James Taylor

1722–
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of James

When James Taylor was born about 1722, in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Nathan Taylor, was 40 and his mother, Hannah Mary Benedict, was 35.

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Nathan Taylor
1682–1782
Hannah Mary Benedict
1687–1782
Daniel Taylor
1714–1714
Rhoda Taylor
1717–1784
James Taylor
1720–
James Taylor
1722–
Daniel Taylor
1724–
Mercy Taylor
1715–
Nathan Taylor
1717–1798
Matthew Taylor
1718–1791
Hannah Taylor
1718–1760
Deborah Taylor
1721–1820
Mindwell Taylor
1721–1798

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 54

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 54

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 59

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

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.

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