States: New Jersey: Gloucester
Searching for the parents of William Taylor, who is buried in Wescott Free Cemetery, Main St, Mays Landing. His tombstone is difficult to read, his birth may have been in 1759 (from cemetery records in historical society). Methodist Church burned down about 1880 with records. His wife is Ann b 1766. One son was Edmund, buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery. Another son, John. I think that Eber Taylor was born too late to be Ann's son. Another son was Alexander Taylor b 1802, a blacksmith, who lived at "Kate's Landing", Mays Landing, named after his wife, Katy Pfifer. Alexander was the father of John Pennington Taylor. Alexander's birth date makes me think that there may have been children born earlier to Wm & Ann but I cannot find them. These people had large families. Most of this early Taylor family were buried in those two cemeteries. I have extensive research on this family but can get no further back than William and Ann.
I have been told that William may have come from Cape May County but can find no proof. We strongly suspect he may have come from England or Scotland. Family lore is he was English. If anyone can help with this query on William's parents & origin I would be glad to share info on his descendants.
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