2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 11, 2020 12:56 PM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking James Taylor’s ancestors


      I am seeking my father’s ancestors, James Taylor born on December 7 or 9th, 1934 in Ormand Beach, Florida. I need the name of his parents or grandparents. I saw the names Samuel and Hattie Taylor on the 1940 census listed as his great grandparents?  Is there any more information on Samuel Taylor and also Hattie Taylor’s parents.

        • Re: Seeking James Taylor’s ancestors
          Susannah Brooks Ranger

          1935 Florida State Census (Ormand, Volusia Co, FL)

          Based on this census James (Jimmie A. less than 1 year old)) was either the son of Samuel A Taylor (b. ~ 1918) or Anna E. (Lizzie) Taylor (b. ~ 1919).  In the 1920 and 1930 Censuses Samuel and Lizzie were the children of Samuel and Hattie Taylor.  Based on ages and information in the 1920, 1930, & 1935 censuses, James was the grandson, not great-grandson of Samuel & Hattie. 

          • Re: Seeking James Taylor’s ancestors
            Cara Jensen Navigator

            Dear Ms. Wideman,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            In addition to the information from the previous poster, we searched the National Archives Catalog and located the, the Population Schedules for the 1880 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1890 Census; the Population Schedules for the 1900 Census, and the Population Schedules for the 1910 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain information about Samuel and Hattie Taylor.  For access to the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov


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