Well, I have both Taintor/Tainter books at the present time.Charles M. Taintor wrote his book in 1847 & Dean W. Tainter wrote his in 1859.
On page 32 of Charles M. Taintor book:
"Charles Taintor, of South Wales, migrated to America, with his family in consequence of religious persecution; was deprived of a large estate in Wales, by conclusion---his home was Fairfield, Conn.---he was a commercial man,--was intrusted in foreign voyages and was lost at sea with Mr. Jagger, in Oct. 1654, with whom he was probably part-owner of the ship--he possessed real estate in Fairfield, which was sold by his sons Charles, Jr. and Michael, in 1656, to John Bum."So, I assume that Charles M. Taintor, who was meiculous, saw these actual records in his research regarding sales & property owned.I have viewed the Freemen of Colchester records.
Then the book tells of Charles Taintor, Jr. who went to Virginia and nothing more was known of him.
On the first page Charles M. Taintor wrote:
"Charles Taintor; who with his sons and daughter, were in New England, in A.D. 1643."The children are Micael, Charles, Jr., Joseph and Marie.
Micael Taintor, my line married Elizabeth & in 1847 he did not know her maiden name, but it is "Rose"."Marie Taintor, from Wales, married Thomas Pierson, son of Rev. Abraham Pierson of Branford."
Charles M. Taintor wrote in 1847 that:
"Joseph Taintor (note not Taynter), of Watertown, from Wales, appears on the Watertown records in 1644.Farmer (don't know this reference) says he "was proprietor of Watertown and Sudbury about 1640,"--in 1663 "Nathaniel Treadaway and Joseph Taynter (now spelled as Dean Tainter spells in his book) with the deacons, were chosen and empowered to act in all emergent occasions, to place people in the meeting-house as need do requier."
In the Dean W. Tainter book written in 1859, he wrote:
"Joseph Taynter, who sailed from England April, A.D. 1638, and settled in Watertown, Mass."
So, this has Joseph Taynter (perhaps son of Charles Taintor) in the New World 5 years prior to his father & siblings per Dean's book.Dean Tainter also writes that this Joseph Tayntor came to America on the ship "Confidence" and worked for Nicholas Guy & married his daughter.
But, Charles M. Taintor, in 1847, felt that the Joseph Tayntor of Watertown was the son of the Charles Taintor, but Dean in his 1859 book states he has no knowledge that this Joseph Taynter is related to the Charles Taintor who came to America in 1643 or even if he was from Wales.I tend to believe that Charles M. Taintor was the more thorough researcher, even though his book is not as detailed.Charles M. Taintor continued to write more books & went throughout the known country looking at records & obtaining histories.The last letter in his book is about my family in MI in 1846.
The Dean Tainter book I have is in PDF format (I have a printed copy).The Charles M. Taintor book, which traces my line, is a book.
You can e-mail me directly, if you would like copies.