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375 - 5/23/2008 4:04:41 PM - - I am looking for information on Jesse Taylor who was born in SC in 1765 and died in 1834 in lowndes county Alabama. He married Patience. Thanks for any info on his parents or where the family came from

374 - 4/16/2008 3:12:43 PM - - I have traced back my family line of Taylors to a Richard Taylor of North Carolina (assume Guilford Co., born about 1822). He married a Zilla Phibbs also of North Carolina (assume Guilford Co., born about 1817). Zilla Phibbs married Richard Taylor on 24 Aug 1842 in Guilford County, North Carolina according to the North Carolina Marriage Collection. If you have any information or help, I would greatly appreciate it.

373 - 4/15/2008 7:28:41 AM - - i have found a army discharge paper belonging to a charles taylor. the birthplace stated is erie,va.he enlisted when he was 25 yrs old.the discharge is dated march 19th 1919.his occupation was a teamster.the paper says he was a private with the chemical warfare service! if his decendants would like this paper please let me know

372 - 4/14/2008 9:48:04 AM - - snakyoligist - stumbled across your posting. Finally another Taylor descendant of Thomas and Margaret Taylor. I am descended from your Daniel's older brother David M. The following is what I've been able to piece together and am still trying to find more verification: Thomas Taylor born 1805 and Margaret Hughbanks(various spellings) born 1800. No idea where they were born. On census various places. Married 28 Dec 1825(this was posted along with other marriages in Adams co, Ohio) Children:David M. born 6 Jan 1829(family info) - Thomas born 1830 - James born 1832 - Daniel born 1834 and Benjamin Franklin born 1836. These birth years are from checking census'. All born Adsms Co., Ohio. The family moved to Adams Co., Ill between 1841 and 1845. Was lucky enough to see the 1845 Ill state census for Adams county. They were on the north edge of Adams next to Hancock Co. Think they lived in both counties at various times. David married Eliza Jane Hopson 28 May 1848 in Adams co(family info) - James married Margaret Adams in 1851 or 1857. Your Daniel married Elizabeth Owry in 1856. All married in Adams county Ill. The youngest son seems to have gone by both names. There may have been an older son, Martin born 1826 (Taylor bible records fom Rootsweb). My David was in the Civil War as your Daniel and the other brothers amay have been. David and family moved to Guthrie County Iowa some time after the Civil War. His wife had a brother there. They moved to Coon Rapids, Carroll county sometime befoe 1900. David and Eliza are buried there with their youngest son who was killed in a train accident in eastern Illinois in the 1890's. The library here has the Ancestry Library version and in looking at census' for Hancock Co, ILL in 1860 found a Thomas and Margaret Taylor. His age was right, but hers was off by 5 years. Cnsus takers made mistakes and it depended who gave them the information. There is a 7 year old girl listed with them, which I thought maybe a grand child. If that is them maybe they are buried in Hancock county. Will keep looking. THANK YOU.

371 - 4/11/2008 11:42:04 AM - - Hello Taylors: I have an odd bit of information to contribute, and would love to get some information in return. My mother lives on our very old family property in Henrico County, which has been in our family since it was built in 1750 or so. On the property are several gravestones, identified by my grandfather as "slaves" but perhaps only servants. The gravestones include several Taylors. Lucy Taylor wife of Jacob Taylor died 22 Dec 1872 respected and regretted by all who knew her. Erected by her son John Randolph. Jacob Taylor Died 4 Nov 1848 Aged 40 years He died a consistent member of the Baptist Church. If anyone here is related to these people, I would very much like to learn more about them -- were they enslaved people of color? Why were they buried at our house, but not in the family graveyard? Where are their descendants now? I can certainly provide more information about our family. For example, John Randolph could possibly have been named after John Randolph of Roanoke, or after my ancestor John Randolph Bryan, whose son married into the family property. Please contact me directly withy any information you might have and I am happy to exchange what information I have as well.

367 - 4/2/2008 12:06:35 AM - - My first name is taylor named for my grandmothers last name.her father was noel creed taylor they lived in van alstyne tx(she still does) as far as I know but I can get more info from a family tree binder that my great uncle has put together tracing our roots back if anyone is interested let me know and I will find out what I can.

366 - 3/28/2008 3:46:14 PM - - My Taylors: My grandma Demerice Taylor Duncan b. 1872 d.1950 Pickett Co. Tn Her father: Hezekiah Carr Taylor b. 1799 Campbell VA d. 1882 Pickett Co. TN His parents: Elizabeth and Edward/Edmund Taylor b.@1760 prob. VA and died 1824 Campbell Co. VA. He left: David, Chesley, Hezekiah and dau. Mary Polly, Jane, Elizabeth, Spicey and Massey who married Pryors. Widow Elizabeth Taylor then left VA and settled in Sumner Co. TN where she lived and died in 1838. Need help on Edw/Edmund's parents. Ann Duncan Kunkel

365 - 3/27/2008 6:43:56 PM - - Looking for the descendants David Taylor and Mary Ann (Polly)Bigby.Or Campbell(Cam) Harrison Taylor Andrew Taylor Whly/Wiley Penn Taylor Thomas J.Taylor, Joshua Taylor, Dorcas Ann Taylor married name Holman/Holeman.Would like to fill in some gaps, If this sounds familiar please email me

364 - 3/27/2008 9:10:42 AM - - I am trying to find info on my great grandparents, Wright Taylor & Callie (Martin). Their children I know of are James Reps Taylor(1879), Walter Taylor(1888), Doss Lee Taylor(1891), Robert Taylor(1894), Bessie Taylor(1895), & Claude Taylor(1898). I do not know when Wright or Callie were born but they are listed only in the 1900 wilson co. , tennessee census & in the 1910 davidson co., tennessee census. thanks for any info or help!!!!!

