The Ancestors of Adonijah Taylor



This page would not be possible without the help of my wonderful on-line cousins. In the past couple of years I have found a dozen cousins I never knew I had. They have given me countless hours of their time, numerous pages of their research and the willingness to continue in the search of my ancestors. Thank you all for sharing this information with me. For this reason, I would like to dedicate this page to them, my "Taylor" cousins.

It has been said that Adonijah Taylor was a Revolutionary War Veteran. He was also a Minuteman for 14 days in April 1775, and was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant in the 5th Hampshire County regiment of militia in 1776-77.

Adonijah Taylor built a dam, sawmill and gristmill on Roaring Brook in Whately, Massachusetts before 1767. Most of his children were born in Deerfield, Mass. before he and his wife Rachel "removed" to Hawley, Mass. where it is presumed he died. No record exists of his burial in Hawley and he does not appear in the 1790 or 1800 Hawley census records.

Adonijah TAYLOR (1730 - 1810) m. Rachel SARTWELL/SAWTELL
Their children were:
John TAYLOR (1751 - 1802) m. Elizabeth ? TAYLOR (1747 -1810)
Edmund TAYLOR (1753 - ?) m. Priscilla FAXON (1753 - ?)
Eliphalet TAYLOR ( 1755 - ?) m. Mary SAWTELL
Solomon TAYLOR (1758 - ?) m. Mary SHAW (1753 - ?)
Obadiah TAYLOR (1762 - 1839) m. Abigail WILLIAMS
Mary TAYLOR (1764 - ?) m. Michael APPLEBEE (1766 - ?)
Electa TAYLOR (1767 - ?) m. Henry WILLIAMS (1767 - ?)
Adonijah TAYLOR (1769 - ?) m. Jerusha SNOW (1769 - ?)
Clement TAYLOR (1772 - ?) m. M. LOEFTSON (1772 - ?)
Theodore TAYLOR (1774 - ?)
Martin TAYLOR (1776 - ?) m. Sarah TRAIN (1776 - ?)

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