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DNA matches to both my mom and grandma

I see surnames/family names and places repeating, including matches on the first list (who match all three of us) but I can’t quite figure out our connection.

A.M. Long

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal: James McDonald died in Pennsylvania ca. 1830’s

Maternal: Ellen Hughes b. Llandudno,Wales 1873 d. 1918 PA

Ancestral Surnames

Allen [Ellen Allen b. 1782 PA d.after 1850 Fostoria, OH], Arras [Johann Peter Arras b. Oberkainsbach, Germany b. 18], Evans [Henry born Amlwch, Wales 1786], Hughes [Ellen Hughes b. Llandudno, Wales 1873 d. PA 1918], McDonald [James McDonald born in Pennsylvania ca 1790], McPherson [William McPherson b. Inverness, Scotland 1793 d.], Price [Thomas Price b.Wales 1610 d. St. Mary’s County, M], Scharf [William Scharf b. 1769 NJ or PA d. Maryland 1840], Taylor [Richard Taylor b. England d.1729 Anne Arundel, MD], Tracey [Samuel Tracey b. England d. Anne Arundel County, M], Treusch [Anna Barbara Treusch b. Darmstadt, Germany 1834 d.?

S, McCaffrey

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal: Patrick McCaffrey b. 1902 d 1984

Maternal:Catherine Brides b 1909 d. 1993

Ancestral Surnames

Brides [Ireland], Kearns [Ireland], McCaffrey [Ireland]

P. Spencer

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal: John Milburn, b 1863 d?

Maternal: Fanny Dunning, b? d 1841

Ancestral Surnames

Anderson [New Row Lindale, Lancashire, England], Brockbank [Stavely, Westmorland, England], Brown [England], Castleman [Ohio, Virginia], Cottom [Makersfield, Lancashire, England], Coward [Lowick, Lancashire, England], Curtis [Hebron Twnshp, Tolland, Connecticut], Dennis [Monmouth Cty., New Jersey], Douglass [Leroy, Gennesee, New York], Dunning [Shropshire, England], Fairhurst [Haydock, Lancashire, England], Grannis [New Haven, Connecticut], Greenall [Makerfield, Lancashire, England], Gutridge [HYdock, Lancashire, England], Hosea [Vermont?], Jones [Shropshire, England], Kinnee [Ontario, Canada], Manwaring [England], McAfee [Indiana], Melison [Groton Twnshp, New London, Connecticut], Milburn [St Joseph, Missouri, USA], Pearson [England], Platt [Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey], Rawes [New Row, Lindale, Lancashire, England], Relph [England], Ross [Ohio, USA], Scott [Ogden, Utah], Shaw [Hawmshead, Lancashire, England], Standish [Warwick, Lancashire, England], Thompson [Ambleside, Westmoreland, England], Whaley [Albany Co, New York], Wright [Litchfield, Connecticut]

J. L.

Most Distant Ancestors

Parmelia Coates to Ezekiel Gaskins in Kershaw, SC

Ancestral Surnames

Bevil [SC], Blackman [Florida], Carey [PA], Weaver [PA]

L. Cavner

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal: James Cavner b. abt 1830 NJ

Maternal: Sarah Sullivan b.1822 TN

Ancestral Surnames

Allen, ALLISON, BRITTAIN, Brittan, Brittian, Brooks, BROWN, BRUMLEY, Brumley/ S, Buchanan, BUTLER, BUTTS, CANTRELL, CAVNER [Woodson, KS/Ardmore, OK], COMBS, DAVIS, DENTON, DONALDSON, Draper, Duke, Eccles, FAIRCHILD, FAIRCHILD JR., FAIRCHILD SR., Forbis, Frederick, GARB, Hamilton, Hanes (guess), Hanna, HARDY, Harvey, HAWKER, Haynes, HAYWOOD, Heath, HEMPHILL, Henderson, Hocker HAWKER, Hopkins, Howell, HUDSON, HUNTER [OK, TN], Jones, Kesiah, Key [Crawford, MO], LAISNE, LAMBERT [AL], LAND, LANN [AL], LEONARD, LESSENE, LEWIS, Lynn, Lynn Sr., Lynn Sr./ Sr, Mar, Mary Baldridg, Mason, Matthews, MCCLANAHAN, McRary, MILSAPS, Morgan, MORRISON, Moytoy, NATION, NATIONS, Paine, Penelop, Person, Pewitt PREWITT, Pigeon of Tellico Moytoy, PINERNELL, PREWITT, Priscill, PRUITT, Quarles, Ramsey, Ramsey Jr., Ramsey Jr./ Jr, Robins, Robinson, Sara, Sarah Sall, SEAMANS, SELBY, SHARP, SMITH, Starr, SULLIVAN, SWAIM, Swan, Taylor, UNK, J.Cynthi, VAUGHAN, Willaims, WILLIAMS, Williamson, Wright

