Wednesday, July 1, 2009

John Taylor 1812-1896 Eleanor Burkett 1815-1905

John Taylor
Born 5 Dec 1812 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
Parents: William Taylor and Elizabeth Patrick
Occupation: Farmer
Married Eleanor Burkett 3 Apr 1834 Liberty, Clay, Missouri
Died 7 Feb 1896 Plain City, Weber, Utah
Buried: 10 Feb 1896 Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Ogden, Utah
Location of grave: E-5-40-2W1
Note:  John was born in Kentucky, but joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 30 Jun 1834 in Missouri.  He later left the church and joined the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a member of the RLDS church at the time of his death
Sources
1850 US Census Milam, Texas (age 38)
1860 US Census Weber County, Utah
1870 US Census Madison County, Montana (age 56)
Note:  household of Leopold Van Gorp.  He had his wife, William, James, and Amanda with him
1880 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah (age 68)
Note:  lists his father's birthplace as SC and it should be NC
Note:  The Joseph Taylor Sr. Family Association has information copied by Susan Holley Jackman from the records of her grandfather, Horace Holley, son of Amanda Jane Knight, daughter of Sarah Elizabeth (listed below).  She states there are a lot of "gross errors" in the history and did her best to straighten out several misleading stories.
Eleanor Burkett (a.k.a. Nelly)
Born 2 Jul 1815 Fort Hamilton, Ross Township, Butte, Ohio
Occupation:  Practical Nurse
Parents: George Burkett Jr. and Sarah Jane Smith
Died 11 Jun 1905 Plain City, Davis, Utah (old age, Paralysis)
Note: surname has only one t on death cert.
Buried 14 Jun 1905 Ogden, Weber, Utah Location of grave: E-5-40-2W1

HER OBITUARY:
From "Ogden Standard", dated 12 June 1905: "MRS. TAYLOR DEAD-- Was Ninety Years Old and Came to Utah in 1854-- Eleanor Burket Taylor, wife of John Taylor, died at the family residence near Plain City at 7 o'clock last evening of old age, being in her 90th year. The deceased was one of the pioneers of Utah, having come to this state in 1854, from the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. She joined the Latter-day Saints church in Nauvoo and crossed the plains in ox-teams, during which she suffered all the hardships incidents thereto. She was a faithful member and worker of the cause which she espoused at an early age and was one of the best-known women in the county. Mrs. Taylor is survived by eleven children as follows: Alma Taylor and Teancum Taylor of Vernal, Utah; Joseph M. Taylor, of Oakley, Idaho; Sarah Knight, of Slaterville; Mary E. Hiatt, of Union, Oregon; John A.Taylor, of Plain City; Hiram Taylor of Alberta, Canada; Eliza J. Luckey, of Freedom, Wyoming; William Taylor, of Ruby, Montana; J. Henry Taylor, of Baker City, Oregon, and Amanda R. Chase, of this city. The funeral cortege will leave the late residence of the deceased at 12 o'clock on Wednesday and will arrive at Harrisville meeting house at 1 o'clock, where the funeral services will be held."
Sources
1850 US Census Milam, Texas (age 35)
1860 US Census Weber County, Utah (age 45)
Note:  name spelled Elleaner
1870 US Census Madison County, Montana (age 55)
1880 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah (age 64)
Note:  name spelled Ellenor
1900 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah page 5B (age 85, Widowed, living alone)
Note: name spelled Elinor, she claimed she had 12 children and 12 were still living - when she had 14 and 12 were living.  I think she was a bit confused by the question. 
Obituary: http://home.comcast.net/~susanjackman/burketweb/ancestornarrative/b12.htm
Utah Death Certificate (informant was William, child #11)
Picture of the headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/
CHILDREN

