Born to Edmond Taylor and Sarah Booking in 1732 in NewKentCounty, Virginia,
James married Elenor Smith in 1737. He and Eleanor had 8 children including David
Taylor who married Nancy Penn (daughter of Phillip Penn and Martha Crutcher) in
James' family tree included, President James Madison and
President Zachary Taylor.
James died in 1805 and his will was probated in 1807:
Patrick Co., VA-Jan Court 1807: In name of God, Amen, I James Taylor of
Patrick Co and State of Virginia being weak in body yet in my pergfect sences
do make Ordain Consititute and appoint this my last Will and Testament in
manner and form following to with, I Will my soul to God who gave it trusting
through the meritorious mediation of Jesus Christ for the pardon of my sins and
salvation of the same and my body to the ground from whence it was taken to be
decently buried after and according to the direction of my executors herin
after mentioned, fully depending for the resurection fo the same at the …
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