Descendants in Lyons
Wayne County, N.Y.

SOURCE: "History of John Taylor of Hadley, including accounts of the Organization and Meetings of the Taylor Reunion Association of Hadley, Massachusetts, and the Genealogy of the Descendants of the Ancestor," by Rev. Elbert O. Taylor (Historian and Compiler, 95 Colberg Avenue, Boston). Boston, U.S.A., Published by the Association. 1903.

The information about the descendants of Elijah Taylor tied to Wayne County NY comes from a privately-printed book prepared for the 2nd reunion of descendants of John Taylor, in Hadley, Massachusetts, August 27, 1903. Descendants of one Elijah Taylor, 4th generation down from the founder John, settled in Lyons, New York. As a convenience to site visitors and Taylor researchers happening upon this page, information was copied pertaining to all of Elijah's children and grandchildren covered in this 100-year-old book, not just those born or residing in Wayne County.

V. Elijah TAYLOR, b. Oct. 3, 1763, son of Reuben (Moses, John, John), m. Oct. 11, 1787, Rachel, dau of James HULBERT, of Northampton, Mass. Elijah was a soldier in the Revolution. His family tradition states that he enlisted from Northampton when only 17 years of age. His name is on Capt. Job Alvord's muster-roll in 1780 to re-enforce the Continental Army; and still again on Capt. Allen's muster-roll in 1782, and on Capt. Russell's pay-roll of soldiers who marched from Northampton to Springfield during Shay's Rebellion in 1787 to defend the Arsenal, by order of Major-Gen. Shephard. Children,

Betsey, b. Sept. 19, 1788
Theodosia, b. Jan. 8, 1790, at Northampton, Mass.
Polly, b. Aug. 25, 1791, d. at Northampton Oct. 4, 1811
Rachel, b. Aug. 12, 1793
Ruth, b. Jan. 5, 1796, d. in Northampton Apr. 18, 1810
Sybil, b. Apr. 16, 1799
Elijah Pomeroy, b. Feb. 2, 1805

VI. Betsey TAYLOR, daughter of Elijah (Reuben, Moses), m. Oct. 31, 1820, Abel MARSH, of Montague, Mass., and d. at Coldwater, Mich., Aug. 19, 1875, aged 86. He d. Feb. 12, 1876. Children,

VII. Lansing Carlton MARSH, son of Betsey Taylor Marsh, b. Sept. 23, 1821, at Montague, m. Jan. 24, 1855, Sarah C. ABBOTT. He was a physician at Coldwater, Mich., for 50 years. One child, Angie H., b. Apr. 19, 1861, m. O.D. CHAPMAN, a leading jeweller of Coldwater, and d. Feb. 24, 1894, leaving two children, viz., Sidney Dewitt, b. Dec. 11, 1886, and Margaret, b. May 22, 1888.

VII. James Hulbert MARSH, b. June 20, 1823, son of Betsey Taylor Marsh, m. Feb. 8, 1846, Charity HILL, and d. Dec. 20, 1864. Children, Frederick James, b. Mar. 8, 1847, d. Nov. 2, 1879; Frank Carlton, b. Oct. 21, 1849, d. Aug. 29, 1882; Willis C., b. Jan. 23, 1853, m. May 9, 1873, Nora GILBERT, and had six children, viz., Zella M., Philip Carlton Angie Margretta, Carrie Alcetta, Grace, and Fredrick James.

VII. Frances Angelina MARSH, daughter of Betsey Taylor Marsh, b. Oct. 4, 1825, now resides in Quincy, Mich., unmarried. She has been for more than 30 years closely identified with the work of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the M.E. Church. Of Hadley, Mass., she writes: My first memories of life are associated with that dear old place. There I bought my first stick of candy, and I can remember yet the red stripes winding about it. My first recollections of going to church and school are there also. I was five years old when my parents moved from there to Lyons, N.Y."

