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James TAYLOR, Jr.

Male 1675 - 1729  (54 years)


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  • Name James TAYLOR 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 14 Mar 1675  Probably New Kent [now King & Queen] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jun 1729  Probably Spotsylvania [now Orange] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Taylor Cemetery, Rapidan, Culpeper County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Source: Roberts, Gary Boyd, Ancestors of American Presidents, 2009 Edition, Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, pp. 15, 33.

      (2) Hardy, Stella Pickett, Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, Baltimore, MD: Southern Book Co., 1958, pp. 506-507:

      JAMES TAYLOR, . . . , of Orange Co., Va., b. 1670; d. June 26, 1729; an influential citizen of affairs of both Church and State; m. 1700, Martha Thompson, dau. of Col. William Thompson, of the Royal Army, and grand-daughter of Sir Roger Thompson, of Yorkshire, England. Issue: . . .

      [i] Frances, b. about 1702; m. Aug. 24, 1721, Ambrose Madison, son of John Madison, Jr., and gr.-son of John Madison, who settled in the Colony, 1653, on the York River, and had issue. . . .

      [ii] Martha, m. Thomas Chew, son of Larkin and Hannah (Roy) Chew, and had issue. . . .

      [iii] James, Col., m. (first) Alice (Thornton) Catlett; (second) Elizabeth (McGrath) Lewis, and had issue. . . .

      [iv] ZACHARY. . . .

      [v] Tabitha, b. 1712; m. Thomas Wild. . . .

      [vi] George, Col., of Orange Co., Va., b. 1711; was a Burgess, 1748-58; of Co. Committee, 1774; and Virginia Convention 1775; a liberal supporter of the Established Church; m. (first) Rachel Gibson; (second) Sarah (Taliaferro) Conway, b. Oct. 8, 1727; d. Jan. 17, 1784; wid. of Capt. Francis Conway and dau. of Col. John and Sarah (Smith) Taliaferro, and had issue. . . .

      [vii] Erasmus, of Orange Co., Va., b. Sept. 5, 1715; d. July 19, 1794; served as Vestryman of St. Thomas Parish; m. Jane Moore, b. Dec. 22, 1728; dau. of John and Rebecca (Catlett-Conway) Moore, and had issue. . . .

      [viii] Hannah, b. 1718; m. Nicholas Bataile. . . .

      [x] Mildred, b. 1724; m. Mr. Thomas.

      (3) "Ancestry of Pres. Zachary Taylor," J.H. Garner Genealogy Database <http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/g/a/r/J-H-Garner/>:

      James Taylor II . . . ; born 14 Mar 1674 King & Queen Co, Virginia . . . ; married Martha Thompson . . . , daughter of Col. William Thompson, 23 Feb 1699 St. Peter's Parish, King & Queen Co, Virginia; died 23 Jun 1729 Bloomsbury, Orange Co, Virginia, at age 55. . . .

      Children of James Taylor II and Martha Thompson . . . were as follows:

      i. Frances Taylor; born 30 Aug 1700 King and Queen Co, Virginia . . . ; married Ambrose Madison, son of John Madison Jr. and Isabella Minor Todd, 24 Aug 1721 Rapidan, Orange Co, Virginia; died 25 Nov 1761 Montpelier, Orange Co, Virginia, at age 61. . . .

      ii. James Taylor III; born 30 Mar 1703 . . . ; married Alice Thornton, daughter of Francis Thornton II and Mary Taliaferro; died 1 Mar 1784 Bloomsbury, Orange Co, Virginia, at age 80. . . .

      iii. Zachary Taylor.

      iv. Col. George Taylor; born 17 Feb 1710/11 Orange Co, Virginia . . . ; married Rachel Gibson, daughter of Jonathon Gibson and Margaret Cadtell, 28 Feb 1737/38; died 4 Nov 1792 Orange Co, Virginia, at age 81.

      (4) Walker, Mrs. Olive Todd, "Taylor-Chew-Downs-Brewster Families," Historical Southern Families, Vol. VII [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1995, pp. 201-203:

      Col. James Taylor II b in New Kent Co, March 14 1674; d Jan. 23 1730 in Orange Co; m Feb 23 1699, Martha Thompson b 1679, m 1/23/1699, d Nov 19 1762, dau of Col. James (or William) Thompson of New Kent, granddaughter of Sir Roger Thompson of Yorkshire, England. (President James Madison in his sketch of the Taylor family stated that Martha Thompson was the dau of Col. Roger Thompson of New Kent.) James Taylor II was one of the first settlers and land owners in Orange County, in whose history he was outstanding. His home was called "Monte Bello." He served as Colonel of the county; member of the House of Burgesses 1702; one of the knights of Spottswood's Horseshoe Expedition 1713; Col. of Militia 1727-30; vestryman of St. George's Parish. As an early day Va surveyor he had established the lines between Hanover, Spottsylvania and Orange Counties for which service his widow was awarded 16,000 pounds of tobacco.

