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Hannah Bigelow Cheney Thayer
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1704
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec., 1791
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

The wife of Ichabod Thayer has been identified in the past as Hannah Bigelow, born March 6,1703/4 at Watertown,MA, the daughter of Joshua Bigelow Jr and Hannah Fiske Bigelow. If this is the case, then Ichabod's wife would have been 18 years his senior. The stone would seem to confirm this. Since the stone appears to have been erected at a much later date, the stone may be inconclusive. But there is the following:

Adin Ballou relates the following in his History of Milford from 1882: "There comes down a bit of traditional romance concerning the courtship that led to this marriage. Ichabod had become of age and was looking around for a sweetheart. He had become slightly acquainted with a prepossessing lass, who dwelt in the extreme northerly part of what is now Milford, and resolved to offer her his hand, should she be willing to accept it. So he started from old Mendon in the early winter, near the close of the week, on his connubial mission. But a driving snow-storm opened upon him; and when he arrived at what is now the homestead of Justin H. Eames, the storm continued with unabated severity for two or three days. Meantime there sprang up a mutual attraction between the widow and her gallant guest. She was twenty yrs. the oldest, but still ruddy and agreeable; and as Cupid is not easily thwarted, he planted his arrows in their hearts so effectually that a match was ere long consummated. The snow-storm gave Mrs. Hannah an acceptable and willing prisoner. He went no further in pursuit of a wife."

She married, first, Ebenezer Cheney, the son of William Cheney III and Margaret ____ Cheney. Ebenezer Cheney died in 1740 at Mendon,MA.

She married, second, in 1742, Ichabod Thayer.

Children(by first marriage): John Cheney and Silence Cheney Nelson.

Children(by second marriage): Hannah Thayer, Ichabod Thayer Jr, and Elijah Thayer.

Family links: 
  Joshua Bigelow (1677 - 1728)
  Hannah Fiske Bigelow (1680 - 1739)
  Ebenezer Cheney (1706 - 1740)*
  Ichabod Thayer (1721 - 1796)*
  Ichabod Thayer (1744 - 1820)*
  Elijah Thayer (1747 - 1826)*
  Hannah Bigelow Cheney Thayer (1704 - 1791)
  John Bigelow (1715 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Pine Grove Cemetery
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: Kevin Avery
Originally Created by: Susan Hobbs
Record added: Mar 30, 2003
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Hannah <i>Bigelow</i> Cheney Thayer
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