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Taylor Families of Old Augusta County
including the counties of
Rockingham, Augusta, Botetourt, Rockbridge Montgomery, Grayson and
Pulaski/Rockcastle Co KY

This page contains the extracts from original records and the analysis of those records from the W/SW Virginia Counties of Rockingham, Augusta, Botetourt, Rockbridge, Montgomery, Wythe, Grayson Co Virginia and Pulaski and Rockcastle Co KY.

It was initiated in an effort to determine the origins in Virginia of John Taylor 1764-1845 who reportedly married Catherine Wilson in 1791 in Montgomery Co., VA and migrated to Pulaski Co by 1806. In the end, we found a deed of sale in Botetourt County by John Taylor and wife Catherine in 1803 selling land purchased from his father John Taylor Sr in 1802. John Taylor Sr obtained land on the James River in the 1760s in old Augusta Co and then located to the Craig's Creek area by 1770. It is hoped that other researchers will build on this research to complete the family history of the Taylors of this area.

The principal focus are the various Taylor families of old Augusta County, including the branches of the family that went to Kentucky (Pulaski County) and Tennessee. But we also include a few families with North Carolina roots, including one that may have had a Virginia origin, but went from North Caroline to White and Cumberland County, TN and sent a branch (Isaac b 1827) to Pulaski Co by 1870 and one that came from Ashe Co NC to Pulaski County by 1870, and also one that came from NC to Carter Co TN in the 1820s. and sent a branch to Pulaski Co and one that

The principal families we have traced so far are:

1. John Taylor d 1772 portion of Augusta that became Rockingham County and whose descendents were still in Rockingham in 1811/1815.

2. Isaac Taylor d 1781 Montgomery Co VA who settled on Mill Creek, a branch of the North River/James River, on the Borden Grant in 1746. He had land on Buffalo Creek a few miles south of his Borden Creek land by 1756 where his son George seems to have settled; and land near the forks of the Roanoke River in Botetourt where his son Isaac seems to have settled,

3. George Taylor d 1801 Montgomery Co VA who settled on Crab Creek in 1768 and got land on Sinking Creek in the 1790s in Botetourt and Montgomery Co .

4. John Taylor d 1814 Montgomery Co VA who seems to have been on Crab Creek by 1768 and obtained grants there in 1784.

5. John Taylor who got grants in the 1780s and 1790s on the New River near the NC border in what became Grayson Co VA

6. John Taylor who got land on the James River in the 1760s and then the Craig's Creek area beginning in the 1770s and died there in 1812/1814. Fragments of other Taylor families in W/SW Virginia.

7. The five brothers (George, James, Caufield, John, William) who came by 1772 to the Augusta Co areas that became Botetourt Co by 1770 and/or Rockbridge Co by 1778. 8. John Taylor 1764-1845 of Pulaski and Rockcastle Co KY

Many of the links below do not have information yet, but hopefully over time, they will be filled in.

We have organized this page by:

   Narratives and Descendancy Charts

   Maps

   DNA

   Public Records Extracts by County

Narratives and Descendancy Charts

Taylor Families of Old Augusta Co Virginia (including Rockingham, Augusta, Botetourt, Rockbridge Montgomery, Grayson - Narrative(Done)

Taylor Families of Old Augusta - Descendants Chart (Done)

Taylor Families of Rockingham County VA (Done)

Taylor Families of Grayson Co VA (Partial)

Taylor Families of Ashe Co NC(Partial)

Pulaski Co KY Taylor Families(Done)

Carter Co TN Taylor Families(Done)

Taylor Family of White/Cumberland Co w branch to Pulaski Co KY(Done)

Correcting the Confusions of the Jacob Taylors of Giles Co VA and Dearborn Co IN and the Confusions of the John Taylors of Pulaski Co(Done)

Maps

Taylor Families: Map of Virginia Taylors and Land Grant History (Done)

DNA Taylor DNA

Public Records Extracts

Montgomery Co VA Tax List - Raw Data (Done)

Montgomery Co VA TAx List - Analysis (Done)

Montgomery Co VA Deedds(Partially Done)

Montgomery Co Wills(Partially Done)

Montgomery Co Marriages(Partially Done)

Botetourt Co VA Tax List - Raw Data (Not Done)

Botetourt Co VA Tax List - Analysis(Not Done)

Botetourt Co VA Deeds(Not Done)

Botetourt Co VA Wills(Not Done)

Botetourt Co VA Marriages and Some Deed Ref.(Done)

Wythe Co VA Taylors (Partially Done)

Wythe Co VA Tax List - Raw Data(Not Done)

Wythe Co VA Tax List - Analysis(Not Done)

Wythe Co VA Deeds(Partially Done)

Wythe Co VA Wills(Not Done)

Rockbridge Co VA Tax List - Raw Data(Done)

Rockbridge Co VA Tax List - Analysis(Done)

Rockbridge Co VA Deeds (Partillay Done)

Augusta Co VA Wills(Not Done)

Augusta Co VA Tax List - Raw Data(Not Done)

Augusta Co VA Tax List - Analysis(Not Done)

Augusta Co VA Deeds(Not Done)

Augusta Co VA Wills(Not Done)

Pulaski Co KY Tax List - Raw Data(Done)

Pulaski Co KY Tax List Analysis- Analysis(Done)

Pulaski Co KY Deeds(Partially Done)

Pulaski Co KY Wills(Not Done)