Martha Taylor1

#2055, (21 December 1756 - 27 October 1825)
Relationship3rd great-grandmother of William David Lewis
Father*Capt. Othniel Taylor2 (1719 - 1788)
Mother*Martha Arms2 (1728/29 - 1802)

Family

Lieut. Josiah Johnson b. 1746, d. 1827
Children 1.David1 Johnson16 (1775 - 1777)
 2.Martha1 Johnson16 (1776 - 1777)
 3.Othniel Johnson+16 (1778 - 1851)
 4. Rufus Johnson+16 (1779 - 1842)
 5.Josiah Johnson Jr+16 (1781 - 1856)
 6.Mary Johnson+16 (1782 - 1852)
 7.David Johnson16 (1784 - 1788)
 8.Martha Johnson16 (1786 - 1834)
 9.Leander Johnson16 (1787 - 1852)
 10.Sylvia Johnson16 (1789 - 1870)
 11.Abigail Johnson16 (1791 - 1871)
 12.Susanna Johnson+16 (1793 - 1872)
 13.Lydia Johnson+16 (1798 - 1874)
 14.Lovice Johnson17 (1799 - 1859)
Her married name was Johnson.1 
Birth*21 December 1756She was born on 21 December 1756 at Charlemont, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.3,4 
Baptism10 March 1757She was baptized on 10 March 1757.2 
Marriage*1774She married Lieut. Josiah Johnson, son of Lieut. David Johnson and Mary Warner, in 1774 at Buckland, Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MassachusettsG.5,6 
Probate1 April 1789She witnessed the probate of the estate of Capt. Othniel Taylor on 1 April 1789.7 
1790She and Lieut. Josiah Johnson appeared on the census of 1790 at Buckland, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG; nei. David Johnson.8
1800She and Lieut. Josiah Johnson appeared on the census of 1800 at Buckland, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG; nei. David Johnson.9
1810She and Lieut. Josiah Johnson appeared on the census of 1810 at Buckland, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG.10
1820She and Lieut. Josiah Johnson appeared on the census of 1820 at Buckland, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG.11
Death*27 October 1825She died on 27 October 1825 at Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MassachusettsG, at age 68.12,13 
Burial*29 October 1825She was buried on 29 October 1825 at Old Cemetery No. 1, Buckland, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.13,14 
"Josiah Johnson, brother of David, b. in Leominster, Mar. 7, 1746. In 1773 he moved to that part of Charlemont afterwards Buck. In 1796 he was sent to the Governor's Council; d. Feb. 21, 1827, a useful and honored man whose influence was a great factor in shaping the early destinies of Buckland. He owned and operated a gristmill for a short time but the greater part of his life was spent as a farmer. Was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary War; m. 1774, Martha, dau of Othniel and Martha (Arms) Taylor. She was b. at Charlemont, Dec. 21, 1756; d. Oct. 27 1825. Fourteen children listed."15 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S276] Schmidt Family Tree, Bobby Schmidt, owner, online Ancestry.com.
  2. [S267] Massachusetts Town Birth Records, 1620–1850, online Ancestry.com, Deerfield Births, p 127: "Martha, d. of Othniel and Martha, bp. Mar. 10, 1757 C.R.I." [church record, First Congregational Church]
  3. [S267] Mass. Town Birth Records, 1620–1850, online Ancestry.com, Charlemont Births, p 76: "Martha, d. Capt. Oth[nie]l and Martha, Dec. 21, 1756."
  4. [S1026] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records: Charlemont 1765–1899, Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook), compiler, Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Town Records (script), p. 9, img. 8/285. Capt. Oth. Taylor was born April 27th 1717; Martha wife to Capt. Oth. Taylor was born Feb. 3 172_.
    Samuel, b. 22 Sep 1744.
    Mary, b. 23 Jun ____.
    Lem., b. 11 Feb 1749.
    Enos, b. 3 Feb 1751.
    Othniel, b. 10 Jan 1753.
    Tertius, b. 25 Jul 1754.
    Martha, b. 21 dec 1756.
    William, b. 27 Jan 1758.
    Lydia, b. 16 Mar 1760.
    Rufus, b. 3 Apr 1763.
    Lucinda, b. 26 Nov 176_.
    Tirzah, b. 2 jann 1769.
    Dolly, b. 7 dec 1779.
  5. [S1027] The Essex Institute, compiler, Vital Records of Buckland Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1934), online AmericanAncestors.org, p. 91: "Johnson, Josiah [Lt. P. R. 31.], of B., s. David and Mary (Warner), and Martha Taylor [of Charlmont, P. R. 31.], d. Othniel and Martha (Arms), ____, 1774. P. R. 39." Intentions not recorded.
