Emma Ewers Taylor was the daughter of John Cook Taylor and Emma Jane Owens of Rockcastle County, Kentucky. She has several colonial lines and one that hasn’t been traced beyond settling in Kentucky in the early 1800s.
Emma’s ancestral surnames include King, Lavender, Lewis, Mullins, Owen/Owens, Ramsey, and Taylor. All of those families, except Lewis, migrated to Kentucky from various locations in North Carolina or Virginia and settled in the three-county area of Garrard, Lincoln, and Rockcastle.
Photo on right: (front) Emma Jane, John holding Hartford; (back) Gracie, Susie, Emma