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Photo Jabez TAYLOR was born on 19 JUN 1861 in Laund Hill, Belper, Derbyshire, England. He immigrated on 23 APR 1862 from England to Utah. He was ordained a Elder by Marion Johnson in 1893 in Springville, Utah County, Utah. He was ordained a High Priest by J. K. Knight in MAY 1921 in Springville, Utah County, Utah. He died on 8 APR 1930 at Springville, Utah County, Utah. He was buried on 12 APR 1930 in Springville, Utah County, Utah.
Burial is in the Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah County, Utah JABEZ TAYLOR HISTORY

Jabez was born of honorable parentage. His Grandfather Thomas Taylor was born May 12, 1750, and married Ann Ball, a decendant of the George Washington family, August 13, 1813 at Duffield Church in Belper, Derbyshire, England. To this marriage eight children were born. The second child, Abraham, was his father. Abraham Taylor came to Utahwith his parents and his wife Hannah Barney and their five children. They settled in Springville, Utah County, Utah.

Thomas Taylor (Grandfather) was baptized January 23, 1851, in England and immigrated to Utah in April 1862 on the sailing vessel "John J. Boyd.", bringing his son, Abraham, and his son's whole family with him.

Jabez was the youngest of five children. He was born June 19, 1861, in Belper, Derbyshire, England. He was a baby nine months old when they came across the plains by ox team. He was sick most of the time after they left England until they reached Utah.

His sisters Emma, Mary Ann, and Harriet had to take turns carrying him in their arms as they came across the plains. Inableing their mother to get a little rest and to ride for a short while in the small wagon. There was not room for all of them in the wagon at a time, so part of them had to walk while the others rode.

His father bought a peice of ground on 5th East and Center Street in Springville. He built a small log home for them to live in. His father also built a small foundry, and made the old fashioned square nails, the first in Utah to be made at that time.

These nails were used in the construction of the first old White Meeting House in Springville, also business houses and many of the old homes. These nails were used in the construction of the Provo Tabernacle.

His Father bought the old Oak Springs Farm at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon, but is now called Mapleton.

As a boy he helped his father on the farm and in the foundry. His father always walked to the farm and back for he was frightened of horses after he had, had a run away one time. His schooling consisted of studing under Mrs. Singleton at the first school house in Springville. It was located on Second East and 1st North in Springville. He also studied under Ben Walton. It was at this time that he said it was hard for his father to get shoes for them, so he would wrap his feet in gunny sacks and jump in and out of the ditch to keep his feet from freezeing on the way to school. In later years in order to gain more education he went to night school after completing a days work.

He liked farming very much and made this his priciple occupation in his life.

At the age of 27 he married Mary Ruth Taylor, December 31, 1888. Then in 1901 they went to the Salt Lake Temple to recieve their endowments and to have their four children sealed to them. To this marriage six sons and two daughters were born.

The first son Jabez Leonard Taylor was born in Springville, Utah, at the home of and aunt, Mary Ann Brown, December 15, 1889. The rest of the children were also born in Springville.
Amos Ivan, born February 20, 1892. He died in May of 1905 at the age of
thirteen. This grieved both the parents very much, and his wife's health was not
good at that time.
Darwin Abraham, born February 14, 1894.
Mary Alta, born August 26, 1896.
Henery Afton, born December 23, 1899. He died October 26, 1900.
John Bradshaw, born December 18, 1903. He died the same day.
Frank Norman, born November 29, 1905.
Doris, born June 22, 1910.

Jabez was baptized by T. E. Childs, in 1869. Then in 1893 he was made and elder by Marion Johnson. He was secretary to the Elders Quorum for several years. In May 1921, he was made a High Priest by J. K. Knight. He held this office until the time of his death.

The first years of their married life they lived in Provo where he worked for the railroad. He went to the canyons during the Summer months to cut timber for making ties for the railroad.

Then later they moved back to Springville, and built a home on the same lot as his father. He again took up farming. Cultivating a farm in the creek bottoms East of Springville.

At this time with the help of his good wife they took care of his aged father and his step mother until the time of their deaths.

The marriage was a happy one. He loved his children and put their wants and pleasures in life above all other things in his life. He was a good father in providing for his children and wife. He was very industrious and often worked beyond his strength. He had three bery bad sick spells in his life and was healed by the power of the Priesthood. One of these spells being ruptured appendicts for which he was never operated on to remove the appendicts. He also set examples for his family by his clean morals and his work in the church.

His work was his bond.
He was good as he was fair,
None-none on earth above him!
As pure in thought as angles are:
To know him was to love him.

He worked as Water Master of Springville for over 25 years, and farmed as well. He also served the Springville City as Marshal, and as City Councilman for three terms.

Later on he sold his home on East Center Street, and bought a farm on the East Bench in Springville in 1920, and the family lived there for over six years.