362 - 3/25/2008 1:06:24 AM - - Looking for Pendelton Taylor born abt 1805 in NC. Can find sufficent info on him starting around 1830's but seems he appeared out of nowhere. Married to Catherine McDaniels Oct.2, 1838. Has appeared on Grainger Co. Tennessee census, then to Ky. Any help would be appreciated.

361 - 3/21/2008 5:18:40 PM - - andrew mayes taylor ia great-grandfather, june 24, 1859-july 13, 1938, his father was w. taylor, january 1821- april 21, 1893, someone please help me get them in proper order

358 - 3/20/2008 7:15:06 AM - - i have a portrait of a little girl from aroud 1820 i was told it was from the william richard taylor family from new hanover county if this is the right family i would apreciate your help in identifing tis girl thank you very much for your time denny

357 - 3/17/2008 5:10:53 PM - - looking for lines relatewd to Eber philander Taylor. Son of Jefferson Taylor and Relief Patee . moved To MIchigan from Chemung co. NY around 1840 Any info greatly appreciated

355 - 3/11/2008 9:15:02 PM - - I am looking for the decendants and fore fathers for that matter of people related to Henry Harrison Taylor who was born in 1830 and died in 1936 in Collin County Texas. I am told that his father's name was Benjamin Harrison Taylor whose father was Isaac Taylor ( I think) who came from Antrim County Ireland. The family would have made their way from Kentucky to Tennessee and My branch into Texas. I would imagine that their entry could have been in thru Virginia but I am not sure..

354 - 3/9/2008 10:40:34 PM - - I am looking for any information on Taylor Family from Gallipolis Ohio. Wade Taylor and Vernena (Broyles) Taylor. They are my Great Grandparents. My Grandma passed away of Alzheimers. By the time We knew it was to late to get info. Their children would have been Dale Taylor, Hazel Taylor, Lura Taylor, Winifred(Winnie) Taylor, there were more children but can not remember all of there names. They have all passed away also my grandmother Lura Grace (taylor) Klinebriel was the youngest of the children and the last one to pass. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Lura

353 - 2/18/2008 10:56:32 AM - - Nelson Taylor born 1821 in Picton or Pictou, Upper Canada. Parents from Scotland. The last record we have is from an 1881 Canadian census. He is living with his wife Elisa Taylor (Irish) and has four children: Sarah born 1858, JAMES born 1861, Thomas born 1860, Sophia born 1865 and Alfred Taylor born in 1881. A young girl Senina died at age 6. They all lived in Norwich South, Oxford South, in Ontario, Canada. I believe Nelson might have lived briefly in the U.S. in New York state and there is come connection to the military. Regards, D. Richard Truman, great grandson, Kitchener, On, Canada

352 - 2/11/2008 5:05:19 PM - - I am looking for the person who posted this My grandfather was born in the 1900 and died in 1975 his name was Glenn Taylor. .... I have an old Taylor Family Bible with some birth and death dates which .... Hello, My Name is Fran My Grandfather was Glenn G Taylor Born 1900 Died 1075 married Married twice, last was my grandmother Lillian Frances (Gates) Taylor (she died in MN) they inlived in Bullhead city, AZ. But also had children that lived MI. drop me a line if we could help each other.I am looking for info into His side for Geneology... Drop me a line My e-mail is

348 - 1/30/2008 2:17:05 PM - - Hi I am looking for info. on Malcolm Taylor Married Elizabeth Locke,Yarby, We are not sure of her last name. Last know place of residence was Huntsville Alabama Limestone county is what we were told.This is my grandpa's Dad & Mom.They passed away when he was young and him his brother Charlie,sister Mattie had to stay with differant Families.We know Mattie lived in Alabama until she died.Charlie died in Texas and Grandpa in Arizona.Can someone help us with Malcolm's mom and dad Also the main purpose of the letter is to find out who Elizabeth(Lizzy)was and her Family please help.Thank You Kathy

347 - 1/26/2008 1:24:31 PM - - Looking for connections on Taylor line. Here's what I have: GRANDFATHER John Edward Taylor b. 01 Jul 1882 d. 23 Feb 1971 (Stonewall, MS) m. Mary Magdaline King 23 Feb 1913 (Clarke County, MS) b. 09 Apr 1892 d. 29 Oct 1964 GREAT GRANDFATHER John William Taylor b. 02 May 1862 d. 17 Jul 1946 (had a brother, Hezakiah...called Kye...Taylor and several other siblings) m. Nancy Jane Martin 01 Spr 1883 (Clarke County, MS) b. 04 May 1858 d. 07 Apr 1940 (I have a good bit of Martin information) GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER John William Taylor b. 25 Dec 1822 d. 18 Dec 1898 m. Milly/Millie Booker b. 4 Mar 1925 d. 30 Apr 1907 GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER Unconfirmed that he was Zachariah and/or Henry Taylor b. Abt 1790-1800 SC d. Abt 1830-1835 SC m. Mary Vansant/Van Zant/Vanzandt b. Abt 1790-1810 SC or AL d. Aft 1860 MS Any information would be appreciated. Kind regards, John

