Descendants of James Taylor (unknown birth & death dates;
married 23 or 25, 1821) and Ann Peter (unknown birth & death dates)

Table of Contents

 First immigranT Generation                 

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 Second immigranT Generation            

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 Third immigranT Generation               

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DESCENDANTS OF JAMES TAYLOR (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES;
MARRIED 23 OR 25, 1821) AND ANN PETER (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES)

First (pre-Immigrant) Generation

1. James Taylor

Born in Scotland. Died in Scotland.

Two dates in IGI for marriage:   25 Feb 1821, Monifieth, Angus, Scotland, and 23 Feb 1821, Inverarity and Methy, Angus, Scotland.

 

There may have been more children than the three sons listed below.   Sons John and William settled in Harvey Settlement, NB.   Grandson David (son of James Taylor and Ann Grant) also went to New Brunswick.

 

From the Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB), 12 Sep 1878:   "Red Granite for Scotland--A handsome Red Granite tablet has been shipped this week from Mr. Rudge's stone work, in this place, by John Taylor, Esq., of Harvey Station, for a family monument in Inverarity, Scotland.   We have seen this tablet which is from the St. George quarries.   It is pronounced by experts to be as good a specimen of the products of our quarries as has yet been turned out as far as the quality of the stone is concerned, and we may add the workmanship."

 

He married Ann Peter, 25 Feb 1821 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland. Born in Scotland. Died in Scotland.

 

They had the following children:

  2   i.   James Taylor

  3   ii.   John Taylor

  4   iii.   William Taylor

 

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES TAYLOR (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES;
MARRIED 23 OR 25, 1821) AND ANN PETER (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES)

second Immigrant Generation

2. James Taylor

Son of James Taylor & Ann Peter. Born 6 Mar 1822 in Inverarity And Methy, Angus, Scotland. Christen 25 Mar 1822 in Inverarity And Methy, Angus, Scotland. Died in Scotland.

 

It is believed that the only member of this family to come to New Brunswick was son David Grant Taylor.

From notes written by Mary Coburn:   "Each son had his own farm so Bill's sister Annie kept house for him, while Sarah kept house for John.   In later years they lived at Towanbank in the town of Carnoustie."   Mary Coburn and Sarah Taylor corresponded for years.

He married Ann Grant. Born in Scotland. Died in Scotland.

They had the following children:

  5   i.   James Taylor

  6   ii.   David Grant Taylor

  7   iii.   John Taylor

  8   iv.   William Taylor

  9   v.   Ann Grant Taylor

  10   vi.   Sarah Peter Taylor

  11   vii.   Elizabeth Tyrie Taylor

 

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES TAYLOR (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES;MARRIED 23 OR 25, 1821) AND ANN PETER (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES)

Second Immigrant Generation

3. John Taylor

Son of James Taylor & Ann Peter. Born 1 May 1825 in Inverarity, Forfar, Scotland. Christen 16 May 1825 in Inverarity And Methy, Angus, Scotland. Died 4 Jan 1904 in Harvey Station. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer And Trading. Religion Presbyterian.

 

PANB #F15552, p. 295:   John Taylor to Elizabeth Swan on Aug 19, 1857, by Samuel Johnson.   Witness, William Taylor.

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Elizabeth Swan (b. 1817, Northumberland; d.1882, Harvey Station) was the first wife of John Taylor.

After the death of Elizabeth, John married Phoebe A. Hartt, but left no family by either wife.

   

John bought the woolen mill business at York Mills from George Lister, and he continued the business for several years.   He built a community hall in the center of Harvey village.   He was installed as an elder of the Presbyterian Church of Harvey on June 22, 1856.

From church records:   John died Jan. 4, 1904, age 79, suffered from apoplexy, ill about 1 1/2 years.

  

It is believed that Elizabeth came to Canada in 1850 with her parents (mother?), brothers Alexander and John, and sister Sarah.

 

At the time of the 1861 census, Elizabeth's mother was living with them.   In the 1871 census, an Alexander Nesbit, age 12, born in NB, lived with Elizabeth and John Taylor.

 

He second married Phoebe Amanda Hartt, 17 Sep 1885 in York Co., NB By Rev. A. J. Mowatt.

