Biography of John Thacher
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Thacher, John, was born in Attleborough, November 4, 1828. He is a descendant in the eighth generation of the Rev. Peter Thacher of Salisbury, Eng., whose son, Thomas, was the first of the name to emigrate to America. He afterward became the first pastor of Old South Church. Boston, Mass. Mr. Thacher attended the public schools of the town and Phillips Academy, Andover. He is engaged in farming and in the ice business. In 1876 he married Ida. daughter of Ira Bullock, and they had two sons: John Judson and Carroll Clark. Mrs. Thacher died in 1893, and he later married Harriet R., daughter of Dr. F. A. Jewett. Mr. Thacher is one of the conservative men of his town, serving as selectman, assessor, chairman of the board for seven years, special county commissioner, overseer of the poor, and takes an active interest in school and church matters.

From:
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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