Facts and Events
John Taylor was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Estate Records of John Taylor
- Vol.1 - MAY 21, 1747. - (196) Admn of John Taylor granted to Peter Dyer, greatest credr.
- Page 39.-- 21st May, 1747. Peter Dyer qualifies administrator of John Taylor, with surety James Samuel Scott.
- Page 53.--20th August, 1747. John Taylor's appraisement: By Robert Hooks, John Stevenson, Robert Scott.
- Page 60.--17th September, 1747. Eleanor Taylor qualifies administratrix of John Taylor, with surety Robert Caldwell.
- Page 85.--24th October, 1747. John Taylor's Inventory by Thomas Looker, Wm. Carrel, Thomas Milsap. To an improvement of land sold by his widow, now administratrix.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - LIST OF MUSTERS - 1742: Capt. Peter Shoull's List: Peter Shoull, Captain; And. Burd, Lieutenant; Math. Skeens, Ensign; Abram Harden, John Hill, Johnath Burley, John Harison, Georg. Clemens, Wm. Halimes, Zebulun Harrison, Jno. Davis, Jno. Taylor, Joseph Burley, William White, Isaac Lotos, Wm. Sherral, Valante Severe, John Cumberland, Jacob Jacobs, Thos. Moor, Stephanes Haveworth, Jas. Haveworth, John Beeson, Steph. Howard, Absolom Howard, Joseph Howard, John Benson, Benj. Hames (Haines), John Harrison, Thos. Lowker, Griffiths Thomas, John White, Adam Sherral, Rob. Caldwal, John Miller, Will Brizes (Briges), Wm. Carrel, John Hodg, Absolom Haveworth, John Haveworth.
- Vol. 1 - William Downen, grandson of Elinor Cryler (Tyler), 30th May, 1750. (Note: it is thought by some researchers that the Eleanor (Elinor) is likely Eleanor Taylor, John Taylor's widow).
- Page 365.--30th May, 1750. Eleanor Tyler to grandson, William Downen. B. Sole. Deed gift. [Chalkey, Vol III] (Note: some researchers believe that the "Eleanor Tyler" listed in this record was actually Elinor Taylor, grandmother of William Downing, which appears plausible, additional research may be needed).