John Taylor

1814–1852 (Age 38)
Missouri, United States

The Life of John

When John Taylor was born in 1814, in Missouri, United States, his father, William G Taylor, was 25 and his mother, Mary Fortenberry, was 23. He married Mary Polly Blair on 9 December 1838, in Lawrence, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Strawberry, Lawrence, Arkansas, United States in 1850. He died in April 1852, in Lawrence, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

John Taylor
Mary Polly Blair
Marriage: 9 December 1838
Newton Taylor
Lucretia Taylor
Margaret Taylor
John Taylor
Lydia O. Taylor
William L. Taylor

Spouse & Children

9 December 1838
Lawrence, Arkansas, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • William G Taylor


  • Mary Fortenberry




+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 7

Missouri is the 24th state
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 11

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.

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 .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Story Highlight

William G Taylor (1789-1842)

Birth: 1789 Kingston Roane County Tennessee, USA Death: 1842 Lawrence County Arkansas, USA William G. Taylor was born in 1789 in Roane County, Tennessee on the Clinch River near Kingston. His father …

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Sources (3)

  • John Taylor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Taylor, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • John Taylor, "Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944"

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