When Thomas Absalam Taylor was born on 10 December 1879, in Shiloh, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States, his father, Robert Granison Taylor, was 71 and his mother, Rosa Ann Collins, was 42. He married Annie Kay Sims on 8 April 1906. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Piney Township, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1930 and Hickory Township, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 3 August 1946, in Green Forest, Carroll, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Green Forest, Carroll, Arkansas, United States.
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 .