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Your message of 09/19/00 was very informative. I think you may be onto something. It most certainly fits within the time frame. I do remember Micah stating in his memoirs that he had contacted a representative from the state of Maryland whose name was Tall, and the gentleman had answered his inquiry and stated that they were relatives. Also, Bessie Conkwright stated that our name had been spelled "Tall" back on the eastern shore. Bessie also stated that Nancy Elizabeth Taul from Waynoka, OK, had stated that family tradition had it that Mary had been indentured to a man by the name of Crampton. She had four children by him but they were never married. If Mary immigrated to the Colonies in 1742, at the time of her immigration she would have probably been in her early 20s or late teens. At the time of her death, ca. 1788 or 1789, her will was probated. She would have been around 65 years of age at the time of her death if this was the Mary Taul who immigrated in 1742. So if there were Tauls in Virginia and Maryland before that time, she may have immigrated to be near some of her people, and this makes more sense than a young lady coming to a strange colony all alone. It may be that some of the earlier Tauls were involved in the "Bloody Assizes", and about 150-200 of the Rebels were executed and others were sold into slavery in the colonies. So you never know...it's a lead. I will try to do some research in Southern England to see what I come up with. There were also Quakers in Devon County and other parts of Southern England, so that is also a possibility. As you know, Mary married Mr. Fisher who was a Quaker and the four Taul children were raised as Quakers.