Person:Isaac Taylor (36)

Isaac Taylor
m. 1730
  1. John Taylor1731 - bef 1772
  2. Andrew Taylor1731 - ABT 1787
  3. Lettice Taylor1733 - AFT 1800
  4. Isaac Taylor1734 - 1801
  5. Catherine TaylorEst 1735-1745 - Aft 1771
  6. William Taylor1736 - Bef 1768
  7. George Taylor1738 - 1801
  8. Elizabeth TaylorBef 1742 - 1760
Facts and Events
Name Isaac Taylor
Gender Male
Birth? 08 Oct 1710 Antrim, Armaugh, Ulster, Ireland
Marriage 1730 County Armagh, Irelandto Isabell Wilson
Death? 06 Feb 1781 Montgomery County, Virginia

Isaac Taylor was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Isaac Taylor's land (Borden Tract SW, 600 acres, 1746) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

Early Survey in Orange County, VA:

  • 8 March 1745. - Isaac Taylor, 325 acres on Branch of Bubolo (prob. Buffalo) Creek. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, pg. 54].

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 211.--19th March, 1746. Benj. Borden to Isaac Taylor, Sr. (sold in testator's lifetime); 600 acres, £18 current money Virginia, part of 92,100, in Mill Creek, by a scollopy hill. Witnessed and acknowledged as above.
  • Page 116.--Same date (28th November, 1751). Same (From James Patton) to Isaac Taylor, 200 acres patented 3d November, 1750. On Roanoke.
  • Page 357.--19th January, 1767. Daniel Brown, of Orange County, North Carolina, to Isaac Taylor, £30, 103 acres on Little River, a branch of New River, mouth of Old Field Creek. Teste: William Ingles, Samuel Adams, Henry Brown. Delivered: John Reaburn by your order, October, 1768.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 440.--87th May, 1762. Isaac ( ) Taylor and Isabel ( ) to George Taylor, £5, 200 acres in Borden's tract, on Mill Creek; cor. said Isaac Taylor. Delivered: Samuel Lyle, June, 1783. (Note: George Taylor was Isaac Taylor's son). (George Taylor sold this land or a portion of it in 1778 and seems to have left the county. Deed BK A pg 5 and 6)
  • Page 490.--18th August, 1762. Isaac Taylor and Esabella to Isaac Taylor, Jr., £50, 181 acres on the waters of James River. Acknowledgement and privy examination, 18th August, 1762. Delivered: Francis Smith, May Court, 1767. (Isaac Taylor Jr and wife Jane sold this land and the land on Purgatory Creek in 1771 to John Maxwell and presumably moved to his Roanoke Creek land.)
  • Page 780.--5th March, 1765. Isaac ( ) Taylor to Andrew Taylor, £40, 250 acres; corner George Taylor, oak on Mill Creek; corner Wm. Taylor. Teste: Wm. Taylor. Delivered: Andrew Taylor, 10th March, 1772. (Note: Andrew Taylor was Isaac Taylor's eldest son).Andrew Taylor sold this land in 1778 and moved to Washington County, TN. Deed BK A pg 20 and 21)
  • Page 782.--20th March, 1765. Isaac Taylor, Sr., to Isaac Taylor, Jr., £10, 70 acres on Purgatory Creek of James River. Teste: David Fulton. Delivered: Francis Smith, May Court, 1767. (Isaac Taylor Jr and wife Jane sold this land in 1771 to John Maxwell.)
  • Page 783.--5th March, 1765. Isaac Taylor, Sr., and Isabell ( ) to William Taylor, £5, 150 acres in Borden's tract; corner Andrew Taylor, on Mill Creek. Teste: Wm. Lusk, Samuel Lyle, Andrew Taylor. Delivered: Samuel Lyle, June, 1783. (Note: William Taylor, Isaac's son, bequeated this land on Mill Creek to his son Isaac and the adjacnet land on Warm Run he bought in 1762 to his son William. Isaac sold his portion or a part of it in 1778 and seems to have left the county. Deed BK A pg 17 and 18. In 1810, William Jr sold his portion, including the 200 acres his father William Taylor bought from Benjamin Borden in 1762 that lay in between Isaac Taylor's land, Daniel Lyle's land, and Benjamin Gray's land.Book G P 62. William then moved to Rockcastle Co, KY.).

Will of Isaac Taylor, Sr.

