James Taylor

1729–
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James

When James Taylor was born on 8 July 1729, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Taylor, was 43 and his mother, Johannah Smith, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Taylor
1686–1774
Johannah Smith
1696–1762
Samuel Taylor
1722–
Elizabeth Taylor
1727–
James Taylor
1729–
Obedience Taylor
1732–

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 47

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

Age 47

"""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."""""""
1791

Age 62

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"
  • James Taylor, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Taylor - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: James Taylor

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