Thanx for the reply Carol.I have been trying to extend the history back to the initial immigration.I was looking very hard at the Chester County Quakers, as there are "Friends" in my line (Pyles, Webbs, and Darlingtons). Then, I remembered a comment from my Aunt Laura in re the family roots from "slower, lower Delaware". My recent focus has been on Samuel M Taylor married to Ann Howard (hence so many middle names of 'Howard') from Kenton, Kent County, Delaware.I have found several Taylors and Hazels living on the Kenton farms c. 1870.They were on the border of Little Creek and Duck Creek Hundreds, in the far western end next to the Maryland border.I believe that they are the brothers of my Samuel Howard Taylor, who had relocated to Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County. I had copied the Hannum History, but I neglected to dredge the Kennett Square address for Sam and Harriet (in re "parents of Robert m. to Francina Pyle").My great grandfather William Howard (my father's and my namesake) had a farm south of Kennett and a plumbing and heating shop in town.It looks as though Sam and Harriet left the farm in MCH, and moved in with their son in Kennett Township c. 1875. Again, Carol, thanx so much for your information. You may contact me direct at n3tr at arrl daht net.