Eleanor Taylor (twin to Alma)
Born and died 6 Mar 1835 Liberty, Clay, Missouri (possibly stillborn)
Sources
Family Search
Alma K Taylor (twin to Eleanor)
Born 6 Mar 1835 Liberty, Clay, Missouri
Occupation:  Farmer
Interesting note:  There is an Alma Taylor Plateau in Vernal, Utah and he lived in Vernal so it must have been his land at one time and is now claimed by the US Government as wilderness see the following link for more information:  www.fs.fed.us/restoration/.../Ashley_Alma_Taylor_FY10_20100506.pdf
Married 1) Celia Anzinett Keyes 3 Dec 1856 Fort Supply, Missouri
Children with Celia listed on 1880 Census:  Rosa, Clara, William, Hyrum, Annie, Mina, Lucy, Lola
2) Martha Keyes (his sister-in-law) 1864 (4 children)
3) Cornelia Isabella Congdon 27 Feb 1964 (claimed to have had 5 children)  She divorced him and remarried.
Note: The online source claims he had 10 children with Celia, but I've only found 8 in the Census information.
Many of his children from all his wives are claimed by several sources to have been born in Missouri in the 1860's - but he was already in Utah.
In the 1870 Utah Census, all three of his wives are listed and by the 1880 census the only one remaining is Celia. The manifesto against polygamy wasn't given until 1890.  Sadly, the 1890 Census was destroyed by fire.  In spite of what people may believe, the manifesto dissolved polygamous marriages.  Alma was excommunicated from the Mormon church.   
Died 9 Aug 1910 Vernal, Uintah, Utah (Injury caused pulmonary hemorrhage). According to the online source below, he was involved in a run away (horse running away with him?)
Buried 12 Aug 1910 Vernal, Uintah, Utah

