Humphrey Taylor

9 January 1731–17 January 1817 (Age 86)
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Humphrey

When Humphrey Taylor was born on 9 January 1731, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, John Taylor, was 37 and his mother, Joanna Wilbore, was 30. He married Martha Wood on 19 February 1751, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 17 January 1817, in his hometown, at the age of 86.

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Humphrey Taylor
Martha Wood
Marriage: 19 February 1751
Aaron Taylor
Mary Saunders
Mary Taylor
Sarah Taylor
Joseph Wantan Taylor
Thomas Taylor
Benjamin Taylor
Jonah Taylor

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 February 1751Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
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    World Events (4)

    Age 45
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
    Age 45
    Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 69
    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.

    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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    • Legacy NFS Source: Humphrey Taylor - birth:
    • Humphrey Taylor in the Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899

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