Submitted by Micah Cox
Orpha Ann Nash was the wife of John Taylor, and the mother of Robert Lee Taylor.
Orpha was born about 1861, the daughter of William Nash and Virginia (Ramsey, see editor’s note below photo) Stallard. She married John Taylor on 17 Apr 1879 in Scott county, Virginia. Orpha died in 1906 and is buried in the Fincastle Church Cemetery in Dungannon. View her and husband John’s headstone on Find-a-Grave.
Editor’s note: According to the source Virginia, U. S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940, her parents were William Nash and Virginia. Virginia is listed on the 1860 census with husband William Nash and several children with the surname Stallard. The 1860 census doesn’t give relationships, but it leads me to believe that William Nash was her second husband and the children later took his surname.
Several records for her children list her as Virginia Ramsey.
I am not yet sure if Orpha is the daughter of William Nash, or an unknown Stallard. I will update this post as I find more information.