James Taylor

1720–1797 (Age 76)
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of James

When James Taylor was born on 1 June 1720, in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Taylor, was 47 and his mother, Mary Damon, was 36. He married Lydia Taylor on 15 September 1741, in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 20 January 1797, in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Sutton, Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Taylor
1720–1797
Lydia Taylor
1723–1755
Marriage: 15 September 1741
Abraham Taylor
1743–1785
Lydia Taylor
1745–1825
Annah Taylor
1748–
Lydia Taylor
1749–
Rhoda Taylor
1753–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
15 September 1741
Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

(5)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 56

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

Age 56

"""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

Age 61

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 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 (3)

  • James Taylor, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • James Taylor, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • James Taylor in entry for Mary Taylor, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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