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William Warren Taylor (1828-1892)
William Warren Taylor (1828-1892)
& Julia Aner Carbine (1832-1914) & Mary Adelia Carbine (1824-1906)

from "Family History of the Joseph Taylor, Jr. & Sarah Best Family"
by Shari H. Franke

William Warren Taylor. born 13 December 18281, near Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky. He was only about two years old when his family moved to Monroe County, Missouri.He also went through the many trials and persecutions suffered by the L.D.S. in Missouri and Illinois. He came to the Salt Lake Valley with his family and he married (1) 23 July 1853, Julia Aner Carbine, He also married (2) 17 May 1862, Mary Adelia Carbine, who was Julia Aner's sister.

William W. and Julia settled first Slaterville, Weber, Utah. He was a farmer. By 1863, he moved his family to Harrisburg and New Harmony, Washington. On 20 February 1892, William Warren was taking down a cellar and had just gotten to the point where he was ready to let the ridge pole down when he saw one of his grandchildren under it. He grabbed the child and threw him out of the way, but the ridge pole fell on his neck breaking it. He lost his own life in saving the life of his grandchild. He was killed at his home at New Harmony, Washington, Utah. He was buried at the New New Harmony Cemetery, as were both of his wives.

Julia Aner Carbine, was born 23 November 1832, at Cairo, Green, New York. She was the daughter of Edmund Zebulo Carbine and Adelia Rider. She was a loving wife and mother. Julia Aner died 26 November1914, at Mapleton, Utah, Utah. She was buried at New Harmony, Washington, Utah.

William Warren Taylor and Julia Aner Carbine's children were: Julia Aner, Adelia Elizabeth, William Warren III, Edmund Zebulon, Mary Louisa, Eugene Llewwellyn, Eugenia Elmira, Sarah Melvina, Joseph Allen, and Leonora Francesca.

Mary Adelia Carbine, was born 29 February 1824, at Cairo, Green, New York. She was the daughter of Edmund Zebulon Carbine and Adelia Rider, and the sister of Julia Aner Carbine. She too went through many of the hardships of the Latterday Saints after her family joined the Church. Mary Adelia married (1) about 1844, Amos Northrup. They bad one child, Eugenia Northrup, born about 1846. She married (2) about 1850, Robert C. Petty. They had two daughters, Mary Adelia and Eleanor Petty. She married (3) about 1857, George Robert.Grant. They had one son, Eddie Grant. She married (4) 17 May 1862, William Warren Taylor. They had four children together. She married (5) Benjamin John Homer. No known children. Mary Adelia Carbine died 13 November 1906, at New Harmony, Washington, Utah. She was buried at the New Harmony Cemetery.

William Warren Taylor and Mary Adelia Carbine's children were: Albert Eugene, Francis Green, Luellyn and James Edgar.


Life of Julia Anner Carbine Taylor

By LaVerna Taylor Englestead

Julia Anner Carbine Taylor was the daughter of Edmond Zebulon and Adelia Rider Carbine; she was born November 23, 1830, in Syracuse, New York. She was educated in a girls Seminary in New York City New York, and was given an excellent education for those days. Previous to her conversion to Mormonism both she and her people were staunch Baptists.

She studied the Bible diligently and was always well versed in the scriptures. She had two sisters, Eugenia and Mary, both of whom were older than she and two brothers, Edmond who was older and William who was younger.

Her father, because of poor health sold his property and moved to the Catskill Mountains in New York where he ran a store. While there, he went into partnership with his brother Francis Bond and as a result had to sell his store to pay Francis' debts.

The family all joined the Church while living in the Catskill Mountains. Julia's mother had consumption at the time she was baptized and the Elders promised that she would be healed and she was. The doctors had told her she couldn't live six months. The family moved to Nauvoo in 1842 or 1843. They moved by way of Kirtland where they visited the Temple and Mary, Julia and William went through it. They left Eugenia and Edmond in New York to follow later as they were oldest, due to lack of funds. These two died of Typhoid Fever soon after and were never permitted to join their family as they had planned.

The family later moved about six miles from Nauvoo and Carthage where their father taught school at a place called Camp Creek. While in Nauvoo he became very ill and the prophet administered to him and he became better. He died at Camp Creek August 30, 1846, after being sick one week, leaving only four of the original seven. They went through all of the hardships of the Saints and were living in Nauvoo during the martyrdom of the prophet Joseph Smith. She was present at the meeting when the mantle of the Prophet fell on Brigham Young and remembered all the mobbing, etc.; this was always a wonderful testimony to her. At the time of her father's death both Mary and Julia Anner and Mary's husband Amos Northrop were sick, especially Julia Anner who was so ill they had to watch her to see when her pulse would stop and would raise her shoulders a little and give her a few drops of wine to start her pulse. Her brother-in-law was killed while cutting wood.

In the spring of 1847 they moved back to Winter Quarters where the Bishop had a little land plowed for them and they raised some corn and garden and the mother took care of two aged people (one who died) for this she received a little pay. Mary worked for a family, as due to the father's death, the family was compelled to separate and come to Utah with different friends and relatives. The mother came to Utah and lived to be ninety-six years old.