      James Taylor II and his wife, Martha, had nine chn:

      1. Frances Taylor b Aug 20 1700, m Aug 24 1721, Ambrose, son of John Madison, Jr, grandson of John Madison who settled in the colony on the York (James) River 1753, and grandfather of President James Madison.

      2. Martha Taylor b Jan 27 1802, m about 1724, Col. Thomas Chew, b 1702, d 1782, son of Larkin and Hannah (Roy) Chew. Lawyer, Justice of Spottsylvania Co, Va, 1722; sheriff 1724-5. He was among the first settlers of Orange Co, Va; appointed captain of militia 1741; Commissioner of the Peace; Sheriff 1745.

      3. Col. James Taylor III, b March 24 1704; m 1. Alice (Thornton) Catlett; m 2. Elizabeth (McGrath) Lewis, widow of John Lewis. They became grandparents of Gen. George Taylor of the War of 1812. He served as a member of the House of Burgesses 1748-58.

      4. Zachary Taylor b Feb 17 1711, prominent influential citizen, vestryman St. Thomas Parish, m his cousin, Alice Chew, dau of Thomas and Martha (Taylor) Chew. According to Pres. James Madison records, they were grandparents of Pres. Zachary Taylor.

      5. Col. George Taylor b Feb 17 1711, in Orange Co, Va. Moved to Ky, m 1. Rachel Gibson who d 1796; he m 2. Sarah (Taliaferro) Conway (1727-1784), dau of Col. John and Sarah (Smith) Taliaferro and widow of Capt. Francis Conway. Col. George Taylor served as Burgess from Orange Co, 1748-58; County Commissioner 1774; member of Va Convention 1775. He was a liberal supporter of the established church. He had seven sons in the American Rev, including Col. Francis Taylor, the Diarest [sic]. Thirteen of his sons held offices under the Government at the same time.

      6. Tabitha Taylor b March 2 1713, m Thomas Wild.

      7. Erasmus Taylor b Sept 5 1715, d July 19 1794; m Oct 13 1749, Jane Moore b Dec 22 1722, d Sept 1812, dau of John and Rebecca (Catlett) Moore. He served as vestryman in St. Thomas Parish. Moved to N C.

      8. Hannah Taylor b Mar 15 1718, m Nicholas Battaile

      9. Mildred Taylor b Dec 15 1724, m Richard Thomas.

      Colonial James Taylor II

      Some two or three miles out of Orange, Orange Co, Va lies the Crown grant of over 17,000 acres made to Col. James Taylor. On this tract Col. Taylor built "Bloomsbury," his first home and the first house in this part of Va. This colonial frame house is now (1963) kept in its original condition. Nearby is the Taylor cemetery. A historical marker reads as follows: "BLOOMSBURY-A mile north is Bloomsbury, estate of the pioneer, James Taylor, ancestor of Presidents James Madison and Zachary Taylor. He was a member of Spottswood's Expedition in 1716."

      Col. James Taylor's second home, "Meadowfarm," built in 1722 on this grant, now reduced to about one-third of its original acreage, is a magnificent structure. Like its predecessor, its architecture is definitely Williamsburg style. Built of painted hand-made brick, a plain front, Grecian columns at the back, its picturesque setting, formal gardens and rolling lawns, are reminiscent of aristocratic English estates. Descendants of the Col. James Taylor family continue to occupy this ancestral home as they have done continuously since 1722.

      (5) www.findagrave.com:

      James Taylor
      Birth: Mar. 14, 1675, Accomac, Accomack County, Virginia, USA
      Death: Jun. 26, 1729, Locustville, Accomack County, Virginia, USA

      Son of James Taylor & Francis Taylor.

      Husband of Martha Thompson Taylor

      Family links: Parents: James Taylor (1635 - 1698), Frances Walker Taylor (1645 - 1682); Spouse: Martha Thompson Taylor (1679 - 1762); Children: Frances Taylor Madison (1700 - 1761), James Taylor (1703 - 1784), Zachary Taylor (1707 - 1768)

      Burial: Taylor Cemetery, Rapidan, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA

      Created by: Moochie
      Record added: Mar 20, 2007
      Find A Grave Memorial# 18531269
    Person ID I17992  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    Father James TAYLOR, Sr.,   d. 30 Apr 1698, King & Queen County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Frances WALKER,   b. 1640, Accomack County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1680, Probably New Kenty County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1666  New Kenty County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha THOMPSON,   b. Abt 1679, New Kent County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1762, Probably Orange County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1699  Probably New Kent or King & Queen County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Zachary TAYLOR, Sr.,   b. 17 Apr 1707, Orange County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 Mar 1768, Orange County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 60 years)  [natural]
     2. Frances TAYLOR,   b. 30 Aug 1700, King & Queen County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1761, "Montpelier," Orange County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F8046  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart