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Ebenezer Ovid Taylor
Provided by: Ruth T. Osterhoudt
Ebenezer Ovid "Sam" Taylor
EBENEZER OVID "SAM" TAYLOR (Orrin1) was born September 1841 in Steuben County, New York and died June 12, 1891 in Toledo, Lucas County Ohio. He married (1) MARY E. "MINNIE" HAYES; (2) CAROLINE "CARRIE" [GAY] CODY August 5, 1885 in East Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan; born in Canada and died July 15, 1891 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.
Notes for EBENEZER OVID "SAM" TAYLOR:
  • 1850 census: Painted Post, Steuben Co., NY, living with parents.
  • 1855 census: Corning, Steuben Co., NY, living with mother.
  • Military Service: Civil War - May 15, 1861- PVT, 35th NY Inf. Vols., Co. F at Painted Post, NY.
  • December 13, 1862 - Wounded at Battle of Fredericksburg, VA.

    Discharged June 15, 1863 at Elmira NY for the purpose of re-enlistment.
  • Re-enlisted July 29, 1863 109th NY Inf. Vols., Co. E. (Binghamton Regt., Railway Brigade) at Corning, NY.
  • Transferred June 5, 1865 - PVT, 51st NY Inf. Vols. (Shepard Rifles), Co. E.
  • Discharged July 25, 1865 at Alexandria, VA.
  • 1875 census: Corning, Steuben Co., NY - Ebinezer Taylor.
    Occupation: Farm Hand.
  • Occupation: 1885, Brick Maker; 1890 - 1891, Laborer.
  • 1890 "Historical Registers of National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (1866-1938)" lists Ebenezer as being a patient at the Dayton, OH home from July 30, 1890 to September 11, 1890. At that time he was discharged per his request. It further gives his residence as Cleveland, OH and as being married to Carrie.
  • Cause of Death: Pneumonia (cemetery records states Autopay Lung).
  • Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas Co., OH (GAR Section).
  •             Family lore (Ruth T. Osterhoudt) claims Ebenezer married an indian, but this is unproven. In an email from Jeanne Kirk, she remembers Nettie Belle "Jeanette" Taylor speaking of this. Would this be Caroline "Carrie" [Gay] Cody or yet another wife?

    Children of EBENEZER OVID "SAM" TAYLOR and MARY E. "MINNIE" HAYES:
    1. GEORGE ORRIN TAYLOR.
    2. SARAH TAYLOR; b. Steuben County, New York.
      • Notes for SARAH TAYLOR:
        • 1875 census: Corning, Steuben Co., NY, living with parents - Sarrah Taylor.
    Notes for CAROLINE "CARRIE" [GAY] CODY:
  • Alternate Birth: 1845, Ohio.
  • Burial: Forest Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio (Sec. 28, Lot 11).



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