Sunday, September 21, 2014

Shadrach Gorin "Pete" Davenport and Sarah Elizabeth "Bess" Taylor

Shadrach Gorin "Pete" Davenport
Parents Fortunatus Pope Davenport and Martha Moore
Born 8 October 1828 Warren, Kentucky
Military:  Civil War (Union) 11th Kentucky Infantry (listed as musician)
Occupation:  Farmer
Married Sarah Elizabeth (Bess) Taylor 11 January 1851 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
Died 30 January 1897 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Buried Green River Union Cemetery, Warren, Kentucky Plot 293
Sources
1860 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 29)
1870 US Census Warren County, Kentucky (age 42)
Note:  surname spelled Devenport
1880 US Census Greencastle, Warren, Kentucky (age 52)
Note:  Shadrach is going by Peter
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8962118


Sarah Elizabeth (Bess) Taylor
Parents: Joseph Best Taylor and Polly Ann Hudnall

Born 14 May 1830 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Died 12 Oct 1926 Warren, Kentucky
Buried Green River Union Cemetery, Warren, Kentucky Plot 294
Sources
Marriage:  Kentucky Marriages Batch M01643-3 page 56
Note:  her middle initial given as B in record
1850 US Census Warren County, Kentucky (age 20)
1860 US Census Warren County, Kentucky (age 30, married)
1870 US Census Warren County, Kentucky (age 40)
Note:  surname spelled Devenport
1880 US Census Greencastle, Warren, Kentucky (age 50)
Note:  Shadrach is going by Peter
1900 US Census Greencastle, Warren, Kentucky (age 70, widowed, mother of 7, 6 are alive)
1910 US Census Greencastle, Warren, Kentucky (age 79, widowed, daughter Mary with her)
1920 US Census Morgantown, Butler, Kentucky ( age 89, widowed, living with daughter Matilda)
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8962119
Family Search


CHILDREN



William Allen Davenport
Born 10 October 1851 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Married 1) Rachel Ann Hudnall 8 September 1872 Warren, Kentucky
Children: Stella, Nellie
2) Harriet Burnett 24 January 1883 Warren, Kentucky
Children:  Hattie
3) Mary Cornelia Dougan 20 February 1887 Grant, Arkansas (he's 35, she's 38)
Children:  William 
4) Mary Katherine Duncan Nelson 17 March 1898 Belfast, Grant, Arkansas (he's 47 and she's 35)
Children:  Zola, Joseph
5) Sarah Frances "Fannie" Nobles Barnes 22 March 1906 Grant, Arkansas (he's 54 and she's 43)
Children:  Grover
Died 8 January 1937 Grant, Arkansas
Buried Poe Cemetery, Sheridan, Grant, Arkansas
Sources
Marriage to Rachel:  Kentucky Marriages
Marriage to Mary Dougan:  Arkansas Marriages
Marriage to Mary Nelson: Arkansas Marriages
Marriage to Fannie:  Arkansas Marriages
Arkansas Death Index which claims the year as 1937
1880 US Census Greencastle, Warren, Kentucky (age 28, widower)
1900 US Census Grant, Arkansas (age 47) 
1910 US Census Dekalb, Grant, Arkansas (age 58, with Sarah)
1920 US Census Dekalb, Grant, Arkansas (age 68, with Sarah)
1930 US Census Dekalb, Grant, Arkansas (age 78, with Sarah)
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14590107
Joseph Fortunatus Davenport
Born 5 November 1854 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
Married Sarah Frances Young 30 July 1876 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
Children: Annie, Nicodemus, Shadrack, Sarah, Lula, Charles, Thomas, Ada, Frances, Donna, Bertha, Joseph
Died 14 October 1935 Arcadia, Crawford, Kansas
Buried Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Arcadia, Crawford, Kansas
Obituary:  Joseph F. Davenport was born on November 6, 1854 near Bowling Green, Kentucky. He departed this life on October 14, at 9:15 p.m. at the home here. On July 30, 1876 he was married to Sarah Frances Young near Bowling Green, Kentucky. They spent 5 years in Kentucky. In the fall of 1881 he moved with his family to Kansas. ... To this union was born 10 children. A son, Arthur, passed away in 1904 at the age of 22 years. Mrs. Davenport passed away in May, 1926. The following children survive: Anna F. Miller, Nicodemus, Hudnel, Mrs. Ada Fowler, of Arcadia, Kansas, Mrs. Bessie Ulrich of Lawrence, Kansas, Charles, of Pretty Prairie, Kansas, Mrs. Frances Earp, of Eldorado, Kansas, Mrs. Helen Carlin, of Louisburg, Kansas and Mrs. Bertha Grabe, of Farlington, Kansas. For the past 14 years he has held the office of Police Judge and other public offices in the city. he was a member of the Christian Church and held the office of a Senior Elder. He also held membership in the local A. F. and A. M. No 329 and of the Eastern Star. Mr. Davenport has 2 brothers and 1 sister living. W. A. of Sheridan, Arkansas, George of Florence, Oregon, and Matilda of Logansport, Kentucky. ... December 7, 1927 Mr. Davenport married Frances Schmale of Eureka, Kansas. She preceded him in death on November 9, 1930. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. today (Thursday, Oct 18, 1935) at the Christian Church conducted by Rev. G. W. Corporon assisted by Rev. W. E. Babb of Girard and interment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. ... All business houses closed from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday in tribute to the late Judge Davenport. 
Sources
Obituary:  The Arcadia Journal, Arcadia, Kansas, 18 Oct 1935
Memorial:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=129821766
Mary H Davenport
Born 6 February 1857 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
Married Samuel Schroader about 1899 Kentucky
Children:  Lillia
Died 
Buried
Sources
1880 US Census Greencastle, Warren, Kentucky (age 23)
1900 US Census  Rochester, Butler, Kentucky, United States (age 43)
1910 US Census Green Castle, Warren, Kentucky (age 53, widowed, living with mother)
George Washington Davenport
Born 10 August 1859 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
Married Clara Hammond 2 March 1884 Arcadia, Crawford, Kansas
Children:  Herbert, Mable
From The Oregonian, March 4, 1934:

