An American Family History

Richard Taylor

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
  • Northumberland County, Pennsylvania was settled after the French and Indian Wars when settlers seeking land began migrating along the Susquehanna River. It was formally established in 1772.

    Richard Taylor was born on January 4, 1814 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. His parents were David Taylor and Anna Bolen.

    Richard bought bought "one horse coult," from his father's estate sale.

    He married Lucretia Winget on March 29, 1844 in Clark County, Ohio. Lucretia was born in 1824 in Mad River Township, Clark County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Caleb Winget and Nancy Shellabarger. Lucretia's sister Bethany married Richard's brother David and her brother Martin married Richard's sister, Margaret.

    Their children included:
    Caleb Taylor (1845), 
    Mary A. Taylor Ridgway (1847, married Mahlon Ridgway son of Elihu Ridgway),
    Caroline Taylor Nuckols (1850, married Andrew Knight Nuckols),
    Martha E. Taylor (1852),
    Nancy Taylor (1854),
    Barbary Emma Taylor Current (1857, married James Knox Polk Current),
    Phebe E. Taylor (1862)
    and Harriet Taylor (1866).

    The family appeared in the 1850 census of Bethel Township, Clark County, Ohio and consisted of Richard Taylor age 36, Lucretia age 24, Alonzo Chaney age 10, Caleb Taylor age 4, Mary A. age 3, and Babe age 1 month. John was a farmer.

    They moved to Indiana about 1855.

    The family appeared in the 1860 census of Knox Township, Jay County, Indiana. The household was made up of Richard age 47, Lucretia age 35, Mary A. age 13, Caroline age 10, Martha E. age 7, Nancy J. age 6, Barbary E. age 2 and Lucretia's mother, Nancy Winget age 63.

    In 1870 they were still in Knox Township. The household consisted of Richard age 56, Lucretia age 45, Mary A. age 23, Nancy J. age 15, Barbary age 12, Phebe E. age 8 and Harriet age 4.  Richard was a farmer.

    Richard died on January 5, 1875 in Knox Township, Jay County, Indiana. Lucretia died in 1904 in Jay County.

    Jay County, Indiana was formed in 1836. By 1849 it contained 60 houses and had a population of 300.

    Clark County, Ohio was formed March 1, 1817, from Champaign, Madison and Greene Counties. The first settlement was in 1796. The inhabitants of German Township were German Lutherans who came from Virginia.



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