Steve- thanks for the info on the Clinton county Taylor's. I know so much more about the Taylor's than I did when I first started my search. The reason I was looking for John in Clinton county is that in searching the land records found that a John Taylor bought land in Ripley county Ind?(1843), which is where my John was in 1850 census. Although I believe he was in Ripley county earlier then that as his son John born in 1842 was born in Ind. Not sure this John who bought land is my John but on the document is states John TAylor of Clinton county, Ohio. All of his older children were born in Ohio in the 1820's. I don't know if he and Rachel were married in Ohio or in Delaware. Only know that census records stae that they were both born in Delaware, could hjave happen wither way. I appreicate the info and will have to figure out where to fo from here. thanks for the info.