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Descendants of James Taylor I (died VA 1698)

Descendants of James Taylor I (died VA 1698)

— Steve Taylor

Stats by Year & AgeWebsite
Statistics Totals:
Last Online: 12-12-2018
Score:

Records: 14,807
Grave Pictures: 39
Person Pictures: 38
Birthdates: 99.8%
Birthplaces: 99.4%
Deathdates: 83.7%
Deathplaces: 75%
Statistics Last 30 Days:
(added or updated)

Records: 46
Grave Pictures: 0
Person Pictures: 0
Birthdates: 100%
Birthplaces: 100%
Deathdates: 95.7%
Deathplaces: 89.1%
Descendants of James Taylor I (died VA 1698) and related families and their connections, etc.

I have known my genealogy since the early 1960's when my grandparents inherited the Taylor Family Tree. So I was never interested in my genealogy until I decided the information on it needed to be put into a genealogy program.

The Taylor Family Tree is old, but I have been unable to verify its start date. It is drawn with pen/ink on a piece of linen about 3' x 5' and is stained (probably from water) and has two holes in the corners where it was folded for may years.

What little verification of the start date I have comes from two sources. First, by observation of names, dates, leaf shapes, faded writing, etc., I came up with a start date of 1750-1760 (probably started by Martha Thompson, wife of James Taylor II, and her family). I then found the research notes of Ann Spottswood Dandridge at the Talbot Co. Free Library in Easton, MD. She was a step daughter of Mary Taylor who was the daughter of Pres. Zachary Taylor. Ann wrote a book of genealogy as a present for her step mother. In her notes, she says the Taylor Tree was probably started around 1750, but gives no sources for this date. She may have just observed the clues on the tree as I did to come up with the date.

Dr. Andrew Glassell Grinnan (a Taylor descendant and genealogist) saw at least one copy of the Taylor Tree. He wrote that the tree was started around 1835-37 by Gen. James Taylor V of Newport, KY; Congressman Robert Taylor of Orange, VA; and General Memucan Hunt of TX. I believe these three men met not to draw the original tree, but to make copies for themselves and their families and to update the original. I have found a note that there was a fourth member of the party--Hubbard Taylor of Winchester, KY (brother of Gen. James). Grinnan did not mention Hubbard's presence. I think he was there because he had the original Taylor Tree (he was the oldest son of Col. James Taylor IV and was very close to his father--shown by the various dealings/visits/letters in later life and probably inherited it--the staining/water damage may have happened in his move from Virginia to Kentucky).

Since Hubbard was my 3rd great grandfather, that would explain how it descended to my grandparents from a 3rd cousin of my grandfather (both lived in Illinois at the time).

If anyone finds any new information about the Taylor Tree, please contact me.

The most common surnames in this researcher's data:

