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Joanna Edson[1]

Female 1843 - after 1910  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Joanna Edson  [2
    Gender Female 
    Born October 1843  Norwich, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    • 1900 census implies Illinois
    Alias/AKA Ann Edson; Johanna Edison; Johanna S Tait; Joanna Tait  [3, 4, 6, 7
    Residence 1850-60: Bradford,/Norwich McKean, PA; 1870: Marengo, McHenry, IL; 1880-1910: Webster St. 1-Wd Red Cloud, Webster, Neb  [2, 7, 8, 9
    Died after 1910  [7
    Person ID I71099  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 June 2007 

    Family/Spouse Joseph Moffat Tait,   b. 30 May 1841, Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 August 1912, Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married about 1872 
    Divorced before 1881  [6
    Children 
    +1. Laroy Edson Tait,   b. 6 April 1874, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 October 1951, King Co., Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Family ID F49554  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joe didn't want to quit his blacksmith business, and furthermore he was in business deals with Mrs. Walker. He rented a house for his wife in town and she stayed there with the baby. Joe went to take the baby riding every day, but his wife wouldn't go along with them. Then she moved to Cuba [NY], even farther from Joe. Joe furnished the place. Ultimately they divorced. (Johanna’s mother and Mrs. Walker were probably to blame.) Johanna’s mother sold out and they all went west. The grandmother died in a dugout in Nebraska where they homesteaded.

      Later the family moved to Omaha [Lincoln, Nebraska] and Leroy grew to be a nice looking man. He was married and had four girls at Omaha last hearing [before 1930]. He wrote to Uncle Joe at times and even came to Bradford to see him once. Joe lived at Anderson [Indiana] and Leroy visited him there with his family. Joe always seemed to care for him. He refused him a bicycle once, but gave him $500 another time. But Joe left his son Leroy nothing after his death.

      Joanna Edson
      Age in 1860: 16
      Birth Year: abt 1844
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Home in 1860: Bradford, McKean, Pennsylvania
      Gender: Female
      Post Office: Port Allegany
      On July 9, 1860, Diana Edson (47, farmer) b. in NY was the head of the family in Bradford, McKean Co, Pa. Her children were Leander Edson (22) b. in PA and Joanna Edson (16) b. in PA.

      By 1870 the family had indeed gone “west,” but only as far as Illinois at first. The Johanna mentioned is probably Diana’s daughter. Johanna must have returned to PA to marry Joseph M. Tate shortly after 1870:

      1870 United States Federal Census
      Name: Diana Edson
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1813
      Age in 1870: 57
      Birthplace: New York
      Home in 1870: Marengo, McHenry, Illinois
      Family and neighbors: View Results
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Value of real estate: View Image
      Post Office: Marengo
      On July 27, 1870, Diana Edson (57, Keeping House)b. in NY, was living on her son's farm in Marengo, McHenry Co, Illinois [northern Illinois, near Rockford]. Head of the house was L. A. Edson (32, farmer) b in PA and living on a $16,000 farm with $1680 in personal estate. Also with them is Edward Edson (29, farmer) and Johanna Edson [sic] (26) b. in PA and a farm hand, Alex Eastman (24, Farm laborer) b. in NY.

      1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: Leroy Tate
      Age: 6
      Estimated birth year: <1874>
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Occupation: At School
      Relationship to head-of-household: Son
      Home in 1880: Red Cloud, Webster, Nebraska
      Marital status: Single
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Father's birthplace: ---
      Mother's name: Johanna Tate
      Mother's birthplace: PA
      On Jun 9, 1880 Johanna Tate (36, keeping house) b. in PA of a Mass father and a NY mother was living in Red Cloud City, Webster, Nebraska. With here was her son Leroy Tate (6, at school) b. in PA of a [blank] father and a PA mother.

      1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: Leroy E Tait
      Home in 1900: Red Cloud, Webster, Nebraska
      Age: 26
      Estimated birth year: 1874
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Race: White
      Relationship to head-of-house: Son
      On June 6, 1900 Johanna S [?] Tait (56) divorced, b. Oct 1843, no places given, had given birth to one child who was still living and was living in Red Cloud City, Nebraska. With her was her son Leroy E. Tait (26, printer) single, b. April , 1874 of a [not entered] father and an Illinois mother.

      1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: Joanna Tait
      Age in 1910: 66
      Estimated birth year: abt 1844
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Home in 1910: 1-Wd Red Cloud, Webster, Nebraska
      Neighbors: View Results
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      On May 3, 1910 Joanna Tait (66, at home) widow B. In Pa of a Mass Father and a NY mother was living alone on Webster Street in Red Cloud City, Webster, Nebraska. The had given birth to one child, who was still living., , , , , [2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10]

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

    2. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1860: Bradford, McKean, PA.

    3. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1850: Norwich, McKean, PA.

    4. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1900: Red Cloud, Webster, Nebraska.

    5. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1920: Lincoln Ward 5, Lancaster, Neb.

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

    7. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1910: 1-Wd Red Cloud, Webster, Neb.

    8. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1870: Marengo, McHenry, IL.

    9. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1880: Red Cloud, Webster, Neb.

    10. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1880: Red Cloud, Webster, Neb.


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