345 - 1/25/2008 11:46:52 AM - - I am looking for information on John Henry Taylor Born August 25th 1808 in Northcarolina Died Feburary 18th 1880 In Winston County Alabama.He later married Eliza E Cagle in 1828 In Hardin county Tennesse.They had Several children in Hardin County Tennesse.In and around 1830 They Moved to Winston County Alabama. They settled in Winston County Alabama were they had several more children. The Children are: Carolina Elizabeth Taylor Patience Taylor Charles Alexander Taylor Mary M Taylor Andrew Jackson Taylor Eliza Jane Taylor Francis M Taylor James Knox Pole Taylor William Carroll Taylor We Did come accross a 1870 Winston County Alabama Census record That show a John Living with John Henry Taylor and Eliza E Cagle Taylor.We are trying to find out who John Henry Taylor's Parents are also who his brother's and sisters are as well. If there is anyone out there with this blood line I am looking forward to talking with you and passing on what information I have on the family and see what information you have that might help us figure out who his parents are adn his brothers and sisters are.Thank you very much hope to hear from a Taylor.

344 - 1/25/2008 4:59:29 AM - - I'm looking for information on John Henry Taylor born 1808 in Montgomery County North Carolina. He married Eliza Ellen Cagle in Tennessee. They moved to Alabama, Winston County, near Haleyville. He served as state legislator in 1868 and 1872. I have information on their children. I'm interested in finding out about John Henry's parents. If you have any information that can help me, please contact me.

343 - 1/22/2008 3:39:11 PM - - Anyone out there related to ELIZABETH PREVATTE TAYLOR{1764-1833} and MOSES TAYLOR{1729-1819} of Kentucky {Warren County} and North Carolina?

342 - 1/21/2008 6:38:29 PM - - Hello to all Taylors!!! Need some help on finding some info.on these following people,if any of this sounds familiar and you are related please contact me directly or Joshua Taylor born 1790/1800 possibly in N.C./Ga married unk.woman in Ky. between 1820/1823 Hopkins Co. they had Dorcas/Darcus/Dorothy ann Taylor 1820/1823 Ky.Joshua was Cherokee by blood as my papers state this.Dorcas and family were made to "walk" " The Trail of Tears".Joshua was related to the following people David Taylor married Mary ann"polly" Bigby Thomas J.Taylor Andrew Taylor Wyly Penn Taylor Champbell Harrison (Cam) Taylor Richard(Taylor) Isom/Isam Taylor Fox Taylor there are a few more names, All these people were Cherokee by Blood save for David Taylor and Andrew Taylor. Dorcas later married into the Holeman/Holman line she died in 1899 I would like to tie up some loose ends. The other queries on this site are mine I just screwed up the email ad but please read them. Anyways HELP!!! Thank you Ki.

341 - 1/19/2008 7:39:48 PM - - Hello to all Taylors!!! Iam searching for anyone who has these people in their line.Wiley Penn Taylor,Thomas J.Taylor ,David Taylor,Campbell "Cam" Harrison Taylor,Richard Taylor ,Isom(Isam) Taylor,Joshua Taylor and Dorcas /Darcus Ann Taylor married name Holeman/Holman Andrew Taylor all of these people are my ancestors and Cherokee by blood save for one would like to tie up some loose ends .The areas that they would have been around born lived and died Ga, Ky, N.C. T.N and O.K years would span 1700 to 1899 I have some death dates birth dates and some more info, If you are related please contact me at

339 - 1/17/2008 1:53:15 PM - - I am looking for any information on Henry C. Taylor b 1820 and d 1882 buried in Taylor cemetery Gallatin, Texas was in company F of 35th Texas Calvary during the civil war. He was my great grandfater...married to Sarah Ann Killingsworth in Murray county TN...not sure of that information stops with any information you might have about his parents...when they came to texas etc. would be greatly appreciated. My day always said he was Scotch Irish...he was born Isaac Studervant 1886, Thank you

338 - 1/12/2008 7:23:16 AM - - I am trying to trace the two brothers of my father. Ellis Taylor was born 12 May 1897 and Norman Taylor was born 10 June 1904 both in Chorley, Lancashire, England. My Father Jack Taylor was born 2 March 1902. Their parents were John W Taylor born 6 March 1969 died 9 March 1906 and their mother Margaretta Redhead born 1870 and died 9 May 1912. I believe both brothers emmigrated to Canada and that Ellis served with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in World War 1. Any information would be most appreciated.

