Was your William born c. 1860? his sister was probably Lydia B, who married Daniel Clifton. This is my husband's line and they were the children of William Taylor born in England and Lydia A I believe. If we are talking about the same family, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I live in California and we are snowed in at the moment. I examined every single census record for Ill. for a William Taylor born in England for 1860 and never found the father. I am a specialist in English research and have been for the past 25 years, so perhaps we can push this back further. Please let me hear from you...this is exciting because since 1978 I have not found anyone working on this family. I followed some of the children down in the Censuses in case you don't have them.
Thank a bunch