"John Taylor (I), the immigrant ancestor of Ransom C. Taylor, of Worcester, was in Windsor, Connecticut, in 1640, and probably went tthere with Rev. Ephraim Hewett, who sailed from England, August 17, 1639. He was a juror in Windsor in 1641-44. His residence in this country was of short duration. He prepared for a journey to England by making his will November 24, 1645, and he sailed in the famous "Phantom Ship" of New Haven. This ship was built in Rhode Island, was of one hundred and fifty tons burden, Captain Lamberton, master. Rev. Mr. Davenport was also a passenger. The ice in the harbor had to be cut in order to allow the vessel to sail in January, 1645-46. In the following June the ship was seen apparently coming to anchor in the harbor, when before the eyes of a crowd of spectators, she mysteriously vanished into the air. The story is told in Cotton Mather's "Magnalia" in his inimitable way. John Taylor was lost on the ill-fated ship, and his young wife married ____ Hoyt, of Norwalk, Connecticut. In 1694 the will of the missing man was presented for probate by his son. As far as known he left but two children: John, see forward; Thomas, born 1643."