(Taylor), Elizabeth?

Birth Name (Taylor), Elizabeth?
Gender female
Age at Death about 36 years


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1745      
Death 1781 Craven, NC    
Event Note

IF she is the wife of a conscripted James Taylor, Sr, who died while he was fighting in Craig's Battle of New Bern August 19, 1781.


Family of Taylor, James Sr and (Taylor), Elizabeth?

Married Husband Taylor, James Sr ( * about 1740 + after 1790 )

Possibly "Elizabeth" from this land deed -
"9 December 1775 - Craven DB 22, p. 253 - JAMES TAYLOR and wife Elizabeth sold to Elisha BEASLEY and wife, Fearnot BEASLEY. 100 acres known by the name of the Shooting Ponds, lying & being in Craven Co on the south side of Neuse River and on the north side of Core Creek and joining the Great Glade. Wit: Brice Fonville, James Carmack and David Civill. ( Proven on oath of James Carmack, at the December Craven Inferior Court.) ". Commonly held that this is Elizabeth Beasley and that this James Taylor, s/o John Tayor and Janet Yarborough, died in 1811 Craven Co, NC.

Peter and Samuel included because they are found nearby in Census' before 1850. (In 1830, "East of the 4 Range Line, Jackson County) For instance, a Samuel Taylor b.1771-1780 and a Peter Taylor b.1781-1790 are in 1840 Jackson Co, AL. If James Taylor was the one petitioning the court for forbearance having been forcibly conscripted to fight for the British, he had 5 children in all.

Francis Taylor is the only Taylor next to James in the semi-alphabetized 1820 Census of Franklin Co, TN.

A Francis, Samuel, and George are in early records of Davidson Co, TN from 1803-1818.

In 1800 KY Tax List, Pulaski County, along with Samuel McDaniel Taylor's alleged father, Benjamin, are a Francis & George who are not found there after that.

Working hypothesis: The Hall/Williams, Hinshaw's, and Taylor's of Jackson Co, AL knew each other before coming to Jackson Co, AL and joining the same Primitive Baptist churches there. They were originally Quakers whose path goes back to Cane Creek MM and New Garden MM and up the New River Valley Rd. A "James and Francis Taylor" are seen in the same founding member lists with the Williams and Hinshaws. They are identified as James Taylor b.1707, a Quaker at Ballinacree MM, Antrim, Ireland, who came to PA 1729.
See long note here: https://wc.rootsweb.com/trees/214022/I12532/james-taylor/individual
" James and Frances Taylor arrived in Orange Co., NC in 1748 from Chester Co., PA. James Taylor was a Quaker. James had a brother, Robert Taylor who also moved to Orange Co. "


Name Birth Date Death Date
Taylor, James, Jr.about 1765about 1845
Taylor, Peterabout 1770after 1840
Taylor, Samuelabout 1775after 1840
Taylor, Francisbefore 1775