John TAYLOR, born between 1710 and 1733, died in Mecklenburg Co, NC about March 1777. His wifeÂ’s name was Ruth, surname unknown but may have been BAKER. He lived on Sugar Creek and among his various land holdings was land purchased from George SELWYN. In his will he mentions his children along with, among others, Robert IRWIN and William BARNETT. Abraham TAYLOR, George BAKER and George BAKER, Jr. were witnesses to his will.
Their children were:
John TAYLOR, born about 1753, died 20 March 1800 in Mecklenburg Co, NC. He married Margaret before 1774.
Abraham TAYLOR, died about 1778 in Mecklenburg Co, NC. His wifeÂ’s name was Mary. No children.
Mary TAYLOR, born between 1740 Â– 1766 and died 1796 in Mecklenburg Co, NC. She married William REED, who died about 1789 in Mecklenburg Co, NC
Margaret TAYLOR, who married Daniel HUTSON
Jane TAYLOR, who died between 1777 - 1778
John and Margaret TAYLOR also lived in the vicinity of Sugar Creek. He named John McDOWELL, and James SPROTT (SPRATT), along with his wife Margaret as Executors. When John TAYLOR died in 1800, 5 of his 6 children were minors. Guardians appointed were: Margaret TAYLOR, John McDOWELL, Hugh McDOWELL, James SPRATT, and Hugh PARKS
John and Margaret TAYLORÂ’s children were:
William Barnett TAYLOR, born 1 January 1788, died 1831 in Mecklenburg Co, NC. He married before 1809 Deborah Catherine, surname unknown. They had 6 children: Robert, Samuel Cox, Mary, Harriet, William, and Sarah.
Abraham TAYLOR, born about 1784, died 9 July 1823 in Mecklenburg Co, NC. He married 5 May 1807 Jane C. NEELY, the daughter of Moses NEELY and Margaret CAMPBELL. They had 7 children: Nancy, Margaret C, Mary H, John G, Moses N, Violet J, Elizabeth
Archibald Armstrong TAYLOR who died before October 1805 in Mecklenburg Co, NC
James TAYLOR born after 1779
John TAYLOR, born about 1784 in Mecklenburg Co, NC and died 16 January 1830 in Mecklenburg Co. He married 29 September 1806 Mary Jane NEELY, daughter of Moses NEELY and Margaret CAMPBELL.
Mary TAYLOR, born about 1774 and died 9 March 1814 in Mecklenburg Co, NC.
Abraham and Jane TAYLORÂ’s daughter Nancy married 20 September 1836 Andrew Jackson REID, the son of David REID and Ann KERR. Shortly after David REIDÂ’s death in about 1842, they left Mecklenburg Co and moved to Haywood Co, Tennessee; then later to Lonoke Co, Arkansas.
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