I am trying to find information about the family of James Taylor (b. 1823 TN) and Margaret Davis (b.1828 MO) that lived in Mendocino Co., CA. Found in Calpella Township 1860 & 1870 census. Had at least 9 children: 1) W.Thomas b. 1845 MO 2) Sarah C. b. 1850 MO 3) Mary C. b. 1851 AR 4) Hestor b. 1853 MO - d. 1939 Los Angeles,CA md. John W. Hansard 13 May 1874 md. Frank G. Bond 15 Dec 1917 5) Louisa J. b. 1858 Mendocino Co., CA 6) Sonora B. "Nora" b. 1864 Mendocino Co., Ca d. 1947 Salinas Ca. md. Robert I. Wimmer 7) George Frank b. 1865 Mendocino Co., CA living with Hansards Downey, CA 1900 8) Nancy Ella b. 1868 Mendocino Co., CA d. 1950 Los Angeles md. --- Greenwood 9) Hattie b. aft 1870 d. 1955 Los Angeles CA md. Haworth
James Taylor and wife are found in the Calpella area as early as 1860, probably having arrived a few years before. Were neighbors of John Hansard and his 2nd wife, Mary Jane Lane. It is assumed that the families left the area about headed south to the Los Angeles basin about 1872 where daughter Hester would marry John Hansard as his 3rd wife.
I have found names of several children of Nora Wimmer and it appears she has the most descendants possible although I haven't been able to find any of them at this time.
My primary interest is in the hope to find someone in this family that might have old pictures of the Taylor sisters that could include pictures of John Hansard (he didn't die until 1916).
Hopefully, someone will see this query and contact me.