SurnameCountDate RangePlacesLast Updated
Taylor1116 1450-2018 England, MD, VA, KY, DC, LA, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, MT, NE, TN, Costa Rica, MI, WA, France, AR, IN, OK, PA, WV, China, NC, AK, MS, ID, AZ, MO, MN, IA, IL, NY, KS, WY, SC, CA, VT, USA, FL, AL, Vietnam, OR, OH, GA, SD, NJ, CO, NM, Australia, TX, WI11-16-2018
Smith182 1592-2015 Ireland, MD, NC, VA, PA, KY, England, IL, GA, NY, CO, OH, AL, WY, DC, CT, OK, KS, MS, IA, NJ, NE, ID, NV, LA, SC, NH, USA, MO, TX, CA, AR, FL, WA, DE, IN10-13-2018
Taliaferro138 1654-2016 VA, SC, KY, MS, AL, KS, TX, FL, NC, CT, NJ, MD, MT, MI, OH, NY, GA, TN, HI, MO, MA, CA12-26-2017
Thornton120 1651-1994 PA, WV, VA, AL, IL, IN, DC, KY, GA, NJ, NY, TN, MO, TX, CA, MT, OH, MD12-4-2017
Pendleton107 1654-2014 KY, WV, OH, AR, DC, MD, IL, MO, USA, Belgium, England, NJ, NY, CO, NC, VA, GA, IN, PA, ID, FL, AL12-12-2018
Lewis98 1594-2011 Wales, VA, PA, LA, TN, WV, KY, MO, DC, IL, CA, NY, AL, GA, MS, NC9-21-2018
Jones87 1602-2011 England, Bahamas, VA, Wales, AL, SC, TN, NY, IL, MD, MS, TX, AR, NJ, OK, LA, KY, OH, KS, NC, IN, FL, CA, MO9-1-2018
Keas83 1792-2014 VA, KY, IN, MO, IL, ID, OK, LA, IA, TX, AR, CO, PA, WA, KS, CA, NV, AL, NE11-6-2018
Towneley80 1283-1958 England11-7-2016
Winston78 1550-2013 Wales, England, VA, AL, TN, KY, AR, GA, MA, MS, CA, AZ, TX, MI, FL2-3-2017
Berry74 1650-2010 VA, KY, TX, OK, KS, NC, NY, NJ, MO, CA, OH, GA5-18-2017
Williams70 1710-2005 VA, IL, KY, IN, MO, TN, OH, MS, IA, ID, NC, AZ, CA, TX, NY, FL, OR, WA, LA, NM, MD9-25-2018
Johnson68 1690-2013 Scotland, Jamaica, VA, England, NY, OH, KY, AR, MT, WI, IL, AL, MO, CA, NJ, KS, TX, TN, GA, LA, USA, FL, IN, NM, OR, MS, ID, CO8-8-2018
Botts67 1754-2007 Mexico, VA, DC, WV, IL, KY, NY, PA, MD, OH, GA, TX, MT, NC, FL, CA3-13-2017
Harrison64 1568-2000 Isle of Man, England, MD, TN, VA, IA, MN, NC, Ireland, AR, PA, CA, FL, WI, IL, OR, NM, NJ, KY, IN, TX10-5-2017
Blackwell62 1807-2016 KY, IL, AR, IA, KS, MO, MI, DC, OH, NC, WA, CA, NV, NY, VA, OK, IN, AZ11-6-2018
Anderson60 1663-2015 Scotland, VA, SC, NC, KY, GA, IL, MI, KS, Germany, LA, MN, MS, OK, MO, CA, AR, AZ, TN, TX, FL, OR11-27-2018
Buckner60 1690-2013 KY, VA, TN, KS, NJ, Brazil, MO, LA, PA, WA, DE, NY, CA, FL4-22-2018
Brown56 1689-2006 MD, Scotland, PA, IL, LA, VA, CT, MS, WV, TN, SC, USA, KY, GA, FL, KS, CA, NE, MO, Mexico, Vietnam, WA, TX, IN, CO12-5-2018
Martin56 1562-2014 England, VA, KY, WV, IL, LA, TX, PA, MO, CO, GA, IN, KS, FL, CA, NM, NC, AR9-3-2018
Harris55 1672-1993 Wales, VA, MO, KY, AL, NY, IN, GA, NC, OH9-25-2017
Barbour53 1680-2008 MA, Scotland, VA, AL, DC, AR, KY, TX, TN, MO, OK, CA, OR, FL, NC5-25-2017
Carter51 1671-2014 VA, KY, AL, MO, MS, GA, SC, ME, ID, PA, MD, USA, CA, OR, IN4-15-2018
Clark50 1585-2012 England, MO, GA, Scotland, KY, MS, Confederate States, MA, AR, NY, LA, VA, NH, PA, TN, FL, CA, TX, OH, DC2-8-2018
Minor48 1641-1998 Netherlands, VA, KY, GA, MO, NH, TN, AL, TX, UT10-20-2017
Wright48 1490-2010 VA, CA, NV, SC, Canada, KS, OH, England, FL, MO, Australia, KY, Argentina, CO12-20-2017
Adams47 1570-2010 England, MS, AL, AR, MT, TX, VA, LA, MO, KY, NM, TN, FL, IL, CO, KS8-7-2018
Eubank47 1750-2012 VA, KY, IL, NE, KS, OH, OK, WA, CA, UT, MD6-21-2017
Penn47 1680-1996 VA, PA, NC, GA, KY, IL, AR, UT, DC, NY, AZ, TX5-10-2017
Walker45 1600-2014 England, MA, MO, KY, TX, IL, VA, UT, TN1-11-2018
 

