Family:John Taylor and Rhoda Tinker (2)

d. aft Jan 1645/6
d. bef 6 Sep 1694
m. bef 1640
Facts and Events
Marriage[3] bef 1640 Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child.
est 1640
est 1645

The Hobbs Daughters?

"(John Taylor) married … a widow, Rhoda (-----) (-----), who had two or more daughters by a former husband. … It is probable that these girls used the name of their stepfather Taylor and that they died before maturity, for one called "Hannah Taylor daughter of John" died at Windsor in 1650 and others who may have been of this family, called Abigail and Anna Taylor died there in 1643 and 1644-5 respectively."[2]

  1.   Crane, Ellery Bicknell. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County Massachusetts. (Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States: Lewis Publishing Company, 1907), 2:235.

    "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."

  2. Taylor Family, in Ferris, Mary Walton. Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes; and A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Mary Beman (Gates) Dawes. (Milwaukee, WI: Cuneo Press, 1931-1943), II:785.
  3. Richardson, Douglas. The English Ancestry of the Merwin and TInker Families of New England: Part II: John Tinker of Boston and Lancaster, Massachusetts and Windsor and New London, Connecticut. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Oct 1995), 149:413.

    The author (Douglas Richardson) believes that Rhoda (Tinker) Hobbs immigrated to New England, where she m. (2) John Taylor of Windsor, Conn.