Robert Taylor (December 31, 1743 - Aft. April 15, 1799) Nancy Ann Herring (December 07, 1753 - Aft. 1799)
Robert was born December 31, 1743 in Orange County, North Carolina. He married Nancy Ann Herring on April 18, 1771 in Dobbs County, North Carolina. Nancy was born December 7, 1753 in Dobbs County, North Carolina.
The 1790 census shows Robert and Nancy Ann living in Dobbs County, North Carolina. Robert’s Will is recorded in Will Book I, pages 56-57, Sumner County, Tennessee and an abstract is included after the list of children.
Robert and Nancy’s children:
1. Herring Taylor b: 24 February 1772 d: Abt. 1842; m. Sallie Cotton 2.Elizabeth Betsy Taylor b: 15 October 1773; d. Bet. September - November 1817; m. Leonard Dugger 3. Lucy Taylor b: 03 September 1775 4. Robert Taylor b: 11 March 1777; m. Margaret Kirkpatrick 5. Keziah Taylor b: 11 April 1778; m. Jesse Skeen 6. Manoah Taylor b: 27 September 1779; m.Elizabeth Taylor 7. Benjamin Taylor b: 06 March 1781; m. Catherine Ketring 8. John Taylor b: 13 September 1782; m. Barbara Beason 9. Nancy Ann Taylor b: 06 August 1783; m. David Bradley 10. Polly Taylor b: 23 May 1787; m. William West
Will of Robert Taylor Signed 15-Apr-1799 Source: Will Book I, pages 56-57 (TSLA Microfilm)
In the name of God Amen. April 15th, 1799. I Robert TAYLOR of Sumner County being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this Testament to contain my last will and Testament in a manner and form following that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it to me and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my executor hereafter named, and and _ such worldly estate as it has been pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give, devise, and dispose of the same in manner following to wit.
Item: I leave to my beloved wife Ann the place and the my plantation whereon I now live including the upper part of this tract of land. beginning in the middle of the south line running north of the bank, then up the creek as the creek runs - also all my household furniture and all my money that I have on hand - also my stock cattle and horses during her widowhood. Item: My desire is that my son Henning/Henry (Herring) TAYLOR have all my land lying on the north side of the upper _ include _ _ ,au _ where Jesse KEEN now lives. (SKEEN) Item: My desire is that my sons Robert and Manoah have my lower tract of land to be divided equally as the two may think most convenient. Item: My desire is that my son Benjamin, have the lower part of the south side of the creek of this tract I now live on Beginning in the middle of the south line as is mentioned in my wife's part to a north line to the creek and then up the creek as it runs. Item: My desire is that my son John have the land I live on excepting my wife's part. Beginning on the south line as is mentioned in Benjamin's part and runs north course to the Creek, thence up the Creek as it runs - My desire is that my son John have privilege to improve what part of the land he may see cause to as not to interrupt his mother in her _ , that is I mean that he may improve convenient to either of the springs lying above. Item: My desire is that my Daughter Lucy JOINER have five dollars. Item: My desire is that my sons Robert and Manoah have my lower tract of land to be divided equally as the two may think most convenient. Item: My desire is that my son Benjamin, have the lower part of the south side of the creek of this tract I now live on Beginning in the middle of the south line as is mentioned in my wife's part to a north line to the creek and then up the creek as it runs. Item: My desire is that my Daughter Keziah KEEN (Skeen) have one hundred acres of land including where she now lives. Beginning on the lower corner on the creek, running up the creek as far as will take in one hundred acres running across the land. Item: My desire is that my Daughters Elizabeth, Nancy, and Polly have all my property that I have not mentioned. Also all my wife's property after her death except the lower tract I give to my son John, to be equally divided between them as is mentioned above to each of my children and to their heirs forever. And lastly I constitute nominate and appoint my loving wife Executor and my son Robert TAYLOR executors of this my last will and Testament and voiding and revoking and making all other wills and Testaments by me made. ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have ___ my hand and affixed my seal, the day first within written. Robert TAYLOR (seal) Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us _ Daniel TAYLOR Agness MAGLOHOM (her mark)