Fredric Z. Saunders
1234 Waterside Cove #21
Midvale, UT 84047-4293
[email protected]
801-255-6521
________________________
29 January 2010
David Sims
158 Warrenton Drive
Houston, Texas 77024
[email protected]
SIMS REPORT 1
AUTHORIZATION AND BACKGROUND
The client authorized up to five hours for research, analysis, and report preparation, plus
copy and mail costs. Bird Bates Walker was born about 1813 and was married on 17 November
1834 in Rutherford County, Tennessee to Eliza Louisa Taylor who was born 11 January 1819.
The client was particularly interested in the family of Louisa Taylor. Five hours were used.
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
[See Research Calendar and Notes for full details.]
Taylor Family
The exact identity of Louisa Taylor has not been determined. Evidence would indicate
that she was closely related to George Taylor who died in Rutherford County, and possibly a
daughter. Bird B. Walker and Louisa Taylor were married on 17 November 1834 in Rutherford
County.1 The surety [bondsman] for the marriage was Leonard Taylor. When the bondsman for
a marriage had the same surname as the bride, the most common relationship was either her
father or brother.
George Taylor wrote his will on 11 July 1827 in Rutherford County. His wife Jerusha
was to have his plantation. At her death, it was to be equally divided between his sons William,
Eden, George, James and Leonard. His other property was to be sold after giving his daughter
1
Edythe Rucker Whitley, Marriages of Rutherford County, Tennessee, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.,
Inc., 1981), Page 75. [Document 1]
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To: David Sims, 158 Warrenton Drive, Houston, TX 77024
From: Fredric Z. Saunders, 1234 Waterside Cove #21, Midvale, UT 84047-4293
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Jane 20 shillings and his daughter Sally a bed and furniture, and his son Leonard one cattle. All
his children [not named] were to have an equal share of the perishable property except his
daughters Jane Taylor and Sally Taylor.2
The will of George Taylor was recorded in Record Book 7. While Books 1 through 6,
and Books 8 forward were microfilmed by the Tennessee State Library, and are available at the
Family History Center, for some reason Book 7 was not microfilmed.
On 17 February 1841 William Taylor in Gibson County, Tennessee gave a power of
attorney to Adin Taylor to sell his undivided interest in 260 acres which “my father George
Taylor lived in his life time and by him the said George Taylor willed to myself, Adin Taylor
George Taylor & James Taylor & Leonard Taylor.”3 On 22 October 1840 Aden Taylor and
Leonard Taylor sold 309 ½ acres in Rutherford County to Adam S. Butler.4 William Taylor on
the same date also sold to Adam S. Butler 260 acres being the land willed by his father George
Taylor,, Sr. to himself, Adin Taylor, George Taylor, and Leonard Taylor.5
In 1850 Gibson County, Tennessee James Taylor, age 35 and born in Tennessee was
found in household number 1127.6 Listed three households away in household number 1130 was
Leonard Taylor, age 40 and born in Tennessee.7 Also close by was a Robert Taylor who was age
2
Helen . & Timothy R. Marsh, Wills and Inventories of Rutherford County, Tennessee, Volume 1 (1804-1828),
(Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1998), Page 204. [Document 2]
3
Rutherford County, Tennessee Register, [Deed Book Y], (Nashville, Tennessee: Filmed by the Tennessee State
Library and Archives, 19--), Page 324, FHL Microfilm 0,377,688. [Document 5]
4
Rutherford County, Tennessee Register, [Deed Book Y], (Nashville, Tennessee: Filmed by the Tennessee State
Library and Archives, 19--), Pages 318-319, FHL Microfilm 0,377,688. [Document 3]
5
Rutherford County, Tennessee Register, [Deed Book Y], (Nashville, Tennessee: Filmed by the Tennessee State
Library and Archives, 19--), Pages 319-320, FHL Microfilm 0,377,688. [Document 4]
6
1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Civil District No. 13, Gibson County, Tennessee, Pages 204205, Dwelling 1130, Family 1130, Leonard Taylor Household, .jpeg image (Online: Generations Network, Inc.,
2010), subscription database [Digital copy of original records in the National Archives, Washington, DC],
<http://www.ancestry.com/>, accessed January 2010. [Document 6]
7
1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Civil District No. 13, Gibson County, Tennessee, Pages 204205, Dwelling 1130, Family 1130, Leonard Taylor Household, .jpeg image (Online: Generations Network, Inc.,
2010), subscription database [Digital copy of original records in the National Archives, Washington, DC],
<http://www.ancestry.com/>, accessed January 2010. [Document 7]
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29 January 2010
To: David Sims, 158 Warrenton Drive, Houston, TX 77024
From: Fredric Z. Saunders, 1234 Waterside Cove #21, Midvale, UT 84047-4293
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25, and born in Tennessee in household 1132. His relation has not been determined. In the same
area, in household 1199 was “Adams” [Adin] Taylor, age 39 and born in Virginia.8
An on-line transcript of George Taylor’s will states,9 “…after the sale of my perishable
property all my children except my daughter Jane Taylor and Sally Taylor to have an equal share
of the perishable property.” That he did not just state that the perishable property was to be
divided among his sons, there is a veiled inference that he may have had other daughters that
were to receive their shares of his estate through the sale of his perishable property, while his
daughters Jane and Sally’s shares of his estate were specific bequests. Other records at the same
website would suggest that George Taylor was from Granville County, North Carolina.