Life History of Alma K Taylor

Alma Taylor was born March 6, 1835 in Clay County, Missouri, two years after his father accepted the gospel. He was the oldest son of John Taylor and Eleanor Burkett. He came into the world at a time when the Latter Day Saints or Mormons as they were called, were being driven from post to post. They had to leave their comfortable homes and move to parts unknown. The Governor issued an order that the Mormons must leave Missouri, so they moved into a sparsely settled area called Ray County. They were living there in 1827. The mob wasn’t satisfied and kept up their plundering and mobbings until they drove them in to Caldwell County in 1827. They finally gathered with the saints in Nauvoo in 1840, and stayed there for three or four years. Alma was then five years old and big enough to remember the prophet Joseph Smith. His mother was a member of the relief society at time. It was at this time that Alma’s father was called to go with his family into the mountains and cut logs for the Nauvoo Temple. They went for 17 months and endured lots of hardships because of the Indians and the cold. Alma learned some of the Indian language and had lots of experiences with them. They were living in Nauvoo when the Prophet was having so much trouble with the mobs and when he was being tried in court. Many were being put in prison for the gospel’s sake. Alma was a big husky boy for his age, and he was eight years old when the Prophet was killed. He told his children that he heard the prophet say when he was going to prison for the last time that “He was going like a lamb to the slaughter” and he was void of offense toward anybody. It was about this time that Alma, his father, mother, and family went to Texas. It was also about this time that Alma swam the Missouri River to save some cattle that was going to drown. While in Texas they had lots of Indian scares. They were living in Fortanalis, Texas in 1848, and in 1849 they were living in Sampasis, Texas. NOTE: NOT SURE OF THE SPELLING OF EITHER PLACE At one time the Indians drove their cattle off, but Alma could talk their language and was able to get their cattle back. He also showed that he wasn't afraid. In 1853 they sold out and moved to Oklahoma to get ready to move to Utah. They were now ready to leave to cross the plains. Alma was now 19 years old and the oldest of his brothers, so a great deal of the responsibility fell on him. They left on June 12, 1854. There were two wagons to drive, 12 milk cows, and some young stock to watch. They owned their own company, and of course someone had to be on guard every night so the Indians would not run off their cattle. It was a long tedious journey to take, but they had good luck and arrived in Salt Lake August 15, 1854. At this time he had two brothers, one 17 and one 15. The Indians were so bad they had to move into a fort called Bingham Fort, now called Five Points. They lived in the fort for two years and then moved to Slaterville, Weber, Utah.
They were living there, Alma became acquainted with Celia Keys, a young girl who also emigrated across the plains. She was about 15 or 16 years old. She was born in 1841. They were married in 1856 and moved out to Eden where they lived on a home stead of 160 acres of land, and after a few years Alma made him a Saw Mill on Wolf Creek about eight miles from Eden. It ran by water power. He made lumber and lath. They hauled the logs in on a cart and ox team, and then hauled the lumber in to Ogden with a team of horses which was a distance of about 29 miles. Alma Taylor was a very courageous man. He weighed 180 pounds and was 5 feet 11 inches tall. He could run and jump 22 feet and could stand and jump 11 feet backwards. They lived in Eden until about 1859 when they moved to Vernal, Utah, where he lived until he died. First they lived in a log house and in 1895 they built a nice two story house from brick. There was a creek bottom a little ways from the house where he was hauling hay one day. He went to go across the ditch and fell off the hay and broke some of his ribs. He was sick for a long time and he suffered so much pain that drops of blood stood out on his head, so they told us. Alma died in the year 1910. He called for his son Hyrum, but he died before Hyrum could get to him.
Sources
1850 US Census Milam, Texas (age 15)
1860 US Census Cache County, Utah (age 24)
1870 US Census Ogden, Weber, Utah (age 36)
Note: listed as A. Taylor, all three of his wives are listed and seven of his children
1880 US Census Ashley, Uintah, Utah (age 46)
Note:  living with Celia and eight children
1900 US Census Vernal, Uintah, Utah
1910 US Census Vernal, Uintah, Utah
Utah Death Certificate (informant was Minnie Croxford)
http://www.shaweb.net/GenWeb/WebHist/Pedigree/233.htm
Life History:  Family Tree
Book:  Builders of Uintah, page 12, published 1947 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers (D.U.P.)
Teancum Taylor (a.k.a. "T")
Born 21 Dec 1836 Liberty, Clay, Missouri
Information: He came to Ashley Valley Sept. 16, 1877, his family being the fourth white family to settle there. He was the first man to bring a load of pine logs into the valley, from what is now known as Taylor Mountain. The mountain was named for him. He was the first known person to enter Mt. Dell (Dry Fork), and lived there for a number of years.
Married 1) Mary Jane Hiatt 20 May 1859 Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Rebecca, Teancum, James,Elihu, John, Emeline, Amanda, William, Albert, Reuben, Charles, Luella, Lillie, Emeline
2) Clarissa Jane Taylor (his second cousin and a polygamist wife) 15 Aug 1860 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Mary, Sarah, Clarissa, Minerva, Allen, Georgetta, Lyda, Cora, Jesse, Joseph, Milly, Annie, Annie, Effie, Lester
Died 17 Nov 1907 Dragon, Uintah, Utah (cardiac paralysis)
Buried:  20 Nov 1907 Vernal Cemetery, Vernal, Uintah, Utah
Note on Death Cert. his mother's name is spelled Elinor and her birthplace is incorrectly given as Indiana.
Sources
1850 US Census Milam, Texas (age 13)
1860 US Census Weber, Utah ( age 23) page 121
1900 US Census Ashley Mt., Uintah, Utah page 11A
Online: www.ourlifehistory.org/.../ History%20of%20Rudolph%20Teancum%20Taylor.pdf
Picture of him and his wives: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utuintah/pioneers/taylor.html
Utah Death Certificate (informant was a wife)
1883,1888, 1896: Teancum had to go to court:  Territorial Case Files of the U.S. District Courts of Utah, 1870-1896
Eleanor Taylor
Born 22 Dec 1837
Died:  prior to 1850 census? she's not listed with the family
Sources
Family Search
Joseph Moroni Taylor
Born 14 Feb 1839 Caldwell, Missouri
Occupation: Farmer
Married: Louise Adelaide Stallings 24 Dec 1858
Children (not in order):  Margaret, Joseph, John, Mary Ann, Ida, Louisa, Lillian, Guy, Alfred, Reuben, George
Died: 20 Feb 1922 Burley, Cassia, Idaho
Buried: Pleasant View Cemetery, Burley, Cassia, Idaho
Sources
1850 US Census Milam, Texas (11 years old)
1860 US Census Salt Lake City, Utah page 228 (22 years)
Note:  This is possibly Joseph in the 1860 Census - not a sure thing if he was married to Louise in 1858
1900 US Census for Eureka, Juab, Utah page 28B (age 65)
1910 US Census for Eureka, Juab, Utah page 36 (widowed)
1920 US Census for Cassia County, Idaho page 21 (age 83, living with daughter Lillian's family)
Death: Online:usgwarchives.org/id/statewide/vitals/deaths/1911-1951 Certificate #037226
Pictures: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32117727
Sarah Elizabeth Taylor
Born 15 Dec 1840 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Married 1) John Knight 11 Dec 1859 Slaterville, Weber, Utah (she supposedly met him when he was teaching school in Slaterville)
Children: Sarah, Mary, Amanda, John, James, William, Minerva, Louisa, George, Emma, Charles, Clarence
2) Albert Green
Died: 10 Dec 1919 Ogden, Weber, Utah (apoplexy)
Buried: 13 Dec 1919 Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah
Plot: D-16-4-2E
Sources
1850 US Census Milam, Texas (9 years old)
1870 US Census Slaterville, Weber, Utah (30 years old)
1880 US Census Slaterville, Weber, Utah (40 years old) page 481
Photo of Sarah:  Family Tree
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32559619
Death and Burial:  Death Certificate (informant Sarah E Stanger)
Mary Eleanor Taylor
Born 12 Jun 1843 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Here is a story I found about her that I cut and pasted (my notes are in brighter red):
Mary Eleanor was responsible for the care of her twin baby brothers (Note:  there was one of each gender in both sets of twins/siblings.  The first set was older than Mary Eleanor and one of the older set of twins (Eleanor) died, so that leaves the second set of twins who were younger (William and Lucinda).  Mary would have been about nine years old when the twins were born) as they crossed the plains.  They camped with other small companies at night. While enroute, an Indian was attempting to steal one of the twins confronted Eleanor. She grabbed up a butcher knife (yes, even a nine-year old could do this), and frightened the Indian away. She walked all the way from Nauvoo to Salt Lake Valley, except when crossing streams.(The family was in Texas, then Oklahoma, and then to Utah - she couldn't have walked all the way from Nauvoo unless they backtracked from Oklahoma or Texas to Illinois and then came west - very unlikely)  She and her sister had many opportunities to marry into a polygamy family. They refused them all. After each proposal they climbed upon the log house and cut a notch in a ridge pole. (This sounds more like a family legend than truth, anyone know what really happened?) 
Married Samuel Moore Hiatt 19 Jan 1860 Plain City, Weber, Utah

