|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1808|
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 1885|
Stephen King Taylor was born 11 Apr 1808 in Ford, Rexwell, Wiltshire, England, to Nicholas Taylor and Elizabeth (King) Taylor. He was the 1st born of 6 children. His siblings were: Ann King Taylor, 1811; Sarah Taylor, 1815; John Taylor, 1817; Daniel Taylor, 1818; William Taylor, 1821.
Stephen married Adelia Caroline (Rodgers or Rogers) 19 Jun 1834 in St. Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex, England. They had all 10 children in England. They were: Stephen Nicholas Taylor, 22 Dec 1834; Margaret Taylor, 1 Nov 1836; Emily Taylor, 16 Feb 1840; Elizabeth Taylor, 27 Apr 1842; Sarah Jane Taylor, 16 Nov 1844; Joseph Hyrum Taylor, 16 Mar 1850; Stephan Taylor, about 1852; Margaret Taylor, about 1854.
Stephen, his wife Adelia and their children crossed the plains with the John Taylor Company of 1860. Called the Iowa Company, this company actually consisted of English and Danish emigrants who had settled temporarily in various places in the United States, but especially in Iowa and Nebraska. The company started from Florence, Nebraska Territory, on July 3 with 123 emigrants, 23 wagons, 61 oxen, and 32 cows. John Taylor (not the Apostle and future President, but an early settler in Tooele) was company captain. Jens Peter Christensen was his assistant. Christensen had just spent a year presiding over a Danish branch in Alton, Illinois. On July 16, they had traveled to just west of Eagle Island, Nebraska Territory and on July 26 they were near Ash Hollow. They arrived in Salt Lake City on September 17 with 16 wagons. There had been one birth and no deaths.
Stephen King Taylor died 28 Jun 1885 in Porterville, Morgan, Utah, nearly 12 years after his wife Adelia.
Created by: Ronald Keyes
Record added: Aug 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21151219
Stephen King Taylor was my Great Great Great Grandfather. He was born in Ford, Rexwell, Wiltshire, England. He immigrated to Porterville, Utah with the Mormon Pioneers.|
Added: Aug. 25, 2007