Col. William Taylor

20 March 1764–24 February 1841 (Age 76)
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Col. William

When Col. William Taylor was born on 20 March 1764, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Rev. Nathaniel Taylor Sr., was 41 and his mother, Tamar Bordman, was 40. He married Abigail Starr on 3 December 1786. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 24 February 1841, at the age of 76, and was buried in Center Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Col. William Taylor
Abigail Starr
Marriage: 3 December 1786
Daniel Starr Taylor
William H. Taylor
Rebecca Maria Taylor
Lawrence Taylor
George Taylor

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World Events (8)

Age 12
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
Age 17
The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 22
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • William Taylor, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • William Taylor, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • William Taylor, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"

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