Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twenty-one.
My great-great-great grandmother Hannah Taylor was born on January 8, 1821. I believe she may have been born in Yorkshire, England.
Hannah married James Barker on November 18, 1839. One of the witnesses on the certified list of marriages where their marriage is listed is Charles Taylor. I assume this may be Hannah’s father or brother.
I can’t find the couple or their children on the 1851 census.
On the 1861 census, James (45) is listed as a farmer. Hannah (39) is with him along with John (17) and William (16), both labourers. Sarah (20), Samuel (14), Elizabeth (12), Aaron (11), Priscilla (9), Charles (7), Watson (5) and Hannah (2) are also at home. Also living with the family is Ann Taylor (82), presumably Hannah’s mother. The family is living in a 1 ½ story frame house in Brock Township, Ontario.
In 1871, James (55) and Hannah (51) are on the family farm with sons Samuel (24) and Aaron (20) (also listed as farmers). Charles (16), Daniel W (14) and Hannah (12) are at home and attending school.
By 1881, James (64) and Hannah (61) are alone in the family home and it appears James has retired from active farming, being listed as a Gentleman.
I have been unable to track the family down on the 1891 census.
Hannah passed away on February 2, 1892. James remarried and passed away himself in 1902.