Thank you for your response.Yes, I would very much like to get pedigree information on Minerva Thayer Vannatten. Doing so will give me the missing link between my Mother's family line and the Revolutionary War veteran, which will enable my Mother to join the DAR. But I have some information on Minerva that is contradictory--perhaps you can help clear it up:
- The records of Sugarcreek Memorial Cemetery where she is buried recorded that she was born in 1818.All her responses on census reports said she was born in Massachusetts. - I recently received information on a Minerva Thayer, daughter of Elias Thayer, who was baptized at a Congregational Church in Riga, Monroe County New York in 1815.
Members Thayer, Elias, by letter, Mar. 1811. Thayer, Anna C., wife, (dau. of Enos & Anna Morse, born May 3, 1786, died Mar. 8, 1818. This from Cem. record.) Baptisms Thayer, Minerva Narcissa, dau. of Elias, Oct. 9, 18l5. http://mcnygenealogy.com/vr/riga-cong-chu.htmhttp://mcnygenealogy.com/vr/riga-cong-chu.htm
This creates 2 problems: 1. The birthdates do not coincide 2. If Minerva was baptized in New York and her parents had been there since at least 1811, it is unlikely she was born in Massachusetts.So why would she claim being born in Massachusetts on the census reports?
I would like to believe the 1815 date and New York birth information are correct. After all, there aren't too many people named Minerva Narcissa.My theory is that Minerva probably believed she was born in Mass. because both her parents were born there.I don't know about the 1818 birth date--perhaps her relatives got the birth year wrong when they filled out the cemetery record?
Any information you can provide to fill in the pedigree would be greatly appreciated.