 

Born 1841 in Parish Of Blissville, Sunbury Co., NB. Died 1905. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Witnesses to marriage were R. R. Carvell and John W. Taylor.

 

Phoebe was the estest daughter of David Hart of Fredericton Junction.

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A Typical and Worthy Scotchman.

His History Shows What Honesty and Perseverance Can Accomplish.

The above portrait is from a photograph recently taken for the present occasion.   John Taylor, of Harvey Station, is the original.   He came to this country from Scotland in 1850; was born at Whigstreet, Parish of Inverarity and County of Forfar, in 1825, and is therefore about the same age as Lieut-Governor Boyd.   Mr Taylor settled on a lot of wilderness land at Tweedside, so-called, on the western shore of Oromocto Lake, in 1852, where the Swans and others had "got planted unco richt" two years previously.

 

Tweedside is merely an extension of Harvey on the south.   It was originally termed the Campbell block, having been granted to Sir Colin Campbell.   The land was divided into ten lots and sold to these people by Andrew Inches, who was then or some time shortly after dubbed by George L. Hatheway, "the king of the crown land office."

 

The road, instead of being a bridle path as has been said, was then at its best; better in fact than it is today, and no finer tract of land could then be seen between Fredericton and St. Andrews; and no finer farms can be seen on the same road at the present time.   The first frame house was erected by Mr. Taylor.  

He went on with his farming for a number of years, but when the American war broke out he turned his attention to business and opened a trade between the villages and the citizens of St. Stephen and Calais.   This proved to be a lucky step for him and was a boon to the settlers as well.   Fortune favored him and he began to be favorably known to the merchants of not only these towns, but Fredericton and St. John as well.

 

After the completion of the European and North American Railway (now the Atlantic division of the Canadian Pacific Railway) he sold his farm at Tweedside and removed to Harvey Station.   Here he continued trading, and seeing that business at that place promised well, he erected a large and substantial building, the upper portion of which was designed for use as a public hall; the lower divided into two commodious stores for his own use.   Previous to this he had become a shareholder in the York woolen mill, the largest mill of the kind in the province, and after a time became sole owner.   Carrying on this business took him away from home a great deal and he decided to sell, which he did at a good profit.  

The mill while under his control got the reputation of manufacturing an extra fine quality of goods, which reputation it has satisfactorily sustained.   Mr Taylor has been twice married.   His first wife was a woman of fine attainments and a sister of John and Alex Swan of Tweedside.   She died in 1881.   Three years after he married Phoebe Amanda, eldest daughter of the late David Hart of Fredericton Junction, a lady esteemed by all who have the pleasure of her acquaintance.

Mr Taylor has had no children of his own but has had the care of his brother's children, two boys and two girls, since they became orphans and all who know the young folks will say that he has fulfilled his duty to them in the fullest sense.

 

He is still hale and hearty as his picture shows.   He enjoys the friendship of many prominent men through the province by whom he is esteemed and respected for his many excellent traits of character.

 

Three times he has been privileged to visit his native land, thus having seven times crossed the Atlantic

In his time he has contributed a good deal to the press, largely for the St. Croix Courier.   His productions always show a keen foresight; a fine descriptive faculty, and an accurate estimate of men and matters.   It has been said of him that he is a close observer; as glib with the pen as a true Scotchman and a worthy representative of "The land o'cakes."  

 

From newspaper obituary (1904):

 

Harvey:   Our readers generally will regret to hear of the death of the sturdy Scotchman, John Taylor, which occurred at his home in Harvey on January 4th.   He had been in failing health for four years past.   He was born May 1st, 1825, near Fotheringham, in the parish of Inverarity, Forfair, Scotland, and came to this country in 1850.   He lived in Charlotte County for a while, and settled in Tweedside in 1854 and engaged in farming and trading.   He went to Harvey Station in 1876.

 

He first married Elizabeth Swan, daughter of Henry Swan & Elizabeth Russell, 19 Aug 1857 in Harvey Settlement By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 1817 in Northumberland, Eng. Died 1882 in Harvey Station. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES TAYLOR (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES;
MARRIED 23 OR 25, 1821) AND ANN PETER (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES)

second Immigrant Generation

4. William Taylor

Son of James Taylor & Ann Peter. Born 13 Jun 1832 in Inverarity And Methy, Angus, Scotland. Christen 21 Jun 1825 in Inverarity And Methy, Angus, Scotland. Died 14 Sep 1880 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

In the 1861 Census for Manners Sutton, William Taylor is 28 years old, Scotch, a lodger in the home of John McGowan, Tweedside, farmer, Presbyterian.