Julia Anner came to Utah in 1849 in the James Pace Company and in his wagon. She was eighteen years old. When she arrived in Utah, she went to live with Hector Haight. His house then stood where the resort "Lagoon" now stands near Farmington. It was there that she met William Warren Taylor and married him in 1852.

They lived in Kaysville, then in Ogden and were called from Ogden to go to Dixie to raise cotton in 1862. At that time, she had five children, but they obeyed their President's wish and left their home in Ogden, Weber County, and moved to Utah's "Dixie". They spent the winter of 1892 in Harrisburg, Washington County, Utah, then moved to New Harmony, Washington County, Utah in 1863.

Before leaving Ogden, Julia's sister Mary Adelia Carbine Northrop Grant had become the second wife of William Warren Taylor and at that time she had three children by former marriages.

Besides his two wives and eight children, William Warren Taylor was also accompanied by Allen Taylor and families.

In 1860, William Carbine was visiting his sister Julia in Weber when on April 4, 1860, William Haight and Mary's daughter crossed the Weber River and she drowned.

In 1853, the two sisters lived at Fort Harriman sixteen miles southwest of Salt Lake City. William lived there also for two years.

Julia was always an active member of the L.D.S. Church and held many important offices in the church organization as well as spending many hours with the sick and needy.

She was a very noble and remarkable person to well remembered, a true Utah Pioneer.

She died November 26, 1914, in New Harmony, Washington County, Utah.

Mary Adelia Carbine

from "The Harmony Valley - and New Harmony, Utah - History and Memories"
by Sheldon B Grant with Kay Daun Pace Edwards

Mary Adelia Carbine was born February 27, 1824, in Cairo, Green County, New York. She graduated from a seminary for girls in her fifteenth year and began teaching. She continued in that profession until her fiftieth year and was always a student--desiring to learn some new fact every day of her life.

Mary's family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints while she was still in her teens. She moved with her family to Nauvoo, Illinois. It was in Nauvoo that Mary met and married Amos Northrup. They were one of the relatively few couples to be married in the Nauvoo Temple. Their first child, a daughter, was born just before the Saints were driven out of Nauvoo.

Shortly after reaching Winter Quarters, Mary's young husband was murdered by an unknown assailant on Christmas Day. Until her death she grieved at Christmas time for her first and greatest love. By that time, Amos and Mary had two children, Eugenia and Llewellyn, but Llewellyn died and was buried in a grave along the trail west.

(Note:Little is known in oral family tradition about the baby who died coming west (from Winter Quarters) He was the son of Robert Cowen Petty and Mary A Carbine Northrup Petty Grant Taylor. We need her data corrected so others won't correct it back based on erroneous data from LaVerna Taylor Englestead's writings. LaVerna's history comes from family stories passed down and Mary Carbine Taylor was her aunt. Llewllyn is documented as son of Robert Cowen Petty in Wilford Woodruff diary and the records of death form filled out in Salt Lake.}

Not knowing where to turn and concerned for the welfare of her tiny family, Mary married Robert C. Petty just before the Saints left Winter Quarters. Robert was a captain in the Wilford Woodnff company. Mary and Robert had two children, Adelia and Ella. Shortly after they reached Utah Robert Petty was called on a mission to the area known as the Indian Country. Eugenia was about three years old and Ella just a babe in arms when he left. Robert died in the Indian Country in 1856, but Mary did not learn of his death until six months later.

Mary again faced the problems associated with widowhood and providing for a young family. Her choices were few. She became the second wife of George Roberts Grant. Mary and George also had two children, Francisca, a little girl who was scalded to death in infancy, and a son, Edmund Carbine Grant. It was not long before Mary faced another difficult situation. George Roberts Grant was called before a Bishop's Court over some difficulty with a hired hand and unjustly excommunicated from the Church. When President Brigham Young heard about it, he made a special trip to Kaysville where the Grants were living and tried to get George to come back into the fold. George, however, could not be persuaded and had decided to go to California. Mary did not want to go to California because she would not be recognized as a legal wife in that state. George, who was quite well-to-do, made provision for her and her tiny son and left them in northern Utah.

As before there was only one course open to Mary-marriage. Therefore, in the early 1860s, Mary was married for a fourth time to William Warren Taylor. Soon after their marriage she moved ,with her husband to Harrisburg, Utah. Later the family moved to New Harmony. Mary and William had three sons: Albert Eugene, Francis Green, and James Edgar Taylor. This marriage, too, was a source of heartache for Mary. William Warren Taylor died tragically in New Harmony when a cellar caved in on him.

Mary Adeha Carbine Taylor was appointed Postmistress of New Harmony, Kane [sic]County, by the Postmaster General of the United States on September 24, 1878, and served in that capacity for 25 years. The loss of her eyesight eventually forced her to relinquish that position. She also served as one of the first school teachers in New Harmony, teaching at the John D. Lee property until she got her own home. She worked as postmistress during the day and taught school at night. Mary also washed, corded, and spun wool into cloth to support her family. This great woman died in Delmar, Nevada, on November 13, 1906, at the age of 82 after a life filled with joy, sorrow, challenges, service, and accomplishment.