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Descendents of Matthew Taft

Source: Matthew Taft GEDCOM submitted by Pat Allen, December 14, 2002

Generation One

1. Matthew1 TAFT; born 1700; married Anne QUINTAIN QUAINTAIN/ circa 1723 at ENG; married Jeannette (TODD) CREAGE 21 Oct 1749 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.135 int); died circa 1775.

Children of Matthew1 TAFT and Anne QUINTAIN QUAINTAIN/ were as follows:

There were no children of Matthew1 TAFT and Jeannette (TODD) CREAGE.

Generation Two

3. Robert2 TAFT (Matthew1); born 1724 at ? IRE; married Jane CRAGE, daughter of Andrew CRAIG and Jeannette (TODD) CREAGE, 25 Apr 1750 at Walpole, Norfolk, MA (VRW 1.111, 177); married Mary (--) WHITNEY 10 May 1795 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.135 int); died 12 Nov 1810 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.181).  He was also known as Capt.

Children of Robert2 TAFT and Jane CRAGE were as follows:

There were no children of Robert2 TAFT and Mary (--) WHITNEY.

4. Mary2 TAFT (Matthew1); born 22 Apr 1726 at Upton, Worcester, MA; marriedJohn LONG, son of John LONG and Sarah Jane (--?--), 22 Oct 1745 at Mendon, Worcester, MA (VR 1.340, 398); died 21 Aug 1801 at Shelburne, Franklin, MA (VRS 1.169), at age 75; buried at GR 4.

Children of Mary2 TAFT and John LONG were as follows:

5. James2 TAFT (Matthew1); born 11 Jul 1731 at Hopkinton, Middlesex, MA (VRH 1.177); married Elizabeth (--?--) before 1750 at ? Upton, Worcester, MA; married Martha GRAY 28 Feb 1761 at Pelham, Hampshire, MA (VRP 1.111, 146); died.

Children of James2 TAFT and Elizabeth (--?--) both born at Upton, Worcester, MA, were as follows:

Children of James2 TAFT and Martha GRAY were as follows: 6. Matthew2 TAFT (Matthew1); born 9 Sep 1733 at Hopkinton, Middlesex, MA (VRH 1.177); married Hannah CUTLER, daughter of ? Nathaniel CUTLER and ? Elizabeth (--?--), 9 Oct 1760 at Medway, Norfolk, MA (VRM 1.175, 263); died 25 Dec 1812 at ?? Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.181), at age 79.

Children of Matthew2 TAFT and Hannah CUTLER were as follows:

7. John2 TAFT (Matthew1); born 7 Apr 1736 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.54); married Rebecca WARK, daughter of James WARK and Elizabeth (--?--), 17 Apr 1762 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.135, 141 int); married Love WHITNEY, daughter of Nathaniel WHITNEY and Mary CHILD, 23 Apr 1772 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.135); married Huldah ? WOOD, daughter of David WOOD and Elizabeth (--?--), 27 Feb 1794 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.135); died 28 Jul 1821 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.181), at age 85.

Children of John2 TAFT and Rebecca WARK were as follows:

Children of John2 TAFT and Love WHITNEY were as follows: There were no children of John2 TAFT and Huldah ? WOOD.

8. Anne2 TAFT (Matthew1); born 27 Apr 1739 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.52); married John ROCKWOOD Jr., son of John ROCKWOOD and Hannah (--?--), 8 Mar 1759 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.133); married Josiah ADAMS 29 Dec 1791 at Hopkinton, Middlesex, MA (VRH 1.353); died.

Children of Anne2 TAFT and John ROCKWOOD Jr. were as follows:

There were no children of Anne2 TAFT and Josiah ADAMS.

Generation Three

10. Ebenezer3 TAFT (Robert2, Matthew1); born 28 Apr 1751 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.53); married Susanna FISH, daughter of John FISH and Deborah SHEFFIELD, 24 Dec 1780 at ? Chesterfield, NH/Townsend, VT; married Mary ELDRIDGE 1828 at W. Townshend, VT; died 2 Feb 1840 at W. Townshend, VT, at age 88.

