Date of Award
Master of Arts
Taylor is a very popular name in American history. Tho original immigrant of the family followed in this story was John Taylor who came to the Virginia shore from England in 1650 with his two brothers, Arggle and William. He was about twenty three when he embarked from the Amsterdam and docked in Fleet 's Bay. Soon this immigrant settled in Wicomcio Parish in Northumberland County. His wife, the former Alice Gaskins, and he brought up a family of three sons and several daughters. Early in 1702, John died at the age of seventy-five.
Crank, Carlysle Conway, "Life of John Taylor, a frontiersman, missionary, Baptist minister, and historian" (1956). Master's Theses. 106.