Wilder Taylor – Oak Grove Cemetery, Bangor, Maine


Gravestone Inscription

Our Father
Wilder Taylor
Born
June 15, 1785
Died
Feb. 24, 1870


Photos

Wilder Taylor gravestone thumbnail

Photo by Jon J. Morin

Wilder Taylor was born in 1785 (June 15, according to his headstone) in Vermont1,2,3. He married Avis Lowder Banks on 21 May 1809 in Castine, Hancock County, Maine after her husband Josiah Banks was lost at sea4,5,6. Wilder and Avis had at least seven children:

  1. Caroline Matilda born 26 Nov 1810 in Castine7
  2. Edmund French born 26 Dec 1811 in Castine8
  3. Mary Ann born 15 Jun 1813 in Castine9
  4. Avis born Feb 1815 in Castine10
  5. Samuel Edmond French born 15 Mar 1816 in Castine11
  6. Rufus Hamilton born 09 Dec 1817 in Castine12
  7. William Wilder born about 1818, died 187513

Wilder Taylor appears on the 1850 US Federal Census in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, living with his son Willam and his family, and with his wife Avis. He is 67 years old in 1850 and his birthplace was given as Vermont14.

Wilder next appears on the 1860 US Federal Census, again in Bangor living with William. He is 76 years old, occupation given as farmer, but this enumerator recorded his birthplace as New Hampshire15.

Wilder Taylor died 24 Feb 1870 in Bangor16,17,18,19.

GPS Coordinates: Not available for this gravestone.

Graveyard Information: The Oak Grove Cemetery is located on Finson Road in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine at Latitude: 44.83488 | Longitude: -68.812204. It is a non-denominational cemetery.

Sources

1. “Maine, Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 4 June 2015), Wilder Taylor, 24 Feb 1870; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 10,583.

2. “U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 4 Jun 2015), William Wilder Taylor Jr., National Number 23143; citing “Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970”, microfilm, 508 rolls; National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Louisville, Kentucky.

3. “U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 5 Jun 2015), Wilder Taylor, 1870, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine; citing Non-population Census Schedules for Maine, 1850-1880. Microfilm, 4 rolls. Maine State Archives, Augusta.

4. “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 4 June 2015), Wilder Taylor and Avis Banks, 21 May 1809; citing Castine, Hancock, Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 10,804.

5. Joseph W. Porter, ed., The Bangor Historical Magazine, Volume VI, July 1890-June 1891(Bangor: Joseph W. Porter, 1891), 298.

6. Walter A. Snow, ed., “Brooksville, Maine: A Town in the Revolution” (Ellsworth: Downeast Graphics, 1976), 58.

7. “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 4 June 2015), entry for Caroline Matilda Taylor, 26 Nov 1810; citing Castine, Hancock, Maine; FHL microfilm 10,804.

8. “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 4 June 2015), entry for Edmund French Taylor, 26 Dec 1811; citing Castine, Hancock, Maine; FHL microfilm 10,804.

9. “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 4 June 2015), entry for Mary Ann Taylor, 15 Jun 1813; citing Castine, Hancock, Maine; FHL microfilm 10,804.

10. “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 4 June 2015), entry for Avis Taylor, Feb 1815; citing Castine, Hancock, Maine; FHL microfilm 10,804.

11. “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 4 June 2015), entry for Samuel Edmond French Taylor, 15 Mar 1816; citing Castine, Hancock, Maine; FHL microfilm 10,804.

12. “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 4 June 2015), entry for Rufus Hamilton Taylor, 09 Dec 1817; citing Castine, Hancock, Maine; FHL microfilm 10,804.

13. “U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970,” digital images, Ancestry.com, William Wilder Taylor Jr., National Number 23143.

14. 1850 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, p. 101A (penned), dwelling 1375, family 1454, WW Taylor, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 Jun 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 264.

15. 1860 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, p. 165 (penned), dwelling 1180, family 1256, W W Taylor, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 Jun 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 447, FHL film 803447.

16. “U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Wilder Taylor, 1870, Bangor.

17. “Maine, Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910,” index, FamilySearch, Wilder Taylor, 24 Feb 1870.

18. Editors, “Died,” Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, 25 Feb 1870, digital images, Newspapers.com (http://www.newspapers.com : 10 Jun 2015), Wilder Taylor death notice; citing original p. 2, column 7, paragraph 4.

19. Oak Grove Cemetery (Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine), Wilder Taylor gravestone, personally photographed by Jon J. Morin, 21 May 2015.

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