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James Taylor I Descendants

Colonel James Taylor was born in England and came to Virginia, USA on the ship "TrueLove" in the year 1635. He eventually appointed Sheriff of New Kent Co., Virginia in 1690. Colonel Taylor was the great-great grandfather of President James Madison and Zachary Taylor. His great-great-great grandaughter, Sarah Taylor married Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy.

Individual: From: Early Immigrants to Virginia from the 1500s and 1600 s. Taylor Caroline County Crest: A naked arm couped at the shoulder embowed, holding an arrow ppr. Motto: Consequitur quodcunque petit . James Taylor, ancestor of the Caroline County family of that name, is said to have come from the vicinity of Carlisle, England. He was in Virginia before 1650 and took out patents of land on the Mattaponi River. By his first wife, Frances, he had Jane, born 27 Dec., 1668; James, born 1674; Sarah, born 1676. His first wife died in 1680, and in 1682 he married Mary, sister of John Gregory, by whom he had the following children: John and Anne, twins, born 1685, John died young; Mary, born 1688; Edmund, born 1690 ; John, born 1693, died young; Elizabeth, born 1694, died young; John, born 1696. James Taylor died about 1698 at an advanced age. An old ring handed down in the family is said to have once been his property, and it bears engraved upon it the above crest which is that of the Taylors of Pennington Castle. The descendants of James Taylor have been exceedingly prominent in the history of the State, one of them--Zachary, becoming President Notes for JAMES TAYLOR I: Was a large landowner and he was a prominent citizen in the colony. He was a lawyer and a public official and served as a member of the House of Burgesses. He was Sheriff of New Kent County in 1690 and vestryman of Saint George's Parish. He moved to Orange County, Virginia, and belonged to Saint Stephen's Parish in New Kent County and also in King and Queen County. He owned 13,925 acres along the Mattaponi River where he built his home and named it " Hare Forest ", named for the Earls of Pennington Castle in England where Taylor ancestors are buried. By division of county lines his home was in Orange County, Virginia where his children was born. This home is now located in Caroline County, Virginia. WFT8-1383 States that a seal ring which had belonged to James Taylor I and which bore the crest and seal of Taylor arms has been handed down to the present generation. With his seal ring has also descended a legend to the effect that on a certain occasion when the King of England was enjoying a chase in one of his royal forests, a wild boar, hard driven, turned upon the royal huntsman, whereupon there sprang to his defense one of the knights who slew the boar. The King out of gratitude gave the Knight a crest, the distinguish mark of which was an uplifted hand, accompanied by the motto:"CONSEQUITUR QUOD COMQUE PETIT". Home was "Greenfield". Burgess 1702-1710, King and Queen County, Virginia. Justice,Knight of the Golden Horseshoe. Grandfather of two Presidents, Zachary Taylor and James Madison. In 1716 accompanied Governor Alexander Spotswood on an expedition over the Blue Ridge Mountains in to the Shenandoah Valley. This was an attempt to promote Virginia's expansion. The men who accompanied Governor Spotswood were called Knight of the Golden Horseshoe. NOTE: From: William Taylor Wittle Ancestral File 13255 shows only 3 children; Jane, James, and Sarah. The LDS records show 15, of which three cannot have been of this family because their birth years are too late; therefore, 12 are reflected here. James came to America with his parents on the ship "True Love" in 1635. They apparently landed first in Pennsylvania because James' father, John, died there. James later settled at "Hare Forest" in what is now Orange County, Virginia. NOTE: (Source: The Life of Rowland Taylor, by William James Brown, published by Epworth Press, England and furnished by Rector of Hadleigh, England Rev. John Betton. The Book of Martyrs, by Fox, published in England 1610 , vol. I. Sections furnished by George Taylor of La Grange, IL and Maj. Bulan Davis, U.S.A.F.) James Taylor born February 12, 1610. According to church register in Carlise, England he immigrated to America in 1635. He married Elizabeth Underwood who divorced him, the first divorce registered in VA. He was called Governor, Councilman and was a doctor. He died in VA in 1655. NOTE: Source: "Archives & Manuscripts" at VTLS-Web Gateway Author : Sneddon, Jonathan T. Accession No 33830 This collection concerns the descendants of James Taylor (1615-1698) of King and Queen County, Virginia. It traces the various branches down through Orange County, concentrating on the lineage of the donor. The VA land office records show that he lived on the Mattap oni River , in the lower part of what is now Caroline Co. He was succeeded in the ownership of this place by his oldest son in 1799.

James Taylor, (known as James I), born 1635, was transported by John Rosier, who claimed 550 acres of Headright land in Northumberland County, Virginia Colony, December 13, 1650. James I is an ancestor of James Madison and President Zachary Taylor. 
Taylor, Col. James I. I (I3033)
SE 26th Street, Mineral Wells 1940. 
Taylor, Joseph McGary (I68)
CLARK McDONALD. Pioneers of the McDonald date who are yet numbered among the citizenship of Montague county are rare and a scouring of the surface of the county would hardly reveal a representative of another family whose life spans so great an end of its history and development or one covering so much of the tragic in human affairs. Coming hither, as they did, when nature’s course was yet undisturbed and the wild man was free to roam as in his plainest days, they had free access to the grassy plain as far as the eye could see; an ideal place for the fattening of herds and a most favored retreat for the pure and unrestrained enjoyment of pioneer life.