PANB #F15552, p. 564:   "William Taylor to Margaret Atchison on Jan 7, 1864 by Samuel Johnson, witnesses Jane Atchison, George Grant, Maryann Atchison and John Piercy."

 

From the Globe, 15 Jan 1864:   "Married Harvey Settlement by Rev. Samuel Johnson, Thursday, 7th inst. William Taylor and Margaret, second daughter of Andrew Atchison, all of that place."

 

In the 1871 Census for Manners Sutton,   (living in Tweedside between John McGowan and George Embleton) William is 38 years old, born in Scotland.   His wife Margaret is 30 years old, born in NB, and three children, John, 6, Andrew, 4, and Ann, 2, all born in NB.

 

Sometime between the 1871 Census and 1880, when both William and Margaret died, they had moved to a farm nearer to Harvey.  

 

In the 1881 Census, the children of William and Margaret were living alone:   John W. Taylor, 16 years old; Andrew Taylor, 14 years; Annie, 12 years; and Marjory, 10 years old.   The youngest three were in school.

 

In the 1891 Census, John, age 26, and Andrew, age 24, were living with their uncle John Taylor, age 65, and his wife Pheobe, age 55.

 

He married Margaret Atcheson, daughter of Andrew Atcheson & Margery Robison, 7 Jan 1864 in Harvey, York Co., NB. Born 1840 in England. Died 20 Apr 1880. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

Margaret was born in England and came to New Brunswick with her parents in 1842.

They had the following children:

  12   i.   John William Taylor

  13   ii.   Andrew Taylor

  14   iii.   Anne Taylor

  15   iv.   Marjorie May Taylor

 
 

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES TAYLOR (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES;
MARRIED 23 OR 25, 1821) AND ANN PETER (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES)

second Immigrant Generation

5. James Taylor

Son of James Taylor & Ann Grant. Born 17 Sep 1864 in Inverarity And Methy, Angus, Scotland.

 

James lived in Scotland, and had three daughters and one son, James.   No further information.

 

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES TAYLOR (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES;
MARRIED 23 OR 25, 1821) AND ANN PETER (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES)

second Immigrant Generation

6. David Grant Taylor

Son of James Taylor & Ann Grant. Born 28 Feb 1866 in Inverarity And Methy, Angus, Scotland. Died 31 Aug 1951 in Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

From newspaper item which appeared in a scrapbook, the newspaper was not identified, and date not recorded:

 

HARVEY STATION HALL DEDICATED

 

Memorial to Late John W. Taylor is Formally Opened

 

Harvey Station, York Co., July 31 -- Another milestone in the history of this small community was reached last Friday, when, before 400 people, the Taylor Memorial Hall was dedicated.   The service was led by the chairman, D. G. Taylor, who outlined the organisation of the Harvey Improvement Association, under whose auspices the erection of the hall has been carried on.   He laid stress on the fact that it was chiefly through the co-operation of the people, not only in the village but also in the outlying districts of Manners Sutton and York Mills, that this hall was built.

   

Rev. J. F. McKay, McAdam, gave a pleasing address, and recalled to memory John W. Taylor, in whose honor and memory the hall has been built and dedicated.   He spoke of the sterling qualities of Mr Taylor.

 

Dr. B. H. Dougan, M.L.A., recalled the occasion of his first coming to Harvey, 30 years ago.   Then a young doctor, he was given by a friend in Fredericton a list of names of people in Harvey to whom he might go as a stranger for advice and information, and at the head of this list was the name of Mr Taylor, who later became his life-long friend.   Rev. George E. Knight followed with a short address, and Re. Alex MacKay led in prayer.

 

Dr. Dougan took the chair and a vote of thanks was extended to Mr and Mrs D. G. Taylor and Mrs Walthall, San Antonio, Texas, for the generous contributions they had made toward the hall, they having contributed in the vicinity of $2,700.   The late John W. Taylor was a brother of Mrs Taylor and Mrs Walthall.   D. G. Taylor replied.   The program was then taken over by McDuff and Copeland, Scottish entertainers, and a pleasant evening was enjoyed.

