The family business started growing when the district finally gave their approval for the boats to receive the trucked in seafood at the wharf. Lots of new employees came to work for the family. Clarence Goodman is one employee that stands out amongst the rest. Clarence, a native of Smith Island, came to work at Jessie Taylor on the 4th of July 1971. With his charismatic personality and ability to relate to everyone he meets he has become quite the celebrity at the wharf through the years. The family at Jessie Taylor Seafood is proud to call him one of their own.
In 1982 the family realized they needed a barge that would stand the test of time so they bought a new steel barge to replace the wooden barge.
Brothers Chelton, Filmore and Stanley set sail on a journey up the Chesapeake Bay, a journey that their sons Chelton, Filmore Jr., Stanley Jr, Clayton and grandsons Steve, Greg, Ryan, Jason & Stan work hard daily to maintain the respectful, strong family owned and operated business their fathers established for them many years ago.