Margaret Miranda Taylor

Brief Life History of Margaret Miranda

When Margaret Miranda Taylor was born on 13 June 1820, in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Joseph Wilcox Taylor, was 33 and her mother, Lucinda Smith, was 26. She married Abiel Sherman Kenyon on 4 January 1842, in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island, United States in 1850. She died on 17 July 1900, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abiel Sherman Kenyon
1813–1875
Margaret Miranda Taylor
1820–1900
Marriage: 4 January 1842
Miss Kenyon
1845–1845
Lewis Randolph Kenyon
1847–1850
Lewis Perry Kenyon
1851–1871

Sources (9)

  • Margaret M Kenyon in household of Abial S Kenyon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret M. Taylor, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Margaret Miranda Kenyon, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1841 · Dorr Rebellion

The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.

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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