J. L. Orr

Most Distant Ancestors

Maternal grandfather unknown, resided in Clay County and Ray County, Missouri.

Ancestral Surnames

Battle, Chambers, Chew, Conn, Crowley, English, Hillard, Hilliard, Nicholson, Orr, Pulse, Redfearn, Rose, Ross ?, Townley, Wells

C. M. Achenbach

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal: Johannes (JOHN RUDOLFF) ACHENBACH b ~ 1700

Maternal: Barbara Rhodes b 1835

Ancestral Surnames

Achenbach [Germany or USA], Bäni [Switzerland], Fischer / Fisher [Germany or USA], Timmins [England or USA]

A. J. Cromwell

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal: William Williams b 1443 d 1468

Maternal: Jennie Mae Harwood MOORE b 1867 d 1914

Ancestral Surnames

CROMWELL

M. Slusser

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal:  I know nothing about my birth father or his family. All my info is on my maternal side.

Maternal: Rachel Alice Williams, b. 1861 and d. 1936

Ancestral Surnames

Faulk, Hankins, Pace, Smith [United States], Stepp

M. S. Glanders

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal: Jordan Gibson s/o Gilbert Gibson Louisa Co. VA

Maternal: Caroline Martha Liddon 1832-1879

Ancestral Surnames

Brown [TN], Cowden [AL, TX], Davis [TN], Dobbins, Evans [LA], Gibson [VA], Hughes [Al, TX], Jowell [TX], Kellum [TX], Liddon [TN, AL, TX], Mashburn [NC, TX], Paralee [TN], Puckett [VA,TN, TX], Rice [VA], Rutledge, Scott [TN, MO, TX], Tucker [TN], Turner-Lemay [VA]

J. A. Maddox

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal: Cornelius Maddox b 1660 d 1706

Maternal: Elizabeth Thompson b 1787 d 1870

Ancestral Surnames

Anderson, Anthony, Aubrey, Awbrey, Beauchamp, Brady, Brown, BURTON, Childers, Douglass, Drury, Eckhols, Fielding, Holland, Howard, Jackson, Jennings, Jones, Kerby, Key, Kirby [Virginia>Indiana>Texas], Langsford, LLoyd, Lucas, Luther, LYNCH, Maddocks, Maddox [South Carolina>Alabama>Mississippi>Texas], Margaret, McDaniel, McDaniels, McKenzie, Meador, Moseley, Mosely [Virginia>Tennesee>Kentucky>Texas], Mozley [Virginia>Tennesee>Kentucky>Texas], Mullins, Mulve, Neale, Owen, Pass, Paul, PERKINS, Phillips, Polteney, Randolph, Ray, Robinson, Ross, Rucker [Virginia>Texas], Rushing, Shelton, Smallwood, Stone, Taliaferro, Thomas, Thompson, Tinsley, Tompkins, Townsend, Tramel, Tucker, Tynsley, Warren, Wheeler, White, Whittle, Woodard, Wright

S. E. Tompkins

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal: Jacob Sheets, b. 1725, PAd. 1806 MD

