Saturday, September 26, 2009

Robert Gary TAYLOR b. May 1880 SC

Robert Gary TAYLOR was b. May 1880 in Florence County, SC, the son of Levi R. and Martha "Mattie" (McLELLAN or McMILLAN) TAYLOR. His father was the son of William (Jr.), son of William (Sr.) TAYLOR.


Photo owned by Shea Mecure


Gary appeared on the 1880 Census but had not been named yet. The 1900 Census says he was born in May 1880. The 1880 Census was taken 4 Jun 1880.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Levi Taylor
Home in 1880: McMillans, Marion, South Carolina
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: South Carolina
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Martha
Father's birthplace: South Carolina
Mother's birthplace: South Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
House Number: 13877202
Household Members: Name Age
Levi Taylor 45 SC
Martha Taylor 35 SC
Orelia Taylor 15 SC
Alston Taylor 8 SC
Ada Taylor 6 SC
Cora Taylor 4 SC
Not Named Taylor 1 SC

By the 1900 Census Levi TAYLOR had died and Martha was listed as a widow. The census is dated 26 Jun 1900.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Martha Taylor

Home in 1900: McMillan, Florence, South Carolina
Age: 63
Birth Date: 1837
Birthplace: South Carolina
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Female
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: South Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina
Mother: number of living children: 3
Mother: How many children: 7
Marital Status: Widowed
Residence : McMillan Township, Florence, South Carolina
Household Members: Name Age
Martha Taylor 63 SC
Austin Taylor 24 SC
Ada Taylor 22
Garry Taylor 20

By the 1910 Census Gary had married Mattie (Maddie/Matie) MOORE. The Census places that marriage about 1901 (married 9 years, 3 children, 3 living).

1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Gary Taylor
Age in 1910: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1882
Birthplace: South Carolina
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: South Carolina
Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina
Spouse's name: Matie
Home in 1910: McMillan, Florence, South Carolina
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Gary Taylor 28 SC
Matie Taylor 27 SC
Levy Taylor 8 SC
Lena Taylor 6 SC
Matty Taylor 9/12

Mattie MOORE Taylor died in 1919 and Gary is listed as a widower.

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Gary Taylor
Home in 1920: McMillen, Florence, South Carolina
Age: 43 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1877
Birthplace: South Carolina
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: South Carolina
Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina
Marital Status: Widow
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 309
Household Members: Name Age
Gary Taylor 43 SC
Girlie Taylor 17 SC
Lenor Taylor 16 SC
Mattie Taylor 10 SC
Thomas Taylor 3 10/12

About 1921 Gary married Allie BAXLEY. She was b. abt 1912 in SC, the daughter of Daniel B and Verline B (COKER) BAXLEY.

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: R G Taylor
Home in 1930: McMillen, Florence, South Carolina
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1880
Birthplace: South Carolina
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Allie
Race: White
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
R G Taylor 50 SC
Allie Taylor 28 SC
Gurley Taylor 29 SC
Thomas Taylor 15 SC
G D Taylor 7 SC
Lucile Taylor 5 SC
Dessie Lima Taylor 2 SC

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