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An American Family History

Taylors in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania

 

In 1768 the proprietors purchased land from the indigenous people for the Manor of Pomfret above Fort Augusta.

In 1772 Northumberland county was formed.

1778 Turbot township George Taylor

1778, 1781 Mahoning William Taylor


1781 Penn William Taylor
1782 Penn John Taylor
1782 Penn Walter Taylor

probate for James Taylor June 1785 letters of administration to Jean
1785, 86 Turbot William
1781-82, 85, 86 Turbot Frederick Taylor

David Taylor was born about 1784 in Pennsylvania.

In 1784 and 1784 Amos Taylor received warrants for land in Bald Eagle Township.

Frederick Taylor applied for 50 acres in Turbutt Township in 1785 next to George Frontner, Daniel Vincent, James McClung, Jacob A? and land of S.? Taylor

1785 Delaware Twp Tax list included John Taylor

from Bell's History of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania

After the formation of Chillisquaque and Derry townships Turbut included, in addition to its present area, the townships of Delaware and Lewis and a portion of Montour county (Limestone township); the taxable inhabitants of this territory in 1787 . . .[included] Frederick Taylor, [and] William Taylor . . .

1786 Catawissa Robert Taylor
1786 Catawissa William Taylor

 

Northumberland County, Pennsylvania was settled after the French and Indian Wars when settlers seeking land began migrating along the Susquehanna River. It was formally established in 1772.

In the Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic of 1793, 5000 or more people died between August 1 and November 9.

The 1790 census of Northumberland Counties included the Frederick Taylor, Israel Taylor and William Taylor families.

In 1792 the Taylor family applied for 400 acres each in Northumberland County.

George Taylor received 400 acres in Northumberland County next to Daniel Delaney.

Amos Taylor received 400 acres next to George Taylor.

Enoch Taylor received 400 acres next to Benjamin Taylor.

Henry Taylor received 400 acres next to Enoch Taylor.

Jacob Tayor received 400 acres next to Henry Taylor.

John Taylor received 400 acres next to Jacob Taylor.

John M. Taylor received 400 acres next to John Taylor.

Lewis Taylor received 400 acres nest to John M. Taylor.

Robert Taylor received 400 acres next to Lewis Taylor

Samuel Taylor received 400 acres next to Robert Taylor.

Thomas Taylor received 400 acres next to Samuel Taylor,

Roger Taylor received 400 acres next to Thomas Taylor.

Isaac Taylor received 400 acres in Catawissa Township in 1793.

Letters of administration in the John Taylor estate in Northumberland county were granted on November 11, 1796 to Margaret Taylor and Jac. Follmer. The sureties were William Heslet and William Dewart.

Letters of administration in the James Taylor estate were granted on August 30, 1798 to James Taylor and Tom Ruffman (Thomas Ruckman). The sureties were Peter Sorter and John Jacoby.

In 1800 a William Taylor family was in "Turbet." The household consisted of a man over 45 [1745-1755], a woman between 26 and 44, a boy betwen 16 and 25 [David ?], 3 girls between 16 and 25, a boy between 10 and 15, a girl between 10 and 15, two boys under 10, and 2 girls under 10.

Frederick Taylor was also in Turbet. The household consisted of a man over 45, a woman between 26 and 44, a boy between 16 and 25, a boy between 10 and 15, 3 girls between 10 and 15, two boys under 10 and 2 girls under 10. Letters of administration in the Frederick Taylor estate were granted June, 11,1804 to Nancy and Robert Taylor. The sureties were William Taylor and Alexander Guffy.

. . . Frederick Taylor, who immigrated from Ireland to American in 1783 and located on a farm in Northumberland county, Pennsylvania. He was twice married; by his first wife he had one child, Robert, and by his second wife whose maiden name was Gailey, he had seven children. from the History of Lycoming County Pennsylvania by John Franklin Meginness.

Letters of administration in the Thomas Taylor estate were granted on May 29, 1806 to Joseph Foresman. The sureties were Theodore Kiehle and James Smith.

 

1806 Thomas Taylor probate

At the time of the 1810 census, three David Taylor households lived in Northumberland.

The David Taylor household in Chillisquaque had 5 members, three boys under 10 and a man and woman over 25. This could be David, Anna, John and two sons who didn't survive.

The David Taylor household in Turbot had 4 members with one boy under 10, two males between 16 and 25 and a woman between 16 and 25. That could be David, Anna, John and a brother or farmhand. A John Taylor and a W. Taylor were also in Turbot.

The household in East Buffalo had 8 adult members. The notation "black" follows the name.

William Taylor of Turbutt probate 1812

Henry Taylor of Shamokin? Township probate in 1813. Wife Hannah, son Lewis

In 1820 there was still a David Taylor in Turbot when the David and Ann Taylor were already in Green County, Ohio.

1822 Nancy Taylor probate

Enoch Taylor probate 1825. Letters to William Taylor. Sureties William and Robert Campbell

Milton is a borough in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna River, 50 miles (80 km) north of Harrisberg. It was settled in 1770. Chillisquaque Township is just south of Milton and Turbot Township is just north
A surety bond is a promise to assume responsibility for the obligation of a borrower.. The person who provides this promise, is known as a surety or security. An administrator of an estate posted a bond equal to estate assets to insure faithful performance of duty. Bondsmen were usually relatives or family friends.
 

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Abstracts From: Wills and Administrations of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, Dr. Charles A. Fisher, compiler, Privately printed, February, 1950. Spellings and abbreviations as shown in the text.

(p. 11) TAYLOR Frederick-  letters of administration granted 6-11-1804 to Nancy and Robert Taylor; sureties:  Wm. Taylor, Alexander Guffy
(p. 9) TAYLOR James:  letters of administration granted 8-30-1798 to Jas. Taylor and Tom Ruffman; sureties:  Peter Sorter and John Jacoby
(p. 8) TAYLOR John:  letters of administration granted 11-11-1796 to Margaret Taylor and Jac. Follmer; sureties:  William Heslet and William Dewart
(p. 13) TAYLOR Thomas:  letters of admin. granted 5-29-1806 to Joseph Foresman; sureties:  Theodore Kiehle, Jas. Smith

Information courtesy Joan Berkey

 
 

 

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