Friday, October 5, 2012

Newspapers: Taylor Adoption

Albert Taylor appeared in the 1930 census with App and Susie Taylor in Rockcastle County, Kentucky as a thirteen year old, adopted son. He was not living with them in 1920 when he would have been about three years old so the adoption apparently happened sometime between 1920 and 1930. No one in the family remembers hearing any of the details about Albert's adoption. I did not expect to find more information in the newspaper.

From Mt. Vernon Signal, published 21 May 1920:
Mr. and Mrs. Ap Taylor were in Louisville last week returning home Sunday with an attractive three year old boy, which they have taken from the Orphans home. 

Source: Mt. Vernon (Kentucky) Signal, 21 May 1920, p. 1, col. 2; digital images, Chronicling America ( : accessed 24 July 2012).  


  1. It seems rather an odd thing to find in a newspaper, Linda, but it's good news for your research! Jo

    1. Jo - Small town newspapers published gossip type columns (often titled "Personals"). It hasn't been too many years since my local paper discontinued that practice. App and Susie seemed to be mentioned pretty often in those columns so I suspect they might have been friends with the person who wrote the column.