Posted By:Paul Phelps
Subject:Re: Sarah (Wooten/?) TAYLOR, of Buckingham Co. VA
Post Date:January 07, 2008 at 07:27:45
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Forum:Buckingham County, VA Genealogy Forum
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I'm sorry, but I don't find these individuals in my files. You're no doubt aware of the difficulties of research a common name like TAYLOR, and most of mine are on the other side of the Blue Ridge, in the Valley of Virginia (Shenandoah, James, New River watersheds). However . . .

From the Albemarle GenWeb Archives:
* George TAYLOR appears on a 1758 list of those who provided supplies to the militia during the French and Indian War; there is no BERRY on that list.
* Badley (Bradley?) BERRY appears on a 1779 rent roll in Albemarle; there is no TAYLOR on that roll (this may only mean that the TAYLORs ==owned== their land).
* Bradley BERRY was enum. 1785 in a state census, household of nine white souls; there are two TAYLORs in that census, James (10 whites) and Benjamin (3 whites).
* William BERRY, John TAYLOR and Benjamin TAYLOR signed a 1788 petition asking for the state to issue paper currency (if nothing else, this implies that William was b.bef. 1767; I'd est. 1765 from his marriage date).
* Albemarle will index 1748-1800 says Bradley BERRY d. 1795; it contains no TAYLOR entries.

The first surviving federal Census is 1810, at which date there is no BERRY in Albemarle, but James TAYLOR of Fredericksville and John TAYLOR of St. Ann's were both b. bef. 1765 and are thus contemporaries and possible relations of your Susannah TAYLOR.

Janet Ariciu has posted a gedcom at indicating that Susannah was the dau. of Grant TAYLOR and that William had a bro. named Isham BERRY. There are numerous queries at the BERRY GenForum concerning Bradley, William and Isham BERRY. These men are also listed in the Mormon databases, which may be the source for the more recent queries and gedcoms. Be sure to check the various message boards and mailing lists for these individuals, as well, both under BERRY and TAYLOR and under Albemarle Co. VA.

Happy hunting.