Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sarah Kendrick Best Taylor and Thomas Dobson

Headstone for Thomas
Thomas Dobson
Parents:  Benjamin Dobson and Keziah Wolf
Born 8 Feb 1819 Butler, Ohio
Occupation:  (1854)  First Justice of the Peace (Milford Township) (1870) Minister
Married 29 Oct 1843 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Died 28 Jul 1878 Deloit, Crawford, Iowa
Buried Deloit Cemetery, Deloit, Crawford, Iowa
Sources
Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1830-1848
Black, Susan Easton, compiler. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848. 50 vols. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989. Private Donor.
1850 US Census Pottawatamie, Pottawatamie, Iowa (age 30)
1860 US Census Milford Township, Crawford, Iowa (age 40)
1870 US Census Deloit, Crawford, Iowa (age 51)
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18792574
Sarah Kendrick Best Taylor
Sarah Kendrick Best Taylor
Parents William Taylor and Elizabeth Patrick
Born 24 Aug 1823 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
Mentioned in Denison Newspaper 28 Jun 1893Mrs. Sarah Dobson is visiting relatives in Sac county for several weeks. 19 Jul 1893Aunt Sarah Dobson arrived home on Monday from an extended visit with the family of her son, Mr. Cyrus Dobson at Sac county and with her daughter at Carroll, Ia. 11 Aug 1897 :  Mrs. Sarah Dobson was visiting at the home of J. T. Newcom last Thursday and is at present visiting with her son, T. C. Dobson in Sac County. 8 Sep 1897 issue of same paper:  Mrs. Sarah Dobson and Clara and Margaret Richardson went to Woodbine last Friday. 15 Sep 1897:  Mrs. Kizzie Smith and Mrs. Jane Keith of Neleigh, Nebr., daughters of Mrs. Sarah Dobson are visiting relatives and friends at this place. Mrs. Keith is accompanied by her children. 22 Sep 1897Sunday last Mrs. Sarah Dobson and her children and grandchildren met at the home of S. Horr's and all had an enjoyable time. 20 Oct 1897Mrs. Sarah Dobson moved up to her daughter, Mrs. S. Horr's last Thursday for the winter. 
Died 27 Apr 1909 Deloit, Crawford, Iowa
Buried Deloit Cemetery, Deloit, Crawford, Iowa
Sources
Picture:  taken June 1905 at her mother's funeral
Birth:  Family Bible shown in book, Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 30b
Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1830-1848
Black, Susan Easton, compiler. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848. 50 vols. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989. Private Donor.1850 US Census Pottawatamie, Pottawatamie, Iowa (age 28)
1860 US Census Milford Township, Crawford, Iowa (age 38)
1870 US Census Deloit, Crawford, Iowa (age 46)
1880 US Census Deloit, Crawford, Iowa (age 55, widowed)
1895 Iowa State Census Deloit, Milford Township, Crawford, Iowa (age 71, living with daughter Arsena)
Family Search
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18792565


