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Ann Taylor (Mennell)

Birthplace: Fimber, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Springville, Utah, Utah
Place of Burial: Springville, Utah, Utah
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Crispin Mennell and Elizabeth WELBURN
Wife of Benjamin Franklin Taylor
Mother of Norman Benjamin Taylor; Lucy Taylor; James Elmer Taylor; Henrietta Holladay; Martin Van Buren Taylor and 7 others
Sister of Marmaduke (Duke) MENNELL

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About Ann Taylor

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868

Taylor, Ann Mennell

Birth Date: 12 Oct. 1812 Death Date: 4 Feb. 1875 Gender: Female Age: 37 Company: Warren Foote Company (1850)


Ann was born to Crispin Mennell and Elizabeth Welburn of Huggate, Yorkshire, England. The Mennell family migrated to America in 1817.

Married Benjamin Franklin Taylor in 1827. They had 12 children. They converted to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1840. Benjamin Franklin Taylor assisted in the construction of the Nauvoo Temple for two years. In 1847,They were forced to flee their home and crossed the Mississippi River into Iowa as the mob violence expelled the Saints from the Nauvoo area. Ann, her husband and children were victims of the persecutions which followed their Church. After fleeing into Iowa, they built a temporary home in Winter Quarters and lived there for four years. In 1850, the Taylor family crossed the plains to the Salt Lake Valley with the Warren Foote oxcart company.

After surviving the winter of 1850, they were called to assist in the founding of a settlement, San Bernardino, in southern California. In 1857, they returned to Utah and settled in Springville. Fifteen years later, in 1875, Ann died at the age of 62. Ben died in 1889. Both are buried in the Springville Cemetery.

Ann and Benjamin were great pioneers who loved the Gospel and followed its teachings, and its leaders. They were blessed with a great posterity for their faith and sacrifices as pioneers. They have been cited in many publications such as "Women of Faith and Fortitude", "Grand County Pioneer Families" a historical quarterly published by the "Daughters of the Utah Pioneers", and many others.



Crispin Mennell (1786 - 1857)


Elizabeth Welburn Mennell (1791 - 1881)



Benjamin Franklin Taylor (1805 - 1889)



Norman Taylor (1828 - 1899)*


Elmer Taylor (1831 - 1896)*


Henrietta Ann Taylor Holladay (1833 - 1901)*


Martin Van Buren Taylor (1835 - 1900)*


Elizabeth Taylor Nickerson (1837 - 1928)*


Crispin Taylor (1839 - 1908)*


Jesse Wright Taylor (1841 - 1894)*


Sarah Ann Taylor (1843 - 1898)*


Jane Eliza Taylor Spafford (1848 - 1936)*


France Euzell Taylor Bringhurst (1851 - 1933)*

Maintained by: Aunt Bobbity

Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society

Record added: Feb 02, 2000

Find A Grave Memorial# 62074

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Ann Taylor's Timeline

October 20, 1812
Fimber, Yorkshire, England
October 29, 1812
Huggate, Yorkshire, England
October 29, 1812
Huggate, Yorkshire, England
October 29, 1812
Huggate, Yorkshire, England
October 29, 1812
Huggate, Yorkshire, England
September 15, 1828
Age 15
Grafton, OH, USA
May 18, 1830
Age 17
Grafton, Lorain, Ohio
November 4, 1831
Age 19
Grafton, Lorain, Ohio, United States
September 26, 1833
Age 20
Grafton, Lorain, Ohio
December 26, 1835
Age 23
Grafton, Lorain, Ohio, USA