Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Family Sketches
An American Adventure
Meyers - Joseph Taylor married Adaline Meyers in 1835 in Tuscarawas County. Adeline came to Canton, Stark County, from Bonn, Germany, about 1819. Joseph and Adeline subsequently removed to Auglaize County and resided in Uniopolis, Union Township.

Mosser - Abraham Mosser first came to Tuscarawas County around 1801 to view 4,000 acres of bounty lands that he received jointly with Thomas Boude. He moved his family, accompanied by sons-in-law Jacob Good and John Taylor, to Tuscarawas around 1807 and founded Lawrence Township. Abraham served as a local magistrate for several years and died in 1822. He is reported to be buried on Lebold's Hill in Lawrence Township.

Taylor - John Taylor, son of Henry Taylor of Washington County, Pennsylvania, came to Tuscarawas with his father-in-law Abraham Mosser around 1807. John Taylor and wife Mary Ann Mosser conducted protracted litigation against Abraham regarding ownership of the family homestead. The matter was settled in 1813, with ownership being granted to Mary Ann. John and Mary Ann had at least eight children, including John, Henry, Matthew, Joseph, Mary Ann, Eliza, Abraham, and Salina Jane. The focus of my research is sons Joseph Taylor and Abraham Taylor. John Taylor died in Tuscarawas in 1842.