  6. [S1049] Massachusetts Town Marriage Records, 1620–1850, online Ancestry.com, Buckland Marriages, p. 91 "Johnson, Josiah [Lt, P.R. 31], of B., s. David and Mary (Warner) and Martha Taylor [of Charlemont, P.R. 31] d. Othniel and Martha (Arms), -----, 1774. P.R. 39."
  7. [S1710] Othniel Taylor probate record, Box 77470, Probate Court (District of Bennington), State Archives, Montpelier, Vermont, Hampshire Co., 22 Apr 1789. Personally appeared Martha Taylor, Samuel Taylor, Mary Taylor, Lemuel Taylor, Othniel Taylor, Tertius Taylor, William Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Martha Johnson, Josiah Johnson, Lydia Taylor, Zeeb Taylor, Tirzah Holbrook, Dolly Hastings, Jonathan Hastings, and on the 23 Apr 1789, appeared Enos Taylor and Silas Holbrook, all subscribers to the foregoing covenant and agreement. Before me Eleazar Porter, Judge of Probate
    Bennington Co., 24 May 1789. Personally appeared Lucinda Hawley and Joseph Holley and each of them acknowledged the foregoing covenant and agreement.
    . Online Ancestry.com.
  8. [S268] 1790 U.S. Federal Census, image viewed online Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.com. Josiah; 4 f (Martha, Mary, Martha, Sylvia); 1 m (16+) [Othniel, poss.], 3 m (<16) [Rufus, Josiah Jr, Leander].
  9. [S269] 1800 U.S. Federal Census. Josiah (45+); F (45+) [Martha]; 3 m (16-25) [Othniel, Rufus, Josiah Jr], m (10-15) [Leander]; f (16-15) [Mary], f (10-15) [Martha, Sylvia], 5 f (<10) [Abigail, Susanna, ____, Lydia, Lovice].
  10. [S238] 1810 U.S. Federal Census. Josiah (45+); F (45+) [Martha]; 3 f (16-25) [Sylvia, Abigail, Susanna], 2 f (10-15) [Lydia, Lovice].
  11. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. Josiah (45+); F (45+) [Martha]; F (26-44) [____], f (16-25) [Lovice].
  12. [S595] Fannie Smith Shaw Kendrick, Mary Lyon and Lucy Jane Cutler Kellogg, compilers, The History of Buckland 1779–1935 (Buckland, Mass.: The Tuttle Publishing Co., printer, 1937), p. 502.
  13. [S261] Rev. William W. Johnson, compiler, Records of the Descendants of David Johnson of Leominster (Milwaukee: Godfrey & Crandall, 1876), p. 6. "Martha...was born Dec. 21, 1756, and died Oct. 27, 1825. He died Feb, 21, 1827.
    They were both interred in the old churchyard at Buckland Centre.". Hereinafter cited as David Johnson of Leominster.
  14. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, standing shared grave marker. Inscription:
    Lieut
    Josiah Johnson
    Born Mar 7 1746
    died Feb 21 1827
    Martha
    his wife
    born Dec 21 1756
    died Oct 27 1825
    This mortal shall put on immortality
    Old Cemetery #01; Buckland, Franklin Co., MA, row 6, stone 36. Memorial 60537628, created by and photo added by Anonymous.
  15. [S595] Fannie Smith Shaw Kendrick, Mary Lyon and Lucy Jane Cutler Kellogg, History of Buckland, 502.
  16. [S1027] The Essex Institute, Vital Records of Buckland, pp. 27–29.
  17. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, compiler, Johnson Genealogy: Records of the Descendants of John Johnson of Ipswich and Andover, Mass. 1695 - 1892 (North Greenfield, Wisconsin: self-published, 1892), p. 25, showing record no.:
    I. David, b. July 24, 1775; d. Aug. 12, 1777. 114
    11. Martha, b. Oct. 31, 1776; d. Aug. 14, 1777. 115
    111. Othniel, b. Apr. 4, 1778; d. Mar. 5, 1851. 116
    IV. Bufus, b. July 21, 1779j d. Dec. 2, 1843. 117
    V. Josiah, b. Feb. 28, 1781; d. Dec. 11, 1856. 118
    VI. Mary, b. Oct. 15, 1782; d. Oct. 14, 1852. 119
    VII. David, b. June 18, 1784; d. Mar. 14, 1788. 120
    VIII.Martha, b. Mar. 10, 1786; d. Apr. 20, 1834. 121
    TX. Leander, b. Sept. 17, 1787; d. June 13, 1852. 122
    X. Sylvia, b. Sept. 22, 1789; d. Mar. 29, 1870. 123
    XL Abigail, b. Apr. 2, 1791;d. Feb. 4, 1871. 124
    XII.Susanna, b. Mar. 7, 1793; d. Feb. 19, 1872. 125
    Xlll.Lydia, b. Jan. 28, 1798; d. Dec. 13, 1874. 126
    XIV.Lovice, b. Nov. 19, 1799; d. Mar. 6, 1859. 127.