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Guide to the Taylor & Genet Letters
1796-1882
  MS 613

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Biographical Note

1773 Birth of William Taylor, Jr. in Cambridge, England
1775 Birth of Mary Alice Gazzam in Cambridge, England
1794 Marriage of William Taylor, Jr. and Mary Alice Gazzam, Cambridge, England.
Soon after, they moved, along with Mr. Taylor's parents, to America, settling initially in New Castle, Delaware, and then in Philadelphia. Mr. Taylor,Jr. was an importing merchant in business with his brothers-in-law, William Gazzam and Edward Jones, and, later, with others. There were eleven children born of this union (listed below).
1795 Birth of William Gazzam Taylor (Lived only one day.)
1797 Birth of Thomas Davis Taylor (Lived only seven weeks.)
1798 Birth of Thomas William Taylor (d. 1858)
Became a farmer and lived in Iowa; married Hannah L. Dunn in 1821; twelve children born of this union.
1801 Birth of Benjamin Cook Taylor (d. 1881)
Became a physician in New Jersey; married Anna Romeyer in 1822; four children born of this union.
1803 Birth of Othniel Hart Taylor (d. 1869)
Became a physician and author of some renown in Philadelphia; married Eveline Constantia Burroughs in 1832. Four children born of this union.
1804 Birth of Mary Ann Taylor
Married Joseph Wilson, a minister, in 1822; five children born of this union.
1806 Birth of Sarah Fulford Taylor (Lived less than one year.)
1809 Birth of Martha Elizabeth Taylor
Married (1826) General Henry James Genet, the son of Count Edmond Charles Genet (first Minister of France to the United States) and grandson of Gov. George Clinton of New York. General Genet was one of the founders of the Democratic Party. Thirteen children were born of this union.
1810 Birth of William Rivers Taylor (d. 1826)
1812 Birth of Isaac Ebenezer Taylor
Became a physician in New York and was, at one time, Chief Physician at Bellevue Medical Hospital. Married twice. First marriage (1835) was to Eliza Mollen; four children were born of this union. Second wife was Elizabeth Courtny.
1815 Birth of Joseph Gazzam Taylor
1819 Birth of Elizabeth Matthias Tallmadge
1838 Marriage of Joseph Gazzam Taylor and Elizabeth Matthias Tallmadge
There were seven children born of this union -- A.Rivers, Elizabeth, Clinton T., William, Joseph, Theodora and Southerland.
1848 Death of William Taylor, Jr.
1853 Death of Joseph Gazzam Taylor