Mary Waters Taylor was born in Kentucky 6 days before portions of Green County, KY were made into Adair County, KY of December 11, 1801. Adair County Kentucky was named after Major General, Revolutionary & Indian War veteran, Kentucky constitutional convention delegate, & Kentucky House of Representatives member John Adair (1757 SC-1840), with whom the Taylor family was acquainted.
Mary's parents were George Taylor (1761 Albemarle Co, VA - Schuyler Co, IL 1834) & Ann Waters (1765-1836).
Her grandfather Zachariah Taylor (1739-1794) served in the Revolutionary War.
President Zachary Taylor's great great great great grandfather Thomas Taylor (1574-1618) was also her father's great great great great grandfather, so she was the President's 5th cousin once removed. Genealogists think the wife of Thomas Taylor (1574-1618), named Margaret Swinderly (1578-1672) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The FTDNA Taylor surname project, with over 1050 participants, has had a person test whose lineage coincides, at R-M269, with our lineage's Rowland Taylor (1510 Northumberland-1563 Suffolk). There are 100 genetically distinct subfamilies of R-M269 in the Taylor project, as well as same R1a men (R-M269 is R1b), & haplogroups A, E, G, I, J & Q. https://www.familytreedna.com/public/taylorfamilygenes/default.aspx?section=ycolorized
She married Moses Wright 1826 & had 10 children; 4 boys. Moses died 1860 but she lived till 1885.
Her parents moved to Illinois in 1828.
of Clark County, Missouri
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Mary is 15 degrees from Harry Ferguson, 17 degrees from Arthur Guinness, 24 degrees from Seamus Heaney, 20 degrees from Jack Kyle, 19 degrees from Stephen Boyd, 27 degrees from Robert Moore, 23 degrees from Ruby Lamar, 16 degrees from Fanny Parnell, 19 degrees from William Pirrie, 12 degrees from Jonathan Swift, 19 degrees from John Synge and 16 degrees from Celia Marsh on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.