335 - 1/1/2008 10:20:05 AM - - Hello To all Taylor's Looking for any info on a Joshua Taylor poss born between 1790-1800 in either N.C. or Ga. married an unk. woman said to be Cherokee.He moved from N.C. to the state of Tn. then to the state of Kentucky prior to the 1835 New Echota Treaty,this is where he marrried this unk.woman marriage is believed to be 1822-1823 in Hopkins co Ky.Joshua Taylor was Cherokee by blood.Joshua and wife had a daughter Dorcas/Darcus ann Taylor born poss.Hopkins co. Ky.1823-1824.She died in 1899.My papers show that Joshua was a first cousin to David Taylor who married Mary ann "Polly" "WallaWalla"Bigby.And cousins to Wiley Penn Taylor ,Campbell "Cam" Harrison Taylor,Thomas J. Taylor,Andrew Taylor and Isam(Isom)Taylor ,Fox Taylor and it also mentions a Richard .I do have a little more info. but Ive pretty much hit a brick wall that is pretty much an odd mystery to us any Taylor out there that can help me PLEASE EMAIL ME!!!!

331 - 12/26/2007 7:28:23 AM - - I'm trying to find information on Henry Taylor born around 1810 in North Carolina. He had a son named Edward Taylor (b 1837, NC) who eventually made his way to Mississippi. I'm having a hard time finding out more info on Henry. Would love to be able to take this line further back. Thanks for any info you may be able to share.

322 - 12/21/2007 3:58:25 PM - - Looking for information on William Taylor who was married to Sylvinna Ledford from Laurel Co and Clay Co KY. His father was Jesse Taylor and his grandfather was William.I think they came from Lee Co Virginia

321 - 12/19/2007 2:36:23 PM - - Looking for info on Albert Taylor (1810 Va -1891 Tn) (m.Martha Rainey 1836 Tn -1909 Tn ) There are five known children; George Washington Taylor (1855-1924) Sophie Margart Taylor (1857-1909) Fredrick T. Taylor (1859-1904) Susanna Taylor (1871-? ) Alice Taylor (1889-1909) Albert was also married to a Jane Howard, but I'm not sure when? I am most interested in who Albert's parents were. I have seen records that say James Taylor 1784- ? & Sally Woods 1788- ?. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

317 - 12/9/2007 9:32:12 AM - - Hello I have been searching for the father of my mother who name is Juanita Townsend Coleman to my understanding her father name was Teddy Townsend or Hyland Townsend her mother name was Cordie Mae Taylor. If someone could help me find my grandparents parents or living decendants that know something about my family it would be greatly appreciated thank you.

313 - 12/8/2007 9:06:33 PM - - My ,Great,Great -Grandfather was: James Richard Taylor now he was born :1761.Place:Manchester,Lancashire,England and he was married to: Ann Taylor (nee: Clayton) she was born:1765.They were married:1st of January,1786 at Cathedral Church,Manchester,Lancashire,England,Now they had a daughter :Maryann Doyle (nee:Taylor )Born:21st January,1787 and she was married to: John Doyle on the 20th of December,1807.Then later came my Great,Grandfather: Henry Ernest Taylor ( The Reverend,Vicar of Great Wollaston,Great Wollaston,Manchester,Lancashire.England Born: 16th of April,1854,now he was married to: Matilda Ann Taylor (nee:Hodgetts) and she was born:1879,Place:Coventry,Warwickshire,England.They had 3 sons : Francis.H.Taylor.Born:1883.Place:Darmouth,Devon.England. Ernest.E.Taylor.Born:1885,Place:Stalbridge,Dorset.England. Edwin.B.Taylor (My Grandfather)Born:5th of March,1890.Hastings,East Sussex.England.My Grandfather was about 9years old when his Family Immigrated to :Hastings,New Zealand. He married: Amy Maud Taylor (nee:Fuller)Kerikeri,Bay Of Island,My Grandfather died:11th of January,1975.Otiria,Northland.New Zealand.

311 - 12/2/2007 5:32:39 PM - - I am living in the southern part of Norway. (Near Kristiansand)For a long time I have tried to find family in USA. I don't know if you can help me, but I have found an interesting family living in Mesilla 1930. (census 1930) They came from Cook county Illinoi, and they were : Julia Taylor born 1887 in Illinoi Lillian Taylor born 1914 in Illinoi Edward Taylor born 1918 in Illinoi Julia A Taylor born 1923 in Illinoi Anna Heede born 1849 in Norway I have searched all the databases I can find, but no result. I have also contacted Mesilla town but no result. If it is possible -could you give me tip of were I should search?

307 - 11/29/2007 1:16:53 PM - - I'm searching for information regarding Edmond/Edmund Taylor who lived in Abbeyleix (Queen's County) Ireland. He was born in 1857 and died in 1944. He was married to Annie Kerr. . Thanks, Dan

298 - 11/21/2007 12:39:01 AM - - I am looking for a US army named Leroy, James, Jimmy Taylor(probably deceased by now) The only information I know is that he was a US army who was assigned in the Philippines in the year probably 1946 or 1947. His mother's named was Francis Weston Taylor. Any information you can give me is highly appreciated. Thank you very much:-)

