I hope you can post this photograph on your website and perhaps someone can help with with a positive identification.
My Mother-in-Law (Alice Joye Taylor Hill) has had this photograph for many years. All she knew was that the photo is of “Granny Taylor.” My Mother-in-Law was the daughter of George Charles Taylor (1907-1933) of Scott County, Virginia.
What Joye did not realize was that she had two great-great grandmothers who could have been called “Granny Taylor.” I will send a family tree in an email to follow this one.
The woman in the photograph is either Nancy Jane Salling (1842-1932), who was the wife of Milo Taylor and the mother of George Monroe Taylor…….or she is Nancy M. Dorton (1848-1931), wife of Monroe Taylor and mother of Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Taylor.
Milo Taylor and Monroe Taylor were brothers, both sons of James Andrew and Catherine Stewart Taylor. Milo’s son George Monroe Taylor married his first cousin, Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Taylor, daughter of Monroe on 28 March 1888 in Scott County.
On the 1930 Federal Census in the DeKalb District of Scott County, Virginia Nancy M. Dorton Taylor was living in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, George M. and Mary E. Taylor. Nancy Salling Taylor was living next door in the household of her son Mark Pomeroy Taylor.
Submitted by Janet Hill, Galax, Virginia