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Smile For The Camera 15th Ed. – They Worked Hard For The Family

this photo is of the Taylor farm, Essex, in front of the barn
used for the stagecoach horses, ca 1880

A little history about the Taylor family of Essex, Ontario:
My 3rd greatgrandmother, Jean Taylor, was born in Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland in 1812. Her parents were Alexander Taylor and Grace Duncan. Her family immigrated to Quebec, Canada about 1820. Her brothers, Alexander and John, were born in Quebec after they immigrated. Alexander Taylor and Grace Duncan Taylor’s family settled in Essex, Ontario. Jean Taylor married John McDowell of Maidstone, Essex County. Their daughter, Jane McDowell, married George Fairbairn of Essex. Their son, Robert Fairbairn, married Jessie Doan of Essex. Their daughter, Ruby Fairbairn, married Orville Neil of Paquet’s Corners, Their daughter, Marian Neil, married Earl Hines, they are my parents.


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4 Responses

  1. Jean B. Duncan says:

    Great photo!

  2. Family Attic says:

    Wonderful photo – thanks!

  3. kinfolknews says:

    That's an amazing photo! I have farmers in my family as well but none with a farm like that. Thanks for sharing the photo.

  4. Brett Payne says:

    A wonderful photograph, thank you Earline. I count at least six working horses and thirteen men of working age … and that is an enormous barn – not a small operation. Do you have any idea who all the people are in it? Is it possible that it was taken in the 1890s or early 1900s, rather than c. 1880?Regards, Brett

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