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Val wish Id never started
10-05-13, 21:03
Still Looking for Joseph

I am puzzled?
Eliza SPERRING born abt 1835 Midsomer Norton Somerset, married in 1856 in Bath Somerset ,a Joseph Taylor a Tailor born abt 1833 Midsomer Norton Somerset

Eliza left for New York (no sign of Joseph on the shipping list) ,and landed 2 Dec 1870 with 4 children
Kate 9
James 8
Bessie 3
George an infant all born in Somerset

Here they are
http://interactive.ancestry.co.uk/7488/NYM237_337-0210/16533462?backlabel=ReturnRecord&backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.co.uk%2f%2fcg i-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dnypl%26h%3d16533462%26ti%3d55 38%26indiv%3dtry%26gss%3dpt%26ssrc%3dpt_t6737403_p-1235603573_kpidz0q3d-1235603573z0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q26pgplz0q3dpid&ssrc=pt_t6737403_p-1235603573_kpidz0q3d-1235603573z0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q26pgplz0q3dpid&noredir=beta

Here they are in 1880

Eliza says Widow

Now there is the addition of a Son William Fisher Grimes Taylor born 2 Feb 1872 in Penn says on his Death Cert parents Joseph Taylor and Eliza Sperring

I cannot find Joseph in Penn anywhere or in England after the 1861 Census and also wondered where on earth William Fisher Grimes Taylor's name came from ?

Any ideas thanks ?

Night Owl
10-05-13, 22:25
Have a look at this document on page 2, left hand side, it talks about William Fisher Grimes 1817 - 1879 and was the Sewickley Borough tax collector


Quite a coincidence especially as the 1880 census is Sewickley

Val wish Id never started
10-05-13, 23:15
wow Jackie trust you to find something, so are we thinking William is his son ??

Night Owl
10-05-13, 23:44
Well it might be difficult to prove. Alternatively, perhaps they just named him after someone they admired. Doesn't explain what happened to Joseph though. I can only see the 1880 census because I haven't got world Ancestry but it says she is a widow I think. If the young William was born in 1872 and Joseph was the father, he should have been in the US at some point

Any sign of him on the 1870 US census?

Val wish Id never started
10-05-13, 23:47
cannot find any of them in 1870 census but maybe they arrived too late for it ?