At this time he suffered a stroke from over work in the flood waters that came out of Sprilng Creek Canyon and covered part of his farm. When his health started to improve after this stroke he went to Salt Lake and did Temple work along with his wife in the Temple for awhile. Soon after he sold his farm and bought their present home on East 3rd North Street.

Although hand capped by his health he still tried to take care of chickens to help with their living.

He set for over nine months in a big chair not able to lie down. It was during this last illness that he enjoyed the visits of his many cherished friends, Almer Childs, Peter Nielson and the many others that came to see him at this time.

He died April 8, 1930, at the age of 69. A most loved and devoted Father.

This poem discrives Jabez Taylor much as he was.

Only a Dad
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Only a Dad with a tired face, coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame, to show how well he has played the game,
But in his heart that his own rejoice, to see him come and hear his voice.
Only a Dad with a brood of six, one of ten million men or more,
Plodding alone in the daily strife, bearing the whips and scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate, for the sake of those at home awaite.
Only a Dad, neither rich nor prooud, merlely one of the surging crowd.
Toiling, striving from day to day, facing whatever may come his way;
Silent, whenever the harsh condemn, and bearing it all for the love of them.
Only a Dad, but he gives his all, to smooth the way for his children small.
Doing with courage stern and grim, the deeds that his father did for him;
This is the line that for him I pen, only a Dad but the best of men. Parents: Abraham TAYLOR and Hannah (Walters) VARNEY.

Spouse: Mary Ruth TAYLOR. Jabez TAYLOR and Mary Ruth TAYLOR were married on 31 DEC 1888 in Springville, Utah County, Utah. Children were: Jabez Leonard TAYLOR, Amos Ivan TAYLOR, Darwin Abraham TAYLOR, Mary Alta TAYLOR, Henry Afton TAYLOR, John Bradshaw TAYLOR, Frank Normon TAYLOR, Doris TAYLOR.


Jabez Leonard TAYLOR was born on 15 DEC 1889 in Springville, Utah County, Utah. He died on 21 MAY 1960. Parents: Jabez TAYLOR and Mary Ruth TAYLOR.

Spouse: Zella May CRANBER. Jabez Leonard TAYLOR and Zella May CRANBER were married on 19 MAR 1913.


James TAYLOR was born on 30 DEC 1825 in Belper, Derbyshire, England. He died on 18 OCT 1910 at Springville, Utah County, Utah. Parents: Thomas TAYLOR and Ann BALL.

Spouse: Mary EATON. James TAYLOR and Mary EATON were married on 6 DEC 1846 in Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, England.


Jayson Russell TAYLOR was born date unknown. Parents: Terrance Adrian TAYLOR and Deborah PETERSON.


John TAYLOR was christened/baptized on 24 JAN 1773 in Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, England. He died at England. Parents: Samuel TAYLOR and Elizabeth (TAYLOR).


John TAYLOR was born on 8 MAR 1871 in Belper, Derbyshire, England. He died on 8 MAR 1952. He is reference number Twin to Daniel. Parents: Daniel TAYLOR and Mary BRADSHAW.

Spouse: Charlotte CALLADINE. John TAYLOR and Charlotte CALLADINE were married about 1893 in England.


John Bradshaw TAYLOR was born on 18 DEC 1903 in Springville, Utah County, Utah. He died on 1 SEP 1904 at Springville, Utah County, Utah. Parents: Jabez TAYLOR and Mary Ruth TAYLOR.


Joseph TAYLOR was christened/baptized on 5 JAN 1766 in Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, England. He died at England. Parents: Samuel TAYLOR and Elizabeth (TAYLOR).


Joseph TAYLOR was born about 1788 in Belper, Derbyshire, England. Parents: Daniel TAYLOR and Susanna HALLSWORTH.


Kenneth TAYLOR. Parents: Oscar TAYLOR and Annie Pearl COLBY.


Kris Louise TAYLOR was born date unknown. Parents: Russell Vernon TAYLOR and Evelyn Louise COLBY.

Spouse: Bruce CAREY. Bruce CAREY and Kris Louise TAYLOR were married date unknown. Children were: Katherine Louise CAREY.

Spouse: John ELLER. John ELLER and Kris Louise TAYLOR were married date unknown. They were divorced date unknown.

Spouse: Thomas LOVE. Thomas LOVE and Kris Louise TAYLOR were married date unknown. They were divorced date unknown. Children were: Chad Thomas LOVE, Troy Alan LOVE.


Levi TAYLOR was born about 1830 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Spouse: Mary F. SARGENT. Levi TAYLOR and Mary F. SARGENT were married in NOV 1866.


