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Taylor, Anne Béloste

American, died 1832

Taylor, James Mrs.

Anne Béloste was the adopted daughter of New York City businessman William Rogers (c.1760-1817). Rogers was a merchant with family and professional ties to the West Indies. In 1801 he married Anne Markoe Cruger, the widow of Nicholas Cruger. In 1811 Rogers purchased a country home north of the city, near the Hudson River. He was a founder of the nearby St. Michaels' church. Rogers' obituary was published in the (New York) Commercial Advertiser on 27 December 1817. A portrait of Rogers in now in the NGA (1947.17.13). Anne and her husband James Taylor had a daughter, Maria Taylor Hunt (Mrs. Ward Hunt, d. 1912).[Compiled from sources and references recorded on CMS]
The date of Mrs. Taylors' death is found in "Gravestone Records from Old Burying Ground, Orange, Essex Country," Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey 4, no. 1 (July 1928):161
Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 307-308
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