Children of Ebenezer3 TAFT and Susanna FISH all born at Townshend, VT, were as follows:

There were no children of Ebenezer3 TAFT and Mary ELDRIDGE.

11. Solomon3 TAFT (Robert2, Matthew1); born 4 Mar 1753 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.55); married Sarah FISHER, daughter of Isaac FISHER and Hepsabeth ADAMS, 2 Feb 1777 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.136 int); marriedHepsibah BLACKINGTON 30 Dec 1818 at Attleborough, Bristol, MA (VRA 1.327); died 24 Dec 1833 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.182), at age 80.

Children of Solomon3 TAFT and Sarah FISHER were as follows:

There were no children of Solomon3 TAFT and Hepsibah BLACKINGTON.

12. Hannah3 TAFT (Robert2, Matthew1); born 4 Nov 1754 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.53); married Elisha BRADISH, son of James BRADISH and Mary (--?--), 4 May 1779 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.81, 134); died 25 Aug 1833 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.158), at age 78.

Children of Hannah3 TAFT and Elisha BRADISH all born at Upton, Worcester, MA (VRU 1.15), were as follows:

13. Robert3 TAFT (Robert2, Matthew1); born 15 Oct 1756 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.55); married Rhoda ROCKWOOD, daughter of Benjamin ROCKWOOD, 8 Jan 1784 at Grafton, Worcester, MA (VRG 1.273, 290); died 13 Oct 1824 at Barre, Worcester, MA (VR 1.270), at age 67.

Children of Robert3 TAFT and Rhoda ROCKWOOD were as follows:

14. Elizabeth 'Betsey'3 TAFT (Robert2, Matthew1); born 14 Feb 1759 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.53); married Henry MORSE, son of ? James MORSE and ? Hannah DANIELS, 1 Jul 1797 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.117, 133 int); died at ? Northbridge, Worcester, MA.

Children of Elizabeth 'Betsey'3 TAFT and Henry MORSE were as follows:

15. Eunice3 TAFT (Robert2, Matthew1); born 23 Oct 1760 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.53); married Amos WHITNEY, son of Ephraim WHITNEY and Thankful HARRINGTON, 7 Feb 1782 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.134, 145); died 7 Mar 1813 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.186), at age 52.

Children of Eunice3 TAFT and Amos WHITNEY were as follows:

16. Lois3 TAFT (Robert2, Matthew1); born 23 Nov 1763 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.54); married John CHILDS, son of Josiah CHILDS and Elizabeth BALL, 5 Oct 1786 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.87, 135); died 9 Jun 1827 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.160), at age 63.

Children of Lois3 TAFT and John CHILDS were as follows:

31. Matthew3 TAFT (James2, Matthew1); born 13 Mar 1762 at Pelham, Hampshire, MA (VRP 1.72); married Mary CROCKER, daughter of Champion CROCKER and Joanna DAVIS, say 1798; died 1838 at Kingsville, OH.

Children of Matthew3 TAFT and Mary CROCKER were as follows:

35. James3 TAFT (James2, Matthew1); born 1768; married Ann SLATER say 1790; died.

Children of James3 TAFT and Ann SLATER were as follows:

36. Eben3 Ebenezer TAFT/ (James2TAFT, Matthew1); born Jun 1771; married Betsey COREY; died 29 Sep 1849 at Kingsville, Ashtabula, OH, at age 78.

Children of Eben3 Ebenezer TAFT/ and Betsey COREY were as follows:

39. Eli3 TAFT (Matthew2, Matthew1); born 8 Oct 1763 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.53); married Esther ADAMS 3 Jun 1790 atFranklin, Norfolk, MA (VRF 1.92); died at ? Sidney, NY.

