Thomas Taylor, 1772–1857

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Thomas Taylor was born on September 14, 1772 in Warwick, Rhode Island, to Ambrose Taylor (1745-1831) and Sarah Taylor. In 1796, he married Anna Stafford (born 1775) of Warwick, daughter of John and Martha Stafford of Warwick.(1) Taylor would have been active as a chairmaker by the time of his marriage.

In February, 1804, he was identified as a chairmaker when he sold partial ownership to land in Warwick to his brother William Taylor, a mariner.(2)

Thomas Taylor died May 14, 1856. He is buried in Wariwick.(3)


1. Vital Record of Rhode, Island, 1636-1850,

2. Thomas Taylor to William Taylor, deed, February 22, 1804, Warwick Deeds vol. 4, 323-24. Town Hall, Warwick, Rhode Island.

3. Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Database Index,