Lanier, Hankins, Hopkins & Taylor Families

William TAYLOR
(bet. 1797/1805-bet. 1880/1886)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Martha "Patsy" RAMSEY

2. Mary G. RAMSEY
3. Delilah COX

William TAYLOR 2,199
  • Born: bet. 1797 and 1805, Virginia 598
  • Marriage (1): Martha "Patsy" RAMSEY on 2 June 1825 in Garrard County, Kentucky 595
  • Marriage (2): Mary G. RAMSEY on 27 August 1854 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky 596
  • Marriage (3): Delilah COX on 23 April 1862 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky 597
  • Died: bet. 1880 and 1886, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 599,600
  • Buried: Rockcastle County, Kentucky 601
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  Birth Notes:

There is some question about when and where William was born. Census records for 1850 through 1880 show he was born in Virginia but his marriage record to Mary Ramsey shows he was born in North Carolina. William was listed as 47 in 1850, 55 in 1860, 68 in 1870 & 78 in 1880 making him born between 1801 - 1805. His marriage record to Mary Ramsey lists his age as 56 in 1854 which would mean he was born about 1798. Based on this information, his birth date is listed here as between 1798 - 1805.

  Death Notes:

William died sometime after the 1880 census was taken on 10 Jun 1880 and 8 Feb 1886 when his son, Jim, sold property inherited from William.

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  More Information:

Alt. Birth: ca 1798 in North Carolina. According to the marriage record when William married Mary Ramsey, he was 56 years old on 27 Aug 1854. This record also lists his birth place as North Carolina. 596

1830 United States Federal Census, William Taylor household, Garrard County, Kentucky 602: There were 3 William Taylors listed in Garrard County in 1830. One had 2 females under 5 with a male 20-30 and a female 20-30 so that is probably not William and Patsy. The other two have almost identical household compositions and either of them could have been William and Patsy. Both households had a male child under 5 [Robert] and a female 20-30 [Patsy]. One has a male 20-30 and the other has a male 30-40. Either of these could have been William since his birth year is somewhere between 1798 and 1805.

There was also a William Taylor in Rockcastle County who was 30-40 with a female 20-30 but there were no children in that household. William and Patsy's son, Robert, was born in 1827 according to his headstone.

1840 United States Federal Census, William Tailor [sic] household, Garrard County, Kentucky 198: William and Patsy appear to be listed very near her father, Thomas Ramsey, Sr. The household consisted of 1 m 5-10 [James F.], 1 m 10-15 [Robert], 1 m 40-50 [William], 1 f 5-10 [Elizabeth] and 1 f 30-40 [Patsy].

1850 United States Federal Census, William Taylor household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 199: William was living with his 1st wife, Patsy, and their children, Jim and Elizabeth in the Northern District. He was listed as a farmer, age 47, born in Virginia, owned real estate valued at $400 and could not read & write.

1860 United States Federal Census, Wm Taylor household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 603: William was living with his daughter, Elizabeth and son, Andrew. He was listed as a wagonmaker, age 55. born in Virginia.

1870 United States Federal Census, William Taylor household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 262: William was living with his 3rd wife, Delilah, his son, Andrew and their daughters, Mary, Margaret, Nancy, Martha. William was listed as a farmer, age 68, born in Virginia.

1880 United States Federal Census, William Taylor household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 265: William was living with his 3rd wife, Delilah, their children, Margaret, Nancy, Martha, John, William, Rebecca, Thomas and Teresa [Lola] and Delilah's son, George. William was listed as a farmer, age 78, born in Virginia.

Possible Ancestry: William's parents are widely accepted to be William Taylor and Jean Guffey but definitive proof of that has not been found. The elder William was living in Rockcastle County when he filed his Revolutionary War pension application in 1832 but his children, if any, were not mentioned in that application.

A descendant of William has joined the Taylor surname group at FTDNA. So far the results are inclusive but they do not match with another Taylor who is said to be descended from the same line as Rev. War William Taylor. If that is accurate, then Rev. War William is not this William's father but it's too early to make that conclusion.


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William married Martha "Patsy" RAMSEY, daughter of Thomas RAMSEY Sr. and Martha, on 2 June 1825 in Garrard County, Kentucky.595 (Martha "Patsy" RAMSEY was born ca 1799 in Kentucky,604,605 died on 13 February 1852 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky 586,604 and was buried in Ramsey-Hiatt Cemetery, Renfro Valley, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 586,604.)


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William next married Mary G. RAMSEY, daughter of Daniel F. RAMSEY and Mary DONAHO, on 27 August 1854 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.596 (Mary G. RAMSEY was born ca 1833 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, died bef. 1860 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky 606 and was buried in Rockcastle County, Kentucky 607.)


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William next married Delilah COX, daughter of Ambrose COX and Unknown, on 23 April 1862 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.597 (Delilah COX was born on 10 July 1843 in Grainger County, Tennessee,608,609 died on 7 August 1910 608 and was buried in Maret Cemetery, Wildie, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 608.)


  Marriage Notes:

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