CHILDREN 
Note:  Mason's Grove later became known as Deloit


Mary Louise Dobson
Born 8 Jan 1844 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Died 10 Jul 1845
Sources
Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1830-1848
Black, Susan Easton, compiler. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848. 50 vols. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989. Private Donor.
Thomas Cyrus Dobson
Born 7 Aug 1846 Iowa
Occupation:  Town Clerk
Married Hilda Marie Ward 20 Aug 1869 Deloit, Crawford, Iowa
Children: Polly, Alma, Pearl, Alfred, George, Martha, Harry, Eunice
From Denison Review Newspaper 29 May 1885 A little three year old son of Cyrus Dobson, of Deloit, has been quite sick this week with a species of typhoid fever. 
12 Jun 1885The Calamity at Deloit
We gather the following facts in relation to the drowning of Miss Sarah Crane.
Mr. Isaac Bronson accompanied by Miss Georgie Springer and Miss Sarah Crane, a sister to his brother's wife, started from his farm for Denison, but as he intended to leave some grist at the mill, he drove towards the McKim's mill. The water run over the road and he was carried over the dam, below the road, and all were struggling in the water. Mr. Bronson tried to save both ladies but Miss Crane drifted away when her clothes caught in a wire fence, and the pressure of the water kept her under. Mr. Bronson caught on a tree and caught Miss Springer as she floated by. Mr. Cary Phillips procured help at Deloit, while Cyrus Dobson was the first to swim out. He tied Miss Springer to the tree until a raft could be made. Had the whereabouts of Miss Crane been known at once she would undoubtedly have been saved.
Denison Review 6-12-1885 The Deloit Calamity
Last Saturday our usually quiet village was thrown into a state of intense excitement by the report that there was three people drowning in Otter Creek. Hurrying to the scenes of the awful calamity, the sight that me the gaze of those gathering on the banks of the swoolen waters made the stoutest heart quail. For far out in the center of the turbid waters, clinging to a slender willow, were two beings calling loudly for help.
The call for a rope was responded to by C. J. Hunt (with a coil of rope hastily seized at the first call for help). Who threw the end to A. A. Lambert, who started for the tree to which the parties were clinging, closely followed by J. C. Phillips, Cyrus Dobson and W. Whipkey. Upon arriving at the place they found the parties to be Miss Georgia Springer and Ike Bronson. They quickly made the lady fast to the tree and rendered Bronson such aid as was possible. In the meantime those on the shore were constructing a raft with boards torn from the bridge, which was placed in charge of Myron Myers, who gallantly started to the assistance of those in the water.
He succeeded in rescuing Miss Springer first, whom he landed safely, then he returned and brought out Bronson. Miss Springer was taken to Mrs. M. Hunt's where she received the best of care and attention. She was nearly exhausted, having been in the water about 30 minutes. Upon inquiry it was learned that Miss Sibbie Crane was still in the water. A search was immediately made for her and her body was found lodged against a wire fence.
The supposition is that she fainted, and her hair becoming entangled in the wire held her until she was drowned. Had it been known that she was in the water, the probabilities are that she could have been saved. Every effort was put forth to restore life but to no avail. Her body was placed in the hands of sympathizing friends, who showed the respect to the departed that only christians can show.
The awful calamity casts a gloom over the entire community which will remain a long time.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church by Rev. Mr. Young, assisted by Rev. E. Fegtley, at Deloit, Tuesday, June 9 at 10 o'clock. We feel that there cannot be too much praise bestowed on our citizens for their bravery and coolness, especially Cyrus Dobson, Myron Myers, A. A. Lambert and W. Whipkey, who displayed much courage and nerve and great presence of mind.
Everyone regrets the death of Miss Crane. All was done for her that could be possible for humans to do. We must commend the ladies of Deloit for their efforts to alleviate the sufferings of those that were rescued and for their sympathy and care of the dead. 
