Kim S asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 1 decade ago

Who were John Daniel Taylor's parents?

John Daniel was born in 1859 in Decatur Co. TN. I have found him with mother Nancy and brothers, Albert and William but would like to know who his parents were other than "Nancy." Thank you in advance! Kim

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I suspect this is him in 1860.

    1860; Census Place: District 3, Decatur, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1247; Page: 17; Image: 37.

    F B Taylor, 31

    V A Taylor, 25

    A H Taylor, 3 (Albert)

    J D Taylor, 1 (John Daniel)

    Because in 1870 "F B" is dead and the children line up:

    1870; Census Place: District 3, Decatur, Tennessee; Roll: M593_1524; Page: 22; Image: 44.

    Nancy Taylor 57

    Albert Taylor 12

    John Taylor 11

    William Taylor 7

    "Nancy" is often short for "Ann" and that "57" is really a "37" in the image.

    I can't find an F B - or any male born 1825 - 1835 with a first name starting with "F" - in 1850.

    Given when he died - 1860 - 1870 - there's a good chance he was killed in the Civil War. If you could find out what regiment(s) came from Decatur County, and then get a roster of those regiments, you might find him.

  • 1 decade ago

    http://www.ancestry.com --1880 United States Federal Census

    (This shows a John Taylor and Albert Taylor working on their cousin's farm):

    Name: John Taylor

    Home in 1880: District 3, Decatur, Tennessee

    Age: 21

    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859

    Birthplace: Tennessee

    Relation to Head of Household: Cousin

    Occupation: Farm Laborer

    Marital Status: Single

    Race: White

    Gender: Male

    Household Members: Name Age

    Lycurgus Gates 33

    Emely Gates 27

    Lucinda Gates 10

    Sophia Gates 7

    Mary Gates 5

    Victora Gates 3

    Jacob Gates 6M (6 mon)

    Albert Taylor 22 (b.Tenn., abt 1858)

    John Taylor 21

    Eliza Kelly 16 (servant)

    1870 United States Federal Census

    Name: John Taylor

    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859

    Age in 1870: 11

    Birthplace: Tennessee

    Home in 1870: District 3, Decatur, Tennessee

    Race: White

    Gender: Male

    Post Office: Decaturville

    Household Members: Name Age

    Nancy Taylor 57

    Albert Taylor 12

    John Taylor 11

    William Taylor 7

    That is all I could find. ={

  • Sidney
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Other than this and the 1870 census in which Nancy was head of the family, nada. I couldn't find her husband.

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    TN DECATUR 3-DIST 1880 census

    Lycurgus Gates 33 born TN. parents born TN.

    Emily 27 TN, TN, TN.

    Lucinda 10 TN.

    Sophia 7

    Mary 5

    Victoria 3

    Albert Taylor 22 TN. TN. Tn. cousin

    John Taylor 21 TN. TN. TN. cousin

    Eliza Kelly 16 servant black TN.

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