How Samuel met Mary:
After his mother's death, Samuel went to Texas with his brothers, Stephen, Charles & Reuben  There he was married to Emeline Pinkley who died after childbirth, as did the child. Sam joined a group who were headed to the California Gold Fields, while on their way they stopped in Salt Lake (City). While there Sam looked for his
brother, Elihu. As he came into to town on his horse "Billey" with a pistol on each hip, riding down the center of the street, he was hailed by a stranger who said, "Brother Hiatt, you are looking for your brother, Elihu. He lives in Farmington." Sam was given directions. He went to visit his brother. He didn't care for the men he was traveling with, so decided to stay with his brother, although he wasn't going to become a Mormon! In the Spring of 1859 he was baptized. From Farmington he went to teach school at Slaterville. It was here that he met his future wife, Mary Eleanor Taylor. They lived in Utah for awhile, to Idaho, then to Hermiston, Oregon. 
Children: Elijah, Eleanor, George, Emeline, Alfred, Burt, Louisa, Sarah, Charles, Frank, Sam, Mary Jane, John, Jeanette
Died 6 Jan 1941 Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon
Buried 9 Jan 1941 LaGrande, Union, Oregon
Sources
1850 US Census Milam, Texas (7 years old)
1860 US Census Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah (17 years old)
1880 US Census Payson, Utah, Utah (37 years old)
Bio:  his g-granddaughter, from info by his granddaughter, Rhoda Huff. 
Pictures: http://www.ancestry.com/ and Family Search (the last picture is 1905 - at her mother's funeral)
*John Ammon Taylor
Born 18 Feb 1845 Georgetown, Caldwell, Texas
Occupation:  Farmer
Married 1) Maren Johanne Poulsen (Mary Hannah) 24 Nov 1868 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: John, William, George, Eliza, Charles, Hyrum, Ether, Parley, Lester, Elmer
2) Martha Jane Burns Ferrin 24 May 1917 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Died 19 Feb 1921 Ogden, Weber, Utah (apoplexy)          
Buried 23 Feb 1821 Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah
Sources
1850 US Census Milam, Texas (5 years old)
1860 US Census Weber County, Utah (14 years old) page 166
1880 US Census Harrisville, Weber, Utah (34 years) page 486
1900 US Census Plain City, Weber, Utah Sheet 8B
1910 US Census Plain City, Weber, Utah (age 64) page 8
1920 US Census Weber county, Utah (age 70 -should be 74)
Utah Death Certificate
Note:  claims birth year is 1846
Family Search
Ancestry.com
Hyrum Albert Taylor
Born 3 Jul 1848 Pedernalis, Texas
Married Louisa Jane Hinch 26 Dec 1869 Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana
Children:  Sarah, Nancy, George, Alice, William, Charles, David, Rose, Annie, Jesse, Leroi
Died: 30 Oct 1939 Turin, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Alternative death place:  Ponoka, Alberta, Canada
Note left on Family Search:  Hirum is my great grand father. He had a long white beard and was a gruff man with a heart of gold. He and his wife lived down the road from us in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada when I was young and he was old. He had 11 children one of which was my grand mother. I have pictures of him and his cemetery stone. He owned land in the Turin area of Alberta at one time. He brought his family to Alberta by covered wagon taking 4 months to come from Ruby Valley Montana, USA to Cardston, Alberta, in 1900 or 1901.
Sources
1850 US Census Milam, Texas (3 years old)
1860 US Census Weber County, Utah (13 years old) page 166
1880 US Census Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana (32 years old) page 369
1900 US Census St Anthony, Fremont, Idaho
Note:  This census lists Louisa as Elizabeth J
Eliza Jane Taylor
Born 16 Dec 1849 Pond Spring, Williamson, Texas
Married 1) Isaac Thomas Luckey 25 December 1866 Virginia City, Madison, Montana
Children with Isaac (born in Denverton, California): Nellie, Eleanor, William, Annie, John, James, Lillie, Rose, (born in Utah) George, Sylvia, Edna, Forest
2) William Morris 16 Jun 1917 Freedom, Wyoming
Died 18 May 1948 Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho
Buried 21 May 1948 Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho
Short life history:
Eliza's family moved to Ogden, Utah in 1852 when she was about three years old, then in about 1862, at the age of thirteen, the family moved to Madison County, Montana where she met and married Isaac Luckey in about 1865. In 1865 or 66, Isaac and Eliza moved to California to the Sacramento Valley, where they took up a homestead in Denverton, Solano County, California. Land records for Denverton Township show Isaac LUCKY as a farmer with a 160 acre section in the southeast corner of the township. These same records show his name spelled Lucky, without the "e".

