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THE STORY AS I KNOW IT.
Louisa (Lucy) Hollins
was the daughter of Sarah Clark and
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
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
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.
If you know the answer please CONTACT US
1. Get source records for her parents and birth.
2. Get source record for her marriage to Joseph Taylor
3. Get the names and dates of other children they may have had.
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