Photo Levi Colby TAYLOR was born on 12 DEC 1841 in Lempster, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 30 OCT 1850 in Lempster, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 13 JUN 1860 in Lempster, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 8 FEB 1922 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.
DR. LEVI C. TAYLOR

Levi Colby Taylor was born in Lempster, Dec. 12, 1841, died in Hartford, Conn., Feb. 8, 1922. Dr. Taylor was one of the most eminent and successful dentists in New England, and had been in practice in Hartford since 1875, having been previously located at Holyoke, Mass., for seven years, after completing his preparatory studies. He had been president of the Connecticut Valley Dental society, which he was instrumental in organizing, and was the first president of the Hartford Dental society. He was also a member of the Connecticut, the Northeastern, the Massachusetts and National Dental Associations, and an honorary member of the N. H. Dental Association and the N. Y. Institute of Stomatology. He was for some time a lecturer on Oral Prophylaxis and Orthodontia in the New York College of Dental and Oral Surgery.

He married, Dec. 8, 1874, Miss Nellie Thayer of Peterboro, N. H.., who survives him with a daughter, Maude W. Taylor, M. D., of Hartford; two sons, Charles Brackett, and Leon Everett, having previously passed away.

Parents: Erastus Day TAYLOR and Mary COLBY.


Lowell J. TAYLOR was born about 1920. He has Ancestral File Number D9FP-54.

Spouse: Montez HANSEN. Lowell J. TAYLOR and Montez HANSEN were married on 23 AUG 1942 in Evanston, Uinta County, Wyoming. Children were: Craig TAYLOR.


Lydia Ann TAYLOR was born on 25 OCT 1858 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. She appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1880 in Ashley, Uintah County, Utah. She died on 18 MAY 1888 at Vernal, Duschene County, Utah.

Spouse: William Highland GAGON. William Highland GAGON and Lydia Ann TAYLOR were married on 17 DEC 1876 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Children were: Joseph Albert GAGON.


Lyle E. TAYLOR was born in APR 1935 in Lyman, Wayne County, Utah.

Spouse: Kathern RASMUSSEN. Lyle E. TAYLOR and Kathern RASMUSSEN were married on 18 APR 1958 in Salina, Sevier County, Utah.


Madge Mercy TAYLOR was born on 11 JUN 1896 in Massachusetts. She died on 8 JAN 1984 at Vernon, Windham County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008.)

Spouse: Vernon Custuss COLBY. Vernon Custuss COLBY and Madge Mercy TAYLOR were married on 19 AUG 1913 in Halifax, Windham County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008.) They were divorced in 1916. Children were: Son COLBY.

Spouse: Ray Elliot HAMILTON. Ray Elliot HAMILTON and Madge Mercy TAYLOR were married on 7 NOV 1917 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008.)


Mary TAYLOR was born on 12 JAN 1653. SOURCE: "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt.

Spouse: Francis DAVIS. Francis DAVIS and Mary TAYLOR were married on 20 JAN 1673/74 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: John DAVIS, Gertrude DAVIS.


Mary TAYLOR was born about 1845.

Spouse: Moses G. COLBY. Moses G. COLBY and Mary TAYLOR were married in JUN 1868 in Lincoln, Addison County, Vermont.


Mary Alta TAYLOR was born on 26 AUG 1896 in Springville, Utah County, Utah. She died on 26 DEC 1969 at Springville, Utah County, Utah. Parents: Jabez TAYLOR and Mary Ruth TAYLOR.

Spouse: Vaughn OLSEN. Vaughn OLSEN and Mary Alta TAYLOR were married on 16 DEC 1914 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.


Mary Ann TAYLOR was born on 9 SEP 1808 in New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Easthamptom, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. (see husband) She died in APR 1888 at Easthamptom, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

Spouse: Philip C. ALEXANDER. Philip C. ALEXANDER and Mary Ann TAYLOR were married on 19 MAY 1828 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: Col. George Warren ALEXANDER, Elvina S. ALEXANDER, Rosaltha A. ALEXANDER, Sarah R. ALEXANDER, Merriam A. ALEXANDER, Lois P. ALEXANDER, Dolly T. ALEXANDER, Charles H. ALEXANDER, William H. ALEXANDER, Ella J. ALEXANDER (twin), Edward F. ALEXANDER (twin), Nettie Maria ALEXANDER.


Mary Ann TAYLOR was born on 26 FEB 1846 in Laund Hill, Belper, Derbyshire, England. She immigrated on 23 APR 1862 from England to Utah. She died on 2 SEP 1925. Parents: Abraham TAYLOR and Hannah (Walters) VARNEY.

Spouse: Edward Reynolds BROWN. Edward Reynolds BROWN and Mary Ann TAYLOR were married on 12 SEP 1864 in Springville, Utah County, Utah.


Mary J. TAYLOR was born on 1 MAY 1853 in Harrison County, Kentucky. She appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky. She appeared in the census on 19 JUN 1900 in Belmont, Harrison County, Kentucky. She died on 6 APR 1939 at Harrison County, Kentucky.

Spouse: Joseph J. COLBY. Joseph J. COLBY and Mary J. TAYLOR were married on 24 APR 1871 in Shelby County, Ohio. Children were: James Elmer COLBY, Ina M. COLBY, Walter E. COLBY, Ida COLBY, John T. COLBY, Wilders COLBY, Aureldie COLBY.