VII. Augusta Rebecca MARSH, son of Betsey Taylor Marsh, b. Nov. 21, 1827 d. Aug. 31, 1828.

VII. Charles Henry MARSH, son of Betsey Taylor Marsh, b. Dec. 9, 1829, d. June 22, 1830, both buried in the Hadley cemetery.

VII. Dwight C. MARSH, son of Betsey Taylor Marsh, b. Mar. 19, 1834, m. Aug. 26, 1855, Ellen E. BULL, and d. Nov. 7, 1873. He was a physician, and for several years U.S. Collector of Customs at El Paso, Tex. One child, William Dwight, b. Jan. 13, 1858, a lawyer, d. at El Paso, Jan. 24, 1886.

VI. Theodosia TAYLOR, daughter of Elijah (Reuben, Moses), m. Calvin D. PALMITER, of Pittsfield, Mass., and d. at Lyons, N.Y., Mar. 16, 1875, aged 85. They had four sons: Edwin; Frank, Ira; Selby. All dead. Frank and Ira left children, names not ascertained.

VI. Rachel TAYLOR, daughter of Elijah (Reuben, Moses), m. Nathaniel F. SMITH, of Poultney, Vt., and d. at Hancock, Wis., Jan. 14, 1880, aged 86. Children, Harriet, m. Rev. John McDONALDSON, a Presb. minister; Amelia; Hulbert; Laura; Lucy.

VI. Sybil TAYLOR, daughter of Elijah (Reuben, Moses), m. Charles PARSONS, and d. Aug. 16, 1883, aged 84. Children, Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. May 19, 1823, m. July 26, 1884, Dr. George F. FOOTE; Anna Maria, b. Mary. 29, 1825; John Clinton, b. Apr. 28, 1827, d. Aug. 8, 1827; Jane Eliza, b. Aug. 16, 1829; Sarah V., b. Feb. 27, 1833; Mary Frances, b. Oct. 27, 1837; Catherine H., b. Nov. 12, 1840; Charles Franklin, b. Mar. 12, 1844.

VII. Elizabeth Pomeroy PARSONS, daughter of Sybil Taylor Parsons, b. May 19, 1823, m. July 26, 1884 [Note: it would appear that she married her deceased sister Anna Maria's husband], Dr. George F. FOOTE.

VII. Anna Maria PARSONS, daughter of Sybil Taylor Parsons, m. Sept. 16, 1844, Dr. George F. FOOTE, and d. Feb. 16, 1884. Children, Frank; Theodon; Anna; Louise; George; Jennie; Sarah.

VII. Jane Eliza PARSONS, daughter of Sybil Taylor Parsons, m. Sept. 17, 1868, James M. SAFFORD. One child, Charles P.

VII. Sarah V. PARSONS, daughter of Sybil Taylor Parsons, m. Nov. 8, 1859, Rev. E.A. BEAMAN. Children, Charles; Arthur; Jennie; Elmina; George; David.

VII. Mary Frances PARSONS, daughter of Sybil Taylor Parsons, m. Lyman S. KIRKHAM, and d. June 25, 1888. One child, Isabella.

VII. Catherine H. PARSONS, daughter of Sybil Taylor Parsons, m. July 20, 1863, Ira BOUTELL. Children, Harry; Sybil; Grace; Frederick.

VII. Charles Franklin PARSONS, son of Sybil Taylor Parsons, m. Nov. 1, 1871, Lucy HARRISON. One child, Ira Harrison.

VI. Pamelia TAYLOR, daughter of Elijah (Reuben, Moses), m. Sept. 30, 1822, Ira WELLS, and d. Nov. 14, 1891, at Brantford, Ont. They celebrated their golden wedding Sept. 30, 1872, with their children and their children's children all then living. Children,

VII. Harriet Hart WELLS, b. Sept. 21, 1823; Harriet Hart Wells, dau of Pamelia Taylor Wells (Elijah, Reuben), m. Sept. 25, 1880, Edwin J. ANDREWS. Children,

   Gertrude A. ANDREWS, b. Oct. 10, 1849, m. Sept. 18, 1872, Francis E. BACON, merchant, president Chamber of Commerce, Syracuse, N.Y., d. Mar. 19, 1901. She had five children, vis. Charles A., Nellie Nichols, Ross Edwin, Lucille Olivia, and Fred Francis.

