morris, born probably in New York City in 1758. Though
brought up as a Friend, he was private in Col. Bayard's Regi-
ment in the Revolutionary War. Later he resided in Pittsburg,
Pennsylvania, where he was a Physician, and jwhere he died in
1848. In deeds recorded in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania,
1799, he is called a cabinet maker. She died in Pittsburg, Penn-
sylvania, in 1822. Children:

270 i. Samuel Morris.

271 ii. Robert Morris.

272 iii. John Morris.

273 iv. Lewis Morris.

-f 274 V. Charles Morris, b. at Wiley's Ferry, Pennsylvania,
July 17, 1791.



1 912.] The Doughty Family of Long Island. 323

275 vi. Elizabeth Carman.

276 vii. Mary Ann.

277 viii. Nancy.

278 ix. Benjamin Franklin; d. young.

217. Robert H. Doughty (son of Benjamin Doughty and his
cousin Rebecca Doughty), born Dec. 7, 1781; married Jan. 15,

1808, Rebecca H. Duryea, born May 9, 1709, She died ; he

died Oct. 10, 1855, Children:

279 i. Arabella M., b. April 7, 1810.

+ 280 ii. William Nelson, b. Jan. 17, 1814.
+ 281 iii. Joseph H. D., b. Dec. 14, 1816.

282 iv. Cornelius Duryea, b. July 9, 1818.

283 V. Leonard Dove, b. March 25, 182 1.

284 vi. Amanda Melvina, b. June 16, 1823; d. March 28,

1825.

285 vii. Mary Elizabeth, b. Nov. 17, 1827.

286 viii. Amanda Emily M., b. June 4, 1831; d. April i, 1834.

241. Charles Doughty (son of John Doughty and Sarah
Doughty), born probably in Brooklyn, New York. He was a
Lieutenant in Captain Dean's Company, Brooklyn, commission
dated Sept. i, 18 14. Graduated at Yale College and was principal
attorney of Brooklyn for a time and for several years clerk of the
Board of Trustees. Is said to have been largely instrumental in
procuring the passage of the emancipation act by which Negro
slavery was abolished in New York State. On the anniversary
of Emancipation Day the colored people were accustomed to call
at Mr. Doughty's house with chickens, turkeys, and other gifts to
testify their respect. He is said to have drawn up the charter of
the City of Brooklyn. Though the family had been Quakers he
became convinced of the truth of the claims of Emanuel Sweden-
borg and braving public opinion he turned Swedenborgian. He
was the subject of much opposition, losing friends and legal
practice, but undaunted, he organized a society of Sweden-
borgians in New York City and became the Pastor, which
position he held for thirty years. His memory is revered as the

founder of the denomination in New York. He died , 1844.

Children:

289 i. Charles John, b. in Brooklyn, New York, 1820.

290 ii. John, b. in Brooklyn, New York, was a Swedenborgian

clergyman in San Francisco, Cal.

291 iii. Mary C, b. in Brooklyn, New York; married

Munson. Lived at Brantford, Conn.
And others.

250. Jacob Doughty (son of George Doughty and Abigail
Doxey), married Bernetti Hegeman. Children:

292 i. Nelly.

293 ii. Elizabeth.

294 iii. Abigail.

295 iv. Mary.



2 24 T^^ Doughty Family of Long Island, [Oct.,

274. Charles Morris Doughty (son of Christopher Doughty
and Margaret Morris), born at Wiley's Ferry, Pennsylvania, July
17, 1791; married in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Aug. 18, 1812, Mary
McDowell, born in Maryland, Nov. 7, 1795 (daughter of William
McDowell and Mary Cummings. He died in De Bastop, Arkansas,
February 19, 1847. Children:

296 i. Harriet A., b. in Pittsburg, Penn.; m. (i) Dudley

Mayo; (2) Putnam Craig.

297 ii. Margaret Elizabeth, b. in Pittsburg, Penn., m. William

Winsor.

298 iii. Charles Linton, b. in Pittsburg, Penn.; not m.

