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Benjamin Rix and Lucretia (Hoffstatter) Taylor
Benjamin Rix TAYLOR, the son of Benjamin Elijah TAYLOR (1780 - 1852) and Sarah Robinson "Sally" RIX (1781 - 1865), was born 7 Oct 1816, Portsmouth, Virginia [NC per Benjamin Franklin Taylor's death certificate]. Benjamin Rix TAYLOR and Lucretia HOFFSTATTER were married 04 May 1837, Coshocton County, Ohio. Lucretia HOFFSTATTER, the daughter of John HOFFSTATTER (1792 - 1854/59) and Sarah "Sally" TAYLOR (1801 - 1852), was born in 1820, Coshocton County, Ohio.
After the death of Benjamin Elijah TAYLOR, Sarah Robinson "Sally" (RIX) TAYLOR and two of her sons, Benjamin Rix TAYLOR and William Elijah TAYLOR, along with their families, moved to Decatur County, Iowa, near Davis City.
EXCERPT FROM LETTER WRITTEN BY BERTHA UMPHESS
(Daughter of Mellissa (Taylor) Mulligan), 1958
Grandfather Taylor was a merchant and a farmer. His mother came from England. He was born in North Carolina. He married Lucretia Huffstatter. Their son William graduated from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa college in 1858, as a Methodist minister. He died in 1859 and as the first person buried in the Garden Grove cemetery.
Grandfather had a brother and family also living in Decatur County. Their widowed mother, Sarah (Rix) Taylor, spent her time between them after walking through the woods in the evening. One evening she did not return, each family thinking she was spending the night, as she often did. The next day they found she had been killed by wild animals, a very tragic thing. [December 1, 1865 near Davis City IA She had waited too late and it was getting dark. It is believed that she was attacked and killed by either wolves or wild boars. Her body was never found; only pieces of her dress. There is no stone for Sarah. Sometime soon after Sarah's death, William and his family moved to Chariton County, Missouri.]
Benjamin Rix TAYLOR died 3 Feb 1895, Davis City, Decatur Co. Iowa. Lucretia HOFFSTATTER died 28 May 1890, Davis City, Decatur County, Iowa. They were buried in the south part of Old Davis City Cemetery, Davis City, Decatur County, Iowa.
Benjamin Rix TAYLOR and Lucretia HOFFSTATTER had the following children:
i. Joseph Rix TAYLOR, born ca. 1804, Portsmouth, VA; died as a youth. ii.
William Hoffstatter TAYLOR, born 29 Sep 1839, Pike Township, Coshocton County, OH;
Occupation: School teacher;
died 4 Nov 1860, Garden Grove, Decatur County, IA;
buried Garden Grove Cemetery, Garden Grove, Decatur County, IA.
John Elijah TAYLOR, born 1843, Lee County, IA;
married Mary ARNOLD ( - );
Civil War Veteran, Co. D, 69th Ohio Infantry;
died 6 Mar 1897, Decatur County, IA;
buried Meek Cemetery, Decatur County, IA.
Mary Ann TAYLOR (at left), born 1845, Lee County, IA;
married 1st 30 Sep 1864, Decatur County, IA John Christie Arnold. John Christie ARNOLD born 8 Mar 1840 in Ohio; Civil War Veteran, Company D, 4th Iowa Infantry; died in 1872; buried in Franklin Cemetery, Decatur County, IA (no gravestone).
Mary Ann TAYLOR and John Christie ARNOLD had the following child:
1. Frank Justin Arnold, born 12 May 1866, Des Moines, Polk County, IA.; married Adelle unknown
Child: 1. Gerald ARNOLD.
2. Cora Anna ARNOLD, born 21 Aug 1869, Franklin Township, Decatur County, IA; School Teacher.
Mary Ann TAYLOR married 2nd 15 Apr 1890, Davis City, Decatur County, IA Rev. Samuel "Sam" WOODS. Rev. Sam WOODS born in Kentucky; Methodist circuit rider.
Eliza Ellen TAYLOR, born 18 Dec 1847, Agency City, Wapello County, IA;
married John M. BROWN (1843 - 1909), 5 children;
died 14 Dec 1895, Decatur County, IA;
buried Garden Grove Cemetery, Garden Grove, Decatur County, IA.
