1. Your Ancestor's Full Name: Taylor, Andrew 2. Your full name: Anonymous 3. Where did your ancestor come from? Virginia 4. What year (approx) did your ancestor come to Florida? 1824 5. Where did your ancestor settle in Florida? Leon County
From Florida State Genealogical Society
Andrew TAYLOR was born about 1790, probably in Virginia. He married Mary in Washington County, Georgia about 1811. They were settled in Leon County, Florida by 1824, when their second son, William Thomas TAYLOR was born. Andrew was a planter with a few slaves, and also served as a Methodist "Exhorter". He is listed on the Leon County census records for 1830-1850, and on the Leon County Tax records from 1829 earliest extant through 1850. Territorial Papers list Andrew TAYLOR as a signer of a petition to Delegate to Congress, Joseph M. WHITEBY by citizens of Middle Florida on behalf of Charles E. SHERMAN, Esq., as District Attorney for Middle Florida. His will, filed on 30 May 1851, names two sons, Joshua TAYLOR and William T. TAYLOR, and grandson, James Andrew BROOKS, son of deceased daughter, Martha Ann TAYLOR BROOKS, as heirs along with his wife Mary. James Andrew was listed in the household of Andrew TAYLOR and Mary on the 1850 census.
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