This letter was sent to over 1200 known descendants on 14 Aug 2014:
The Taylor Association: Descendants of James Taylor I
8 Aug 2014
Dear Taylor cousins:
This letter is being sent to known descendants of James Taylor I, d. 1698, King & Queen Co., VA, who married Frances Walker* & Mary Gregory. Please share this letter with members of your family as we have not found addresses for all known descendants.
There was a Taylor Association in the 1920’s & 30’s that folded. A group of Taylor descendants is forming a new association. The first family meeting will be in Orange, VA, next summer (date to be announced)**. If you are interested in joining see the application information below (spouses/partners of descendants included).
The acting officers of the association were chosen & appointed. [names have been removed to avoid confusion since we now have elected officers]
The association’s online database is a nine generation descent from James Taylor I at rootsweb. This site does not show any living persons. You will probably find your grandparents or great grandparents here (in the search box type last name, first name & choose from the list): http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=taylor-assoc
There is a closed group of Taylor descendants on Facebook. Messages posted here can only be viewed by members. If you would like to join the group go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/taylor.assoc/ & send a request to join & you will be added to the group. This is a good way to keep updated on the doings of the association. There are presently 84 members in the group (as of 8 Aug 2014).
* There are no official records of her name. The only known source of her name is on an old Taylor family tree that has been passed down over the generations & is in the possession of Steve Taylor, acting membership secretary.
** It has been suggested that the annual family meeting be held each year in a different location around the country. A suggestion for the 2016 meeting to be held in Kentucky has been made (probably Lexington or Louisville).