 

Harvey now has a community hall of which any place might be proud, and adjoining it is a large play ground and ball field, all of which are due to the direct efforts of Mr and Mrs D. G. Taylor.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1951:

David G. Taylor Of Harvey Dies In 86th Year

The community was saddened when a well known summer resident, David Grant Taylor, of San Antonio, Texas, passed to his rest at Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton, Aug 31.

Arriving in Harvey early this summer with Mrs Taylor and other relatives, Mr Taylor was stricken by an illness which gradually became worse.   He was a patient for a short time in Harvey Community Hospital before being removed to Fredericton.   On the morning of his death he underwent an operation and his sudden passing later in the day came as a severe shock to his relatives and friends.

 

Here At Age 22

Mr Taylor was born in Forfar, Scotland, Feb 28, 1866, one of a family of seven children of James and Ann (Grant) Taylor.   At the age of 22 he came to Canada, arriving in Harvey Station where many relatives had settled earlier.

 

He soon obtained work on the Suspension Bridge at Saint John and when this job was completed went to Ontario and later to Boston where he was on the executive staff of the hardware firm of Austin and Doten, later Austin and Hastings, until his retirement in 1929.

 

On Christmas Day, 1894, he was united in marriage with Margaret Robison, daughter of Mr and Mrs Marshall Robison, of Harvey Station.   They lived in Boston until Mrs Taylor's death in 1928, when he returned to his old home in Scotland for a visit of several months.   Returning to Canada he built a home at Harvey Station where he lived until his marriage in 1930 to Miss Anne Taylor of San Antoino, Texas.   Since that time he and Mrs Taylor had been regular summer visitors to Harvey where their home has always been noted for its hospitality.

Valued Citizen

Mr Taylor was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, East Boston, and was prominent in all branches of the work of the church.   He was a lover of all things good and was always trying to better the lot of those less fortunate than he.   For many years he contributed many fine poems to leading Boston newspapers.   He was the founder of the Harvey Improvement Association and its first president, and was honorary president at the time of his death.   He was instrumental in carrying out numerous public projects, one of which was the improvement in the appearance of Harvey Cemetery.

 

Mr Taylor is survived by his wife, one sister, Miss Sarah Taylor, of Canoustie, Scotland; a sister-in-law, Mrs Thomas J. Walthall, of San Antonio, Texas, at present in Harvey; a brother-in-law, John Petrie, Edzell, Scotland; three grand nieces and a grand nephew all in Scotland.

 

Funeral Sunday

 

The largely attended funeral was held Sunday afternoon Sept 2, at 2.30 o'clock, at St. James United Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. John L. Rose, assisted by Rev. Atholl H. Sproule of Knox Presbyterian Church, Harvey.

 

The bearers were James Ritchie, Marshall Robison, Jack Coburn, Sydney MacLean, Karl Byers and Daryl Murray.   Interment took place in the Harvey Cemetery.   The floral tributes were beautiful.

 

Among those attending the funeral were Mr and Mrs Leonard J. Gay, Sussex; Mr and Mrs Urban Caulfield, Grand Bay; Mr and Mrs Atcheson, Houlton; and Mr and Mrs Purdy Cougle, Woodstock.

 

He first married Margaret R. Robison, daughter of Marshall Robison & Mary Herbert, 25 Dec 1894 in York Co., NB. Born 6 Jul 1867 in Harvey. Died 9 Feb 1928 in Somerville, Mass. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

Maggie married David G. Taylor on Christmas Day 1894 and moved to Boston where he was employed by Austin & Doten as a commercial salesman.   After her death in Somerville, Mass., David married his cousin Anne Taylor.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary, 1928:

Died in Summerville

Mrs David G. Taylor, Formerly of Harvey Station, Died Recently in Massachusetts.

Harvey Station, March 11 -- The death of Margaret R. Taylor, wife of David G. Taylor, of 36 College Avenue, West Somerville, Mass., occurred very suddenly from heart failure at her home on February 9th.

She was born at Harvey Station, NB, on July 6th, 1867, a daughter of the late Marshall and Mary Robison, and lived there until her marriage on December 25, 1894, when she removed to Boston, where she has since resided.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in East Boston and was very active in Sunday School and church affairs.   During her life in Boston she made numerous friends who were deeply grieved to learn of her death.

