Rosanna Hun Taylor

Brief Life History of Rosanna Hun

When Rosanna Hun Taylor was born in January 1831, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Taylor Jr., was 26 and her mother, Mary Stuckey, was 30. She married Andrew Jackson Clark on 20 April 1859, in Black Hawk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Red Deer, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Canada in 1911 and Willow Township, Cherokee, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 17 January 1914, in United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Quimby, Cherokee, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Jackson Clark
Rosanna Hun Taylor
Marriage: 20 April 1859
Idaline Clark
Isaac W. Clark
John Clark
Emma Louise Clark Chapman Olson

Sources (21)

  • Rosana Clark in household of Andrew J Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rosanna Taylor, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Rosanna Clark, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Iowa is the 29th state.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a tailor, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English taillour ‘tailor’ (Old French tailleor, tailleur; Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland. In North America, it has absorbed equivalents from other languages, many of which are also common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example German Schneider and Hungarian Szabo . It is also very common among African Americans.

In some cases also an Americanized form of French Terrien ‘owner of a farmland’ or of its altered forms, such as Therrien and Terrian .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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