James Taylor

1731–1815 (Age 83)
Goochland, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of James

When James Taylor was born on 28 February 1731, in Goochland, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, William Taylor, was 31 and his mother, Mary Hughes, was 27. He married Nancy Ann Owen on 3 December 1755, in Cumberland, New Kent, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1815, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Bethesda Cemetery, Morristown, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Taylor
Nancy Ann Owen
Marriage: 3 December 1755
Charity Taylor
George William Taylor
Daniel Owen Taylor
Martha Lorne Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Mary Taylor
Nancy Taylor
Kisiah Taylor
Hughes Owen Taylor

Spouse & Children

3 December 1755
Cumberland, New Kent, Virginia, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 44

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 45

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 65

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

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 buys Nelus, a "Negro Boy"
  • James Taylor to John May: Selah, "a Negro Girl"
  • James Taylor in entry for John May and Charity Taylor, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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