Re: Faunce Codding and Faunce Taylor
I don't know why John Taylor appears as "Capt." in Ontario County records. It could be real or just puffery. Your idea to look for him in military records is a good one. I'm not strong in that area. Could you suggest to me where I should look for possible military service?
In the wills of both George Codding, Sr., and Mary, widow of George Codding, Jr., there are a number of legacies to members of the family of Capt. Joseph Taylor, and Daniel Taylor, son of Capt. Joseph, was an executor for both wills. Since there was a Faunce Taylor, the connection may be through Faunce some time back. But it's hard to find. John