Sarah Jane "Sadie" TAYLOR, born 8 Mar 1850, Agency City, Wapello County, IA;
married 18 Jul 1872, Decatur County, IA Joseph McHenry WARREN (1852 - 1932);
died ca. Jan 1928, El Reno, Canadian County, OK.
1. F. Ralph WARREN, b. Mar 1878, Leon, Decatur Co. IA; married Bertha Viola TOMS (1883 - 1963);
d. 1932, El Reno, Canadian Co. OK.
2. Lillie WARREN, married unknown PATTESON.
3. Nellie WARREN, married unknown JOHNSON.
4. Mabel WARREN, married unknown SMITH.
Melissa Freelove TAYLOR, born 1853, Agency City, Wapello County, IA;
married 9 Nov 1874 Jesse Able MILLIGAN (1846 - 1931);
died 1934, Decatur County, IA;
buried I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Davis City, Decatur County, IA.
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" TAYLOR, born 1857, Agency City, Wapell County, IA;
married 1st Apr 1876 MO unknown, div. ca. 1876, MO;
married 2nd 1877 MO Cora REDMOND, div. ca. 1878;
married 3rd 24 Dec 1879 Cainsville Harrison County, MO Permelia Ellen "Millie" SMITH (1859 - 1941);
died 5 Jul 1915, Clarinda, Page County, IA; buried Franklin Cemetery, Decatur County, IA.
Ann Pleasant TAYLOR, born 1822/23, Smithfield, Jefferson County, OH;
married 6 Feb 1840, Coshocton County, OH Charles Fremont SEAWARD (1820 - 1897), 9 children;
died 22 Jun 1907, Kokomo, Howard County, IN;
buried Russiaville Cemetery, Russiaville, Howard County, IN.
FAMILY NOTE: Per Hostatter book by Barbara, "I found the name Benjamin R. Taylor in a West Carlisle,Ohio, Ledger of the Brown and Seevers Genearl Store for the years 1837-1840. This indicates that he traded there.______
RESEARCHER'S NOTES: In the 1980's, relatives/researchers Maxine Taylor and Ruth Taylor (of Lineus, MO) tried very hard to learn more on the Rix family. They did learn that thee were people bearing the name of Robinson and Rix in the Smithfield, OH, area when Benjamin and Sarah moved there. The family legend has it that Sarah's folks lived in old Nansemound Co., VA, and all of their records were destroyed by the British when they burned the courthouse during the War of 1812. These researchers had a theory that a Margaret Robinson may have married a Rix but no evidence has been found.
References state that old Nansemond County and part of the Isle of Wright County was used to reformulate the current name of Southampton County in the year 1749. However, the old name apparently persisted in common usage.
The Davis City Advance
Davis City, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, March 07, 1895
Benjamin R. Taylor died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. Warren in Woodland Township [Decatur Co., Iowa], Sunday morning [March 3rd, 1895], aged 78 years, 4 months and 27 days. Mr. Taylor was born Oct. 7th, 1816, in the State of Virginia. At the age of ten he moved to North Carolina, from there to Coshocton Co., Ohio; while residing there he married Miss Lucretia Hoffstatter. To them were born nine children -- 5 boys and four girls, two boys and four girls still living, three of the daughters being present at the bedside of their dying father.
In 1840 he moved from Ohio to Wapello Co., Iowa. In 1857 he was converted and joined the M.E. Church under the Pastorate of Rev. Samuel Hestwood, at Agency City, Iowa. He came to Decatur Co., in 1859, and has been a resident of this county since, living first at Garden Grove, then in Davis City until his decease. His wife departed this life May 28, 1890, her remains being interned in the Davis City cemetery.
Mr. Taylor lived a good Christian life for 5 years after his conversion and then the cares of life overcame him. At one time Mr. Taylor was wealthy and was considered a Jim Fish by the poor, giving very liberally to all in need and to charitable institutions. He brought his membership to Franklin appointment, Leon mission, in 1859. The last few years of his life have been devoted to his Master. He expressed the thought that he knew he was going to die and expressed to his daughters a bright hope of heaven. The first verses of the 7th and 9th Psalms indicated his trust in the Lord. He was a kind father, a loving husband and a good citizen.
