Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
Subject:Re: John W Taylor abt 1846 to 1922
Post Date:February 18, 2013 at 14:07:39
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Forum:West Virginia Genealogy Forum
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I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated                     
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++

1910 -
Name: John W Taylor
Age in 1910: 64
Birth Year: 1846
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1910: Hoboken Ward 5, Hudson, New Jersey
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married = 28 [1882]
Spouse's Name: Catherine Taylor
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia

John W Taylor 64, VA - claimed 1st marriage
Catherine Taylor 45, IRE - claimed 1st marriage, 10 children & 4 living
Ernest Taylor 17, NJ
Catherine Mccoll 26, NY - married dau, married 3 yrs

1900 -
Name: Catherine Taylor
Age: 37
Birth Date: Apr 1863
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1900: Hoboken Ward 3, Hudson, New Jersey
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1864
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John W Taylor
Marriage Year: 1880
Years Married: 20
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother: number of living children: 4
Mother: How many children: 10

John W Taylor 55, 2/45 GA?? - clerk
Catherine Taylor 37, 4/63 IRE
William Taylor 17, 10/82 NY
Catherine Taylor 16, 4/84 NY
Jennie Taylor 13, 2/87 NJ
Ernest Taylor 7, 12/92 NJ

1880 -

1860 -
Name: John W Taylor
Age in 1860: 14
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Western, Hampshire, Virginia
Race: White

Joseph Taylor 47, VA - farmer
Sarah A Taylor 41, VA
James H Taylor 19, VA
Rufus Taylor 17, VA
Susan C Taylor 16, VA
John W Taylor 14, VA
Gracey A Taylor 12, VA
Isaac H Taylor 11, VA
Jacob L Taylor 8, VA
Mary E Taylor 6, VA
Sarah J Taylor 5, VA
Joseph E Taylor 2, VA

1870 -
Name: John W Taylor
Age in 1870: 24
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Mill Creek, Mineral, West Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: New Creek

Joseph Taylor 57
Sarah Taylor 51
John W Taylor 24, VA - farmer
Isaac H Taylor 20
Jacob T Taylor 18
Mary E Taylor 16
Sarah J Taylor 14
Joseph Taylor 12
Nicholas D Taylor 9

Skip the census records and order John's death cert directly from NJ. Parents names should be listed + their birthplaces.

No marriage record for Juliet Davis & john Taylor in WV.