William W Taylor – Oak Grove Cemetery, Bangor, Maine


Gravestone Inscription

My Husband
Wm. W. Taylor
Son of Wilder & Avis
TAYLOR
Born in Castine Dec. 3, 1819
Died Dec 11, 1875
Æ. 56 years


Photos

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Photo by Jon J. Morin

William W. Taylor (W. is for Wilder) was born 3 Dec 1819 in Castine, Hancock County, Maine to Wilder Taylor and Avis Lowder Taylor, and a descendant of Col. Jonathan Lowder1,2,3,4. William married Susan P. Wiley in 1844 and they had at least five children:

  1. Charles G. born about 1846 in Maine
  2. Willam W. born about 1848 in Maine
  3. Emma D. born about 1851 in Maine (listed as Dora on 1870 Census)
  4. Mary C. born about 1856 in Maine (listed as Minnie C. on 1870 Census)
  5. Harry B. born about 1864 in Maine

William appeared on the 1850 US Federal Census in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine with wife Susan, sons Charles and William, and his parents Wilder and Avis5. He next appears on the 1860 US Federal Census, still in Bangor, with Susan, children Charles, William, Emma, Mary, and with his parents still living in the household6.

Smith & Hill’s Bangor Director for 1867 lists William W. Taylor living at 1 Ohio Street, occupation “produce dealer”7. In 1870, William and family, again in Bangor, are boarding in the house of Warren L. Whitney, photographer. William’s occupation is listed as “commission merchant”8. Other domestic servants and boarders were also enumerated in his household. His parents did not die until later, but do not appear in William’s household in 1870.

William W. Taylor died on 11 Dec 18759,10,11. His funeral was held at the Universalist church in Bangor.

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. “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.

2. 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. William W. Taylor, Jr.’s age on the 1850 Census was recorded as 20 years old. I believe this was supposed to say “2”. Later censuses in record his age correctly.

3. 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.

4. Oak Grove Cemetery (Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine), Wm. W. Taylor gravestone, personally photographed by Jon J. Morin, 22 May 2015.

5. 1850 U.S. Census, Penobscot Co., ME, pop, sched., Bangor, p. 101A, dwell. 1375, fam. 1454, WW Taylor.

6. 1860 U.S. Census, Penobscot Co., ME, pop. sched., Bangor, p. 165, dwell. 1180, fam. 1256, W W Taylor.

7. “Smith & Hill’s Bangor Directory For 1867-1868, Containing The Names Of The Inhabitants, Their Occupation, Business, And Residence, To Which Is Added A Directory Of Brewer, And Other Useful Information” (Bangor: Smith & Hill, 1867), 125.

8. 1870 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, p. 116B (penned), dwelling 955, family 1088, William W Taylor, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 Jun 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 552, FHL film 552051.

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

10. Oak Grove Cemetery, Wm. W. Taylor gravestone.

11. Editors, “Died,” Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, 14 Dec 1875, digital images, Newspapers.com (http://www.newspapers.com : 10 Jun 2015), W.W. Taylor death notice; citing original p. 2, column 5, paragraph 3.

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