Place distribution of this researcher's data

VA, Amherst VA, Bristol VA, Washington VA, Russell VA, Scott VA, Lee VA, Wise VA, Dickenson VA, Buchanan VA, Bland VA, Tazewell VA, Smyth VA, Grayson VA, Floyd VA, Carroll VA, Wythe VA, Pulaski VA, Giles VA, Craig VA, Montgomery VA, Roanoke Co VA, Roanoke City VA, Franklin VA, Patrick VA, Henry VA, Danville VA, Pittsylvania VA, Halifax VA, Greensville VA, Brunswick VA, Mecklenburg VA, Lunenburg VA, Franklin City VA, Virginia Beach VA, Norfolk VA, Portsmouth VA, Chesapeake VA, Suffolk VA, Isle of Wight VA, Southampton VA, Sussex VA, Surry VA, Prince George VA, Petersburg VA, Dinwiddie VA, Amelia VA, Nottoway VA, Prince Edward VA, Charlotte VA, Campbell VA, Lynchburg VA, Bedford VA, Botetourt VA, Alleghany VA, Rockbridge VA, Bath VA, Highland VA, Augusta VA, Nelson VA, Buckingham VA, Cumberland VA, Powhatan VA, Goochland VA, Chesterfield VA, Richmond City VA, Henrico VA, Newport News VA, Hampton VA, Poquoson ????? VA, York VA, Northampton VA, Accomack VA, James City VA, New Kent VA, Hanover VA, Fluvanna VA, Louisa VA, Fredricksburg VA, King William VA, Mathews VA, Northumberland VA, Lancaster VA, Middlesex VA, Gloucester VA, King and Queen VA, Essex VA, Richmond VA, Westmoreland VA, Caroline VA, Spotsylvania VA, Orange VA, Charlottesville VA, Albemarle VA, Greene VA, Madison VA, Rockingham VA, King George VA, Stafford VA, Culpeper VA, Rappahannock VA, Page VA, Shenandoah VA, Warren VA, Fauquier VA, Prince William VA, Alexandria VA, Arlington VA, Fairfax VA, Loudoun VA, Clarke VA, Frederick VA, Appomattox VA, Charles City
Map of Virginia:
VA County Map
People:  0  1–28   29–56   57–84   85–112   113–140   169–196   197–224   225–252   253–273 
Adair Allen Anderson Ballard Barren Bath Bell Boone Bourbon Boyd Boyle Bracken Breathitt Breckinridge Bullitt Butler Caldwell Calloway Campbell Carlisle Carroll Carter Casey Christian Clark Clay Clinton Crittenden Cumberland Daviess Edmonson Elliott Estill Fayette Fleming Floyd Franklin Fulton Gallatin Garrard Grant Graves Grayson Green Greenup Hancock Hardin Harlan Harrison Hart Henderson Henry Hickman Hopkins Jackson Jefferson Jessamine Johnson Kenton Knott Knox LaRue Laurel Lawrence Lee Leslie Letcher Lewis Lincoln Livingston Logan Lyon Madison Magoffin Marion Marshall Martin Mason McCracken McCreary McLean Meade Menifee Mercer Metcalfe Monroe Montgomery Morgan Muhlenberg Nelson Nicholas Ohio Oldham Owen Owsley Pendleton Perry Pike Powell Pulaski Robertson Rockcastle Rowan Russell Scott Shelby Simpson Spencer Taylor Todd Trigg Trimble Union Warren Washington Wayne Webster Whitley Wolfe Woodford
Map of Kentucky:
KY County Map
People:  0  1–48   49–96   97–144   145–192   193–240   433–480