Taylor Family Sketch
An American Adventure
Washington County, Pennsylvania - Henry Taylor, Esquire, of Strabane Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, and his wife Jane White raised a family of ten children, most of whom remained in the area. His children were Matthew Taylor; John Taylor, 1776-1842; Joseph Taylor; Henry Taylor; James Taylor; George W. Taylor; Jane Taylor; Mary Taylor; Eliza Taylor; and Ann Taylor. Henry died in 1801.

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - John Taylor, 1776-1842, son of Henry Taylor of Washington County, Pennsylvania, came to Tuscarawas with his father-in-law Abraham Mosser around 1807. John Taylor and wife Mary Ann Mosser conducted protracted litigation against Abraham regarding ownership of the family homestead. The matter was settled in 1813, with ownership being granted to Mary Ann. John and Mary Ann had at least eight children, including John Taylor, Henry Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Joseph Taylor, Mary Ann Taylor, Eliza Taylor, Abraham Taylor, and Salina Jane Taylor.

Auglaize County, Ohio - Brothers Joseph Taylor and Abraham Taylor, sons of John Taylor, 1776-1842, settled their families in Auglaize County around 1850. Joseph Taylor and Adaline Meyers remained in Uniopolis; Abraham Taylor and wife Lydia Stamm spent their last years in Monroe Township, Allen County, Ohio. Descendants Joseph Henry Taylor and wife Eliza Ellen Taylor owned a general store in Uniopolis for many years.

Bureau County, Illinois - John Taylor, another son of John Taylor, 1776-1842, settled in Bureau County, Illinois.

Mason County, Illinois - Henry Taylor, another son of John Taylor, 1776-1842, settled in Mason County, Illinois by 1870 and died there in 1879.