TAYLORS IN ENGLAND AND THE NORTHEASTERN U.S.
- Hi everyone. I am trying to connect my mother's family to answer
where they originated from and what happened to some of them. Here's
what I have. If you can connect, please let me know, or steer me
toward some help? Thanks very much...
I have been able to trace back GEORGE TAYLOR AND MARY TAYLOR, who
were born in the Derbyshire and Yorkshire areas of England around
1828-1830, their fathers being THOMAS TAYLOR for GEORGE and JOHN
TAYLOR for Mary. They married in this area around 1850 (I can look
up specifics if needed). When they came to the U.S.A. between 1865
and 1870, they settled in the area of the New Haven County in
Connecticut, their son JOHN marrying JOSEPHINE DOTY there in 1880.
The Censuses for 1870 also list daughters EMILY, CHARLOTTE AND
SARAH. EMILY married ?James MARTINDALE, and CHARLOTTE, I think it
was, married a WALTERS.
In 1883, 1884 and 1886 John and his wife Josephine's children were
born in Belleville, New Jersey. My grandfather was the first,
GRANT/FREDRICK, then MARY-JANE "JENNY", and GEORGE WALTER. Fred
married EXINA JOYAL, settling in Bristol, Connecticut. It appears
that Jenny married THOMAS R. WALLACE, and they were living in
Hartford, Connecticut when Jenny's Mom, JOSEPHINE DOTY TAYLOR, died
there, but after that it appears that Jenny was widowed, and also
that George Walter died young, both of them buried with Josephine in
New Haven, Connecticut. I cannot find where/when John died or what
happened to Jenny after 1907, when her mother died. Nobody's been
able to confirm what happened to George Walter, my mother, the
youngest/last surviving of Grant/Fred's kids vaguely remembering
stories of him dying young. She remembers her father talking of
having to go live with "Walters cousins" at a young age, and she and
my aunts told stories of a "Taylor boarding-house fire" in New Haven
that killed both John and Josephine, but this proved to be untrue
with research, although there could've been some catastrophe that
killed John while they lived in Belleville, New Jersey. John was
assigned a draft-card for World War I, but being in his 30s,
apparently never served.
I have all the Doty information tracing Josephine's family back to
the Mayflower. Her mother was Jane Brower and there's a connection
to the Montross/Montrose family so her marriage and a little
information is listed in a Taylor book involving the Mills family,
too, but otherwize I'm stuck, looking for anyone who can connect
with this family. Again, thanks very much for any help...Linda H.