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Robert Thayer Somers

(Jan 1, 1813 - Nov 14, 1899)
Robert Thayer Somers|b. Jan 1, 1813\nd. Nov 14, 1899|p4678.htm|Robert Somers|b. Apr 3, 1783\nd. bef. Jan 12, 1851|p5859.htm|Harriet Almeda Sheldon|b. c. 1789\nd. May 18, 1867|p5860.htm|Bartholomew Somers|b. 1744|p5882.htm|Susanna Carr|d. Oct 11, 1811|p5883.htm|||||||
Descendants of Bartholomew Somers
     Robert Thayer Somers was born on Jan 1, 1813 in Barnet, Vermont.2,1,3,4,5 He was the son of Robert Somers and Harriet Almeda Sheldon.1

     At the age of 36, Robert Thayer married Gordon Brown on Mar 21, 1849 at the Methodist Church in Shefford, Québec. M. McDonald, minister, officiated in the presence of Thomas Hynds and W. Johnson.6

     Robert and Gordon appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Ascot, Sherbrooke, Québec with their children Thomas, James and Samuel.4

     Robert died on Nov 14, 1899 at the age of 86 years, 10 months and 13 days.2,5 He was buried on Nov 16, 1899 at Martinville Cemetery in Martinville by W. Smith in the presence of John Johnston and E. A. Johnston.2

Children of Robert Thayer Somers and Gordon Brown


  1. Wells, Frederic Palmer. History of Barnet, Vermont. 1923. Reprint, Salem, Massachusetts: Higginson Book Company, 2003.
  2. Simmons, Marlene. "Re: Request for Gilkerson/Somers." E-mail message from <e-mail address> at Sutton, Québec, Canada. 28 Feb 2000.
  3. Online VTGenWeb, Caledonia County, Barnet. Birth Records - 1738 to 2001.
  4. Quebec. District Sherbrooke (55). 1881 Canadian Census, population schedule. Micropublication C-13199 (FHL Film 1375835). Ottawa, Ontario: Library and Archives Canada.
  5. Cemeteries of Québec. Compton County, Martinville, Martinville Cemetery. Online
  6. Simmons, Marlene. E-mail message(s) to author. 2000.
  7. 1815-1879, District of Saint-Francis: From the Church Records of Sixteen Religious Denominations, Catholics Not Included, 6 volumes. Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada: La Société de Généalogie des Cantons de l'Est Inc, 1992. Deaths, 2 volumes.