Phyllis Dickerson In the latter part of February, 1864, John Taylor and his wife, Mrgaret Reed Taylor learned of a wagon train scheduled to leave in the spring from a point on the Concho River, destination California. He had to travel from Comanche County, Texas to Williamson County, 120 miles, to find the equipment for making the trip. John was one of many deserters from the Southern army, so everything had to be done in secret. They started their journey on April 15th. In the evening of October, 12, 1864, the families of John Taylor, John Ward, and Elliot Hicks arrived at Carrizo Creek within the boundaries of what is now known as Anza-Borrego State Park situated in the southern part of California not so very far from the Mexician Border. Later John and Margaret settled permanently in San Bernardino, County.John Taylor was my Great grandfather, I am fortunate to have a copy of his diary which discribes this six month journey to California.
Jun 16, 2003 · posted to the surname Taylor
Phyllis Dickerson Sorry it took so long to answer. The picture was posted over a year ago. I have since found that John Williams was born April 16, 1833 in Virgina. He died March 17, 1890 in Monroe Co. Union, Missouri. He and his wife, Electa, are buried in the Middle Grove Church Cemetery in Union, MO.We still do not know where in Virgina he was born or who his parents were. Phyllis
Mar 04, 2006 · posted to the photo John Williams
Phyllis Dickerson Their father, Asa D. Reed was from Surry, North Carolina. The children were born in Mississippi, and eventually went to Texas. From there they went to California. All but Martha Reed Robinson settled in California. She and her husband returned to Texas.
May 26, 2006 · posted to the photo The Reed Family
Phyllis Dickerson I enjoyed your pictures. The Holcomb nane interested me. I had an Uncle, Finis Holcomb, who was married to my mother's sister. They lived in Plainview, Texas
Mar 22, 2004 · posted to the photo Great Grandmother's House
Phyllis Dickerson We don't know much about John Williams background. He left Virgina abt. 1864. Family says he deserted the army.His wife was Electa unknown. She was born in New york. We don't even know if the date on the back of picture is correct.
Dec 30, 2004 · posted to the photo John Williams