Children of Eli3 TAFT and Esther ADAMS were as follows:

41. David3 TAFT (John2, Matthew1); born 1 Aug 1763 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.53); married Eunice ALLEN, daughter of Jonas ALLEN and Ruth (--?--), 29 Aug 1791 at Royalston, Worcester, MA (VR 1.81, 146); married Martha (--?--) 30 Aug 1828 at Fitzwilliam, NH; died 6 Feb 1838 at Royalston, Worcester, MA, at age 74.

Children of David3 TAFT and Eunice ALLEN all born at Royalston, Worcester, MA (VR 1.67), were as follows:

There were no children of David3 TAFT and Martha (--?--).

42. Joel3 TAFT (John2, Matthew1); born 7 Oct 1765 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.54); married Chloe FISHER, daughter of Caleb FISHER and Harriet S. DAVIS, 2 Apr 1789 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VRU 1.94, 134); died 22 Apr 1832 at Royalston, Worcester, MA (VR 1.191), at age 66.

Children of Joel3 TAFT and Chloe FISHER all born at Royalston, Worcester, MA (VR 1.67), were as follows:

44. Rebecca3 TAFT (John2, Matthew1); born 30 Jan 1770 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.55); married Asa CHILDS, son of Josiah CHILDS and Elizabeth BALL, 21 Oct 1784 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.86, 135); died 6 Jan 1799 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.160), at age 28.

Children of Rebecca3 TAFT and Asa CHILDS were as follows:

45. John3 TAFT (John2, Matthew1); born 6 Feb 1773 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.54); marriedAbigail NELSON, daughter of Francis NELSON and Hannah TYLER, circa 1798 at MA; died 1857 at ? Ripley, Huron, OH.

Children of John3 TAFT and Abigail NELSON were as follows:

47. Ephraim3 TAFT (John2, Matthew1); born 3 Sep 1777 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.53); married Sarah 'Salley' TAFT, daughter of Solomon TAFT and Sarah FISHER, 20 Feb 1803 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.134. 135 int); died 14 Dec 1841 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.181), at age 64.

Children of Ephraim3 TAFT and Sarah 'Salley' TAFT were as follows:

48. Aaron3 TAFT (John2, Matthew1); born 17 Nov 1780 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.52); married Sybel FISHER, daughter of Elias FISHER and Sybbel WOOD, 5 Aug 1809 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.133); died 30 Nov 1824 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.180), at age 44.

Children of Aaron3 TAFT and Sybel FISHER were as follows:

Generation Four

59. Josiah4 TAFT (Ebenezer3, Robert2, Matthew1); born 17 May 1789 at Townshend, VT; married Olive WILKINSON, daughter of Oliver WILKINSON, 9 Apr 1816 at ? Townshend, VT; died 1878.

Children of Josiah4 TAFT and Olive WILKINSON all born at W. Townshend, VT, were as follows:

60. Lewis4 TAFT (Ebenezer3, Robert2, Matthew1); born 20 May 1791 at Townshend, VT; married Sarah BROWN 1824; died 17 May 1873 at Auburn, NY, at age 81.

Children of Lewis4 TAFT and Sarah BROWN were as follows:

62. Nathan4 TAFT (Solomon3, Robert2, Matthew1); born 18 May 1777 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.54); married Lydia LEGG, daughter of Nathaniel LEGG and Abigail WHITE, 25 Feb 1802 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.135); died 27 Dec 1835 at Milford, Worcester, MA (VR 1.370), at age 58.

Children of Nathan4 TAFT and Lydia LEGG were as follows:

64. Amasa4 TAFT (Solomon3, Robert2, Matthew1); born 2 Apr 1780 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.52); married Delpha FLAGG, daughter of Nathaniel FLAGG and Mehitable CUTLER, 2 May 1808 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.96, 133); married Polly LESURE 16 Sep 1816 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.114, 133); died 11 May 1828 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.180), at age 48.

