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Re: Lee/Taylor

Posted: 1366639600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Taylor/May
Hi Everybody! I found what I was looking for and wanted to share it with you. On Nov. 12, 1870, William Taylor gave a deposition in support of Pryor May for the Southern Claims Commission. (claim # 10191, Pryor May) In this deposition he stated that he ( William) was 71 years old, that he now resides in Union County, GA, but before that he resided in Cherokee County NC and Caldwell County NC. He also stated that Pryor May was his brother in law and that Pryor was living and farming on land that William had bought in Cherokee County in 1862 and that Pryor was visiting his house in Caldwell County in 1864 when Pryor was arrested and forced to serve in the confederate army.

1850 Census, Caldwell, NC
William Taylor age 44 farmer
Barbara age 73 (William's mother)
Hannah age 37
Mary May age 18 ( if true, she was b. in 1831 ish)

(Pryor May lived 6 houses away)

1851 Caldwell County NC marriages Mary Jane May to Smith Kerby (or Kerley)

1860 census Caldwell , NC
Prior May 's household included his wife and children and also
Mary May age 22 (she was 32)
Louisa age 11
Martha age 8
Victoria age 7
William age 2
Union County GA marriages William Taylor marries Mary J. Carley 1868 Apr15
Union Co. GA Marriages Luisa May to Posey Southerland 1872 Jan 17

1880 census Union County GA, Upper Young Cane
William Taylor farmer age 74 b. NC
Mary J Taylor age 47 b. NC (she was 52)
Martha A. age 21 b. NC
Emmer I. age 11 b. GA
McDaniel age 9 b. GA
Frances C. age 6 b. GA
John J. age 3 b. GA

1900 Census Union Co. GA Upper Young Cane
Andrew J Rector
Victoria Rector b. 5 Feb 1862 NC md. 1881( Victoria's death record states that her parents were Mary May and Wm. Taylor)

Mary J. Taylor widow b. Oct 1839 NC age 60 (she was 72) mother of 11, 9 still living
William Taylor, grandson b. Jan 1888 age 12 b. GA , parents b. GA

William Taylor age 41 b. Mar. 1859 NC parents b. NC

My notes: In all censuses and Documents that I found for William and MaryTaylor, they signed with X and stated on the censuses that they couldn't read . This would account for the discrepancies in their ages on the census and other docs. They simply didn't know exactly how old they were.
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