Benjamin Taylor

1831–1916 (Age 84)
Westville, Mad River Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Taylor was born on 30 November 1831, in Westville, Mad River Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States, his father, Judge John Taylor III, was 34 and his mother, Ann McCollister, was 32. He married Amanda Morehead on 26 October 1862, in Defiance, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Defiance Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Richland Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. He died on 2 February 1916, in Defiance, Ohio, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, Defiance, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Taylor
Amanda Morehead
Marriage: 26 October 1862
Jessie Taylor
Helen C. Taylor
Chase Taylor
Grace Taylor
Jessie Taylor
Horace Greely Taylor
Genova Amanda Taylor
Benjamin Taylor

Spouse & Children

  • Male1831–1916Male

  • Amanda Morehead


26 October 1862
Defiance, Ohio, United States


  • Jessie Taylor


  • Helen C. Taylor


  • Chase Taylor


  • Grace Taylor


  • Jessie Taylor


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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 5

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 29

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

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)

  • Benja Taylor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin Taylor in household of John Taylor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin Taylor in household of John Taylor, "United States Census, 1850"

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