When Martha Arms Taylor was born on 7 February 1784, in Buckland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Taylor, was 39 and her mother, Esther White, was 33. She married Gen. Thomas Longley on 20 December 1804, in Buckland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 9 April 1857, in Hawley, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Doane Cemetery, Hawley, Franklin, Massachusetts, 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 .