All four of his daughters and three grandsons were present at the funeral, conducted at Union Church, March 5th at 1 p. m., under direction of Rev. Geo. E. Mitchell. He was laid by the side of his wife in the [old] Davis City cemetery to await the judgment and the resurrection of the body. His many relatives have the heartfelt sympathy from the community at large. May Peace be with his soul.
FAMILY GROUP SHEET FOR JOHN HOFFSTATTER
John HOFFSTATTER, the son of Matthew HOFFSTATTER (1765 - Wayne County, OH) and Sarah ARMSTRONG (1774 - ), was born 31 Aug 1792 in Pennsylvania. John HOFFSTATTER and Sarah "Sally" TAYLOR were married 26 Mar 1818, Coshocton County, Ohio. Sarah "Sally" TAYLOR, the daughter of John TAYLOR Sr. (1765 - ) and Freelove unknown [Melissa FREELOVE?] ( - 1835), was born 5 Sep 1801 in Ohio [Agency City, Wapello County, IA per findagrave.com]. John HOFFSTATTER died at home 11 Sep 1854, Agency City, Wapello County, Iowa, aged 62 years and 10 days. Sarah TAYLOR died 2 Sep 1852, Agency City, Wapello County IA, aged 50 years, 5 months and 27 days. They were buried in Agency Cemetery, Agency City, Wapello County, IA.
John HOFFSTATTER and Sarah "Sally" TAYLOR had the following children:
Matthew William HOFFSTATTER, born 21 Apr 1819, Coshocton, Wayne County, OH; married 21 May 1840, Coshocton County, OH Elizabeth BILLMAN (1819 - 1914); died 2 May 1886, Coshocton County, OH; buried in West Bedford Cemetery, Coshocton County, OH.
Children of Matthew William HOFFSTATTER and Elizabeth BILLMAN:
1. Gideon HOFFSTATTER, b. 28 Jul 1841 *; md 8 Mar 1874 * Martha J. LYNCH (1851 - 1942); d. 14 Dec 1923 *.
2. Sarah Jane HOFFFSTATTER, b. 22 Feb 1843 *; unmarried; d. 12 Feb 1865 *.
3. Maria (Myra) HOFFSTATTER, b. 5 Oct 1844 *; unmarried ; d. 15 Mar 1917 *.
4. Harriett HOFFFSTATTER, b. 8 Aug 1846 *; md Absolum R. HUGHES (1841 - 1876); d. 18 Oct 1914 *.
5. Amanda HOFFSTATTER, b. 20 Aug 1848 *; md 1869 Wilson Shannon NORRIS (1844 - 1918); d. 8 Aug 1931 *.
6. Elsie HOFFSTATTER, b. 23 Feb 1851 *; md 1870 James HUGHES ( - ); d. 7 Feb 1911 *.
7. Emily HOFFSTATTER, b. 1 Mar 1853 *; md 1872 Joseph M. COX (1848 - 1899); d. 31 Dec 1925 *.
8. Elizabeth HOFFSTATTER, b. 17 Apr 1855 * ; md 1880 Winfield Scott BARRETT (1854 - 1946); d. 25 Feb 1928, Newcastle OH.
9. Christina HOFFSTATTER, b. 30 Aug 1857 *; md 1877 Thomas UNDERWOOD (1852 - 1928); d. 9 Feb 1938, Franklin Co. OH.
10. Julia Catherine HOFFSTATTER, b. 25 Aug 1860 *; md 1881 Benjamin M. DICKERSON (1856 - 1938); d. 30 Jan 1941 *.
11. George McClelland HOFFSTATTER, b. 2 Dec 1862 *; md 1883 Ella BAILEY (1865 - 1949); d. 3 Apr 1943 *.
* Coshocton County, Ohio.
Lucretia HOFFSTATTER, born 1820, Coshocton, Wayne County, OH; married 4 May 1837 Coshocton County, OH Benjamin Rix TAYLOR; died 28 May 1890, Davis City, Decatur County, IA; buried Old Davis City Cemetery, Davis City, Decatur County, IA. iii.
