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This website is dedicated to the family history, both ancestry and descendancy, of Joseph Taylor (b. about 1728 in Virginia) and of Nancy, his wife (surname unknown). About 1756, Joseph moved his family to North Carolina to take up a large land grant with two other Taylor men, Richard and Thomas, who may have been related.  He died about 1808 in North Carolina. About 1808, his son Joseph (b. about 1751 in Virginia),  a Revolutionary War veteran, and his wife Sarah Best moved to Warren County, Kentucky, with their 12 children.  Among those children were LDS Pioneer William Taylor and his wife Elizabeth Patrick.

Volume 3 of the Joseph Taylor Jr/Sarah Best history is printed and ready for $50 + $5 shipping.

You can place an order now by e-mail: or by letter to Mrs. Shari H. Franke, 6147 South 2250 East, Ogden, UT 84403, or by telephone: 801-479-6725. Then you will need to send your payment to Shari by check or money order before the books can be shipped. The check should be made out to Shari Franke. Do not send money to the Taylor Family Association or any of the officers, etc.
PS - A limited number of Volume 2 are still available, $40 plus $5 shipping from Shari. Volume 1 is sold out but is available at, under search/library catalog by looking under Author for Shari Franke.


TFA is part of the LDS Ancestral Family Assocation. as such we can get free tickets to the Rootstech vendor area 28 Feb - 3 Mar at the Salt SLC, Utah The Vendor area provide many free classes provided by the vendors for free. It is a great place to spend a day learning about the latest and greatest in family history technology. If you are interested in Tickets, contact Gordon Taylor the # and your email before the end of January. And we will see about getting them for you. Click here for more RootsTech information.

Name That Relative

We keep obtaining old pictures of relatives long gone with no identification. Now we have a web page devoted to their discovery. Take a peek and see if you recognize them. Let us know if you know who they are. Your help would be much appreciated and you will be crowned with glory. Click the link below to get started. If you have some pictures to share please email them to our fantastic web master.

Name That Relative

Our Taylor Heritage Video Series

A great, new, 4 part series on our family heritage covering London, Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois and Utah periods. This series was put together by Tim and Sharmayne Taylor Wardell. They did a wonderful job and everyone will enjoy sharing these with other family members.

Part 1 - London to Missouri
Part 2 - Missouri
Part 3 - Illinois To Utah
Part 4-1 - Allen & Riley Taylor Move to Dixie & Wayne County, Utah
Part 4-2 - Allen & Riley Taylor Move to Dixie & Wayne County, Utah

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In 1634 a Richard Taylor, age 16, came to the New World on the ship
We have reason to believe that he is our
He bought land west of what is now Norfolk, Virginia along the
Southern branch of Elizabeth River
and married
In 1678 John Harding of London, butcher next door to the 3 tuns
Taverne in Newgate Street sent a letter to Richard
And mentions Richard's sister Susannah
Christening entries 1667-1700 shows
John & Susannah Harding's children and dates of christening
We appeal for help to all doing Taylor research including DNA
We are prepared to pay proper fees to Professional researchers
Contact: Noel M. Taylor,,
39 North Valley View Dr. #84
St George, UT 84770, USA.

Taylor Family Road Shows

  • Join the family to show and share family stories, artifacts and pictures
  • Take a tour of family historical sites
  • Record family events to share in FHE and link the family genealogy
  • Gather Taylor family history activities
  • Meet your cousins and learn about collaboration tools

Bowling Green Kentucky, September 5-6, 2014
Did you miss it? Click for Presentation Hand Outs.

Farr West Utah, June 20-21, 2014
Did you miss it? Click for Presentation Hand Outs.

We Now Offer Individual Family Web Pages Free Of Charge

You may now create your own family web page right here on Check them out in our Member's Section. Our webmaster will help you get started, give him an email, get him the right stuff and in a flash you'll have your own web page to be admired by registered family members. It's a great way to keep the family informed of family events

HELP WANTED - Assistant Webmaster

We need an Assistant and/or Replacement for our Webmaster. Experience is great, but will train interested person. Good opportunity for aspiring computer programmer. Must be family member, interested in genealogy and computer programing and willing to donate some time to website maintenance/development. Computer languages used: HTML, ASP-VBScript, CSS, SQL, PHP and JavaScript. Programs used FTP, Visual Studio, Photo Editor, Flash and MySQL.