From 1857 when Jarrell McDonald brought his young family into Montague county, to 1873 when the hostile Comanche and Kiowa made his last bloody raid into the thinly settled region about Queen’s Peak, marks a period of sixteen years in the history of this heroic family filled with financial success in the face of conditions which turn the trials of today into play-times, in comparison, and through which only the most determined head and the stoutest heart could pass.

With the multiplying of settlers and the conquest increase of stock came the more frequent incursions of the jealous red man whose ill will eventually spent itself in revenge upon the white man’s herds and family. They stole his cattle, ran off his horses in bunches and droves and murdered and scalped fathers and brothers and carried away infant children and for a dozen years kept the McDonalds and later pioneers in a state of anxiety and often terror for their personal safety.

Indian depredations in Texas, as told by competent and reliable historians, reveals the sacrifice of life which occurred in Montague and other counties of the state, and the Greens, Kilgore and Winscott massacres, victim relatives of the McDonalds, are enumerated in their proper place.

To more securely protect his family Jarrell McDonald improvised a fort on Victoria Peak, where his son, our subject, now resides, and against the miniature stronghold, in July, 1870, three hundred murderous “braves” threw themselves, but it was successfully defended by our hardy and daring frontiersmen and no loss of life was sustained.

Through all these scenes Clark McDonald and his brothers passed while carrying on their work as cowboys in their father’s behalf. In their vocations as cowmen this family achieved first rank as raisers, drovers and shippers. Their cattle were scattered over every hillside, valley and plain and by the thousand they were driven to the market at Abilene, Kansas, until the gold they brought to their owners became almost a burden as to its proper care.

About 1871 Jarrell McDonald tired of the cattle business and invested some of his vast accumulations in mercantile ventures. He opened a store in Montague, afterward has one in Whitesboro and finally engaged in business in San Antonio, but prosperity never followed him in his new enterprise and he saw much of the fruits of his early years depart from him. His life was brought sadly to an end in the month of April, 1889, in San Antonio, by a murderous Negro bent on robbery.

This prominent Montague county family, headed by Jarrell McDonald, came to Texas from Lawrence county, Missouri, in 1857. They crossed Red river at Colbert’s Ferry and stopped the first two years on Denton creek on the east side of the county. Their lives about Queen’s Peak dates from 1859 and there the events in their several careers have transpired. Jarrell McDonald was born in the state of Kentucky, was brought up in Polk county, Missouri, where his father, a native Scotch-Irishman, settled in the pioneer days of that state. He was one of a family of fourteen sons and two daughters, six other sons being: Cash, Clark, Isham, Joseph, Hiram and Pinkney; the daughters being Sallie wife of John Winscott, who died in Montague county, and Nancy, who married Daniel Winscott, killed by Indians.

Jarrell McDonald married Mary, a daughter of Baylor Davis, in Polk county, Missouri, who still survives him and is the mother of eleven children, the survivors of whom are: Cash, a prominent farmer of Montague county, born in Polk county, Missouri, February 7, 1849, married in Montague county, Texas, Maria L. Green, of Kentucky, who has borne him ten children; Judy, wife of T. L. Wade, of Grayson county, Texas; Jarrell D., of Queen’s Peak, who was born in Lawrence county, Missouri, February 13, 1853, and married Ann Chestnut Green, his older brother’s wife’s sister, and has twelve surviving children; Clark, the subject of this sketch, and Mary, wife of J. Carr McNatt, a successful farmer and prominent citizen of Queen’s Peak.

Clark McDonald was born in Mercer county, Missouri, March 27, 1855, consequently all but two years of his life have been passed in Texas. As his youth was passed on the frontier where no public schools existed until his near approach to manhood his educational privileges were next to nothing. He made a hand on his father’s ranch as soon as he was old enough and for twenty years followed the stock business in a limited way a few years after the senior McDonald abandoned it and then settled down on his tract of three hundred and sixty acres, where he has become a stock-farmer. It was about 1880 when he obtained title to the old-time McDonald ranch and his modern residence on Victoria Peak marks the historic spot of the family’s early years in the county.

January 16, 1877, Mr. McDonald married in Montague county, Sarah, a daughter of D. J. Collins, who came to Texas from Adams county, Illinois, after the Civil war. Mr. Collins married Sarah Sheward and their daughter, Sarah A., was born in 1857. October 12, 1890, Mrs. McDonald passed away, being the mother of Judy, who died in August, 1904, as Mrs. T. D. Bess, leaving Sarah A., Cecil, Jennie V. and Lora B.; B. H. McDonald, of Marlow, Indian Territory; W. C., of Montague county, is married to Ada Beasley and has a child, Mirrel Joy; Mary, wife of Henry Huth, of Montague county; Birdie B., Lewis L. and Maggie J.