John T. HOFFSTATTER, born 3 Oct 1822, Perry Township, Coshocton County, OH; married 17 Dec 1844 Christena Catherine BILLMAN (1821 - 1898); Occupation: House Carpenter; died 11 Feb 1904, Davis County, IA.
Children of John T. HOFFSTATTER and Christen Catherine BILLMAN:
1. Nancy Jane HOFFSTATTER, b. 16 Feb 1846 *; d. 3 May 1923.
2. Perry HOFFFSTATTER, b. 6 Aug 1848 *; md 1st 1869 Julia Ann RHEEEMS (1849 - 1873);
md 2nd 1877 Millie Marie unknown (1856 - 1947); d. 22 Feb 1908, Mt. Pleasant IA.
3. Eliza Ellen HOFFSTATTER, b. 21 Aug 1850 *; md 1st 1867 John S. COLLINS; md 2nd 1871 John Wesley MOWREY (1848 - );
d. 10 Mar 1891, ID.
4. Sarah Ann HOFFFSTATTER, b. 8 Dec 1852 *; d. 30 Jul 1854 *.
5. Columbus HOFFSTATTER, b. 3 Jun 1855 *; md 1883 Nancy C. (Mary) BRECKINRIDGE (1859 - ); d. 17 Dec 1888, Davis Co. IA.
6. Mary HOFFSTATTER, b. 3 Nov 1860 *; d. 19 Nov 1864 *.
7. Editha Adeline "Addie" HOFFSTATTER, b. 16 Dec 1857 *; md 1st 1886 Frank HOFFSTATTER ** (1866 - 1903);
md 2nd 1906 Charles BENBOW; d. 6 Mar 1965, Clackamus Co. OR.
8. John Elbin HOFFSTATTER, b. 26 Aug 1863 *; d. 28 Mar 1871, Davis Co. IA.
* Wapello County, Iowa. ** 1st cousins.
James David HOFFSTATTER, born 9 Jul 1824, Coshocton County, OH; married ca. 1845, Wapello County, IA Eliza Ann WHITE (1827 - 1902); Occupation: Carpenter; died 28 May 1906; buried Salubria Cemetery, Cambridge, Washington County, ID.
Children of James David HOFFSTATTER and Eliza Ann WHITE:
1. Milton David HOFFSTATTER, b. 15 Feb 1846 *; md 1878 Mary Elizabeth MORROW (1858 - 1905); d. 7 Aug 1926, Roseburg OR.
2. George William HOFFFSTATTER, b. 4 Aug 1848 *; md 1st 1877 Catherine "Katie" ALLISON (1843 - 1899);
md 2nd 1903 Mary Cenetta JENSEN (1876 - 1927); 12 Sep 1930, Madison TN.
3. Joseph W. HOFFSTATTER, b. 10 Dec 1850 *; d 5 Jul 1861*.
4. Josephine Louise HOFFFSTATTER, b. 21 Jul 1852 *; md 1871 John Milan MOORE (1844 - 1928); d. 23 Feb 1930, Bay City OR.
5. Laura Ernestine HOFFSTATTER, b. 14 May 1855 *; md 1872 Thomas Newton MOORE (1849 - 1932); d. 2 Jun 1916, Ritzville WA.
6. Rosa Ellen HOFFSTATTER, b. 13 Aug 1858 *; md 1882 James MORFITT (1859 - 1946); d. 14 Jun 1922, Boise ID.
7. James W. HOFFSTATTER, b. 14 Oct 1861 *; d. 28 Sep 1862 *.
8. Frank HOFFSTATTER, b. 6 Sep 1866, Walla Walla Co., Washington Territory; md Editha Adeline "Addie" HOFFSTATTER ** (1857 -
1965); d. 22 Mar 1903, Baker Co. OR.
* Agency City, Wapello County, Iowa. ** 1st cousins.
Mary Jane HOFFSTATTER, born 7 Jun 1826, Wayne County, OH; married 4 May 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock County, IL Isaac GIFFIN (1822 - 1888); died 30 Nov 1894,Keokuk, Lee County, IA; buried in Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, IA.