The last will of Isaac Taylor Sr.:

In the name of God amen I Isaac Taylor of Montgomery County and State of Virginia being sick and in low condition yet perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for his mercies and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament that is to say Principally and first of all I recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body I recommend unto the earth to be buryed in a deasent and Christian Burial at the discreation of my Executors nothing d___ing but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God.
And as touching such worldly Estate as it has please God to bless me with in this life I give and demise and dispose of the same in manner and form following Imprimise I order that all my just and lawful Debts be punctually paid.
I give unto my well beloved Daughter Lettie Campbell my still to be at her disposal with my Negro Jack to be hers her lifetime and then to be my well beloved grand Daughter Elizabeth Campbell to be hers and her heirs for ever Also I give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth Campbell my negro boy Ben with one cow to be hers and her heirs for ever I give unto my beloved grand Daughter Sarah Taylor Daughter of my son George Taylor Five pounds I order that all the money due to me be collected by my Executors and be given to my Daughter Lettice Campbell I give unto my sons George, Isaac and Andrew Taylor five shillings each.
I constitute and appoint my Daughter Lettice Campbell to be my hole and sole Executrix I do hereby utterly disallow and revoke all and every other Testament Will and Executors & Executrix by me in any will before named Ratifying this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 8the Day of October 1780.
his Isaac ( ) Taylor mark
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of:
William Campbell, Isabella Campbell
At a Court held for Montgomery County February 6th 1781
This last will of Isaac Taylor deceased was proven by the Witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded James McCorkle


Records of Isaac Taylor in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Page 200.--19th March, 1747. Benj. Borden, &c., &c., to Alexander McClure (sold to Alexander in lifetime of Benjamin); 266 acres for £7.13.0, part of 92,100 acres on Mill Creek corner to Isaac Taylor. Witnessed and acknowledged as above.
  • Page 329.--28th May, 1751. John McNabb to Samuel Lyle, 101 acres, part of Benj. Borden's great tract; on Mill Creek; corner Isaac Taylor. Teste: Richard Woods, Alexander McMullan, John Lyle.
  • Page 108.--3d January, 1759. William Lusk to James Lockhart, late sheriff, £166.13.0; mortgage of land where William lives, 200 acres, bounded by lands of Isaac Taylor, Daniel Lyle. James McClung, in Borden's tract; also thirds of 400 acres on James River, formerly belonging to Andrew Gahagan; Wm. Lusk, James Lockhart, Robt. Breckinridge obtained a judgment in General Court for lapsed law; also third of one other tract of 400 acres on Roanoke, formerly belonging to James Burk; also obtained by a like judgment in General Court. Teste: Jno. McCampbell, Wm. Tamson, Ronald and William Lockhart. Tomson (Thompson).
  • Page 218.--4th December, 1762. John ( ) Ledford, of Carolina and late of Virginia, appoints Isaac Taylor, yeoman, to convey, 142 acre. Teste: Alexander Love, James Fairlee. Proved by James Fairlee.
  • Page 336.--14th October, 1765. Archibald Alexander, executor of Benj. Borden and Magdalene Bowyer, administratrix of John McDowell and mother of Samuel McDowell, orphan and heir-at-law of John McDowell, to William Lusk (contracted by Benj., Sr., to John McDowell). John covenanted to convey to Wm. Armstrong 300 acres for £9 in two tracts. Armstrong entered into possession, 200 acres thereof on Mill Creek in Borden's grant, and 100 acres on a west branch of James River called Catawbo Creek and made improvements on both places. John McDowell died 1742 without making conveyance. Armstrong brought suit in chancery, in which in 1752 it was ordered that conveyance be made to Armstrong, but Armstrong has covenanted to convey to Wm. Lusk the 200-acre tract for £26.10, beginning at a black oak; corner Isaac Taylor on Mill Creek, Daniel Lyle's line; corner Daniel Lyle and Edward Tarr. Teste: James and Samuel McDowell, Christopher Vinyard. Delivered: Wm. Lusk, November, 1766.

Information on Isaac Taylor

2. ISAAC2 TAYLOR (NATHANIEL1) was born October 08, 1710 in Ulster, Ireland (some say Co Antrim; others say Co Armagh,) and died February 06, 1781 in Montgomery County, Virginia. He married ISABELLA WILSON 1730 in Ireland, daughter of JOHN WILSON and ANNE. She was born in Ireland.

4. i. GEORGE3 TAYLOR, In 1778, George sold the land his father sold him in 1765. He may be the George who got a land grant in Washington County, TN in 1782.

Contrary to published records, George son of Isaac is not the George Taylor who bought land in 1768 on Crab Creek in the portion of Augusta that became Montgomery County and who died January 31, 1801, Belmont, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA. DNA from a descendant of George Taylor d 1801 and a descendant of Isaac Taylor prove they are not kin to each other.