Added evidence that Louisa may have been a daughter of George Taylor and wife
Jerusha is that she and her husband Bird B. Walker named a son Aden Taylor Walker, who
would have been named after her brother.10 Also, in the 1880 census, Louisa (Taylor) Walker
stated that her parents were born in North Carolina, which would agree with where George
Taylor was from.
Walker Family
A submitted biography Bird B. Taylor stated he was the son of Samuel L. Walker and
wife Agness Bradford, who were married in 1812 in Smith County, Tennessee. Samuel was
stated to be the son of Edward Taylor and wife Nancy of North Carolina, and Edward had served
in the Revolutionary War. Agness was listed as the daughter of Bird Booker Bradford and wife
8
1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Civil District No. 13, Gibson County, Tennessee, Pages 204205, Dwelling 1199, Family 1199, Adams Taylor Household, .jpeg image (Online: Generations Network, Inc.,
2010), subscription database [Digital copy of original records in the National Archives, Washington, DC],
<http://www.ancestry.com/>, accessed January 2010. [Document 8]
“Granville County Record of Deeds, Vol. R Years, Pages, Date,” (Online: 2010),
<http://www.docstoc.com/docs/3275280/GRANVILLE-COUNTY-RECORD-OF-DEEDS-VOL-R-YEARSPAGES-DATE>, accessed January 2010.
9
10
Moniteau County Historical Society, Moniteau County, Missouri Family History Book, A History of Moniteau
and It’s People, Volume II, 2000 (California, Missouri: Moniteau Historical Society, c. 2000), Pages 672-673.
[Document 10]
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To: David Sims, 158 Warrenton Drive, Houston, TX 77024
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Frances Mann. Booker was also stated to have served in the Revolutionary War from North
Carolina.11 Information on the Walker family was not verified.
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The evidence would indicate that the ancestral Louisa Taylor was closely related to
George Taylor and his sons Aden Taylor and Leonard Taylor. The most likely relation at this
point is that she was a daughter that was not mentioned by name in his will, but included in the
bequest of those to share in the perishable estate. As many of George’s children would have
been minors at the time he died, a guardian (possibly their mother Jerusha) may have been
appointed for them to ensure they received their shares of his estate. If so, mention would likely
be made in the County Court Minutes, and may mention a daughter Louisa as having a guardian
appointed for her. Those Court Minutes exist and are available to be searched. They are not
indexed, and a line by line reading is required to examine them. A minimum of ten hours is
recommended to allot to reading those records for several years after George’s death.
RESEARCH CALENDAR AND NOTES
FHL = Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Edythe Rucker Whitley, Marriages of Rutherford County, Tennessee, (Baltimore: Genealogical
Publishing Co., Inc., 1981), Page 75. [Document 1]
Bird B. Walker to Louisa Taylor 17 Nov. 1834
Surety Leonard Taylor
Helen & Timothy R. Marsh, Wills and Inventories of Rutherford County, Tennessee, Volume 1
(1804-1828), (Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1998), Page 204.
[Document 2]
7:312 Will of George Taylor written 11 July 1827 Wife Jerusha to have plantation. At her
death equally between sons William, Eden, George, James and Leonard. Other property
sold after giving daughter Jane 20 shillings and daughter Sally a bed and furniture. Son
Leonard one cattle.