The remains were brought to Harvey Station and taken to the United Church where the funeral service was held on Sunday, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. Hugh McLean.

The choir sang, Hark, Hark My Soul, Take Comfort Christians, and Nearer My God to Thee.

   

The pall bearers were four nephews, Clarence Little and Howard, Kenneth and Marshall Robison.   Interment was made in the cemetery at Manners Sutton.  

The floral tributes were very beautiful and showed something of the esteem in which she was held.

Besides her sorrowing husband, Mrs Taylor is survived by two sisters, Mrs R. M. Dorr, of Camden, Maine, and Mrs R. A Little of York Mills, and four brothers, Andrew, of Harvey Station, and Robert, Alexander and Kenneth Robison in Vancouver, BC.

He second married Anne Taylor, daughter of William Taylor & Margaret Atcheson, Aug 1930 in Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton. Born 18 Dec 1868 in Harvey. Christen 21 Mar 1869 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 4 Jan 1954 in San Antonio, Texas. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Nurse.

From newspaper obituary - 1954:

Mrs David G. Taylor

Harvey Station -- Friends throughout the Province learned with regret of the sudden death of Mrs David G. Taylor which occurred at her home in San Antonio, Texas.   Though in poor health for some time Mrs Taylor led an active life and had spent last summer at her home at Harvey Station.

 

Anne Taylor was born at Harvey Station, a daughter of the late William and Marjorie (Atcheson) Taylor.   Her girlhood was spent in New Brunswick, after which she entered a training school for Nurses in Boston, Mass.   Following her graduation she practiced her profession in Massachusetts and later in Texas, where in San Antonio she was associated with her sister, Mrs Walthall, in operating the Physicians and Surgeons Hospital for many years.

In 1930 she married David Grant Taylor of Boston, Mass., Mr Taylor passed away in August, 1951.   While in Harvey where their summers were spent, the Taylor home was noted for the hospitality.   Mrs Taylor was a member of the Episcopal Church, the W.M.S., of St. Andrew's United Church, Harvey, the Harvey Improvement Association and many organizations in San Antonio.

 

Following a funeral service in San Antonio, the body was brought to Harvey Station for burial, accompanied by Mrs Taylor's only sister, Mrs Thomas J. Walthall and Dr. Marjorie Walthall.   Service was held in St. James' United Church, conducted by Rev. John Rose.   Two selections, "Unto the Hills" and "Abide With Me", were sung by the choir, and "Crossing the Bar", as a solo by Purdy Cougle of Woodstock.

The pallbearers were Andrew McCullough, Gray McCullough, Maurice Lister, Marshall Robison, Clarence Little and Leonard Jamieson.

Many floral tributes were mute evidence of the high esteem felt for Mrs Taylor, who will be missed by a large circle of friends.   Burial took place in Harvey Cemetery under the direction of funeral director Harry Swan.

 

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES TAYLOR (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES;
MARRIED 23 OR 25, 1821) AND ANN PETER (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES)

third Immigrant Generation

7. John Taylor 

Son of James Taylor & Ann Grant. Born 13 Jan 1868 in Inverarity And Methy, Angus, Scotland.

 

John had his own farm in Scotland, and his sister Sarah kept house for him.   No further information.

 

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES TAYLOR (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES;
MARRIED 23 OR 25, 1821) AND ANN PETER (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES)

third Immigrant Generation

8. William Taylor 

Son of James Taylor & Ann Grant. Born 3 Mar 1870 in Inverarity And Methy, Angus, Scotland.

 

William (Bill) had his own farm, and his sister Annie kept house for him.   No further information.

 

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES TAYLOR (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES;
MARRIED 23 OR 25, 1821) AND ANN PETER (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES)

third Immigrant Generation

9. Ann Grant Taylor 

Daughter of James Taylor & Ann Grant. Born 5 Jan 1874 in Inverarity And Methy, Angus, Scotland. Christen 1 Feb 1874 in Free Church, Carmyllie, Angus, Scotland.

   

Annie lived on her brother Bill's farm, and kept house for him.   No further information.

