Descendants of William Taylor
William TAYLOR b. 1715 NJ d. Fredrick Co. Va.
Children: William, Zeporah, Daniel, Sarah, Hannah, Jennett, Elizabeth
Note: It is believed that William was one in a line of four Williams
that origanated in Liverpool, England. I am not sure as to which William
was the emergrant Daniel Taylor's grandfather or great grandfather.
Generation No. 1
1. DANIEL1 TAYLOR. b. 1748 NJ d. 1840 MO married 1)
Augusta Co. Va. Mary _______
Daniel fought in the Dunmore's War, under Captain John Stuart,
"Battle of Point Pleasant" in 1774. In 1780 the commission to
to Unpatented Lands on Western Waters of Virginia recorded that, by
settlement 1778, Daniel was entitled to 200 acres of land adjoining
John POAGE and Alexander WADDLE. This tract was in the Swago-Millpoint
of Pocahontas (then Greenbrier) county. Daniel's name can not be found
official records after 1786. this was explained by a family member
he failed to come right home after wardue to injuries recieved,
and when he
did return found his wife Mary married to someone else thinking her
had been killed.
Mary then married William "long William" Ewing Aug 8 1791 in Bath Co.
William Ewing and Mary were
subsequentlyindicted by the Bath County Grand Jury in Nov 1791 " for
intermarring.. Daniel, the husband of said Mary, not yet being dead
know of from the information of two of our own body".The case was dismissed
in 1793. Daniel and Mary had four known children. Mary also had children
William Ewing but unknown as to how many or names.
According to Daniel's pension records (S17137 pg 65) shows in
1774 he was in
a battle near the mouth of the Great Kanawha river, between the American
Colonial forces under General Lewis and the Indians. ( Battle of Point
In 1776 while serving in the Virginia troops under Captain John COOK,
assisted in the construction of Fort Defiance; from 1776, he was engaged
durning nearly the whole of every summer for the next six years in
guarding Fort Defeance, and Ranging.
After the Revolution he returned to Winchester Va. remained there for
years, went back to Greenbrier for a couple years, then settled near
Bardstown Kentucky, where he remained for 20 years. He then removed
Lewiston Township, Montgomery Co. Missouri , where he resides at present.
application executed May 8, 1833)
Children of Daniel and Mary Taylor:
1. William Taylor b. 1774 Augusta Co. Va.
1796 Greenbrier Co Va. Mary Burell
2. Solomon "Big" Taylor b. 1778
d. after 1850
mar 1800 Eliza Wetzel
3. Eli Taylor b. 1776 Augusta Co. Va d. after
Nicholas Co. WV mar1800 Gbr Co. Margaret
4. Mary Taylor
Generation No. 2
2. ELI2 TAYLOR (DANIEL1). He married MARGARET WOODS 1800,
Stephen Woods and Nancy.
1)Stephen Taylor b. 1801 Greenbrier Co. Va. d. aft 1845 Nicholas
mar Melinda Williams1826 Nicholas Co. WV d/o Hugh & Jane
2)Ann Taylor b. 1804 Va. d. Unk mar William
Woods, Samuel Donellson
3)Nathaniel K. Taylor b. 1808 Gbr. Co. d. 1872 GBR.
Co. mar Jane Wilson
4)Malinda Taylor b. 1816 Va. d. unk mar
5)Solomon Taylor b. 1820 Nicholas Co. WV d. unk
mar Jane Cornell, Nancy
Note: 5 more children names unknown
Eli and Margaret owned and operated a flatt raft on the cramberry River
the border of Greenbrier and Nicholas County,
which they used to transport men, and horses over the river for market
Lewisburg. Later Eli sold the business to
Generation No. 3
3. STEPHEN3 TAYLOR (ELI2, DANIEL1) was born1801 in Greenbrier
Co. Va., and
died after 1845 in Nicholas Co. WV. He married MELINDA WILLIAMS
Nicholas Co. WV, daughter of Hugh Williams and Jane Bell.
Children of Stephen Taylor and Melinda Williams are:
4. i. CATHERINE4 TAYLOR, b. 1835; d. 1910, Nicholas Co.
