Benjamin Taylor

Benjamin Taylor
b: 1774 or 1775
d:
Biography
(254> Benjamin Taylor (Benn) -- Born 1774 or 1775. Son of Nanny (428>. Residing at Coles Point in 1785, 1791, and 1796. In 1785, Ben was injured in the qroin when he was gored by a steer. In the fall of 1788, he went to Nomony Hall at least twice to assist in getting in the hay. He was added to the list of laborers assigned to Coles Point in 1789 and again in 1790. However, in February 1790, his mother complained that Ben and another young man had been severely beaten and bruised by Newyear Branson, the overseer at Coles Point, whom Carter rebuked for the incident. Ben was named in the 1791 deed of emancipation and was scheduled for emancipation in 1797. He received his certificate of emancipation in January 1797. In September 1800, Taylor was imprisoned as a runaway in Upper Marlborough, Maryland,although, a he fiercely maintained, he had been free for several years. His fate after this date has not been determined. Sources: Deed of Emancipation, August 1, 1791, pt. .1, pp. 8, 26, and pt. 2, pp. 6, 23, 44; Letterbook, 1789-1 792, pp. 93, 110; Letterbook, 1787-1789, pp. .177, 191, 233; Nomony Hall Daybook, 1788-1789, p. 48; Letterbook, 1785-1787, p. 138; Westmoreland County Personal property Tax List, 1785, VSA; "List of Negroes to whom Certificates of Emancipation were delivered by Robert Carter," January 1797, Westmoreland County Court Papers, Box 83, VSA; Notley Maddox to Robert Carter III, September 9, 1800, Carter Papers, MIlS
Facts
  • 1774 or 1775 - Birth -
  • Death - Y
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Benjamin Taylor
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Nanny
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Frank Richardson
Birth1764
Death
Marriageto Nanny
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Nanny
Birth1758
Death
Marriageto Frank Richardson
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FRose Taylor
Birth1778
Death
Marriageto Rose Taylor
MBenjamin Taylor
Birth1774 or 1775
Death