- Birth Date
- 11 August 1840
- Death Date
- 1 September 1911
The Taylor family left their home in England on 24 September 1848 on board the ”Sailor Prince.” The family consisted of James Whitehead Taylor, his wife Ann Rogers, and their children Samuel Rogers, Margaret Rose, Esther, and Sarah Jane. After James’ baptism, he served diligently in England until his family left for America. They landed in New Orleans and stayed there from November until May, and then left for St. Louis.
The Taylor family initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Moses Clawson Company in 1853. During their travels, their family ran extremely low on provisions, but was able to be met by James’ brother William with provisions. Along the way, his daughter Margaret fell off the wagon tongue and was run over by both wheels. She recovered from her injuries.
- Age at Departure: 12
- Find a Grave (Website)
- "St. Louis Company report, 1853 June 30." In Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports 1850-1862, Reports 1853-1855. (CR 1234 5, Box 1, Folder 25)
- Taylor, James Whitehead, Autobiographical sketch, in Robert Joseph Taylor, ed., The James Whitehead and Ann Rogers Taylor Family , 3.
- Utah Death Certificates.