William Taylor1

#2078, (27 January 1758 - )
Relationship3rd great-granduncle of William David Lewis
Father*Capt. Othniel Taylor1 (1719 - 1788)
Mother*Martha Arms1 (1728/29 - 1802)

Family 1

Abigail Giles b. c 1764, d. 1802

Family 2

Experience Totman b. 1762, d. 1830
Child 1.Sophia Taylor+7 (1805 - )
Birth*27 January 1758He was born on 27 January 1758 at Charlemont, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.1,2 
Marriage*30 December 1784He married Abigail Giles, daughter of Edward Giles and Hannah Skinner, on 30 December 1784 at Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.3,4 
Probate1 April 1789He witnessed the probate of the estate of Capt. Othniel Taylor on 1 April 1789.5 
Marriage*19 September 1803He married Experience Totman, daughter of Joshua Totman and Elizabeth Ward, on 19 September 1803 at Colrain, Massachusetts.6 


  1. [S267] Massachusetts Town Birth Records, 1620–1850, online Ancestry.com, Charlemont Births, pp 75- 76.
  2. [S1026] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records: Charlemont 1765–1899, Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook), compiler, Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Town Records (script), p. 9, img. 8/285. Capt. Oth. Taylor was born April 27th 1717; Martha wife to Capt. Oth. Taylor was born Feb. 3 172_.
    Samuel, b. 22 Sep 1744; Mary, b. 23 Jun ____.
    Lem., b. 11 Feb 1749.
    Enos, b. 3 Feb 1751.
    Othniel, b. 10 Jan 1753.
    Tertius, b. 25 Jul 1754.
    Martha, b. 21 dec 1756.
    William, b. 27 Jan 1758.
    Lydia, b. 16 Mar 1760.
    Rufus, b. 3 Apr 1763.
    Lucinda, b. 26 Nov 176_.
    Tirzah, b. 2 jann 1769.
    Dolly, b. 7 dec 1779.
  3. [S1112] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Charlemont Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917).
  4. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, compiler, Johnson Genealogy: Records of the Descendants of John Johnson of Ipswich and Andover, Mass. 1695 - 1892 (North Greenfield, Wisconsin: self-published, 1892), p. 25.
  5. [S1710] Othniel Taylor probate record, Box 77470, Probate Court (District of Bennington), State Archives, Montpelier, Vermont, Hampshire Co., 22 Apr 1789. Personally appeared Martha Taylor, Samuel Taylor, Mary Taylor, Lemuel Taylor, Othniel Taylor, Tertius Taylor, William Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Martha Johnson, Josiah Johnson, Lydia Taylor, Zeeb Taylor, Tirzah Holbrook, Dolly Hastings, Jonathan Hastings, and on the 23 Apr 1789, appeared Enos Taylor and Silas Holbrook, all subscribers to the foregoing covenant and agreement. Before me Eleazar Porter, Judge of Probate.
    Bennington Co., 24 May 1789. Personally appeared Lucinda Hawley and Joseph Holley and each of them acknowledged the foregoing covenant and agreement.
  6. [S1027] The Essex Institute, compiler, Vital Records of Buckland Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1934), online AmericanAncestors.org, p. 116, William Taylor of Buckland, wid., son of Othniel, and Experience Washburn, née Totman, of Colrain (or Charlemont as recorded in intentions), wid., marr. 19 Sep 1803. Also recorded in Vital Records of Colrain (Essex Institute, Salem MA, 1934), p. 138.
  7. [S1027] The Essex Institute, Vital Records of Buckland, p. 50 Sophia Taylor, b. 11 Apr 1805, dau. of William Taylor and Experience Totman.