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.
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.
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.