   Cornelia W. ANDREWS, b. Nov. 5, 1847, m. Henry E. NICHOLS, lawyer, banker, and prominent citizen of Fulton, N.Y., who d. Oct. 21, 1902. They had four children, viz., Gertrude A., b. Dec. 21, 1870, d. Mar. 12, 1890; Harry A., b. Oct. 28, 1872, m. June 21, 1899, Mary Stiles; Mary H., b. July 16, 1880; and William E., b. May 19, 1882.

   Graham Albert ANDREWS, b. June 11, 1864, m. May 11, 1892, Nellie CURTIS. He was a dentist at Lyons, N.Y., and d. Nov. 27, 1902, leaving five children, viz., Harriet, Frances, Edwin, Henry Nichols, and Clara Curtis.

VII. Graham Albert WELLS, son of Pamelia Taylor Wells (Elijah, Reuben), b. Apr. 19, 1827, at Red Creek, N.Y., m. Sept. 14, 1864, Amelia H. SMITH of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a prominent dentist, and d. June 25, 1894, at Indianapolis, Ind. No children.

VII. Frances Augusta WELLS, dau of Pamelia Taylor Wells (Elijah, Reuben), b. Feb. 25, 1831, at Lyons, N.Y., m. Aug. 14, 1854, Jesse O. WISNER, and resides at Brantford, Ont. Children,

   Helen Augusta WISNER, b. Nov. 19, 1856, at Lyons, N.Y., m. Oct. 6, 1880, Henry YEIGH, of Brantford, and have two children, viz. Marion Ada, b. Mar. 21, 1882, and Helen Frances, b. Mar. 17, 1884

   Harriet Pamelia WISNER, b. May 18, 1859, at Brantford, m. Jan. 10, 1900, Howard H. Hamilton, of Pictou, Nova Scotia. No children.

   Carlotta Eugenia WISNER, b. Oct. 29, 1865, at Brantford, m. June 3, 1889, James Henry Oldham of Brantford; one child, Helen Frances, b. May 11, 1895.

   Jesse Francis WISNER, b. Oct. 9, 161, in Brantford.

VII. Edward Bridgeman WELLS, son of Pamelia Taylor Wells (Elijah, Reuben), b. Apr. 22, 1833, at Prattsburg, N.Y., m. Nov. 22, 1866, Alice C. GREGORY, and resides in Clyde, N.Y. No children. He is a prominent politician, has been clerk of Wayne County, and was a member of the Assembly from the same county in 1872 and 1873.

VII. Olivia Pamelia WELLS, daughter of Pamelia Taylor Wells (Elijah, Reuben), b. Nov. 23, 1836, m. June 15, 1858, Samuel N. DADA, lawyer in Fulton, N.Y., now resides in Chicago, Ill. Children, George Salmon, b. Aug. 5, 1860, m. Oct. 1, 1896, and has two daus, Dorothy and Grace; Gertrude M., b. Aug. 16, 1862, m. Jan. 16, 1889, William B. FULLER, lawyer of Syracuse, N.Y., and have one child, Chester D., b. Aug. 1, 1891; Harriet E., b. Aug. 16, 1864, m. Sept. 19, 1883, L. Eldon STORMS, grain broker, Minneapolis, Minn., and have three children, viz., Newell E., Robert L., and Cora D.; William Newell, b. Feb. 8, 1868, m. Mary LONG, but have no children; Edward Wells, b. Aug. 6, 1873, m. May 9, 1895, Maud FAILOR, and have two children, viz. Gertrude Olivia, b. Jan. 18, 1896, and Edward Wells, b. Mar. 22, 1897; Charles Graham, b. July 28, 1875, not married.

