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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.

COST REDUCTION. Volumes 2 & 3 of the Joseph Taylor Jr/Sarah Best history by Shari H Franke are now available for $25 plus $5 for shipping. Limited quantities, first come first served.

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.

"Arise From the Dust"
a novel about the Taylor Family
by a Taylor Family member

Check out the synopsis in the Taylor Family store. It's available on Amazon in ebook or printed format.

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 - 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
8/9/2019 Obituaries Added: Marilyn Bingham Priest, Morris Leon Mower, Neta McLean Fenstermaker, Charles Rene Hobbs, Bonnie Lou Stocks Bennett, Belva Criddle Nance, Margie May Stephenson Clark, Robert Elden Taylor, Larry Carl Pickford, Betty Lou Price Etherington, Hugh Alvin (Santa Hugo) Taylor, Lawrence Drew Lambert, Cory Glenn Haney, Blaine Gailord Taylor, Ronald Ray Hoffman, Kevin David Orullian.
8/5/2019 Obituaries Added: Elaine Hipwell Stauffer, Russell Lloyd Chatelain, Mary Phelps Humphreys, Robert Charles Taylor, Joy Peterson Clegg, Birgitta Linnea Stahl Nuttall, Kay Smith Jensen, Luzenia Mayhew Rees, Eugene Holman Mikkelson, Marva May Saunders Elggren, Kathryn Anne Russell Wilcox.
8/4/2019 July Taylor Times, Vol 23 Issue 2 (Log into the member section to review.)
6/20/2019 Biography of Heber C Tayor (1860-1906) and Eliza Baird (1860-1941) added.
4/8/2019 Obituaries Added: James Willard Hitchens, Dawna LaVern Flint Smith, Carolyn Olsen Stock, Shawna Cobabe Van Meeteren, Richard Giles Grant, Austin Lincoln Clifford, Larry Alan Myers, Vickie Jean Shurtleff Jones.
3/12/2019 Obituaries Added: Colleen Ann Schneiter Randall, Ronald Todd Baird, Gary Dick Roundy, Danny Gene Richardson, Marjorie Jane Higgs, Phyllis Nelson Taylor, Joseph Lorenzo Fletcher, Keith Burton Hadley, Muriel (Gay) Bronzonie Gee, Ronald James Hadley, Scott Douglas Pedersen, Marily Christensen Payne, LaRue Kunz Spencer, Paul T. Stromberg, Joseph Rodney Taylor, Stewart Graham Vernon.
3/6/2019 Obituaries Added: Eugene Nebeker Cook, Donna Opal Illum Bertagnolli, Karen Homer Waters, Donna Miller Jephson, Ronald D. Nuttall, William Wright Neff, Norma Tuttle Erickson, Michael Verl Jensen, Charles Wesley Oliver, Brenda Marie Warby Dayton, Braden Eugene Mann, Catherine Kettle Shira, Vaughn Ernest Hansen, Billie Mae Williams Harris, Marvin LaVar Williams, Gregory Warren Cable, Penny Lynn Nichols Russell, Gordon Gene Schneiter.
3/5/2019 Obituaries Added: Patricia Helen Bresett Malan, Pauline Cottle Wangsgaard, Joy Peterson, J. Ronald Remigi, Ora Taylor Macaro, Denille Andrus, Richard Lester Davis, Elora Fenn Hutchings, Lyla Jean Allred Gough, Kenneth O. Melby, Marlene Prince Pierce.
1/27/2019 Over the Christmas Holidays I, your webmaster, helped my son move from New York City to Dallas. I put a little slide show of the adventure in the member section. Log in and look for it under Pertinent Family Documents/Photos.

Just For Fun And Games Try

Just for fun go to Compare your family line with Presidents, Kings, Movie Stars, Athletes etc. It's also a great place to do research on your family line. To join the group go to Under the group tab click Join and type Taylor Family Assoc and enter information. The password is shown in the link. You'll need a family search account, if you don't have one obtain one free at

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..