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Francis TAYLOR Moore

FRANCES TAYLOR Born in 1823 [1], Born Abt. 1826 in Barbados, West Indies, Died 1909 in Grantwood, New Jersey. Married October 30, 1862 in Kingston, ONT to William James Moore., 31

The seventh child of Richard TAYLOR and Elizabeth/Eliza Mehitabel JONES/LESLIE Taylor is - info deleted. [2]

Frances received 100 pounds currency mentioned in her father's Probate. "Share and share alike". She and sister Jane divided the house furniture.,79
Have to wonder if any heirlooms existed? Would be cool to sit in same chair as GrGrGrGF Taylor.

Residence: Lived in Portland
, 31 Perhaps near her brothers.

Frances had letters from her mother (Elizabeth Taylor from her cousins in England (Leslies?)., 31
"Aunt Fanny Moore had a lot of letters to her mother from her cousins in England. When I married I was so young that I had not then the interest about my ancestors that I have had later in life." Susie Briem to Percival

Aug 17th, 1885, Fanny, and William Hearn's Pa and Ma left St. Augustine on Tuesday the 11th (Aug 1885), starting North, according to letter from Jane (2) to her sister, Susie Briem.
Letter - IMG-7459

, 31 and Vern Austman
Read the latest Research here. We now have Richard's fathers name which is George, thanks to the HF.

Frances passed away here. Frances lived with her nephew, Redacted Hearn, 31

Grantwood is a name used for an a part of town, taken from Grant's Tomb, located on the opposite shore of the river.

"Knox was a real-estate developer, widely known around the area, who had named a section of Cliffside Park 'Grantwood' because of its location directly across the Hudson River from Grant's Tomb."

The opening of the West Shore Railroad and Erie Railroad's Northern Branch in the mid 19th century brought suburbanization to the region, and in Ridgefield, significant industry and manufacturing.[71] Grantwood was an artist's colony established in 1913 by Man Ray, Alfred Kreymborg and Samuel Halpert and became known as the "Others" group of artists.[78][79] The colony consisted of a number of clapboard shacks on a bluff. To this day the names of the streets in this part of the town — Sketch Place, Studio Road and Art Lane — pay homage to Grantwood's history.[80] Kreymborg moved to Ridgefield and launched Others: A Magazine of the New Verse with Skipwith Cannell, Wallace Stevens, and William Carlos Williams in 1915.[81][82] source:

A search at the CENSUS website shows neither Francis nor William

Francis Moore
Canada Census, 1891
Name Francis Moore
Gender Female Age 68
Relationship to Head of Household Lodger
Birth Year (Estimated) 1823
Birthplace West Indies
Marital Status Widowed
Religion Church Of England
Province Ontario District Toronto City District Number 119 Sub-District St Marks Ward
Affiliate Film Number 30953_148175
"Canada Census, 1891," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 March 2016), Francis Moore, St Marks Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148175.

MAR 2016 - This would show at age 79, Frances was living wtth her sister's dau. Jane Hearn (2) in Toronto, ONT in 1901!
Francis Moore
Canada Census, 1901
Name Francis Moore
Event Type Census
Event Date 31 Mar 1901
Event Place C, Toronto (west/ouest) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada
Gender Female
Marital Status
Married Ethnicity English
Nationality Canadian
Religion Church Of England
Relationship to Head of Household Aunt
Birthplace Barbadoes
Birth Year (Estimated) 1822
Page 5
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Wm Hearn Head M 70 England
Mary Ireland Cook F 38 Ontario
Jane Hearn Wife F 73 Barbadoes [Frances sister, sister to John and Wm Stewart Taylor]
Francis Moore Aunt F 79 Barbadoes
"Canada Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 March 2016), Francis Moore in household of Wm Hearn, C, Toronto (west/ouest) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

May Moore
Not sure if a match as Fathers Name was William
Husband: James Moore
Daughter: May Maud Moore
Other information in the record of James T Ralph and May Maud Moore from Ontario Marriages
Name: James T Ralph
Event Type: Marriage Event Date: 19 Feb 1890
Event Place: Euphemia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 32 Birth Year (Estimated): 1858
Father's Name: John Ralph
Mother's Name: Emma Ralph
Spouse's Name: May Maud Moore
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 24 Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1866 [Francis was married 1862 so this could be a match]
Spouse's Father's Name: James Moore [Not Williams James Moore-Typo or not match?]
Spouse's Mother's Name: Francis Moore [Could be Frances Taylor]
Reference ID: 006133 , GS Film Number: 1870307 , Digital Folder Number: 004529216 , Image Number: 00013 Citing this Record "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 April 2015), Francis Moore in entry for James T Ralph and May Maud Moore, 19 Feb 1890; citing registration , Euphemia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm .Source

A Match!
6133-90 (Lambton Co): James T. RALPH, 32, farmer, Euphemia, same, s/o John & Emma, married Mary Maud MOORE, 24, Oil Springs, Euphemia, d/o James & Francis, witn: Richard RALPH of Florence & Joseph MOORE of Oil Springs, 19 Feb 1890 at Florence
This would show parents of James T. Ralph as
Father: John Ralph
Mother: Emma Ralph
Says married Mary?, yet our family states it was May Moore.
Her parents James? and Francis
Witness: Joseph and Florence Moore
Married at Florence ONT County of Lambton or Oil Springs, Euphemia

Ontario Land Surveyors Registration Numbers Source
382 William James Moore

One says Florence, other Lambton
May Maude Moore and James T Ralph Married on Wednesday, February 19, 1890 in Florence, Ontario.
May Maud Moore and James T Ralph Married on Wednesday, February 19, 1890 in Lambton, Ontario.