Photo Mary Ruth TAYLOR was born on 23 FEB 1869 in Belper, Derbyshire, England. She was blessed on 11 APR 1869 in Belper, Derbyshire, England.
Blessed by W. H, Holmes. She immigrated on 21 MAY 1887 from England to Utah. Ship: Nevada
Date of Departure: 21 May 1887 Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
LDS Immigrants: 187 Church Leader: Edward Davis
Date of Arrival: 1 Jun 1887 Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Source(s): Customs #662 (FHL #1,027,375); Deseret News, 20:36 (June 1, 1887) p. 336; MS, 49:25 (June 20, 1887), pp. 397-99; MS, 49:22 (May 30, 1887), pp. 347-48
Notes: "THE SECOND COMPANY. -- The second company of emigrating Saints, for the current season, left Liverpool on Saturday, May 21st, per S. S. Nevada. The company was in charge of Elder Edward Davis, and was made up as follows: British, 130; Swiss and German, 34; Hollanders, 10; Icelanders 5; returning missionaries, 8; making a total of 187 souls. We publish an interesting letter from Elder Davis, posted Queenstown, in this issue."
<MS, 49:22 (May 30, 1887), p.346>

"Sat. 21. [May 1887] . . . The steamship Nevada sailed from Liverpool, England, with the second company of this season's emigration from Europe, consisting of 187 souls, including 8 returning Elders, in charge of Edward Davis. The company arrived in New York June 1st. From that city the emigration route this year was by the Old Dominion Steamship Line to Norfolk, Virginia, thence by the Norfolk & Western Railway. to Bristol, thence via Chattanooga, Memphis and Kansas City to Salt Lake City, where Elder Davis' Company arrived June 8th."
<CC, p.148>
She was given a Patriartcal Blessing in MAR 1901 in Springville, Utah County, Utah. Patriarchal Blessing by C. D. Evens, also by Bishop Hill. She died on 6 FEB 1952 at Springville, Utah County, Utah. She was buried on 9 FEB 1952 in Springville, Utah County, Utah.
Burial in Evergreen Cemetey, Springville, Utah
SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF MARY RUTH TAYLOR
By Ella Mower Cragun
DUP Historian of Camp Spring Creek

Mary Ruth Taylor was the seventh of a family of ten children, born to her parents Daniel and Mary Bradshaw Taylor. She was born February 23, 1869, at Belper, Derbyshire, England.

Her mother, Mary Bradshaw, had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints against the wishes of her mother. Her mother, Ann Weston, would lock her in her room to keep her from attending the Mormon meetings. She begged her to have nothing to do with them. Mary Bradshaw had heard from them the message of the restored Gospel as revealed by the Prophet Joseph Smith, and had a testimony that it was true. She told her mother that she could not give it up. When her Mother found it was no use to try to discourage her, she gave up talking to her and she was baptized at the age of 16 and became a member of the Latter-Day Saints Church.

Her father was not a member of the Church, but his home was always open to the Elders. He would go with them to their street meetings and help them sing to draw a crowd for them to preach too. In 1875, when Ruth was six years old her father became very ill and told them he was going to die. He asked his wife to send for the Elders and when they came he then was converted to their teachings and wanted to be baptized. He was so seriously ill they dared not comply with his request. They told him his name would be sent to the Temple and the baptism would be done for hime there. How happy they all were to hear the glad words. He died very happy to know this could be done for him there.

Ruth was blessed by W. H. Holmes on April 11, 1869. She was baptized at the age of 11, the 26th of February 1880, by Henry H. Rollap in a river two miles out of the town of Belper. The officers there opposed to the Elders baptizing in town, so for fear of causing trouble and having them mobbed, they walked the two miles after six o'clock at night. It was a beautiful night, but very cold, and ten were baptized. There was no place for them to change their clothes, so her mother helped her and her sister dry themselves as much as they could. They were chilled through when they got home but none of them took cold.

She started school at the age of 6, attending the National Public School. When she was ten she went part time to school and part time to work at Mrs. Gregory's This lady employed forty girls to embroider silk hose for the Brettles Factory. At that time this was a very good industry and she worked there for eight years.

