Taylor, Margaret

Born: 1813-12-28 Crab Orchard, Kentucky

Died: 1896-10-08 Mendota, Illinois

A Kentucky native, Margaret Taylor came to Illinois with her family in 1819. By 1822, the family moved to Springfield. On September 28, 1829, Margaret Taylor married Edmond D. Taylor in Springfield, Illinois. Their union produced thirteen children. Margaret Taylor was the daughter of John Taylor, Sangamon County's first sheriff, and the sister of Ann Hurst, Jane E. Kreigh, and Hannah Tinsley.

Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 11 October 1896, 6:3; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 707.