Sunday, December 12, 2010

Joseph Taylor 1751-1819 Sarah Best 1764-1836

Joseph (2) Taylor
Note: after looking at a few SAR (Sons of American Revolution) applications online at ancestry.com that were from the 1900's, I realized Joseph needs proof of his parents.  One of the SAR applicants claimed (President) Zachary Taylor and second wife, Esther W Blackburn, are Joseph's parents.   THIS IS NOT TRUE - please read the following update.

UPDATE:  From Family Tree c/o Ron Taylor:   We (he's talking about the taylor organization) have extensive paper research and DNA research which proves that Joseph is not son of Zachary. This error has been perpetuated for many years and is false. His father is Joseph Taylor and mother is Nancy. Her surname is yet to be proven. Old Temple family group sheets were stamped DNS

Joseph Taylor
Born Abt 1751 Tyrrell, North Carolina
According to the book Coneto Creek Taylors, there is a common-sense lot of evidence that Joseph was not born in Orange County, Virginia, but near the headwaters of Coneho and Coneto Creek where the Taylor's had lived for many years.  Unfortunately, there is no proof to be had because during Sherman's March to the Sea, the Nanesemond county records were almost totally destroyed.
Parents Joseph Taylor and Nancy
Military:  Revolutionary War 1776-1779
Note:  Served 2 years in Continental Army with Captain Blounts Company, Edgecomb, North Carolina and honorably discharged 30 Jan 1779
Militia:  Oct 1779-16 Jun 1783:  Private (gunsmith) North Carolina Martin County Militia
Married abt 1782 Martin County, North Carolina
Owned 200 acres in Kentucky 1798
Died 22 March 1819  near Richardsville,Warren,Kentucky
Buried Taylor Family Cemetery, near Richardsville,Warren, Kentucky
Sources
Book: Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975)
Family Tree which cites: Joseph Taylor and Sarah Best Family, Vol. 1, Shari Humphries Franke, p. 15
1790 US Census for Martin, North Carolina page 435
Note: 3 people in household:  himself, wife, and oldest child
1800 US Census for Edgecomb, North Carolina
U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls
http://www.taylorassociation.org/
Sarah (Sally) Best
Born Feb 1760 Tyrrell, Edgecomb, North Carolina
Parents Thomas Best and Unknown mother (Mary Ann Jones was her stepmother)
Died about December 1836 near Richardsville,Warren,Kentucky
Buried Taylor Family Cemetery near Richardsville,Warren,Kentucky
Sources
Book: Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 59
http://www.taylorassociation.org/

CHILDREN

Frances Taylor
Born 1783 Coneto Creek, Edgecombe, North Carolina
Married  (Widower) William Cherry 25 May 1802 North Carolina
Children: Joseph, Allen  and she helped raise her stepchildren Obadiah, Frances, Jane, Samuel, Lavina, Nancy, John
Died 17 November 1852 Warren County, Kentucky (age 69)
Note:  her parents are listed as "James and Sally Taylor" instead of Joseph and Sarah on the record, she is listed as a widow and cause of death was a "fever"
Buried: Requested photo on findagrave in the Taylor Cemetery and a person reported:  Could not find this grave, searched entire cemetery. This cemetery is in extremely poor condition, very overgrown with brush and brier. Some graves are unmarked (with field stones) and some stones are unreadable due to weathering and age. Also some have been knocked over/fell over and cattle have free access to this cemetery.
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 13
1850 US Census for Warren, Warren, Kentucky (66 years, living with stepson George)
Death:  Kentucky Death Records 1852-1953
Family History of Joseph Taylor Jr and Sarah Best Family by Shari H Francke
http://www.taylorassociation.org/
Memorial:  https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34730274
Amy Taylor
Born 1785 Taylor Plantation, Martin, North Carolina
Married:  James Wallace abt 1805 Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Children: Amy, Evans
Died about or before 1815 (she is not named in her father's will of 1815)
Buried: Requested photo on findagrave in the Taylor Cemetery and a person reported: Could not find this grave, searched entire cemetery. This cemetery is in extremely poor condition, very overgrown with brush and brier. Some graves are unmarked (with field stones) and some stones are unreadable due to weathering and age. Also some have been knockedover/fell over and cattle have free access to this cemetery.
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 13
http://www.taylorassociation.org/
Memorial:  https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=12626739