Her mother had always had a great desire to come to Utah, but her family resonsibilities were so many. She had adopted three motherless children under seven years to care for besides her own, and she a widow. She asked Ruth if she would like to go. This was a very serious question for Ruth to answer. She almost idolized he Mother, and she dearly loved her brothers and sisters and dear Old England was to her the grandest place on earth to live. It was so beautiful and green the year around. What should she do? Much as her mother hated to part with her, she wanted to have a member of her family in Zion, so Ruth, like many others had done, decided to leave home and family for the Gospel's sake. Her mother tried to comfort her by telling her she would soon come to her. Parting farewells were said and then at the age of 18, she boarded the Steam Ship Nevada, the 20 th of May 1887. There were 187 Later-Day Saints on board, including eitht returning Elders. The company was in charge of Elder Davis fro Payson. Many nice meetings were held on board ship, but they were all very happy when they arrived in New Youk Harbor on June 1st. Mosst of the returning Elders were polygamists so they divided the company in half, the Elders in half, each taking a half going different ways. They did this so the deputy marshalls would only get half of them if they should meet the company. Ruth was with the half that sailed again. They went on the Old Dominion Line to Norfolf and Western to Bristol, then to Chattanooga, on to Kanas City, arriving in Salt Lake City on June 8th. The other half of the company arrived the 7th; she remained in Salt Lake City that night with a friend she had made on the voyage. The next morning she took the Union Pacific train in compay with the others who were coming Utah County and in two hours she was in Springville and at the end of her long journey. She was met at the station by her Springville relatives, her uncle and aunt and a number of cousins, who were very happy to see her. She just could not describe her feelings. She was very happy to be with her loved ones here, but so lonesome for her mother and those she had left in England; that she could hardly stand it. She cried herself to sleep every night for quite awhile. Her Uncle James and Aunt Mary took her to their home and treated her as their own daughteer. She visited around with her relatives for awhile and thenas help was needed in different homes in town she went toe the homes and helped with the housekeeping. This work was very hard on her as she had never been allowed to do much work while in England, because her hands had to be soft and smooth so she could do the embroidery work.

A beautiful romance came to her when she became acquainted with Jabez Taylor. He was eight years older than she, but after she had gone with him awhile he was the only man in the world for her. She then relized that she had traveled 7000 miles to meet the man of her choice. They were happily married at the home of his sister, Mary Brown, on December 31, 1888 by John S. Boyer. A short time after the Salt Lake Temple was dedicated, they went to the Temple and were married for time and eternity, and had there little children sealed to them. They were very happy and thankful for their companionship and the eight children who came to bless their home. Sorrow came to their home on three occasions and three times they were called to part with a little son. They raised to manhood and womanhood, three sons and two daughters.

In May 1895, was asked to be a Relief Society visiting teacher and has labored in that capacity for 53 years. She was called to work in the Primary in 1897 while Mary Rowland was President in the 4th Ward and was a teacher for many years. When religion classes were organized in her ward she was one of the first teachers and enjoyed it very much.

Her dear Mother passed away at the age of 83, on February 28, 1924, after living a beautiful and true life to the end. Elder Selvoy Boyer was on a mission in England at that time and he called to see her when she was ill. She paid him her tithing. He did not have his tithing receipt book with him, and she died while he was away visiting his grandfather. When he returned from his mission he brought her Mother's last tithing receipt, which to her and her family is a prized possession.

On the 31st of December 1928 they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. At the program the following poem was given by their daughter, Alta.

My Father had a Sweetheart in the days of long ago
A pure and hopeful maiden her soul with love aglow,
And Father wooed and won her, because he loved her so,
And she became my Mother my good angel here below.

I'm in love with Father's sweetheart, She's the dearest girl I know
My guiding angel she will be, no matter where I go
Though I'm saddened by misfortune, or life goes like a song
I know that Father's Sweetheart will help to make me strong.

I know she will always love me no matter what my part
God help me to be worthy of my Father's old Sweetheart.
Why Father loved his Sweetheart is to me not hard to tell,
No one could help but love her who knew her very well.

She is so kind and patient, so full of hope and love
Her love makes me rejoice to be my Father's Sweetheart's Dove
My Father and his Sweetheart now are getting old and gray
The charms of Youthful splendor are fading fast away.

Yet now their souls are sweeter than ever they were before
And Father's Sweetheart's grayness makes me love her all the more,
I know she'll always love me no matter what my part,
God help me to be worthy of my Father's old Sweetheart.

For years she helped with maternity cases wherever she was needed, and never charged anything for her services. She is a great lover of flowers. I will always remember with love and appreciation the beautiful flowers she brought me during my illness, and the help she gave me in putting up peaches and pears. She knew I could not peal them because of the arthuritus in my hand, and many happy hours were thus spent and we as a family learned a lot about her and the beautiful life of service she has lived.

Her beloved husband passed away April 6, 1930, leaving her sad and lonely. He had been a wonderful husband and Father, and they had been sweethearts all their lives.

She suffered severe illness a shor time ago and lay hovering between life and death for some time, but thanks to the blessings of our Heavenly Father her life was spared for to finish her life's mission. She will be 78 the 23rd of this month, and I am sure we all wish her at this time many happy returns on her birthday.

Quoting from a poem that was given to her by her children on her 59th Birthday, I will read:

Born of good parents, sincere and God fearing
Of English ancestors, noble and true
Can it be wondered that in your childhood
All of their virtues seemed cntered in you?
And in you girl good, your thouoghts were so guarded
That grievous temtation could hardly be set,
You must have been wonderful Mother in those days
And you're just as wonderful yet.