Children of Amasa4 TAFT and Delpha FLAGG were as follows:

There were no children of Amasa4 TAFT and Polly LESURE.

65. Sarah 'Salley'4 TAFT (Solomon3, Robert2, Matthew1); born 24 Jan 1785 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.55); married Ephraim TAFT, son of John TAFT and Love WHITNEY, 20 Feb 1803 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.134. 135 int); died 14 Jul 1862 at Upton, Worcester, MA, at age 77.

Children of Sarah 'Salley'4 TAFT and Ephraim TAFT were as follows:

68. Melinda4 Malinda TAFT/ (Solomon3TAFT, Robert2, Matthew1); born 6 Apr 1796 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.54); married Joel TAFT, son of Joel TAFT and Chloe FISHER, 1 Nov 1819 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.134, 135 int); died 18 Apr 1882 at age 86.

Children of Melinda4 Malinda TAFT/ and Joel TAFT were:

92. Levina 'Vina'4 CHILDS (Lois3TAFT, Robert2, Matthew1); born 15 Jan 1792 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.18); married David BATCHELOR, son of Enoch BATCHELOR and Jemima (--?--), 20 Apr 1818 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VRU 1.78); died.

Children of Levina 'Vina'4 CHILDS and David BATCHELOR were:

100. Amasa4 TAFT (Matthew3, James2, Matthew1); born 179? at Pelham, Hampshire, MA; marriedHannah ? DURHAM say 1820 at ? NY; died circa 1846 at ?? Painesville, Lake, OH.

Children of Amasa4 TAFT and Hannah ? DURHAM were as follows:

105. Nathaniel4 TAFT (Matthew3, James2, Matthew1); born 1806 at Pelham, Hampshire, MA; married Margaret (--?--); died.

Children of Nathaniel4 TAFT and Margaret (--?--) all born at OH were as follows:

107. Matthew Davis4 TAFT (Matthew3, James2, Matthew1); born 1 Mar 1810 at Hartford, Washington, NY/Pelham, MA; married Susan STEVENS 1835; died 1891 at Pewamo, MI.

Children of Matthew Davis4 TAFT and Susan STEVENS were as follows:

110. Aaron4 TAFT (James3, James2, Matthew1); born 1792; married Sally ? FREEMAN; died circa 1822 at Barre, Orleans, NY.

Children of Aaron4 TAFT and Sally ? FREEMAN were as follows:

113. ? John4 TAFT (Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); married ? (--?--); died at ? Oneida, Oneida, NY.

Children of ? John4 TAFT and ? (--?--) were as follows:

114. Corey4 TAFT (Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born circa 1800 at NY/CT/MA; marriedMatilda BENSON, daughter of Stutson BENSON Jr. and Sarah SUMMER, 9 Oct 1825; died 1839 at Ashtabula Co, OH.

Children of Corey4 TAFT and Matilda BENSON were as follows:

115. Ward Clay4 TAFT (Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born circa 1801 at NY; married unknown (--?--); married Mary A. ? BEAN before 1850 at OH; died after 1863.

Children of Ward Clay4 TAFT and unknown (--?--) were as follows:

Children of Ward Clay4 TAFT and Mary A. ? BEAN were as follows: 117. Ira4 TAFT (Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born 1804 at NY/NH; married Louisa DANIELS 20 May 1839; married Clarissa G. OLDS 27 Oct 1858; died 17 Apr 1863.

Children of Ira4 TAFT and Louisa DANIELS were as follows:

Children of Ira4 TAFT and Clarissa G. OLDS were: 118. ? James4 TAFT (Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born 1805 at NY; married Anna STORM; died 1885 at IA.

Children of ? James4 TAFT and Anna STORM were as follows:

122. Levi M.4 TAFT (Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born 12 Nov 1817 at Cortland, NY; married Electa GREGORY, daughter of Samuel GREGORY and Mary (--?--), 16 Jan 1845 at Winnebago Co, IL; died at IL.

