William P Taylor

Brief Life History of William P

When William P Taylor was born about 1765, in Wells, York, Maine, United States, his father, Col. John Taylor, was 27 and his mother, Phebe Clark, was 24. He married Elizabeth Kimball on 5 January 1785, in Wells, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 5 December 1819, in Kennebunk, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 55.

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William P Taylor
1765–1819
Elizabeth Kimball
1767–1821
Marriage: 5 January 1785
James Taylor
1786–1814
James Taylor
1809–
William Taylor
1810–
William Taylor
1789–1809
Phebe Taylor
1791–1851
John Taylor
1793–1857
Sarah K Taylor
1796–1876
Asa C. Taylor
1798–1841
Eliza Taylor
1800–1801
Jeremiah Taylor
1801–1883
Abigail Taylor
1803–1806

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  • William Taylor, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • William Taylor, "Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910"
  • William Taylor, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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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