Taylor Families

Recent revelations from y-DNA testing have caused me to remove all information about the individual earlier believed to be my Immigrant Ancestor (as well as the oldest four generations listed on my paternal pedigree tree) … I will make a post on this blog soon to explain this fully. In the meantime, I can publish that my earliest known paternal ancestor is William Taylor Sr. 1749-1825. He and his family settled in NC, GA, & TN.  His descendants (including my ggggrandfather, Drury Taylor) moved on to IL, then AR until finally, after stopping in MO and OK,  crossing the Red River into Texas where my father, grandfather, and ggrandfather all lived and died.

Although I am still missing info about several gggrandparents and gggranduncles who seem to have vanished in northern Arkansas after the Civil War, I was very fortunate to find a set of well-written, well-documented books about my Taylor line authored by Ardis Taylor (of Lisbon, ND). With the exception of the last three generations, most of my Taylor Family tree is based on these books.

Primary Surnames from my 3-generation chart include:  Taylor, Smithen, Throgmorton, Phillips, Risenhoover, Parker, Simmons, Power, Timmons, Fitzgerald, Pritchett, Davis, Walker, Hiler, Thomason

My TAYLOR Tree is located online in two places.  If you are a subscriber to Ancestry.com, it can be found there under member name 1jtay and the tree name jtaylor010511z

The TAYLOR tree is also available for public access on RootsWeb at this link :

About DNA testing … I strongly recommend FamilyTreeDNA.com (FTDNA) for the y-DNA test. It opened up a whole new genealogy horizon for me and it might do the same for you! If you join the Taylor Family Project through FTDNA, please contact me via email.