John Taylor

Brief Life History of John

When John Taylor was born on 1 November 1808, in Milnthorpe, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Taylor, was 25 and his mother, Agnes Taylor, was 21. He married Leonora Cannon on 28 January 1833, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States for about 2 years and Liberty, Liberty, Sullivan, New York, United States in 1855. He died on 25 July 1887, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Taylor
Margaret Young
Marriage: 27 September 1856
Ebenezer Young Taylor
Frank Young Taylor
Leonora Young Taylor
Robert Young Taylor
Margaret Young Taylor
Nephi Young Taylor
Mary Young Taylor
Abraham Young Taylor
Samuel Young Taylor

Sources (170)

  • John Taylor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jhn. Taylor, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Taylor, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"

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World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Restoration and constitutional monarchy (Louis XVIII, Charles X). Revolution of 1830. Reign of Louis-Philippe. Economic prosperity. Rapid development of industrialization. First railways. First colonies established.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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John's son's rocking horse.

When the saints left Nauvoo John Taylor had a hard time. John had a serious leg injury from Carthridge Jail and had troubles walking. They had gotten pretty far when John's son, Joseph James Taylor, r …

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