5 Jun 1895-T. C. Dobson and wife of Sac Co., attended the convention held at Deloit Saturday and Sunday.14 Jul 1897The many friends of Mrs. T. C. Dobson regret to learn of an accident in a runaway while returning home from Odebolt which resulted in breaking her collar bone. From same newspaper 21 Jul 1897 T. C. Dobson and wife and daughter, Dollie, visited friends and relatives a day or two last week. Mrs. Dobson is getting along as well as possible with a broken bone. 11 Aug 1897:  Jennie Newcom (who became Thomas' daughter-in-law) returned home from Sac City where she has been attending school, for a week's vacation under the parental roof, after which she will return to attend normal. She will teach a fall term of school in Sac county near T. C. Dobson's. Miss Jennie is making a successful teacher, and is loved by all who know her. 17 Nov 1897T. C. Dobson, wife and daughters came down from Odebolt Friday. Their daughters will attend college at Denison this winter. 14 Dec 1897Elders Hunt and McKim started for Cherokee last Friday, by team, stopping at T. C. Dobsons Friday night and from there to Cherokee, where they go in the interests of missionary and Sunday school work. 1 Dec 1887- Miss Ward, sister of Mrs. Cyrus Dobson, is visiting with her. 10 Feb 1898: Cyrus Dobson went to Dow City visiting. Found rather more mud than snow on coming home
Died 12 May 1904 Deloit, Crawford, Iowa
Buried Deloit Cemetery, Deloit, Crawford, Iowa
Sources
Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1830-1848
Black, Susan Easton, compiler. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848. 50 vols. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989. Private Donor.
News : http://iagenweb.org/crawford/newspaper/deloitnews4.html
Marriage:  Iowa, County Marriages
1850 US Census Pottawatamie, Pottawatamie, Iowa (age 4)
Note:  going by Cyrus in the census
1860 US Census Milford Township, Crawford, Iowa (age 13, going by "T.C.")
1870 US Census Iowa (age 23, with Hulda)
1880 US Census Deloit, Crawford, Iowa (age 33)
1895 Iowa State Census Sac, Iowa (age 48)
1900 US Census Milford Township, Crawford, Iowa (age 54, going by "T.C.")
Catherine Keziah "Kizzie" Dobson
Born 7 Nov 1848 Pottawatamie, Iowa
Occupation:  (1880) Assistant Post Master in Blaine, Nebraska
Married James Henry Smith 24 Mar 1866
Children: Carrie, Hattie, James, William, Lilly, Sarah, Ernest, Grace, Arthur, Mattie
Died 1 Aug 1911 Clearwater, Antelope, Nebraska
Buried All Saints Cemetery, Clearwater, Antelope, Nebraska
Sources
Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1830-1848
Black, Susan Easton, compiler. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848. 50 vols. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989. Private Donor.
1850 US Census Pottawatamie, Pottawatamie, Iowa (age 2)
1860 US Census Milford Township, Crawford, Iowa (age 12)
1880 US Census Mills, Antelope, Nebraska (age 31)
Note:  Name spelled Kizzia
1900 US Census Clearwater, Antelope, Nebraska (age 51)
Note:  Name spelled Kizzia
1910 US Census Clearwater, Antelope, Nebraska (age 61)
Note:  Name spelled Kizzia
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71448647
Elizabeth Jane Dobson
Born 2 Dec 1850  Union Grove, Harrison,  Iowa
Married Irwin Elijah Keith 14 Mar 1869 Crawford, Iowa
Children:  Walter, Maggie, Adelphus, Allen, Daisy, Carrie, Jennie, Marshall, Josephine, Stanley, Mable, Ernest, Reeta
Died  3 May 1917 Albany, Benton, Oregon
Buried Brownsville Pioneer Cemetery, Brownsville, Linn, Oregon
Sources
Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1830-1848
Black, Susan Easton, compiler. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848. 50 vols. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989. Private Donor.
1860 US Census Milford Township, Crawford, Iowa (age 8)
1880 US Census Neleigh, Antelope, Nebraska (age 29)
1900 US Census Antelope, Nebraska (age 50)
1910 US Census Addy, Stevens, Washington (age 58)
Memorial: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=182648703
John Benjamin Dobson
Born 29 Dec 1854 Masons Grove, Crawford, Iowa
Died 22 Mar 1856 Deloit, Iowa
Buried
Sources
Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1830-1848
Black, Susan Easton, compiler. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848. 50 vols. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989. Private Donor.
Eli Taylor Dobson
Born 29 Mar 1856 Masons Grove, Crawford, Iowa
Occupation:  Minister (listed on death)
Married Emma Louise McKim 31 Mar 1878 Deloit, Crawford, Iowa
Children:  Blair, Austin, Alma
Died 28 Dec 1903 Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa
Buried 29 Dec 1903 Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa
Sources
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117007744
Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1830-1848
Black, Susan Easton, compiler. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848. 50 vols. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989. Private Donor.
Marriage:  Iowa, County Marriages
Note: mistakenly gives his middle initial as F
1860 US Census Milford Township, Crawford, Iowa (age 4)
1870 US Census Deloit, Crawford, Iowa (age 13)
1880 US Census Deloit, Crawford, Iowa (age 23)
1900 US Census Washington Township, Buchanan, Missouri page 6B (age 23 - should be 53)
