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Anna Edgerton, daughter of Eleazer and Sarah (Hyde) Edgerton.

 

         born:

February 16, 1773; Bennington, Bennington Co., VT.  (from age at death, GI – “ae 73y, 3m, 9d”)

died:

May 25, 1846; Otsego, Otsego Co. NY.  (GI)

buried:

Taylor Cemetery; Otsego, Otsego Co., NY.  (GI)

 

married:

 

 

Erastus Taylor, son of Thomas and Cynthia (Corse) Taylor.

 

         born:

April 25, 1771; Greenfield, Franklin Co., MA.

died:

December 5, 1856; Otsego, Otsego Co., NY.  (GI)

buried:

Taylor Cemetery; Otsego, Otsego Co., NY.  (GI)

 

Children:

  1. Eleazer, b. ~1790; Otsego, Otsego Co., NY.
  2. Amon, b. ~1795; Otsego, Otsego Co., NY.
  3. Joanna, b. ~1796; Otsego, Otsego Co., NY.
  4. Alexander, b. ~1802; Otsego, Otsego Co., NY.
  5. Lester, b. ~1808; Otsego, Otsego Co., NY.

 


The following brief biography of Erastus Taylor is excerpted from The History of Otsego County, New York 1740 – 1848 (D. Hamilton Hurd; Philadelphia, Penn.: Everts & Fariss; 1878):

 

“Among the honored representatives of "ye olden time" was Erastus Taylor, who emigrated to this town from Bennington, Vt., when there was only three log houses on the site of the present flourishing village of Cooperstown.  He purchased a tract of land, embracing 500 acres, lying in Fly Creek valley, three and a half miles above the village.  His family consisted of four sons and two daughters.  The longevity of the Taylor family is remarkable:  Eleazer died aged eighty-seven years, and Daphne [sic] at the age of seventy-three.  The following are still living in the vicinity; Joanna, aged eighty-one; Alexander, aged seventy-six; Amon, aged seventy-three; and Lester, aged seventy.