Children of Levi M.4 TAFT and Electa GREGORY both born at IL were as follows:

124. Harvey4 TAFT (Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born say 1822 at ? NY; married Jane McMILLEN 24 Oct 1850; died.

Children of Harvey4 TAFT and Jane McMILLEN were as follows:

125. Jane4 TAFT (Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born circa 1828; married Alvin N. WRIGHT 1846; died.

Children of Jane4 TAFT and Alvin N. WRIGHT were as follows:

126. Ward Adams4 TAFT (Eli3, Matthew2, Matthew1); born 17 Jan 1793 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.55); married Sibel M. (--) WATERS; married Lydia MARSHALL 8 Jan 1815 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.136); married unknown (--?--) between 1825 and 1835 at ? NY; died after 1865 at ? Allen, Alleghany, NY.

There were no children of Ward Adams4 TAFT and Sibel M. (--) WATERS.

Children of Ward Adams4 TAFT and Lydia MARSHALL were:

Children of Ward Adams4 TAFT and unknown (--?--) all born atNY were as follows: 132. Esther4 TAFT (Eli3, Matthew2, Matthew1); born 8 Sep 1804 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.53); married Josiah HAWES, son of Levi HAWES and Parmelia CLARK, 30 Nov 1826 at Franklin, Norfolk, MA (VRF 1.103); died atHolliston, MA.

Children of Esther4 TAFT and Josiah HAWES were as follows:

133. Caleb Strong4 TAFT (Eli3, Matthew2, Matthew1); born 23 Jun 1807 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.53); married Harriet GRISWOLD say 1834 at NY; died 24 Apr 1878 at ? NY at age 70.  He was also known as Dr.

Children of Caleb Strong4 TAFT and Harriet GRISWOLD were as follows:

134. Milton Metcalf4 TAFT (Eli3, Matthew2, Matthew1); born 23 Apr 1810 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.54); married Emeline KELLOGG say 1835 at ? NY; died after 1840 at ? Sidney, Delaware, NY.

Children of Milton Metcalf4 TAFT and Emeline KELLOGG both born at NY were as follows:

135. Anna4 TAFT (David3, John2, Matthew1); born 10 Jul 1792 at Royalston, Worcester, MA (VR 1.67); married Adonijah BALL Jr., son of Adonijah BALL and Mary (--?--), 28 Jan 1819 at Royalston, Worcester, MA (VR 1.83, 146); married (--?--) OSBERN before 1838; died Apr 1870 at age 77.

Children of Anna4 TAFT and Adonijah BALL Jr. were as follows:

There were no children of Anna4 TAFT and (--?--) OSBERN.

141. David4 TAFT (David3, John2, Matthew1); born 23 Feb 1805 at Royalston, Worcester, MA (VR 1.67); married Miranda B. OSBORN, daughter of Josiah OSBORN and Huldah COLLINS, 17 Apr 1833 at Fitzwilliam, NH; married Elizabeth BRUCE, daughter of Isaac BRUCE and Ruth SMITH, 31 Oct 1852 at ? Fitzwilliam, NH; died 17 Jan 1887 at Fitzwilliam, NH, at age 81.

Children of David4 TAFT and Miranda B. OSBORN all born at Fitzwilliam, NH, were as follows:

There were no children of David4 TAFT and Elizabeth BRUCE.

142. Eunice4 TAFT (David3, John2, Matthew1); born 23 Feb 1805 at Royalston, Worcester, MA (VR 1.67); married Amariah SAWYER 10 May 1827 at Royalston, Worcester, MA (VR 1.142, 147); died Aug 1871 at age 66.

Children of Eunice4 TAFT and Amariah SAWYER were as follows:

146. Joel4 TAFT (Joel3, John2, Matthew1); born 9 Sep 1792 at Royalston, Worcester, MA (VR 1.67); married Melinda Malinda TAFT/, daughter of Solomon TAFT and Sarah FISHER, 1 Nov 1819 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.134, 135 int); died 16 Aug 1880 at age 87.

