Dobbs County, NC

Surname Registry, Queries and Index, 2008

Can anyone help with these queries?


Surname: Taylor
Time Frame: 1725-1825
Researcher: Ralph Taylor
Notes: Looking for the parents of Michael TAYLOR, born 1789, probably in the Core Creek  or 
Flat Swamp area of northwestern Craven County, North Carolina. Have developed extensive 
information on Taylors and the associated/related families in the area which I am willing to 
share. Those include Beasley, Daughety, Green Slade, Bryan, Aclin. (Novice researchers 
please note that these names are spelled multiple ways.) 
Y-DNA evidence indicates that Michael Taylor shared a common male ancestor with Moses 
Taylor (1729-1819), son of Robert Taylor (1709-1780).  Thus, he is somehow descended from 
the extended Abraham Taylor family that migrated from Baltimore County, Maryland to Craven 
County, North Carolina in 1729, but DNA does not say who, when or where. 
Michael was closely associated with James Taylor, another son of Robert, from no later than 
1810 (and probably earlier) until James' death in 1816. This association is documented in 
Rutherford County, Tennessee, where James migrated about 1806. The hypothesis that James 
was Michael's father has been explored and rejected on several grounds. 
If I can help you, I will. If you can help me, I'll be especially grateful.

Email direct at: 
Ralph Taylor
Posted April 3, 2008 DECEMBER Looking for information on Edward Coward and son, James Coward. Both served in some way during the Rev. War. They lived in Dobbs Co., NC. James later moved to Georgia. Also, any information on William Flanagan, also served in Rev. War. He migrated to Franklin Co., GA where his daughter, Lucy, married Elijah Stephens. Email direct at:
Elaine Russell
Posted December 3, 2008

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