Eliza Taylor1

ID#3003, b. about 1836, d. 29 June 1865
Parents: James and Mary A. Taylor.1

Birth date: about 18362 or about 1838.1 Yet another source on Find A Grave reports a birth date of 1833, which would give an age of 32 as shown on her gravestone. The problem is that the deterioration of her stone makes the death date hard to read ... the month could be Jan. or Jun., the day is definitely 29, but the year could be 1865 as reported there, or it could be 1868 which would also make Eliza 32 years old if she was born in the 1836/37 timeframe. I hope to eventually find something to settle the issue.3
Birth place: Marshall County, Virginia.1

Eliza married John Love on 22 February 1860 in Marshall County, Virginia. W. J. Alexander certified that he united the couple in marriage.1

I had concluded that Eliza apparently died sometime between 1865 and 1869 as her last known child was born circa 1865, and John was a widower when he remarried in March 1869. As noted previously, I found a Find A Grave memorial with a photo of her deteriorated gravestone that reported a death date of 29 June 18653; however, I'm not totally convinced that date is correct based on what little birth info I have found and knowing that her age at death was 32 years. Interred in the Dallas Presbyterian Cemetery, Dallas, Marshall County, West Virginia, her name appears on the gravestone as "Eliza, wife of John Love". An additional inscription reportedly reads, "DIED Jun 29, 1865, Aged 32, Daughter of James & M___?." There seems to be sufficient room that it may have read James & Mary (or M.) Taylor. The inscription continues with a verse that is not readable.3

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1860Harrison County, OhioEliza Love, female, age 24, born in Virginia, married within the year, housekeeper
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)2

Deceased Children of Eliza Taylor and John Love:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=1 Feb 2016


  1. [S2140] Marriage License for John Love and Eliza Taylor, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130824_00382.jpg.
  2. [S2146] John Love household, 1860 U.S. Census, Harrison County, Ohio, Athens Township, page 75 (37 stamped), National Archives micropublication M653_984.
  3. [S2197] Eliza Taylor Love, Find A Grave memorial no. 94180623, created by Peace4me on 25 July 2012, online http://www.findagrave.com. Photograph by Peace4me, uploaded 25 July 2012.
  4. [S2138] John Love household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay Township, page 10, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  5. [S2147] Jennie A. Love, Find A Grave memorial no. 81279492, created by Charles Eugene Logston on 30 November 2011, online http://www.findagrave.com. Photograph by Bill Ferguson, uploaded 02 October 2013.