Maternal: Margaret Mashburn, b. c. 1793 Burke Co, NC

Ancestral Surnames

Aberli, Adraiens, Allen, Amos, Austin [RI-VT, USA], Babcock, Baldwin, Barber, Baur, Bibighaussen, Bien, Bienhaus, Birge, Bissell, Blunt, Bourne, Brownell, Connett, Cowper, Cram, Crandall, Creighton, Crow [PA-VA, USA], DeLong, Downer [MA-CT, USA], Drake, Drane, Ellsworth, ENGEL, Eno, Enz, Etheridge, Ethridge [TN-MO, USA], Faust, Feucht, Flach, Flick, Freeman, Frey, Fuchs, Gates, Gaylord, Geyer?, Gifford, Grafton, Hlker, Hüber, Habel (Habe), Hall, Hartzell [PA-OH, USA], Hebel (Habe), Hegetschweiler, Helker/Halker [Germany], Henderson [Augusta, VA, USA], Herbel, Hill [Glamorgan, Wales], Holcomb, Holmes, Holt, Huber, Jones [Cardigan, Wales], Kieffer, Kleinhans [PA, USA], Knight, Kuhn, Kusterer, Lazell [MA-CT, USA], Lee, Lerch, Llewellyn, Lloyd [Wales], Loomis [CT-VT, USA], Mashburn [Burke, NC, USA], McMullen [Augusta, VA, USA], Meekcome, Meinel, Melyn, Moore, Morris, Munsell [RI-CT-VT-IL, USA], Nowlane, Oberly [Switzerland-PA, USA], Parry, Partridge [England-MA, USA], Pendergraft [NC, USA], Pendergrass, Pendergrass (Prendergast), Perry [KY, USA], Pugh (Pew), Pugh/Pew [KY, USA], Raymer, Reese [PA-WV, USA], Reh, Roden, Rogers, Rossmeisel, Rusmisel [Bohemia-Ger-PA-VA], Rusmisel (Rosmeissel), Schaufele, Schumacher (Schumaker), Scott, Sheets [MD-KS, USA], Sickhinger, Siglin, Sikinger [Germany], Sommer, Staubes, Staubus [Germany-VA], Stroud, Sutherland [Scotland-OH], Swaine, Talkington [WV, USA], Tracy [England-MA, USA], Trenk, Veare, Vincent, Vincent ?, Wallbridge [CT, USA], Watson, Way, Weare, Wetzel, White, Wilbor, Wilbore, Wilkinson, Wilson, Winans, Wismer, Wolf

D. D. Gililland

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal: William Gilliland b. 1801 KY d. abt 1875 in TX

Maternal: Abraham Kuykendall

Ancestral Surnames

Ashworth, Ashworth/, Sr, Bridges, Bridges/, Sr, Clardy [Texas], Flowers [Texas], Ford, Gililland, Gilliland, Gilliland/, Sr, GUFFEE, Johnson, KEITH, Kuykendall, Plumlee [Arkansas Texas], Thompson, Tigert [Indiana Texas], Williams, Williams/ I, Williams/ II, Williams/, Jr, Wood, Wynne

S. E. White

Ancestral Surnames

Smith [Pennsylvania], White [California]

M. Thompson

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal: Joseph Sanford Hall b 1775 VA d 1851 SC

Maternal: Martha Melinda McCrory b 1820 NC d 1905 TN

Ancestral Surnames

Akin [NC/HardemanCoTN], Alban [CardiganshireWales], Banks [KnoxCoIN/IL/KY/TN], Bishop [AndersonCoSC], Canada [GibsonCoTN/DyerCoTN], Cary [AndersonCoSC], Cox [NC/HardemanCoTN], Davis [AndersonCoSC], Dowdy [Virginia/HardemanCoTN], Evans [FlintshireWales/ChattanoogaTN], Eveleth [RI/OH/KY], Felts [VA/LauderdaleCoTN], Galloway [AL/HardemanCoTN], Green [SC], Hall [VA/AndersonCoSC/TalladegaAL/LauderdaleCoTN], Henderson [HamiltonCoTN/CherokeeCoAL], Henning [SC/LauderdaleCoTN], Hoffner [PA/OH], Jack [KnoxCoTN/CherokeeAL/RomeGA], Johnson [KnoxCoIN/IL], Mayfield [AndersonCoSC/TalladegaAL], McCoy [SC/TalladegaAL], McCrory [NC/HardemanCoTN], Powell [CarmarthenshireWales/FlintshireWales], Pullam [KnoxCoIN/IL], Taggart [RI], Taylor [PA/RheaCoTN], Yates [NC/GibsonCoTN]

C. C. DeVine

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal: Thomas Lee Devine b: 1748 Ireland and d: 1840 TN