VII. Ira Baxter WELLS, son of Pamelia Taylor Wells (Elijah, Reuben), b. Feb. 18, 1839, m. Oct. 14, 1879, Mary C. WOLF, of Racine, O., b. Mar. 21, 1849. He d. May 3, 1884. He was a member of Co. A., 3d N.Y. Cavalry in the Civil War. He left three children, viz., Olivia Low, b. Jan. 13, 1845, at Pomeroy, O., m. Jan. 4, 1899, John MacMILLAN, b. Apr. 6, 1873, at Kilmarnock, Scotland [Note: Olivia Low Wells' birthdate is obviously an error as she certainly wasn't born years before her mother]; Albert Lee, b. at Middleport, O., June 11, 1877; Edward Baxter, b. at Racine, O., Feb. 7, 1879, m. Bernice C. Brown, Apr. 5, 1898, have one child, Olivia Bernice, b. Mar. 29, in Brookyn, N.Y. [Note: marriage date of Ira and Mary C., or birthdates of the two sons, are suspect as well.]

VII. Sarah Rebecca WELLS, daughter of Pamelia Taylor Wells (Elijah, Reuben), b. Mar. 3, 1843, m. Dec. 9, 1864, Cornelius VAN DE VOORT, and d. Aug. 11, 1879.

VI. Elijah Pomeroy TAYLOR, son of Elijah (Reuben, Moses), m. (1) Jan., 1828, Jerusha DELLING, lived at Lyons, N.Y., and d. Nov. 21, 1881, at 76 years of age. She was b. May 6, 1807, and d. Mar. 7, 1870. He m. (2) Feb. 9, 1871, Lois W. ANDREWS. He was a prominent man in Lyons, retiring from business in 1875; was elected Justice of the Peace, serving such three years; was Deputy Treasurer of Wayne Co., N.Y., one year.

Children by (1),

VII. Ruth Ann TAYLOR, b. Nov. 20, 1828, d. Oct. 31, 1830.

VII. Emily True TAYLOR, b. Sept. 25, 1830, in Lyons, N.Y., m. Oct. 6, 1852, Thomas Henry WILLIAMSON, b. Apr. 3, 1823, in London, Eng. Children, Emma, b. Aug. 15, 1853, m. Nov. 4, 1874, John R. BABCOCK, and had two children, Roy Bancroft, b. Sept. 27, 1875, d. Aug. 18, 1883, and Fred Williamson, b. Dec. 3, 1886; George Edwin, b. Feb. 14, 1856, m. Apr. 16, 1884, Maggie McINTYRE, and have one child, Edith, b. Sept. 5, 1885; Nellie Jerusha, b. Dec. 21, 1868, m. Nov. 20, 1889, John D. TELLER, and have one child, George Emory, b. Feb. 16, 1894.

VII. Ruth Ann Maria TAYLOR, b. Oct. 4, 1831, m. Sept. 28, 1854, Joseph HARTMAN. Children, Pomeroy Taylor, b. Aug. 28, 1851, dry-goods merchant, m. in Sept. 28, ___, Ada HICKOXE, and have two children, Pomery, b. July, 1889, and Ruth M., b. Mar., 1891; William Theodore, b. Jan. 27, 1859, hardware merchant, m. Mar. 7, 189, Meligs W. ROGERS, and have four children, Joseph W., b. Apr. 8, 1890, William T., b. June 11, 1892, Milton Taylor, b. Dec. 15, 1895, and Isabella M., b. Nov. 8, 1897; Samuel Bell, b. Aug. 29, 1871, a partner with his brother William T. m. June, 1901, Gertrude STREETER.

VII. Elijah Pomeroy TAYLOR, Jr., b. Feb. 27, 1833, in Lyons, N.Y., m. (1) Nov. 18, 1858, Juliet PATON, who d. Sept. 1880; m. (2) Nov. 14, 1894, Nora Ellen WESTCOTT. He was supervisor in 1877-78, Treasurer of Wayne Co., N.Y., in 1879, engaged in the tannery business for many years, and now resides at "Hillside Farm," Lyons, N.Y. Children by (1), Elijah Dunn TAYLOR, b. Nov. 5, 1864, m. Dec. 20, 1887, Lulu A. YOUNG, who have two children, Devoy Young, b. Nov. 11, 1888, and Lettie Armeda, B. Mar. 13, 1891; Mary Lettie, b. Feb. 1, 1869, m. Feb. 10, 1892, Wilson A. LANGDON.