Children of Mary Jane HOFFSTATTER and Isaac GIFFIN:
1. Sarah Ann GIFFIN, b. 19 Jan 1846, Lee Co. IA; md 1st 1870 George Watson COLKITT (1840 - 1909), div.;
married 2nd 1893 Delos Ballow LAPHAM (1838 - 1905); d. 10 Aug 1916, Kansas City KS.
2. James W. GIFFIN, b 10 May 1847, Lee Co. IA; bachelor; d. 6 Jan 1918, Keokuk IA.
3. John GIFFIN, b. ca. 1848, Lee Co. IA; md 1875 KY Mary E. WHITE; d. 15 Jul 1924, Lexington KY.
4. Nancy Miranda GIFFIN, b. 11 Dec 1850, Oquawka IL; md ca, 1868 James H. STACKHOUSE (1836 - 1921); d. 29 Nov 1937, Oakland CA.
5. Mary Jane GIFFIN, b. ca. 1853, Keokuk IA; d. before 1870, Keokuk IA.
6. Amanda Adaline GIFFIN, b. 1 Mar 1855, Keokuk IA; md 1878 Keokuk IA William M. LUCAS (1849 - 1920); d. 9 Jul 1942, Keokuk IA.
7. Robert GIFFIN, b. ca. 1858, Keokuk IA; c. before 1870, Keokuk IA.
8. Peter GIFFIN, b. ca. 1859, Keokuk IA; d. before 1870, Keokuk IA.
9. Douglas GIFFIN, b. 19 May 1860, Keokuk IA; md 1891 Keokuk IA Annie MOLLOY (1865 - 1930); d. 28 Jan 1937, Dallas TX.
10. Ida GIFFIN, b. 6 Oct 1862, Keokuk IA; did not marry; d. 12 Feb 1936, Lee Co. IA.
11. George GIFFIN, b. Dec 1866, Keokuk IA; md 1888 Mary E. BOURCHARD (1866 - ); d. 23 Nov 1934, St. Joseph MO.
Elias Solomon "Grundy" HOFFSTATTER, born 11 Mar 1828, Wayne County, OH; Civil War Veteran 1863 - 1865; married 1st 14 Feb 1847, Farmington, Van Buren County, IA Luann Bird BYBEE (1827 - 1844); died 20 Jan 1903, Floris, Davis County, IA; buried Floris Cemetery, Floris, Davis County, IA.
Children of Elias Solomon "Grundy" HOFFSTATTER and Luanna Bird BYBEE:
1. John Byram HOFFSTATTER, b. 30 Aug 1848, Montrose IA; md 1869 Rachel E. REAM (1846 - 1883); d. 12 Mar 1881, Eldon IA.
2. Susan Elvira HOFFFSTATTER, b. 2 Aug 1850, Montrose IA; md 1st 1868 John Absolon YODER (1845 - 1902);
md 2nd 1922 Azariah H. BANNISTER ( - ); d. 29 Dec 1915, El Reno OK.
3. Sadie Elizabeth HOFFSTATTER, b. 27 Apr 1852, Baldensburg IA; md 1877 Erwin Beckwith JONES (1854 - 1904);
d. 26 Aug 1919, Ottumwa IA.
4. Robert Wesley HOFFFSTATTER, b. 8 Mar 1854, Baldensburg IA; md 1886 Mary Frances McLANE (1863 - 1940); d. 3 Jun 1891, Floris IA.
5. Florence Helen HOFFSTATTER, b. 25 Aug 1856, Baldensburg IA; md 1877 Oscar E. MILLER (1856 - ); d. 8 Jan 1935, Champaign IL.
6. Ida May HOFFSTATTER, b. 6 Jan 1859, Baldensburg IA; md 1878 Charles L. JONES (1857 - 1908); d. 30 Jun 1885, Wapello Co. IA.
7. James David HOFFSTATTER, b. 24 Dec Agency City IA; d. 1 Mar 1863, Agency City IA.
8. Lewis Elmer HOFFSTATTER, b. 22 Nov 1868, Floris IA; md 1897 Nora Elizabeth WILKINSON (1872 - 1940); d. 19 Jul 1941, Floris IA.
