When William Harrison Taylor was born on 5 December 1841, in Jackson, Florida, United States, his father, Peter T. Taylor, was 32 and his mother, Eliza W. Hatton, was 26. He married Mary Elise Gammon on 22 November 1881, in Jackson, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 13 Greenwood, Jackson, Florida, United States in 1900 and Greenwood, Jackson, Florida, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 22 May 1917, at the age of 75, and was buried in Greenwood, Jackson, Florida, United States.
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 .