VII. Edwin TAYLOR, b. Mar. 26, 1837, m. in 1857, Susan WALRATH. He was a member of Co. C, 160th N.Y. Vols., in the Civil War, discharged for disability, and d. June 5, 1889, leaving two children, Lillie and James.

VII. Theodosia Palmiter TAYLOR, b. Oct. 5, 1839, m. May 20, 1862, Alfred GILKEY. He enlisted in Co. C, 160th N.Y. Vols. Sept. 4 1862, and served till close of the war. Had two children, Charles Alfred, b. Apr. 15, 1869, and Hattie Adelle, b. Apr. 26, 1873, d. Dec. 9, 1885. Charles Alfred m. Dec. 20, 1893, Lizzie C. ROBINSON, and have two children, Kathryn, b. May 13, 1895, and Alfred Robinson, b. July 29, 1900.

VII. Harriet Pamelia TAYLOR, b. Nov. 3, 1840, d. June 28, 1841

VII. William Delling TAYLOR, b. July 26, 1843, m. Oct. 1867, Mary UNDERHILL. Children, Willard Underhill TAYLOR, b. July 19, 1868, a graduate of Lyons Union School and of the Cornell Law School at Ithaca, N.Y., member of the firm, Choate, Henderson & Taylor, lawyers at 62 Wall St., New York City; Morgan Delling TAYLOR, b. Mar., 1871, d. 1895; Myron Charles TAYLOR, b. Jan. 1874, a graduate of Law School at Washington, D.C., member of the firm, Foley, Wrayan & Taylor, New York City.

VII. Lathrop Sprague TAYLOR, b. Nov. 1846, m. Sept. 7, 1873, Emma TIBBITTS [no further info in book].

VII. George C. TAYLOR, b. July 15, 1848, m. Oct. 2, 1872, Rosegene AGETT. One child, Myrta Rosegene, b. June 20, 1873.

Notes from earlier pages in the book:

I. John TAYLOR, The Ancestor, was b. 1639 in England, m. Dec. 12, 1666, Mary, dau of Thomas SELDEN of Hartford, Ct., d. Oct. 17, 1713, in Hadley, Mass. Wife died Jan. 7, 1713. [book gives names of 9 children].

II. John TAYLOR, b. Jan. 6, 1670, son of John, m. Feb. 9, 1694 Hannah GILLET, dau of Samuel Gillet, an original settler of Hadley. John was living in 1744 in So. Hadley. She was living in 1743. [list of 11 children, 2 unnamed].

III. Moses TAYLOR, b. May, 1709, son of John (John). Removed from Hadley to So. Hadley between 1727 and 1731; was alive in 1770. He was in the Indian war 1756. Children, Oliver; Reuben; John.

IV. Reuben TAYLOR, son of Moses (John, John). Birth, marriage and death dates are wanting. Lived at Rock Ferry, So. Hadley, and d. at 83 years of age, and his wife at 86. [book gives names of 9 children].

This info was taken from a delicate privately-owned book, available for several hours only for me to type the Wayne County information from. I won't have access to it again, so I can't look anything up for you, or answer questions about the family as I'm not a Taylor descendant. This is a rare book, probably unavailable for direct circulation, but your local librarian might be able to assist you in locating a copy of it on microfilm.

Caution is advised before adding information to your family tree as "fact" - keep in mind that this info was gathered by the Taylor Reunion Association 100 years ago. On the one hand they had information that might not have survived; on the other hand, 100 years has passed and new means of sharing and verifying information have come about. All information, spellings, dates, etc. should be confirmed by other sources.

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