Vance Wilson Taylor

26 May 1805–24 April 1848 (Age 42)
Mercer, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Vance Wilson

When Vance Wilson Taylor was born on 26 May 1805, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Hughes Taylor, was 30 and his mother, Susannah Parsons, was 26. He married America Bush Christy about 2 August 1837, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Wayne Township, Owen, Indiana, United States in 1840. He died on 24 April 1848, in Owen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Gosport, Wayne Township, Owen, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vance Wilson Taylor
America Bush Christy
Marriage: about 2 August 1837
Mary Ellen Taylor
America D. Taylor
Susan Luann Taylor
William Hughes Taylor

Spouse and Children

about 2 August 1837
Mercer, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 7

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 13

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

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)

  • Vance Vy Taylor, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Vance W Taylor and American Christy, her father's consent, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Vance W Taylor, marriage bond, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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