Children of Joel4 TAFT and Melinda Malinda TAFT/ were:

147. Hervey4 Harvey TAFT/ (Joel3TAFT, John2, Matthew1); born 28 Aug 1795 at Royalston, Worcester, MA (VR 1.67); married Fidelia RAYMOND, daughter of James RAYMOND and Mary GALE, 10 Apr 1821 at Winchendon, Worcester, MA (VR 1.154, 166); married Roxey BREWER, daughter of Jonas BREWER and Elizabeth (--?--), 28 Jun 1838 at Royalston, Worcester, MA (VR 1.90, 147); died 4 Jul 1863 at ? Royalston, Worcester, MA, at age 67.

Children of Hervey4 Harvey TAFT/ and Fidelia RAYMOND were as follows:

There were no children of Hervey4 Harvey TAFT/ and Roxey BREWER.

148. John4 TAFT (Joel3, John2, Matthew1); born 22 Jun 1797 at Royalston, Worcester, MA (VR 1.67); married Lurenza NEWTON, daughter of Josiah NEWTON and Philena COX, 18 Apr 1826 at Petersham, Worcester, MA (VR 1.127, 150); died 1834 at ? Petersham, Worcester, MA.

Children of John4 TAFT and Lurenza NEWTON were as follows:

158. Prelate4 TAFT (John3, John2, Matthew1); born 27 Sep 1802 at Dover, Windham, VT; married Phebe HINCKLEY, daughter of Joshua HINCKLEY and Hannah CHASE, 10 Jul 1836 at Ripley, OH; died.

Children of Prelate4 TAFT and Phebe HINCKLEY were as follows:

159. Austin4 TAFT (John3, John2, Matthew1); born 26 May 1806 at Worcester Co., MA; married Susan BENEDICT 9 Feb 1831; married Catherine Rigedon STRATTON, daughter of Daniel STRATTON and Rachel LOGAN, after Jul 1850; died 12 Jan 1888 at Bowling Green, OH, at age 81.

Children of Austin4 TAFT and Susan BENEDICT were as follows:

Children of Austin4 TAFT and Catherine Rigedon STRATTON both born at OH were as follows: 162. Fisher4 TAFT (Ephraim3, John2, Matthew1); born 18 Dec 1806 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.53); married Hannah PUTNAM, daughter of Daniel PUTNAM and Phebe (--) WALKER, 20 Dec 1838 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.124, 134); died 5 Dec 1877 at Upton, Worcester, MA, at age 70.

Children of Fisher4 TAFT and Hannah PUTNAM were as follows:

163. Levi Whitney4 TAFT (Ephraim3, John2, Matthew1); born 8 Dec 1809 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.54); married Jemima Jane FISK, daughter of Elisha FISK and Betsey SHERMON, 10 Oct 1839 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.95, 135); died 12 Jan 1905 at Upton, Worcester, MA, at age 95.

Children of Levi Whitney4 TAFT and Jemima Jane FISK were as follows:

168. Alanson W.4 TAFT (Aaron3, John2, Matthew1); born 18 May 1818 at Upton, Worcester, MA; married ? (--?--); died 14 Apr 18?? atUpton, Worcester, MA.

Children of Alanson W.4 TAFT and ? (--?--) were as follows:

169. Charles Edward4 TAFT (Aaron3, John2, Matthew1); born 29 Oct 1820 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.53); married L. R. MILLER Jan 1846 at Newman, GA; died Jul 1876 at Houston, MS, at age 55.

Children of Charles Edward4 TAFT and L. R. MILLER were as follows:

Generation Five

176. Royal Eldredge5 TAFT (Josiah4, Ebenezer3, Robert2, Matthew1); born 23 Sep 1830 at W. Townshend, VT; married Frances H. WOOD, daughter of Zelotes WOOD and Mary (--?--), 1857 at VT; died 19 Nov 1885 at age 55.

