Grinsfield Taylor

Brief Life History of Grinsfield

When Grinsfield Taylor was born on 13 December 1785, in Henry, Virginia, United States, his father, Daniel Owen Taylor, was 24 and his mother, Jane Rowland, was 24. He married Susanna Smith on 10 November 1808, in Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Blount, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 February 1873, in Louisville, Blount, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Louisville, Blount, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Grinsfield Taylor
Susanna Smith
Marriage: 10 November 1808
Redden Smith Taylor
Lawson Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Andrew Jackson Taylor
Allen J. Taylor
James Madison Taylor
Hugh O. Taylor
Grinsfield Taylor
Ruffus Taylor
Calvin Morgan Taylor
William Birdwell Taylor

Sources (8)

  • Greensfield Taylor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Grinsfield Taylor, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Grinsfield Taylor, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1788 · Becomes the 10th state

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a tailor, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English taillour ‘tailor’ (Old French tailleor, tailleur; Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland. In North America, it has absorbed equivalents from other languages, many of which are also common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example German Schneider and Hungarian Szabo . It is also very common among African Americans.

In some cases also an Americanized form of French Terrien ‘owner of a farmland’ or of its altered forms, such as Therrien and Terrian .

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

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