 

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES TAYLOR (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES;
MARRIED 23 OR 25, 1821) AND ANN PETER (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES)

third Immigrant Generation

10. Sarah Peter Taylor 

Daughter of James Taylor & Ann Grant. Born 1876. Christen 1 Oct 1876 in Free Church, Carmyllie, Angus, Scotland.

 

Sarah lived on her brother John's farm, and kept house for him.   No further information.

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES TAYLOR (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES;
MARRIED 23 OR 25, 1821) AND ANN PETER (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES)

third Immigrant Generation

11. Elizabeth Tyrie Taylor

Daughter of James Taylor & Ann Grant. Born 1879 in Angus, Scotland. Christen 9 Mar 1879 in Free Church, Carmyllie, Angus, Scotland.

 

No further information.

She married John Petrie.

 
 

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES TAYLOR (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES;
MARRIED 23 OR 25, 1821) AND ANN PETER (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES)

third Immigrant Generation

12. John William Taylor

 

Son of William Taylor & Margaret Atcheson. Born 11 Jan 1865 in Harvey. Christen 12 Mar 1865 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 10 Jun 1832 in Saint John. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1932:

John W. Taylor

Harvey Station, York Co., June 16 -- This community was grieved to hear of the death on June 10 at Saint John of John W. Taylor, a life-long resident of Harvey Station.   Mr Taylor was 67 years of age and had been in failing health for a number of years.   For over three years, he was a hospital patient at Saint John.   Two sisters survive, Mrs Thomas J. Walthall, San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs David G. Taylor, of San Antonio and Harvey Station.

 

Mr Taylor was a member of St. Andrew's United Church, being an elder up to the time of his illness, also clerk of the Session for many years.   He was a staunch supporter of the church in all its activities.   He was also an official of St. James' United Church, Harvey Station, for 30 years or more.

 

The body was brought from Saint John on Sunday afternoon to Harvey Station, where service was held in St. James' United Church.   Rev. J. F. MacKay, McAdam, conducted the service, assisted by Rev. G. Knight.   Messrs. Coburn, Dorcas, Cougle and Robison sang as a quartette "We Are Going Down the Valley One by One."

 

The pallbearers were Andrew Herbert, Andrew McCulloch, Matthew Lister, Edward and Fred Atchison and Wilmot Tracey.   The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful.   Interment was in the Harvey cemetery.   Relatives from outside points attending were Mr and Mrs Edward Atchison, Mr and Mrs Fred Atchison and Mrs Elmer Weston and son, all of Houlton, Me.

 

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES TAYLOR (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES;
MARRIED 23 OR 25, 1821) AND ANN PETER (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES)

third Immigrant Generation

13. Andrew Taylor 

Son of William Taylor & Margaret Atcheson. Born 9 Dec 1866 in Harvey. Christen 10 Mar 1867 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 16 May 1891 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From Saint Croix Courier, 28 June 1888:   "Harvey Station -- Andrew Taylor has been the first to introduce the bicycle in the village.   Quite a crowd gathers around to see him taking a spin with it of an evening."

 

From Centennial Corner, Daily Gleaner, 17 May 1991 (From Daily Gleaner 17 May 1891):   "A dreadful occurrence happened at Harvey Station on Saturday morning last, the 16th inst. a young man, Andrew Taylor, nephew of John Taylor of York Woollen mills, was preparing to go shooting, and was drawing the gun out from behind a chest when it was discharged.   The load of shot struck him on the upper part of the head, and tore the whole top of the skull to pieces.   Patches of the brain were scattered over the walls and ceiling.   Mr Taylor and his family were at breakfast when the accident happened.   It has thrown a gloom over the community.   The young man was twenty-two years of age and was a general favorite in the parish where he was born."

 

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES TAYLOR (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES;
MARRIED 23 OR 25, 1821) AND ANN PETER (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES)

third Immigrant Generation

14. Anne Taylor

Daughter of William Taylor & Margaret Atcheson. Born 18 Dec 1868 in Harvey. Christen 21 Mar 1869 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 4 Jan 1954 in San Antonio, Texas. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Nurse.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1954:

Mrs David G. Taylor

Harvey Station -- Friends throughout the Province learned with regret of the sudden death of Mrs David G. Taylor which occurred at her home in San Antonio, Texas.   Though in poor health for some time Mrs Taylor led an active life and had spent last summer at her home at Harvey Station.

