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Isaac Taylor

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Isaac R. Taylor
Born 1970s.
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Hello everyone,

My wife and I have a GED on, which I tried to upload here but I guess it's too big now. So, I manually created the first 5-10 generations here, and am enjoying carefully tying into the universal family tree. :-)

At this point our GED is about 20k individuals, about ~20% lineal, going back 30+ generations on the Anglo-Norman/Franco-German lines. I am not satisfied with all of the data quality however, but it has value even if contains errors. That tree branched out enough, I've had "The Epiphany" that we're all cousins to some degree. Too bad we don't have better records from antiquity. And some more-modern nations.

Cousin-Bait family names from my "All American Mutt" pedigree, going back four generations, covering the "classic" period of immigration to North America:

  1. Taylor (England)
  2. Webster (England)
  3. Sack (Germany)
  4. Britton (England)
  5. Simson (Norway)
  6. Anderson (Norway)
  7. Pavlish (Bohemia)
  8. Troyak (Bohemia)
  9. Konopka (Galicia via Canada)
  10. Spiewak (Galicia)
  11. Sienkiewicz (Poland via Canada)
  12. Gorczyca (Poland)
  13. Kappler (Germany)
  14. Murray (Ireland via Canada)
  15. Jepsen (Denmark)
  16. Mogensen (Denmark)

I'm a descendant of John Webster, first governor of colonial Connecticut. That was a lucky break from a genealogy perspective as their line was fertile and well documented. We weren't so lucky with the "first Taylor" whose family origins in England before the revolutionary war remain unclear, aside from baptism and marriage records in Felsham, Suffolk.

He and his descendants are buried in the old Taylor family cemetery near Hero, PA (named for his grandson Jesse who was first the local boy killed in the US civil war). If your ancestors are buried there too, we're probably related:

Here are some major family names from prior generations, flowing back from colonial New England to Anglo-Norman era:

  1. Coffin (English via New England)
  2. Valleau (French via New Jersey)
  3. Latson/Lansing (Dutch via New York)
  4. Mallory (English via Virginia)
  5. de Bradborne
  6. de Ludlow
  7. de Pembridge
  8. de Vernon
  9. de Grey
  10. de Riviers
  11. de Rouen
  12. de Crepon etc.

And for my wife Jennifer, first the "recent" grand-parent arrivals to the United States:

  1. Coogan (Ireland)
  2. Doherty (Ireland)
  3. Lynch (Ireland)
  4. Burke (Ireland)
  5. Bourque (France via Acadia)
  6. Babin (France via Acadia)
  7. Boudreau (France via Acadia)
  8. Pothier (France via Acadia)
  9. Flynn (Ireland)
  10. Delaney (Ireland)
  11. McCauley (England)
  12. Leonard (England)
  13. Jennings (Ireland)
  14. Monahan (Northern Ireland)
  15. Flanagan (Ireland)
  16. Mahoney (Ireland)

She is a direct descendant of Charles St-Etienne de La Tour, governor of the French Acadian colony in the 1600s; and I look forward to learning much more about her Irish ancestry from here on Wiki Tree. Some of our living relatives are already here. :-)

Within the French quadrant of my wife's family, there are more ancient families... you know how it goes, when you find a particular line that goes way back, it just goes and goes right back through the Crusades:

  1. Chartres (700s)
  2. de Blois (900s)
  3. de Champagne
  4. de Sully
  5. de Bourbon
  6. de la Tremoille
  7. de Craon
  8. de Bergerac
  9. d'Aquitaine
  10. Robertian kings of France etc.

I mention these medieval names because I am VERY disinterested in trying to DIY research foggy medieval bloodlines. Which stump and divide even the pro-est pros. For this reason, I would like to bolt our family tree onto well-researched work done here collaboratively, so I can focus on work nobody else is doing.

If somebody wants to "sponsor" me while I carefully stitch in our family tree ( GED) to your wiki, I'm happy to have a mentor. I could especially use advice about which GEDCOM editor(s) makes it easier to shatter a huge file into individual family groups, or centuries etc-- for easier uploading and proofreading during the joins.

Regards Isaac in California

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Based on your comment about the profile of US President Donald Trump, it is clear that you are not familiar with the WikiTree policy on privacy that was established over 2 years ago. Please make sure to read through and the associated help page

You concern was also well covered

posted by Robin Lee
Robin, in what way does our notional privacy policy protect the privacy of a public figure, whose pedigree is already online? Here? I'm not asking you to apply or provide the policy. I'm asking the community, what we think we're accomplishing exactly.
posted by Isaac Taylor
I am disheartened that you did not find your question sufficiently discussed in the G2G links provided. Perhaps you would like to rephrase your request for input again on G2G.
posted by Robin Lee
Thank you for your prompt and helpful replies.

I will read more, and have a think.

posted by Isaac Taylor

Not sure. It was orphaned and I adopted it. I’ll release it so you can place it correctly.

corrected location information per your request. "Can somebody with the Pre-1500 certification remove the spurious , ,(s) in our b/d places?" on Hawise de bekeon
posted by Marty (Lenover) Acks
Hi Isaac,

The Tankersley post you have noted for Dolphyn Tankersley is from Harriet Frye. She is working on a book about the family history and has done extensive research on the subject. I trust her as a good source for issues regarding the family tree.


Bill Tanksley

posted by Bill Tanksley Jr.
I have no idea where the original upload got their info. I just took over a profile manager because it had no manager and is in my line but I have not been able to do any work of Richard Peck. I am taking care of my elderly parents and that leaves me with little time to work on genealogy.
posted by Sonja Ratliff
Re your note on Francis Cooke, boy, are you right. I'd tackle the cleanup if I had the time, or any connection to the subject. Perfect example of a profile that needs some work.
posted by Nick Dann
HI Isaac,

As a community, WikiTree has a lot of Standards to assure that we all use WikiTree in the same manner. While we all appreciate you opinion on Style and Standards, please make sure that your suggestions left on profiles match those standards.

posted by Robin Lee
Hi Isaac. If you want anything at all done to correct Beatirce'd Eu's (Falaise, etc.) profile, you'll have to make a request in the G2G forum. I am not certified to do anything to pre-1500 profiles. Nothing. So ask there if you're not certified yourself.


posted by PE Rosner
Hello Isaac, thank you for the message regarding Archaic-1. Not being Pre-1500 certified I’m not able to edit this profile.


posted by Robert Wood
Hello again, I am not pre-1500 certified so if you are, feel free to make sourced changes to any profile that I manage that is pre-1500. If you aren't certified, you can make your suggestions in the G2G forums, or make a comment on the relevant profiles. I can't change a thing on them. Period.
posted by PE Rosner
Hi! Thanks for letting me know about Senlis-83, but I pretty much stick to Magna Carta Project profiles these days.

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett

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