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Talbot, Van D 1932-2001
Taylor, Ada 1920-1980
Taylor, Alfred W 1853-1924
Taylor, Allen 1789-1878
Taylor, Allen 1815-1891
Taylor, Alma 1835-1910
Taylor, Amy 1784-1863
Taylor, Anna Krilla 1859-
Taylor, Atwood 1846-1929
Taylor, Barbara 1933-2000
Taylor, Beulah 1912-2000
Taylor, Charles Hyde 1880-1968
Taylor, Charlotte 1805-1867
Taylor, Clarissa Elviura 1849-1874
Taylor, Delilah 1786-1853
Taylor, Douglas 1863-
Taylor, Frances 1783-1852
Taylor, George Arnold 1911-2000
Taylor, George Bailey 1880-1949
Taylor, Heber James 1908-1965
Taylor, Henry Allen 1859-
Taylor, Hyrum Heber 1883-1945
Taylor, Hyrum Henry 1870-1929
Taylor, Ireta 1905-
Taylor, Isaac Harvey 1874-1953
Taylor, James Alfred 1877-1960
Taylor, James Caldwell 1837-1907
Taylor, James Glen 1911-2000
Taylor, James Newton 1869-1947
Taylor, James Wesley 1824-1901
Taylor, John 1812-1896
Taylor, Johnny Loyal 1928-2000
Taylor, Joseph 1825-1900
Taylor, Joseph Allen 1848-1929
Taylor, Joseph Best 1801-1864
Taylor, Joseph Elmer 1896-1942
Taylor, Joseph Everett 1851-1935
Taylor, Joseph Nicholas 1857-1931
Taylor, Lester Hyrum 1905-1959
Taylor, Lorenzo 1885-1970
Taylor, Louisa 1819-1853
Taylor, Luella Pearl 1910-1993
Taylor, Martha Frances 1849-
Taylor, Mary Ann 1791-1852
Taylor, Mary Ann 1818-1842
Taylor, Mary Eleanor 1843-1941
Taylor, Nicholas Wren 1828-1901
Taylor, Pleasant Green 1827-1917
Taylor, Rhodah Chastain 1826-1886
Taylor, Royal Vause 1914-2000
Taylor, Sarah Best 1800-1838
Taylor, Sarah Best 1830-1926
Taylor, Seraphy Temperance 1793-1843
Taylor, Thomas Best 1823-1862
Taylor, William 1787-1839
Taylor, William Andrew 1850-1892
Taylor, William Irven 1854-1934
Taylor, William Riley 1839-1912
Taylor, William Warren 1828-1892
Temple, Gertrude Earl 1860-1929
Thurston, Vonda May 1911-2000
Torrie, Elizabeth 1878-1949
Isaac Harvey Taylor
1874 – 1953
History written by granddaughter Owona Brown Grundy
Isaac Harvey Taylor, son of William Riley Taylor and Margaret Jane Ellison Taylor, was born Wednesday night, at 11:00 p.m., March 25, 1874, in New Harmony, Kane County, Utah. He was the ninth child born to this family. William Riley and Margaret Taylor were living in Kaysville, Utah.
In 1863, they were sent to Southern Utah by the church president to help colonize the town of New Harmony. They lived there and had eight sons and one daughter.
As a young boy, Grandfather worked real hard. He herded sheep and cattle and farmed. And they had a lot of horses. As a young boy, Grandpa was out in what is known as Riley Canyon. A horse fell with him and that is how he broke his leg. He was crippled in that leg for the rest of his life. Grandpa went to the sheep herds and stayed, sometimes all winter before he would come home. He always had a good team of horses and a good wagon. He did a lot of freighting goods for the store and hauling coal from the mines. This would take them sometimes a week to make the trips over the mountain. They worked in all kinds of cold weather. They would camp in tents on these trips when they were freighting these goods for the store. Then in 1900, Grandpa met a lovely young girl, Zona Zina Jeffery. They were married in the Manti Temple on Wednesday,
On August 13, 1901, Zona Lillis Taylor, daughter of Isaac Harvey and Zona Zina Taylor was born, Tuesday at 9:15 a.m., in the morning. Then sixteen days later, a sad thing happened. Zona Zina Taylor was called back home to our Father in Heaven. She died Thursday, August 29 at 3:20 am, in the morning, 1901. She was 24 years, 10 months, and one day old. Great Grandma Margaret Taylor took Zona to raise.
After Grandpa married Grandma (Ada Potter) they got a small farm and some sheep. Grandpa worked hard to help build the canals and ditches with horses and scrapers. They were the first ones to help get the culinary water from the spring out of the canyon. He also helped to make the head house to store the water in, and was the first Water Master of Loa City Water Works. He used a team of horses and a pole to make the trench. Then the other men would use shovels to dig the trench out. Grandpa worked on the Forsyth Reservoir. The reservoir stored water for the farmers.