Iowa Deaths and Burials
Note:  mistakenly gives his birth year as 1826
Billion Graves Index
Sarah Ann Dobson
Born 18 Feb 1858 Masons Grove, Crawford, Iowa
Married John Dale Newcom 5 Nov 1868 Milford, Crawford, Iowa
Children:  Anna, James, Raymond
Died 22 Feb 1881 Stockholm Township, Crawford, Iowa
Buried Deloit Cemetery, Deloit, Crawford, Iowa
Sources
Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1830-1848
Black, Susan Easton, compiler. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848. 50 vols. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989. Private Donor.
1860 US Census Milford Township, Crawford, Iowa (age 2)
1870 US Census Milford Township, Crawford, Iowa (age 17)
1880 US Census Deloit, Crawford, Iowa (age 28, living with mother)
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18819447
Ellen Dobson
Born 26 Jan 1859 Masons Grove, Crawford, Iowa
Occupation:  Correspondent for the Denison Review, Postmistress, Notary Public
Married: (Caleb?) Sylvester Horr 7 Nov 1875 Deloit, Crawford, Iowa
Children:  Ella, Olive, Minnie
From Denison Review:  Jan 1895Mr. S. Horr has put up a nice lot of ice for next summer's use.
30 Dec 1896: Cyrus Dobson (her brother) and family of Sac county, were guests of Mr. S. Horr and wife Xmas day. 2 Feb 1916Mrs. Ellen Horr visited a few hours Friday with Mrs. Bert McKim and Mrs. Almedia McKim at the home of the former. 23 Feb 1916 Mrs. S. Horr visited her niece, Mrs. Beatrice Riggleman, last Thursday while Mr. Horr attended the Comstock sale. 29 Mar 1916Mr. and Mrs. S. Horr went to Ulmer Saturday and visited with their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Putbrese and Aunt Lucy Dobson until Monday afternoon.  12 Apr 1916S. Horr sold his corn popper house and fixtures to Geo. Landon the latter part of the week. 26 Apr 1916Mr. and Mrs. S. Horr departed last Thursday noon for Thunder Hawk, S. D. where they will visit their daughters, Mrs. Robt. McKim and Mrs. Claud McKim. From there they will go to Montana to visit their son, Bert Horr. Mr. and Mrs. Horr expect to be gone all summer. Mr. and Mrs. S. Horr took dinner with Mrs. Dobson Thursday.
Letter written to the newspaper by Ellen in 1916:
*Thunder Hawk, S. D., April 20th
Dear Review:
As so many of our friends wished to hear from us, I take the opportunity of writing to our dear paper. We left home April 20th, after bidding many of our friends goodbye, for a trip to South Dakota and Montana, going by the way of Bronson, Iowa, to visit a few days at the homes of relatives, James and Martin Horr. The afternoon of our departure was very rainy. Goose Lake was full of ducks that flew up and lighted elsewhere as the train was passing
We were met at the depot by James Horr, who conveyed us in his auto to his pleasant home. Saturday evening after supper, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Horr and I autoed to Sioux City, a distance of 15 miles, where we did some trading. From Morningside we have paved streets for five miles to the city. The street cars and autos compel one to be on the lookout constantly in driving a car. We got back at 11 p.m.
On Sunday we partook of a lovely Easter dinner prepared by Miss Carrie Patton and Mrs. M. A. Horr at James Horr's home and in the afternoon we autoed to Graceland cemetery at Morningside, where Mrs. James Horr is buried. This is a lovely cemetery and kept up in fine condition. We left Bronson Monday afternoon, going by auto in company with James Horr and Mrs. M. A. Horr and spent a short time around the city. At 7 p.m. we took the Milwaukee train and went right into the sleeping car, where we spent a comfortable night and got up greatly rested just as we reached Aberdeen. We did not have to change cars there as usual and went on to McIntosh, where we left the flyer for a local train as the flyer did not stop at Thunder Hawk, our destination which was about the fourth station from McIntosh.
The first afternoon all along the way coming to Bronson some fields of small grain were up and in other fields men were out working in the rain. Tuesday morning we had reached the level country of Dakota, where one could see as far as the eye could reach. We missed the hills and the trees and the splendid scenery of good old Iowa. It is tiresome to my eyes to look over that level country. After we crossed the Missouri River at Mobridge, passing through the Indian reservation, there were small houses, but very little land under cultivation until we drew near to McIntosh. In and around Thunder Hawk and Lemon there are large fields and a great deal of stock raising.
The farmers are busy getting their small grain in. The spring is at least two weeks later than at home, but the farmers are prospering and all seem happy and contented. We are both feeling well and enjoying our visit.
With love to all. Mr. and Mrs. S. Horr

