An American Family History


Elizabeth Taylor

Shelby County, Ohio is in western Ohio and was formed in 1819 from Miami County.

Elizabeth Taylor was born on August 23, 1819 in Fairfield, Bath Township, Greene County, Ohio. Her parents were David Taylor and Anna Bolen. She was a triplet.

She moved with her family to Shelby County, Ohio when she was a girl and her father died in 1834.

According to the Shelby County, Ohio Probate Court guardianship records, Elizabeth was sixteen years old on August 24, 1835. Her brother, John Taylor was chosen as her guardian and the guardian of her sister Mary Ann. Her brother, Abraham Taylor and Reuben Staley were securities. On August 4, 1836, William J. Martin was appointed guardian to the Taylor children.

An Elizabeth Taylor married Simeon Reader Line in Shelby County, Ohio on August, 14, 1836. Simeon was born in 1814 in Miami County, Ohio. On November 10, 1840, Simeon married Anna Catherine Beaver.
Children of David Taylor
and Anna Bolen Taylor

  • John Taylor
  • Abraham Taylor
  • Richard Taylor
  • David Taylor
  • Jacob Taylor
  • Mary Ann Taylor Barr
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • and Mary Bolen
  • Ann Taylor Dill
  • Margaret Taylor Winget
  • Nancy Taylor Cox
  • Guardianship is when a court gives an adult custody of a child and/or the responsibility of managing the child's property. Before women could own property, guardians were appointed for their minor children if their husband died.