296 - 11/19/2007 10:39:25 AM - - I search the Taylor's family of London,Westminster. Parish of St Martin in the Fields. I'm professor of history and I preparing and historical work about two brothers "Taylor". Edward W Taylor(1801-1868)architect and surveyor, he studied with Sir John Soane in the Royal Academy of London, in 1825 he immigrated to Argentina, Buenos Aires and he built several buildings for the State and private and three churches.About Edward W Taylor,I am the information. About his oldest brother, is very difficult, because Thomas Fish Taylor(1798-1863)was born in London, he studied with Sir John Soane too, unmarried, Wesleyan methodist, his life is a big "voyage in the space and time". I found information about him, in Guidhall Gallery, an illustration of the Viaduct of Holborn, the drawings of the St Luke in Heywood, Greater Manchester, and then an beatiful bulding in Faulkner 41-43, Manchester, today an horrible restaurant in Chinatown !! Then I found him in Mathlock bath, in 1848-1851, with his siter Elizabeth(1806-?)unmarried Elizabeth too. This Taylor family lived in Salisbury Street, strand N5 and 7. The parents of my 4th grandfather were Mary Tuck and Robert Taylor (1868-1843) of this union there were six childrens: Thomas Fish Taylor (1798-1863)died in Asylum Lunatic of Stafforshire, 14 months of paralisis. Mary Ann Taylor (1799-?) Edward W Taylor (1801-1868)died in Buenos Aires Robert Taylor (1802-?) Elizabeth Taylor (1806-?) Alice Rose Taylor (1809-?) This is a big problem for me, I live in Strasbourg, France since 20 years ago, I was born in Buenos Aires, and The Taylor family is very complicate because there are the millons. Please if you are some information, help me Many thanks Veronica

293 - 11/12/2007 8:45:20 AM - - ALL- I am seeking information on Johnny Taylor. ( probably deceased by now) The only information I know: He lived in the Hattiesburg, MS area. He had a brother- Harold, who was in business as "TAYLOR TV /RADIO". Any information will be very much appreciated. His children? Grandchildren? Thanks very much! KY area

