Joseph Taylor

15 March 1833–9 May 1915 (Age 82)
Lostock Gralam, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Taylor was born on 15 March 1833, in Lostock Gralam, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Taylor, was 37 and his mother, Nancy Ann Postles, was 37. He married Elizabeth Mary Collier on 15 July 1855, in Prestbury, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1857 and lived in Prestbury, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1856 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 9 May 1915, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Taylor
Elizabeth Mary Collier
Marriage: 15 July 1855
James Henry Taylor
Elizabeth Mary Taylor
Joseph Ezra Taylor
Sarah Jane Taylor
Lucy Taylor
Marion Taylor
Julia Grace Taylor
George William Taylor
Annie Margaret Taylor
William Goodfellow Taylor
David Josiah Taylor
Clara Taylor
Israel Taylor
Florence Maude Taylor

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 July 1855Prestbury, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 21
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President
    Age 27
    Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

    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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    Biography of Joseph Taylor

    Joseph Taylor was born on March 15, 1833 in Lostockgralan, Chestershire, England. His parents were William and Nancy Anne Postles Taylor. His father, William, had been apprenticed as a boy to a tail …

    Sources (35)

    • Joseph Taylor in household of William Taylor, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Joseph Taylor in entry for Florence M Cain, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Joseph Taylor, "United States Census, 1870"

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