Name: Jonathan Taylor
Given Name: Jonathan
Birth: 3 Dec 1742 in Rapidan, Orange , Virginia
Death: 5 Sep 1803 in Basis Springs, Frederick, Virginia
Change Date: 7 Sep 2010 at 01:00
Jonathan Taylor was a Lieutenant of a company in the Convention Guards in the Revolution, and was the third of the eleven sons of Col. George Taylor and wife, Rachel Gibson, 10 of whom served in the Revolution, nine as officers. Colonel George Taylor, b. 10 Feb., 1711, d. Orange Co., Va., 4 Nov., 1792; md. 28 Feb 1738 Rachel Gibson, b 4 May, 1717; d. 19 Feb., 1761 (daughter of Jonathan Gibson, d.Orange Co., Va., 1745, from accidental poison, thought to have been the brother of Bishop Edmund Gibson of London). George Taylor was appointed Colonel of Orange Co. Militia. Commission signed 18 July, 1755, and served in the French and Indian Wars. Burgess 1748-9, 1752-8; member of the Committee of Safety 1744-5; member of Convention 1775; Vestryman of the Church of England, and Clerk of Orange Co. for twenty-three years.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 115 page 86 Mrs. Rives Taylor Berry.DAR ID Number: 114277 Born in Union County, Ky. Wife of Noel A. Berry. Descendant of George Taylor and of Lieut. Jonathan Taylor, as follows: 1. John Rives Taylor (1825-1911) m. 1864 Bettie R. Givens (1836-1900). 2. Gibson Berry Taylor (1793-1861) m. 2nd 1822 Mary Rives (1800-73). 3. Jonathan Taylor m. Ann Berry. 4. George Taylor m. Rachel Gibson (1717-61). George Taylor (1711-92) was a member of the Committee of Safety, 1774, and of the Convention, 1775, of Virginia, where he was born and died. Jonathan Taylor (1742-1804) was lieutenant in the Virginia Convention Guards, 1779-81. He was born and died in Virginia. Also No. 109168.
I have given all I intend to to my married children My nephew, George G. Taylor My wife and my unmarried children My son, George My brother, Francis My wife and sons, William and George, Exe. Written: February 1802 Witnesses: Thomas Martin, Phebe Fishback, and Hannah Taylor Probated: 5 September 1803
This information was sent to me on October 4, 2001 from Theodore Stanton. JVoyager@worldnet.att.net
Maj. Taylor was a surveyor, following the profession of his great grandfather, who was Surveyor General of the Colony of Virginia. He accumulated many thousands of acres of land extending in several directions besides the huge tracts in Clark County, Kentucky. So vast were the estates of Maj. Taylor that he was nicknamed "Big Foot Billy" because he was said, "to have owned all the land he put his foot on". He was born in Virginia, and according to the diary of his uncle, Col. Francis Taylor, he remained in Botetourt County until the 23rd of December 1796. He then moved to Kentucky and bought from his uncle one thousand acres on Floyd's Fork, in Shelby County (Oldham not having been formed until 1823). He paid 400 pounds (approximately $1,333.33 in today's currency) for the land. This tract was an original grant to Col. Francis Taylor for his Revolutionary War services, and was at the time of its purchase in 1796 almost entirely a wilderness. Shelby was formerly a part of Jefferson County.
Father: George Taylor b: 11 Feb 1711 in , Orange, Virginia.
Mother: Rachel Gibson b: 4 May 1717 in Caroline , Virginia
Nancy Ann Berry b: 1750 in Berry Plain, King George, Virginia
16 Jan 1766
in , , Virginia
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- Change Date:
27 Apr 2016
- George T Taylor b: 1 Dec 1799 in Orange, Virginia
- William Berry Taylor b: 26 Feb 1768 or 1769 in , , Virginia
- Samuel Mitchell Taylor b: 1770
- Mary Taylor b: 2 Nov 1770
- Jonathan Taylor b: 17 Jan 1774 in , , Virginia
- Francis Ann Taylor b: 9 Dec 1775 in , , Virginia
- Gibson Berry Taylor b: 1776 in Virginia