Grandmother died the 6th of February 1952, after being ill for some time. I always remember Grandmother as being so kine and sweet to all her grandchildren, and how we loved to go and visit her. She always had so many pretty flowers, especially roses, I believe she just about had every kind. I also remember her always having chickens in the coops at the back of her house, and how we loved to gather the eggs and throw wheat to them. It seemed that she always had a chicken on stewing and many the time when we would go there she would give us chicken to eat. I can still remember how delicious and tender it was, no one could stew a chicken as well as Grandmother could.

Grandmother always longed to go back to dear Old England, the she so dearly loved, but the opportunity never came. She always told so many beautiful stories about England and her relatives, that it made us love it also. I remember Grandmother kept a lot of her English ways, and one of them was her cup of tea, she said she could never get going in the morning until she had her cup of tea, and a slice of tart.

I remember so many times when mother was bottling peaches, Grandma would always come and sit practicaly all day pealing peaches and bottling them. She would help so many when they were doing fruit, or if they would her in some other way she was always willing to help. This was the sweet kind person she was.

Parents: Daniel TAYLOR and Mary BRADSHAW.

Spouse: Jabez TAYLOR. Jabez TAYLOR and Mary Ruth TAYLOR were married on 31 DEC 1888 in Springville, Utah County, Utah. Children were: Jabez Leonard TAYLOR, Amos Ivan TAYLOR, Darwin Abraham TAYLOR, Mary Alta TAYLOR, Henry Afton TAYLOR, John Bradshaw TAYLOR, Frank Normon TAYLOR, Doris TAYLOR.


Melvina F. TAYLOR was born in 1843 in Waterford, Oakland County, Michigan.

Spouse: John Ephraim COLBY. John Ephraim COLBY and Melvina F. TAYLOR were married on 1 JAN 1868 in Oakland County, Michigan. SOURCE: FHL Number 973981; COLBY, John E. Age: 34 years, Marriage: Melvina F. TAYLOR Age: 25 years, Date: 01 Jan 1868; Recorded in: Oakland, Michigan.


Nathaniel TAYLOR was born about 1816 in Belper, Derbyshire, England. He died at India. Parents: Daniel TAYLOR and Susanna HALLSWORTH.


Nehemiah Folsom TAYLOR was born about 1818 in Effingham, Carrol County, New Hampshire.. In 1880 he was a Surgical inst. Dealer in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. Of Cambridge port, Massachusetts. Nehemiah's business was life insurance.

Spouse: Esther Woodman COLBY M.D.. Nehemiah Folsom TAYLOR and Esther Woodman COLBY M.D. were married on 25 JAN 1846 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Middlesex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Cambridge.) Children were: Vashti Colby TAYLOR.


Oscar TAYLOR was born about 1877.

Spouse: Annie Pearl COLBY. Oscar TAYLOR and Annie Pearl COLBY were married about 1901. Children were: Kenneth TAYLOR, Frank TAYLOR, Frances TAYLOR.


Randy TAYLOR was born date unknown. Parents: Russell Vernon TAYLOR and Evelyn Louise COLBY.

Spouse: Catherine Ray RYAN. Randy TAYLOR and Catherine Ray RYAN were married date unknown. Children were: Barbara Colby TAYLOR, Christina Jenckes TAYLOR.


Resign TAYLOR was born on 14 MAR 1758. She died on 29 JUL 1852 at Erie County, New York.

Spouse: Jonathan HADLEY. Jonathan HADLEY and Resign TAYLOR were married on 27 FEB 1772 in Piermont, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Children were: Martha HADLEY, Louise HADLEY, Resign HADLEY, Ithamer HADLEY, Hannah Fowler HADLEY, Richard Ayer HADLEY, Jonathan HADLEY Jr., Hipsabeth HADLEY, Sally HADLEY.


Russell Vernon TAYLOR was born date unknown.

Spouse: Evelyn Louise COLBY. Russell Vernon TAYLOR and Evelyn Louise COLBY were married date unknown. Children were: Charles Russel TAYLOR, Terrance Adrian TAYLOR, Randy TAYLOR, Kris Louise TAYLOR.


Ryan J. TAYLOR was born date unknown. Parents: Charles Russel TAYLOR and Marilyn (---).


Samuel TAYLOR was christened/baptized on 2 JAN 1793 in Belper, Derbyshire, England. Parents: Daniel TAYLOR and Susanna HALLSWORTH.


Samuel TAYLOR was born about 1737 in Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, England. He died on 8 FEB 1778 at Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, England.

Spouse: Elizabeth (TAYLOR). Samuel TAYLOR and Elizabeth (TAYLOR) were married about 1760 in England. Children were: Daniel TAYLOR, Joseph TAYLOR, John TAYLOR, Sarah TAYLOR.


Samuel TAYLOR was born on 10 NOV 1836 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Dearborn TAYLOR and Mahala COLBY.