Maternal: Elizabeth Wilson b. abt 1795 NC and d. 1860 AL

Ancestral Surnames

Adcock [NC], Baker [AL], Barfield [N & S Carolina], Berry [South Carolina], Broughton [SC], Callaway, Cannon [SC], Carson [South Carolina], Carter, Chandler [North Carolina], Chinnabee [MS], Couillandeau, Daniel [Alabama], de St. Julien [SC], Debose, DeChastaigner [SC], Desmond [AL], DeVine [South Carolina], Devine (Divine), DeVine/ Jr, DeVine/ Sr, Dill, Divine, Divine/ Sr, Donaldson [VA], Duboise (Debose), DuBose, Dubose/DeBoise [South Carolina], Dunn [North Carolina], Eddins/Eddings [South Carolina], Ervin [South Carolina], Fitzpatrick [South Carolina], Frierson, George, Grimes [North Carolina], Ham [South Carolina], Hardin, Harford, Haws [VA], Hudson [Virginia], Hussey [South Carolina], Jordan [South Carolina], Kearley [Alabama], Lavender [North Carolina], Lawson [North Carolina], Lucas [South Carolina], Mattox [VA], McMahan [North Carolina], Mims [South Carolina], Moffit Farrar, Mott [North Carolina], Nancy [SC], Nolen [Alabama], Pettus [Virginia], Pierce [NC], Pollard [South Carolina], Ragan/Ragin [SC], Ravenel/Ravenal [SC], Salisbury [South Carolina], Sallus [VA], Sinclair [South Carolina], Smith [North Carolina], Stacey [South Carolina], Stiggins [Alabama], Stokeley [VA], Stokes [South Carolina], Thomas [AL], Towles [VA], Turner [South Carolina], Vallott [VA], Wagoner/Waggoner [Alabama], Wall [VA], Welch [South Carolina], Whatley, Wilson [NC]

F. S. Jones

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal: Thomas Jones Sr. c. 1732 Rowan NC – 1814 Montg. KY

Maternal:

Ancestral Surnames

Armistead, Barnard, Beck, Dotson, Eastman, Farish, Holdren, Iverson, Jones [Rowan NC – Bath KY], LaFon, Lipman [Ger], Lowther, Miller, Ralls, Rogers, Schmid [Ger], Shortridge ?, Stone, Thompson [NC-KY], Williams

B. L. Marston (Grandma also matches C. L. Marston registered to the same email address)

Ancestral Surnames

(Marston), (Smith), Ayres, Beatty, Beaumont, Bennett, Bland, Boulton, Campbell, Carroll, Claxon, Coleman, Colley, Corbin?, Crow, Cummins, Day, Downey, Dunavent, Eads, Elizabeth, Estes, Garvey, Goode, Greene, Groom, Hammon, Hammond, Hill, Hitt, Hudson, Hudson/, Sr, Johnson, Jones, Kemper, Kendrick, Layton, Leanna, Marston, McPherron, Meek, Morgan, Perkins, Roach, Robinson, Russell, Saunders, Slaughter, Smith, Steger, Stephenson, Talley, Thornton, Threlkeld, Venard, Wainscott, Woolums, Wright

B. J. Wilbourne

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal: Wilbourne

Maternal: Garside

Ancestral Surnames

Aggen, Andrews, Baker, Barker, Baumgartner, Becker, Beeman, Behr, Bell, Bennett, Bierdeman, Bierdemann, Blakey, Boothe, Bowen, Bucy, Carter, Chaney, Courtney, Crabtree, Cron, Davis, Dodge, Donnellan, DUREMANN, Fey, Fickel, Fish, Fuerst, Gallop, Garside, Godfrey, Halstead, Hempstead or Usher, Jay, Johnson, Jones/ Bel, Joy, Joy/, Kezar, Kezer, Kieffer, Lamb, LARCUM, Laycock, Major, MAJORY, MASURY, Masury/ Jo, Moore, Morris, Morse, Pary, Phelps, Prince, Reynolds, Rosser, Runyon, Sallie, Scott, Shriver, Skinner, Stark, Stark/ J, Stark/ Re, stevens, Van Court, Vineyard, Von Muench Brucker, Waggoner, Webber, Wells, Wilbourn, Wilbourne, Willbourne, Willburn, Willburn (Welbourne), Williams, WOODMANSEE, WOODSON

D. D. Kessberger

Most Distant Ancestors

Paternal: Morris E. Potts b.1904 d??