"50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED HERE

Mr. and Mrs. George Davenport Honored at Reception.

In celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary Mr. and Mrs. George Davenport of Florence, Ore., were honored with a reception Friday at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Carl Southworth, at 1694 Southwest Montgomery drive, here.

Mr. and Mrs. Davenport were married at Arcadia, Kan., on March 2, 1884. On the same day they left for what was then Spokane Falls, Washington territory, where they settled on a homestead and lived for 13 years. When irrigation was developed in western farming, Mr. Davenport improved land consecutively in Clarkston, Wash., the Yakima valley and at Twin Falls, Idaho. In 1916 they moved to Oregon and settled near Eugene, where Mr. Davenport worked in the Booth-Kelly lumber mill at Springfield. Four years ago they moved to Florence, on the coast in Lane county, and there they are at home to their many friends who visit the beach.

The Davenports have a son, Herbert E., in Long Beach, Cal., and a grandson, Lawrence, there. They were unable to attend the golden wedding celebration. Another grandson, John Southworth, lives here.

Mr. Davenport was born near Bowling Green, Ky., on August 23, 1859. Mrs. Davenport, nee Clara Hammond, was born near Springfield, Ill., on July 5, 1861."

Died 7 November 1939 Lane County, Oregon
Buried Pacific Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Florence, Lane, Oregon
Sources
1880 US Census Greencastle, Warren, Kentucky (age 20)
1900 US Census Asotin, Lake, Oregon (age 41)
Note:  this census has a lot wrong with it for this family - claims he was born in Massachusetts and his parents were born in Germany.  Thank goodness his wife and children match!
1910 US Census Belma, Yakima, Washington  (age 50)
1920 US Census Glenwood, Lane, Oregon (age 60)
1930 US Census Florence, Lane, Oregon (age 70)
Headstone and Anniversary information:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53269391
Matilda Frances "Tilda" Davenport
Born 22 October 1865 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Married James Crawford Whalin 15 October 1885 Butler, Kentucky
Children: Harry, Adrian, Oakley
Died 16 May 1939 Morgantown, Butler, Kentucky
Buried Whalin Cemetery, Logansport, Butler, Kentucky
Sources
1880 US Census Greencastle, Warren, Kentucky (age 14)
1910 US Census Morgantown, Butler, Kentucky (age 45)
1920 US Census Morgantown, Butler, Kentucky (age 53.her mother is living with them)
1930 US Census Butler, Kentucky (age 65)
Note:  name given as Tilda
Kentucky Marriage Records
Kentucky Death Records
Memorial:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83927081
James H Davenport
Born 16 January 1867 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Married Leona D Maxey about 1892 Kentucky
Children: Alston, Catherine
Died 11 August 1934 Arcadia, Crawford, Kansas 
Buried Mt. Olive Cemetery, Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas
Sources
1880 US Census Greencastle, Warren, Kentucky (age 12)
1900 US Census Greencastle, Warren, Kentucky (age 32, they are living with his mother)
1910 US Census Butler, Kentucky (age 42, his sister in law Florence living with them)
1920 US Census Arcadia, Crawford, Kansas (age 52)
1930 US Census Arcadia, Crawford, Kansas (age 62)
Martha B. T. Davenport
Born 25 October 1870 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Not Married
No Children
Died 4 May 1871 
Buried
Sources
Family Search

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Joseph Irvin Taylor and Mary S Miller

Joseph Irvin Taylor
Parents:  Joseph Best Taylor and Polly Ann Hudnall
Born 2 February 1842 Warren, Kentucky
Married Mary S Miller 26 October 1865 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
Died 8 February 1910 Arcadia, Crawford, Kansas
Buried Pleasant Valley Sheffield Cemetery, Arcadia, Crawford, Kansas
Sources
Kentucky Marriages Batch M01643-4  Film 339890
1880 US Census Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas (age 38)
1900 US Census Arcadia, Crawford, Kansas page 10B (age 58)
Note:  It reports that they had four children, two are alive

Mary S Miller
Parents Dauphin Miller and Elizabeth (unknown surname)
Born 10 May 1850 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Died 24 September 1928 Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas
Buried Pleasant Valley Sheffield Cemetery, Arcadia, Crawford, Kansas
Sources
1880 US Census Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas (age 30)
1900 US Census Arcadia, Crawford, Kansas page 10B (age 50)
CHILDREN