291 - 11/11/2007 3:10:52 PM - - I am searching for the Virginia ancestors of my gggggrandfather, John Taylor. I have this information: Birth: 25 Jul 1795 in Essex Co, VA Death: 2 Jan 1882 in White River Township, Johnson County, Indiana Burial: 3 Jan 1882 Johnson Co, IN MARC: 1821 Fincastle, VA Occupation: owner/operator grist mill Johnson Co, IN Childhood: John [2] Taylor was born in Essex Co, VA and grew up in Alleghany Co, VA. John's parents died before their children reached maturity. Occupation: Before his marriage, John learned the carpenter's trade Marriage 1: In 1821, in Fincastle, Virginia, to Sarah [Sally] Brunnemer b. 1805, Allegheny Co, VA Children: 1. Albert Kisling Taylor b. 14 May 1822, VA 2. James Oliver Taylor, b. 27 Aug 1828, VA; d. 3 Sept 1845, age 17 3. John Wesley Taylor b. 13 Nov 1832, IN; Methodist Minister [Union Village] 4. Sarah Jane Taylor b. 22 Nov 1835, IN; m. Throckmorton; d. 6 Aug, 1909 5. Henry Bascom Taylor b. 23 May 1839, IN; d. 6 April 1909; ancestor, this line 6. Martha Melvina Taylor b. 3 Feb 1843, IN; d. 30 Mar 1843, an infant 7. William Leroy Taylor b. 20 May 1844, IN; d. 5 Mar 1863 at the Battle of Thompsons Station Military: John [2] Taylor served two terms in the war of 1812. He fought alongside his second cousin, Zachary Taylor. He stood guard over President Madison, as the capitol burned in Washington. His father, John [1] Taylor, served in the Revolutionary War. (from John's own testimony) Migration: From Virginia to Indiana. In the autumn of 1829, John [2] Taylor and Sarah Brunnemer Taylor arrived in Johnson Co, IN, with their two eldest children and Sarah's parents, John and Christine Kisling Brunnemer. 1880 census: John Taylor [2] is a widower living with his son, Henry B. Taylor, and Henry's family in Johnson Co, IN. John died two years later, age 87. Two newspaper obituaries for John [2] Taylor follow: OBIT #1: John [2] Taylor was reared in Virginia and learned the carpenter's trade there. Prior to his marriage he served in the War of 1812, marrying after its close. In 1828, after the birth of two of his children, he moved to Indiana, and entered 160 acres of land in White River township, Johnson County, and in addition, bought a small tract containing a cabin, in order to get a shelter for his family as soon as possible. In spite of malaria and drought, those enemies of the early Indiana settler, Mr. Taylor remained upon his farm, cleared and improved it, and was granted a long life of eighty-seven years, his death occurring Jan. 2, 1882. He had witnessed the development of the country and, while enduring the necessary hardships, had done his part toward improving agricultural conditions. At that time much of the land was swampy, and its draining was a very serious problem at that early date. He was obliged to haul his grain to Lawrenceburg and Madison, receiving then but fifty cents a bushel and paying $3 per barrel for salt, with other necessities in proportion. Mr. Taylor was a reliable, sensible farmer and a self-made man. Not having had any educational advantages, he learned by practical experience; and often, in later years, excited wonder by the facility with which he could calculate without the aid of pencil, so necessary to many school-bred men. Prior to coming to Indiana he set his face against intemperance, and refused to allow spirits of any kind to be brought into his home, although it was the general custom to imbibe very freely. After he settled in Indiana he was forced to meet with some opposition on the liquor question, for, while he was always ready to assist his neighbors in rolling logs and building cabins and served them faithfully in every neighborly way, he would never accept whiskey or tempt others with it. The time came when those who opposed his resolution the most respected him all the more, and as the years passed the custom of carousal at these neighborly gatherings about died out. Few men in the neighborhood could be more confidently called upon in family bereavements or trouble for his work never pressed him too hard, or his own affairs needed him too much, to prevent his going miles to help one in trouble, to care for the sick, or to assist in the burying of the dead. He was one of the men whose memory should ever be kept green in Johnson County. Mr. Taylor was a pillar in the Methodist Church, was a fluent talker and was a favorite class leader. He contributed as a Christian duty to its support, and he filled all the offices but pastor. Originally he was a Democrat in politics, but left the party on account of its attitude in regard to slavery. [Democrats were pro-slavery; Republicans opposed slavery.] OBIT #2: Died Jan 3, 1882, at his residence in White River Township, Johnson County, Ind., John Taylor, Sr., in his 87th year. By request we shall endeavor to present a brief tribute to the memory of father Taylor, and at the same time admitting our inability to give the subject that justice it so well merits, and would very readily and cheerfully leave the task to an abler pen. More than a quarter of a century ago, it was our pleasure to form the acquaintance of father Taylor, and in giving a synopsis of his life's history, we are in possession of the following facts: Father Taylor was born in Essex County, Va, July 25th, 1795. He was a pensioner of the war of 1812; was present at the time of the occupation and burning of Washington by the British under General Ross, and was also deputed as a body guard to President Madison during that critical period in our country's history. In 1821 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Brunnemer. Two children were born of this marriage before leaving the Old Dominion, Albert K. Taylor being the eldest, who, by the way, is well and favorably known to the people of Morgan and Johnson Counties, and at present occupying an honorable position as a member of the present board of county commissioners of this county. The second, also a son, died in early life. Father Taylor came to Johnson county in the autumn of 1829. William Dunn, another one of the early pioneers of Johnson County, having preceded him but a short time, very cordially tendered him the hospitality of his cabin during the first winter, which contains but one room 16 x 18 feet, in which the two families passed the winter happily together. In the spring following Father Taylor purchased the tract of land upon which he ever after continued to live until his death. In due time five other children were given unto them, three sons and two daughters, of whom three, Rev. J. W. Taylor, Henry Taylor, and Mrs. Martha Throckmorton, are living. A daughter died many years ago while in infancy. Leroy Taylor, a younger son, while in the service of his country during the late war, was killed at Springhill, Tenn. Aunt Sallie [Brunnemer] Taylor preceded Father Taylor to the grave some years since, she having died in 1864. And now as a sequence to the foregoing we desire to speak of Father Taylor individually as a man. It is said the crown and glory of life is character. It is the noblest possession of man, constituting a rank in itself, and all estate in the general good will dignifying every station and exciting every position in society. It exercises a greater power than wealth, and secures all the honors without the jealousies of fame. It carries with it an influence which always tells, for it is the result of proved honor, rectitude and consistency, qualities which, perhaps, more than any other, command the general confidence and respect of mankind. Father Taylor possessed all the attributes of a noble character to an eminent degree. He was, in a word, a model man in all the relations of life, transmitting to posterity that rich legacy so worthy of emulation by all; and how appropriate the language of the text. "Thou shalt come to thy grave in full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in its season." He united with the M.E. Church in his youthful days and it could be truly said of him that he was a veteran in the service of the Master, having given sixty-five years of his noble life to the cause of Christianity in exhorting the ungodly to forsake his ways and accept the terms of offered neurey(sic). "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; they rest from their labors and their works do follow them." But he is gone, and we shall see him no more. While we sympathize with the relatives and friends in their great loss, we indulge the hope that our loss is his eternal gain. He was accompanied to his final repose in Shiloh cemetery by a large throng of mourning relatives and friends. The funeral discourse was delivered by Rev. C. W. Woods, from Job, 5th chapter and 28th verse. At the close of a long and eventful life, how triumphantly such an one can exclaim, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness." To his memory which will be ever sacredly cherished in the heart of one who has known him for more than twenty-five years, is this tribute respectfully inscribed. Sources: LDS ancestral file AFN: 1WX8-7RT: marriage to Sarah [Sallie] Bronemer [sic; correct sp: Brunemer] 1880 census, White River Twp; Johnson Co, Indiana; age 84; birth year 1796; father born England [Note: this is incorrect - his ancestors came from England, but abundant documentation reveals that John [2] Taylor's family had been in America for many generations; at age 86, when this census was taken, he must have thought he was answering the question, "Where did your ancestors come from?"]; mother born Virginia. Source: Family History Library Film 1254288 NA Film Number T9-0288 Page Number 46B Occupation: Carpenter/farmer Census: 1880 Living with son Henry B. Taylor in Johnson County, Indiana A TRIBUTE TO JOHN AND SALLY TAYLOR Author: Viola Grace Taylor Dolen [granddaughter of John and Sally Taylor; daughter of Henry B. Taylor] Of these, our ancestors, not too much is known, only that handed down thru generations; but, that they both came from the first settlers of Virginia, is known from many sources. The Taylors were neighbors of the George Washingtons, and a George Taylor was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. John Taylor's father fought in the Revolutionary War. He never knew his [father's] exact age, as his immediate family was scattered by the father's death. But John, sturdy and tall, fought, while just a youth, in Indian Wars, and also in the War of 1812. From these, he bore lifetime scars. He often told of standing guard with his second cousin, Zachary Taylor, over the president [James Madison] when the White House burned. Sallie Kissling Brunnemer became the wife of John [2] Taylor. They lived in Virginia the first years of their wedded life, where three of their six children were born, Albert Kissling, John Wesley, and Sarah Jane. They then moved, by covered wagon, to Indiana to make a new home. Their first place of consideration was the small town of Indianapolis. The wagons were stopped near the present site of the Union Station, but they were told that because of the nearness to White River "fever and ague" were very bad, the place was being shunned. So they drove 25 miles south, and located 3 miles east of White River, near Waverly. As winter was upon them, they lived in a one room cabin with the Dunn family, until spring. Then they located on the farm, on part of which Horace Thockmorton now lives. Here in the early thirties, mighty trees and thickets had to be removed to make the clearings; strenuous work, cutting and burning the trees, men congregated from miles to assist one another. The women set the tables of food, wild turkey for meat, cornpone for bread, wild berries gathered and dried, all cooked by an open fire place, or at the outdoor chip yard. The customary jug of whiskey, thought by many to be absolutely necessary, was never present at Uncle Johnny's. Dearly loved "Uncle Hen" was called to service in the Civil War, wounded and hospitalized in a rebel hospital. He spent 7 months on a straw pallet on the floor, His father in divine love seeing him thru, and giving him strength for the long journey from Prairie Grove, Arkansas to Indiana; an almost impossible one at that time, to live a long and useful life. All this would not be complete without mentioning four others who were truly members of the Taylors'. "Uncle Joe Throckmorton"; "Aunt Mary Ann"; "Aunt Joan"; and "Aunt Mary". All cherished in our memories, all loved and honored. Many interesting stories could be told of those lives, but must be skipped here. But the spirit of true love and humility fostered by the lives of John and Sally Taylor still bear fruit. "Tis only noble to be good" can well be considered the motto of their lives, the story of which runs thru my mind like the reading of a good book full of uplift and courage. REF [T9] Source: List of children comes from their family bible. US Federal Census 1880, John [2] Taylor's father recorded born in England. This is incorrect. His family originally came from England, but written family memoirs reveal that John [1] Taylor's father was born in Virginia. Many facts support this specific Taylor family's having been here for several generations. One possibility for the census error is that John [2] Taylor - age 85 in 1880 - responded to a question that he understood to be, "Where did your ancestors come from?" and thus responded, "England." Source: Over the years, John's granddaughter, Viola Grace Taylor Dolen [daughter of Henry Bascom Taylor], recorded the memoirs of her grandfather, John [2] Taylor: His father had fought in the Revolutionary War. He did not recall the exact birth date of his father, John [1] Taylor. His siblings were scattered among family members when their father died. John [2] often told Grace and other family members about standing guard over White House with his second cousin, Zachary Taylor [who would later become the 12th President] while the White House burned. John's and Zachary's grandmother, Alice Chew Taylor, was a first cousin of James Madison [then president]. Alice was a skilled seamstress who created clothing for James Madison when he was elected to the legislature. Sources: 1. Marriage to Sarah [Sally] Brunnemer is recorded in the county records at Fincastle, VA. 2. "Early Marriages, Wills, and Some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt Co, VA" by Annie Lowry Worell, says John and Sarah were married in 1821 by Rev. Elisha Knox in Alleghany Co, VA near Fincastle, VA. 3. Same record: John's wife, Sarah, was the daughter of John Brunnemer and Christina Kiesling [Kisling]. 4. Written memoirs of John [2] Taylor, recorded by his granddaughter, Viola Grace Taylor, during the years he lived with the family of his son, Henry Bascom Taylor [Grace's father] after he was widowed.

