Lanier, Hankins, Hopkins & Taylor Families

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Alfred OWENS
(1803-aft. 1880)
Rebecca "Becky" MULLINS
(ca 1802-1875)
Wesley OWENS
(1801-1876)
Louis A. MULLINS
(ca 1802-bef. 1860)
Madison Crawford "Matt" OWENS
(1836-1920)
Cecilia "Celia" OWENS
(1839-1908)
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Emma Jane "Emmie" OWENS
(1882-1968)

 

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John Cook TAYLOR

Emma Jane "Emmie" OWENS 2,190
  • Born: 16 April 1882, Freedom, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 191
  • Marriage: John Cook TAYLOR on 16 January 1900 in Freedom, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 2,189
  • Died: 17 March 1968, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky at age 85 191,192
  • Buried: 19 March 1968, Elmwood Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 126,191
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  Death Notes:

Emma Jane died at the Rockcastle County Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She had been hospitalized for several days.

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  More Information:

Residence: 1882 1900, Freedom, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. 190 Emma Jane was born and raised in the Freedom area of Rockcastle County.

1900 United States Federal Census, John C. Tayler [sic] household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 15: Emmie Jane was living with her husband and his daughters in Mt. Vernon. She was listed as Emly Tayler, wife, age 18, born Apr 1882 in Kentucky. She was also incorrectly listed as mother of 2 children, both living. She was Gracie and Susie's step-mother.


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Photo: Emma Jane & Emma, ca. 1904.

1910 United States Federal Census, John C. Taylor household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 16: Emmie Jane was living with her husband and children in Mt. Vernon. She was listed as Emma Taylor, wife, age 28, married 1st time for 11 years, born in Kentucky.


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1920 United States Federal Census, John Taylor household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 18: Emma Jane was living with her husband. She was listed as Emma Taylor, wife, age 39, born in Kentucky. (Photo: Emma Jane, Anna Rose and unknown woman, abt. 1920)


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1930 United States Federal Census, John Taylor household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 19: Emmie Jane was living with her husband. She was listed as Ema Taylor, wife, age 49, born in Kentucky. (Photo: Emma Jane and Anna Rose about 1930)


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Photo: Emma Jane & Emma, ca. 1934, Loyall, Harlan County, Kentucky.


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Photo: Emma Jane, ca. 1935.


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Photo: Willing Workers, 1938, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. The ladies group at 1st Christian Church (Willing Workers). Emma Jane, back row, 4th from right.

1940 United States Federal Census, John C. Taylor household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 20: John and Emma's location in Rockcastle County is not identified in the census but they were living at Buckeye. She was listed as Emma Taylor, wife, seamstress, age 58, born in Kentucky. She completed the 8th grade.


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Photo: Emma Jane (right) & her sister, Sallie Craig, ca. 1940, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. At Sallie's house.


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Photo: Emma Jane & her brother, Dave Owens, ca. 1950, Rockcastle County, Kentucky.


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Photo: Emma Jane, Loyall, Harlan County, Kentucky. In Emma & Elmer's front yard.


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Photo: Emma Jane & a neighbor, Mrs. Murrell, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky.


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Photo: Sunday School Class. Emma Jane (front, far right) attended 1st Christian Church in Mt. Vernon.


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Photo: Emma Jane & her niece, Ollie Owens Bradley, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. At Ollie's house


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Photo: Emma Jane, ca. 1967, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky.

Obituary: Published in the Mt. Vernon Signal on 21 March 1968 in Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. 192 MRS. EMMA TAYLOR DIES MARCH 17: Mrs. Emma Taylor, 85, a resident of Mount Vernon, died March 17 at the Rockcastle County Baptist Hospital. She was the daughter of Matt and Cecila Owens and a member of the Mount Vernon Christian Church where she was baptized 71 years ago.

Survivors include, two daughters, Mrs. Emma Hopkins of Loyall and Mrs. Anna Rose Chesnut of Detroit, Mich.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Betty Taylor of Wildwood, Ill.; one step-son, Bill Taylor of Lawrence, Kansas, 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Taylor, a son, H. C. Taylor and two step-daughters, Mrs. Susie Krueger and Miss Gracie Taylor.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 19 at Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Norman Howard officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.

