Looking for anyone, that has family that settled in the Ontario area. Orginally this Taggart family came in 1839 settling first in the very new Toronto area, York county. Taylor's Landing, which is near Steetsville, shoreline has changed much since then.
Anyway, Looking for Taggart family. common names are: James, Edward, William, Isabella, Eliza Margaret, Clarke.
Please, just if you have Taggart family, let me see if they might fit into my tree. I have over 750 memebers listed.
my taggart family started with James Taggart born 1799 living in cumberland the family origins are from ireland, but as yet have been unable to trace it. But James born in workington, cumberland, haven't yet researched back over from their, but there are the names James, Charles, William, and Sarah they are his children's names and then they had children finally going from cumberland to northumberland. england.
Hello Angela. I live in Cumberland County of Nova Scotia, Canada. My g-g-grandfather was also named James, and it was always assumed that he came from N.Ireland - Co. Antrim, or perhaps Co. Derry. He arrived in this area - we believe in the mid-1840's since childrens births occur before this date in Ireland and aftr this date in Nova Scotia, He was also bon ca.1800 which ould fit in with your James' year of birth. This is a small rural area, and two Taggart brothers John& Patrick arrived in this area in 1833 and we all assume that James who arrived with grown children and at a much latter date,might have been their older brother - or perhaps an uncle or cousin. James was married to a Mary Stewart (Stuart) and his two eldest sons who were born in Ireland?? were named James & William. Don't know if there is any connect - but the "Cumberland" connection seemed like a intresting coincidence. His other sons born in Nova Scotia ere Rob't & Thomas (my g-grandfather).
Did you trace any family that came to Canada, or were you able to find an Irish connection yet?
Good luck in following the roots of your family tree. - Wayne
I have recently discovered an autosomal DNA match to a great great granddaughter of Irish born and resident of Cumberland County, N.S. Patrick Taggart (1819-1911), in the States. Patrick was married to Jane Elder (1824-1866) and living with him in the 1871 Canada census was Irish born Mrs. Jane Elder who was listed as 71 years old at the time. I came across this reference in the 1889 book "Canada: A Memorial Volume" to Jane Elder which has significance for you. In a section on "Longevity in the Maritime Provinces" there's this: "The deaths of Mrs. Jane Elder, aged 87, and James Taggart, sr., aged 90, who were among the first settlers of the Cascade Valley, Cumberland, N.S. were recently reported. It is a singular coincidence that the deceased were neighbors while living in Ireland, came to this country about the same time, have always lived as neighbors in this country, and died within three days of each other."
My Cochran ancestors are from the parishes of Macosquin and Dunboe, County Londonderry on the west side of the River Bann, not far from Coleraine -- just across the river lies County Antrim, so it's very possible Taggarts and/or Elders are connected.
Would welcome hearing from both of you! firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard M. Cochran
Big Rapids, Michigan
John Taggart birth place unkown but possibly Ireland.
John Taggart born 17 Apr 1764 Harrington, Cumberland
James Taggart 17 Apr 1764 Harrington, Cumberland
Richard TAGGART 22 May 1768 Harrington, Cumberland
Richard Taggart born 22 May 1768 Harrington, Cumberland. married Mary ??
Son John James TAGGART 21 Jun 1807 Harrington, Cumberland wife: Elizabeth Hind 1800 Harrington, Workington, Cumberland, England died 12 Aug 1868 Victoria, Australia. married John James Taggart on the 04 Sep 1824 Harrington, Cumberland.
Children by this marriage
James Taggart 1826 Workington, Cumberland, England married Ann Tyson
Charles Taggart 1829 Workington, Cumberland, England
William Taggart 1831 Workington, Cumberland, England married Sarah ???
Sarah Taggart 1836 Workington, Cumberland, England
So all of mine actually stayed in England except for Elizabeth Hind who went to Australia