Elijah T Taylor
Born 24 September 1866 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Not Married
No Children
Died 1 October 1866 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Buried Green River Union Cemetery, Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky Plot 45
Sources
Family Search
Sarah Catherine "Sallie" Taylor
Born  11 January 1868 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Married Robert E Singer 3 June 1885 Mulberry, Crawford, Kansas
Children: Charles (adopted - not sure if they legally adopted him or just listed him as adopted.  He is not in any Census after 1895)
Died 23 February 1945 Crawford, Kansas
Buried
Sources
1880 US Census Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas (age 12)
1895 Kansas State Collection Lincoln, Crawford (age 27)
1900 US Census Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas (age 32)
1910 US Census Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas (age 42)
1915 Kansas State Census Lincoln, Crawford
Note: 7y old boy listed as 'Merrie Sanger' is not their son
1930 US Census Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas (age 61)
Note:  'Muriel' is listed as 'son' but he is not their son - his parents were listed as born in Ireland.
1940 US Cenuss Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas (age 72)   
Verna E Taylor
Born 19 December 1869 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Married William H Specker 10 May 1893 Crawford, Kansas
No Children
Died 18 March 1894
Buried
Sources
Kansas Marriages
1880 US Census Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas (age 10)
Joseph Luther Taylor
Born 24 July 1872 Arcadia, Crawford, Kansas
Married Ethel Cavaness 2 November 1898 Chetopa, Labette, Kansas
Children:  Joseph, John, Mary, Katherine
Died 19 July 1952 Union Station, Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas
Buried Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas
Obituary:
"Descendant of Pioneer County Family Dies. "Word has been received here of the death and subsequent burial this week of a descendant of one of Warren County's pioneer families, Joseph Luther Taylor. "Taylor, 80, was a grandson of Joseph Taylor, Revolutionary War soldier whose grave is in this county. (He was the great-grandson of Joseph Taylor) His parents, the late Joseph Irvin and Mary Miller Taylor, moved from Warren County in 1870 in a covered wagon to Crawford County, Kansas, where they were to spend the remaining years of their lives. "A leading Methodist layman and cattle rancher, Taylor died Monday of a heart attack while on a train en route from Pittsburg, Kansas to his ranch at Mt. View, Okla. Burial services were held Wednesday at Pittsburg. He was buried at the side of his wife, the former Ethel Caveness, who wrote a history of the Taylor family which had its roots in Kentucky and North Carolina. "Taylor, who visited Bowling Green several years ago to attend a family reunion, is survived by a son John Taylor, who is head of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau; and two daughters who reside in Oklahoma City and Detroit.  "Taylor also is survived by several cousins who reside in Warren County. They include Hubert Cherry, Preston Cherry and Mrs. Ida Miller, all of this city; Mrs. Garland Skiles, Rich Pond, and Mrs. Louise Reeves, Richardsville."
Sources
Kansas Marriages Batch M736248 Film 1433309
1880 US Census Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas (age 7)
1900 US Census Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas (age 27)
1910 US Census Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas (age 37)
1920 US Census Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas (age 47)
1930 US Census Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas (age 57)
1940 US Census Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas (age 67)
Family Search
Obit:  Obituary of Joseph Luther Taylor, from unknown newspaper It was a clipping sent to Gilberta (Knickerbocker) Evans by Nora (Young) Ferguson in 19 Aug 1952 correspondence, so it is quite possibly from a Bowling Green, KY, newspaper:

Friday, September 12, 2014

Gideon Floyd 1822-1886 and Rhoda Chastain Taylor 1836-1867

Gideon Floyd
Parents Enoch Floyd and Susanna Lee
Born 28 May 1822 Warren, Kentucky
Occupation:  Farmer (1880)
Married 1) Rhoda Chastain Taylor 26 January 1846 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
2) (Widow) Margaret Sarah Johnson Sweeney 29 September 1873 Warren, Kentucky
Died 26 April 1886 Kentucky
Buried Sand Hill Cemetery, Sand Hill, Warren, Kentucky
Sources
1850 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 28)
1860 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 38)
1880 US Census Green Castle, Warren, Kentucky (age 58, with Margaret, his second wife)
Marriage to Rhoda:  Kentucky Marriages Batch M01643-3 reference 00025 Pg.77; FHL microfilm 339890
Marriage to Margaret:  Kentucky Marriages Batch  M01198-5 reference Bk N p154/5; FHL microfilm 339897
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8884778


Rhoda Chastain Taylor
Parents: Joseph Best Taylor and Polly Ann Hudnall
Born: 30 September 1836 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Died 23 March 1867 Kentucky
Buried Sand Hill Cemetery, Sand Hill, Warren, Kentucky
Sources
1850 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 23)
1860 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 32)
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51811101

