When John David Taylor was born on 20 January 1893, in Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States, his father, James Harrison Taylor, was 34 and his mother, Sallie Adams, was 24. He married Cora Emaline Hale on 21 December 1913, in Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Burnsville, Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years and Elliott, Grenada, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 September 1985, in McComb, Pike, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in McComb, Pike, Mississippi, 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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