I am trying to trace a Revolutionary War ancestor through Minerva N. THAYER who lived in Venango County, PA in the mid 1800s.I found one family tree that gave her name as Minerva Narcissa THAYERand her parents as Elias and Mary THAYER.Here's what I know:
Minerva N. Thayer Born: 1818 in Massachusetts Married: James VANNATTEN (1804-1857), probably in early 1830s, Venango County, PA Died: 4 March 1892 in Cooperstown, Venango County, PA
Census records show she lived in Cooperstown, Venango County (1850, 1860); Spartansburg, Crawford County (1870).Obituary says she lived in New Castle, PA, for 2 years before her death.
One family tree lists her father as Elias THAYER. Born: 25 Jan 1789, Westhampton Twp., Hapmshire County, MA Died: 4 Apr 1863, Crawford County, PA
Interested in confirming Elias as father of Minerva and then locating father of Elias to determine if he was a Revolutionary War veteran.