Lydia Taylor1

#2085, (16 March 1760 - )
Relationship3rd great-grandaunt of William David Lewis
Father*Capt. Othniel Taylor1 (1719 - 1788)
Mother*Martha Arms1 (1728/29 - 1802)


Zeeb Taylor b. 1750
Birth*16 March 1760She was born on 16 March 1760 at Charlemont, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.1,2 
Marriage*16 March 1778She married Zeeb Taylor, son of John Taylor and Mary Nims, on 16 March 1778.3,4 
Probate1 April 1789She witnessed the probate of the estate of Capt. Othniel Taylor on 1 April 1789.5 


  1. [S267] Massachusetts Town Birth Records, 1620–1850, online, 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. [S1709] The Essex Institute, Vital Records of Shelburne Massachusetts to 1849 (Salem: Newcomb & Gaus, printers, 1931), p. 130. Zeeb Taylor, son of John, and Lydia Taylor, dau. of Othniel, of Buckland, marr. 16 Mar 1778; citing notes collected by W. O. Taylor, deposited in the Arms Library, Shelburne Falls.
  4. [S289] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, Volume 2 (Deerfield: E.A. Hall and Co., 1896), p. 338 "her cousin."
  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.