My husband is a Taylor from VA so I have some on this family which desends to Gerrard Banks Taylor of Butler Co., KY. I have some questions as noted in red, below and welcome responses! Fran Osborn

Suspected Direct Descent

from George Taylor and Martha Brasseur (or Brashear)

to Garrard Banks Taylor, Jr, KY Justice  

1 George Taylor,  b: Abt. 1636 Guesstimate DOB d: in Old Rappahannock/Essex co,VA He was the son of George Taylor and Martha Tomlin who came from ENG on the ship 'George' in 1635

.. +Martha Brashear, m William MOSELEY/George TAYLOR b: 1636 in  Calvert Co., MD?>of Chuckatuck,of Nansemond,VA d: Aft. 1683 in Old Rappahannock/Essex Co?,VA m: Abt. 1675 Daughter of Huguenot Immigrants Robert Brashear/Brasseur and wife Florence of Avignon, France>MD>Nansemond Co., VA

.. 2 James Taylor,  b: 1676 in St peters parish, New Kent Co., VA d: January 25, 1717/18 in of new kent Co., VA

...... +Mary Gaines b: aft 1676 Old Rappahannock Co., VA, d VA daughter of Bernard Gaines (1650 ENG -d 11-18-1747 Richmond, VA ) and Martha Taylor (b 1646-)

...... +Ellizabeth Peasley,  b: Abt. 1685 in Est DOB based on children's birth m: August 11, 1705 in VA? Mother of George Edmund Taylor

...... 3 George Edmund Taylor,  b: March 20, 1708/09 in St Peter's parish, New Kent County, VA d: 1791 in VA

.......... +Lucy Crump, b: March 25, 1711 in St Peter's parish, New Kent County, VA d: Aft. 1744 in VA m: 1730 in New Kent Co., VA-where kids born See:

.......... 4 Zachariah Taylor,  b: 1739 in Goochland Co., VA>NC>KY.  A.K.A. Zacharias Taylor is Zachariah's Dad Zachary L or George Edmund Taylor?? d: November 06, 1794 in Washington Co., KY See his will in notes : 2nd LT. in Rev. War and had two land grants in Nelson Co. Ky.(then VA ) for 3036 acres

.............. +Prudence Peter c 1781 b. 1758 Petersburg, VA d . October 22, 1851 Marion Co., KY

.............. +Lauranna Morris,  b: in Albemarle Co., VA AKA Loranah Morris d: 1782 m: March 27, 1794 Daughter of Hugh Rice Morris, d abt 1773 Albemarle Co., VA WB 2, p 312

.............. 5 Mooreman Morris Taylor, b: March 26, 1769 Easter Sunday, North Carolina>Garrard Co., KY (I believe that in his father Zachariah's will, Moorman is called 'Marmon'  and is listed with his other siblings John, George, Uriah, Ann (Atkinson), Mary (Peter), and Elizabeth

See Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed.,
1885, Butler Co, as below) Also have just discoved this site for Taylor researchers:

d: September 06, 1827 in Boyle or Garrard Co., KY Was a "hatter"

.................. +Levina Banks,  b: 1776 in Gerrard Co., KY d: 1868 in Gerrard Co., KY? m: Abt. 1795 in Garrard Co., KY

.................. 6 Garrard Banks Taylor, Jr KYJustice  m Nancy  STEARLING b: July 07, 1813 in Garrard Co., KY>1833 to Trimble Co>NE part of Trimble Co d: Aft. 1885 in Butler Co., KY Residence 401 : An elder/Deacon in the Christian Church; a Farmer & Judge in Ct od Claims for Butler Co Fact 1: also a farmer; a Prohibitionist

Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed.,
1885, Butler Co.

GARRARD BANKS TAYLOR, Butler County, was born July 7, 1813, in Garrard County, Ky., where he grew to manhood, and in 1833 removed to Trimble County, and in 1845 located in the northeast part of this county, where he has since resided.  

His father, Mooreman Taylor, an native of North Carolina, was born in 1769; removed with his father to Garrard County while a youth; was a hatter by trade, and died in 1827.  He was
the son of Zachary Taylor, a cousin of Gen. Taylor's father.  His
children were Mooreman, Uriah, Zachary, George and Betsy (McDonald).  Mooreman married Levina, daughter of Lynn and Sully (Proctor) Banks, of Garrard County (born in 1776, died in 1868), and their offspring are Betsey, Naoma (Banks), Uriah, Zachary, Melissa (Pruett), John, Charity (Emery), Lorenah, Garrard B. [,?] Oliver, Garton C. and Theresa B. (Sadler).  

Garrard B. procured his education by his own industry, and is a reading man.  He has been twice married; first March 5, 1835, to
Nancy, daughter of Jesse and Hannah (Kimmel) Stearling, of Trimble County (born July 7, 1818, died December 21, 1867), and to them were born John M., William A., Wilford E. (deceased), Charity E. (deceased), Garrard B. Jr., Zachary, Jesse S., Mooreman, Joel J., James S., Edward, Mary J. (Bryant) and Oliver P.

 Mr. Taylor was next married October 25, 1868, to Mrs. Julina, widow of Azel Simpson, and daughter of William and
Rachel (Hampton) Lowe (born in Barren County, December 6, 1819).  Her children are James W., John E., Warren T., Angeline (Lee), Amanda J. (Bryant), Marion (deceased), Martha L. (Bryant), Jesse S. (deceased), and Sarah E. (Embry).

 Mr. Taylor has served his community seven years as a
magistrate and member of the court of claims in Butler County.  He is a farmer, having 217 acres of productive land, in a high state of
cultivation.  He has for more than forty years been an elder and a
deacon in the Christian Church; in politics he is a Prohibitionist.  
Mr. Taylor and his last wife had three sons each in the Union army in the late war.

Taylor McDonald Banks Proctor Banks Pruett Emery Sadler Stearling Kimmel
Bryant Simpson Lowe Hampton Lee Embry
Garrard-KY Trimble-KY NC Barren-KY