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01 November 2012

Nancy McCormick Taylor and Parthenia Taylor


Taylor, Nancy & Parthenia Taylor (restored)

Nancy McCormick was born August 17, 1827 in Gallatin County, Kentucky to John and Nancy Cox McCormick.  She married Samuel E Taylor on July 4, 1847 in McDonough County, Illinois.  They were the parents of six children:  Parthenia, Josiah, Seth, Flora J., John B., and Elsie (or Eza) Taylor.  Nancy Taylor died in Brunswick on April 22, 1870 and is buried in Masonic-Douglas Cemetery.  Co. Samuel E. Taylor, Nancy's husband,  moved to Brookfield, Linn County and died there in 1876.  His burial site is unknown.

Nancy Taylor's nearly 8 foot tall obelisk had lain on the ground for many years.  It was reclaimed, reset on a leveled base, the sections sealed, and the stone cleaned.  The restoration work can be 'adopted' for all or part of $250.

Parthenia Taylor, the oldest child of Samuel and Nancy McCormick Taylor, was born May 26, 1848 in McDonough County, Illinois.  She moved with her parents and younger siblings to Chariton County in 1865 and died May 26, 1866 in Brunswick.  She rests next to her mother in the Masonic-Douglas Cemetery.  Her slightly smaller but still large obelisk had also lain on the ground for many years.  Her stone was reset and sealed on a large base that was leveled and be 'adopted' for $250 or a portion thereof.

Please make payment to "Jacob's Ladder" Cemetery Restoration Specialists and mail to Chariton County Historical Society at P.O. Box 114, Salisbury, MO 65281.  Thank you.


Taylor, Nancy  (before)

(Nancy McCormick - Before Restoration)


(Parthenia - Before Restoration)


(Nancy McCormick - After Restoration)


(Parthenia - After Restoration)

Taylor, Nancy & Parthenia Taylor (restored)

(Nancy McCormick & Parthenia Taylor - After)


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