NameMatthew TAYLOR
Birthabt 1775, Washington County, Pennsylvania2034
Death19 Jun 1852, South Strabane Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania2034 Age: 77
BurialWashington Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania1956
OccupationCivil engineer1316, p. 396.
FatherHenry TAYLOR (~1738-1801)
MotherJane WHITE (~1746-1835)
Birthabt 17852034
Death19 Mar 1877, Washington County, Pennsylvania2034 Age: 92
BurialWashington Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania1956
Marriage14 Feb 1803, Washington County, Pennsylvania2034
ChildrenHenry M. (1804-1822)
 Thomas (1805-1882)
 Jane (1807-1885)
 Mary "Polly" (1809-1883)
 James Henry (1811-1868)
 Julia Ann (1813-1890)
 Elizabeth "Eliza" (1815-1897)
 Matthew (Twin) (1817-1889)
 George W. (Twin) (1817-1887)
 Rachel Ann (1824-1862)
Notes for Matthew TAYLOR

Biographical Sketch (1882):1315, p. 953. "Matthew Taylor, the oldest son, was born on the farm, married Nancy Hutchinson, and settled on a part of the tract. He died June 19, 1852. They had ten children, eight of whom are living. Thomas resides in West Finley. George lives in Buffalo township; Matthew on two hundred acres, a part of the old homestead. William lives in Washington. His son, J. Frank Taylor, is a member of the bar in Washington County."

Biographical Sketch (1893):
1316, p. 292. "Matthew Taylor, son of Henry, and a native of South Strabane township, this county, is claimed as having been the first white child born west of the mountains. He was a farmer by occupation, owning the old homestead, and traveled considerably all over the county, which, in those early days, was a matter of no small enterprise. He married Miss Nancy Hutchinson, a woman of strong character, powerful will, thrifty in the extreme, the antithesis, it is recorded, of her husband. Of this union were born eleven children: Matthew, James, Thomas, George and William H. H. (all of whom died in Washington county), Polly (Mrs. John MacFarland), Sarah Jane (Mrs. Oliver Lindsay), Eliza (Mrs. Van Eman, in the West, the only member of this family now living), Henry (killed by a falling chimney, at a fire in Washington), Nancy (Mrs. Hugh Reynolds) and Rachel (Mrs. Workman Hughes). The mother died at the patriarchal age of ninety-two years, leaving to her children the imprint of her resolute and startling character."

Biographical Sketch (1893):
1316, p. 396. "Matthew (the eldest) was the first white male child born west of the Alleghanies, his birth occuring on the property above referred to. Matthew married Nancy, daughter of Thomas Hutchinson, on February 14, 1803, and settled on part of his father's tract. The children born of this union were Henry, born March 6, 1804; Jane, born August 12, 1807, married Oliver Lindsey; Thomas, born September 21, 1805, married Susan Donington; Mary, born April 8, 1809, married John McFarland; James, born April 11, 1811; Julia, born April 4, 1814, married Hugh Reynolds; Eliza, born March 12, 1805, married Andrew VanEman; Matthew and George (twins) born March 5, 1817, the former of whom is the subject of this sketch, the latter married to Jane Munnell; Rachel, born March 28, 1824, married Workman Hughes; and William, born April 3, 1830. These were all born where the family now reside. Mr. Taylor died June 19, 1852. By profession he was a civil engineer. He was a consistent member of the M. E. Church, and in politics was a Whig. Mrs. Taylor died March 19, 1877."

1775 Birth:2034 Estimated from age at death, 77 years, as recorded in his Family Bible.

1852 Death:2034 Recorded in his Family Bible as "Matthew Taylor Senior Departed this Life June the 19th 1852 aged 77."
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