CHILDREN

Susan Frances Floyd
Born 8 April 1847 Warren, Kentucky
Married William Thomas Flora 21 December 1868 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
Foster Children: John Wooten, Nancy Taylor 
Died 5 February 1922 Oakland, Warren, Kentucky
Buried Smiths Grove Cemetery, Smiths Grove, Warren, Kentucky
Sources
1850 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 3)
1860 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 12)
1870 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 22)
1880 US Census Smiths Grove, Warren, Kentucky (age 32)
1900 US Census Elk Springs, Warren, Kentucky (age 53)
1920 US Census Elk Springs, Warren, Kentucky (age 73, she and husband living with the Totty family)
Kentucky Marriage Record:  Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, reference p 393; FHL microfilm 339895
Kentucky Death Records
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=76513444
Melvin B Floyd
Born 1849 Warren, Kentucky
Married 1) Permelia Simmons 30 December 1869 Warren, Kentucky
2) Anna Elman 2 December 1874 Warren, Kentucky
3) Rosella Ann Meadows 23 February 1876 Warren, Kentucky
Note:  her name was extracted as Rolida Ann Childers
Children:  Nancy, John, Annie, Sophia
Died about 1880 Warren, Kentucky
Buried
Sources
1850 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 1)
1860 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 10)
Marriage to Permelia: Kentucky Marriages Batch M01638-3 FHL Film 339890
Marriage to Anna:  Kentucky Marriages Batch M01363-3 FHL Film 1004521
Marriage to Rosella:  Ancestry.com International Marriages Book B- 156
Polly Ann Floyd
Born: 1851 Warren, Kentucky
Married Alfred Gilmore Young 16 February 1873 Warren, Kentucky
Children:  Richard, Charles, Edward
Died September 1882
Buried
Sources
1860 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 9)
1880 US Census Green Castle, Warren, Kentucky (age 29)
Note:  went by the name Ann in the record
Kentucky Marriages: Batch M01629-7 FHL Film 339896
Angenicia Elizabeth "Angie"Floyd
Born: 9 January1852 Warren, Kentucky
Married Robert Henry Flora 21 June 1874 Kentucky
Children:  William, Mary, Lily, Louisa, Carrie, Gideon, Ida
Died 28 March 1923 Bristow, Warren, Kentucky
Buried Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
Sources
1860 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 7)
1880 US Census Green Castle, Warren, Kentucky (age 26)
1900 US Census Bristow, Warren, Kentucky (age 48)
1910 US Census Bristow, Warren, Kentucky (age 58)
1920 US Census Bristow, Warren, Kentucky (age 68)
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57806512

Pittman M "Pitt" Floyd
Born: 8 July 1854 Warren, Kentucky
Married Sarah Eliza Beck 25 October 1877 Warren, Kentucky
Children:  Pearl
Died 7 November 1923 Warren, Kentucky
Buried Mt. Olivet Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Warren, Kentucky Plot 436
Sources
Kentucky Birth Record Batch C51804-1 FHL microfilm 216842
Note:  His mother's name is Rody in the record
1860 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 6)
1880 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 26, with Sarah)
1900 US Census Liberty, Pickens, South Carolina (age 46, widowed, listed as hired man for Wilson family)
Kentucky Death Records Reference 29257 Film 1912694
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35896997

Richard Dudley Floyd
Born: 5 September 1856 Warren, Kentucky
Occupation:  Farmer (1880)
Married Catherine Louisa Flora
Children:  Henry, Elihu, Mary, Elsie, Horace, Richard, Fannie, Anna 
Died 21 October 1913 Oakland, Warren, Kentucky
Buried Smith's Grove Cemetery, Smiths Grove, Warren, Kentucky
Sources
1860 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 4)
1880 US Census Green Castle, Warren, Kentucky (age 23)
1900 US Census Bristow, Warren, Kentucky (age 44)
1910 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 53)
Kentucky Death Records
Pic:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=76598784


Sarah E Floyd
Born: 5 October 1858 Warren, Kentucky
Note: birth record claims above date, headstone claims 4 November 1858.  Her birth record was extracted as Flord instead of Floyd. 
Not Married
No Children
Died 11 March 1877 Warren, Kentucky
Buried Sandhill Cemetery, Sandhill, Warren, Kentucky
Sources
Kentucky Birth Record Batch C51804-1 FHL microfilm 216842
1860 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 1)
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51857693


Nancy Floyd
Born: 5 March 1860 Warren, Kentucky
Married William Marshall Miller about 1873 Warren, Kentucky
Children: Eugene, Clarence, Robert, Virginia, Nancy, Sarah, Elijah, Robert
Died 20 February 1936 Warren, Kentucky
Buried Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
Sources
1900 US Census Bristow, Warren, Kentucky (age 39)
Kentucky Death Records
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108655555


Enoch G Floyd
Born: May 1862 Warren, Kentucky
Married Alice Childress about 1890 Kentucky
Died 1909 Warren, Kentucky
Buried Riverside Christian Church Cemetery, Riverside, Warren, Kentucky
Sources
1880 US Census Green Castle, Warren, Kentucky (age 17)
1900 US Census Green Castle, Warren, Kentucky (age 37)
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67337546
Thomas M Floyd
Born: January 1865 Warren, Kentucky
Married Nancy E "Annie" Craighead about 1887 Kentucky
Children: William, Elsie, Clara, Elihu,  Bessie, Charles
Died January 1948 Dawson, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Buried 22 January 1948 Rose Memorial Park, Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Note:  have requested a photo of headstone
Sources
1880 US Census Green Castle, Warren, Kentucky (age 13)
1900 US Census Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas (age 35)
1910 US Census Dallas, Dallas, Texas (age 45)
1920 US Census Dallas, Dallas, Texas (age 63)
1930 US Census Dawson, Tulsa, Oklahoma (age
1940 US Census Dawson, Tulsa, Oklahoma (age 90, his 95 year old wife is still alive and they are living with sons Charley and Elihu)



I am not sure the following child exists. 
I can't find her on any Census and she is not listed with this surname in the Sandhill Cemetery.  I am wondering if someone added Sarah as Sallie/Sally and the name morphed over time.  If you know the truth, please let me know.


