23. The Three Thayers
The year 1825 was a momentous one for Buffalo, New York. The Erie Canal opened, connecting Lake Erie to the Hudson River, a celebration honoring the Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the American Revolution was held in Buffalo, and the city held its first and only public hanging. At least 20,000 witnesses gathered in Niagara Square to watch thee brothers—Nelson, Israel, and Isaac Thayer—hang from the same gallows.
|Date:||December 15, 1824|
|Location:||Boston, New York|
|Cause of Death:||Gunshot|
|Accused:||Isaac Thayer, Israel Thayer, Nelson Thayer|