Children of Royal Eldredge5 TAFT and Frances H. WOOD were as follows:

179. Gilbert T.5 TAFT (Lewis4, Ebenezer3, Robert2, Matthew1); born 25 Aug 1826 at VT; married ? Frances E. ? OWEN after 1850 at ? NY; died 1885 at ??

Children of Gilbert T.5 TAFT and ? Frances E. ? OWEN were as follows:

185. Arba5 TAFT (Nathan4, Solomon3, Robert2, Matthew1); born 6 Oct 1807 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.52); married Rhoda FLETCHER, daughter of Nathan FLETCHER and Catherine MORSE, 13 May 1841 at Milford, Worcester, MA (VR 1.293); died 2 Oct 1849 at Milford, Worcester, MA (VR 1.370), at age 41.

Children of Arba5 TAFT and Rhoda FLETCHER were as follows:

188. Harvey Flagg5 TAFT (Amasa4, Solomon3, Robert2, Matthew1); born 8 Aug 1810 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.54); married Prudence Daniels ADAMS, daughter of Levi ADAMS and Olive (--) GOULD, 20 Jul 1834 at Milford, Worcester, MA (VR 1.190, 294); died 17 Dec 1893 at ? Milford, Worcester, MA, at age 83.

Children of Harvey Flagg5 TAFT and Prudence Daniels ADAMS were as follows:

190. Elijah Jones5 TAFT (Amasa4, Solomon3, Robert2, Matthew1); born 21 Jan 1814 at Upton, Worcester, MA (VR 1.53); married Abigail ANDREWS, daughter of Hosea ANDREWS and Eliza DUSTIN, say 1846 at ? New London, NH; died 10 Mar 1893 at New London, NH, at age 79.

Children of Elijah Jones5 TAFT and Abigail ANDREWS were:

199. ? Lewis B.5 TAFT (Amasa4, Matthew3, James2, Matthew1); born say 1825 at OH; married ? Sarah (--?--) before 1850 at OH; died.

Children of ? Lewis B.5 TAFT and ? Sarah (--?--) all born at OH were as follows:

211. Herbert Stevens5 TAFT (Matthew4, Matthew3, James2, Matthew1); born 27 Jul 1840 at Kingsville, OH; married Alice E. HAZELTON, daughter of Simeon HAZELTON and Emeline COLE, 4 Apr 1864 at Watertown, NY; died.  He was also known as Rev.

Children of Herbert Stevens5 TAFT and Alice E. HAZELTON were as follows:

217. Joel Freeman5 TAFT (Aaron4, James3, James2, Matthew1); born 18 Jan 1818 at Chenango Co, NY; married Jane BRITT 5 Jan 1842 at Medina, NY; died 3 Dec 1855 at Medina, NY, at age 37.

Children of Joel Freeman5 TAFT and Jane BRITT were as follows:

220. James5 TAFT (?4, Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); married ? (--?--); died after 1885 at ? Cresco, Howard, IA.

Children of James5 TAFT and ? (--?--) were:

223. Truman John5 TAFT (?4, Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born circa 1810; married Jane ROSS; died at ? Cresco, Howard, IA.

Children of Truman John5 TAFT and Jane ROSS were as follows:

232. Harvey Ward5 TAFT (Ward4, Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born 7 Oct 1854 at Conneaut, Ashtabula, NY; married Amanda Florence WHITIES 15 Apr 1880 at Beaver Co., NE; died 21 May 1937 at Beaver Co., NE, at age 82.

Children of Harvey Ward5 TAFT and Amanda Florence WHITIES were as follows:

233. ?? Ira5 TAFT (Ira4, Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born 1822 at NY; married Prudence (--?--) before 1836 at NY; died.

Children of ?? Ira5 TAFT and Prudence (--?--) were as follows:

234. Erwin5 Irwin TAFT/ (Ira4TAFT, Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born 1840 at OH; married ? Pauline (Lina) THOMPSON; married ? Mercy ? JOHNSON 1862 at ??; died.

