Joseph Edwin Taylor

Male4 March 1824–17 March 1907

Brief Life History of Joseph Edwin

When Joseph Edwin Taylor was born on 4 March 1824, in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Joseph Wilcox Taylor, was 37 and his mother, Lucinda Smith, was 30. He married Harriet Amanda Coon on 10 September 1853, in Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 17 March 1907, in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Joseph Edwin Taylor
Harriet Amanda Coon
Marriage: 10 September 1853
Lydia Amanda Taylor
John Elmer Taylor
Lizzie Estelle Taylor

Sources (18)

  • Joseph E Taylor, "Rhode Island State Census, 1905"
  • Joseph E. Taylor, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Joseph E. Taylor, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 September 1853Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    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

    Age 17

    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.


    Age 22

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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