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The Herbert J. Taylor Family from the Midwest-Ozarks-Alaska

Updated September 6, 2001

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Family research consists mainly from information submitted by Jack Brummett (a husband of one of the Taylor daughters) and other ancestors of Pinkney R. & his wife Samantha Wood indicating that both were born in North Carolina near Raleigh (or Wake County)Soon after their marriage within 4-5 years they moved with one child to Illinois where three more children were born. Sometime around 1860 the family then moved to Walnut Grove, Missouri where two more children were born including John Major Taylor who grew up, married and settled in the Ozark hills (mostly in McDonald & Lawrence Counties) near Walnet Grove & Jane Missouri . John Major Taylor's wife Alzora Paralee Brummett was said to be one/quarter native indian and her mother Ciphronia Rupe was one half native indian decent. John Major's Family (including seven sons & three daughters) had full family reunions with their children from the early thirties until WWII &after the end of the War continued up to John Majors death in 195l. Thereafter occassional reunions continued in Aurora Missouri on a partial family attendance basis and many of the decendents still hold regional reunions from time to time. Historically, We understand from all references that Pinkney Taylor bought & sold mule teams and was for a while in the freight business in N.C., Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas & Oklahoma.John Major Taylor, his son, following in the foot steps of his father, was a horse breeder and trainer buying & selling them in & around his Ozark family farm and as far away as Oklahoma, Arkansas & Texas. At date of this writing (2001) all of Grandfather's Pinkney's six children & all ten children of John Major have passed on leaving their individual legacies to their decendent children & grand children which are now spread across the North American continent.

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