Silas Taylor was born 28 November 1830 in Wabash Township, Parke County, Indiana, United States to James T. Taylor (1794-1850) and Sarah Melvin (1800-1839) and died 6 January 1857 in Sullivan County, Indiana, United States of unspecified causes. He married Lucinda Davis (1835-1880) 6 January 1857 in Florida Township, Parke County, Indiana, United States. He married Amelia Higgins (1843-aft1919) 1881 .


Offspring of Silas Taylor and Lucinda Davis (1835-1880)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Harrison Henry Taylor (1857-aft1930)
James A. Taylor (1863-1938)
Edward Taylor (1866-1937)
Sarah L. Taylor (c1871-)
Silas Taylor28 Nov 1830 Wabash, Parke, IN2 May 1923Sullivan,Vigo Co., IN.Lucinda Davis (-1880)6 jan 1857Florida TownshipSee Beckwith 1880:320 for a biography; gives DOB, DOM, POM, etc.
Silas Taylor 28 Nov 1830 Wabash, Parke, IN 2 May 1923 Sullivan, Vigo Co, IN Lucinda Davis In 1880 census Silas is shown as widower, with a Davis in household listed as brotherinlaw. In 1870 he is shown with wife Lucinda. Hence wife was probably Lucinda Davis. Note that in 1880 census he indicates his fathers POB as Ireland.

Family History

Alternative Interpretation


U.S. 1870 Census Record

Year 1870 House # 142 Commentary
State Indiana Family # 141 Joseph Taylor is presumably Silas brother
County Parke co Enumeration Date 4 Aug 1870
Township Florida Twshp Post Office Clinton
Name Age YOB Occupation POB
Silas Taylor 39 1831 Farmer Indiana
Lucinda 35 1835 Keeping House Indiana
Harrison 12 Indiana
James 7 Indiana
Eward (sic) 4 Indiana
James Shaw 47 Works on Farm Indiana
Eli Barnes 28 Works on Farm Indiana
Joseph Taylor 41 Works on Farm Indiana

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