Farmer Ida Ellen (Farabee) Taylor Behind the Reins in Hundred, WV

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Ida and her horse and buggy – enlarge

Farmer Ida Ellen (Farabee) Taylor poses behind the reins of her horse and buggy, likely near in the vicinity of her home near Hundred, Wetzel County, WV. It’s very possible that this image was photographed by her son-in-law, Joseph Lindsey Jones, who briefly operated his own studio near Hundred and whose work is featured on the Minerd.com “Online Museum of Creativity.”

The daughter of Spencer and Nancy (Minor) Farabee of near Waynesburg, PA, Ida was married at the tender age of 15 to 23-year-old James Ambler Taylor. Over the years, the Taylors lived on farms in Hundred and just over the state line in Gilmore Township, Greene County, PA.

The couple produced 10 children – Cora May Jones, William “Franklin” Taylor, Nancy “Anna” Hostutler, Georgia Spencer Taylor, James “Oliver” Taylor, Flora Bell Butcher, Harry “Jackson” Taylor, Charles Oscar Taylor, Esther Luvinia Hixenbaugh Six and Arthur Edmund Taylor. They attended the Oak Forest Church along Brushy Fork Road, near Honsocker Knob, where they and four of their adult children later would be buried.

When Ida’s husband passed away of a stroke in 1932, the Wetzel (WV) Democrat reported that he was “one of the old-time citizens of the community [and] had passed his entire life in this neighborhood and was highly respected by all his neighborhood.” More on this large family>>>

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