Tertius Taylor1

#2080, (25 July 1754 - 22 December 1822)
Relationship3rd great-granduncle of William David Lewis
Father*Capt. Othniel Taylor1 (1719 - 1788)
Mother*Martha Arms1 (1728/29 - 1802)
"Service in the Continental line; sergt; ensign; lieutenant. After his return from the Rev. War in 1781, his father gave him a tract of 185 acres of land in Buckland. here he lived, on what has since been known as the "Alfred Woodward place," until his brother Othniel, who had the "Fort Farm" or homestead, removed to Canandaiqua, when he moved over the river, and buying out Othniel and the other heirs in 1792, spent the rest of his life there."2 
Birth*25 July 1754He was born on 25 July 1754 at Charlemont, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.1,3 
Marriage*2 August 1781He married Elizabeth Carter on 2 August 1781 at Buckland, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.4 
Probate1 April 1789He witnessed the probate of the estate of Capt. Othniel Taylor on 1 April 1789.5 
Death*22 December 1822He died on 22 December 1822 at Franklin Co., MassachusettsG, at age 68.6 


  1. [S267] Massachusetts Town Birth Records, 1620–1850, online Ancestry.com, Charlemont Births, pp 75- 76.
  2. [S595] Fannie Smith Shaw Kendrick, Mary Lyon and Lucy Jane Cutler Kellogg, compilers, The History of Buckland 1779–1935 (Buckland, Mass.: The Tuttle Publishing Co., printer, 1937), pp. 644-645.
  3. [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.
  4. [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. Tertius of Charlemont, son of Othniel, and Elizabeth (also named Betty) Carter of Buckland, dau. of Elias and Deborah, marr. 2 Aug 1781, citing History of Deerfield (or 21 Aug 1781, citing Taylor family records).
  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, Vital Records of Buckland, p. 152.