9. Elinor HOFFSTATTER, b. CA. 1869, IA.
Elias Solomon "Grundy" HOFFSTATTER married 2nd 21 Dec 1884, Floris, Davis County, IA Olive Lucinda MELTON. Olive Lucinda MELTON was born 18 Apr 1850, Davis County, IA; died 12 Sep 1923, Pulaski, Davis County, Iowa; buried in Floris Cemetery, Floris, Davis County, IA.
Children of Elias Solomon "Grundy" HOFFSTATTER and Olive Lucinda MELTON:
1. Eanis HOFFSTATTER, b. 25 Sep 1886, Davis Co. IA.
2. Sylvia Luzella HOFFSTATTER, b. 17 Jan 1889, Floris IA; md Albert Marion MARTIN (1882 - 1961); d. 21 Nov 1918, Bloomfield IA.
vii. David L. HOFFSTATTER, born ca. 1829, IN; married 1 Oct 1850, Wapello County, IA Martha E. DOUGHTY (1833 - ). viii.
Editha Adeline "Edith" HOFFSTATTER, born 2 Aug 1832, Licking County, OH;
married 1st 23 Jul 1848 Ottumwa, Wapello Co. IA Henderson ROBINSON (1826 - 1851).
Editha Adeline "Edith" HOFFSTATTER and Henderson ROBINSON had the following child:
1. Minerva ROBINSON, b. 1850, Polk Co. IA.
Editha Adeline "Edith" HOFFSTATTER married 2nd 4 Jul 1852, Ottumwa Wappello Co. IA Samuel AUSTIN (1814 - ), div,
Children of Editha Adeline "Edith" HOFFSTATTER and Samuel AUSTIN"
1. Eva AUSTIN, b. ca. 1861, Wapello Co. IA; md 1895 Joseph P. HOWELL (ca. 1830 - ); d. 25 May 1932, Multnomah Co. OR.
Editha Adeline "Edith" HOFFSTATTER married 3rd J. P. [Jeptha Parks] BROWNING (1824 - 1901).
Editha Adeline "Edith" HOFFSTATTER died 19 Sep 1910, Portland Multnomah County, OR; buried Agency Cemetery, Agency City, Wapello County, IA.
HUSBAND'S NOTES: John Hoffstatter came to Iowa with his family in 1841. He was a miller in Iowa. Thomas Hoffstatter was a miller in Wayne and Medina Counties, OH Lucretia's brother, James and Benjamin Rix Taylor entered into a number of land deals together in Wapello County, IA.
SOURCE: 1. The Hoffstatter Family History, by Barbara Norris Smith, copy in Greenfield IA library.
Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa
January 12, 1888
Isaac Griffin, an old citizen of West Keokuk, mention of whose dangerous illness was made in The Democrat yesterday afternoon, died at his home, 1108 William Street, shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon.
~ January 18, 1888 ~ The funeral services over the remains of the late Isaac Giffin were held at 10 o'clock this morning at the residence of the deceased, Rev. Dr. Cleland officiating. The interment took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon [Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, IA]. [Isaac Giffin was born 1 Oct 1822, Cincinnati OH. He was a cooper.]
Daily Gate City
Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa
December 11, 1894
The death of Mrs. Mary Jane [Isaac] Giffin resulted at her home, 1108 William Street [Keokuk, Lee County, IA], at 8:26 o'clock yesterday morning from dropsy of the heart. She was in her 68th year, a native of Ohio and had resided here thirty-seven years. She was a devout member of the Presbyterian church.
There survive the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Sarah Lapham of Kansas City, Douglas Giffin of Alexandria, Mo., Mrs. James Stackhouse of Carrollton, Neb., John Giffin of Louisville, Ky., George Giffin of Fort Worth, Tex., and Mrs. Amanda Lucas, James Giffin and Miss Ida Giffin of this city. [Interment in Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee Co., Iowa.]
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TAYLOR Generation One, Benjamin Elijah and Sarah Robinson "Sally" (Rix) Taylor family
TAYLOR Generation Three, Benjamin Franklin "Frank" and Permelia Ellen "Millie" (Smith) Taylor family
TAYLOR Generation Four, Children of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" and Permelia Ellen "Millie" (Smith) Taylor
TAYLOR Generations Five & Six, Descendants of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" and Permelia Ellen "Millie" (Smith) Taylor
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