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William Taylor (1774-1864) Family of South Carolina


William Taylor (1774-1864) Family of South Carolina

Genealogy of the family of William Taylor (1774-1864) of South Carolina.

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Which William Taylor of SC :-?

Started by JB Peterson. Last reply by JB Peterson Aug 5, 2009. 2 Replies

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Comment by Marleah L. Scott on December 11, 2017 at 4:55pm

Mary, I did the "spit kit" and mailed it off over the weekend.  Should be interesting to see what comes back.

Comment by Mary Taylor Rutledge on August 22, 2017 at 7:29am
Marleal have you dna tested at Ancestry or FTDNA?
My Taylor greatgrandfather from SC is my brick wall too. His name may have been some form of Zach, however, your Frank's birth and death dates are within the correct range. You can email me at
Comment by Marleah L. Scott on August 21, 2017 at 9:32pm
My GrGrandfather was Frank Taylor, b1854 SC, d1894-99 TX. Does this line up or match with anybody's data? He's a brick wall for me.
Comment by John G. Taylor on June 25, 2017 at 9:36pm

I am of William Taylor,husband of Abagail Renfro, line.  If we can share information please use  I can not get any further back than William but have been where he supposed  to be buried.  His son ,William Preston(Press) Taylor is my gggrandfather.

Comment by Amy Steen on March 8, 2014 at 11:23pm

Hello - I have a William Taylor that I'm researching and just feel stuck with.  Though I don't believe he may not be the same as one of these, I do wonder if he's close in some way.  I have reported as born 1778 in South Carolina, however I'm unsure of his origins in South Carolina and how close this birth year is and would like to confirm better.  Otherwise I have quite a bit forward - married Abigail Renfro, widow of Westwood Waters in Franklin Co, GA in 1801 they had 3 sons, John W, James Wiley, and William Preston.  They in Butler Co, KY by 1810 and then at least William (Sr) is in Washington County Illinois by 1820.  He dies in Marion Co., IL in 1835. 

Does any of this sounds familiar?  Just looking to go further with William and willing to share what I have.  Thanks!!

Comment by Rosemary Taylor on August 10, 2009 at 2:02pm
I forgot the most important part of the comment below! My husband's Taylor family also have a story about a lost brother or brothers.
Comment by Rosemary Taylor on August 10, 2009 at 1:59pm
This Taylor is my husband's family. His cousin is convinced their Taylor come from SC. What I have found from documents shows something else. There is a Robert Taylor, b. 1808, KY, and we can't prove his parents. He moved to Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas where he died in 1906. I suspect the family split up, probably in North Carolina, with some going to SC and some going west. By the way, you have found James Taylor. He is my son.
Comment by JB Peterson on August 5, 2009 at 1:22pm
I am a descendant of Isaac Taylor. Everyone who has an interest in genealogy in my family has been searching for his brothers James and William for years without success.

Here is all we know about James and William:

All of the early history of the family has been lost,
except the fact that Isaac Taylor, with his two brothers.
James and William, came to Maryland, from England,
in the year 1757, before the Revolutionary war. After
which Isaac Taylor became separated from his brothers.
Where James and William settled is unknown to the
descendants of Isaac, who was the father of John Taylor.

Does anyone see a clue here?

Thanks, JB
Peterson - Taylor Genealogy
Comment by Teresa McVeigh on July 15, 2009 at 9:34pm
It's quite possible, Margaret. My William Taylor had a son George and William's brother Lewis had a son George also. There seems to have been another George Taylor about their age in the area. Yours would be the age to have been his father, or uncle. My William Taylor lived in Marion County, SC, but was probably b. in NC. There are just so MANY Taylors. I just checked and there are 4 George Taylors in SC on the 1810 Census and 6 on the 1800 Census. My William seems to have been in SC by 1825 when a daughter was b. there. There were also Coopers in the area. We do not know our William's father's name, but his mother was (probably) a Lee.

Comment by Margaret Clark on July 15, 2009 at 6:37pm
Seeking info on my GGGgrandfather George Taylor, b. 3 Jan 1773 in SC (or possibily VA), married Nancy Cooper in 1796. Sons Casper, William, Issac, Harris; daughters Mary, Catherine, Rebecca Caroline. Died 12 Sept 1854 in Jefferson Co. AL. Moved to AL 1817. Daughter Rebecca Caroline married Pleasant Wear, which is my line. Is this Taylor related to the William you are researching?

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