WVa..( household of
James Donellson on 1860&70
Nicholas County census; nomarriage record found;
ii. MARTHA TAYLOR, b. 1827.Nicholas Co. WV d. unk
mar Nathan Groves
iii. SARAH JANE TAYLOR, b. 1829.Nicholas
Co. WV d. unk
iv. HUGH W.TAYLOR, b. 1830.Nicholas Co. WV d. unk
mar Nancy C. Spencer
MARGARET TAYLOR, b. 1833.Nicholas Co. WV d.
unk mar Wellington Sparks
vi. RUTH TAYLOR, b. 1840.Nicholas Co. WV d.
vii. ELIZABETH TAYLOR, b. 1842.Nicholas
viii. MARY TAYLOR, b. 1844.Nicholas
Generation No. 4
4. CATHERINE4 TAYLOR (STEPHEN3, ELI2, DANIEL1) was born 1835,
and died 1910
in Nicholas Co. WVa.. She shows up in the household of
James Donellson but
I have never found a marriage record.
Children of Catherine Taylor are:
5. i. FIDELLA DOWNTAIN5 DONELLSON, b. 1864, Nicholas Co.
WV; d. 1936,
Nicholas Co. WV.
ii. JOHN MICHAEL TAYLOR, b. 1849.Nicholas Co. WV
d. 1919 Nicholas Co. WV
( became a minister )
iii. BETTY JEAN TAYLOR.
iv. ELIZA TAYLOR, b. 1863.Nicholas Co. WV
v. ELIZABETH TAYLOR, b. 1869.Nicholas Co.
vi. FRANKLIN DONELLSON, b. 1867.Nicholas Co. WV
vii. ABRAHAM DONELLSON, b. 1871.Nicholas
Co. WV d. 1900 Nicholas
Co. WV by drowning
viii. RUTH LOVELL DONELLSON, b. 1874.Nicholas
Co. WV d.
NOTE: Taken from a Family Record section of a bible owned by Catherine
Taylor's daughter, Fidella. The following info was handwritten :
Donelson b. July 13, 1834;Mariah Jane Taylor b. August 17, 1855;John
Taylor b. April 26, 1857;Malinda Frances Taylor b. August 20, 1860;
Huff Taylor b. June 16, 1863; Fidella Dounton Donelson b. December
Frankling Stephen Taylor Donelson b. November 3, 1867; Elizabeth Ann
b. September 1, 1863; Abraham Spencer Donelson b. January 12, 1872;
Gussella Lovell Donelson b. July 23, 1874...........
Generation No. 5
5. FIDELLA DOWNTAIN5 DONELLSON (CATHERINE4 TAYLOR, STEPHEN3, ELI2,
was born 1864 in Nicholas Co. WV, and died 1936 in Nicholas Co. WV.
married RICHARD COLLINS January 27, 1884 in Nicholas Co. WVa., son
Collins and Mary Roark/O'Roark.
GGrandma Fidella was raised as a Donnelson but as her children grew
told them her father was really Andrew Milam from Craigville, WV
Children of Fidella Donellson and Richard Collins
6. i. ERVIN WALKER6 COLLINS, b. 1893, CherryBottoms,Nicholas
Co. WVa.; d.
1964, Fenwick Mountain,Nicholas Co. WV.
7. ii. SHERMAN ARTHUR COLLINS, b. 1887, Beaver, Nicholas Co.;
8. iii. MELVIN CLARK COLLINS, b. 1889, Beaver,
Nicholas Co. WV; d. 1922,
Webster Co. WV.
9. iv. VERGIE MAY COLLINS, b. 1891, Beaver, Nicholas Co. WV;
Fenwick,Nicholas Co. WV.
10. v. ALVIN LLOYD COLLINS, b. 1885, Cherry Bottoms, Nicholas
Co. WV; d.
1987, Nicholas Co. WV.
11. vi. ALTA LEO COLLINS, b. 1897, Nicholas Co. WV.
12. vii. GOLDIE ENA COLLINS, b. 1899, Nicholas Co.
WV; d. 1930, Logan Co.
13. viii. EUVA ALICE COLLINS, b. 1902, Richwood, WV Nicholas
Co.; d. 1994,
Richwood, WV Nicholas Co..
14. ix. ELMER HARLAN COLLINS, b. 1904, Fenwick WV, Nicholas Co.; d.
15. x. CLERANCE OSCAR COLLINS, b. 1907, Fenwick, WV.
16. xi. ORETTA COLLINS, b. 1909, Fenwick,WVNicholas Co.; d. 1985.