Thanks, Thomas. Amelia's marriage is the correct one for sure, and Lucinda's seems right. The one for Joseph seems too late to be for my Joseph, although it could be a second marriage.
My major problem is that I have no definitive evidence showing that Amelia is the daughter of Edward Taylor. The indirect evidence I have is as folows:
Census data for 1880 show Amelia's father to have been born in MA and her mother in NY, which fits with the census data for Edward and his wife, Josephine.
Amelia was married in Genesee County in 1848 (at age 18), which fits with Edward's location -- he is in both the 1840 and 1850 censuses there. The 1840 census does not name children, of course, but the age profile includes a female 5-10 years old who could be Amelia (the profile also fits with the ages of other, known children for Edward and Josephine).
Amelia's birthplace is shown in the censuses as Canada (1850) and also as NY (1860, 1870, 1880). From the 1850 census data for Edward and Josephine, it would appear that they were married in NY, then moved to Canada (by 1833) where they had at least two children before moving to Michigan (by 1840). So Amelia could have been born in NY and moved at a very young age to Canada, accounting for her citing Canada as her birthplace in the 1850 census.
Finally, I have not found any other Taylor's in Genesee who are candidates to be Amelia's parents.
Amelia died in 1881.
Sorry for the lengthy post, but I'm having trouble pinning this one down. With such a common name as Taylor, I'd feel a lot better if I could find a definite link, such as a Bible record, between Amelia and Edward/Josephine.
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