John M. Taylor - Warrick County, Indiana - 1817-1892 [closed]

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Hello all,

I am working on a brick wall at my second great-grandfather, John M. Taylor, b. 1817 (possibly Tennessee), d. 7 Sep 1892 Warrick County, Indiana.

John M. disappears prior to 1860, and of course his ancestors remain unknown, also. There is crowdsourcing indicating he is the son of Lewis Taylor of North Carolina, one of the original settlers of Warrick County c. 1814, but there is no sourcing to support it. 

The line from John M. to me has solid sourcing, but I am out of ideas to track down sourcing about him and his ancestors.

I would appreciate any information the community might have. New sources to try would also be welcome.

Thank you all smiley

Joseph R. Taylor

WikiTree profile: John Taylor
closed with the note: Brick wall solved through AncestryDNA test results.
in Genealogy Help by Joseph Taylor G2G1 (1.9k points)
closed by Joseph Taylor

3 Answers

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If you haven't done so, you may want to start with a basic "Y37" Y-DNA test such as the one offered by FTDNA. Join the Taylor surname project: . Looks like the surname project has identified about 118 distinct Taylor families so far. This may provide evidence for or against a particular patrilineal ancestry. 

by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 8 (81.6k points)
Thank you, Mike. I browsed over to the site, but most of the linked data there returned 404's, and the domain name appears to be for sale.
It was probably moved from there to the FTDNA surname project. The info may not be available w/o first joining the FTDNA forum. FTDNA surname projects typically consist of a spreadsheet of DNA-grouped family lines and forum to ask questions.
+1 vote
John M. Taylor married Cynthia Ann Sutton 1 Feb 1860 at Warrick, Indiana.

John M. Taylor married Cynthia Ann Sexton. Marriage license 30 Jan 1860 at Warrick, Indiana

John M. Taylor married Cynthia Ann Sutton. Marriage Registration  1 Feb 1860
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
There was a John M. Taylor born 1817, son of father named John M. Taylor and mother named Waity. Birth at South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island.
Thank you, Frank. I had that info.
Thank you, Frank. I'll look into that one.
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Recently completed AncestryDNA results have broken through this brick wall, confirming that most, if not all of the Taylor family of Warrick County is descended from Lewis Taylor (1780-1874).

Thank you to everyone who contributed suggestions.

Joseph R. Taylor

by Joseph Taylor G2G1 (1.9k points)

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