27 Nov 1916 : LEAVE DELOIT AFTER 50 YEARS
*Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Horr to Locate Permanently on Farm Near Glen, Minn.
*Review Writer Twenty Years
*Brief but Interesting Letter From Mrs. Horr in Which She Bids Farewell to Friends 
Glen, Minn. Nov. 17, 1916
*Editor Review: We arrived at Glen, Minn., November 2nd, where we have been enjoying a nice visit at the pleasant home of our cousins, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Goff, and where we have had land interests for several years. The many lakes, with the clear crystal water and the abundance of timber looks good to us. We have decided to locate on our land and move here as soon as possible and sell our home in Deloit, which has been our home for fifty years, and for more than twenty years I acted as correspondent for the Review. And I wish to thank the readers of the Deloit items for their support, which I appreciated greatly. I tried to be loyal to all in the general news, weddings and obituaries as far as I was able to obtain the items. Where I made mistakes I beg pardon. We were in the Deloit post office for eleven and a half years, with other business interests and thereby made a wide acquaintance. I served as notary public thirteen years and hope I have contributed something toward the best interests of Deloit and vicinity. I have a great many friends there that I hate to leave; some old people that I should have loved to comfort in their old age. But my health and that of my husband is so much better here. I think the change of climate is best for us And to my dear old friends, I will say, although absent from you, you will ever be held dear in my memory. With love and best regards to all and the success and best wishes for the Review.