Might be a match if James Ralph was married twice
Canada Census, 1901 Name: Mary M Ralph Event Type: Census Event Date: 31 Mar 1901 Event Place: C, Middlesex (west/ouest), Ontario, Canada Gender: Female Marital Status: Married Ethnicity: Irish Nationality: Canadian Religion: Church Of England Relationship to Head of Household: Wife Birthplace: Ont Birth Year (Estimated): 1866 Page: 4 Household Role Gender Age Birthplace James T Ralph Head M 44 Ont Mary D Ralph Daughter F 1 Ont Mary M Ralph Wife F 35 Ont Josephine Ralph Daughter F 10 Ont Harry Ralph Son M 7 Ont Source

May Moore
Canada Census, 1891
Name May Moore
Gender Female Age 26
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Birth Year (Estimated) 1865 Birthplace United States
Marital Status Married
Religion Roman Catholic
Province Ontario District Toronto City District Number 119 Sub-District St Marks Ward
Affiliate Film Number 30953_148175 Citing this Record "Canada Census, 1891," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 March 2016), May Moore, St Marks Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148175.

7201-02 William James MOORE, 25, Farmer, Storrington, Tp. Kingston, s/o William James MOORE & Sarah Jane? SHANNON,
[William James MOORE] married Florence May BARANCE, 20, Kingston Tp., same, d/o John BARANCE & Charlotte Nicholson. Witn Wm CARDUKE of Elginburgh, & Edith BARANCE of Tp. Kingston, on 24 Sept., 1902, at Storrington. Source

Only name matches
1962 - copies of a speech entitled "Promoting and Protecting the American Way of Life In Agriculture," written by Dr. James T. Ralph, former assistant U.S. agriculture secretary. *. * * * "LAST "iLAR, a tequcst which I assumed came from Dr Ralph came to me," Ha gen said, "to put a speech in the congressional record for purposes of distribution to interested farm groups; Source Independent Press-Telegram » 1962 » April » 22 Apr 1962, Sun » Page 7

This could be a different James
Also taken Into custody and charged with intoxication were S. N. Gromiey, 37 years old, and James T. Ralph, 32 enrs old, the latter giving his address as 725 D street Gron.ley paid a fine of $20. following his appearance before Judge Kolbiook, and Ralph wag released under $25 ball and is s'cted to ap-sr in court tomorrow. Source August 7, 1930 The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 12

MR James T. Ralph JR. 189 church St. Sault Marie Ont. Wages were paid at the rate of 12.50 per hour source

Gravestone for a May Maud Moore but died 1878 at 2mos. Yjeu were not married so could not be child.Source

If your family or know the whereabouts of Frances Taylor's children, please email Roy.

DEC 22, 2014, Roy received a response from Jane Foster, Manager Museum and Archives, Lexington & Addington Archives.
For this page, Grand Aunt Fanny's husband. It states he was from England.
"William James Moore of Loughborough, by Rev. J. Herbert Starr, Oct. 30, 1862" Roy had seen this location before, yet it never came up as a town in England. So William was born in Eng.
Loughborough, Leicestershire, England (MAP)

Quote: "I may have erred many years ago when I copied items from John C. Clark's diary. I can say one thing: Clark certainly copied many of his information from the newspaper, and his notice of John's death was very likely one of them. " [In other words, his Diary could be in error]. Source

This all goes way beyond what Roy was led to believe was in Clark's diary. Roy thought it was one address, no! it is a ton of information, which if correct, could confirm death dates, and the Moore family!

[1] Taylor RnD July 26, 2012 Update

[2] THFS by 'redacted', Page 27 , 31

Elizabeth TAYLOR Moore , born in 1823 [1],
at Barbados
daughter of Richard Taylor [1]
and Elizabeth/Eliza Mehitabel JONES/LESLIE Taylor

Married William James Moore

1. Taylor Jr., RichardBirth/Chris: ... abt.1808, [31]
?. Taylor, ElizabethBirth/Chris: ... 1811
2. Taylor, John - 1812 - 1884, [31] (Listed as 12)
3. Taylor, AbelBirth/Chris: ... 1815 - 1838
4. Taylor, AlfredBirth/Chris: ... JUL 9, 1817, [31]
5. Taylor, GeorgeBirth/Chris: ...abt. 1823, [31]
?. Taylor, MaryBirth/Chris: ... 1821 ]
6. Taylor, HenriettaBirth/Chris: ... 1825, [31]
Henrietta TAYLOR Noble
7. Taylor, Frances - Birth/Chris: ... 1826-1909, [31
Frances 'Fanny' TAYLOR Moore (1821-1909)
8. Taylor, CarolineBirth/Chris: ... 1827, [31]
9. Taylor, JaneBirth/Chris: ... 1828-1903 , [31]
10. Taylor, William StewartBirth/Chris: bef. 1831-1903, [31]
As many as 21 children, many died young-see Taylor RnD

1. May Moore, 31

John Taylor
John Taylor in Barbados
Taylor Research RnD page
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