As a follow-up, even though it's been a few years since I last posted on John Taylor.
John Taylor b. Jan 1856 Hamilton, IL d. 8 Apr 1909 Hamilton, IL m. 18 Jan 1877 Sarah Catherine Acord.
John had a brother named William Taylor who was living in Lovilla, Hamilton, IL at the time of John's death in 1909. This William was b. 18 May 1853 Hamilton, IL d. 3 Feb 1927 according to his death certificate. William was married twice; 1st-Nancy, and 2nd-Ida V.
John was the son of Jesse Taylor b. 1828 VA d. 1856/1857 Hamilton, IL and Elizabeth (Owens) Taylor Brooks b. 1828 KY d. 1898 Hamilton, IL.
This Jesse Taylor was the son of Charles Taylor b.1790-1800 VA (Mecklenburg, I suspect), he died abt 1833-1834 Hamilton, IL;He married, 25 Jul 1817 Mecklenburg, VA to Elizabeth Wilson b. abt 1796 VA; They had the following children: William H Taylor b. 1824 VA; Charles R Taylor b. 1825; Jesse Taylor b. 1828 Hamilton, IL; Elizabeth M Taylor b. abt 1833 Hamilton, IL;
Charles Taylor (above) was the son of Jesse Taylor b. 1758 England (of Mecklenburg, VA) d 24 Feb 1832 Hamiton, IL;He served in the R.V. War on the Virginia Line. Came to Hamilton Co. IL from Rutherford, TN;He married in 1792 Mecklenburg, VA to Mary Branton/Brandon.
Jesse and Mary (Brant(d)on) Taylor are said to have the following children: Charles Taylor b 1790-1800, Henry Taylor b. 1798, Lewis Taylor b. 1801, William Taylor b. 1803, James Taylor b. 1805; John Taylor b. 1807 and their daughter's Elizabeth and Mary Taylor;