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TAYLOR Elnathan

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  • Name  TAYLOR Elnathan 
    Born  1704  Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Land Purchase 
    • As stated in "The History of Waterbury, Connecticut" by Henry Bronson:

      The ground is on the hill on the east side of the present New Haven road, a little above the bridge in Naugatuck. When the writer was a boy, the earth often gave way on the precipitous western bank, carrying the exposed bones far down the hills towards the road.

      In December, 1734, a committee was appointed "to purchase at town cost half an acre of land out eastward near Joseph Atkins for a burying yard." This was on the Farmington road, and is, I suppose, the yard now used in East Farms district.

      In 1736, March 2d, the town bought for fifty shillings, of Elnathan Taylor, "one acre and fifty two rods up the river ['at Norheud,' or Northbury] on a plain by his house, or a little northward of it, and north of Twitch Gass Brook, a triangle piece, bounded east on highway, west on Joseph Gillet's land, south on common land" -- "for a Burying Place to be sequestered and set apart for that use" -- "to bury their dead in as they have occasion."

      The only right that Taylor reserved was "a right and liberty for myself and my heirs to bury our dead in it."

      This cemetery was laid out in present Thomaston. It was used for more than one hundred and forty years. The date of the earliest stone found here is 1742. The latest is in 1875. The bodies and stones were removed to Hillside Cemetery and the site is now occupied by the Town Hall.
    Moved  Waterbury Center, Washington, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    New Haven, CT 
    • An Elnathan Taylor is recorded as having recently moved to Waterbury with two children.
    Died  Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I13087  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 

    Father  TAYLOR Jonathan,   b. 19 Sep 1675, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Feb 1722/23  Age: 47 years 
    Mother  THOMAS Hannah,   b. 20 Apr 1678, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F4649  Group Sheet

    Family  BLAKESLEE Desire,   b. Nov 1708, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  26 Dec 1727  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. TAYLOR Mary,   b. 9 Jan 1728/29, North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. TAYLOR Nathan,   b. 11 Nov 1730, North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1820, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 89 years
     3. TAYLOR Desire,   b. 6 Sep 1732,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. TAYLOR John,   b. 5 Apr 1735,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F4647  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1704 - Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - New Haven, CT - - Waterbury Center, Washington, Vermont, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - - Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Dec 1727 - New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S492] The History of Waterbury, CT, Henry Bronson, (Waterbury, CT: Bronson Bros., 1858.), 229. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S493] Ancient Burying Grounds of the Town of Waterbury, CT, Katharine A. Prichard, (New Haven, CT: The Tuttle, Morehouse, and Taylor Press, 1917.), 171. (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 2009.

    3. [S212] The Town and City of Waterbury, CT, Sarah Prichard, (New Haven, CT: Price & Lee, 1896.), 1: 362, 675. (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 2009.

    4. [S212] The Town and City of Waterbury, CT, Sarah Prichard, (New Haven, CT: Price & Lee, 1896.), 1: 300, 310. (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 2009.

    5. [S212] The Town and City of Waterbury, CT, Sarah Prichard, (New Haven, CT: Price & Lee, 1896.), 1: pg 134 of Appendix. (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 2009.