Thirza Taylor

Female23 February 1805–

Brief Life History of Thirza

When Thirza Taylor was born on 23 February 1805, in Belper, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Daniel Taylor, was 42 and her mother, Susanna Hallsworth, was 39. She married James Simpson on 9 August 1830, in Duffield, Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880. She died in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Simpson
Thirza Taylor
Marriage: 9 August 1830
Sarah Simpson
Susannah Simpson
Susanna Simpson
Eliza Simpson
Aaron Simpson
Abraham Simpson
Mary Ann Simpson

Sources (25)

  • Thirza Simpson, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thurza Taylor, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
  • Thurza Simpson in entry for Mary Anne Simpson, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 August 1830Duffield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 3

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 31

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a tailor, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English taillour ‘tailor’ (Old French tailleor, tailleur; Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland. In North America, it has absorbed equivalents from other languages, many of which are also common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example German Schneider and Hungarian Szabo . It is also very common among African Americans.

    In some cases also an Americanized form of French Terrien ‘owner of a farmland’ or of its altered forms, such as Therrien and Terrian .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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