Friday, January 15, 2010

Surname Saturday - Taylor

James Francis Taylor and Margaret E. Ramsey

James Francis Taylor was born on 8 Jul 1830 in Garrard County, Kentucky. He was the son of William Taylor and Martha Ramsey. The family moved to neighboring Rockcastle County sometime between 1840 and 1850. 

Margaret E. Ramsey was born on 15 Nov 1840 in Rockcastle County. She was the oldest of three children born to Thomas Ramsey Jr. and Rhoda Ann Lavender. Her mother died before Margaret was 10 years old and her father died by the time she was 12.

Jim and Margaret were married on 11 Oct 1855 in Rockcastle County. Jim was a wagonmaker as a young man but spent the most of his life farming. Jim and Margaret lived on their farm between Mt. Vernon and Renfro Valley where they had 11 children.

Margaret died on 23 Jun 1892 and Jim on 10 Jun 1894. They were both buried in Ramsey-Taylor Cemetery near their home. Neither of them have a marker in the cemetery.

Jim and Margaret's Children:
William Thomas was born on 11 Aug 1856. He married Mary Elizabeth Fletcher on 7 Jan 1880 and they had four children. Tom died on 2 Feb 1904 and was buried in the Ramsey-Taylor Cemetery.

Josiah Love was born on 20 Dec 1858. He married Mary Alice Kirby on 19 Jul 1888 and they had eight children. Joe died on 13 Feb 1921 and was buried in the Ramsey-Taylor Cemetery.

Martha Ann was born on 10 Jun 1861. She married George W. Riickert on 25 Dec 1887 and they had six children. Mollie and George moved to Madison County, Indiana between 1900 and 1910. Mollie died there on 14 Jun 1923. She was buried in the Ramsey-Taylor Cemetery.

John Cook was born on 25 Dec 1863. He married Sarah A. Ramsey on 8 Jun 1885. They had two children before she died in 1892. John then married Margaret Frances Warren on 22 Aug 1894 and they had one son before divorcing a few years later. John next married Emma Jane Owens on 16 Jan 1900 and they had three children. John died on 7 Sep 1953 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

Rhoda Nell was born on 19 Apr 1866 and died at the age of 27 on 5 Oct 1893. She was never married and had no children. Rhoda was probably buried in the Ramsey-Taylor Cemetery although there is no marker to prove that.

Margaret Lula was born on 31 May 1868. She had one daughter and was later married to Francis Preston Fralick on 15 Sep 1917. Lou died on 8 Feb 1940 and was buried in the Ramsey-Taylor Cemetery.

Robert Burke was born on 14 Aug 1870 and died on 11 Aug 1948. Bob was never married and had no children. He was buried in the Ramsey-Taylor Cemetery.

Milton J. was born on 17 Feb 1872. He married Jane Sowder on 7 Aug 1901 and they had three children. Milt died on 3 Jan 1928 in London, Laurel County, Kentucky where he was taken to the hospital after being hit in the head with an axe by a neighbor. Milt was buried in Ramsey-Taylor Cemetery.

Alford was born on 7 May 1875. He married Susie P. Leffew on 13 Nov 1898 and they adopted a son. Susie died in 1942 and App later married Edith Powers. App and Edith lived in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky where he died on 17 Jun 1968. He was buried there in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Susan was born on 6 Aug 1877 and died just a few days before her 5th birthday on 26 Jul 1882. She is probably buried in the Ramsey-Taylor Cemetery. There is no marker to prove where Susan was buried but it's very likely that she was the first person buried in what became the Ramsey-Taylor Cemetery.

Nancy Lair was born on 4 Nov 1880. She married Henry T. Harrison on 20 May 1915 and they adopted a daughter. Nannie died on 8 Jan 1959 and was buried in Ramsey-Taylor Cemetery.


Jim and Margaret were my 2nd great-grandparents through their son, John Cook Taylor. Click on the links above for sources and additional information. 


Related Surname Saturday Posts:
John Cook Taylor and Emma Jane Owens



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