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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: 11-29-2022

Records: 19,171
Grave Pictures: 41
Person Pictures: 39
Birthdates: 99.9%
Birthplaces: 99.6%
Deathdates: 86.2%
Deathplaces: 78.7%
Statistics Last 30 Days:
(added or updated)

Records: 145
Grave Pictures: 0
Person Pictures: 0
Birthdates: 100%
Birthplaces: 99.3%
Deathdates: 91.7%
Deathplaces: 84.8%
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
Taylor1589 1450-2022 England, Ireland, VA, NC, DC, WI, Canada, PQ, Mexico, WV, At Sea, Switzerland, MT, FL, MO, Costa Rica, KS, TN, MI, WA, TX, ID, France, NE, SH, OK, China, PA, NJ, GA, AK, MS, OH, AL, MN, NY, AR, KY, WY, AB, MD, IA, IL, VT, USA, LA, Vietnam, OR, SC, MA, NV, CA, SD, DE, UT, CT, AZ, NM, Australia, IN, RI, CO11-26-2022
Smith250 1592-2019 Ireland, NY, VA, MD, England, NC, NJ, PA, KY, AL, TN, IL, LA, Russia, AR, OH, WY, DC, CT, OK, AZ, TX, GA, WA, MS, IA, NE, ID, NV, HI, MI, SC, NH, CA, USA, MO, MA, OR, CO, FL, DE, KS, IN11-16-2022
Taliaferro149 1510-2016 Italy, England, KY, VA, SC, AL, MO, MS, NC, TN, KS, MD, MT, NY, MI, CT, OH, GA, FL, NJ, TX, HI, CA, MA5-27-2022
Berry146 1650-2019 VA, KY, MD, MO, NY, LA, SC, FL, SH, TX, KS, IL, AR, OK, NC, NJ, CA, ID, OR, CO, GA, OH10-29-2022
Lewis124 1594-2015 Wales, PA, WV, KY, LA, TN, NC, VA, DC, GA, MO, IL, NY, IN, AZ, OH, AL, MS, CA9-9-2022
Thornton121 1651-1994 PA, WV, KY, VA, IL, IN, AL, MO, GA, NJ, NY, TN, CA, TX, OH, MT, DC, MD6-13-2021
Jones119 1602-2021 England, Bahamas, PA, Wales, VA, AL, IL, AR, NC, MD, TN, NJ, MO, OK, LA, SC, KY, KS, DC, OH, NY, GA, MS, TX, IN, FL, CA, AB11-19-2022
Pendleton119 1654-2014 KY, IL, AR, DC, MD, OH, USA, WV, PA, MO, NY, Belgium, England, VA, CO, NC, NJ, GA, IN, ID, FL, AL6-1-2022
Johnson105 1690-2019 Scotland, Jamaica, VA, England, NY, OH, MT, TN, MN, IL, MS, NJ, KY, MO, KS, FL, WI, AR, GA, TX, USA, LA, IN, OR, AL, ID, CO, CA, NM10-22-2022
Ridley98 1775-2018 NC, AL, TX, NY, KY, TN, GA, MI, MO, LA, MN, MD, PA, AR, MA, FL, CA, VA, England, OR4-23-2022
Williams89 1710-2020 VA, IL, KY, IN, NC, MS, MO, OH, GA, IA, AZ, NY, TN, ID, FL, NJ, OR, CA, WA, LA, NM, MD, TX6-20-2022
Brown84 1689-2019 Scotland, MD, VA, PA, IL, LA, IN, CT, MS, WV, MO, USA, TX, KY, GA, FL, AR, Mexico, KS, NE, OH, TN, AZ, DC, NC, CA, SC, Vietnam, WA, CO, NY, ID6-26-2022
Keas83 1792-2014 VA, KY, IL, IN, ID, MO, OK, CA, LA, CO, IA, TX, AR, KS, PA, WA, NV, AL, NE6-24-2019
Towneley80 1283-1958 England9-29-2019
Winston80 1550-2018 Wales, England, VA, AR, AL, TN, TX, GA, MA, MS, CA, AZ, MI, FL, KY8-29-2020
Gaines73 1623-2020 England, VA, SC, KY, TX, AL, FL, MS, NC, GA, AR, WA, TN, MO, NV, OK7-22-2022
Moore73 1650-2016 England, NY, VA, NJ, PA, TN, IA, KS, KY, GA, AR, WV, OH, TX, CT, WA, CA, MO, IN, NC, IL, NE, AZ, MS, MT10-9-2022
Anderson71 1663-2017 Scotland, VA, SC, KY, IL, GA, MI, AL, TN, Germany, LA, PA, MN, MS, NE, OK, KS, MO, AR, AZ, NC, TX, FL, OR, CA6-23-2022
Green70 1356-2022 England, NC, KY, NJ, MD, MS, VA, TX, IL, AR, MO, GA, WI, TN, LA11-7-2022
Botts69 1754-2007 Mexico, WV, IL, DC, TX, KY, NY, VA, PA, MS, MD, OH, GA, MT, NC, CA, FL, TN10-4-2021
Harrison68 1568-2019 England, Isle of Man, MD, VA, NJ, WI, IA, NC, TN, PA, Ireland, AR, MN, IL, FL, KY, OR, TX, NM, CA, IN11-26-2022
Harris66 1669-1993 Wales, MS, VA, OH, MO, NC, AL, OK, TN, NY, IN, GA, CO, KY, MD, TX, CA, AR8-30-2022
Walker64 1600-2014 England, VA, NC, MA, AL, TN, PA, TX, UT, OH, LA, MD, AR, IL, GA, MO, KY11-4-2022
Blackwell63 1800-2016 SC, KY, IL, AR, IA, KS, MO, MI, DC, OH, WA, CA, NV, NY, VA, OK, IN, AZ, NC4-30-2022
Martin63 1562-2016 VA, England, KY, NC, IL, WV, LA, GA, TX, PA, CO, IN, AR, KS, CA, MO, FL, NM3-6-2022
Buckner60 1690-2013 KY, TN, VA, KS, NJ, Brazil, MO, LA, PA, WA, DE, NY, FL, CA6-18-2022
Somervell58 1754-2017 MD, NC, VA, TN, CA, TX, AR, Germany, KS, NJ, DC, AZ, FL, MA, LA, IA, PA, GA, IL10-18-2021
Stewart58 1395-2017 Scotland, GA, OH, TN, FL, PQ, KY, IL, KS, Mexico, Guatemala, NY, MO, NC, TX, AL, WV, AZ, VA, PA, NJ1-18-2022
Todd58 1665-2010 Ireland, Scotland, VA, PA, MO, IL, NY, Mexico, MD, SD, DC, SH, NC, KY, IN, TX, CA, WV, LA, UT, AZ1-2-2022
Brent57 1695-2011 VA, MO, NY, PA, MA, CO, GA, KY, NJ, TX, CA, SC8-7-2021

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  1–32   33–64   65–96   97–128   129–160   161–192   193–224   257–288   289–316 
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  1–70   71–140   141–210   211–280   631–698