On June 9, 1921, the dam broke in the reservoir and flooded the fields and lower part of Loa and Fremont. Grandpa worked to help put this dam back in. They had many trials. Melvin broke his leg October 16, 1911, age 3 yrs and 2 months old. Ward broke his leg April 16, 1920, age 7 years and 2 months, and he broke it again September 1926 at age 13 years. Grandpa went blind and had his eye operated on for cataracts June 10, 1916.
Grandpa filled a mission for the M.I.A. to Davis County from November 18, 1901 to February 18, 1902. Grandpa and Chap Morrell broke ground for the stake tabernacle (Loa) with a team of horses and a plow.
Grandpa and Grandma had a large family in two small rooms. They had eight children. Vaughn Alvin was born October 28, 1906, Sunday morning, 15 minutes past six. He weighed 9 pounds. Vaughn married Lila Oyler, April 8, 1929. To them were born four children: Gilina, Anna, Morrell, and Ernest. Vaughn and Lila were divorced. Later Uncle Vaughn married Dortha Spencer Aarron from Aurora, Utah, on July 7, 1959. To this marriage they were blessed with a daughter, Teresa. Aunt Dortha was so thrilled to have a daughter. He (Vaughn) lives on his farm.
Two years later along came Melvin Harvey. He was born July 25, 1908, Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. He weighed 11 pounds. Uncle Melvin married Blanche Jackson from Lyman on October 21, 1932. To this marriage they had six children: Neilo Q., Harvey Lynn (He met with an accident on a horse and died in July 1951.), Verla, Judy, Shanna Blanche, and Ardella. Uncle Melvin and Aunt Blanch live in Mayfield, Utah. They also have a farm.
Then in the year of 1911 on February 23 there came to bless their home, a baby girl, born Thursday at 10:00 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds. They gave her the name of May. She married Charles LaVor Brown April 2, 1928, and to this marriage they had seven children: Owona, Arlen LaVor, Freeman Earl, Dale Jay, Myrna, Erma, and Lois Ann. They made their home in Loa, Utah.
Then two years later, along came another son, Ward Ray born February 16, 1913, Sunday at 2:00. He weighed 10 lbs. Uncle Ward married Rula Buchanan, August 9, 1934. To this marriage they had seven children (four still living): Floris, Reed, Elaine, and Robert. (They had three baby boys that died shortly after birth.) Aunt Rula died April 30, 1953 in Salina Hospital. Uncle Ward had a real hard time alone with his family. But he met Ruth Page from Salt Lake City and they were married November 5, 1955. They live on their farm between Fremont and Loa.
Then two years later they were blessed with another son, Roland James. He was born July 28, 1915, Wednesday at 4:00 a.m. He weighed 10 pounds. Roland married LaPreal
Four years later their home was blessed again with a baby girl. Her name was Julia. She was born on January 16, 1919 Thursday morning at 10:00. She weighed 10 pounds. Julia was a beautiful child and was a special spirit of our Heavenly Father. She contacted meningitis and died on March 18, 1929. She was 10 years old.
In the cold winter of 1922, on Sunday, February 5 at 7:00 a.m. there came into their home another son, Veral D. Veral married Nita Pierce May 27, 1942. To this marriage they had four children: Max, Meryl, Carl, and Gaylene. On September 18, 1970, Veral was called back to our Heavenly Father. He had a heart attack and passed away at their home. Aunt Nita lived alone for a few years and was really lonesome. She met Phil Neilson of Salina and they were married. Phil works on construction, so they move around where Phil’s work is. But their home is still here in Loa and they come home when they can.
Then I think Grandma thought she had her family. May & LaVor were married and had a baby girl in November 1928. And then a blessing came to the family again on the third day of February 1929 they had a baby boy whom they named Oren Ellison. He married Viola Duncan on June 8, 1949. They were blessed with three daughters: Vivian, Julia, and Gayle. Oren works for the Fish & Game and makes his home here in Loa. They now own and live in Grandma and Grandpa’s home.
Howard and Florence Blackburn were their neighbors. Through them we learned the healing power of faith. Brother Blackburn had the gift of healing. We went to him for everything from removing a wart to giving Roland and the rest of the family blessings and building our faith. He promised Roland while he was blind for four years, that he would see again. And this was fulfilled. He was called on the morning that Grandma got meningitis. We feel that it was through him that her life was spared. Oren was one month old then.
Grandpa was a real honest man. He gave a good days work for a days pay. He never borrowed a dollar from the bank in his life. He paid as he went. If he didn’t have the money, they went without.
Grandpa and Grandma can be real proud of this family. All their children have been to the temple and married and have been sealed for time and all eternity, and had their children sealed to them.