Maternal:  E. Maxine Hardwick b.1910 d.1980

Birth name Potts. Lived in Missouri all my life.

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To those whose DNA matches mine, mom’s, and grandma’s

Congratulations, those are some strong genes!  But seriously, I was going through my maternal matches and saw that only a few who match all 3 of us shared any genealogical information in their profiles.  These are them, their most distant ancestors if listed, and their surnames, if shared:

E. H. Vannoy, S. Vannoy, and M. Vannoy
Most Distant Ancestors
Paternal: Elijah Vannoy b c1784 Wilkes NC d c1850 Hancock TN
Maternal: Mary Ann Ford, b 1835 Pulaski KY, d 1925 Pettis MO

[VA→TN], Sims [VA], Talbot [-], Thornton, Thorton [VA], Truel [France→VA→KY→MO], Tryntye, Tussey [DE→NC→TN], Ukn., Unk., Upton [England→MO], Valentine [KY], Van Noy [NC→TN→MO], Vannoy [NC→TN→MO], Vanoy [NC→TN→MO], Walker [NC→TN], Ward [-], Wash [-], Waters [VA], Webb [KY→TN], Whitcher [-], Wisdom [VA→MS], Wolf, Wolfhardt [Germany→PA], Woodruf [-], Zimmerman [Germany]

R. C. Douglas
Most Distant Ancestors
Paternal: John Douglass b.30/12/1731, St Pauls London Eng.
Maternal: Mary (surname unknown)

Champion [Cornwall], Dixon [West Bromwich England], Douglas [London], Douglas [Cambridgeshire], Douglas [Western Australia], Douglas [Glasgow], Douglas [New Zealand], Douglass [Cambridgeshire], Duglas [Covent Gardens London]

J. Springer

Springer [Pennsylvania]

V. G. Moore
Most Distant Ancestors
Paternal: John Jackson Moore, 1754 – 1842
Maternal: Susan Jane Lite, 1839 – 1906

F. D. Akin
Most Distant Ancestors
Paternal: Brantly Duncan b.1821 SC d.1864, GA
Maternal: Nancy E Cain b.1802 GA, d.1885 GA

Cain [GA], Dobbins [GA], Duncan [GA/SC], Head [GA], Robinson [Carroll-GA], Smith [Carroll-GA], Stewart [GA], Warren [GA]

J. Hagen
Most Distant Ancestors
Arnold Hagenbucher born in Switzerland. Came to US. Married Albertina Polier
Hagen [US], Hagenbucher [Switzerland, US], Moore [Ontario Canada, US], Polier [US]

I have no idea how to connect them, other than some matches one match had family in areas I know we had Taylor, Brummit, or Evans ancestors.  Either I am missing some branch of my family or they are.  Most likely both.

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William Brumet Brummet Brummit Brummett

His last name just keeps getting longer and longer.  I found William on the 1830s census in Chariton, Missouri (which matches the record of marriage I found for William Brumet and Sarah “Sally” Evans) BUT I DON’T HAVE A COPY OF IT!!!  I saved a copy to my tablet as I do every Sunday I visit the library and find records.  I don’t know what happened because I definitely downloaded a copy to my tablet but when I went to my files to look for it it was missing. The others were there, just not 1830 so I went to FamilySearch to find it again.  The info on it isn’t available unless you pay Ancestry.  Thankfully I took sloppy notes   Chariton County is right next to Livingston County.

William Brummit owned land in Chariton Missouri by September 30, 1835.
William Brummit owned land in Chariton Missouri by September 30, 1835.
William Brummet on the 1830 Census Chariton Missouri
William Brummet on the 1830 Census Chariton Missouri
William and Sarah had a son older than my Mary Ann
William and Sarah had a son older than my Mary Ann “Polly” Brummet, and from internet searches it seems that there was a younger sister too. This younger sister may have been Eliza Jane Brummitt (speculation based on Google searches).
William Brummett on the 1840s in Jefferson, Livingston County, Missouri. Susan would be the one female under 5, Henry and James the two males under 5, Mary Ann and Eliza Jane the two females 5-9, the oldest son one male 10-14, and William and Sarah the two 20-49.
William Brummett on the 1840s in Jefferson, Livingston County, Missouri. Susan would be the one female under 5, Henry and James the two males under 5, Mary Ann and Eliza Jane the two females 5-9, the oldest son one male 10-14, and William and Sarah the two 20-49.

