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1694 Ann Foulkes [Folkes] the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Foulkes [Folkes] was born the 12th day of the 12th Month (February) 1693/94. [1][2][3][4]

1712 On 29 of month 6, Elizabeth Taylor, wife of Samuel Taylor, died and was buried in the burial ground in Philadelphia. [5]

1713 On 10 of month 7, Elizabeth Taylor, daughter of Samuel Taylor, died and was buried in the burial ground in Philadelphia. [6]

1716 On November 1, Samuel Taylor, son of Samuel Taylor, and Ann Folkes, daughter of Thomas, made their second declaration of intention to marry, as recorded in the Chesterfield, Burlington County, monthly meeting minutes. [7][8]

1716 Samuel Taylor, Jr. of Chesterfield (son of Samuel), and Anne Foulkes [Folkes], of the same place, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth, were married at Chesterfield 29th day 9th mo. 1716. Witnesses--Susanna, Susanna, Jr., and John Taylor, Mary Foulkes [Foulkes], Robert Hunter, George Deacon, Isaac Davenport, Joseph Reckless, John Harrison, John Kinsey, Daniel Smith, Thomas Curtis, Wm. Murfin and others [9][10][11][12]. Names and birthdates of 6 children of Samuel and Anne Taylor were recorded in the Chesterfield monthly meeting records, Burlington County. [13][14][15]

1718 On 17 of month 6, Mary Taylor, the daughter of Samuel and Anne Taylor, was born near 5 in the afternoon. [16]

1719 On 27 of month 9, Samuel Taylor, son of Samuel and Anne Taylor, was born near 2 o'clock in the morning. [17]

1720/21 On 4 of month 1, Thomas Taylor, son of Samuel and Anne Taylor, was born near 1 o'clock in the afternoon. [18]

1722-23 On 20 of month 9, John Taylor, son of Samuel and Anne Taylor, was born near 3 o'clock in the morning. The year was not recorded, but he was listed between Thomas (born March 1721) and Anne (born 1724). [19][20]

1722 On April 12, Robert Field married Mary Taylor, daughter of Samuel Taylor, at Chesterfield Meeting, Burlington County, New Jersey. Witnessed by Samuel Jr Taylor and others. [21]

1726 On 12 of month 4, Anne Taylor, daughter of Samuel and Anne Taylor, was born near 9 o'clock in the morning. [22]

1730 On 15 of month 2, Susannah Schooley, daughter of John Schooley [and Samuel's sister Frances Taylor] of Burlington, married Michael Newbold at Springfield Twp, Burlington County. Witnessed by Samuel Taylor and others. [23].

1739 Samuel Taylor voted in an election in Burlington County, New Jersey. [24]

1745 On April 15, Samuel Taylor, perhaps this one, was a freeholder in Chesterfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. [25]

1748 Samuel Taylor's land was described as near Brandywine Creek near land of Jonathan Park.

1750 On December 4, a horse was stolen from Samuel Taylor of Chesterfield, perhaps this one or his son. Samuel offered a 30 shilling reward for return of the horse. [26]

1715 Samuel Taylor was nominated to determine the Chesterfield boundary. [27]

1751 William Steward and Rebecca Taylor, daughter of Samuel and Anne Taylor, were married on 28 of month 9, at Chesterfield. Witnessed by Samuel Taylor and others. [28]

1755-1764 Samuel Taylor, Jr. was surveyor of Highways for Burlington. [29]

1767 On February 14, Inventory of the estate of Samuel Taylor, of Chesterfield, Burlington County: £77.19.8, made by Benjamin Field and Joseph English. [30]

1767 On March 20, the estate of Samuel Taylor, of Chesterfield, Burlington County, was administered. Int. Adm'x: Ann Taylor, the widow of said Samuel. Fellowbondsman: John Taylor, of Nottingham, in said Co. [31]

1784 An attempt by the Whigs to collect militia taxes from two of Samuel's children, Elizabeth and Samuel, who were Tories, led to a famous battle at the home of son Samuel in Chesterfield. The extraordinary battle report was made by Marmaduke Curtis (a Whig), likely a grand-son of Ann Foulke's uncle Thomas Curtis. [32]

Dr. Coll: you doubtless have heard of the discussions that have subsisted this sometime passed between the Whigs and Tories about collecting the Militia Fines. They have occasioned such a battle on Saturday last as perhaps never was recorded in history. As I expect our account of any Military engagements will be acceptable to you, I propose giving you a detail of this as I have it from several who were in the Battle. Capt. Jones had given orders to his Sergeants to collect fines from sundry delinquents in his company. Among the rest they levied on two cows belonging to Anthony Taylor, commander in Chief of the Tory Party. The Wigs hearing that he had hired and was collecting a number of persons to oppose the Undue, collected to about the number of thirty about ten o'clock on Saturday morning.