In the matter of politics the McDonalds are Democrats but Clark is the only one who has been called to serve his county in public office. He was elected Commissioner for Precinct Two and served the years 1897-8 on the board. Little was done of an important nature during his incumbency and routine work largely occupied the time of the body during its sessions. Mr. McDonald is a Master Mason and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Knights of Honor.

B. B. Paddock, History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906), Vol. II, pp. 614-615. 
McDonald, Clark H. (I328)
Here is the issue-STOP-: some say “Came from Ireland” in 1755...but if he was born in NC, he may very well be descended from Thomas Savage of the first settlement in Jamestown.

Possibly a Prvt. in Capt. John Holcombe’s Company of the 4th Regiment of Foot commanded by Col. Thomas Elliot. (May 1777-Apr 10, 1778) Rev. War. 
Savage, William Sr. (I2043)
Ian Mitchell, Admin has confirmed this is Joe’s Mitchell’s and name change from Michell. 2018 
Michell, John (I5952)
Moved on to Missourri before going to Texas.
Correct per John Martin’s Death Cert!
Civil War. 
Shrum, John Nicholas (I2331)
JohnMcCoy’s Military Records prove these parents. 
Johnston, Samuel (I3349)
Private in Shenandoah Co., Va Malitia. 
Hurst, John “MillCreek” (I2109)
This line is how we connect to “Nealback” on “Our Mighty Oak”, to his Susannah Elizabeth. 
Savage, Dr. William Hiram Jr. (I2048)
Wanda who matches Shan Cavner, this is her 1st cousin 7x removed. 
Pigg, Martha (I2699)
    (Gen 11:18-21) "And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu: {19} And Peleg lived after he b egat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters. {20} And Reu lived two an d thirty years, and begat Serug: {21} And Reu lived after
    he begat Serug two hundred and seve n years, and begat sons and daughters."

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# Note: (1 Chr 1:25) "Eber, Peleg, Reu,"
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# Note: (Luke 3:35) "Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of P halec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,"
# Note: Rakhuli, Urukagima in Sumer-Ugaritic, Ories in Greece 
Reu Ben Peleg (I6798)
    (Gen 11:22-27) "And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor: {23} And Serug lived after h e begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. {24} And Nahor lived nine an d twenty years, and begat Terah: {25} And Nahor lived after
    he begat Terah an hundred and nin eteen years, and begat sons and daughters. {26} And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abra m, Nahor, and Haran. {27} Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, a nd Haran; and Haran
    begat Lot."

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# Note: (Gen 11:29) "And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and th e name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father o f Iscah."
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# Note: (Gen 22:20) "And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behol d, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;"
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# Note: (Gen 22:23) "And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brot her."
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# Note: (Gen 24:10) "And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; fo r all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto t he city of Nahor."
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# Note: (Gen 24:15) "And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came ou t, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pit cher upon her shoulder."
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# Note: (Gen 24:24) "And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which sh e bare unto Nahor."
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# Note: (Gen 29:5) "And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know hi m."
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# Note: (Gen 31:53) "The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwix t us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac."
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# Note: (Josh 24:2) "And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fa thers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, an d the father of Nachor: and they served other gods."
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# Note: (1 Chr 1:26) "Serug, Nahor, Terah,"
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# Note: (Luke 3:34) "Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Ab raham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor," 
Nahor Ben Serug (I6795)
13  Dodson, William Calhoun (I243)
14  McDonald, Alemeda Caroline “Meadie” (I343)
15  McDonald, James Hogue (I351)
16  Rayfield, Lucinda E. (I1430)
17  Jones, Uriah Elgin (I1674)
18  Charity Elizabeth by death cert.??????????? (I1685)
19  Jones, Eurica Arick “Erick” (I1983)
20  Cunningham, William “Wilt” Alfred O. (I2023)
21  Cunningham, Anna P. (I2025)
22  Savage, James Robins (I2042)
23  Savage, James August (I2051)
24  Savage, Thomas (4) Hamilton? (I2055)
25  Savage, Thomas Arthur (I2063)
26  Pearce, Caleb “Kaliph” (I2074)
27  Rayfield, William Raphell (I2226)
28  Christian (I2227)
29  Shrum, John Jacob (I2489)
30  Jones, Rachel (I2524)
31  Pennington, Benajah (I2525)
32  Humphries, Elizabeth (I2526)
33  Smith, Julia A. (I2573)
34  Pigg, William (I2707)
35  ? (I2723)
36  McMillan, Rebecca (I2771)
37  Savage, Lawrence (I2778)
38  Savage, Sir-Knight John VI Sheriff of Worchestershire (I2783)
39  Bostock, Lady Anne (I2784)
40  Key, Robert L. “Bob” (I2907)
41  Taylor, Richard Lee (I3052)
42  Moffatt, Lemuel (I3147)
43  Mackey, Myrtle (I3154)
44  Kennon, Mary (I3223)
45  Exum, Deborah (I3322)
46  Exum, William (I3325)
47  Lucille (I3352)
48  Payne, Giles (I3362)
49  Jobb, Elisha (I3439)
50  Nunn, Nancy Ann (I3563)

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