Person:John Taylor (501)

m. 22 Nov 1832
  1. Mariah Amelia Taylor1834 - 1863
  2. John Abram Taylor1836 - 1915
  3. James Mortimer Taylor1838 - 1923
  4. Sgt Martin Van Buren Taylor1840 - 1930
  5. Chauncey Brewer Taylor1843 - 1920
  6. Anna Louisa Taylor1845 - 1913
  7. Robert Winfield Taylor1849 - 1925
  8. Ezubah Zeruah Taylor1851 - 1922
m. 3 Jan 1865
  1. Charles H Taylor1867 - 1921
  2. Frank J Taylor1870 - 1945
  3. Anna Marie Taylor1872 - 1963
Facts and Events
Name John Abram Taylor
Gender Male
Birth? 3 Apr 1836 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Military[1][2] 5 Nov 1862 Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United StatesCivil War - Company I, 3rd Michigan Infantry
Military[3] 2 May 1863 Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United Stateswounded in the Battle of Chancellorsville
Marriage 3 Jan 1865 Olive, Ottawa, Michigan, United Statesto Amanda Jane Todd
Census 1870 Robinson, Ottawa, Michigan, United Stateswith Amanda Jane Todd
Census 1880 Ness, Kansas, United Stateswith Amanda Jane Todd
Census 1900 Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United Stateswith Amanda Jane Todd
Census? 1910 Oakland, Alameda, California, United States(widowed) with Abram and Anna Douthit (daughter)
Death? 27 Aug 1915 Oakland, Alameda, California, United States
Burial? Oakland, Alameda, California, United StatesMountain View Cemetery
  1. Taylor Family Record, in Nettie (Wilson) Hamstra and Verda (Hamstra) Goudzwaard. Family Records. (Compiled in 1973 - unpublished).

    "John A. Taylor
    born April 3, 1836 in Detroit, Mich."

  2. Company I - from Ottawa county [1], in The Third Michigan Infantry Research Project [2].
  3. Chauncey Brewer, James Monroe, John Abram and Martin Van Buren Taylor [3], in Men of the 3rd Michigan Infantry [4].

    "John was shot in the right shoulder on May 2, 1863, at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, the bullet exiting near the upper part of his arm."

  4.   A report attributed to Bob Bosch who formerly lived in Allendale, states that John Abram Taylor and Jane Ann Waters had a daughter Harriet Amelia Taylor in the late 1850s. This report has not been confirmed by any available public records. In the 1860 census Jane A and Harriet A Taylor are recorded living with Alvah Taylor (born in Massachusetts) at Crockery, Ottawa, Michigan. It seems virtually certain that Harriet A Taylor was the daughter of Alvah and Jane Taylor. No further records regarding Alvah Taylor have been found.

    In the 1870 census a Harriet Taylor was recorded living with the Purdy family, suggesting she may have been orphaned, though it is possible that her mother Jane gave her out for adoption before re-marrying. However as there were several different Harriet Taylor's in Michigan at the time this cannot be certain.

    In 1862 Jane Ann Waters married Willis Ford. In 1870 the family was recorded living in Grand Rapids (Kent County) and in 1880 Jane and her children were recorded in Plymouth (Wayne County). No further record of Jane (Waters) Ford has been found, however the death records of four of her children indicate that the family remained in Southeastern Michigan.

    These facts do not appear consistent with the reported relationship between John Abram Taylor and Jane Ann Waters, however it is possible that John A Taylor (born in Michigan) was recorded in the 1860 census as Alvah Taylor (born in Massachusetts). This would not be the first instance of erroneous or misleading census data being recorded.