Houston John Taylor

29 May 1871–11 September 1955 (Age 84)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Houston John

When Houston John Taylor was born on 29 May 1871, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Noah Taylor, was 38 and his mother, Mary Sue Edwards, was 31. He married Nannie B. Lawson on 31 October 1893, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in North Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1900 and Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 11 September 1955, in Maxwell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Maxwell Cemetery, Maxwell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Houston John Taylor
Nannie B. Lawson
Marriage: 31 October 1893
Roy Taylor
Robert Lee Taylor
Roy Taylor
Sarah Alice Taylor
William Emmitt Taylor
Laura Mae Taylor
Walter Taylor

Spouse and Children

31 October 1893
Tazewell, Virginia, United States


    Roy Taylor


    Robert Lee Taylor


    Roy Taylor


    Sarah Alice Taylor



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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 6

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 23

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

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)

  • John H Taylor, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John H Taylor, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John H Taylor, "United States Census, 1900"

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