Rachel Ann Taylor

1869–1961 (Age 92)
Freestone, Texas, United States

The Life of Rachel Ann

When Rachel Ann Taylor was born on 8 July 1869, in Freestone, Texas, United States, her father, Andrew J Taylor, was 36 and her mother, Lacy L Bennett, was 38. She married James Knox Polk Williams in 1898, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Eastland, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 6, Callahan, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 9 August 1961, in Baird, Callahan, Texas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Ross Cemetery, Baird, Callahan, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rachel Ann Taylor
James Knox Polk Williams
Marriage: 1898
Roxie A Williams
Addy Jimmie Williams
Rosa "Rosie" Williams
Beulah M Williams

Spouse & Children

Texas, United States


  • Roxie A Williams


  • Addy Jimmie Williams


  • Rosa "Rosie" Williams


  • Beulah M Williams


Parents & Siblings

  • Andrew J Taylor


  • Lacy L Bennett




World Events (8)

1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 1

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 25

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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)

  • Rachel A Williams in household of James H Williams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rachel A Williams in household of James K Williams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • R Annie Taylor in household of Andrew J Taylor, "United States Census, 1880"

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