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Moses Taft
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1832
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jul. 22, 1901
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA

Moses Taft was the youngest of ten children born to Willard Taft and Mary Mathewson. He married Sarah Darling Baldwin 24 Oct 1860 in Greenwich, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of David Baldwin and Julia E. Mathewson of McDonough, Chenango, New York. (Julia Mathewson's mother was Sarah Darling) They had children: David Baldwin Taft born 1861, Frank Elmer Taft born 1863, Mary Johna Taft born 1865 and Lydia Louisa Taft born 1868.

(His first wife was Joanna Gleason, she died just months after they married in 1854.)

Moses Taft was a double Mayflower Descendant from John Howland & Elizabeth Tilley.

David Baldwin Taft born 1861 and died 1865. He and his mother Sarah were in a Stage Coach accident in 1862. A large trunk fell on them. David never walked or talked.

Frank Elmer Taft born 15 Jun 1863 in Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, he married Katie Thompson White and had children: George Allen Taft, Clarence Frank Taft and Mabel Ruth Taft. Frank Elmer Taft died 25 Jul 1942 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa.

Mary Johna Taft born 16 Aug 1865 in Georgetown, Michigan. She married Raymond Phillips. They had no children. Mary Johna Taft died 17 Dec 1952 in Los Angeles, California.

Lydia Louisa Taft born 25 Jul 1868 in Covington, Dakota, Nebraska. She married first James Russell Ingram, they had children: Elmer Leroy Ingram and Lucy M. Ingram. She married second Frank S. Wynia, they had a daughter Mary Darling Wynia. Lydia Louisa Taft died 28 Oct 1953 in Post Falls, Kootenai, Idaho.

Moses Taft was a carpenter, hunter, trapper, builder. He fought Indians. He rode as a guard on the River Streamers from St. Louis, Missouri to Fort Benton, Montana. Went to Florida to help build the new town of Miami, Florida! (The camping pictures you see posted are Moses Taft in Miami, Florida.

Moses and Sarah had an 80 acre homestead in Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa in 1869. They were burned out by Indians. They returned to Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island. They later returned to Iowa after the Indian raids subsided.

Moses Taft was a cousin of President William Howard Taft.

Moses Taft had siblings: James born 1813. He maried Calista Ballou. Joel born 1816. He married Abigail Fairbanks. Lydia born 1820. She never married. Willard born 1823. He married Elma Cooper. Eleazer Bartlett Taft born 1825. He married Missouri Jane "Jennie" Parker. Rachel born 1827. She married Edward Greene Arnold. Mary born 1829. She married George Bacon.

Moses Taft's grandfather Joshua Mathewson lived to be 103 years and 6 months. He owned over 600 acres of land in Providence County, Rhode Island. His wife was Mary Ross. Moses Taft's great grandparents Othneil Mathewson and Sarah Winsor both lived to be over 100 years of age.

This family line through Sarah Winsor goes back to Roger Williams who founded Rhode Island as a refuge from Religious persecution.
Family links: 
  Willard Taft (1786 - 1867)
  Mary Mathewson Taft (1790 - 1864)
  Joanna B Gleason Taft (1833 - 1854)
  Sarah Darling Baldwin Taft (1839 - 1928)
  David Baldwin Taft (1861 - 1865)*
  Frank Elmer Taft (1863 - 1942)*
  Mary Johanna Taft Phillips (1865 - 1952)*
  Lydia Louisa Taft Ingram Wynia (1868 - 1953)*
  James Mathewson Taft (1813 - 1889)*
  Joel C Taft (1816 - 1898)*
  Lydia Taft (1819 - 1890)*
  Elizabeth Taft Ballou (1820 - 1906)*
  Willard Taft (1823 - 1904)*
  Eleazer Bartlett Taft (1825 - 1897)*
  Rachel H. Taft Arnold (1827 - 1869)*
  Mary A Taft Bacon (1829 - 1897)*
  Moses Taft (1832 - 1901)
*Calculated relationship
Logan Park Cemetery
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Robi StoneCypher Green
Record added: Jun 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92380326
Moses Taft
Added by: Robi StoneCypher Green
Moses Taft
Added by: Robi StoneCypher Green
Moses Taft
Added by: Robi StoneCypher Green
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