The family farmed here for some 16 years, during which time they had eight children, Nellie Eleanor, born 29 Feb 1868, Minerva Jane, born 29 Jan 1870, William, born 26 May 1871, Annie, born 26 Mar 1873, John "Johnny", born 26 Apr 1875, James Thomas, born 7 Nov 1877, Lillie, born 18 Jun 1879 and Rose, born 29 Jul 1881. (Note The Luckey children may have been born in Rio Vista which is about ten miles east by south east of Denverton, which was quite a small town with a population in 1878 of about 54 families in the total Denverton Township.)

The 1870 Census for California, Solano County, Denverton Twp. shows Isaac (42) and Eliza (21) with two children, Nellie (2 yrs) and Minerva ( 5 mos). The 1880 Census for California, Solano County, Denverton shows Isaac T. (50) and Liza Jane (29) with seven children, Nelly (12 yrs), Manerva J. (10 yrs), William (9 yrs), Hannah (7 yrs), Johny (5 yrs), James T. (2 yrs) and Lilly (11 mos).
In 1882, the family began a long trek to Vernal, Uintah County, Utah. They drove a herd of cattle the 800 miles with several of the children helping out. Here in Vernal, they had four more children, George, born 18 Apr 1884, (Note the 1910 census shows George born in California?) Sylvia Laurel, born 2 Jul 1886, Edna Marie, born 13 Jan 1889 and Forest David, born 12 Jul 1894.

The 1900 Census for Utah, Uintah County, Vernal, shows Isaac (79 yrs) and Liza (54 yrs) with four children, Rose (18 yrs), Sylvia (15 yrs), Edna (11 yrs) and Forest (6 yrs).
They settled first in Steinaker Draw, later moving to a claim on Taylor Mountain and then back to Ashley Ward. Isaac Thomas LUCKEY died on 4 Nov 1904 and he was buried in the Vernal Memorial Cemetery on 6 Dec 1904.

Several years after Isaac's death, in about 1909, Eliza Jane packed up her belongings and with two of her sons, George A. and Forest D, in a one-horse buggy, headed for Starr Valley, Wyoming, where another of her son's, Johnny, had died leaving a homestead. She not only proved up on his homestead but also took up another homestead of 320 acres of land in the wilderness of Swan Valley, Idaho.