Sallie Floyd
Born: 1865 Warren, Kentucky
Died 1866 Warren, Kentucky
Buried Sandhill Cemetery, Sandhill, Warren, Kentucky





      Monday, September 8, 2014

      James Wesley Taylor and 1) Marcia Ann Floyd 2) Louisa Ellen Whalen

      James Wesley Taylor
      Parents: Joseph Best Taylor and Polly Ann Hudnall
      Born: 22 September 1824 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
      Military:  Civil War
      Note:  was taken prisoner in Richmond, Virginia, and taken to Libby Prison and then Andersonville where he spent the remainder of the war (a total of 16 1/2 months).
      Occupation:  Farmer (1880)
      Married 1) Marcia Ann Floyd 27 January 1846 Warren, Kentucky
      2) Louisa Ellen Whalen 19 November 1872 Kentucky
      Died: 2 November 1901 Eminence Township, Woodson, Kansas
      Buried: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Woodson, Kansas Row 3 Grave 9
      Sources
      1850 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 26)
      1860 US Census Butler, Kentucky (age 35)
      1870 US Census Precinct 4, Butler, Kentucky (age 45)
      1880 US Census Howell, Howell, Missouri (age 56,with Louisa)
      1900 US Census Belmont & Eminence Townships, Woodson, Kansas (age 76)
      US Civil war records and files
      Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50999192

      Marcia Ann Floyd
      Parents: Enoch Floyd and Susanna Lee
      Born: 28 January 1828 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
      Died: 26 July 1872 Reedyville, Butler, Kentucky
      Buried: Old Joe Taylor Cemetery, Butler, Kentucky
      Sources
      1860 US Census Butler, Kentucky (age 32)
      1870 US Census Precinct 4, Butler, Kentucky (age 43)
      Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21664218



      CHILDREN with Marcia

      Atwood Taylor
      Born: 1 November 1846 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
      Married: 1) Martha Elizabeth Chapin 1 August 1872 Missouri
      Children: James
      2) Lydia Elizabeth Acree 30 April 1876 Sisson, Howell, Missouri
      Children:  Calverna, Julia, Jesse, Leander, Clarence, Fred, Henry, Carl, Ira
      Died: 4 May 1929 West Plains, Howell, Missouri
      Buried: Dripping Springs Cemetery, West Plains, Howell, Missouri
      Sources
      1860 US Census Butler County, Kentucky (age 13)
      1870 US Census Precinct 4, Butler, Kentucky (age 23)
      1900 US Census Howell, Missouri (age
      1910 US Census Howell, Missouri (age
      1920 US Census West Plains, Howell, Missouri (age
      Marriage to Lydia: Missouri Marriages
      Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11378946
      Richard B Taylor
      Born: 1848 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
      Married: Sarah Stagsdill 17 May 1874 Howell, Missouri
      Children: John
      Died: 1879 Howell, Missouri
      Buried:
      Sources
      1860 US Census Butler, Kentucky (age 12)
      1870 US Census Precinct 4, Butler, Kentucky (age 22)
      Martha Francis "Fanny" Taylor
      Born: 27 August 1849 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
      Married: 1) James R Hosey  30 June 1870 Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee
      Children: Wesley, Howard, Jenny, Thomas, Loretta, James
      2) Dr. Richard Irvin Langford 28 February 1886 Woodbury, Butler, Kentucky
      Children: William, Roxie, Everett
      Died: 4 March 1939 Select, Ohio, Kentucky
      Buried:
      Sources
      1860 US Census Butler, Kentucky (age 10)
      1870 US Census Precinct 4, Butler, Kentucky (age 20)
      Joseph Everett Taylor
      Born: 18 October 1851 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
      Married: Deliliah McClung 24 October 1872 Butler County, Kentucky
      Children: Minnie, Lillie, George, Millard, Octavia, Emsley, Thomas
      Died: 25 November 1935 Threlkel, Butler, Kentucky
      Buried: Old Joe Taylor Cemetery, Butler, Kentucky
      Sources
      1860 US Census Butler, Kentucky (age 8)
      1870 US Census Precinct 4, Butler, Kentucky (age 18)
      Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23193765
      Alfred Taylor
      Born: 1854 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
      Married: Francis Ann "Dollie" Selby about 1881 Missouri
      Children: Henry, S.B, James, Mattie, Homer
      Died: 15 March 1894 Sulphur, Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma
      Buried: 17 March 1894 Oklahoma
      Sources
      1860 US Census Butler, Kentucky (age 6)
      1870 US Census Precinct 4, Butler, Kentucky (age 16)
      1880 US Census Howell, Howell, Missouri (age  25)
      McClung C "Mack" Taylor
      Born: 1856 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
      Married: Sallie McMakin about 1891
      Children: Mabel, Guy, Glenn, Lucille
      Died: 1939 Texas
      Buried: Albany Cemetery, Albany, Shackelford, Texas
      Sources
      1860 US Census Butler, Kentucky (age 4)
      1870 US Census Precinct 4, Butler, Kentucky (age 13)
      Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17614432
      Henry Allen Taylor
      Born: 10 August 1859 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
      Married: Margaret "Maggie" E Smith 5 September 1878 West Plains, Howell, Missouri
      Children: Mattie, Albert, James, Fred, Louisa, Arthur, Clyde, Nellie, Catherine, Vergie
      Died: 12 March 1943 Oakwood, Dewey, Oklahoma
      Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Fay, Dewey, Oklahoma
      Sources
      1860 US Census Butler, Kentucky (no age listed)
      1870 US Census Precinct 4, Butler, Kentucky (age 11)
      Douglas Taylor
      Born: July 1862 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
      Married: Alzara Hamilton about 1897 Texas
      Children: Ernest, Carl, Aubrey
      Died: after 1930
      Buried:
      Sources
      1870 US Census Precinct 4, Butler, Kentucky (age 9)
      1900 US Census Haskell, Texas (age 38)
      1910 US Census Van Horn, El Paso, Texas (age 49)
      1920 US Census Peace, Culberson, Texas (age 58)
      1930 US Census Culberson, Texas (age 68)
      Anne Dee Taylor
      Born: 12 May 1863 Threlkel, Butler, Kentucky
      Married: Peter Davis Cropper 21 December 1881 Howell, Missouri
      Children: Mina, Martha, Solon, Chester, Joseph, Baby boy, Philip, Leo, Jessie
      Died: 16 November 1947 Lincoln County, Missouri
      Buried: Troy City Cemetery, Troy, Missouri
      Sources
      1870 US Census Precinct 4, Butler, Kentucky (age 7)
      1880 US Census Howell, Howell, Missouri (age 17)
      Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65483832
      James Newton Taylor
      Born: 20 July 1869 Little Reedy Creek, Warren, Kentucky
      Married: Nora Ellen Roland 2 October 1888 Alton, Oregon, Missouri
      Children: Thomas, Maude, Roy, Dee, Ted, James, Robert, Jesse, Mildred, Lawrence
      Died: 11 May 1947 Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas
      Buried: Rosebank Cemetery, Mulberry, Crawford, Kansas
      Sources
      1870 US Census Precinct 4, Butler, Kentucky (age 0)
      1880 US Census Howell, Howell, Missouri (age 12)
      Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89046743

