Created October 24, 1996; last updated December 18, 2004.
report of Henry C. Taylor of Augusta County, VA
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family is a sept of the Cameron Clan of Scotland.
were organized by clans,
which had related groups called "septs,"
and which were comprised of families bearing the clan's name or variations of
it. Each clan had its tartan, often several: for dress, hunting, and ordinary
living. The Cameron
clan is composed of several branches. They have an interesting history.
Lord Fairfax, after whom Fairfax County
was named, also held the title of Baron Cameron. There are Cameron clan families in Nova Scotia.
This is a tartan of the Cameron family:
The motto of the Taylor
sept is, if I recall correctly, "Loyalty to the
The Taylor family we are researching lived for many generations in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, also called The
Valley of Virginia or The
Virginia Valley, in what is now Augusta
County, around Waynesboro and Stuart's Draft. Augusta
County has put genealogical data on
the Web. Now more of Ty Taylor's family can help
research the family tree. There is an Augusta County Genweb
for sharing information.
to report of our Taylor ancestors.
Four Taylor Girls in Laurel Springs, NJ.
Here is a link to Chronicles
of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, a valuable resource.
Soon I hope to have published some tables of data I culled from LDS
microfilms of Augusta County
marriage records, but this site may have that information, now or eventually: Historical Atlas of Augusta County,
Virginia. Also try Augusta
County Resources on Roostweb.
Here are some links to other Taylor
- As close to an "Official
Page" as you can get--Nicole Pinson's Home Page.
This page especially has a lot about Virginia Taylors. A lot of Taylors
in other states started out in Virginia.
- Bryan Taylor not only has
a terrific Taylor Home
Page, and hosts the Taylor List e-mail network as well
- Marian Cornish Rawson's Taylor's
Page") mentions an Isaac Taylor in Virginia
around 1745. My research of Augusta
found reference to Isaac Taylor in the militia rolls. When I get a chance,
I'll put the actual reference here. I would like to explore a possible
link between this Isaac Taylor and our Henry C. Taylor, born in Augusta
County in 1803.
- Sandy Onbey
has some Taylor
relations on her Home
Frazier is researching Taylor and other families at his home page , starting
with AMANDRUS TAYLOR, born 1797.
- Christine Jones is
tracing her Pleasants-Taylor line in Virginia.
Check out her Rooted and
Grounded Home Page.
- Norris Taylor's Genealogy
web pages trace the Thomas Taylor family, originating from Beaver Co, PA
in the late 1700's, early 1800's. He has a GedPage
data base there; family history essays at Heritage | Family Histories.
- Sharon's Home Page
is lovely in design and her genealogy link has a full report of her Taylors.
Links to the best list of genealogy-helpful
links I've seen so far:
Cyndi's Home Page
Roots Forum (where I got my start with online genealogy and some great
responses specifically related to our families).
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter. I've forwarded information
about this newsletter to many people. This is an easy way to access it
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can leave some information about your family research, and maybe others
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