Presley Martin Taylor

29 March 1843–14 September 1926 (Age 83)
Tyler, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Presley Martin

When Presley Martin Taylor was born on 29 March 1843, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States, his father, Leonard Taylor, was 20 and his mother, Lydia Ann Kimball, was 19. He married Missouri Ann Edwards on 11 July 1870, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sistersville, Tyler, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Lincoln Magisterial District, Tyler, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 September 1926, in Paden City, Tyler, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Sistersville, Tyler, West Virginia, United States.

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Presley Martin Taylor
Missouri Ann Edwards
Marriage: 11 July 1870
Holland C. Taylor
Zeriah Taylor
Letha Tabitha Taylor
Sophia Taylor
Adeline Rachel Taylor
Lydia Taylor
Sampson Mahlon Marshall Taylor
Presley Taylor

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11 July 1870
Tyler, West Virginia, United States


    Holland C. Taylor


    Zeriah Taylor



    Sophia Taylor



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World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 20

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Pressley M Taylor, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pressley M Taylor, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Pressly M Taylor, "United States Census, 1900"

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