11
Moniteau County Historical Society, Moniteau County, Missouri Family History Book, A History of Moniteau
and It’s People, Volume II, 2000 (California, Missouri: Moniteau Historical Society, c. 2000), Pages 672-673.
[Document 10]
Sims Report 1
29 January 2010
To: David Sims, 158 Warrenton Drive, Houston, TX 77024
From: Fredric Z. Saunders, 1234 Waterside Cove #21, Midvale, UT 84047-4293
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Rutherford County, Tennessee Register [Index to Deeds 1804-1840], (Nashville, Tennessee:
Filmed by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, 19--), FHL Microfilm 0.377,677.
no Bird Walker
Aden & Leonard Taylor to Adam S. Butler
William Taylor to Adam S. Butler
William Taylor to Adin Taylor POA
Aden Taylor from B. H. Bell
same from B. A. Cartwright
Y:318
Y:319
Y:324
Y:127
Y:128
Rutherford County, Tennessee Register [Index to Deeds A, 1842-1853], (Nashville, Tennessee:
Filmed by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, 19--), FHL Microfilm 0.377,677.
Aden Taylor to J. E. Elrod
9:457
no Bird Walker
Rutherford County, Tennessee Register, [Deed Book Y], (Nashville, Tennessee: Filmed by the
Tennessee State Library and Archives, 19--), FHL Microfilm 0,377,688.
Y:318-319 [Document 3]
Y:319-320 [Document 4]
Y:324 [Document 5]
no author, Survey of 120 Cemeteries, Logan County, Arkansas, (no location: no publisher,
1999?), Page 21 of Carolan Cemetery section. [Document 11]
Louis A. Walker 11 January 1819- 2 February 1889
Historical Records Project Tennessee, Minutes of the County Court of Rutherford County Book
V, 1827-1829, (Nashville, Tennessee: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey, 1941), FHL
Microfilm 0,024,812.
no index- not searched
Historical Records Project Tennessee, Minutes of the County Court of Rutherford County Book
W, 1829-1830, (Nashville, Tennessee: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey, 1941), FHL
Microfilm 0,024,812.
no index- not searched
1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Civil District No. 13, Gibson County,
Tennessee, Pages 204-205, Dwelling 1127, Family 1127, Jas. Taylor Household, .jpeg image
(Online: Generations Network, Inc., 2010), subscription database [Digital copy of original
records in the National Archives, Washington, DC], <http://www.ancestry.com/>, accessed
January 2010. [Document 6]
James Taylor age 35 born in Tenn.
Sims Report 1
29 January 2010
To: David Sims, 158 Warrenton Drive, Houston, TX 77024
From: Fredric Z. Saunders, 1234 Waterside Cove #21, Midvale, UT 84047-4293
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1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Civil District No. 13, Gibson County,
Tennessee, Pages 204-205, Dwelling 1130, Family 1130, Leonard Taylor Household, .jpeg
image (Online: Generations Network, Inc., 2010), subscription database [Digital copy of
original records in the National Archives, Washington, DC], <http://www.ancestry.com/>,
accessed January 2010. [Document 7]
Leonard Taylor age 40 born in Tenn.
1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Civil District No. 13, Gibson County,
Tennessee, Pages 204-205, Dwelling 1199, Family 1199, Adams Taylor Household, .jpeg image
(Online: Generations Network, Inc., 2010), subscription database [Digital copy of original
records in the National Archives, Washington, DC], <http://www.ancestry.com/>, accessed
January 2010. [Document 8]
Adams Taylor age 39 born in Va.
Moniteau County Historical Society, Moniteau County, Missouri Family History Book, A History
of Moniteau and It’s People, (California, Missouri: Moniteau Historical Society, c. 1980), Page
490. [Document 9]
sketch on Richard W. Taylor and wife Lydia Beard from Tennessee [found near Bird
Walker in 1850]
Moniteau County Historical Society, Moniteau County, Missouri Family History Book, A History
of Moniteau and It’s People, Volume II, 2000 (California, Missouri: Moniteau Historical Society,
c. 2000), Pages 672-673. [Document 10]
sketches on Samuel Walker and wife Agness Bradford and Bird and Louisa (Taylor) Walker
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