Othniel Taylor Jr1

#2083, (10 January 1753 - 5 August 1819)
Relationship3rd great-granduncle of William David Lewis
Father*Capt. Othniel Taylor1 (1719 - 1788)
Mother*Martha Arms1 (1728/29 - 1802)


Dorothy Wilder b. c 1757, d. 1825
Children 1.Clorinda Taylor7 (1790 - )
 2.Othniel J W Taylor8 (1794 - 1817)
Birth*10 January 1753He was born on 10 January 1753 at Charlemont, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.1,2 
1 January 1777He was on 1 January 1777.3 
Marriage*6 February 1785He married Dorothy Wilder on 6 February 1785 at Leominster, Worcester Co., MassachusettsG.4 
Probate1 April 1789He witnessed the probate of the estate of Capt. Othniel Taylor on 1 April 1789.5 
Death*5 August 1819He died on 5 August 1819 at Canandaigua, Ontario Co., New YorkG, at age 66.6 


  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. [S1292] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War (Boston: Wright and Potter Printing, 1896–1908), XV:448
    Lieutenant and Adjutant, Col. Thomas Marshall's (10th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported as serving 23 mos. 15 days as Lieutenant, 12 mos. 15 days as Adjutant; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. William Warner's (6th) co.. Col. Marshall's regt.; list of officers in the Continental Army; commissioned Jan. 30, 1777; also, communication addressed to the Council, endorsed "March 27th 1777," signed by Col. Thomas Marshall, stating that said Taylor, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Warner's co., and other officers in his regiment had not received their warrants, and asking that they might be issued as the men were ready to march; also, return of officers for clothing, dated Boston, Jan. 20, 1779; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Warner's co.. Col. Marshall's regt.; muster rolls of field, staff, and commissioned officers for Jan. and March, 1779, dated West Point; appointed Nov. 6, 1776; reported ranked as 6th Lieutenant; also reported as serving as Adjutant; commissioned March 2, 1778; also, same co. and regt. muster roll for April, 1779, dated West Point; also, Adjutant, same regt.; return of officers, dated West Point, Aug. 21, 1779; also. Lieutenant (also given Adjutant and Captain), Col. Marshall's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; reported as serving 10 mos. As Lieutenant and Adjutant, 2 mos. as Captain; appointed Adjutant Jan. 1, 1779, promoted to Captain Nov. 1, 1780; also. Lieutenant, Capt. William Park's (3d) CO., Col. Marshall's regt.; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers, for Oct., Nov., and Dec, 1780, dated Huts near West Point; appointed Jan. 1, 1777; reported as serving as Adjutant; commissioned March 2, 1779; also reported on furlough; furlough to expire April 1, 1779; also, letter from Benjamin Tupper, Colonel, 10th Mass. regt., to His Excellency John Hancock, dated Boston, Feb. 27, 1781, recommending certain officers for commissions said Taylor, Captain Lieutenant, recommended for a Captaincy to date from Oct. 30, 1780; ordered in Council Feb. 28, 1781, that a warrant be issued; also, Captain, Col. B. Tupper's (10th) regt.; list of officers promoted in the Continental Army and for whom warrants were made out; warrant issued Feb. 28, 1781; also, certificate dated Phillipsburgh, July 11, 1781, signed by said Taylor, Captain, 10th Mass. regt., certifying that Perez Williams, of Deerfield, enlisted into his company subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781, and had received no bounty from "the Continent, State, or Town; " also Captain, Col. Tupper's regt., commanded by Col. Thomas Marshall prior to Jan. 1, 1781; service from Jan. 1, 1781, 24 mos.
  4. [S2137] Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001, online FamilySearch.org, Leominster, Town Record Vol. 2, p, 228, img. 126/145. Othniel Taylor of Charlemont and Dorothy Wilder of Leominster, marr. 6 Feb 1785. Hereinafter cited as Mass. Town Records 1626-2001.
  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. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, Standing memorial. "Erected to the memory of Gen. Othniel Taylor who died Aug 5 1819 aged 66 years." Narrairve: b. 10 Jan 1753, Deerfield, Franklin Co. MA, son of Othniel Taylor and Martha Arms. Children: Clorinda Taylor Barnard (1790–1824) and Othniel J. W. Taylor (1794-1818). Pioneer Cemetery, Canandaigua, Ontario Co. NY. Memorial 11366190, created by and photo added by Kristen Conrad.
  7. [S289] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, Volume 2 (Deerfield: E.A. Hall and Co., 1896), Genealogies p. 71. Lemuel Barnard, b. 1785, son of Salah Bernard (1725-1827) and Elizabeth Nims (dau. of Jeremiah Nims); marr. 16 Jul 1811 Clorinda Taylor, dau. of Othniel Taylor; removed to Canandaigua NY Jun 1818.
  8. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, Old worn gravestone, partially restored. Othniel ... Son of ... Dorothy ... Nov. Narrative: Othniel J W Taylor, b. 20 May 1794, d. 20 Nov 1818. Pioneer Cemetery, Canandaigua, Ontario Co. NY. Memorial 68542688, created by Butterfly~Kisses, photo added by Mark Gossoo.