Desiree Taylor
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Desiree Taylor

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Signed 27 May 2018 | 321 contributions | 7 thank-yous | 2,135 connections
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My tree is very much a work in progress so I'm sure I may have some errors. I work on it when I can but haven't had as much time as I would like lately due to some health issues. My brother has done a ydna test and his haplogroup is I-M170. I did a mtdna test and my haplogroup is Hk3. Would love to hear from any of my cousins on either side of my parents trees.

Your cousin, Desiree

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I'm the youngest of three children and the only daughter of Arbery Taylor and Virginia Gaspard. Arbery's parents were Rodney Taylor and Julia Richard. Virginia's parents were Clerphe Gaspard and Maggie Haden. My oldest brother and I have both done dna testing with Ancestry and also Family Tree DNA. My hope was to help break down a brick wall of Maggie Haden's mothers family. My grandmothers parents were Alonzo Haden and Maggie Dewitt and they lived in the DeSoto area of Louisiana as well as Kaplan, Louisiana where Alonzo worked for the railroad and was also a rice farmer in Cossinade. Maggie died not long after my grandmother was born in March 1900. We don't know where she was buried or have an exact death date for her but believe she died in Moutons Cove in Louisiana and is possibly buried on private land. Maggie Dewitts parents were William Martin Dewitt and Emmeline Charity Flanagan. I've been able to find information on them both just not a whole lot on Emmeline. They also lived in Louisiana. Once we get to Emmeline's parents the trail stops. I suspect Emmeline's parents were William Flanagan (he's listed on their, Emmeline and Williams, marriage license) and Charity Barron but have not definite proof of that. I had attached them to my tree here in hopes of coming across anyone who is related to them and possibly me. Out of 10 children only my uncle, my moms brother is left and I would love to be able to share with him information about his great grandparents. Health issues have kept me from working as much as I would like on my tree here on Wikitree but I'm still here. If I can help in any way or if you have questions just message me here, send me an email or you can also find me on Ancestry. I love meeting family and have enjoyed my journey into the history of my family so far.


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Hi Desiree,

I see you have Flanagan ancestors and was wondering if you would like to join the Flanagan Name Study at : If you would like to, just let me know and there is several ways you can help out.

Thanks, Alicia

posted by Alicia McCormack
Hi Alicia!

I would love to although I'm not sure how much help I'm going to be. I'm stuck at my 3rd great grandparents. But I do know my 2nd great grandmother's haplogroup, H3k. Thank you for the invite!

posted by Desiree Taylor
Thank you Desiree for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz.

Pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working within the projects coordinating them is essential. 

Please ensure location data matches date of profile and avoid abbreviations. Citations & links for sources enable verification of data please add, from wiki ID go to Research to find sources

The United States History might fit based on your contributions & comments . Add the tag United_States_History for updates 

Explore Pre-1700 Projects list for a project to fit your research focus, a  location or time period. Read the goals & tasks of the project, join if it fits

Any questions just ask

Janet ~ Pre~1700 Greeter

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi there! My name is Vicky (Freeth) Majewski and I am a WikiTree Mentor.

This is just a courtesy e-mail to see how things are going. Are you enjoying WikiTree so far? Any questions? Any issues?

Feel free to contact me via my profile page. I am happy to help!

Hi Desiree,

You've been a member of WikiTree for about a week so I am checking in to see how it is going. The New Member How-Tos are for you to work at your own pace. If you had time to look, were they helpful?

I'm here to help with questions about how WikiTree works. Just click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page. I'll get back to you by the end of the day.

Debi ~ WikiGreeter

PS If you get a "Page Not Found" error when clicking WikiTree email links, you can often find a working version in the public comments on your profile.

PPS Did you discover that the tags on your profile are clickable links to a page of other people who have that tag? You can add more, up to 20 total.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Welcome, Desiree! You are now a full member and can add your family to the big tree.

Start with our New Member How-To pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles. Check out Find -> Projects to learn of groups like Project: US Southern Colonies. Also try clicking your surname tags to find other members following those names.

We are so happy to have you here in the WikiTree community. Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!

Karen Tobo

p.s. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

posted by Karen Lowe
Welcome, Desiree! I hope you'll find some genetic cousins here.

I just wanted to say hello and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about WikiTree. You can contact me by clicking the link to my name and sending a private message or by posting a comment on my profile page.

Karen Tobo, WikiTree Greeter

p.s. If you ever get a "Page Not Found" error when you click a link in a WikiTree email, you can usually find a functioning link in the public comments section of your profile page.

posted by Karen Lowe

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