Margaret Taylor

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Taylor was born on 1 August 1801, in Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Taylor, was 21 and her mother, Elizabeth Barnet, was 22. She married James Ross about 1818, in Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Dunning, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 3 July 1867, in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

James Ross
Margaret Taylor
Marriage: about 1818
John Ross
William Ross
Elizabeth Ross
James Darling Ross
Ellen Ross
Robert Ross
Daniel Ross
Margaret Ross
Gabriel Ross
Daniel Ross
Hannah Ross
Sarah Ross
John Ross
Agnes Ross
Mary Ross

Sources (18)

  • Margaret Ross in household of James Ross, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Margaret Taylor, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Margaret in entry for James D Ross, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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World Events (8)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""

The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.

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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