An American Family History

Daniel Taylor

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

In the 1830s settlers began arriving in Iowa from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia. Iowa became a state in 1846.

Daniel Taylor was born on February 14, 1847 in Perry Township, Shelby County, Ohio. He may have been named for his mother's father, Daniel Branstiter. He was the son of Jacob Taylor and Sarah Branstiter.

He married Margaret Jane Lutz on December 1, 1872 in McLean County, Illinois. Margaret was born on August 20, 1850 in Kentucky.

Their children included:
Gracie G. Taylor (1875),
Effa Lela Taylor Petty (1878, married Columbus Franklin Petty),
Alfred J. Taylor (1880),
Daisie Ethel Taylor Campbell (1886, married Clarence Roy Campbell),
Margaret Taylor (1891) and
Sarah Pearl Taylor Johnson (1893, married Charles H. Johnson).

The family appeared in the 1880 census in Heyworth, McLean County, Illinois. The family consisted of Daniel age 33, Margaret J. age 29, Gracie G age five, Effa L. age two, and Alfred J. age three months. The children were born in Illinois. Daniel was working as a laborer.

They appeared in the 1900 census in Amaqua Township in Boone County, Iowa. The household consisted of  53 year old Daniel who was a farm laborer, Margaret who was 48, and Daisy. Their nineteen year old daughter Daisy was born in September, 1886 in Illinois. Margaret had given birth to nine children, five of whom were living.

At the time of his mother's death, Daniel was living in Pilot Mound, Iowa. Margaret died on August 20, 1915.

He appeared in the 1920 census in Pilot Mound, Boone County, Iowa with his 29 year old daughter, Margaret Taylor. He was a farmer.

Daniel died on March 10, 1930 and is buried with his wife in Pilot Mound Cemetery.
Children of Jacob Taylor
and Sarah Branstiter:
  • Daniel Taylor
  • Louisa Taylor Long
  • Leathy Ann Taylor Stringfield Gilman
  • Mary Elizabeth Taylor Campbell
  • Abram M. Taylor
  • Sarah Jane Taylor Burgett
  • Mahalia Isabel Taylor
  • Jacob C. Taylor
  • Henry Taylor
  • Richard Taylor
  • Kentucky was originally a Virginia county and included the lands west of the Appalachians. In 1780, it was divided into Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties. Kentucky officially became a state on June 1, 1792.

    Illinois became a state in 1818. A large influx of American settlers came in the 1810s by the Ohio River.



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