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Taylor Cemetery ~ Anderson Taylor ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Anderson Taylor
BORN: 31 Mar 1838 DIED: 11 Oct 1895 BURIED:  (Taylor Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Cass Co., Michigan
1850 MI CENSUS - Anderson Taylor, age 12, b. Michigan, is enumerated with James Taylor, age 56, occupation blacksmith, b. Maine, and Margaret Taylor, age 35, b. New York, along with Phebe A., age 20, b. New York, Esther, age 19, b. New York, Jno., age 9, b. Michigan, and James, age 7. b. Michigan. Also enumerated with the family are Louisa Holmes, age 12, b. New York, Arthur Johnson, age 80, b. Ireland, Jonathan Macknite, age 22, occupation farmer, b. Delaware, William Macknite, age 20, occupation farmer, b. Delaware, and Howell Buchingham, age 23,. occupation blacksmith, b. Delaware.
1860 OR CENSUS - A. Taylor, age 22, b. Michigan, is enumerated with Margaret, age 47, b. New York, Jno., age 18, b. Michigan, and Jas., age 16, b. Michigan.
MARRIAGE - "Anderson Taylor & Cornelia A. E. Zumwalt, m 13 Sep 1863; Daniel M. Boone, J. P.  Wit: John Johnson & C. P. Zumwalt Aff. & consent of Isaac Zumwalt, as her guardian pg 166".
1880 OR CENSUS - A. Taylor, age 42, occupation farming, b. Michigan, is eumerated with wife C. T., age 32, b. Oregon, along with L. T., daugh, age 16, b. Oregon, J. T., son, age 13, b. Oregon, M. T., daugh, age 9, b. Oregon, and D., son, age 5, b. Oregon.

BIOGRAPHICAL (Source - Lang, Herbert O., History of the Willamette Valley, Lang & Himes, 1885, pg 788):
"Born in Cass County, Michigan, in 1838; came to Oregon and settled in the Luckiamute Valley, where he still resides.  Occupation, farming.  He married Cornelia A. E. Zumwalkt in Oregon in 1863, and their children's names are: Lola M. James A., Mary J., Dick, Phil, and Lilla Maud."

BIOGRAPHICAL (Source - WPA Historical Records, Benton Co., Oregon, WPA interview of daughter, Molly Taylor Marks, Jun 1938):
"Mrs. MARKS was interviewed at the old MARKS homestead, about six miles north of Summit on Fern Ridge. Both her parents and her husband's parents were pioneers. Her memory of early events in her own life is good, and she has much information that has been handed down from her elders. She is a widow, and lives at the old home with a son.
"...I was born in Peedee. My father was Anderson TAYLOR who crossed the plains in 1850 at the age of fourteen. Father's uncle, John JOHNSON, who had crossed the plains four times, was captain of the train. He had a place already located near Peedee for grandfather, James TAYLOR,. When they settled there the country was undeveloped and mail and groceries had to be brought from Oregon City. Grandfather TRYLOR was the first County Judge of Polk County. He had been a lawyer in Michigan, but turned his attention to cattle raising in Oregon. In the first years there seemed to be little business for lawyers, perhaps because there was little money to pay the fees.
"The TAYLOR children were Phoebe, (Mrs. JOHNSON), Esther (GILLIAM), John, James, and my father, Anderson. Both Phoebe and Esther had been school teachers in Michigan. Esther married a relative of Colonel GILLIAM, prominent early settler of Polk County. My cousins, Mellie and Mary GILLIAM, each served for a time as School Superintendent of Walla Walla County, Washington. Teaching seems to run in the family, as I taught school before I was married and each of my three daughters has been a school ma'am.
"Father was educated in the country schools and in Dallas. I am not sure whether he attended the Dallas Academy or not. Then he farmed and raised stock at Peedee. He served as Justice of the Peace for some years but never held any other elective office.
"My mother, Cornelia ZUMWALT, was born in Salem in 1849. The ZUMWALTS had come to Oregon by way of the Meeks Cut-off and had almost starved before getting through. They settled on the Luckiamute River in Polk county. Grandfather ZUMWALT was one of the first commissioners of Polk County. He was a brick mason in addition to being a farmer and this added income made him quite prosperous. There were few or no brick buildings at first but grandfather was much in demand for building chimneys.
"Grandfather ZUMWALT'S name was John and his wife was Lucinda. Their children were Mary, John, Isaac , Tom, and Cornelia, my mother. Aunt Mary married a ZUMWALT, but he was no relation to her. My mother was educated in the country schools and then taught school herself.
"My parents were married in 1864 when mother was just a girl of fifteen. Girls married young in those days, for there was no choice for an education, and no other career open to them. Some of mother's girl friends were married as young as thirteen. "My brothers and sisters were Lola, James, Dick, Phil and Lillie. None of them ever had any children."
Mr. Anderson Taylor, who was brought here from Pedee a few weeks ago for medical aid, died on last Frioday of fever.  Mr. Taylor was one of the old timers of Polk county, and leaves numerous friends to mourn their loss.
Observer 18 Oct 1895
Anderson Taylor
Mar. 31, 1838 - Oct. 11, 1895
Saucy Survey & Photographs
Branigar Survey
1850 MI CENSUS (Cass Co., Milton, FA #21)
1860 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute, FA#707)
Polk County Oregon Marriage Records, 1849 - 1879, pg 25
1880 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Buena Vista & Luckiamute, ED 107, pg 24D)
Lang, pg 788
Observer 18 Oct 1895

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