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Jessie Taylor and Alice Sexton Taylor 1920
Posted by: Melissa Blankenship (ID *****0936) Date: May 10, 2008 at 14:32:58
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I have posted on here a few years agon and haven't had any luck so I thought I'd try again to see if anyone else is researching this family.

I'm looking for any information on my great grandparents Jessie Taylor who married Alice Sexton. They were both born about 1890. I have them listed on the 1920 census for Letcher county along with 4 of their children
name: age:
Jessie 30 born around 1890
Alice 31 born around 1890
Gertie 8 born August 13, 1911
Cisero 6 born in 1914, died in 1962 I believe in Floyd
Glessie 3 born October 11, 1916
Lee 1 born March 31, 1918

I believe there were 3 other children I found born to an Alice Sexton in the kentucky birth index 1911-1999. Charley Taylor, Dick Taylor and Sam Taylor.

Glessie was my grandmother. The problem I am running into is that Jessie, Alice, Gertie and Lee all died of some kind of epidemic in the early 1920's within two weeks of each other and my grandmother Glessie and her brother Cisero were the only survivers. I can not find any death or birth information for Jessie or Alice. I have birth years on the kids. Glessie and Cisero were sent to live with relatives in Floyd County. Maude and Linsy(not sure of the spellings of their first names) SLONE. I have found them both on the 1930 census for Floyd county. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I do have a picture of Jessie, Alice and Gertie.

I should also mention that I know Jessie and Alice were married in 1910.

Glessie married Roy BLANKENSHIP in 1937 and later moved to Ohio where she died in 1987.

If you have any info please email me at

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