View Obituary


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Grave Marker: John C. & Emma J. Taylor, Elmwood Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. 126


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Emmie married John Cook TAYLOR, son of James Francis "Jim" TAYLOR and Margaret E. RAMSEY, on 16 January 1900 in Freedom, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 2.,189 (John Cook TAYLOR was born on 25 December 1863 in Renfro Valley, Rockcastle County, Kentucky,124 died on 7 September 1953 in Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 124,125 and was buried on 9 September 1953 in Elmwood Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 124,126.)

  

Wedding Ceremony: 16 January 1900, Freedom, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. John & Emma Jane were married by H. T. Williams at the home of her parents, Matt and Celia Owens. Witnesses were Dora Cummins [Emma Jane's 1st cousin - Ardora Owens Cummins] and Laura Owens [also probably a relative of the bride but relationship unknown].

View Marriage Certificate 189

Residence: 1900, West Main Street, West Main Street, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. In 1900 John & Emma Jane lived in Mount Vernon on West Main Street [near the intersection of Fairground Hill, which current maps list as Old Somerset Road]. Thieir house was the 1st house to the east [toward town] from the top of the hill on the south side of the street. Their daughter, Emma, was born in this house.

Residence: 1905, East Main Street, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. In 1905, they moved to a 2 story house in the center of town in Mount Vernon [on East Main St. near Elmwood Cemetery - around what is now Gregory's Law Office].


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Photo: Taylor Family, 1906, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Front: Emma Jane, John holding Hartford; Back: Susie, Gracie and Emma.

Residence: 1911, West Main Street, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. About 1911, they moved back to West Main Street but to a different house. (According to Emma, they moved "back up near where I was born". I believe [based on memories of what I was told as a child] this house was across the street and down the hill a little from the house where Emma was born.)

Residence: aft. 1911, Crawford Street, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Sometime after 1911, John & Emma Jane moved into a house behind what is now the Rockcastle County Board of Education Building. That house burned down while they were living there. [It is unclear if the street name at that time was Crawford but that is the current name.]


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Residence: bef. 1920, West Main Street, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. When their house on Crawford Street burned down, they moved in with daughter, Susie Krueger, and her family on West Main Street for a while then moved in to one of the brick duplexes down the street from her house that were owned by someone in Susie's husband's family. By 1920, they had apparently moved into the duplex because the census lists them next to Susie's family but indicates the two families were living in separate dwellings. [Photo: John with the duplex in the background.]

Residence: bet. 1921 and 1930, Buckeye, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Sometime between 1921 & 1930, John sold the Blacksmith Shop and bought a small farm in the Buckeye area outside of Mount Vernon.

The 1930 census shows John & Emma Jane living on "Dixie Hwy" which was apparently the Buckeye Road.


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Residence: 1930's, West Main Street, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. In the early 1930's they left that farm & moved in with John's daughter, Susie Krueger & her family in their 2 story brick house on West Main St.


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Residence: 1930's - 1940's, Buckeye, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Later in the 1930's, their son-in-law, Elmer Hopkins, bought a farm at Buckeye (near the farm where they had previously lived) and they moved to this farm. They lived there until the mid to late 1940's.


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Photo: Emma Jane & John, ca. 1945, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. At their farm at Buckeye.


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Residence: late 1940's - 1968, West Main Street, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. After the 2nd farm, they moved back to West Main St. (not sure of the year but it was in the mid to late 1940's). By this time, Elmer had bought the brick house on West Main St. where John & Emma Jane had lived in 1920 along with a 2nd identical house next door. The "bricks" were two family duplex type houses. John & Emma Jane lived there until each of their deaths.


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Family Reunion: ca. 1951, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Photo taken during a visit from John's son, Bill. Bill lived in Kansas but visited about every year starting in the 1930's. From left: Marie, Bill, John, Anna Rose, John, Susie & Elmer.


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Photo: John & Emma Jane, early 1950's, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Standing in front of their house on West Main Street (1st Christian Church in background).


  Marriage Notes:

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