Taylor-Baily Family Papers

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Collection Title: Taylor-Baily Family Papers

Collection Number: 227

Dates of Collection: 1730- ca.1989

Box Numbers: 1-4

Repositiory: Chester County Historical Society

Project Archivist: Diane P. Rofini

Biography:

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Biography: 

The Taylor-Baily Papers is a genealogical collection that started with the marriage of Samuel Taylor (d. 1759) and Mary Smedley (1719-1739). Their child was Abiah Taylor (1738-1801). Samuel Taylor remarried with Deborah Darlington (1719-1803). Their children include Samuel (1742-1765), Deborah (1750-1781), John (1748-1823), Isaac (1755-1825), Mary (1746-1805), Elizabeth (1753-), and Rachel (1758-). Later in the genelogical tree, other families would marry into the Taylor family, most notably the Bailys. Other families, such as the Puseys, Scarletts, and Hoopes, appear in the genealogical record.

 

Collection Scope:

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Collection Scope: 

The bulk of the collection consists of papers belonging to the Taylor and Baily families of Chester County, Pa. In addition, there are papers of related Chester County area families, including some from Cecil County, Md. Taylor family papers consist of 17 folders; these papers date from 1730 to 1863. Most of the pre-1800 papers belong to Abiah Taylor (1738-1801) and consist of various business related papers, including bills, receipts for store merchandise purchased wholesale in Philadelphia as well as papers related to his own estate. Papers for other family members are primarily estate related.

Collection Arrangement:

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Collection Arrangement: 

The Taylor-Baily family papers are arranged into three categories. The first category compromises the Baily family papers, which consist of 16 folders dating from 1783 to 1883. The second category is 24 folders of additional material belonging to families related to the Taylor-Baily families through Abiah Taylor (1738-1801) and John Baily (1761-1832), who married Abiah's daughter Susan. The dates from this category range from 1730s to the 1910s. The last category contains a large group of papers apparently unrelated to the Baily family papers that contained letters from attorneys and Bradford family papers, consisting of 17 folders ranging from 1812 to the 1890s. These papers may or may not be related to the Taylor-Baily families.

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Collection Contents:

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