When after selling from place to place without opposition (except at Edwards Rockhills where fourteen or fifteen attempted to oppose, but finding they were too weak returned to their body at Taylor's) a detachment of eight was sent to demand the cows which they found, one locked up in the wash house, the other in a pail'd garden, the Gate of which was locked. On demanding the cattle they were answered by Taylor that they were there and take them if they dare. He had got a sheet fixed to a long Pole, hoisted on the Top of his House, his forces consisted of about forty men and ten or twelve women, the Women had two kettles of boiling water and each one a pail or Piggin, the men had each one club, nine loaded guns and about four wagon loads of Stones and Brickbats. The detachment observing them so well prepared blew a Horn for the remainder of their forces, when the most furious and bloody Battle ensued. The onset was begun by General Taylor who with a club broke the jaw bone of a Whig and lay him for dead. The Women play'd their part to a miracle, scalding several so that their clothes were obliged to be cut off. Stone, Brickbats, Axes, Hoes, Wagon Tires, hinges, stalk Knives, Hot Water etc. etc. Flew to and frow for about half an Hour incessantly. The behaviour of the General's Daughter in this engagement can not be too Admired, at Some times she was seen with a club in one hand and a urinary in the other, at other times beating on a brass Kettle which she had for a drum, whilst a sergeant of the Whig party was singing the double Wag.

But the Tories ammunition being nearly expended, and many of them much bruised, they were obliged to retreat into the house, from the first story they were obliged to retreat in a short time up to the second, where the engagement continued until there were scarce a whole pane of glass in the windows when the Whigs observing that the noise of the engagement had frightened the cattle so that they broke out of their confinements, they drove them off and left their adversaries to dress their wounded. Happily there was no lives lost but where it will end God only knows as the Tories and the London traders are bent upon ruling this country and the Whigs are determined to oppose it. I am Dr Coll your aff. Servt. Marmadke Curtis.

Research Notes:

1711 Samuel Taylor, from Abington meeting, Pennsylvania, dated 3 mo 28, 1711. About to marry Elizabeth Robinson. Original on file at the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. [33]

Report of a different wife: "Samuel Taylor married Hannah Henpin, and their son John married Sarah Quicksel." [34]


Footnotes:

[1] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Untitled: Chesterfield Births and Deaths, 21, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[2] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724 , 17, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[3] "Old records of the Foulke, Skirm, Taylor, Coalman, Wooley, and Gaskill families," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 11 (1887), 207-212, at 208, [InternetArchive].

[4] Lewis D. Cook, "John Curtis (1635-1696) of Derbyshire, England, and Burlington County, New Jersey," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 61 (1973), 83-99, at 87.

[5] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Arch Street, Births and Deaths, 1807-1826, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[6] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Arch Street, Births and Deaths, 1807-1826, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[7] Lewis D. Cook, "Marriage Intentions, 1685-1730, Burlington County, New Jersey," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 53 (1965), 129-32, at 130.

[8] "Marriages at Chesterfield, New Jersey, 1685-1730," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 9 (1885), 347-352, at 350, [GoogleBooks].

[9] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724 , 58, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[10] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Marriages, Births, Deaths, and Marriage Intentions (from the Minutes), Certificates of Removal 1684-1847 (NJ/B2F:L), [AncestryImage].

[11] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 22. (Marriage Records, 1665-1800) (1900), 669, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[12] Francis Bazley Lee, ed., Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey, Vol. 4 (1910), 1305, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[13] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 2 (1995), 33.

[14] John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 3 (1914), 203, [InternetArchive].

[15] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 2 (1995), 9, 33.

[16] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Untitled: Chesterfield Births and Deaths, 39, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[17] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Untitled: Chesterfield Births and Deaths, 39, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[18] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Untitled: Chesterfield Births and Deaths, 39, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[19] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Untitled: Chesterfield Births and Deaths, 39, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[20] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 2 (1995), 33.

[21] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724 , 88, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[22] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Untitled: Chesterfield Births and Deaths, 39, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[23] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Burlington Monthly Meeting, Minutes, 1677-1777 (includes many different types of records), 234, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[24] John J. Thompson, "Poll Book of an Election in 1739, Burlington County, New Jersey," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 18 (1894), 185-193, at 187, columns 3 and 4, [GoogleBooks].

[25] Carlos E. Godfrey, "A List of the Freeholders for the City and County of Burlington," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 29 (1905), 421-26, at 423, [InternetArchive].

[26] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 12. (Newspapers 2, 1740-1750) (1895), 696, citing the Pennsylvania Gazette, Dec 25, 1750, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[27] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 284, lower right, [HathiTrust].

[28] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724 , 80, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[29] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 281, [HathiTrust].

[30] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 33. (Wills and Administrations 4, 1761-1770) (1928), 422, [InternetArchive].

[31] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 33. (Wills and Administrations 4, 1761-1770) (1928), 422, citing Lib. 13, p. 102, [InternetArchive].

[32] The National Park Service, The Battle of Brookdale "The Other Revolutionary Skirmish in Chesterfield Township", [Chesterfield_Historical_Society].

[33] Albert Cook Myers, Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia, 1682-1750 (1902), 49, [GoogleBooks].

[34] Francis Bazley Lee, ed., Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey, Vol. 2 (1907), 509, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].


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