+299 iv. William McDowell, b. in Pittsburg, Penn., Nov. i,
1819.

280. William Nelson Doughty (son of Robert H. Doughty and
Rebecca H. Duryea), born Jan. 17, 1814; married (i) Ann

Rebecca , who died 1850, aged thirty-four; he married (2)

Jan. I, 185 1, Alice Humber, born Aug. 17, 1829; he died .

She lived with her son Joseph, 72 Avenue D, New York City.
Children:

300 i. Duryea Kissam, b. July 26, 1852.

301 ii. Benjamin Franklin, b. Aug. 7, 1853.

302 iii. William Nelson, b. Oct. 19, 1854.

303 iv. Mary Elizabeth, b. April 26, 1856.

304 v. Joseph, b. June 16, 1857.

305 vi. Rebecca, b. Feb. 18, 1859.

306 vii. Leonard, b. ; d. young.

281. Joseph H. D. Doughty (son of Robert H. Doughty and

Rebecca H. Duryea), born Dec. 14, 1816; married . He died

July 23, 1849. Children:

307 i. William Nelson, b. April 23, 1843; d. July 6, 1843.

308 ii. Mary Rebecca, b. May 10, 1844.

299. William McDowell Doughty (son of Charles Morris
Doughty and Mary McDowell), born in Pittsburg, Penn., Nov. i,
1819; married in Pittsburg, Penn., Nov. 16, 1843, Martha
Guthrie, born in Pittsburg, Penn., daughter of James Verner
Guthrie; he died in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 16, 1882. Children:

309 i. Martha Guthrie, m. Lt. Col. W. J. Lyster.

310 ii. Charles Linton, m. Anna Parvin.

311 iii. James Kelbreth, m. Minnie Brott. He is Probate

Judge.

312 iv. Sarah, m. Charles Evans, Judge.

313 V. Harriet Hollister, not m.

314 vi. Marie Cook, m. Dr. William Crawford Gorgas.



I9I2.] Thac her- Thatcher Genealogy. 325



THACHER-THATCHER GENEALOGY.



By John R. Totten,

Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and New England
Historic-Genealogical Society.



(Continued from Vol. XLIII., p. 272, of the Record.)

146. JoHN^ Thacher (Judah,* Hon. Col. John,^ Antony,^ Rev.
Peter^), born Yarmouth, Mass., August 25th, 1739; he re-
sided at Yarmouth, where he was Town Clerk from 1789 for
10 years; he died at Yarmouth, August 12th, 1799, aged 59,
and was buried there in old burying ground ; gravestone ; he
married at Yarmouth, October i8th, 1766, to Hannah
Matthews, born Yarmouth, May 2nd, 1747 (or 1748) ; died
Yarmouth, April 26th, 1832, aged 84, and was buried there
in old burying ground ; gravestone. She was a daughter of
Isaac and Sarah (Hawes) Matthews, of Yarmouth.

Children: 11 (Thacher), 6 sons and 5 daughters, all born at

Yarmouth.

+514 i- Rebecca,^ born November 23rd, 1767; died June
30th, 1795; married William Bray.

4-515 ii. John,® born March 24th, 1769; died March 7th,
1820; married Deborah Sears.

-|-5i6 iii. Hannah,*^ born August 17th, 1771 ; died October
8th, 1849; married Sylvanus Kelly.
517. iv. Isaiah," born November 6th, 1773; died Sep-
tember 25th, 1798, in the 25th year of his age;
he was drowned at sea, and body not recovered,
on a trip from Cape Ann to the "Banks." He
was not married. He sailed from Harwich, Mass.,
to Cape Ann for stores and sailed from Cape
Ann on September 21st, 1798, and was lost in a
gale that occurred on September 25th, 1798. He
was a mariner.

518 v. Job,® born December 30th, 1776; died August

, 1802, at Cape Hayti, West Indies, of yellow

fever, and was buried there- He was a master-
mariner. Not married.

