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Frances Holladay Taylor
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Birth: 1763
County Cavan, Ireland
Death: 1832
Mercer County
Pennsylvania, USA

Frances married Thomas H. Taylor, (b abt 1760 Ireland– d abt 1790 Newark, New Jersey) abt 1782 in Ireland.

“The Holladays were a wealthy and proud family living in old Ireland in “County Cavin”. They were fond of sports of all kinds. Their estate was an “entailed estate”, that is, it could not be sold, mortgaged, nor taken for debt, for its “title deed” was “for all time to come while grass grew, or water run”, but must descend to the heirs of the Holladay family forever.”
When she was about 16 years old, she and some other girls stood in the upper story of a house watching a regiment of soldiers passing by. One of the soldiers looked up and said to one of his companions, “There is my wife!”
The girls heard the remark, and one of them said to Frances, “it is you he means, Fan”. But Fan did not think it was her. The soldier evidently camped near by, for only a short time after that Frances was walking along the street when a soldier sprang out from the alley or street corner and caught her in his arms and carried her off (grandma had forgotten where). He had a Bible in his hand and swore by it that he was going to have her for his wife.
It seemed to be love at first sight with both of them, for she consented to Marry him and be a soldier bride. So she became Mrs. Herdman, but he was killed in battle about six months later, leaving her a widow for about two years. (Charlotte Patterson Taylor-Gibson)

In 1791 they (Fannie & husband Thomas Taylor) decided to come to America, but when Fanny and her mother were parting never to meet again in this world this great-great grandmother of ours fell to her knees and begged and pleaded that she be allowed to keep ‘Aaron’ for she said, “You are all I have!”. It must have been a hard trial, but at last Frances consented and Aaron was left in Ireland.
Little Tommy Taylor age four took his first journey over the dark stormy ocean. The first of many a weary journey that fate had marked out on his life’s atlas. Aaron, after remaining in Ireland until he was 21 years of age, also came to America. As he was approaching his mother’s house, she caught a glimpse of him, and throwing her arms above her head, she exclaimed, “Lord, Bless My Soul, there is my son, Aron!” Strange - how did she know him having left him as a four year old seventeen years before?” (Charlotte Patterson Taylor-Gibson)
 
 
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 Children:
  Aaron Taylor (1783 - 1870)*
  Thomas Holladay Taylor (1787 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Perrine Cemetery (Worth)
Mercer County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Pattie Ford
Record added: Jun 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53852412
 

My 5th great grandmother on my mother's side
- Elaine Clark - Hill - Kenney
 Added: Mar. 31, 2014

- Pattie Ford
 Added: Apr. 30, 2011
 
 
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