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Jannet Tait[1]

Female 1850 - about 1918  (68 years)


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  • Name Jannet Tait  [2
    Gender Female 
    Born 1850  Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Alias/AKA Jeanette Tate, Janette Tate; Jannet Tait  [3, 4, 5
    Immigration 15 November 1851  [6
    Died about 1918  [7
    Person ID I70902  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 June 2007 

    Father Thomas Tait,   b. 25 June 1815, Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 September 1891, Foster Twp., McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Moffat,   b. 1813, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 January 1885, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F49479  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Will Miller,   b. about 1846, Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F49487  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Eugene Vining,   b. about 1850 
    Married about 1891  [5
    Family ID F49486  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Adapted by Alaric Faulkner from reminiscences of Lizzie Tait Gallaher, Notes of Stella Fox Beam

      Janet was born in Scotland and was two years old when crossing to America in 1850. The sailors laughed at her rocking with the boat.

      They brought her up the young fawn on a bottle--thought so much of her. Finished common schools and worked out a little. Had a tame goose that always wanted to be taken up. It would get around in front of her and gabble till she took her up. She had lots of pets.

      Janet married Will Miller [Scottish spelling is often Millar], who worked for Grandfather [Tomas Tait] after oil was struck here. He worked on the farm. Married away from home, but all liked to have [stayed?]. Lived in a little house by Grandfather's. Still worked for Grandfather. Moved to Little Wash, Pennsylvania [Possibly Little Washington, PA, halfway between Harrisburg and Philadelphia]. Worked on lease.

      Will took sick--stomach trouble or T.B. He was sick for a long time. Annie and Jane visited there. Came back to Foster Brook a short while and his sister took him in her home where he died. She thought she could have Will's insurance, but Janet got it. (This sister, who married Leon Cross (Izzy [?] Weir, was her daughter by her first husband--married him in Scotland and came here for his health but he died [??]).

      Janet lived in her own little house in Foster Brook. A few years after Will died she married Eugene Vining, a widower with one child, Jennie. They lived in a house in Foster Brook that Eugene built. They lived there some years--bought a farm at Little Valley and couldn't pay for it and lost it. Got another in Napoli [NY]) and traded it for a third--near Faulkner [Falconer, Chautauqua, NY, adjacent to Poland Center where it is recorded in the 1910 census]--2 mi. from Anna. There he and Janet lived till he died, maybe five or six years.

      Her sister Isolean [Isolene] was born at Grandfather [Tomas Tait]'s house and Janet stayed with them three years. Grandfather named the newborn after one of his old sweethearts. He kept her in his home till he married Connie who sent her to a soldier's orphans school. But she was not a soldier's daughter! She also went to Bradford school awhile and stayed with Lizzie.

      When Isolean came home, she was taken to Janet's (Will Miller had died) at Foster Brook and lived with Janet always after that.

      Isolean was married September 1st, Labor Day, 1907 at Salamanca [NY] to Bert Milks, a divorced man with no children. Vining, Janet’s new husband, opposed the marriage and didn't want her to take the piano, etc. Isolean and Bert went to live on Bert's farm 3 mi. above Little Valley. Lives there now [1930]. After Vining's death, Isolean took charge of all and held sale and Janet came to live with Isolean. Janet died just before the end of war 1918. Uncle George [Findley Junior Tait] came to funeral.

      1851 Scotland Census
      Name: Jannet Tait
      Age: 1
      Estimated birth year: abt 1850
      Relationship: Daughter
      Father's name: Thomas
      Mother's name: Elizabeth
      Gender: Female
      Where born: Durrisdeer, Dumfrieshire
      Parish Number: 823
      Civil parish: Durisdeer
      County: Dumfriesshire
      Address: Enterkinfoot
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John Brown 25
      Agness Tait 6
      Elizabeth Tait 35
      Elizabeth Tait 8
      Jannet Tait 1
      Joseph Tait 9
      Marrion Tait 4
      Thomas Tait 35, , , [2, 7, 8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1398] GEDCOM file from file “AdamMoffatDesends”, submitted by Alaric Faulkner.

    2. [S1370] Scotland Census, 1851.

    3. [S1368] Family Member - Michelle Ann Robinson [Fox].

    4. [S1330] US Federal Census, June 1, 1880, Bradford and Foster, PA.

    5. [S1330] US Federal Census, May 2, 1910, Poland Town, Chatauqua, N.Y.

    6. [S1372] Barque Junior, arrived from Glasgow to New York Harbor on November 15, 1851.

    7. [S1362] Reminiscences of Elizabeth Tait Gallaher -- Notes of Estella Fox Beam.

    8. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1910, Poland, Chatauqua, N.Y.



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