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      2nd wife

      Louisa Ellen Whalen
      Parents: Christian Whalen and Nancy Young
      Born: 9 November 1848 Booneville, Edmonson, Kentucky
      Died: 3 March 1933
      Buried: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Woodson, Kansas
      Sources
      1880 US Census Howell, Howell, Missouri (age 32)
      1900 US Census Belmont & Eminence Townships, Woodson, Kansas (age 52)
      Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50999383

      CHILDREN with Louisa

      Clara Bell Taylor
      Born: 19 September 1873 Kentucky
      Married: Frederick E Nipple 11 December 1893 Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas
      Children: Florence
      Died: 1944 Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas
      Buried: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Arcadia, Crawford, Kansas
      Sources
      1880 US Census Howell, Howell, Missouri (age 8)
      1900 US Census Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas (age 26)
      1910 US Census Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas (age 36)
      1920 US Census Mulberry, Crawford, Kansas (age 46)
      1930 US Census Mulberry, Crawford, Kansas (age 56)
      1940 US Census Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas (age 66)
      Kansas Marriages
      Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75756680
      Sarah Jane Taylor
      Born: March 1876 West Plains, Howell, Missouri
      Married: Albert F Roush 20 November 1894 Rose, Woodson, Kansas
      Children: Cliff, Lula, Paul
      Died: 1936
      Buried: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Woodson, Kansas
      Sources
      1880 US Census Howell, Howell, Missouri (age 4)
      1900 US Census Washington Township, Crawford, Kansas (age 24)
      1910 US Census Seward, Seward, Kansas (age 32)
      1920 US Census Eminence, Woodson, Kansas (age 43)
      1930 US Census Eminence, Woodson, Kansas (age 54, Widowed)
      Kansas Marriages
      Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50999057
      Isa Lena Taylor
      Born: 12 January 1878 West Plains, Howell, Missouri
      Married: Charles Elmer Darst 6 November 1907 Rose, Woodson, Kansas
      Children: Ionia, Verna, Erma, Alberta
      Died:17 June 1953 Yates Center, Rose,Woodson, Kansas
      Buried: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Woodson, Kansas
      Sources
      1880 US Census Howell, Howell, Missouri (age 3)
      Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41239912

      Florence Taylor
      Born: 24 June 1880 West Plains, Howell, Missouri
      Married: William Peoples 16 January 1907 Rose, Woodson, Kansas
      No Children
      Died: 6 March 1965 Missouri
      Buried: Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, Barry, Missouri
      Note:  have requested a photo of headstone
      Sources
      1900 US Census Belmont & Eminence Townships, Woodson, Kansas (age 20)
      1910 US Census Taylor, Shelby, Missouri (age 30)
      1920 US Census Taylor, Shelby, Missouri (age 39)
      1930 US Census Taylor, Shelby, Missouri (age 49, widowed)
      1940 US Census Leonard, Shelby, Missouri (age 59, widowed)
      Addie May Taylor
      Born: 9 January 1883 West Plains, Howell, Missouri
      Married: Thomas Jefferson Ruehlen 1 May 1902 Rose, Woodson, Kansas
      Children: Orville, Hazel, Cecil, Auburn, Alice, Nellie, William, Maxine
      Died: 20 January 1967 McPherson Hospital, McPherson City, McPherson, Kansas
      Buried: McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas
      Obituary:
      Mrs. Addie May Ruehlen, 84, of 1111 E. Kansas, died this morning at the McPherson Hospital after an illness of six weeks. Mrs. Ruehlen was born Jan. 9, 1883, at Thayer, Mo., daughter of Jim and Louise Whalen Taylor and was married to Thomas Jefferson Ruehlen May 1, 1902 at Rose, Kan., and he died Aug. 6, 1943. She had lived here since 1926, moving here from Windom. Mrs. Ruehlen was a member of the First Methodist Church. 