Eliza's family moved to Ogden, Utah in 1852 when she was about three years old, then in about 1862, at the age of thirteen, the family moved to Madison County, Montana where she met and married Isaac LUCKEY in about 1865. In 1865 or 66, Isaac and Eliza moved to California to the Sacramento Valley, where they took up a homestead in Denverton, Solano County, California. Land records for Denverton Township show Isaac LUCKY as a farmer with a 160 acre section in the southeast corner of the township. These same records show his name spelt Lucky, without the "e".

The family farmed here for some 16 years, during which time they had eight children, Nellie Eleanor, born 29 Feb 1868, Minerva Jane, born 29 Jan 1870, William, born 26 May 1871, Annie, born 26 Mar 1873, John "Johnny", born 26 Apr 1875, James Thomas, born 7 Nov 1877, Lillie, born 18 Jun 1879 and Rose, born 29 Jul 1881. (Note The Luckey children may have been born in Rio Vista which is about ten miles east by south east of Denverton, which was quite a small town with a population in 1878 of about 54 families in the total Denverton Township.)

The 1870 Census for California, Solano County, Denverton Twp. shows Isaac (42) and Eliza (21) with two children, Nellie (2 yrs) and Minerva ( 5 mos). The 1880 Census for California, Solano County, Denverton shows Isaac T. (50) and Liza Jane (29) with seven children, Nelly (12 yrs), Manerva J. (10 yrs), William (9 yrs), Hannah (7 yrs), Johny (5 yrs), James T. (2 yrs) and Lilly (11 mos).

In 1882, the family began a long trek to Vernal, Uintah County, Utah. They drove a herd of cattle the 800 miles with several of the children helping out. Here in Vernal, they had four more children, George, born 18 Apr 1884, (Note the 1910 census shows George born in California?) Sylvia Laurel, born 2 Jul 1886, Edna Marie, born 13 Jan 1889 and Forest David, born 12 Jul 1894.

The 1900 Census for Utah, Uintah County, Vernal, shows Isaac (79 yrs) and Liza (54 yrs) with four children, Rose (18 yrs), Sylvia (15 yrs), Edna (11 yrs) and Forest (6 yrs).

They settled first in Steinaker Draw, later moving to a claim on Taylor Mountain and then back to Ashley Ward. Isaac Thomas LUCKEY died on 4 Nov 1904 and he was buried in the Vernal Memorial Cemetery on 6 Dec 1904.

Several years after Isaac's death, in about 1909, Eliza Jane packed up her belongings and with two of her sons, George A. and Forest D, in a one-horse buggy, headed for Starr Valley, Wyoming, where another of her son's, Johnny, had died leaving a homestead. She not only proved up on his homestead but also took up another homestead of 320 acres of land in the wilderness of Swan Valley, Idaho.

On 16 Jun 1917, Eliza married William "Billy" MORRIS in Freedom, Wyoming. William was born in Sussex, England in 1861 and first immigrated to Canada in 1907, then across the U.S. to Wyoming. In 1920, Billie and Eliza sold out their holdings and moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho where they spent the remainder of their lives.

The 1930 Census for Idaho, Bonneville, Idaho Falls shows William (67) and Eliza Morris (79).

Billy died 9 Apr 1946 and Eliza Jane died 18 May 1948 at the age of 98. They are both buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Idaho Falls, Idaho.On 16 Jun 1917, Eliza married William "Billy" MORRIS in Freedom, Wyoming. William was born in Sussex, England in 1861 and first immigrated to Canada in 1907, then across the U.S. to Wyoming. In 1920, Billie and Eliza sold out their holdings and moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho where they spent the remainder of their lives.
The 1930 Census for Idaho, Bonneville, Idaho Falls shows William (67) and Eliza Morris (79).

