Biography of Benjamin H. Thayer
Monroe County, MI Biographies





BENJAMIN H. THAYER was born in the town of Macedon, Wayne county, N. Y., in 1829. He came to this State with his parents in 1840, locating in Livingston county. He soon went to Detroit. remaining there six or seven years, thence to Monroe. Enlisted in 1861 in Co. F, 1st Mich. Engs. and Mechs.; was at the battle of Mill Springs, Ky., in 1862, also at Perryville and others; discharged at Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 12, 1864, returning to Petersburgh. Engaged in business as a carpenter and joiner, which has since been his principal business. He has been twice married, first to Ann Humphrey, of Monroe, next to Lizzie Zibbel, of Petersburgh. He has no children.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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