James Taylor

1729–
Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James

James Taylor was born about 1729, in Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States as the son of Thomas Taylor. He married Elizabeth ( Betty) Dunster in Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in his hometown.

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James Taylor
1729–
Elizabeth ( Betty) Dunster
1731–
Marriage:
Ruth Taylor
1769–
Rebecca Taylor
1774–
John Taylor
1776–
Joseph Taylor
1778–1869

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

(4)

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Taylor

    Male1680–Male

siblings

(1)

World Events (6)

1776

Age 47

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 47

"""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."""""""
1791

Age 62

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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 .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • James Taylor in entry for Joseph Taylor, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • James Taylor in entry for Joseph Taylor, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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