Elizabeth Taylor

22 January 1798–1 May 1868 (Age 70)
Codsall Wood, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Taylor was born on 22 January 1798, in Codsall Wood, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Taylor, was 24 and her mother, Hannah Harper, was 23. She married William Banks about 2 May 1822, in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1849 and lived in Iowa, United States in 1851 and Palmyra, Utah, Utah, United States in 1856. She died on 1 May 1868, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Banks
Elizabeth Taylor
Marriage: 2 May 1822
Eliza Hannah Banks
Elizabeth Banks
Emma Banks
Ann Banks
Sarah Banks
Mary Ann Banks
John Banks
William Banks Jr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1822Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 3
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 21
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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    Story Highlight

    The William Banks Family Journey to Zion

    On a spring day in 1849 — (March 12th, to be exact) — William and Elizabeth (Elizabeth Taylor) Banks, and their two daughters (Elizabeth and Sarah) and two sons (John and William) along with a company …

    Sources (49)

    • Elizabeth Banks in household of William Banks, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Elizabeth Taylor in entry for William Banks, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Elizth Banks in household of William Banks, "United States Census, 1860"

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