Taylor Ancestral Trees
This page summarizes information about the Taylor ancestral trees submitted to the Taylor Family
Genes Project. Each project member has a tree file made at the time of
joining, but not all are complete. Completeness depends on member
The purpose of publishing these trees is to help Taylor Family Genes members with
Y-DNA matches identify their common ancestors. We focus on the paternal
lines of descendancy and include only minimal information as to ancillary
You must be a member of Taylor Family Genes to have your tree published on this site.
We recommend that other trees be submitted to WorldConnect at
Submitting a Tree
For those who have just received your kit,
While you’re waiting for the results to come in, you can prepare your
male lineage and send it in to us, via
To change an existing tree;
If you haven't yet submitted, or want to make updates or other changes:
Leave the "only" box checked to restrict the search to this site.
The search will take you to a Google results page.
Tree information represents the authors' opinions and has not been verified by the project.
It should be regarded merely as clues for your own, independent research and not as documented fact.
Due to privacy concerns, we no longer publish a full list of trees for Taylor Family Genes
project members. We continue to provide the
service of publishing trees and contact information for those who wish it. Files are updated as
information is received.
Every project member has a file, whether or not they personally submitted a tree.
For those who do not request publishing only surname, kit number and date of joining are shown.
To further protect privacy from spam-harvesting
robots, we have replaced the @ sign in e-mail addresses with
" /at/ ". Make the reverse substitution to
e-mail the person.
Other Tree Links
The individual trees are linked from pages in the website where they
would be relevant, for example on the genetic family (i.e., matched group)
and haplogroup pages.
These trees are linked in various ways throughout the site. Access to the trees may be obtained in
either of three ways.
If you know the group assignment, click here and on the link
to the particular group's page. Then click the link by the name &
kit #. This permits comparison of trees by those sharing a common
male ancestor. These pages are updated weekly.
The tree shows the last known e-mail address of the contact person for further research discussions along that line. It is the the kit owner's
responsibility to send updates and corrections to his tree and e-mail address.
If an e-mail address is no longer valid, we
are sorry; we update addresses as
members inform us.
In response to a request from a few who want "all-on-one-page searching",
we compiled a page to present all trees
submitted as of a date certain.
Click here to view the "All Trees" page.
- The page is not easy to keep current and will only be
updated occasionally; it becomes incomplete as soon as the next member joins.
- The page is a massive download (~700 KB) so be prepared to wait. (Do not
attempt without a broadband connection.)
- Tree information represents the authors' opinions and has not been verified by the project. It should be
regarded merely as clues for your own, independent research and not as
Send us your family trees
Thank You to all who have sent in their information. Your tree may help you
and will help others to find ancestors.
It can identify where your Y-DNA intersects with others'.
A "skeleton tree" file is made when you join the project and updated as you
submit information. Please send in any updates on your male lineage and changes
of email addresses. Please include your kit number on all correspondence to help us find you among the
hundreds of twigs and branches.
How to send
Trees are member-submitted.
The ancestral trees on this site are reported by the participants.
The project admin team is not able to independently verify members' tree
submissions. Nor, do we typically intervene in questions of accuracy or
genealogical standards. We proceed
on the basis that members have done the appropriate research.
We do NOT do research for members or non-members; we maintain the
database, update it, and answer questions about the DNA results.
(Co-administrators may provide guidance on research approaches.)
Our project focus is to help members find their ancestors who may have lived centuries ago and
to maintain as much privacy as feasible for those currently living. Please supply
a CONTACT email address so that people who would like to know more about your
line can communicate with you.
How to format your tree
No special computer programs are required; you can send us your tree in an e-mail
message or other convenient means. Our trees may be skimpier than you see at
other places; they include only the direct male line from the earliest paternal
ancestor (& mother of the next generation) to the kit donor. They do not include
maternal lines, siblings or other spouses.
To email a tree
- Begin with your FTDNA kit number and your name on the first line. Full name
is optional; surname is required.
- On the second line, put the word "Contact", the name of the person to be
contacted (which needn't be the same as the kit donor's) and an e-mail address.
If no contact is desired, put "Do not contact".
Please give a valid e-mail address; if it should change, notify
project administration and request the tree be updated. Genetic genealogy is about identifying DNA links with others and tracing back to
a common ancestor. Without the email
address, a viewer who may be related and wishes to contact a member will not be able to.
- Start the tree portion with your most distant (earliest) known ancestor and
proceed down through the generations until you reach the kit donor. Give each
generation a line number.
- For each male ancestor, give the line number, name of male ancestor,
birth year, birth county & state, dash (-), death year, death county & state, +, (blank or
m#), wife’s full maiden name.
- Include only information about each male Taylor, and the woman’s name who was the mother of the
next male Taylor in the lineage. Begin with the most distant Taylor, ancestor
for which there are records.
- If you have a short note to add, the best place for it is immediately below
the line for that ancestor.
- Include only what is reasonably supported by evidence -- not statements
that are wishful and unproven.
- For your family's privacy, do not give the name of living persons,
simply indicate "living" as in the sample.
- Below the tree, indicate the family's migrations -- the various countries or
states where the males were born &/or died or spent significant time. Indicate
the order by a angle bracket ">".
- Finally, list other surnames of genealogical importance.
Kit # 999999, John Doe Taylor, Group=xx, added: 2/10/10
Contact: John Doe Taylor at john.doe /at/ taylor.net
- Jonathan Robert Taylor (1780 Somerset, MD? - 1849 Rutherford, TN) + m2 Keziah Jones
- Robert Jonathan Taylor (1802? Rutherford, TN? - 1865 Preble, OH) + Hannah Beasley
- William Beasley Taylor (1824 Rutherford, TN - 1909 Sioux, NE) + m3 Dinah Cooper
- Andrew Jackson Taylor (1851 Rutherford, TN - 1935 Crowley, KS) + m2 Sarah xxx
- John Daugherty Taylor (1880 Crowley, KS - 1949 Orange, CA) + Rosalyn Rowe
- Kit donor Taylor,
- Migration: VA/MD? > VA > OH > IL > KS > CA
- Other surnames: Rowe, Cooper, Beasley, Jones, Hampton
Here are some real examples:
Symbols for the male lineage trees:
- Use one ? after information that is likely or "kind of sure" but not definitively proven.
- Use an x for unknown dates.
- Use xxx for unknown names and places.
- Use + to indicate the mother of the next generation. It will be assumed this is the first marriage unless indicated otherwise.
- Use m2 or m3, etc., to indicate second or third marriage for this male Taylor.
- Use the two-letter abbreviation for the state, e.g., Use VA for Virginia. For countries, use the
first 3-4 letters in caps as in ENG for England; SCOT for
Scotland; AUS for Australia; AUT for Austria. Or just write it out and it will be changed for the male lineage web page.
- You may indicate birth & death counties, as in "Franklin, OH". Separate the
county and state with a comma and space.
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