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Louisa (Lucy) Hollins was the daughter of Sarah Clark and George Hollins.  Lucy was born in 1807 in Cheshire England.  The Biographical and Genealogical History of the State of Delaware, published 1899 by J. M. Runk has a piece, page 470 that focused on Lucy's son , Robert S. Taylor but gave lots of details on his parents.

Sarah Hollins was found on the England 1841 Census, class HO106, piece 114, Book 6, Folio 6, page 5, GSU Roll 241246.  She was a resident of the Civil Parish Stockport, Hundred of Macclesfield, Sub-district Hyde of the county Cheshire.  On that census she is noted specifically on Treach Hill, she was 70 years old. I cannot tell if she is living alone or with a family. So George Hollins had died prior to 1841.  The families listed on either side of her are the Wood and Bradbury families. Within those families all who could work were in the cotton weaving trade.

Lucy Hollins married Joseph Taylor about 1830.  A book of Delaware Biographies, proper name I've lost for now, stated that the Taylor family were from Hyde, Cheshire England and that they had 2 children who died there.  It gave the children's names as
1.  Robert Sawyer Taylor
2.  Eli Taylor - died in Hyde
3.  Hannah Taylor - died in Hyde.

The St. George Chapery in Hyde, Cheshire, parish of Stockport, page 37 found in the Manchester City Library   has the baptism of Robert Joseph Taylor on Nov. 20, 1834 by his parents Joseph and Lucy Taylor of Hyde.  His occupation was that of a shoemaker.

Lucy and Joseph Taylor emigrated to America on the ship Rappahannock, with Captain Cushing.  The voyage took 37 days.. It left from Liverpool arriving in New York City on Nov. 6, 1848.  The ships log from the National Archives, number 1232 of Ship Arrivals list the group as:
Joseph Taylor, age 37, shoemaker born in England
Lucy Taylor, age 37, born in England
Robert Taylor, age 12, born in England.
and Mary Taylor, age 18, servant, born in Ireland.

Mary Taylor was actually listed just above Joseph and all above her from from Ireland.  They used a ditto for place of birth until Joseph and could have gone one too far.  She could have been their daughter, or their servant.  The Delaware bio did not give Mary as a name of one of their children.

The family moved around a lot.  They appeared first on the 1850 Census Birmingham Borough, county Allegheny, PA, page 158. It is now Pittsburg south side.
Joseph Taylor, age 39 shoe-maker, born in England
Louisa Taylor, age 42, born in England
Robert Taylor, age 15, born in England.
The 1850 Census was taken on August 15th.  Later that year the Delaware Bio states that they moved to Louisville Kentucky, where Joseph worked as a clerk.  Robert learned the trade of glass and bottle blowing.  Again they moved so that in 1853 they were in Bridgewater, PA on the Ohio line just northwest of Pittsburg.  There both Joseph and Robert worked in a glass works.

Finally, they moved to New Castle County Delaware.  Joseph's brother James Taylor owned a woolen mill on Pike Creek.  Both Joseph and Robert  worked at the mill until it closed after the death of James Taylor in 1866.  He was still working there in 1870  for the 1870 Census Mill Creek Hd, Delaware, roll M593_120, page 572 has
Lucy Taylor, age 63, born England
Joseph Taylor, age 59, born England - works in Woolen Mill.  Their son, Robert,  a farmer with his family were just next door.

It must have closed fairly soon after for Joseph & Lucy Taylor  moved to Stanton Delaware where he opened up a shop and became a shoe maker again.  It was only a few miles away.  The 1880 Census  Delaware Western part of Mill Creek Hundred, page 26  has:
Joseph Taylor, age 69, born England, a cobbler
Lucy Taylor, age 72, born England
and just next door, Annie Taylor, widow, age 66, born England with 2 sons still living with her,  Jesse, age 38, born England and Thomas Taylor born Delaware, age 21.  This is probably James Taylor's family.

Joseph Taylor died July 1, 1884. Lucy Hollins Taylor died July 6, 1892.  They are both buried in St. James Episcopal church cemetery.


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