Billy died 9 Apr 1946 and Eliza Jane died 18 May 1948 at the age of 98. They are both buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Sources
1860 US Census Weber County, Utah (11 years old) page 166
1870 and 1880 US Census Denverton Township, Solano County, California
1900 US Census Vernal, Uintah, Utah
1930 US Census Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho
Death: Online: usgwarchives.org/id/statewide/vitals/deaths/1911-1951
Burial and short life sketch: Online: http://www.findagrave.com/
William Taylor (twin to Lucinda)
Born 26 Apr 1852 Tahlequah, Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Optional birth place:  Texas
Occupation:  Farmer (1880 Census)
Married: Charity Catherine Hinch 28 Sep 1877 Ruby, Madison, Montana
Children:  William, Lillie, Albert, Ada, Frederick, Nellie, Leroy, Charles, Edith
Died 26 Apr 1927 Montana
Buried: Taylor Cemetery, Madison, Montana
Sources
Picture (1905, at his mother's funeral):  Family Search
1870 US Census Madison County, Montana (age 18)
1880 US Census for Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana page 371D Film 1254742. There is a farmer named Albert Norton with them in this Census.  Note:  this census incorrectly claims William's father's birthplace is New York
1900 US Census Sheridan, Madison, Montana Image 165 Sheet 8B Note:  this census incorrectly lists his mother's birthplace as Pennsylvania
1910 US Census Ruby, Madison, Montana page 8 Note: this census incorrectly lists his mother's birthplace as Pennsylvania - again
1920 US Census Madison County, Montana sheet 6 image 1131 Film 1820972 (67 years old) 
Online: http://genforum.com/zeigler/messages/400.html
Online: http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/database/d0164/g0000000.htm#I45002
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41478263
Lucinda Minerva Taylor (twin to William)
Born 26 Apr 1852 Tahlequah, Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Married Samuel Boynton Paige 26 Dec 1869 Ruby, Madison, Montana
Children: Ida, Albert, Oscar , Wilbur , Warner, Charles , Cleveland, Alice , William
Died 6 Jan 1904 Alder, Madison, Montana
Buried Taylor Cemetery, Alder, Madison, Montana
Sources
1880 US Census Beaverhead Valley, Madison, Montana pg 365C Film 1254742 (married, 28 years old)  In this census, they had a servant named Eva Freeman living with them
1900 Census Sheridan town, Madison, Montana Film 1254742 pg 365C (married, mother of 11 - 9 were living) Note:  her name is spelled Lusinda in this Census
http://www.taylorassociation.org/TaylorDescendants/b1105.htm
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=115590602
James Henry Taylor
Born 6 Mar 1855 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Occupation:  Farmer (1880)
Married Evelyn (Eva) Sharp abt 1888 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Children:  Ethel, Zella, Flora, Carl, Vera, Leonard, Harold
Died 17 Mar 1916 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
Buried: Portland Memorial Mausoleum, Portland, Multnomah,Oregon,
Sources
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67763823
1870 US Census for Madison county, Montana (age 15)
1880 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah (age 22, living with parents)
1900 US Census for Eureka, Juab, Utah page 26B
Note: his name is Henry in the record
1910 US Census for Baker City, Oregon page 9
Amanda Rosina Taylor
Born 20 Feb 1858 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Married Charles Wells Chase 10 Nov 1878 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Children:  Albert, Hazel
Died 26 Jan 1943 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Note: Middle name spelled Rosine on record. Lived at 1615 Washington Ave at time of death.
COD: Uremia (Kidney failure, specifically the poisoning of the body by the inability to flush toxins out of system)
Informant:  A.L. Chase - her son

Buried 29 Jan 1943 Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah Plot E-5-40-4W
Sources
Older Picture:  (1905 at her mother's funeral) Family Search
1870 US Census for Madison County, Montana (13 years old)
1880 US Census for Ogden, Weber, Utah (married, 22 years old)
1900 US Census for Ogden, Weber, Utah, (married, 2 children)
Note: incorrectly lists her mother's birthplace as Indiana
1920 US Census for Weber county, Utah (married, 61 years old).  image 746 Sheet 11.  Charlie

Barkwell, a 15 year old grandson, is with them.
Utah Death Certificate 


4 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the items you posted on the Taylor family. I would like to communicate with you about your connection as I keep the master database for the Taylor Association. doit4ron@gmail.com is my email address. John Ammon Taylor is my great grandfather.
    Ron Taylor.

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  2. Your photo of Eleanor Burket is labeled correctly! I have that same photo on a family group sheet showing all her children passed down from great grandparents--but my copy was very bad, having been xeroxed many many times.

    GREAT job on your blog :)

    Susan Jackman

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  3. Any relation to the Taylor's of DeWitt county Texas? In doing some research on an old forgotten cemetery

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    1. This family settled into Utah early - so it is doubtful. I've never come across any in my research so far. If I do, I will post.

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