Spouse: Hannah P. TAYLOR. Samuel TAYLOR and Hannah P. TAYLOR were married on 7 SEP 1858.


Samuel TAYLOR was born on 11 NOV 1865 in Belper, Derbyshire, England. He died on 19 JAN 1868 at Belper, Derbyshire, England. Parents: Daniel TAYLOR and Mary BRADSHAW.


Sarah TAYLOR was christened/baptized on 16 JAN 1776 in Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, England. She died at England. Parents: Samuel TAYLOR and Elizabeth (TAYLOR).


Sarah TAYLOR was born on 14 AUG 1832 in Belper, Derbyshire, England. Parents: Thomas TAYLOR and Ann BALL.


Sarah TAYLOR was born on 23 JUN 1867 in Belper, Derbyshire, England. She was buried on 31 DEC 1932. Parents: Daniel TAYLOR and Mary BRADSHAW.

Spouse: William Edward HARRISON. William Edward HARRISON and Sarah TAYLOR were married about 1887 in England.


Susan TAYLOR was born about 1779. She died on 5 DEC 1818 at Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire. She was buried in the Sawyer Hill Cemetery at Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire

Spouse: Adonijah COLBY. Adonijah COLBY and Susan TAYLOR were married about 1809 in Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Children were: Capt. Elijah Rowell COLBY, Ruth COLBY, Nancy Rowell COLBY.


Susan TAYLOR was born in 1808 in New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 31 AUG 1850 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 11 JUN 1860 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. She died on 27 OCT 1883 at Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: Josiah OSGOOD. Josiah OSGOOD and Susan TAYLOR were married about 1831. Children were: Elizabeth OSGOOD, Nathan OSGOOD.


Susannah TAYLOR was born on 22 JUL 1827 in Belper, Derbyshire, England. She died on 7 MAY 1877. Parents: Thomas TAYLOR and Ann BALL.

Spouse: William DEAN. William DEAN and Susannah TAYLOR were married on 25 AUG 1850 in Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, England.


Terrance Adrian TAYLOR was born date unknown. Parents: Russell Vernon TAYLOR and Evelyn Louise COLBY.

Spouse: Deborah PETERSON. Terrance Adrian TAYLOR and Deborah PETERSON were married date unknown. Children were: Erin Leeann TAYLOR, Erica Lynn TAYLOR, Jayson Russell TAYLOR.


Thirza TAYLOR was born on 25 MAR 1805 in Belper, Derbyshire, England. Parents: Daniel TAYLOR and Susanna HALLSWORTH.


Thomas TAYLOR was born on 12 MAY 1790 in Belper, Derbyshire, England. He immigrated on 23 APR 1862 from England to Utah. He died on 23 JAN 1865 at Springville, Utah County, Utah. He was buried in JAN 1885 in the Springville City Cemetery at Springville, Utah County, Utah He was a Nailor or Nail maker in Belper, Derbyshire, England.
TAYLOR FAMILY CARRIES NINE-MONTH OLD BABY ACROSS PLAINS

Jabez Taylor was born of honorable parentage. His grandfather, Thomas Taylor, was born May 12, 1790 and married Ann Ball, a descendant of the George Washington family, on August 13, 1813 at Duffield Church in Belper, Derbyshire, England.

Thomas Taylor was baptized January 23, 1851 in England and immigrated to Utah on April 23, 1862, on the sailing vessel, "John J. Boyd" and in the "John S. Brown Company." His son, Abraham, and Abraham's wife, Hannah Varney, and their five children accompanied them on the voyage. They came to Springville to make their home.

Thomas and Ann had eight children. The second child, Abraham Taylor, was Jabez's father. Jabez was a baby nine months old when they came across the plains by ox team with the Homer Duncan Company, arriving in Salt Lake City, September 24, 1862. He was sick most of the time after they left England until they reached Utah. His sisters, Emma, Mary Ann and Harriet had to take turns carrying him in their arms as they walked across the plains enabling their mother to get a little rest and to ride for a short while in the small wagon. There was not room for all of them in the wagon at the same time so some of them had to walk.

Abraham bought a piece of ground on 500 East and Center Streets in Springville. He built a small log home for them. He also built a small foundry and made the old-fashioned square nails, the first in Utah to be made at that time. These nails were used in the construction of the first White Meeting House in Springville, businesses, homes and in the construction of the Provo Tabernacle. Abraham also bought the Oak Springs Farm at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon called Mapleton.

As a boy Jabez helped his father on the farm and in the foundry. His father always walked to the farm and back as he was frightened of horses after he had a runaway one time. His schooling consisted of studying under Mrs. Singleton at the first school house in Springville. It was located on Second East and First North. He also studied under Ben Walton. It was at this time that he said it was hard for his father to get shoes for them so he would wrap his feet in gunny sacks and jump in and out of the ditch to keep his feet from freezing on the way to school. In later years in order to gain more education, he went to night school after completing a day's work. He liked farming very much and made this his principal occupation in his life.

