William Taylor

1820–1869 (Age 49)
Westville, Mad River Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States

The Life of William

When William Taylor was born on 10 January 1820, in Westville, Mad River Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States, his father, Judge John Taylor III, was 23 and his mother, Ann McCollister, was 20. He married Mary Catherine Travis on 2 January 1851, in Defiance, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Noble Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States in 1860. He died on 1 October 1869, in Defiance, Defiance, Ohio, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in West Union Cemetery, Gibsonburg, Sandusky, Ohio, United States.

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William Taylor
Mary Catherine Travis
Marriage: 2 January 1851
Sarah Ann Taylor
Kansas Taylor

Spouse & Children

  • Male1820–1869Male

  • Mary Catherine Travis


2 January 1851
Defiance, Ohio, United States


  • Sarah Ann Taylor


  • Kansas Taylor


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World Events (6)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 16

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • William Taylor in household of John Taylor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm Taylor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Taylor, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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