284 - 10/12/2007 11:31:55 AM - - I am looking for information on Nathan and Emma (Goodwin?)Taylor residing in York Me in 1887 and had 2 sons, Howard (b. 1887) and John Maurice Taylor. Nathan and Emma are not listed in any census or town record. I only have info from Howard Taylors marriage certificate in 1911.

276 - 9/21/2007 7:15:33 AM - - African American descendants of Calvin and Georgia Taylor, Winchester TN; Calvin (1892 - 1962); Georgia (1893-1972); Calvin's - siblings (Julie, Manch, George, Calvin)Georgia - No Siblings;

275 - 9/17/2007 7:42:00 PM - - I am researching Eliza Taylor(Black) b circa 1848-52VA, who later migrated to LA and AR, and died as Eliza J. Jenkins...she had two daus, Fannie and Maranda, and maybe a son..other family names are Cora and Theoplis Jenkins in AR, around Drew and Desha Counties...appreciate any input.

274 - 9/10/2007 5:09:37 PM - - I am looking for information on the TAYLOR family from MD/DE. Samuel Taylor was born about 1818 in Delaware and was married to Elizabeth ??. They had at least 3 children by 1850. She died sometime before 1860 and Samuel married Rebecca ??. I know that Samuel Hiles Taylor (my great grandfather and son of Samuel and Elizabeth Taylor) Lived around the Galena/Kennedyville area of Maryland until about 1880. I have lost track of the senior Samuel Taylor. Diaries tell us that the senior Taylor is buried at "the church at Galena". I can't seem to find him, though. Any help would be appreciated. Another mystery is where the name Hiles originated in this family. It has been handed down for generations, but I can't find the connection.

