Thankful Taylor1

#2106, (29 March 1663 - )
Relationship5th great-grandaunt of William David Lewis
Father*John Taylor Jr1 (c 1641 - 1704)
Mother*Thankful Woodward1 (1644/45 - )


Capt. Benjamin Wright b. 1660
Her married name was Wright.2 
Birth*29 March 1663She was born on 29 March 1663 at Northampton, Massachusetts.3,1 
circa 1674She and Johannah Taylor were educated circa 1674 at Massachusetts.4 
Marriage*22 March 1680She married Capt. Benjamin Wright, son of Samuel Wright Jr. and Elizabeth Burt, on 22 March 1680 at Northampton, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG.5,2,6 


  1. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Massachusetts Town and Vital Records: Northampton 1620/1650–1893/1988, unknown repository, unknown repository address, img. 449/2680, p. 7 in typed version, births in 1663: ------29 "Thankful daughter of John & Thankfull Tailor was born." Handwritten copy, img. 596/2680, p. 7 (left corner of page with month entry is missing): Biirths in 1663, --- 29 (2nd entry for year), Thankful dau. of John and Thankful Tailor was born. The two following entries on this page with month missing; p. 8 begins 27 Mar 1663, with only one entry for the year 1663. Oldest manuscript, img. 292/2680, p. 8, has "Births in 1663" following the last entry for 1662, which is March, indicating that the records are old style and that 1663 begins in March. The second entry for 1663 is [illegible] 26, Thankful, dau. of John and Thankful Tailor was born. Corbin records 29 Feb 1663 citing old book p. 8. Perhaps the date of 29 Oct is given in some sources in consideration of the marriage date of John and Thankful. Hereinafter cited as Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton.
  2. [S924] J. H. Temple and George Sheldon, History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, For 150 Years (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell, 1875), p. 554.
  3. [S1511] Walter E. Corbin and Lottie S Corbin, compilers, Corbin Collection: Records of Hampshire, Hampden, Berkshire and Franklin Counties, Massachusetts, edited by Robert J. Dunkle, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), Hampshire Co., Northampton vol. 1, p. 1425. Family of John Taylor and Thankful Woodward, online Hereinafter cited as Corbin Collection (Corbin/Dunkle).
  4. [S1024] James Russell Trumbull, History of Northampton Massachusetts From Its Settlement in 1654 (Northampton: Gazette Printing Co., 1898, 1902), two volumes, I:222 and footnote. Three Taylor sisters were among 11 girls taught writing b Mr. Joseph Hawley, a recent graduate from Harvard College.
  5. [S1207] Henry M. Burt, The First Century of the History of Springfield (Springfield, Mass.: Henry M. Burt, 1898, 1899), II:659–660.
  6. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton: p. 106, img. 646/2680.