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Benson Taylor Family NY to OH to Gratiot Co. MI

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Re: Benson Taylor Family NY to OH to Gratiot Co. MI

Posted: 17 Sep 2012 9:09AM GMT
Classification: Query

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 parental birthplaces and family relationships +++



1880 -
Name: Philo Taylor
Age: 49
Birth Year: abt 1831
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Newark, Gratiot, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Harriet A. Taylor
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Vermont
Occupation: Farmer

Philo Taylor 49, NY
Harriet A. Taylor 43, OH
Calista Taylor 19, MI
Harvey Taylor 17, MI
John Taylor 13, MI
Mary Taylor 11, MI

1880 - live next to his father
Name: Elmer Taylor
Age: 30
Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1880: Newark, Gratiot, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Taylor
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Vermont
Occupation: Farmer

Elmer Taylor 30, MI
Elizabeth Taylor 23, MI
Arminda Taylor 6, MI
Benson Taylor 4, MI
John Taylor 3, MI
George Taylor 6m, 12/79 MI

1880 -
Name: Polly Taylor
Age: 66
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: Vermont
Home in 1880: Newark, Gratiot, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widowed
Mother's Birthplace: Vermont
Occupation: Keeping House

Polly Taylor 66, mother of Philo, lives next to Elmer

1870 -
Name: Polly Taylor
Age in 1870: 57
Birth Year: abt 1813
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Newark, Gratiot, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Newark

Benson Taylor 65, NY - farmer
Polly Taylor 57, NY
Elmer A Taylor 20, MI

1870 -
Name: Philo Taylor - lives next to his father Benson
Age in 1870: 39
Birth Year: abt 1831
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Newark, Gratiot, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Newark

Philo Taylor 39, NY - farmer
Harriet A Taylor 38, OH
Clara A Taylor 11, MI
Harriet C Taylor 9, MI
Harvey L Taylor 7, MI
John S Taylor 4, MI
Mary N Taylor 1, MI

1860 -
Name: Benson Taylor
Age in 1860: 54
Birth Year: abt 1806
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Newark, Gratiot, Michigan
Gender: Male
Post Office: Newark

Benson Taylor 54, NY - farmer
Polly Taylor 46, NY
Alsean Taylor 17, OH - dau
Sally Taylor 15, OH
Elenor Taylor 10, OH
Sally Morgan 73, VT - possible m/inlaw

1850 -
Name: Benson Taylor
Age: 44
Birth Year: abt 1806
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Onondaga, Ingham, Michigan
Gender: Male

Benson Taylor 44, NY
Polly Taylor 36, NY
Philo Taylor 19, NY
Lucy A Taylor 14, OH
Sylvia L Taylor 11, OH
Alzina Taylor 8, OH
Sally M Taylor 5, OH
Elmer A Taylor 1m, MI


1840 -
Name: Burson Taylor [aka = Benson]
[Benson Taylor]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Pittsfield, Lorain, Ohio
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6



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