Anne Taylor was born at Harvey Station, a daughter of the late William and Marjorie (Atcheson) Taylor.   Her girlhood was spent in New Brunswick, after which she entered a training school for Nurses in Boston, Mass.   Following her graduation she practiced her profession in Massachusetts and later in Texas, where in San Antonio she was associated with her sister, Mrs Walthall, in operating the Physicians and Surgeons Hospital for many years.

 

In 1930 she married David Grant Taylor of Boston, Mass., Mr Taylor passed away in August, 1951.   While in Harvey where their summers were spent, the Taylor home was noted for the hospitality.   Mrs Taylor was a member of the Episcopal Church, the W.M.S., of St. Andrew's United Church, Harvey, the Harvey Improvement Association and many organizations in San Antonio.

 

Following a funeral service in San Antonio, the body was brought to Harvey Station for burial, accompanied by Mrs Taylor's only sister, Mrs Thomas J. Walthall and Dr. Marjorie Walthall.   Service was held in St. James' United Church, conducted by Rev. John Rose.   Two selections, "Unto the Hills" and "Abide With Me", were sung by the choir, and "Crossing the Bar", as a solo by Purdy Cougle of Woodstock.

 

The pallbearers were Andrew McCullough, Gray McCullough, Maurice Lister, Marshall Robison, Clarence Little and Leonard Jamieson.

 

Many floral tributes were mute evidence of the high esteem felt for Mrs Taylor, who will be missed by a large circle of friends.   Burial took place in Harvey Cemetery under the direction of funeral director Harry Swan.

 

She married David Grant Taylor, son of James Taylor & Ann Grant, Aug 1930 in Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton. Born 28 Feb 1866 in Inverarity And Methy, Angus, Scotland. Died 31 Aug 1951 in Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From newspaper item which appeared in a scrapbook, the newspaper was not identified, and date not recorded:

 

HARVEY STATION HALL DEDICATED

 

Memorial to Late John W. Taylor is Formally Opened

 

Harvey Station, York Co., July 31 -- Another milestone in the history of this small community was reached last Friday, when, before 400 people, the Taylor Memorial Hall was dedicated.   The service was led by the chairman, D. G. Taylor, who outlined the organization of the Harvey Improvement Association, under whose auspices the erection of the hall has been carried on.   He laid stress on the fact that it was chiefly through the co-operation of the people, not only in the village but also in the outlying districts of Manners Sutton and York Mills, that this hall was built.

   

Rev. J. F. McKay, McAdam, gave a pleasing address, and recalled to memory John W. Taylor, in whose honor and memory the hall has been built and dedicated.   He spoke of the sterling qualities of Mr Taylor.

 

Dr. B. H. Dougan, M.L.A., recalled the occasion of his first coming to Harvey, 30 years ago.   Then a young doctor, he was given by a friend in Fredericton a list of names of people in Harvey to whom he might go as a stranger for advice and information, and at the head of this list was the name of Mr Taylor, who later became his life-long friend.   Rev. George E. Knight followed with a short address, and Re. Alex MacKay led in prayer.

 

Dr. Dougan took the chair and a vote of thanks was extended to Mr and Mrs D. G. Taylor and Mrs Walthall, San Antonio, Texas, for the generous contributions they had made toward the hall, they having contributed in the vicinity of $2,700.   The late John W. Taylor was a brother of Mrs Taylor and Mrs Walthall.   D. G. Taylor replied.   The program was then taken over by McDuff and Copeland, Scottish entertainers, and a pleasant evening was enjoyed.

 

Harvey now has a community hall of which any place might be proud, and adjoining it is a large play ground and ball field, all of which are due to the direct efforts of Mr and Mrs D. G. Taylor.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1951:

 

David G. Taylor Of Harvey Dies In 86th Year

 

The community was saddened when a well known summer resident, David Grant Taylor, of San Antonio, Texas, passed to his rest at Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton, Aug 31.

 

Arriving in Harvey early this summer with Mrs Taylor and other relatives, Mr Taylor was stricken by an illness which gradually became worse.   He was a patient for a short time in Harvey Community Hospital before being removed to Fredericton.   On the morning of his death he underwent an operation and his sudden passing later in the day came as a severe shock to his relatives and friends.

