expbul1a.gif (699 bytes) Col. James Taylor I

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born:   12 February 1634  in King & Queen County, Virginia
died:  30 April 1698 in Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia

Occupation:  Planter
In addition to Presidents Madison and Taylor, he was also an ancestor of President Tyler, President William Henry Harrison, and Sarah Knox Taylor (Mrs. Jefferson) Davis.

Father:  John Taylor
Mother: Elizabeth Horton

Spouse: Frances Walker

Children:
1. Jane Taylor
2. Col. James Taylor, Jr. (m Martha Thompson)
Surveyor-General of the Colony
Member of the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe, an expedition to discover inland Virginia. "First discovered the Great Road in 1716 and crossed the Appalachin mountains, drank a toast to King George's health and buried a bottle claming the vast valley for the King of England. The Knights' motto became 'Sic Juvat Transcendere Montes' (Behold, We Cross the Mountains)."
James's daughter Frances m. Ambrose Madison; they were the grandparents of President James Madison. His son Zachary Taylor m. Elizabeth Lee; they were the grandparents of President Zachary Taylor.
3. Sarah Taylor
4. Martha Taylor

Spouse:  Mary Bishop Gregory
Married: 10 August 1682 in Caroline County, Virginia

Children:
1.  Mary Bishop Taylor
2.  Anne Taylor
3.  Edmund Taylor (m. Sarah Brooking)
4.  Elizabeth Taylor
5.  John Taylor (m. Catherine Pendleton)