Dorinda Taylor

1 July 1794–3 November 1864 (Age 70)
Mercer, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Dorinda

When Dorinda Taylor was born on 1 July 1794, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States, her father, Uriah Morris Taylor, was 23 and her mother, Sarah or Sally Smith, was 22. She married Robert Stockton Thompson about 1830, in Hart, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Hart, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 November 1864, in Seymour, Hart, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Seymour, Hart, Kentucky, United States.

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Robert Stockton Thompson
Dorinda Taylor
Marriage: about 1830
Daughter 2 Thompson

Spouse and Children

about 1830
Hart, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 2

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 24

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

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

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Sources (3)

  • D Thompson in household of S P Taylor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Dorenida Thompson in household of Robt P Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dorinda Taylor Thompson, "Find A Grave Index"

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