*William Taylor
Born 21 Mar 1787 Martin County, North Carolina
Married Elizabeth Patrick 11 Mar 1811 Warren County, Kentucky
Children: John, Allen, Julia, Mary, Louisa, Elizabeth, Sarah, Joseph, Pleasant, William, Levi, Nancy, Amanda, James
Died 9 Sep 1839 Illinois (possibly of Typhoid Fever)
Buried on the Main road between Lima and Warsaw
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 13
Marriage to Elizabeth (Betsy) Patrick:  Warren County Marriage Register Book A page 262 1797-1780
http://www.taylorassociation.org/
Allen Taylor
Born 13 Dec 1789 Martin County , North Carolina
Married Lavina Cherry 5 Feb 1811 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
Note: Stepdaughter of his sister Frances
Children: William, Aaron, Henry,Tabitha, Alfred, Frances, Sarah, Samuel, John, Robert, Joseph, Etna
Died 13 Sep 1878 Warren, Warren, Kentucky
Buried Taylor Cemetery near Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 13
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/
Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979
Warren County Marriage register 1797-1870 Book A page 262
http://www.taylorassociation.org/
Mary Ann Taylor
Born 1791 North Carolina
Married Samuel Cherry 2 Feb 1813 Warren, Kentucky (stepson of her sister Frances)
(In online records, people have reported Samuel was struck by lightning and died)
Children: Alfred
2) Elijah Upton 21 Aug 1827 Warren, Kentucky
No Children, but he had several with his first wife that Mary Ann helped raise.
Died 30 Aug 1852 Warren County, Kentucky (hemmorhage of the lungs)
Buried:  Probably the Taylor Cemetery near Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 13
Marriage to Samuel: Warren County Marriage records book A page 37
Marriage to Elijah: Warren County Marriage records book A page 277
http://www.taylorassociation.org/
Seraphy Temperance Taylor
Born 1793 Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Married Wiley Smart 4 Apr 1813 Warren County, Kentucky
Children (9)
Died abt 1857 Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois
Buried Smart Family Cemetery, Troy, Madison, Illinois
Note:  the stone is broken and in need of repair
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 13
Marriage to Wiley: Warren County Marriage Records book A page 235
http://www.taylorassociation.org/
Headstone:https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15617551
Nancy Taylor
Born abt 1797 in Edgecombe County,North Carolina
Died 2 February 1812 Warren, Kentucky (abt 15 years old)
Buried Taylor Cemetery, Richardsville, Kentucky (no stone)
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 14
http://www.taylorassociation.org/
Memorial:  https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83386668
Sarah Best (Sally) Taylor
Born 5 Jan 1800 Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Married Rene C Hudnall 7 Jun 1821 Warren, Kentucky
Note:  His given name is spelled Rennt on the record
Children: James, Nancy, Elizabeth, Joseph, Irven, William, Mary, Sarah, Isham, Polly, John, Sidnia
Died 16 Jan 1837 Warren, Kentucky
Buried Hudnall Cemetery, Warren, Kentucky
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 13
Marriage to Rene: Warren County Marriage Records book A page 107 
http://www.taylorassociation.org/
Memorial:  https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=91991968

Joseph Best Taylor
Born 10 Sep 1801 Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Married 1) Polly Ann Hudnall 4 Jun 1822 Warren County, Kentucky
Children: Thomas, James, Rhodah, Nicholas, Sarah, Paradine, William, Aaron, Tabitha, Mary, Joseph
2) Sarah Elizabeth Rone Burchfield 4 Dec 1849 Butler County, Kentucky
Children:  Newton, William
Died 11 Aug 1864 Near Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Buried Hudnall Cemetery, Warren, Kentucky
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 13
Headstone and picture:  https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=86196170
1769 Census for Dobbs County, North Carolina
Marriage to Polly:  Warren County Marriages 1797-1870 Book A page 263
Book: Kentucky Land Grants as follows
Grantee: Taylor, Joseph
Acres: 200
Book: 1
Survey Date: 16 Aug 1798
County: Warren
Water Course: Gasper R
http://www.taylorassociation.org/
Elizabeth Ann Taylor
Born 10 Sep 1803 Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Married Samuel Venable Goode  11 Oct 1829 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
Children: Sarah, William, Mary, Louisa, Henry, Elizabeth, Susan, Martha, Samuel
Died 15 March 1861 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky
Buried Mt Zion Cemetery, Warren, Kentucky
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 14
Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 Film 339890 page 91 Batch M01643-3
Marriage to Samuel: Warren County Marriage Records Book A page 91 
http://www.taylorassociation.org/
Headstone: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=91992534
Charlotte (Lottie) Taylor
Born 3 Oct 1805 Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Married William Lawson White 4 October 1823 Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
Note:  There is another William L White who married Elizabeth Taylor on 2 November 1823 and it is recorded on the same page.  This explains why people insist on putting William and Elizabeth, Lottie's sister, as a couple. 
Children: Hezekiah, Mary, Sarah (Sallie), William, Samuel, John, Chesterfield, Margaret, Houston, Cynthia, Joseph, Morgan, Melvina
Died 5 June 1867 Warren, Kentucky
Buried: Maxey Graveyard (which is on top of a bluff on Stone Creek, on the farm now owned by Hyman Willis) Warren County, Kentucky
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 14
Marriage to William:  Warren County Marriage Records book A page 284
Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 Film 339890 Page 284 image 76 Batch M01638-1
Headstone: http://www.taylorassociation.org/
Delilah Taylor 
Born abt 1806 Tennessee
Married John Cherry
Sources
Book:  Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 14




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