Indiana McCaslins

Luther TaftAge: 48 years17781827

Luther Taft
Birth December 7, 1778
Publication: New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston, Massachusetts, 1920)
MarriageLydia PettigrewView this family
May 7, 1804 (Age 25 years)
Census 1810 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
George Washington Taft
April 9, 1812 (Age 33 years)
Source: S364
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Age on Census indicates 1812 or 1813 as his birth year, but Bertha Lowe's DAR record states Dec 1815. This is a mistaken attribution as it is the birthdate of the other George W Taft who never left Vermont and died much later than our George W.
Birth of a son
Edwin R. Taft
May 15, 1820 (Age 41 years)
Census 1820 (Age 41 years)
Death September 7, 1827 (Age 48 years)
Family with Lydia Pettigrew - View this family
Marriage: May 7, 1804, Weathersfield, Vermont
8 years
8 years

BirthVital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts to the Year 1850
Publication: New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston, Massachusetts, 1920)
MarriageVermont Births, Marriages and Deaths to 2008, Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont
Census1810 US Federal Census
Census1820 US Federal Census
Shared note
From Rick Flanders work on Thomas2, he states that the birthdate given is from Mendon records. However, the family gave it as May 1780. Need to check on the births of George W, and Sarah Ann. They could not be born 2 months apart. (comment by Lois Johnson - The 1850 to 1880 census for Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire indicates that Sarah was born in 1815 as she was respectively 35, 45, 55, and 64. The latter census was taken in early June. The census records for George indicate that he was born in 1812-1813). Luther, the son of Artemas and Abigail Taft was born 7 Dec 1778 in Mendon, Massachusetts. Luther Taft married Lydia Pettigrew on 7 May 1804 in , Weathersfield County, Vermont. In the 1810 US Federal Census for Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, Luther and his wife Lydia have two sons under 10 (Moses and Aaron). He is living next door to his father. The 1820 US Federal Census for Woodstock, Windsoe, Vermont records the household of Luther Taft. It contains three white males under 10 (George Washington, William and Edwin), two white males from 10 thru 15 (Aaron and Moses), one white male 26 thru 44 (himself), one white female under 10 (Sarah), two white females 16 thru 25 (unknown), and one white female 26 thru 44 (his wife Lydia Pettigrew Taft). The number of persons engaged in agriculture is one (himself).There are six free white persons under 16 and two white persons 26 thru 44 [the two white females 16 thru 25 are not mentioned}, making a total of ten free white persons. Luther's brother Samuel Taft and his father Artemas Taft are enumerated on the same page.