I belong to a Moses Taylor mail list on Rootsweb. The origin of Moses Taylor has been discussed extensively by many researchers. The following is a recent receipt from the group quoted from "A Sesquicentennial History of the Green River Missionary Baptist Church 1836-1986" written and compiled by Wendell Holmes Rone, Sr. Rev. Rone is a son of Isa Carey Taylor Rone, d/o James Pendleton Taylor, s/o Alfred, s/o Joseph, s/o Moses.
A. The Church's Founding -- on July 16, 1836.
"Elders present: George Render, Joseph Taylor and Alfred Taylor who agreed to give agency in the constituting of the above church."...
b.JOSEPH TAYLOR, the second member of the Council of Recognition (Presbytery) at the organization of the Green River Baptist Church, was a direct descendent of an Abraham Taylor who came to America from England as an Indentured Servant; settling in Northumberland County, Virginia, in 1654. Having moved from Chesapeake Bay, he married Miss Deborah Kechine at Eastville in Northampton County, Virginia, on November 3, 1660. He migrated to Maryland in 1668, sold fifty acres of land he had secured after paying off the cost of his passage to America, in 1671, and established himself near Baltimore, on his land. The descent of Joseph Taylor continues through Abraham Taylor II, (c.1661-1719); Abraham Taylor III, (c.1685-1751), who married Dinah White about 1708; Robert Taylor (1709-1780), who married a lady whose first name was Catherine, last name unknown; and Moses Taylor (1729-1819).
In 1728-1729 the families of Abraham Taylor III and Robert Taylor migrated from Maryland to Craven County, North Carolina, settling on the Neuse and Trent Rivers near the county seat, New Bern, where they received grants of land from the State and added purchases of their own later.
Moses Taylor, of English origin and Anglican (English Episcopal) in religious faith, was united in marriage, in Craven County, in 1764, to Elizabeth Prevatte, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Prevatte. The Prevattes ("Presal" in French) were Huguenots or French Protestants, who settled in North Carolina in the early 1700's, and were of the Calvinist or reformed faith. She was born about 1744 and died in Warren County, Kentucky, in 1833.
Joseph Taylor was their first-born son and child, who was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on April 21, 1765, and died in Ohio County, Kentucky, on January 25, 1853, in his eighty-seventh year. He and his wife, Mary (Slade) Taylor (b.April 17, 1766 - d.February 15, 1840), who was born and died in the same Counties as he, are buried in the old Taylor Cemetary (Slaty Creek) near Prentiss, Ohio County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Samuel Slade. They were married in Craven County, North Carolina, on August 7, 1785.
Joseph Taylor's family, together with that of his parents and brothers and sisters, and those who had spouses and children (about forty persons) came on a "trek" over land and by flat boat to northwest Logan County (now Warren) in 1795, settling near the present Hadley. The story is told fully in "The Taylor Pioneers of North Carolina and Kentucky," 1968, Revised in 1984, by L. Rhea Taylor and Wendell H. Rone, Sr., respectively.
Hope this helps.
Charles R. Taylor
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