James Taylor

1720–
Norfolk, Virginia, United States

The Life of James

When James Taylor was born in 1720, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Taylor, was 41 and his mother, Mrs. Sarah Taylor, was 37.

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Thomas Taylor
1679–1744
Mrs. Sarah Taylor
1683–
William Taylor
1706–
Ann Taylor
1708–1764
Thomas Taylor
1710–
John Taylor
1712–
Martha Taylor
1714–
Mary Taylor
1716–1788
Elizabeth Taylor
1718–
James Taylor
1720–

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World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 38

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 56

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

Age 56

"""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."""""""

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.

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