Mrs. S. Horr
Ex-Correspondent in the Review

P.S. Mr. and Mrs. John Goff and my husband and I visited last Sunday, the 12th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Wedlock, formerly of Deloit, on Lone Lake. A pleasant home on a splendid lake. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Myers visited with us there also. We can have quite a gathering of Crawford county people for a picnic next summer. Mrs. Horr
6 Dec 1916: Sylvester Horr will hold a public sale at his old home on Saturday afternoon, December 9th, commencing at 1 o'clock. He is preparing to move to his new home in Glenn, Minn. and will sell household goods and other articles. 
Died 10 Oct 1927 Deloit, Crawford, Iowa
Buried
Sources
Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1830-1848
Black, Susan Easton, compiler. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848. 50 vols. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989. Private Donor.
Marriage:  Iowa Marriages
1860 US Census Milford Township, Crawford, Iowa (age 1)
1870 US Census Milford, Crawford, Iowa (age 11, with sister Sarah)
1880 US Census Mills, Antelope, Nebraska (age 20)
1895 Iowa State Census Crawford, Iowa (age 36)
1910 US Census Deloit, Crawford, Iowa
1925 South Dakota State Census Lincoln, Thunderhawk, South Dakota (age 66, widowed)
Emma Dobson
Born 13 Jun 1861 Masons Grove, Crawford, Iowa
Married Samuel Patton Spence 6 Oct 1878 Milford, Crawford, Iowa
Children: Ina, Jessie, Samuel, Clifford, George, Loyd, Orba, William, George
Died 15 Mar 1935 Colorado
Buried Riverside Cemetery, Fort Morgan, Morgan, Colorado
Sources
Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1830-1848
Black, Susan Easton, compiler. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848. 50 vols. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989. Private Donor.
1870 US Census Deloit, Crawford, Iowa (age 9)
1880 US Census Milford, Crawford, Iowa Page 49B (age 18)
1910 US Census Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa (age 48)
1920 US Census Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa page 5B (age 58)
1925 South Dakota State Census Fall River County, South Dakota (age 63)
1930 US Census Morgan County, Colorado (age 68)
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=73082110
Arcena Angelina Dobson
Born 28 Feb 1864 Masons Grove, Crawford, Iowa
Married John S Myers 21 Aug 1892 Iowa
Children: Charles, Mary, Albert, Clyde, Russel, Maude, Clifford
Died 21 Aug 1943 Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa
Buried Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
Sources
Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1830-1848
Black, Susan Easton, compiler. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848. 50 vols. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989. Private Donor.
1870 US Census Deloit, Crawford, Iowa (age 6)
1895 Iowa State Census Deloit, Milford Township, Crawford, Iowa (age 30, mother is with her)
1900 US Census Milford, Crawford, Iowa (age 35)
1905 South Dakota State Census Yankton, South Dakota (age 38, had lived there a year)
1910 US Census Washington, Crawford, Arkansas (age 47)
1920 US Census Des Moines, Polk, Iowa (age 54, widowed)
1940 US Census Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, (age 74, widowed, living with son Clifford)
Note:  Name given as Arvina
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=111900023




3 comments:

  1. You have a wealth of information here. You must be a descendant of William Taylor & Elizabeth Patrick, but which line are you on? You have information about several lines.
    Do you know about the Taylor Family Association website at www.taylorassociation.org or our Facebook page? I have a partial database of Taylor descendants that I use to help with the Taylor Association newsletter, but there are two Michelle Ericksons on that, and I don't know whether that is your maiden or married name. Laura Lee Winder, our membership vice-president, found your blog and told me about it. My email is eileen.phelps@littlehillservices.net. Hers is lauralwinder@gmail.com. Have you been in touch with her?
    Laura and I are both descended from Joseph Taylor & Mary Moore, but the association has hundreds of members from various family branches. We also have members and followers who are descended from siblings and cousins of William Taylor and we have colonial Taylor research and even a possible line back to London around 1600. I would love to hear from you.
    Eileen Phelps

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  2. Eileen, your email came back as undeliverable, but, yes, I have been in touch with Laura. I left her my bare-bones pedigree. Yes, I am a descendant of William Taylor and Elizabeth Patrick. For future reference about my blog, my direct line ancestors have a red asterisk. The rest added just for fun. Some of the families are from my husband's family tree. I freely share what I find here without charge.
    Michelle

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  3. I found the video of your mother's life and that gave me the clues to find you on the database I have. Ron Taylor, who is in charge of the Taylor database, is also a descendant of John Taylor & Eleanor "Nellie" Burkett.
    I also notice you are a prolific author. I've got a Kindle and if I can find the gift cards I got for Christmas, I will pick up on the start of your Chest of Souls series. I have several grandchildren who like to write in the fantasy genre, but none of them has ever published anything. They never get around to revising their first drafts, much less publishing them.
    My email address is longer than I would like, but I looked at what I put in the prior comment and I got it right. I hardly ever look at PAFologysources@gmail.com. I used to have eileen.phelps@gmail.com but Google jinxed it and it doesn't work anymore. I don't trust Google, so I use my own domain name, left over from my home business. I'm retired now and volunteer as an editor of genealogy newsletters.

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