When Lemuel Columbus Taylor was born on 19 December 1841, in Mississippi, United States, his father, John Washington or William Taylor, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Newsome Taylor, was 23. He married Mary Ann Dungan Taylor on 28 July 1864, in Ashley, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Carter Township, Ashley, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years and Bayou Township, Ashley, Arkansas, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1863. He died on 22 November 1905, in Bradley, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in McFarland Cemetery, Banks, Bradley, Arkansas, United States.
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 .
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Excerpt taken from a personal family document entitled " A Family Gathering, A history of the Taylor-Hall Families of South Central Arkansas and their Allied Families by Floyd James Taylor, Jr 1988. …
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