      Surviving are four daughters, Hazel Stephenson, Lyons, Alice Hodgson, Phoenix, Ariz., Nell Krehbiel, Midland, Tex., and Maxine Johnson, Minneapolis, Kan.; three sons, Orville of McPherson, Cecil of Lake Charles, La., and William of Santa Barbara, Calif.; two brothers, Fred Taylor, Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Archie Taylor, Modesto, Califl; 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Interment will be at McPherson Cemetery. 
      Sources
      1900 US Census Belmont & Eminence Townships, Woodson, Kansas (age 17)
      1940 US Census McPherson City, McPherson, Kansas (age 57)
      SS Death Index
      Obituary from 20 January 1967 issue of the McPherson Sentinal
      Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=111155353
      Albert Davis Taylor
      Born: 23 October 1886 West Plains, Howell, Missouri
      Married: Louise Amanda Way 24 December 1907 Rose, Woodson, Kansas
      Children: Leo, Willodean 
      Died: 1964
      Buried: Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, Barry, Missouri
      Sources
      Kansas Marriages
      1900 US Census Belmont & Eminence Townships, Woodson, Kansas (age 15)
      1910 US Census Clifton, Wilson, Kansas (age 24)
      1920 US Census Exeter, Barry, Missouri (age 33)
      Headstone:  Billiongraves
      Frederick Wren Taylor
      Born: 4 April 1889 Mulberry, Crawford, Kansas
      Occupation:  Stenographer and Clerk (1917) working for J.S. Brittain Co. in St. Joseph, Missouri
      Married: Gertrude Wood about 1913
      Children: Wayne
      Died:29 July 1989 Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California
      Buried: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California
      Sources
      WW1 Draft Registration Card
      Note:  describes him as medium build, medium height, brown hair and eyes
      1900 US Census Belmont & Eminence Townships, Woodson, Kansas (age 11)
      1920 US Census St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri (age 30, brother Arch and family is with them)
      1930 US Census St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri (age 41)
      1940 US Census Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri (age 51)
      Archibald Lee "Archie" Taylor
      Born: 30 June 1892 Woodson, Kansas
      Married: Bessie Frances Peek 6 April 1915 Woodson, Kansas
      Children: Patti, Betty
      Died: 16 April 1970 Modesto, Stanislaus, California
      Buried: Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, Stanislaus, California
      Sources
      1900 US Census Belmont & Eminence Townships, Woodson, Kansas (age 8)
      1920 US Census St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri (age 27)
      1930 US Census Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas (age 37)
      California Death Index

      Thursday, September 4, 2014

      Thomas Best Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Runner

      Thomas Best Taylor
      Parents: Joseph Taylor and Polly Ann Hudnall
      Born: 9 July 1823 Richardsville, Warren,Kentucky
      Military:  Civil War (Union)
      Married: Mary Elizabeth Runner 27 February 1851 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
      Died: 29 September 1862 Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana
      Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana Section 24, row 12, grave 24
      Short life sketch:
      From “Family History of the Joseph Taylor, Jr. and Sarah Best Family”By Shari H. Franke

      Thomas Best Taylor, born 9 July 1823, near Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky, married 27 February 1851, Mary Elizabeth Runner, at Warren County, Kentucky. M. J. Evans performed the ceremony. Her father, William Runner was bondsman for the marriage.

      Thomas Best was a very handsome young man and a good farmer. Thomas must have felt a great responsibility when the Civil war started, for we know he joined the Union Army. He was a member of Company B, 38th Kentucky Infantry. He was shot in the arm accidentally by his own men while returning from a patrol. He was then taken to the Union Hospital at Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, where he remained several months to recuperate. His arm had to be amputated and gangrene set in. Unfortunately, Thomas Best Taylor eventually died as a result of his wounds on 29 September 1862, at Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana. He was only 39 years old. He was buried at the U.S. Military Cemetery at Evansville.

      Mary Elizabeth Runner, born 17 March 1827, near Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky, was the daughter of William Runner and his first wife, Margaret Penner. She was a devoted wife, who loved her husband very much. We understand that she rode horseback in the rain, from Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky to Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana to see her injured husband at the Union Hospital. How hard it must have been for Mary Elizabeth to lose her husband at such a young age! She was left with two little boys to raise alone. They were only eight and five years old when Thomas B. died.

      Mary Elizabeth died on 18 November 1893, near Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky, where she was buried at the Green River Union Cemetery.
      Sources
      1860 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 37)
      Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29091870



      Mary Elizabeth Runner
      Parents: William Adam Runner and Margaret Sarah Penner
      Born: 17 March 1827 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
      Died: 18 November 1893 Warren, Kentucky
      Buried Green River Union Church Cemetery, Richardsville, Kentucky Plot 291
      Sources
      1860 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 33)
      Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8977010




      CHILDREN

      William Irven Taylor
      Born 2 March 1854 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
      Married Gertrude Earl Temple 16 August 1882 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
      Occupation: Preacher (1900 - his wife is a music teacher)  1910 (Minister)
      Children: Gilbert, William, George, Mary
      Died 31 December 1934 Jamison Hospital, New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania
      Buried Neshannock Cemetery, New Wilmington, Lawrence, Pennsylvania
      Sources
      1860 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 6)
      1900 US Census Sacramento, McLean, Kentucky (age 46)
      1910 US Census Worth, Boone, Indiana (age 56)
      1930 US Census Wilmington, Lawrence, Pennsylvania (age 76, widowed)
      Joseph Nicholas Taylor
      Born 5 March 1857 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
      Married 1)  Louisa Elrod 25 November 1882
      No Children
      2) Minnie Love
      No Children
      Died 23 May 1931
      Buried Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky

      Short Life Sketch (available on Family Search):
      Biography of Joseph Nicholas Taylor Corrections/additions are in red

      Sources
      1860 US Census Warren, Kentucky (age 3)
      1920 US Census Bristow, Warren, Kentucky (age 62)
      1930 US Census Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky (age 73)
      Perrin's History of Warren Co., Kentucky p. 937
      Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=122607487

      Friday, August 29, 2014

      Emulus Greenberry Wallace and Mary Ann Kesterson

      Emulus Greenberry "Green" Wallace 
      Parents Abithel Wallace and Adeline Orva Stanford
      Born 28 May 1840 Stewart, Tennessee
      Military:  Civil War, Militia, Company G, Regiment 51
      Note:  he applied for pension in 1928
      Married Mary Ann Kesterson 15 November 1865 Nebraska
      Died 31 July 1933 Kingston, Caldwell, Missouri
      Buried 2 August 1933 Highland Cemetery, Hamilton, Caldwell, Missouri
      Sources
      1860 US Census Mound, Livingston, Missouri (age 19)
      1880 US Census New York, Caldwell, Missouri ( age 40)
      Note:  Name given as Green, a girl named Alice Edwards is there - it states she is his daughter, but I don't think so.  I think she was the sister of Ulysses Edwards who is also staying with them)
      1900 US Census New York, Caldwell, Missouri (age 60)
      1910 US Census Hamilton, Caldwell, Missouri (age 69)
      1920 US Census Hamilton, Caldwell, Missouri (age 79)
      Note:  name spelled Mulus
      1930 US Census Kingston, Caldwell, Missouri (age 89, widowed, living with daughter Orva)
      Note:  his name spelled Ernulus
      http://thegreenhills.org/Pioneers/b1985.htm#P16172
      Family Search
      Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15899752
      Mary Ann Kesterson
      Parents James B Kesterson and Catherine Yoakum
      Born May 1843 Missouri
      Died 1923
      Buried Highland Cemetery, Hamilton, Caldwell, Missouri
      Sources
      http://thegreenhills.org/Pioneers/b1100.htm#P16173
      1900 US Census New York, Caldwell, Missouri (age 57)
      1910 US Census Hamilton, Caldwell, Missouri (age 66)
      1920 US Census Hamilton, Caldwell, Missouri (age 76)
      Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15899756

      CHILDREN

      Pearl Gertrude Wallace
      Born February 1868 Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska
      Married 1) Dr. Calvin Carrollton Leeper 10 April 1889 Gould Farm, Caldwell, Missouri
      Children:  Katherine
      2) John L Stanley after 1912 Missouri
      Died 26 August 1943 San Juan, Hidalgo, Texas
      COD:  Heart disease
      Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates, Missouri
      Sources
      1880 US Census New York, Caldwell, Missouri ( staying with gparents - surname Cross, not sure how they are related or if it was one of the 'adopted' grandparents)
      1900 US Census Davis, Caldwell, Missouri (age 32)
      1910 US Census Davis, Caldwell, Missouri (age 42)
      1940 US Census Hotel Buckingham, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri (age 70)
      http://thegreenhills.org/Pioneers/b1986.htm#P16174
      Texas Death Certificate
      Family Search
      Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101940653
      Berry Abithel Wallace
      Born 11 August 1870 Nebraska
      Married Abigail Combs 30 November 1893 Cameron, Clinton, Missouri
      Children:  Unnamed boy that died in infancy
      Died 28 July 1966
      Buried New York Cemetery, Caldwell, Missouri
      Sources
      1880 US Census New York, Caldwell, Missouri ( age 9)
      1900 US Census New York, Caldwell, Missouri ( age 30, married)
      1910 US Census New York, Caldwell, Missouri ( age 39)
      1920 US Census New York, Caldwell, Missouri ( age 49, mother in law with them)
      Note:  name spelled Beny
      1930 US Census New York, Caldwell, Missouri ( age 59)
      Note:  surname spelled Wallis
      1940 US Census New York, Caldwell, Missouri ( age 69)
      http://thegreenhills.org/Pioneers/b1985.htm#P16175
      Family Search
      Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15628704
      Orva Adeline Wallace
      Born 1 December 1872 Saline, Nebraska
      Married John Richard Riddle 23 November 1891 Caldwell, Missouri
      No Children
      Died 9 March 1954 Hamilton, Caldwell, Missouri
      Buried 11 March 1954 Highland Cemetery, Hamilton, Caldwell, Missouri
      Sources
      1880 US Census New York, Caldwell, Missouri ( age 7)
      1900 US Census Kingston, Caldwell, Missouri (age 27)
      1910 US Census Kingston, Caldwell, Missouri (age 36)
      1920 US Census Kingston, Caldwell, Missouri (age 37, father in law with them)
      1930 US Census Kingston, Caldwell, Missouri (age 57)
      1940 US Census Kingston, Caldwell, Missouri (age 67)
      http://thegreenhills.org/Pioneers/b1986.htm#P16176
      Family Search
      Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15899748