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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.

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Bowling Green Kentucky, September 5-6
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Farr West Utah, June 20-21
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What's New
1/10/2015 President's Message - We hail our outgoing President, Gordon Taylor, and welcome our new President, Gary Schvaneveldt.
1/10/2015 Taylor Times December 2014 Edition (Must log into our members section to read).
10/4//2014 A Taylor Family Biographical Sketch Presented at the 2003 Nauvoo Reunion, Narrated by Brian Taylor (Requires Flash)
9/23/2014 Bowling Green Road Show Information - New Tour Map - Slideshow
8/16/2014 Taylor Times: Vol 18 #3 And Index (Members Section)
5/21/2014 Taylor Road Shows - Farr West Utah - June 20-21 (info).
Bowling Green Kentucky - September 5-7 (info)
Allred Reunion - Spring City Utah - June 27-28 (info)
3/1/2014 We've added an obituary section, we've started with some old ones but hope to have new ones soon. If you know of one send us a link.

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Shari Franke's books on the Joseph Taylor Family, Volumes 1 & 2, are available, check out her review at our Family Store.
New reduced prices for the recession:
Volume 1                      $40 per book     $5 for shipping
Volume 2                      $50 per book     $5 for shipping
Volume 1 and 2             $80 per set        $8 for shipping
2 or more sets               $80 per set        $12 for shipping/per order


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, 10314 Countrywood Dr., Sandy, Utah
84092 USA

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.

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