519 vi. Elkanah,® born January i8th, 1779; died August

, 1802, at Cape Hayti, West Indies, of yellow

fever, and was buried there. He was mate of his
brother Job® Thacher's vessel. Not married.
-f520 vii. Sarah® (Sally), born April 19th, 1782; died No-
vember 17th (or i8th), 1862; married Edward
Gorham. She and her sister Elizabeth® were
twins.

23



2 26 Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy. [Oct.,

521 viii. Elizabeth, ist,® born April 19th, 1782; died No-

vember 17th, 1782, at Yarmouth, and was prob-
ably buried there; no grave stone.

522 ix. Isaac,® born September 25th, 1784; died Febru-

ary , 1801, at Jamaica, West Indies, of yel-
low fever, and was buried there. He was a mari-
ner. He sailed from Boston with Captain Ben-
jamin Foster. A certificate signed by Benjamin
Foster describes him as of light complexion, blue
eyes, flaxen hair, 4 feet 10 inches high, aged 16;
he died unmarried on his first voyage.
-{-523 X. Matthews," born June 8th, 1788; died October
25th (or 26th), 1868; married Elizabeth Crocker;
he and his sister Elizabeth, 2nd,*' were twins.
-f-524 xi. Elizabeth, 2nd,® born June 8th, 1788; died March
5th, 1862 ; married Ebenezer Matthews.
Hannah (Matthews) Thacher, widow of John^ Thacher, mar-
ried a second time at Yarmouth, March lOth, 1805, to Robert
Homer, born Yarmouth, January 28th, 1742. He resided at

Yarmouth (Hokanum) in the Old Sturgis House; he died ,

at . He was a son of Benjamin Homer (born May 8th,

1698; died October 23rd, 1776) and Elizabeth (Sears) Homer
(born October 8th, 1700; died January 23rd, 1778) of Yarmouth.
By this, her second marriage, she had no children. From Alden's
Epitaphs, Vol. I., p. 126, we obtain the following inscription from
the grave stone of John^ Thacher :

"In memory of Mr. John Thacher, who died 12th August, 1799,

aged 59 years."
"Why should we fear the hour of death?
Since life is but a span,
By lengthening out our feeble breath
We're more involved in sin.
Here I resign my mortal frame
Submissively to God,
In hopes to meet a Heavenly train
In my Redeemer's blood."

Authorities
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 38 and 46-
Sears' Genealogy, by Saml. P. May, p. 42.
Yarmouth Graveyard Inscriptions, pp. 23, 33.
Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy.
George Winslow Thacher of Yarmouthport, Mass.

147. William^ Thacher (Judah,* Hon. Col. John,^ Antony,=^
Rev. Peter^), born Yarmouth, March 30th, 1743. He re-
sided at Yarmouth until 1803 and then removed to South
Dartmouth, Mass. He was a house and ship carpenter
and a man of inventive genius in his line. He died May
24th, 1829, at Dartmouth (probably), and was probably
buried there, but I have no record of the place of his death



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Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy. 327

and burial. He married , at , to Thankful Hedge,

born , 1751, at Yarmouth; died April 7th, 1823, at — -

(South Dartmouth probably and was probably buried there).
I have no record of the place of her death and burial bhe

was a daughter of Thomas Hedge (born , 1719; died

June Qth, 1764, aged 45; married January 25th, 1738-9) and
Mary (Gorham) Hedge (baptized July 19, 1719; tlied June
3, 1 795' aged 75) of Yarmouth, Mass.

Children: 11 (Thacher), 4 sons and 7 daughters, all born
at Yarmouth.

525 i. Mehitable, ist," born October 25th, 1768; died

April 2nd, 1774, in her 6th year, at Yarmouth,

and was buried there in old burying ground;

grave stone. • , at

4-526 ii. Laban,« born September 9th, 1772; died March

3rd, 1833; married Sally Davis.
+ c;27 iii. Molly Gorham,« born June loth, 1775; died April

22nd, 1799; married Benjamin Kelly, who after

her death married, second, her sister Mehitable,

2nd,« Thacher, No. 533.

