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Letter of Taintor Family in Batavia, NY--Hartland, Ohio--Illinois & MI & WI
Posted by: Marilyn (Brown) LeVeque (ID *****0121) Date: June 01, 2003 at 16:04:21
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To researchers, one of many letters in Book.

Transcript of letter written by Erving Taintor to Charles M. Taintor.

"Hartford, Cort. Co., N.Y., May 25th, 1847.

Mr. Charles M. Taintor

Dear Sir:

I have been informed by my Father, Eli Taintor, of Lee, Mass., that you are preparing a work on the genealogy and biography of the Taintor family in America, and that you would like to have a statement of the births, marriages and deaths of my family; I therefore, without any further ceremony submit the following as my family record----------

And I would here say that I have lately returned from a tour West, and have seen some of the Taintor family living in Genesee Co., and from them have learned the following facts. Benjamin Taintor, brother to my grandfather, Joseph Taintor, married Hannah Norton, of Durham, Ct., and removed to West Stockbridge, Mass; from there he emigrated West, and settled in Bloomfield, Munroe Co.; from there he removed to Batavia, Genesee Co., where he died Dec. 1822. His widow died April, 1825. Their children were:

Jesse Taintor, who now lives in Hartland, Huron Co., O. Hannah, who now lives in Batavia. Nancy, wife of John Gallup of New Stead, Erie Co. Rebecca, wife of Edward Chapman, of Batavia. Sally, who died in August, 1816. Mary, the widow Lawson of Batavia. John, who died in New London, Huron Co., O, about 20 years ago. His family now live in Illinois. Daniel, died in Jackson, Jackson Co. Mich., in March last. Augustus, who now lives in East Troy, Wisconsin.

The above is all I know of importance respecting any name in this State, with the exception of Fidelia and Ruth Taintor of Poughkeepsi, daughters of my uncle Harvey; and the descendants of Stephen Taintor of Coxsackie, Greene Co., one of whom, Alida B. Taintor, graduated at the "State Normal School," at Albany, March 10th, 1846.

I am engaged with my Father in the Pension business, and will necessarily be around the Country considerably. If I learn anything of importance respecting any of the same, I will transmit it to you.

Yours respectfully,

Erving Taintor."

transcriped from The Genealogy and History of the Taintor Family: From the Period of Their Emigration from Wales to the Present Time, by Charles M. Taintor Printed by Merriam and Mirick, 1847.

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