273 - 8/13/2007 11:01:51 AM - - I am looking for information on a George Taylor I believe he was born in St. Louis,MO and died in Hominy, Oklahoma early 1970. He married Sarha Elizbeth Morgan and had 13 children.

272 - 7/30/2007 11:17:14 AM - - Looking for information on DARCUS/DORCAS ANN TAYLOR, b. 18 Dec 1821 in Hopkins Co., KY; d. 15 Dec 1899 in Severy, Greenwood Co., Kansas. She married THOMAS W. HOLEMAN on 22 Jun 1848 in Union Co., KY. Thomas was b. 04 Jul 1826 in Union Co., Kentucky; d. 12 Sep 1899 in Severy, Greenwood Co., Kansas. I have been told that Darcus' father's name was JOSHUA TAYLOR b. in NC; her mother was born in MD. according to census records. I know nothing more about Joshua, nor do I know anything about her maternal line. I'm hoping someone out there has some connections.

271 - 7/27/2007 9:44:48 PM - - I am trying to find information on Charles Taylor line of Lubbock, Texas or possibly Ralls, Texas area. Starting with Charles, he may have been in the Army during WWII. He was in Lubbock, Texas in January or February, of 1941. I am told that he died, possibly during the war. He may have had a sister by the name of Dorothy and possibly a brother. Dorothy had a daughter, born about 1940-41. Her name may also have been Jean, she would be my cousin. Jean (if correct) and I last saw each other in Lubbock. It would have been about 1946-47. We vowed we would always stay connected, however, as young children we had no idea how to accomplish that. I have been looking for years. If you know anything that would help, I would like to reconnect with my cousin to connect all the dots on my side.

270 - 7/26/2007 7:41:13 PM - - I am searching for information on Samuel Taylor b. about 1818 in DE. It is possible that his first or middle name is George. Married to Elizabeth ?? b. about 1822. That is all of the information I have on her. They lived in Kent County, Maryland most of his adult life. Their children were: Catherine, William H., Samuel Hiles (my great grandfather) and possibly Virginia. The elder Samuel was widowed after 1850 and was re-married to Rebecca ?? before 1860. Other children were: Ellen, James S., John, Aaron, Andrew J., Mary, Emily J., Charles M., Annie V and Alice. I am sure that the middle name Hiles has some significance, because it has been handed down for 5 generations. I have no clue what significance, though. Any information on the lineage would be greatly appreciated.

267 - 7/6/2007 - - I am looking for information on Taylors in Ohio - interested in Logan or Hardin County. I am looking for info on Ida May Taylor b.8/19/1875 in Logan Co. She was married twice that I know of - First to Joseph Hoyt b.9/3/1869 and d. 10/25/1914 and on the death Cert - says he was divorced. This was my gr grandfather I believe.Two children to this union: Oather Hoyt b.1893 and Faye(do not have dates).From my grandad's album I have picture of Ida, Faye and Oather along with Joe Hoyt. Another picture is of Ida and her second husband ? Sloan.Other Taylor names mentioned in his album: Daniel and Lida Taylor along with the children's names. Elmer Taylor and Fern Van Horn. Taylor sisters: Margaret, Liz, Ida and Grace. Will Taylor and George Taylor.I am sure there is a connection between all these people and I would like to connect Hoyt and Taylor information. I would gladly share some scanned photos I have if you recognize any of these names.Thanks

266 - 7/3/2007 - - Darcus/Dorcas Ann Taylor, b. 18 Dec 1821 in Hopkins Co., KY; d. 15 Dec 1899 in Severy, Greenwood Co., Kansas. She married Thomas W. Holeman on 22 Jun 1848 in Union Co., KY. Thomas was b. 04 Jul 1826 in Union Co., Kentucky; d. 12 Sep 1899 in Severy, Greenwood Co., Kansas. I have been told that Darcus' father's name was Joshua Taylor b. in NC; her mother was born in MD. according to census records. I know nothing more about Joshua, nor do I know anything about her maternal line. I'm hoping someone out there has some connections. Any help would be appreciated.

265 - 7/1/2007 - - Looking for information on Darcus/Dorcas Ann Taylor, b. 18 Dec 1821 in Hopkins Co., KY; d. 15 Dec 1899 in Severy, Greenwood Co., Kansas. She married Thomas W. Holeman on 22 Jun 1848 in Union Co., KY. Thomas was b. 04 Jul 1826 in Union Co., Kentucky; d. 12 Sep 1899 in Severy, Greenwood Co., Kansas. I have been told that Darcus' father's name was Joshua Taylor b. in NC; her mother was born in MD. according to census records. I know nothing more about Joshua, nor do I know anything about her maternal line. I'm hoping someone out there has some connections. Thanks in advance!

264 - 6/28/2007 - - My ancestor, Theophilus (Theoffulus) Taylor, was born circa 1759 in Virginia. He was a Rev. War Soldier. He moved to North Carolina, then South Carolina, and finally to the Franklin County/Habersham County area of Georgia, where he received land in the lottery for Rev. soldiers. Does anyone have any information about him or his ancestors? Thanks.

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