William P Taylor

1841–1924 (Age 83)
Monroe Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States

The Life of William P

When William P Taylor was born in 1841, in Monroe Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States, his father, Henry Harrison Taylor, was 38 and his mother, Abigail Gibson, was 39. He married Nancy Lasley on 21 October 1865. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Mount Pleasant Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 4 March 1924, in Muncie, Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Muncie, Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States.

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William P Taylor
Nancy Lasley
Marriage: 21 October 1865
James Allison Taylor
Rosetta Taylor
Louis H Taylor
John E. Taylor
Alta Geneva Taylor

Spouse and Children


    Nancy Lasley


21 October 1865


    James Allison Taylor



    Louis H Taylor


    John E. Taylor


    Alta Geneva Taylor


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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 0

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • William Taylor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Taylor, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Taylor in household of Henry Taylor, "United States Census, 1850"

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