Saturday, July 11, 2009

Jesse V. & Noda Jones Taylor

Notie Jones Taylor is pictured above with a couple of her daughters, Viola and Carrie. Notie was the daughter of William F. Jones and Nancy Griffin and was a first cousin to Bettie Griffin Thornton, my husband's great-great grandmother. She married Jesse Vernie Taylor in 1897 in Itawamba County, and they had six children together before Vernie's untimely death in 1918 during the height of the influenza epidemic in the United States. Both Notie and Vernie are buried in Sandy Springs Cemetery near where they lived.

Any speculation as to the lumber that is stacked up in the photograph? Perhaps this is lumber that is going into a new house for the family?

Thank you, Don Dulaney, for sharing the photo.

1910 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Jessie V. Taylor 38 MS Unk Unk farmer, married 13 years
Notie L. 33 MS MS MS wife, 6 children, 5 living
Viola 11 MS
Eva 9 MS
Cora 6 MS
Dewey L. 4 MS
Linny V. 2 MS

1920 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Lowery's Store
Notie L. Taylor 43 MS MS MS, widowed
Viola 20 MS
Dewey L. 13 MS
Lina 11 MS
Carrie 4 MS

1930 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Noda L. Taylor 54 MS MS MS, widowed, married at age 20
Viola 31 MS, single
Lena 21 MS, single
Corrie 14 MS
Gratis U. Segars 14 MS AL MS, nephew

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