Posted By:Pat
Subject:Re: James Forbes Taylor
Post Date:January 01, 2003 at 14:56:47
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Forum:Sullivan County, NY Genealogy Forum
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Jim, you can check the census for the years & places you want by ordering the microfilms from your nearest LDS Family History Library. Go to & click on Library catalog for info. Or you can subscribe to one of the sites that offer the census images; or I have

I checked Sullivan Co. for Taylors in 1850 & `60. There are 26 in`50 & 19 in `60. I checked the ones in Thompson & a few others. I did not find the family you found on the 1880. I did find an Alexander Taylor family with a 10 yr. old James in 1860. They were not in Sullivan Co. in 1850. I then checked NYC for the name Alexander Taylor in 1850. There were several but only one had a year old son named James. Some of the info. on this NYC family is at odds with the 1860 Sullivan Co. family, but the census was notoriously off on ages. I`ll type up these two familes below. Maybe you can tell if they are yours.
Good luck,
Pat R.

1850 NY state, Kings Co, Williamsburgh Village, pg. 484, Sept. 13.
Alex. Taylor, age 26, b. Scotland, chair maker
Elisabeth, 37, b. Scotland
James,1, b. NY

1860, NY state, Sullivan Co., town of Thompson, pg. 85
Alexander Taylor, age 44, b. Scotland, instrument maker
Elisabeth,44, b. Scotland
John Buckbee,26, b. NJ., instrument maker
all children born in NY