If you know anything about this family please email me tellthejourneyblog@gmail.com

UPDATE 11/30/14

Here it is! William Brummet on the 1830 Census Chariton County Missouri
Here it is! William Brummet on the 1830 Census Chariton County Missouri
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The Mystery of Sarah Jane Taylor: 1860 Census, Shelby Missouri and a Round Up

Ben sent me the 1860 census for Salt River Township, Shelby County, Missouri.  Thank you Ben!

James Taylor's family 1860
James Taylor’s family 1860

We see James (J.W.) is a carpenter,  is already married to Geraldine Dennisson, and only Isaiah and Jane are listed from his marriage to Mary A. Bromett.  The History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas mention a third child who was deceased at the time the book was written (as was Isaiah, Sarah Jane Taylor being the only child of Mary A. Bromett who was alive) so I assume the child was likely already deceased.  James and Geraldine have a two year old Samuel and have James’ brother Wesley Taylor living with them.  They appear to also have a relative of Geraldine’s, Dillard Dennisson living with them as well.  The whole family is living with May Thomas, Walter? W. Simon, a lumber dealer, and William Walker, a carpenter.  Interestingly, only James is listed as having real estate, valued at $3000.

Ben also found a record of marriage for James Taylor and Geraldine Dennisson:

James Taylor and Geraldine Dennisson (2nd wife) were married July 16, 1857 also in Livingston County Missouri. This is the same county James and Mary A. Bromett were married.
James Taylor and Geraldine Dennisson (2nd wife) were married July 16, 1857 also in Livingston County Missouri. This is the same county James and Mary A. Bromett were married.

Why didn’t we know about Isaiah Taylor?  There are hints that he may have had descendants.

Why was our Sarah Jane only known as Jane?  Is this why she chose to go by the name Juanita in New Mexico?

How did Mary A. Bromett and their third child die?  When did it happen?  Where are they buried?

How did James Taylor and family eventually come to reside in Kansas?

Did Mary A. Bromett have sisters born of the same mother?  Who was her mother? When I started this search it was because I would like to trace my maternal line as far back as possible in hopes of identifying a living maternal line descendant who might agree to a mitochondrial DNA test.  I would love to find a match to confirm our line.

This is my timeline for James Taylor so far:

1830-Born in Montgomery County, Missouri

1850-Married Mary A. Bromett in Livingston County, Missouri

1852-Son Isaiah Taylor born to Mary A. Bromett

1855-Daughter Sarah Jane Taylor born to Mary A. Bromett

1857-Married to Geraldine M. Dennisson

1858-Son Samuel G. Taylor born to Geraldine M. Dennisson

1860-Living in Salt River Township, Shelby County, Missouri with family

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James W. Taylor married Mary Ann Bromett Livingston County Missouri 1850

Trying to post this before tonight’s Finding Your Roots episode.

I noticed the 1850 census showing James and Mary living next to the of the rest of the Taylor family said they were married that year.

“State of Missouri
Livingston County
I, Jarred M Abnett (? could be wrong), a Justice of the Peace of the County of Livingston and State of Missouri do hereby certify that James W. Taylor and Mary A. Bromett were married by me on the tenth day of February A.D. 1850″

This is James Taylor’s first wife, the second being Jeraldine M. Dennison of Canon City, Colorado, the third Margaret “Maggie” Shuey of Iola, Allen County, Kansas.

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Provost Marshal Records for Joseph Taylor of Livingston County, Missouri 1865

This record suggests Joseph Taylor was born in 1803, which is a year off from the book ““History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas” previously reported here which sounds legitimate to me.  It was given to me today by Mr. Baker Jr. in the Missouri Genealogy group on Facebook (His work can be seen here http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GYIU6NS).  After struggling to understand it in context and Googling what it could mean I confessed to Mr. Baker that I didn’t know what the document was or what its significance could be.  All I got from it was that Joseph Taylor was probably arrested for something.  At the age of 62!

