Robert Taylor

Male29 April 1763–3 July 1845

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Taylor was born on 29 April 1763, in Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Erasmus Taylor, was 47 and his mother, Jane Catlett Conway, was 34. He married Frances Pendleton on 7 July 1784, in Rapidan, Culpeper, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 July 1845, in Orange, Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Meadow Farm Cemetery, Taylors Corner, Fort A. P. Hill, Caroline, Virginia, United States.

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Robert Taylor
Frances Pendleton
Marriage: 7 July 1784
Robert Taylor Jr.
Mildred Pendleton Taylor
Dr. Edmund Pendleton Taylor
Mary Taylor
Lucinda A. Taylor
Jacquelin Pendleton Taylor
Jane Frances Taylor
Alexander Fenton Taylor
Howard Taylor

Sources (5)

  • Robert Taylor, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007;
  • Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007;

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 July 1784Rapidan, Culpeper, Virginia, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 12

    "Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."


    Age 13

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 23

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    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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