528 iv. Thankful, ist,« born ; died , young, at

Yarmouth, and was probably buried there; no
gravestone.

529 V. Thankful, 2nd,« born ; died , young, at

Yarmouth, and was probably buried there; no
gravestone. .

4-C30 vi. Thankful, 3rd,« born July 31st, 1780; died De-
cember 22nd, 1842 ; married Ebenezer Hawes-
+ c^i vii. Judah," born August 28th, 1784; died — ;
married, first, Mary (Polly) Howland ; married,

second, Rebecca R^ Custis (said to have been

a cousin of the first husband of Martha Wash-
ington). He and his brother William« Thacher
were twins. ,. , t^

+ C32 viii. William,^ bom August 28th, 1784; died Decem-
ber 3rd, 1853 ; married Hannah Howland.
4-C3-^ ix. Mehitable, 2nd,« born April ist, 1787; died De-
cember i6th, 1 841 ; married Benjamin Kelly as his
second wife (his first wife was her sister Molly
Gorham" Thacher, No. 527.
4-c;^4 X. Gorham," born April 25th, 1790; died July 13th.
^^^ 1857; married, first, Phebe V. Soule; married,
second. Eunice Sears.
c-ic xi. Hannah," born ; died , young, at Yar-
mouth, and was probably buried there ; no grave-
stone.
William^ Thacher was a deacon in the church ; he was a car-
penter and a ship-builder and a man of considerable genius in his
line of work, introducing many improvements in the construction



■2 28 Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy. [Oct.,

of salt works and wind-mills. He was on the committee for draw-
ing up the new State Constitution in 1776, he being then of Yar-
mouth. He lived in Yarmouth, at the foot of Church Street, until
about a year after his son Laban** Thacher removed to South Dart-
mouth. His son Laban bought him a farm in South Dartmouth
and he removed thereto. Davis^ Thacher (his grandson) says
that he was a house carpenter, and was chosen a deacon when he
was 80 years old. Mrs. Sally'' (Hawes) Cobb, his grand-daughter,
states that he was a deacon in 1819. Antony^ Thacher, his grand-
son, states that he built boats of a kind called "Moses" boats; and
that afterwards he built small fishing and coasting vessels. He
owned a sloop of 10 or 15 tons burden that plied between Yarmouth
and Boston; and also sailed on a sloop of his own building to
Labrador, but was probably not the master thereof. He built many
wind-mills and also built the first light-house on the back of Cape
Cod, it being constructed of wood. He is said to have built the
wind-mill that formerly stood on the northeast corner of the Yar-
mouth Academy and which was subsequently on the hill east of
the Congregational Meeting House- This wind-mill was moved
to near the site of Charles Sears' house. He is said to have been
the inventor of the improvements in salt work implements which
were made use of by the Acme Salt Works. His ship yard was
on Green Hill. Both Mrs. Sally Cobb and Warren' Thacher (his
grand-children) were in possession of miniature portraits of Wil-
liam^ Thacher, which were the only portraits of any of this line of
Thacher's from the first to the fifth generation. Both William^
Thacher and his wife were dismissed from church in Yarmouth to
that of Dartmouth in 1807.

Authorities

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 38, 46-7.

Otis' Barnstable Families, Vol. I, p. 429.

Freeman's Cape Cod, Vol. II, p. 224.

Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy.

148. David^ Lothrop (Ann* Thacher, Hon. Col. John,^ Antony,^

Rev. Peter^), born October , 1723, at ; died October

2nd, 1787, at ; he Hved at Tolland, Conn., and it is pre-
sumed died there, as all of the dates of the records here
given are on the Tolland, Conn., Records. He married
Clarinda Delano, on July 28th, 1747, at Tolland, presumably.

Children: 3 (Lothrop), 2 sons and i daughter, all born at
Tolland, Conn.

536 i. Samuel, ist,® born November 7th, 1748; died

July nth, 1751.

537 ii. Hannah,** born April 9th, 1750.

538 iii. Samuel, 2nd,® born April 15th, 1752; died Octo-



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