Taylor, James Sr

Birth Name Taylor, James Sr
Gender male
Age at Death more than about 50 years


from Lanita Sconce Smith:
"James [SR] TAYLOR. Born on 2 Mar 1739 in Drumleck, Armagh Co., Ireland [This Is A Possible, Although The Time Frame And Birth Location Of Ireland Fits].1 Immigrated in 1764 to U.S. From Ireland; Oral Recitings From Ggranddaughter was that our Taylors came to U.S. 12 years before the Revolution. Was on the census for Craven Co., NC, in 1800. Listed in court records in 1804-1827 Rutherford Co., TN, Book No. 4 P 205. "

Possible match in this record of a James Taylor immigration 1760-1765 (ancestry.com):
Name: James Taylor
Arrival Year: 1760-1765
Arrival Place: America
Source Publication Code: 8695
Primary Immigrant: Taylor, James
Annotation: Date of emigration and intended destination. Extracted from Home Office papers (appellant records) in the Public Record Office, London. A comparison of names listed in Smith's British Deportees to America (the seven part series was indexed as nos. 8530, 8
Source Bibliography: SMITH, CLIFFORD NEAL. "Unrecognized Refugees from Injustice." In Genealogical Journal, vol. 8:3 (Sept. 1979), pp. 125-134.
Page: 133

Alternate theory by Kyle:
Because Shadrack is an uncommon name but given frequently in our Taylors, I think they may descend from the famous English Taylor's, Lords of the Manor of Shadockhurst in Shadockhurst, Kent, England. Record of a "Shadrack Taylor" in Accomack Co, VA in 1750 - his line traces to Lord John Taylor of Shadockhurst. However, 13 Aug 1755 another Shadrack Taylor bought land in Pasquotank Co, NC (next to Gabriel Taylor) and served as a Corporal in Captain Nehemiah Jones’ Company, (the Third Company from Pasquotank) Militia of 1755. Another Shadrack is in 1790 Census in Pasquotank Co, NC (near John & James, separately David, Daniel, and another James). However, unknown if the 2 Shadrack's are connected. Three wills separated by a generation of Shadrack Taylor's in Pasquotank Co. However, not compatible with an Irish immigrant in 1764.

From A History of New Bern And Craven County, by Alan D. Watson - "In the aftermath of the British intrusion, local authorities dealt with defections from the patriot ranks. JAMES TAYLOR declared that he had been compelled to join Craig when the army came to New Bern and forced to remain with the soldiers for some time thereafter. He returned to find that his wife had died, leaving five children, the eldest of whom was eleven years old. Having no "wicked Intentions the Friends of his Country" and supported by sixteen signatories, Taylor asked the court for a pardon so that he might provide for his "small Distressed family." In 1782, the county justices granted the petition of six women, whose husbands had joined Craig's army and thus left their estates subject to confiscation, by ordering the property applied to the relief of the women and their children." Watson's reference: William Gaston Papers, SHC - Jane Gaston to William Gaston, August 11, 1795.
kdd note: a very curious coincidence? (the Battle of New Bern was August 19, 1781). If the oldest child is 11 about 1781 -> 1770, or old enough to be James Taylor, Jr.

see Ralph Taylor's page - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~craventaylors
He believes our James Taylor was s/o Robert s/o Abraham
Also collected records about one or more James Taylor's in Craven Co, NC -

has JAMES TAYLOR SR. Dismissed by Letter in 1829
later has JAMES TAYLOR J. Dismissed by letter 1843 , coincidentally soon before he died, so it's possible the 1829 marks date of death of James Taylor Sr.
In the original list of members 1814-1829 James Hall, James Taylor and Nancy Taylor (Nancy being James wife)


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1740 Ireland    
Immigration 1764   From Ireland to North Carolina of the 13 Colonies  
Death after 1790 Buncombe, NC probable location; could be Craven, Jones, or Dobbs  
Event Note

assuming James Taylor, Sr was in 1790 Census Craven Co, NC -
JAMES TAYLOR - 1 male 16 & over; 3 males under 16; 5 females.


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

Married Wife (Taylor), Elizabeth? ( * about 1745 + 1781 )

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