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This website is dedicated to the family history, both ancestry and descendancy, of Joseph Taylor (b. about 1728 in Virginia) and of Nancy, his wife (surname unknown). About 1756, Joseph moved his family to North Carolina to take up a large land grant with two other Taylor men, Richard and Thomas, who may have been related.  He died about 1808 in North Carolina. About 1808, his son Joseph (b. about 1751 in Virginia),  a Revolutionary War veteran, and his wife Sarah Best moved to Warren County, Kentucky, with their 12 children.  Among those children were LDS Pioneer William Taylor and his wife Elizabeth Patrick.

Volume 3 of the Joseph Taylor Jr/Sarah Best history is printed and ready for $50 + $5 shipping.

You can place an order now by e-mail: or by letter to Mrs. Shari H. Franke, 6147 South 2250 East, Ogden, UT 84403, or by telephone: 801-479-6725. Then you will need to send your payment to Shari by check or money order before the books can be shipped. The check should be made out to Shari Franke. Do not send money to the Taylor Family Association or any of the officers, etc.
PS - A limited number of Volume 2 are still available, $40 plus $5 shipping from Shari. Volume 1 is sold out but is available at, under search/library catalog by looking under Author for Shari Franke.

Our Taylor Heritage Video Series

A great, new, 4 part series on our family heritage covering London, Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois and Utah periods. This series was put together by Tim and Sharmayne Taylor Wardell. They did a wonderful job and everyone will enjoy sharing these with other family members.

Part 1 - London to Missouri
Part 2 - Missouri
Part 3 - Illinois To Utah
Part 4-1 - Allen & Riley Taylor Move to Dixie & Wayne County, Utah
Part 4-2 - Allen & Riley Taylor Move to Dixie & Wayne County, Utah

T A Y L O R    O N L I N E    L I B R A R Y

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In 1634 a Richard Taylor, age 16, came to the New World on the ship
We have reason to believe that he is our
He bought land west of what is now Norfolk, Virginia along the
Southern branch of Elizabeth River
and married
In 1678 John Harding of London, butcher next door to the 3 tuns
Taverne in Newgate Street sent a letter to Richard
And mentions Richard's sister Susannah
Christening entries 1667-1700 shows
John & Susannah Harding's children and dates of christening
We appeal for help to all doing Taylor research including DNA
We are prepared to pay proper fees to Professional researchers
Contact: Noel M. Taylor,,
39 North Valley View Dr. #84
St George, UT 84770, USA.

Taylor Family Road Shows

  • Join the family to show and share family stories, artifacts and pictures
  • Take a tour of family historical sites
  • Record family events to share in FHE and link the family genealogy
  • Gather Taylor family history activities
  • Meet your cousins and learn about collaboration tools

Bowling Green Kentucky, September 5-6
Did you miss it? Click for Presentation Hand Outs.

Farr West Utah, June 20-21
Did you miss it? Click for Presentation Hand Outs.

What's New
3/1/2017 Obituaries Added: Elsie Emily Hipwell, Glenn E. Rigby, Julie Ann Penrod, Casey Cecil Holley, Eric Roy Giles, Don David Mitchell, Robert DuVal Bennett, Craig Alan Phillips, Clair Charles Bennett, Inez Lewis, Brett Grant Thomas, Margery Hazel Bower, Gene Lee Brady, Betty Stevens, Jack Craig Farrimond, Virgil Caleb Pierce, Nedra Warner, Maureen Barlow.
2/24/2017 Taylor Times February 2017 Edition and revised Index (Must log into our members section to read).
2/7/2017 A great video series on our family heritage by Tim and Sharmayne Taylor Wardell, Part 4 Chapter 2 updated. Check it out on our home page. Part 1 was updated 1/15/2017.
1/24/2017 Obituaries Added: Dee Allred Peterson, David Walter Buss, Jeffery Robert Amidan, Harold Oliver Durham, Dell Stanley Adams, Nola Jean Wood, Vern LeLand Richins, Gloria Michele Nielson.
1/18/2017 Obituaries Added: Hubert Bingham Rawson, Fern Adams Cable, Marla Ann Murphy-Shyder, Shari Wicox Daynes, Mitchell Gene Willson, Tamera Jensen DeVoe, Allan Ladd Broderick, Ronald Willis Short, Monty Charles Hunt, Jerry Glen Peck, David Paul Martin, Ruth Johansen Stewart, Janice Peterson Child and Earl Bert Child.

HELP WANTED - Assistant Webmaster

We need an Assistant and/or Replacement for our Webmaster. Experience is great, but will train interested person. Good opportunity for aspiring computer programmer. Must be family member, interested in genealogy and computer programing and willing to donate some time to website maintenance/development. Computer languages used: HTML, ASP-VBScript, CSS, SQL, PHP and JavaScript. Programs used FTP, Visual Studio, Photo Editor, Flash and MySQL.

Shari Franke's books on the Joseph Taylor Family, Volumes 2 & 3, are available, check out her review at our Family Store.

Volume 1                         Sold Out                                  
Volume 2                      $40 per book     $5 for shipping
Volume 3                      $50 per book     $5 for shipping

Our Southern U.S. Taylor Family

We welcome as members those who are related in some way to this family.  The $15 yearly membership dues include access to our ongoing research projects, our quarterly newsletter, Taylor Times, information about our large Taylor DNA project, access to our biographies project, and much more.  And if you’re interested in helping with research, we will be delighted!

Join our group by clicking on Join, which will take you to the signup page. You can choose to pay your $15 dues either through PayPal or by check. Instructions are included on the Join page.

If you are already a dues-paying member and would like to Register for a password to access the members-only section of the website, please click Register and follow the instructions there.

Taylor is a very common surname. It was very common in the colonial Tidewater Region. This family is NOT descended from President Zachary Taylor. If you are not certain if you’re related to this particular Taylor family and want to investigate the possibility, you are welcome to e-mail the membership secretary:

We Now Offer Individual Family Web Pages Free Of Charge

You may now create your own family web page right here on Check them out in our Member's Section. Our webmaster will help you get started, give him an email, get him the right stuff and in a flash you'll have your own web page to be admired by registered family members. It's a great way to keep the family informed of family events


We are looking for a few good volunteers for our projects - check it out.


This site will permit you to look at the earliest five generations of Joseph Taylor Sr's family we are known to be connected to. We think we may have some earlier links as well.
Until we have a database up and running so that all Taylor's may be input, we invite your contributions to our reader's forum. To do so you must be willing to have your email address listed for other's to correspond with.
This site does not contain information about living persons. If you need such information we urge you to contact us with information to let us determine how you are related.

Email contributions to the Taylor Times to our friendly editor..