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William and Elizabeth Townsend Taylor

 
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William Taylor
Born: 08 May 1808 in East Arlington, Devonshire, England
Died: 06 Mar 1876 in Grimes County at the age of 67
Buried: Taylor Island Cemetery, Grimes County, TX
Married: (1)Elizabeth Townsend 26 Aug 1832 in East Arlington, Devonshire, England
(2)Louisa M. Rasco
(3)Margaret A. Rasco
Lived in Grimes County around Iola

Elizabeth Townsend
Born: ca 1812 England
Died: 22 Aug 1858 Grimes County, TX
Buried: Taylor Island Cemetery, Grimes County, Texas

Louisa M. Rasco
Born: ca 1830 Georgia
Died: 14 Aug 1864 Grimes Co, TX
Buried: Taylor Island Cemetery, Grimes County, Texas
Daughter of Lodowich and Mary Ann Rasco

Margaret A. Rasco
Born: ca 1843 Georgia
Died: 04 Apr 1876 Grimes Co, TX Buried: Taylor Island Cemetery, Grimes County, Texas
Daughter of Lodowich and Mary Ann Rasco
Margaret A. Rasco married 1st to J. C. Tillery 23 May 1858, Grimes Co, TX; Children - John B. Tillery and Catherine Tillery

Children of William and Elizabeth Townsend Taylor:
Susan Taylor - born ca 1835 East Arlington, Devonshire, England; buried at Taylor Island Cemetery, Iola, Grimes County

Elizabeth A. Taylor - Born ca 1836 East Arlington, Devonshire, England; died ca 1865, Iola, Grimes County; buried at Taylor Island Cemetery, Iola, Grimes County; married 23 May 1862 Grimes County to Elbert D. Rasco, son of Lodowich & Mary Ann Rasco

James Henry Taylor - Born 27 Mar 1837 East Arlington, Devonshire, England; died 16 Aug 1922; buried at Willowhole Cemetery, North Zulch, Madison Co, TX

Robert Taylor - Born 17 Mar 1840 East Arlington, Devonshire, England; died 10 Jul 1916; buried at Willowhole Cemetery, North Zulch, Madison Co, TX
Wives: [1]Lucinda Stuckey m. 13 Dec 1860 Grimes Co, TX buried Taylor Island Cemetery [2]Margaret F. Diserens m. 17 Dec 1868 Grimes Co, TX; born 18 Dec 1850 Grimes Co, TX; died 25 Dec 1919; buried Willowhole Cemetery, North Zulch, Madison Co, TX; daughter of John David Diserens of Switzerland and Sarah Ayers [John David Diserens & Sarah Ayers are buried in Zion Methodist Cemetery, Iola, Grimes Co, TX].

Mary Jane Taylor - Born 02 Mar 1843 East Arlington, Devonshire, England; died 23 Dec 1919 Milam Co, TX; buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam Co, TX
Married 19 Jan 1860 Grimes Co, TX to John Thomas George son of Thomas & Elizabeth George; born 23 Oct 1829 Pickens, Alabama; died 10 Oct 1884 Blanco County, TX

Children of John Thomas George and Mary Jane Taylor:
1. Mary Elizabeth George, b. 06 Oct 1860, Madison Co, TX; died 02 Jan 1933, Robertson Co, TX; burial Suggs Cemetery, Robertson Co, TX. Married William Louis Bevly 04 Sep 1879 Hays Co, TX; b. 05 Apr 1858 MS; d. 18 Sep 1939 Houston, Harris Co, TX; burial Willowhole Cemetery, North Zulch, Madison Co, TX.
2. William Henry George, b. 27 Mar 1863 Neshoba, MS; d. 12 Jan 1931 Hermleigh, Scurry Co, TX. Married Syne Louis Dement 21 Dec 1892, Lee, TX; b. 25 Dec 1869 Washington Co, TX; d. 19 Mar 1953 Houston, Harris Co, TX.
3. Mahala George, b. 10 Dec 1869 TX; d. 09 May 1913 Scurry County, TX. Married Alfred Ray Vernon 23 Dec 1890, TX; b. 11 Dec 1867, Grimes County, TX; d. 05 Jul 1924 Scurry Co, TX, son of John Vernon and Nancy Harriet Diserens. John Vernon and Nancy Harriet Diserens are both buried in Willowhole Cemetery, Madison Co, TX. Nancy Harriet Diserens was the daughter of John David Diserens and Sarah Ayers - both buried in Zion Methodist Cemetery, Iola, Grimes County, TX.

Rosinna Taylor - Born 13 Jul 1845 East Arlington, Devonshire, England; died 14 Dec 1847 East Arlington, Devonshire, England

William Taylor - Born 13 Feb 1848 East Arlington, Devonshire, England; died 08 Nov 1929; buried Willowhole Cemtery, North Zulch, Madison County, TX
Married 09 Dec 1875 Grimes Co, TX to Amanda Jane McClendon; born 23 Apr 1857; died 27 Mar 1930; buried Willowhole Cemetery, North Zulch, Madison County, TX

John Townsend Taylor - Born 22 Nov 1850 Grimes Co, TX; died 13 May 1897; buried Willowhole Cemetery, North Zulch, Madison County, TX
Married [1] Emiline Gemima Cryer
[2] 29 Apr 1885 to Mary Frances Vernon; born 04 Dec 1862, TX; died 08 Jan 1908; buried Willowhole Cemetery, daughter of John Vernon and Nancy Harriet Diserens.

Sarah Taylor - born 1853

Child of William and Louisa M. Rasco Taylor:
Mary Taylor - Born 16 Sep 1862 Grimes Co, TX; died 11 Oct 1889

Child of William and Margaret A. Rasco Taylor:
Mahala Taylor - Buried at Taylor Island Cemetery, Grimes Co, TX


Burial Information
William and his three wives along with several children are buried at Taylor Island Cemetery, 4 miles west of Iola, Grimes County. The cemetery is about 1 mile east of Taylor Island. It is on private property owned by W. B. Leonard and permission must be granted prior to going onto the property.


Immigration
Source: Atlantic Ports, Gulf Coast & Great Lakes Passenger Lists, Roll 3: Galveston Texas 1846-71
Name: William Taylor
Age: 40
Occupation: Mason
Country of Origin: England
Destination: Texas
Ship: Bark Isabella
Master: not given
Port of Embarkation: Torque, England
Port of Arrival: Galveston, Texas
Date: 1849 - May 11


Census Information
Source: 1850 Census Grimes County, Reel # 432-972
40 284 305
Taylor, William 42 M Brick Mason England
Taylor, Elizabeth 38 F England
Taylor, Susan 15 F England
Taylor, James H 13 M England
Taylor, Robert 9 M England
Taylor, Mary Jane 7 F England
Taylor, William 2 M England


Researchers
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