Moses Melvin Taylor

30 January 1829–24 January 1861 (Age 31)
Perry, Indiana, United States

The Life of Moses Melvin

When Moses Melvin Taylor was born on 30 January 1829, in Perry, Indiana, United States, his father, Thomas Daniel Taylor, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Betsy Mallory, was 25. He married Sarah VanWinkle on 9 March 1854. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Clark Township, Perry, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 24 January 1861, in Perry, Indiana, United States, at the age of 31.

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Moses Melvin Taylor
Sarah VanWinkle
Marriage: 9 March 1854
Melvina Taylor
Herman Chewning
Mary E. Taylor

Spouse and Children

9 March 1854


    Melvina Taylor


    Mary E. Taylor


    Herman Chewning


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World Events (6)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 7

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 12

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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)

  • Moses Taylor in household of Thomas Taylor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Moses Taylor, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Moses Taylor, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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