What's New
1/21/2018 Some new reunions are coming up, check our calendar.
1/8/2018 Obituaries Added: Cynthia Ann Archer, JaNeal England Thomas, Eldon Rose Wayment, Lester Keith Clark, Marilyn Taylor Flint, Violet Lucille Bluemel Bonham, Lorainne Carter Taylor, Floyd Moses Childs, Mary Jean Benson Allen, Harry Pledger, Helen Agnes Donaldson Taylor, Jean Lloyd Morrison, Doyle Mont Soderquist, James Elliott Jorgensen, Mildred Ruth Rice Thompson, Maynard Harvey Rasmussen.
1/4/2018 Obituaries Added: Sharon Jean Scott Holley, Shurley Dean Lowder, Russell Taylor Muir, Eldon Holt Barlocker, Paul Roger Cox, Verl West Burt, Jeri Carver Noble, James Hugh Della Silva, Lowell Skeen Peterson, Nadine Atkinson Anderson.
12/31/2017 Obituaries Added: Derek Marc Naylor, John LaRee Taylor, Gary LeRoy Poll, Rex Walker Boman, Ernest Keith Heywood, Zelda Christina Smethurst Taylor, Laurel Jean Warner Larsen, Joni Ellett Norton, Russell Ivan Olsen, Bonnie Lynn Amidan Bitton, James Eliot Sampson, Carl Dean Crowther, Warren Vernal Judd, Melva Blair Moser, Wesley F Ward, Leola Taylor Brown, Syble Wells Baker.
12/26/2017 Taylor Times November 2017 Edition (Must log into our members section to read).
12/6/2017 Obituaries Added: Richard Keith Bojak, David Arthur Armstrong, Wayne East Rose, Diane Steed, Michael Kennett Rice, Jenna Larimore Taylor, Sharron Lee Croft Wallace, Verna Lucille Brown Bowers, Peter Scott Howey, Guenivere Ruth (Gwen) Crook Taylor.
11/30/2017 Obituaries Added: Lynette Russell Love, Ervin George Heslop, Alvin Fred Cobabe M.D., Orlan Ray Gagon, Max T Horrocks, James Jeffrey Taylor.
11/24/2017 Obituaries Added: Ivan Collett Howell, Donna Marie Butikofer Clayton, Jay Albert Davis, Helen Powell Williams, John Rex (Jack) Winder, Julie Ellis Haycock, Jeanette Smith Searle, Jeane Millar Stonely.
11/20/2017 Obituaries Added: Pamela Sue Carney Slater, Dolores Maw Slater, Kenneth Stewart Curtis, Yvonne Morgan Prince, Mary Jo Allred Harden, Herbert Barrington Edwards, MarLee Hobbs Gordon, Martha Dee Alder Andrews, Zelma Bennett Bailey.
11/6/2017 Obituaries Added: Ronald Dale Bingham, Jeffrey Brown Allen, Douglas Jay Grundy, William Graham Burnside, Cynthia Ann (Cindy) Salt O'Brien, Gwenyth Jae Jensen Crane, Regina Doris Mary Higbee, Kathryn Joyce (Kaye) Casper Lane, Shanelle Casper, Dennis Taylor Durfey.
11/2/2017 Obituaries Added: Jacqueline Barker Sodja, Vera Mae Ogden Bakker, Wilmer Harrison Taylor, Thomas Wayne Nelson, Eldon M Drake, Erma Kartchner Taylor, Diane Wilde Cottle, Meriam Jenkins Stanger, Jessie Taylor Watson, Arlene Woodruff Bingham, Milton (Mick) Wall, Byron Leroy Knight.
8/15/2017 Name That Relative - A relative chase so to speak, see if you recognize these relatives and let us know if you do.
6/7/2017 Obituaries Added: Jerold (Jack) Day Walker, Jack Clarence Higbee, Gwendolyn Marquardson King.
6/6/2017 Obituaries Added: Corilla Bone Anderson, Bonnie Jean Adams Kay, Raymond Jr Couch, Edna Smith Thatcher McEntire, Gay Cederlof Brown, Brian Lake Taylor, Joyce Long Searle, Jack Val Stoker, William (Larry) Taylor, Marion Cook Shupe, Cheryl Dawn Whitehead Ward, Robert Loran Taylor, Anna Marie Johnson Asay.

Shari Franke's books on the Joseph Taylor Family, Volumes 2 & 3, are available, check out her review at our Family Store.

Volume 1                         Sold Out                                  
Volume 2                      $40 per book     $5 for shipping
Volume 3                      $50 per book     $5 for shipping

Our Southern U.S. Taylor Family

We welcome as members those who are related in some way to this family.  The $15 yearly membership dues include access to our ongoing research projects, our quarterly newsletter, Taylor Times, information about our large Taylor DNA project, access to our biographies project, and much more.  And if you’re interested in helping with research, we will be delighted!

Join our group by clicking on Join, which will take you to the signup page. You can choose to pay your $15 dues either through PayPal or by check. Instructions are included on the Join page.

If you are already a dues-paying member and would like to Register for a password to access the members-only section of the website, please click Register and follow the instructions there.

Taylor is a very common surname. It was very common in the colonial Tidewater Region. This family is NOT descended from President Zachary Taylor. If you are not certain if you’re related to this particular Taylor family and want to investigate the possibility, you are welcome to e-mail the membership secretary:


We are looking for a few good volunteers for our projects - check it out.


This site will permit you to look at the earliest five generations of Joseph Taylor Sr's family we are known to be connected to. We think we may have some earlier links as well.
Until we have a database up and running so that all Taylor's may be input, we invite your contributions to our reader's forum. To do so you must be willing to have your email address listed for other's to correspond with.
This site does not contain information about living persons. If you need such information we urge you to contact us with information to let us determine how you are related.

Email contributions to the Taylor Times to our friendly editor..