Looking for parents of Dudley Taylor (1784-1855)

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I have had no luck finding the parents of Dudley Taylor. He is my 4th great grandfather. He was born 1 Dec 1784 in Virginia, possibly Halifax or Albemarle County. He traveled to Washington County, Kentucky and married Nancy Jane Lawson in 1812. He fought in the war of 1812. He had 4 of his children in Kentucky, then moved into Indiana about 1821. Land deeds for acreage in Decatur show purchases in 1823, 1824, and 1835. He had 4 more children in Indiana. He died 31 Aug 1855 in LaPorte, Indiana and was buried in St Joseph County, Indiana. Many others related to him list his father as Rev. John Taylor but no proof is given and John's son Benjamin Taylor was born earlier in 1784...so highly unlikely. Any help in breaking this brick wall would be greatly appreciated!

asked in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Staton G2G Rookie (280 points)
How much earlier in 1784 was Benjamin Taylor born before Dudley Taylor was born in December of 1784?

Rev John Taylor's son, Benjamin, was born in 22 Feb 1784....in Kentucky. Rev John was born in Virginia but there were a number of Taylors in Virginia. I can't find a one that would fit. I also cannot find a baptism record for Dudley and he surely would have been if his father was Rev Taylor. He is not listed in Rev Taylor's will either.


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[http://archive.org/details/cu31924028785703/ Albemarle County in Virginia; giving some account of what it was by nature, of what it was made by man, and of some of the men who made it]

See if this can help.
answered by Saundra Stewart G2G6 Mach 5 (51.9k points)

Thank you for resources! I had read a Halifax County and a different Albemarle County history but this one was new to me. However, still no parentage listed for any Dudleys.
The rootsweb site seems to be a regurgitation of the family trees that pick a set of parents, but have no documentation for any proof.
I will keep hoping that something turns up!

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