Name: James Taylor
Given Name: James
Birth: 2 Nov 1801 in Chester, South Carolina
Death: 27 Jul 1857 in Sangamon, Illinois
Burial: Taylor Cemetery, Riverton, Sangamon, Illinois
Change Date: 8 Mar 2009 at 00:00
EARLY SETTLERS OF SANGAMON COUNTY - 1876
By John Carroll Powell
These biographies were submitted by a researcher and evidently abstracted from the 1876 History of Sangamon County, IL. Errors could occur, so one should always verify the correctness by obtaining copies of vitals and performing all necessary research to document what is contained herein.
TAYLOR, JAMES , born Nov. 2, 1801, in Chester district, South Carolina, moved with his parents to Hart county, Kentucky, and thence to Wayne county, Ill., where he was married to Mary Kelly, who was born in Hart county, also, and taken by her parents when young to Wayne county. They had five children and moved to Sangamon county in the spring of 1829, settling in what is now Williams township, near Barclay, where seven children were born. Of their nine children who lived to any considerable age:
Zerelda, born in Wayne county, Illinois, married James W. Cooper. S
Ninian R., born Feb. 13, 1825, in Wayne county, Illinois, was married April 1, 1847, in Sangamon county, to «b»Catharine (Kittie) Halbert«/b». They have five living children. John B., born May 22, 1851, was married Dec. 2, 1873, to Miranda Turley, and lives in Williamsville. Lewis C., born April 9, 1854, graduated at Bellevue Medical College, New York, March 1, 1875, and is practicing medicine at Auburn, Ill. Ellen, Emma and Frank H., live with their parents. Ninian R. Taylor was elected in 1870 to represent Sangamon county, in the twenty-seventh General Assembly of Illinois, for two years. He and his family reside at Williamsville, Sangamon county, Ill. He is a merchant there.
John was drowned, aged ten years. He and Eli Wilson were skating and both were drowned.
Rhoda, born in Wayne county, Illinois, was married in 1848 in Sangamon county, Ill., to «b»Wm. H. White.«/b» She died of cholera in 1851, leaving one child, Bertrand D. White, who lives near Gibson, Ford county, Ill.
Isaac F., born Oct. 12, 1830, in Sangamon county, married «b»Margaret Halbert«/b». They had two children, Alexander D., born May 9, 1854, graduated at Rush medical College, Chicago, in 1875, and is practicing medicine at Cotton Hill, Sangamon county, Ill. Mary Ethel, lives with her father. Mrs. Margaret Taylor died May 16, 1863, and I. J. Taylor was married May 27, 1864, to Mary A. McGinnis. They have two children, John E. and Leonard R., and reside two and a half miles southeast of Williamsville, Sangamon county, Ill.
James H., born Dec. 25, 1832, in Sangamon county, was married Jan. 5, 1855, to«b» Rachel C. Groves.«/b» They had six children. James A. died in his fourth year, Barbara A., Mary E., Dora B., Gertrude C. and William H. live with their parents. James H. Taylor moved his family to Danville, Illinois, Nov. 28, 1868, and now - 1876 - reside there.
Simeon M., born Feb. 2, 1835, in Sangamon county, married «b»Louisa Buchanan«/b». They have one child, Mary K., and reside on West Monroe street, Springfield, Illinois.
Francis K., born Jun 14, 1840, in Sangamon county, was married Oct. 24, 1861, to «b»Elizabeth Kalb.«/b» They had three children, Flora L., died Nov. 18, 1875, in her thirteenth year; Nellie F. died Nov. 25, 1875, in her tenth year, and James C. died nov. 14, 1875, in his sixth year, all of malignant diphtheria. F. L. Taylor and wife reside at the homestead where his father settled in 1829, three-fourths of a mile north of Barclay, Sangamon county, Illinois.
Martin V., born March 22, 1842, in Sangamon county, married «b»Mary Buchanan,«/b» a native of Brown county, Illinois. They have three children, Jesse O., William A., and Jennie L., and live near Barclay, Illinois.
Father: John Taylor b: 1 May 1772 in Maryland
Mother: Susan Mobley
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- Change Date:
27 Apr 2016
- Isaac J. Taylor b: 12 Oct 1830 in Sangamon, Illinois
- Ninian Riley Taylor b: 13 Feb 1825 in Illinois