Hester Ann Unknown


Personal and Family Information

Hester was born in 1798 in Delaware, the daughter of unknown parents.

Her husband was William Sturgis Taylor. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their five known children were Agatha (1817-1904), George Washington (1823-1896), Joseph (1829-?), Elisha (1833-1863) and Rachel A (1838-1900).


Place: Delaware
Census21 AUG 1850
Place: Lawrence County, Missouri
Age: 51 to 52
Address: dwelling 106 family 110 Hester Taylor age 52 female, $300 born Delaware Elisha “ age 17 male farmer born Ohio Rachael “ age 13 female born Inda dwelling 107 is William Boswell age 35 NC who is named administor in probate of William S Taylor dwelling 105 George Taylor age 26 born Delaware with wife and 2 yr daughter dwelling 103 is John Lamb age 17 born Illinoins with father Watson B Lamb 45 KY and 9 siblings ages 19 to 2
Other Event28 SEP 1816
Place: Sussex County, Delaware
Type: Deed
Address: Land Record dated 09/28/1816. Delaware, Sussex 014, image 262 of 652 Grantor: Stephen Ellis, farmer,.

See Note 1
Other Event1 JUL 1859
Place: Lawrence County, Arkansas
Type: Deed
Address: NE 1/4 NW 1/4and the W 1/2 of NE1/4 Section 22, Township 16N Range 3W sale at Batesvilles, Arkansas containing 120 acres grant to Hester Ann Taylor James Buchanan, President of USA


Census 1850-...


Note 1

Elijah Taylor BIRTH 20 May 1794 Delaware, USA

DEATH 2 Sep 1877 (aged 83) Vermillion County, Indiana, USA

BURIAL Helts Prairie Cemetery, Hillsdale, Vermillion County, Indiana, USA Add to Map

MEMORIAL ID 14840163

He was a son of Mary Evans and William Taylor. William was a son of John and Comfort Taylor. Elijah's siblings included Mary (1778-1859), Samuel (1780-), Elizabeth (1784-), Sarah (1786-1872), John (1788-1867) and Joshua (1790- ), William S (1792- ).

He first married Mary Malona. They were the parents of Alfred, Charles M., Samuel, Sarah, Hannah, Mariah "Maria", Lambert, John, James Wise, Nancy Ann and Mary Maloney. He second married Ann T. Freeman. He was a farmer.

Obit & Will Abstract courtesy of Carolyn Schwab.

Newport Hoosier State Thursday, September 6, 1877

Elijah Taylor, of Dana, died on last Saturday morning. Mr. Taylor was an early settler of this county, but some 20 odd years ago moved to Eaton, OH, where he resided until about one year since, when he moved to this county to make it his future home. He was over 80 years of age, and a very respectable citizen.

Land Record dated 09/28/1816. Delaware, Sussex 014, image 262 of 652

Grantor: Stephen Ellis, farmer,.

Mary Ellis, wife of Stephen..

Samuel Taylor, farmer.

Polly Taylor, wife of Samuel.

Joseph Linch, farmer.

Sarah Linch, wife of Joseph.

Joshua Taylor, farmer.

William S. Taylor, farmer.

Hetty Taylor, wife of William.

Grantee: Elijah Taylor, farmer.

Whereas William Taylor, deceased did in his lifetime survey and locate a tract of land or parcel of land called "Small Timber Land" and part of a tract called "Gray's Adventure" .... "...and whereas the said William being so sized died intestate and leaving issue being: Mary, Samuel, Sarah, Joshua, William and Elijah Taylor's heirs and the said grantors for and in consideration of .... make over to Elijah Taylor ...".

Will Abstract, Vermillion County, IN

Book 2, Page 478, 479

Elijah Taylor,

Vermillion County, IN

Written March 15, 1877

1. To my daughter Mary M. Taylor $1500 for the care and attention she has given me. Also all my household and kitchen furniture.

2. To my grandson Ozias Depuy $50

3. To my grandchildren - heirs of Alfred Taylor, Charles Taylor, and Sarah E. White - to Charles $100 and Sarah $50.

4. To my son Lambert Taylor $500

5. To my daughter Sarah Helt $300 in full as her share

6. The residue of my estate after bequests are made to my children share and share alike - Lambert Taylor, Mary M. Taylor, John Taylor, James Taylor, Hannah Hepner, and Nancy Ann Miller.

7. I appoint William Skidmore Executor.

Recorded September 18, 1877