Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Thomas Taylor

Male 1794 - 1845  (51 years)


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  • Name Thomas Taylor 
    Born 1794  Dalkeith, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Interesting life story, mill, 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-69931 
    Died 14 Aug 1845  [1, 2, 3
    Buried Pioneer Pergola Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I69931  Generations
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 

    Family Margaret Winton,   b. 1798, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1877  (Age 79 years) 
    Children 
     1. Andrew Taylor,   b. CALC 28 Oct 1829, Medina, Orleans, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1891, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     2. Mary Taylor,   b. 1833, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Thomas Taylor,   b. 1834, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1917  (Age 83 years)
     4. Margaret Taylor,   b. 1835, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Agnes Taylor,   b. 1836, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Jennet Taylor,   b. 1842, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F27840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1794 - Dalkeith, , Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pioneer Pergola Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • THOMAS TAYLOR 1795-1845

      Married: Margaret Winton - 1826

      Thomas Taylor was a millwright born in Dalkeith, Scotland and the great-grandfather of Andrew Winton Taylor. While working in New York state, in 1818, Mr. Taylor was engaged by the Honourable William Dickson to supervise the building of the Dumfries Mill, Galt's first grist mill. The mill opened in 1819 and later that same year, Mr. Taylor purchased Woodside farm on the East River Road on Concession 9 in Dumfries Township. Mr. Taylor returned to Scotland in 1826 where he married Margaret Winton. He returned to North America where he built several mills in upper New York state. In the fall of 1832, he returned to Canada and settled his family at Woodside farm. Mr. Taylor died on August 14, 1845 and was buried in the United Presbyterian Cemetery, now Centennial Park. That cemetery was closed in the 1880's and his remains were removed to Mount View Cemetery. Mr. Taylor's original tombstone can be found in the Pioneer Pergola in St. Andrews Park.

      Sources:
      1. Andrew Taylor Our Todays and Yesterdays North Dumfries and Ayr Centennial Committee Galt 1970.
      2. "Early Days of District Are Recalled By Old Plan For Mill", Galt Evening Reporter Monday July 28, 1952.
      3. "WHS Salutes Andrew Winton Taylor", Waterloo Historical Society Journal Vol. 53, June 1965.



      Cambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [used with kind permission of Jim Quantrell]

  • Sources 
    1. [S530] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Pioneer Pergola (formerly St. Andrews Presbyterian) CC#4488 Internet Link.
      In/ memory of/ Thomas Taylor/ late of Dalkeith, Scotland/ who departed this life/ Aug't 14th 1845, aged 50 years/ Also of his infant son

    2. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Thomas Taylor/ died/ 14th Aug. 1845/ aged 50 years/ his wife/ Margaret Winton/ died 15th Dec. 1877/ aged 76 years/ Arch'd S. Taylor/ Jan. 1865 - Nov. 1924/ Helen M Hanna/ his wife/ Sept 1872 - Mar. 1935/

    3. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 1, Pg. 25.