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The TAYLOR Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on TAYLOR. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

One book in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deals in part with the Taylor family. It is Grace Curtis' Fahl-Fall and Allied Families: Abernathy, Barbee, Barlow, Byerley, Carle, Cassity, Christman, Eby, Frantz, Hornaday, Judy, Leedy, Leslie, Luke, Markey, Ozias, Powell, Ross, Snivley, Snyder, Taylor, Trotter, Weikel, Witt, and Others.

There are 39 different first-name entries for Taylor in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898) with three (with an identifiable Centre County connection) having a separate profile: Curtin C. Taylor (b. 1824, s/o George and Mary Dunlap); Hugh S. Taylor (b. 1868, s/o Hugh and Annie Starr); and James T. Taylor (b. 1827, s/o Henry and Priscilla Turbet).

And, now, your ancestors' TAYLOR neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

George, 45, laborer--93 S. Water
	Kate
	Jennie
	Hattie
	William C. 7
	George 6
Henry J., 40, moulder--72 S. Water
	Theressa
	Harry C. 18
	Curtin C. 4
Hugh, 46, laborer--291 E. Howard
	Annie
	Hugh S. 22
	Frank E. 20
	Robert B. 18
	Elizabeth
	Isabella
	Edwin R. 12
	Gertrude A.
	Harold A. 9
	Mary L.
	James G. 6
	William E. 4
	Bernice M.
Matilda--128 Decatur Alley
	Mary
	Effie
Thomas, 51, gardener--137 N. Penn
	Rachael

In BENNER Township:

Thomas, 80, retired--Fillmore
	Maria M.
	Harriet A.
	George M. 44
	Elizabeth
	Charles T. 15
	John E. 8
	Margaret M.

In BOGGS Township:

Clarence, 17--Milesburg
George, 60, laborer--Milesburg
	Annie E.
Henry, 75, retired--Milesburg

In COLLEGE Township:

Frances, 36, laborer--State College

In GREGG Township:

John J., 36, laborer--Madisonburg
	Amanda J.
	James E. 10
	Bessie B.
	Rose
	John C. 6 mos.

In HALF-MOON Township:

William, 58, laborer--Loveville
	Eliza
	Vanoris 16
	Ellis 12

In HUSTON Township:

Miles, 32, laborer--Julian
	Mary A.
	Elwood B. 5
	Lee E. 3
	Clair 1

In LIBERTY Township:

Frank, 35, laborer--Blanchard
	Clair C.
	Cora
	Elvia F. 4
	William E. 1

In MILESBURG Borough:

Lovan, 75
	Florence B.
	Anna E.
Thomas, 57, laborer
	Elvira
	Della M.
	Annie J.

In PATTON Township:

Daniel, 54, laborer--Fillmore
	Sarah A.
	Ella H.
	John T. 20
	George W. 15
	Sarah M.
	Harry 10

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Charles, 59, laborer--Spruce St.
	Mary A.
	Westanna 34
	William H. 26
Elizabeth--3rd St.
Frank E., 41, clerk--6th St.
	Harris L. 12
	Samuel B. 10
	Esther W.
Mary--Laurel St.
	Maud

In POTTER Township:

John L., 31, painter--Tusseyville
	Elizabeth
	Margery
	William 6
	David 4
	Ida A.
Josiah, 59, laborer

In RUSH Township:

William L., 27, laborer--Philipsburg
	Jennie M.
	Bertha J.
	Mary B.

In SPRING Township:

Arthur J., 26, nailer--Axemann
	Alice L.
Constance--Pleasant Gap
	Harriet
William H., 48, farmer--Bellefonte
	Arabella A.
	Charles 21
	Mary
	Franklin 14
	Reynolds 5

In UNION Township:

Elmer, 23, laborer--Fleming

In UNIONVILLE Borough:

Thomas J., 68, photographer
	Susan