Ferdinando , son of Thomas Thayer , was baptized April 18, 1625 , and came to this country with his father. He married, January 14, 1652 , Huldah Hayward , of Braintree . He lived in Braintree until after his father's death, when he removed to Mendon with a colony from Braintree and Weymouth . He was one of the largest proprietors in the new township. His homestead was a little south of the present center of the town, on the Providence road. He held many offices of honor and trust. He was a man of wealth, according to the standards of his day, and provided all his sons with farms. Several of them became extensive land owners and many of the original Thayer farms in Mendon have never passed out of the family. Mendon was first settled in 1662 as a plantation and continued thus until 1667 , when it was incorporated as a town; the settlement was broken up in King Philip 's war, most of the families returning to Weymouth and Braintree until the danger had passed. The Thayers probably returned to Mendon in 1680 . Ferdinando died there March 28, 1713 , his wife, September 1, 1690 . Children, born at Braintree : Sarah , May 1, 1654 ; Huldah , June, 15, 1657 ; Jonathan , March 18, 1658 ; David , June 20, 1660 , died August 1, 1674 ; Naomi , January 28, 1662-63 . Children, born at Mendon : Thomas ; Samuel ; Isaac , mentioned below; Josiah ; Ebenezer ; Benjamin , December 20, 1712 ; David , baptized September 17, 1677 , died August 29, 1678 .