Does anyone have any information on this family that came from Loudoun County, Virginia? Any information would be appreciated. ************** Name: Thomas TAYLOR Sex: M Birth: 10 FEB 1798 in Loudoun county, Virginia Death: 7 MAR 1877 in Grant County , Wisconsin Reference Number: 49 Note: The cornerstone of the White House, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, in Washington, DC, was laid on October 13, 1792. James Hoban, an Irish architect, designed the structure, which has three stories and more than 100 rooms.
President John Adams and his family were the first to occupy the 'Presidential Palace' as it was known, taking residency in November, 1800. The White House was burned by British troops in 1814. It was reconstructed by 1817.
In his book, "Across the Plains", my great grandfather, Henry Taylor, said that his people lived in Alexandria, Virginia and witnessed the burning of the White House from across the Potomac, River.
1870 Federal census: Grant County, Boescobel, Wisconsin:
Henry Taylor-46-a stair joiner-born in Virginia Arminda-36-keeps house-born in Canada Frank-18-works in stave factory-born in Wisconsin...Margaret-13-at school born in Wisconsin...Griff-8-at school-born in Wisconsin...Louisa-3/12-born in Wisconsin.
Quotes from Valerie Larson's "Taylor Book":
Thomas Taylor was a Methodist minister. Reverand Thomas Taylor lived in Virginia, met and married a wealthy planters' daughter, Penelope Richards. Her father was a slave holder. Their son, my great grandfather, Henry Taylor remembered being carried to school through the snow 'piggy back' by the slave that was given to Thomas and Penelope for a wedding present. Her father also had silver dollars melted to have her wedding silver made.
Griffie Taylor was a brother of Henry Taylor and he was killed in the war of 1812. Thomas Taylor was another brother of Henry Taylor. He married and had one child Bessie. She married John Hickson, a Nevada sheep rancher. John Hickson also had a silver mine and was said to be the third richest man in Nevada. There is a mountain and a mountain pass named after him.
Father: Thomas TAYLOR b: 1760 in Of Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia Mother: Sarah MUSGROVE b: 1762 in Of Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia
Marriage 1 Penelope RICHARDS b: 12 MAR 1796 in Nova Scotia Married: 2 JAN 1822 in Loudoun county, Virginia Children Thomas TAYLOR b: 1823 in Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia Henry TAYLOR b: 18 FEB 1824 in Leesburg, Louden County, Virginia Thomas TAYLOR b: 1826 Edward TAYLOR b: 28 DEC 1828 in Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia Sarah Elizabeth TAYLOR b: 12 APR 1831 in Wellsville, Columbiana, Ohio Elizabeth TAYLOR b: 1833 in Ohio Mary Belle TAYLOR b: 1835 in Ohio Albert TAYLOR b: 1837 Griffin TAYLOR b: 1839 in Wisconsin ************** This family moved from Loudoun County, Virginia; then to Ohio and then to Mineral Point or Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin. Henry and Arminda Eastman Taylor moved to Furnace County, Nebraska. Henry lived to be 107 years old. He died July 5, 1931 in Rawlins County, Kansas. Henry and Arminda are buried in FURNACE COUNTY, Nebraska in the Keith Family Cemetery.