John Taylor

about 1761–
Westtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Taylor was born about 1761, in Westtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Colonel Thomas Taylor, was 29 and his mother, Martha Townsend Woodward, was 24.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Colonel Thomas Taylor
1732–1782
Martha Townsend Woodward
1737–
Phoebe Taylor
1755–1820
Captain Titus Taylor
1755–1825
John Taylor
1761–
Caleb C. Taylor, Sr.
1757–1825
Capt. Thomas Taylor Jr.
1757–1811
Mary Taylor
1764–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1776

Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 15

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 33

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Pennsylvanian Revolutionary War Publications

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.