An American Family History

Anna Bolen Taylor

Bolin is a Swedish ornamental name composed of the elements bo ‘farm’ + -lin, suffix of Swedish family names. Other spellings include Bolen, Boling.
Women played an essential role in American society as mothers and homemakers.

Anna Bolen Taylor was born in May, 1783 in Pennsylvania. Her son, John Taylor, listed her name as Bolden in Wesley Chapel Methodist Church records. Ancestral file has her name as Ann Boylyn. Her father may have been Peter Bolin.  

She left Pennsylvania with her family and became a pioneer in Ohio.

She married David Taylor about 1809 when she was about 26 years old. Their children and life together are described in the section on David and Anna Taylor. According to William Huber, the oral family history was that she gave birth to both a set of twins and a set of triplets in 18 months.

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
  • Ann died on September 25, 1823 according to her tombstone inscription at Mud River Cemetery in Clark County, Ohio.

    American pioneers migrated west to settle areas not previously inhabited by European Americans.



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