William Wallace Taylor

1832–1892 (Age 60)
Vermont, United States

The Life of William Wallace

William Wallace Taylor was born in 1832, in Vermont, United States. He married Sarah Allard on 13 June 1853, in Shefford, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Spring Creek Township, Tama, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 22 March 1892, at the age of 60.

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William Wallace Taylor
Sarah Allard
Marriage: 13 June 1853
William Henry Taylor
Melissa Elnora Taylor
Sarah Ann Taylor
Nelson Wallington Taylor
Rose May Taylor
John Clark Taylor

Spouse & Children

13 June 1853
Shefford, Quebec, Canada


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World Events (7)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 2

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 25

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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.

Sources (3)

  • Wallace Taylor, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William W Taylor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Wallace Taylor in entry for Sarah Ann Mann, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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