At the age of 27 Jabez married Mary Ruth Taylor on 31 December 1888. In 1901 they went to the Temple to receive their endowments and to have their four children sealed to them.

Jabez and Mary Ruth had six sons and two daughters all born in Springville.

Jabez died April 8, 1930 at the age of 69. He was a most loved and devoted father.

Boyd Hasting Smith is Jabez's great grandson and the author of this article.


Notes from the Family History Suite, Homer Duncan Company.

John Burr was married February 22, 1887, to Martha Ann Taylor, granddaughter of Thomas Taylor, who with his wife had sailed on the John J. Boyd with John's family three years before Martha was born in Belper, Derbyshire, England. John had faced danger all his life and then was killed by an automobile on the quiet morning of May 7, 1938. He often said that he hoped he would die while still in the harness and this was one wish that was granted him. He always kept a fine garden, and on the night of May 6th a heavy frost occurred, freezing his beans. As soon as he had eaten breakfast on the morning of May 7th, he left to get more seed to replant but was struck by a car at the corner of Main and Third South Streets, and was killed instantly. --Mae B. Huntington.

Thomas Taylor Thomas Taylor was born in Belper, Derbyshire, England, May 12, 1790, and his wife, Ann Ball, on February 19, 1791, in the same city. The Belper Parish records that on 23 June 1851, Thomas Taylor, at the age of 61, was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Ann, at the age of 58, on the 22 August 1849. Three of their eight children also joined the Church, among them James, who was their son. Thomas was a nailmaker by trade. While little is known of their family life, the fact that all the children grew to maturity and were loyal to each other through all the vicissitudes of fortune would indicate the providing care of a devoted father and the watchful concern of a loving mother.

On April 23, 1862, the family left Liverpool on the John J. Boyd, and were on the ocean six weeks. They crossed the plains with ox teams in the Homer Duncan Company and arrived in Springville, Utah, October 6, 1862. Thomas Taylor died in Springville January 23, 1865; his wife, Ann Ball, four years later, January 30, 1869. They are buried in the Springville Cemetery. Unique stone markers from the Derby Pottery in England were placed to mark their graves. These stones were presented to James Taylor, Jr., a grandson of Thomas Taylor, by his employers at the Pottery, as a token of respect when he left England in 1879. He worked at the stone works as a young man until it became known that he was a Mormon, when his employers explained to him that he would have to be discharged because of the adverse feeling among the other employees. He was making preparations at the time to come to America and suggested that he would like to take some stones to mark his grandparents' graves. These he brought with him and had placed in the cemetery.

After he reached America, James worked hard and placed his earnings aside from bare living expenses in the Emigration Fund so that his parents and two sisters, whom he had left behind, could come. They came in 1881, when Martha was 17 years old. Here she met John Burr and the romance began which culminated in their marriage February 22, 1887. --- Mae B. Huntington

Parents: Daniel TAYLOR and Susanna HALLSWORTH.

Spouse: Ann BALL. Thomas TAYLOR and Ann BALL were married on 22 AUG 1813 in Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, England. Date on headstone, alternate date 13 Aug 1813. Children were: Abraham TAYLOR, Daniel TAYLOR, Elizabeth TAYLOR, William TAYLOR, Hannah TAYLOR, James TAYLOR, Susannah TAYLOR, Sarah TAYLOR, Emma TAYLOR.


Vashti Colby TAYLOR was born on 31 AUG 1847 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother. Listed as divorced.) SOURCE: "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881. Parents: Nehemiah Folsom TAYLOR and Esther Woodman COLBY M.D..

Spouse: George W. RUSTON. George W. RUSTON and Vashti Colby TAYLOR were married on 10 JAN 1866 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. They were divorced in Illinois. Children were: Ralph T. RUSTON.


William TAYLOR was born on 12 APR 1803 in Belper, Derbyshire, England. He died on 1 APR 1861 at Belper, Derbyshire, England. Parents: Daniel TAYLOR and Susanna HALLSWORTH.

Spouse: Martha THOMPSON. William TAYLOR and Martha THOMPSON were married on 26 FEB 1827 in Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, England.


William TAYLOR was born on 16 OCT 1822 in Belper, Derbyshire, England. He died on 23 OCT 1898. Parents: Thomas TAYLOR and Ann BALL.

Spouse: Agnes HUTCHINSON. William TAYLOR and Agnes HUTCHINSON were married on 25 AUG 1844 in Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, England.


William A. TAYLOR was born about 1843.

Spouse: Arlinda COLBY. William A. TAYLOR and Arlinda COLBY were married on 30 NOV 1863 in Maine.


Audrey C. TAYRIEN was born on 10 MAY 1916 in Oklahoma. She died on 20 FEB 1996 at Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma. She was buried in the Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma

Spouse: Joseph Franklin COLBY. Joseph Franklin COLBY and Audrey C. TAYRIEN were married on 3 JUN 1939.

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