Martha Taylor

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Taylor was born on 29 January 1792, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, Zeeb Taylor, was 41 and her mother, Lydia Taylor, was 31. She married Jacob Dunning on 29 August 1809, in Scipio, Cayuga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 28 July 1828, in Elba, Elba, Genesee, New York, United States, at the age of 36.

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Jacob Dunning
Martha Taylor
Marriage: 29 August 1809
Alvira Dunning
John Dunning
Almeda Dunning
Orin Dunning
Erastus F. Dunning
Chandler Dunning
Almira Dunning
Lucinda Dunning
Harvey Wesley Dunning

Sources (3)

  • Martha Taylor, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Marth Taylor in entry for Lucenda M. Egleston, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"
  • Martha Taylor in entry for John Dunnug, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.


Historical Boundaries: 1802: Genesee, New York, United States

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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