Taylor-Thomas Line

Maria Eva (Sell) Dill

On this day, 23 March 1813, Maria Eva (Sell) Dill passed away. She was my 7th great-grandmother.

Born on 14 August 1753, in the area of Union Township area, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Maria Eva Sell was the daughter of Abraham Sell and Maria Johanna Zimmerman. She joined older half-brother Jacob Forney Sell (born to father Abraham and his first wife Charlotte Louisa Forney on 10 December 1742).

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Christian Thomas

On this day, 310 years ago, a man by the name of Christian Thomas passed away. He was my 8th great-grandfather.

Christian Thomas was born circa 1655, in Schifferstadt, a town in the Bishopric of Speyer (now Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany). His father was Alexander Thomas; his mother’s name is unknown.

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ABCs & Our Family Trees: Letter L

I have always been fascinated by language, specifically where it originates and how it adapts, mutates, and relates to other languages. That is why I found the recent series of blogs by Andrew’s Kindred so intriguing. It combined my love of etymology with my love of genealogy. I was so inspired, in fact, that I decided to try my to try my hand at chronicling the origins of our families’ surnames.

This is the eleventh installment of a series of posts documenting the etymology of many of our families’ surnames (recent and distant, direct and indirect.)

Now that the K names have been discussed, next up is the letter L:

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William H. Taylor

On this day, 20 January 1893, William H. Taylor, my 4th great-grandfather, passed away.

Born circa 1810/1811, in Washington County, Maryland, William H. Taylor’s parents and siblings are unknown. (If anyone knows of a Taylor family in that area at that time who had a son named William, please drop me a line.)

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Mary (Myers) Good

On this day, 18 December 1850, Mary (Myers) Good, my 5th great-grandmother, passed away.

Mary Myers was born in 1780 in Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland. Her father was John Myers. The name of Mary’s mother is unknown.

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