Studio shots, no, 1: M. John & Delphia Locus.


Martin John Locus (1843-1926) and Delphia Taylor Locus (1850-1923). John was the son of Martin Locus and Eliza Brantley Locus of southeastern Nash and later western Wilson County. Delphia was the daughter of Dempsey Taylor and Eliza Pace Taylor of northern Nash County. Their children included John Frank Locus (1869-?), Dora Locus Battle (1872-?), Kenyon Locus (1874-1940), Nancy Locus Deans (1875-?), Samuel Locus (1880-?), Edward Locus (1885-1847), Sidney Locus (1885-1955) and Susan Locus Ellis  (1890-1980).

1920 Taylor

1920 federal census, Taylors township, Wilson County.

Many thanks to Europe A. Farmer for the photograph.


  1. Iam Silas Foster Sr great great son of Aletha locus marry to my gg.father Jacob Foster Sr his son my grandfather Willam Avery Foster my father William Ben Foster from Zebulon NC my gg grandmother Eliza Foster High her husband Willis Henry High born 1810 wake county my email is

  2. Based on my research, I believe that Delphia Taylor Locus is the sister of my great, great, grandfather Joel or Joseph Taylor. My great-grandmother was Lessie Jane Taylor who was married to George Winstead. If anyone else has information on Dempsey’s children, I would love to speak with you.

      1. Yes and it is because of one of your posts that I found Europe and his wife Felicia. They were the ones who linked me to Joel Taylor this past weekend. I am so elated! I read your posts often and they have helped tremendously. I was thinking that it would be helpful to post on your site in case someone else had more information about Joel’s siblings as well as his other children. His wife was Lavinia Jones Taylor. Thanks so much for this site. I was raised in Nash County but I have found out so much about my relatives on your site. My mom was an Eatmon so it’s been nice reading the Eatmon posts as well.

  3. My husband is family to the locas .i found out from dna test but he is adopted and doesn’t know his real father or mother .so I been hunting for information,I Tex Ahmad he answered us once but since he will not answer us or accept friend request .I don’t understand why . So my husband ordered the book 📕 that tells of the family history but we haven’t received it yet it’s been about 2weeks now.

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