 

Here At Age 22

Mr Taylor was born in Forfar, Scotland, Feb 28, 1866, one of a family of seven children of James and Ann (Grant) Taylor.   At the age of 22 he came to Canada, arriving in Harvey Station where many relatives had settled earlier.

 

He soon obtained work on the Suspension Bridge at Saint John and when this job was completed went to Ontario and later to Boston where he was on the executive staff of the hardware firm of Austin and Doten, later Austin and Hastings, until his retirement in 1929.

 

On Christmas Day, 1894, he was united in marriage with Margaret Robison, daughter of Mr and Mrs Marshall Robison, of Harvey Station.   They lived in Boston until Mrs Taylor's death in 1928, when he returned to his old home in Scotland for a visit of several months.   Returning to Canada he built a home at Harvey Station where he lived until his marriage in 1930 to Miss Anne Taylor of San Antoino, Texas.   Since that time he and Mrs Taylor had been regular summer visitors to Harvey where their home has always been noted for its hospitality.

 

Valued Citizen

 

Mr Taylor was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, East Boston, and was prominent in all branches of the work of the church.   He was a lover of all things good and was always trying to better the lot of those less fortunate than he.   For many years he contributed many fine poems to leading Boston newspapers.   He was the founder of the Harvey Improvement Association and its first president, and was honorary president at the time of his death.   He was instrumental in carrying out numerous public projects, one of which was the improvement in the appearance of Harvey Cemetery.

 

Mr Taylor is survived by his wife, one sister, Miss Sarah Taylor, of Canoustie, Scotland; a sister-in-law, Mrs Thomas J. Walthall, of San Antonio, Texas, at present in Harvey; a brother-in-law, John Petrie, Edzell, Scotland; three grand nieces and a grand nephew all in Scotland.

Funeral Sunday

 

The largely attended funeral was held Sunday afternoon Sept 2, at 2.30 o'clock, at St. James United Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. John L. Rose, assisted by Rev. Atholl H. Sproule of Knox Presbyterian Church, Harvey.

 

The bearers were James Ritchie, Marshall Robison, Jack Coburn, Sydney MacLean, Karl Byers and Daryl Murray.   Interment took place in the Harvey Cemetery.   The floral tributes were beautiful.

 

Among those attending the funeral were Mr and Mrs Leonard J. Gay, Sussex; Mr and Mrs Urban Caulfield, Grand Bay; Mr and Mrs Atcheson, Houlton; and Mr and Mrs Purdy Cougle, Woodstock.

DESCENDANTS OF JAMES TAYLOR (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES;
MARRIED 23 OR 25, 1821) AND ANN PETER (UNKNOWN BIRTH & DEATH DATES)

third Immigrant Generation

15. Marjorie May Taylor 

Daughter of William Taylor & Margaret Atcheson. Born 10 Mar 1872 in Harvey. Christen 7 Jul 1872 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died in Texas.

   

Marjorie May trained as a nurse in USA.

 

She married Thomas Jones Walthall, 4 Mar 1916. Died 29 Nov 1939 in McAllen, Texas. Buried in Texas. Occupation Doctor.

From undated newspaper item:

Dr. Thos. Walthall Died At Texas Home

 

Had Many Friends in Harvey Station and Fredericton--Here in August Last.

 

Harvey Station, Dec. 1 -- L. J. Gay of Harvey Station received a telegram this morning announcing the sudden passing of Dr. Thomas Jones Walthall, of San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday of this week which occurred near McAllen, Texas, where he had recently purchased a home in the country.

 

Dr. Walthall had visited in Harvey on several occasions, his last trip being in August of this year.   Accompanied by his wife, they visited Alaska and thence across Canada to New Brunswick.   Arriving here they were joined by Mr and Mrs David G. Taylor, when the trip was continued through Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, the entire trip being made by automobile.

 

Dr. Walthall was married on March 4th, 1916 to Marjorie May Taylor, of San Antonio, daughter of the late William and Margaret (Atcheson) Taylor, of Harvey Station.   He made many friends here who will learn with deep regret of his sudden death.   The funeral is to be held today at San Antonio, where he has made his home for many years.

News of the death of Dr. Walthall will be learned of with deep regret in Fredericton where he had many friends, during his visits to Harvey Station and Fredericton with his wife and old time friends, Mr and Mrs David G. Taylor of San Antonio, who have their summer home at Harvey Station.