My great grandfather was Robert Flintoft Taylor. All I knew about him was that he was in the Illinois state census in 1880.
I recently discovered he was christened in 1820 at the Church of England parish in Yarm, Yorkshire County, England. His parents names were Joseph Taylor and Mary Flintoft Taylor.
Now I have learned that his parents (Joseph & Mary) had seven children and were named, Joseph, Ann, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha, Robert Flintoft and Emma. It appears that Joseph's father was Benjamin and his wife Mary Connell and they had 13 children. They were named Sarah, John, Mary who died an infant, another named Mary, Ann, Benjamin, Thomas, Elizabeth, Charlote, Edmond, George, Martha and Joseph.
Additional info. on Robert. He came to US in 1853 with three sons, shortly after his wife died - Robert Henry, Joseph & Benjamin. He married Sarah Jane Hudson in 1857. They lived in Vigo County, IN and Wabash County, IL.
I'm wondering if any other family members are around? Does this connect with any of you?