Cassandra Taylor, b. 3 March 1839 in Coshocton County, Ohio, d. 22 May 1916 in Oregon, Missouri

Father: William D. Taylor, b. 19 January 1816 in Coshocton County, Ohio, d. 1 February 1886 in Holt County, Missouri
Mother: Hannah ?, d. 1844

Spouse: Solomon Benjamin Forney, b. 11 November 1833 in Mt. Eaton, Wayne County, Ohio, m. Ellen Elizabeth Acton, 28 March 1855 in Oregon, Missouri, d. 18 January 1927 in Oregon, Missouri

Father: Peter Forney, b. 9 August 1782 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, d. 8 October 1871 in Holt County, Missouri
Mother: Frances Gundy, b. 15 January 1795 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, d. 20 April 1873 in Holt County, Missouri
Solomon came to Holt County, Missouri, in 1849 in company with his father, Peter, mother Frances and 41 other men, women, and children. Taking a boat at Steubensville, Ohio, they came down the Ohio River to Cairo, Illinois, up the Mississippi River to St. Louis, Missouri, and up the Missouri River to St. Joseph, Missouri. They were passengers on the steamer "Ben West." The boat sank near Boonville, Missouri, and the party spent three weeks ashore there until another steamer could be secured for St. Joseph, Missouri. Enroute, Mrs. Josiah Grim and a child of Joseph Forney, died of Cholera, and were buried in St. Joseph, Missouri. From there the colony of settlers made their way by wagon, horseback and on foot to Holt County, Missouri, and, upon reaching the Nodaway River, were again delayed. The tiny stream was at flood stage and nearly a mile wide at the crossing.

Solomon made several land transactions before he finally settled, one of them being in Forbes Township where his wife, Ellen, assisted him in buying eighty acres by trading in her negress. Ellen died on September 14, 1855, having been married to Solomon for only six months. In 1859 he married Cassandra and they lived to see 57 married years together.
Married 4 January 1859 in Oregon, Missouri.

Children:

  1. Franklin Corsey Forney, b. 1860 in Oregon, Missouri, m. Nancy Ellen Weaver, d. 1940 in Oregon, Missouri
  2. Sarah Ellen Forney, b. 1861 in Oregon, Missouri, m. Jefferson Springer, 30 November 1882, d. 1932 in Mound City, Missouri
  3. Anna Margaret Forney, b. 1863 in Oregon, Missouri, m. Frank P. Gott, d. 1955
  4. Mary Frances Forney, b. 1865 in Oregon, Missouri, m. Benjamin E. Mohler, d. 1933
  5. Ida Bell Forney, b. 1867 in Oregon, Missouri, m. George Flory, d. 1916
  6. Hattie Jane Forney, b. 1868 in Oregon, Missouri, m. Ellsworth Thrasher, d. 1953
  7. Hannah Cassandra Forney, b. 1870 in Oregon, Missouri, m. George W. Mohler, d. 1967
  8. Leona M. Forney, b. 1872 in Oregon, Missouri, m. James Weightman, d. 1956 in Mound City, Missouri
  9. Gertrude Forney, b. 22 December 1874 in Oregon, Missouri, d. 2 April 1941 in Oregon, Missouri
  10. Willie (Billie) Forney, b. 18 June 1877 in Oregon, Missouri, d. 25 August 1878 in Oregon, Missouri
  11. Moss Howard Forney, b. 11 May 1882 in Oregon, Missouri, m. Nellie Kreek (2), May 1905 in Holt County, Missouri, d. 15 August 1949 in Mound City, Missouri
  12. Maude Pearl Forney, b. 1888 in Oregon, Missouri, m. Nathan King, d. 1979 in Mound City, Missouri

William D. Taylor, b. 19 January 1816 in Coshocton County, Ohio, m. Nancy Jane Jones, ca. 1845 in Holt County, Missouri, m. Margaret Vaughn, 1860 in Holt County, Missouri, d. 1 February 1886 in Holt County, Missouri

Father: William Taylor, b. in Hampshire County, Virginia
Mother: Cassandra Davidson, b. in Clarksburg, Virginia, d. 1870 in Holt County, Missouri
As reported in an 1876 Holt County, Missouri, publication, Wm. D. Taylor discovered a den of rattlesnakes on his land a few days ago and, with a club, killed 300. The next day he killed more than fifty and, a few days later, destroyed another batch of the recently hibernated reptiles that had collected together in the sun into a huge ball measuring several feet across. The Forbes Township hills of Holt County, Missouri, are still, in 1979, noted for the rattlesnake dens that abound there.

Wm. D. Taylor formerly owned land where the town Forbes, Missouri, is now located.

Spouse: Hannah ?, d. 1844

Married ca. 1838.

Children:

  1. Cassandra Taylor, b. 3 March 1839 in Coshocton County, Ohio, m. Solomon Benjamin Forney, 4 January 1859 in Oregon, Missouri, d. 22 May 1916 in Oregon, Missouri
  2. Thomas Taylor, b. 1840 in Coshocton County, Ohio
  3. Daniel Taylor, b. 1843 in Holt County, Missouri

William Taylor, b. in Hampshire County, Virginia

He died when William D. was an infant.

Spouse: Cassandra Davidson, b. in Clarksburg, Virginia, d. 1870 in Holt County, Missouri

After her husband died, Cassandra remarried and in later life came from Ohio to Missouri, where she lived with Wm. D. until her death. She may be buried in Holt County and she may have a marker to her grave, but her surname was not given in our source of information.
Married.

Children:

  1. William D. Taylor, b. 19 January 1816 in Coshocton County, Ohio, m. Hannah ?, ca. 1838, m. Nancy Jane Jones, ca. 1845 in Holt County, Missouri, m. Margaret Vaughn, 1860 in Holt County, Missouri, d. 1 February 1886 in Holt County, Missouri