“The undersigned applicant states that he is a resident of the county of Livingston State of Missouri, Post Office address at Chillicothe, that he is 62 years of age. That during the month of July A.D. 1862 he was placed under Military Bonds to the United States in the sum of One Thousand dollars, with the limits of said bond, confined to the counties of Livingston & Daviess in Missouri, and that (unintelligible) for him on said bond. That he has never violated his bond, and he makes application praying that the limits of his said bond may be enlarged? to the loyal States and Territories for the reasons that he wants to move his residence to some other state. He also states that he is not subject to draft by the United States Very Respectfully, Your Obedient (unintelligible), Joseph Taylor
I further state that both of my said (unintelligible) have left this (unintelligible) having gone across the plains (unintelligible) left the state of his residence being unknown to me and I further state that I have two sons now in the military service of the United States. Joseph Taylor

Dennis of the Missouri History Museum‘s Library and Research Center filled in the blanks for me: “I filled in the portions that you noted as unintelligible: “I further state that both of my said sureties have left this state, Cravens [referred to as Thos. Cravens in the top portion of the document] having gone across the plains, Hicklin [referred to as F. Hicklin in the top part of the document] left the state.”

I THINK this reads
I THINK this reads “This old man lives in town and is a very quiet roll? desposed man. He was put under bond I understand for keeping (unintelligible) of his sons, for a day or two, who had been with the Confederates or was one I believe in 1861. I think the old gentleman is perfectly (unintelligible) consistent with (unintelligible) orders … I hope his prayers? may be granted”

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10430906_593061107486947_8737567665849569604_nThe gentleman who shared these with me said  “It appears that they just paroled him to his home area and he wanted to go elsewhere. Most records are incomplete. He had probably either been arrested, or was just classified as “disloyal”. Most people with Southern roots were considered disloyal. I think the main objective of doing that was to make them post a large bond to “prove” they were loyal. People were sent to prison in St. Louis for toasting Jeff Davis in a bar, and nothing else…”

I am interested in the part where Joseph says he has two sons in the military service of the United States.  What does that mean?

UPDATE 19 July 2015:

Dennis responded to my email (with help stated above): “Based on the document that states “I have two sons now in the military service of the United States,” this certainly seems to suggest that he has two sons fighting on the Union side.”

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The Mystery of Sarah Jane Taylor: James and Mary A. Taylor 1850 Livingston County, Missouri

If you don’t blog about your genealogy journey you really should think about doing it because it’s so much fun.  Yes, it is embarrassing if you make a public mistake but this is a great platform to get feedback and ideas from other people and potential collaborators may find you!  I’ve had good luck with our DNA matches, but surprisingly some of the best contributors to my family tree have come from other interested people finding this blog (and a lot of help from various Facebook genealogy groups).

I still am too cheap to renew my Ancestry.com subscription so I visited the library for research yesterday. Unfortunately I got distracted by books and time escaped me so all I found were these: Joseph Taylor (#38) on the
first page followed by the rest of the family. Living next to them is a young James Taylor (#8) and his wife Mary A. Polly is a nickname for Mary so I’m guessing this is the Polly Ann Brumnitt mentioned in the book. I didn’t notice they were a separate household at the library so I didn’t search for anything else.

Bennie, one of the collaborators on The Mystery of Sarah J. Taylor, emailed me with this information: “Salt River Township in the county of Shell State Missouri 1860 census under Geraldine Dennison page 32 lines 5,6,8 mention Jane Taylor ect. Geraldine Dennison married James Taylor in July 16 1857 in Livingston Missouri. She died in Canon Colorado in 1875 and is buried at Greenwood cemetery in Canon. This woman was Sarah Jane’s stepmother.”  Collaboration is so much fun!

I also found James Taylor on the 1880 census in Missouri married to the third wife mentioned in the book, Margaret “Maggie” Shuey.

#38 is Joseph Taylor, James Taylor's father.  This record states he is from Kentucky while the book states he was from Maryland.  Maybe he was originally from Maryland and made his way to Kentucky, then Missouri?
#38 is Joseph Taylor, James Taylor’s father. This record states he is from Kentucky while the book states he was from Maryland. Maybe he was originally from Maryland and made his way to Kentucky, then Missouri?
James Taylor 1850
#8 is James Taylor with his wife Mary A. (maybe “Polly Ann” Brumnitt who died in Utica?). No children living with them in 1850.