Children of Erwin5 Irwin TAFT/ and ? Pauline (Lina) THOMPSON were as follows:

There were no children of Erwin5 Irwin TAFT/ and ? Mercy ? JOHNSON.

235. John Ward5 TAFT (Ira4, Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born 1843 at OH; married Sarah SHARP 28 May 1864 at Ashtabula Co, OH; died.

Children of John Ward5 TAFT and Sarah SHARP were as follows:

239. Madison5 TAFT (?4, Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born 1830; married ? (--?--); died.

Children of Madison5 TAFT and ? (--?--) were as follows:

240. Alvin5 TAFT (?4, Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born 1834; married Elizabeth MARTIN; died.

Children of Alvin5 TAFT and Elizabeth MARTIN were as follows:

241. Nelson5 TAFT (?4, Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born 1839; married ? (--?--); died.

Children of Nelson5 TAFT and ? (--?--) were as follows:

242. Albert Jefferson5 TAFT (?4, Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born circa 1843 at OH; married ? (--?--); died.

Children of Albert Jefferson5 TAFT and ? (--?--) were as follows:

244. George M.5 TAFT (Levi4, Eben3Ebenezer, James2TAFT, Matthew1); born 6 Feb 1855 at IL; married Cora CARPENTER; died.

Children of George M.5 TAFT and Cora CARPENTER were as follows:

252. Eli W.5 TAFT (Ward4, Eli3, Matthew2, Matthew1); born 1838 at NY; married Lucy (--?--); died.

Children of Eli W.5 TAFT and Lucy (--?--) were as follows:

265. Ellis5 Allis TAFT/ (Milton4TAFT, Eli3, Matthew2, Matthew1); born 1837 at NY; married unknown (--?--) after 1860; died.

Children of Ellis5 Allis TAFT/ and unknown (--?--) were:

276. Charles Elliott5 TAFT (David4, David3, John2, Matthew1); born 9 Aug 1846 at Fitzwilliam, NH; married Jennie S. ALDEN 24 Dec 1870; married Effie C. ALDEN 18 Sep 1882; died after 1910 at ? Athol, Worcester, MA.

There were no children of Charles Elliott5 TAFT and Jennie S. ALDEN.

Children of Charles Elliott5 TAFT and Effie C. ALDEN were as follows:

285. Susan M.5 TAFT (Hervey4Harvey, Joel3TAFT, John2, Matthew1); born 8 Jul 1823 at Royalston, Worcester, MA; married William Fordyce BIGELOW 25 Mar 1847 at Royalston, Worcester, MA (VR 1.147); died 17 Aug 1873 at age 50.

Children of Susan M.5 TAFT and William Fordyce BIGELOW were as follows:

289. Lyman Josiah5 TAFT (John4, Joel3, John2, Matthew1); born 10 Oct 1829 at Petersham, Worcester, MA; married Mary Augusta ROPER, daughter of Ephraim ROPER and Eunice RICHARDSON, 12 Dec 1854 at Templeton, Worcester, MA IGI; died 24 Feb 1878 at ? Worcester, Worcester, MA, at age 48.

Children of Lyman Josiah5 TAFT and Mary Augusta ROPER were as follows:

292. Lafayette5 TAFT (Prelate4, John3, John2, Matthew1); born 1834 at VT/OH; married ? Isabelle (--?--) before 1867 at ? MI; died.

Children of Lafayette5 TAFT and ? Isabelle (--?--) were:

308. Orlando Fenner5 TAFT (Fisher4, Ephraim3, John2, Matthew1); born 27 Feb 1851 at Upton, Worcester, MA; married Anna (--?--) at ? Upton, Worcester, MA; died after 1909 at Upton, Worcester, MA.

Children of Orlando Fenner5 TAFT and Anna (--?--) were as follows:




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