and their children

Silas B. Kendall was born abt. 1847 in Indiana1. On 24 Oct 1869 he married Mary Melissa Taylor in Fountain County, Indiana2. Mary "Melissa" Jane Taylor was born 20 May 1852 in Indiana3. She was the daughter of Hugh B. Taylor and Mary Gregory.

Silas and Mary had 3 children which were identified in the probate records for the Hugh Taylor estate. On 5 Apr 1877 Melissa died. Silas followed in death about Mar 18784. Guardians were appointed for their children as follows: guardian Jacob Whole for John O. Kendall, guardian John Bake/Baker for Joan/Johan Kendall, guardian Benjamin F. Kendall for Sarah Amelia Kendall. The guardianships continued until approximately 1885.

Other than a single 1880 U.S. Census record for John O. Kendall, no other records have been found for the rest of this family group. Their burial locations are not known.

Children of Silas B. and Mary Melissa Jane (Taylor) Kendall:

  1. John O. Kendall b. abt. 1873 (based on 1880 Census)

  2. Sarah Amelia Kendall b. between 1870 and 1877

  3. Joan/Johan Kendall b. between 1870 and 1877


1. Silas Kinnell household, 1870 U.S. Census, Fountain County, Indiana, population schedule, Richland twp., pg 30. Adjo8ined farms of Hugh Taylor, Frank Ellis, and William Taylor.

2. Marriage record, Fountain County, Indiana, pg 234, Silas Kendall and Melissa Taylor, County Clerk's Office, Covington, Indiana

3. Taylor Family Record

4. Silas Kendall probate records, beginning 29 Mar 1878, Fountain County, County Clerk's Office, Covington, Indiana

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