5. ii. ISAAC TAYLOR, b. 1734, Ireland; d. April 1801, Roanoke Creek, Montgomery, Virginia.
iii. WILLIAM TAYLOR, b. 1736, Ireland; d. 1767, Augusta County, Virginia; m. ELIZABETH d 1799 Rockbridge County.
6. iv. LETTICE TAYLOR, b. 1732, Ireland. married James Campbell.
7. v. ANDREW TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1773, Armagh, Antrim, Ireland. Andrew sold his land in 1778 and went to the portion of Washington County TN that became Carter County.
8. vii. JOHN TAYLOR, b. 1731, Ireland. (Though some historians report John Taylor as a son of Isaac, John is not mentioned in Isaac's will or land sales.)

[Glenn Morton: this John lived 140 miles northeast of Isaac Taylor on Stover's Creek which is in Rockingham county. The John Stephenson who married his wife also lived there:In 1733, Jacob Stover held a grant of 5000 acres on the Shenandoah River in what is now Eastern Rockingham Co., Virginia. John Stephenson received a grant of land from the English Crown on 1 June 1741 of a portion of the 5000 acres located in Mill Creek Valley. -0027.html. This John is no relation to Isaac. For more info see ]


Descendants of Isaac Taylor d 1781

1. Isaac Taylor d 1781: settled Mill Creek, Borden Grant 1746; went to live with daughter nr Cripple Cr in Montgomery Co VA d 1781 Montgomery Co, VA

a. Andrew d 1787, son of Isaac d 1781, sold land 1778 , migrated abt 1779 from Rockbridge to part of Washington Co TN that became Carter Co.

(1) Isaac Taylor 1757-1842 came w father to Washington/Carter Co TN pr to 1787 (2) Andrew 1765-1847 Carter Co TN ?md Sarah Rockhold md Isabella McNabb ?1785 (3) Nathaniel 1771-1816 md 1791 to Mary Patton in Rockbridge Co, lived Carter Co

b. Isaac Taylor d 1801 Mont. Co sold lands on Buffalo Ck 1770, lived later Roanoke River

(1) Thomas Taylor, sold land 1800 , to White Co TN by 1808 d 1816/18 wife Rebecca McLaren d 1827 White Co (Elsewhere on the pages associated with Isaacc Taylor Sr d 1781, this Thomas is erroneously identified as son of Isaac d 1781)

(a) James Taylor b 1774 md Rachel Raburn 1800 Montgomery Co
(b) Thomas Taylor 1776 md 1816 White Co to Eliz Taylor d 1821 White Co
(c) Jane Taylor 1778 md 1799 Montgomery Co to Alexander Irwin
(d) Isaac Taylor 1781 md 1813 TN Mgt Gleason d 1854 White Co
(e) Margaret 1785 md William Irwin d
(f) John Taylor 1789 md Jane Taylor d after 1856
(g) Mary Taylor
(h) William Taylor

(2) Isaac Taylor – ½ of land on Roanoke (3) William Taylor – ½ of land on Roanoke poss Wm d1807 md1790 Mary Watterson

(a) John,
(b) Issac,
(c) Joseph,
(d) William,
(e) Henry,
(f) Jane,
(g) Nancy and
(h) Pricilla

(4) Joseph Taylor (Earl Taylor 1999 said this Joseph went to Knox Co TN by 1790, but DNA shows not the same Joseph as Earl's ancestor)

(5) Mary md Bryans (Mary Taylor to James Bryan 1794 Botetourt)

(6) Jane md Huston (could this be Jane Taylor md Jesse Hudson 1787 Botetourt)

c. George Taylor: sold land in 1778. No wife mentioned. Possibly is the George Taylor who went to Washington Co and got a land grant there in 1782.
(d) William Taylor d 1767-1768, wife Elizabeth died 1799 Rockbridge Co, VA

(1) Isaac got the land adjacent to Andrew Taylor on Mill Creek that his father bought of Isaac Taylor, Isaac 17771778 sale to Stephen Hoylman : Isaac Taylor“a Rockbridge man who went to Ohio may be this Isaac. However, there was a lost court case referred to in a deed of 1810 referring to a suit involving Isaac Taylor Heirs, but no heirs named.

(2) William b 1758 got the “upper tract” corner to Isaac Taylor (md Jean Guffey 1792, , to Rockcastle CoKY, by 1810

(a) ([possible son)?Preston b 1810 md Hannah

(3) James; md 1780 Mary Gunn ; (Mary md 1791 to John McNaughton)

(a) Sarah md 1800 William Tolley (per deed and court suit)
(b) Abigail md 1809 John Tolley
(c) Patsy md 1808 John Nowell
(d) Elizabeth

(4) Sisters: Jemimah (poss md Thomas Lackey 1801?), Martha, Isabel (?Isabella Taylor md Samuel Paxton 1800?)

(5) Thomas (possibly born after 1768, d 1798) This Thomas is not mentioned in the will of William in 1768 but is identified as a son of William's wife in 1798.