Vincent Taylor family of Warren County, Missouri

Old log cabin in Cumberland Gap Park, Kentucky

By Barbara Lewellen

Kitturah Taylor, in 1833, designed an ABC School Sampler to commemorate her parents, five siblings and childhood friends.

Kitty, age 13, under the guidance of her mother Sallie Durham, stitched sets of ABCs, numbers, names, initials, and symbols on hand-woven linen cloth.

Symbol motifs commemorated her love of friends and family, migration from Virginia to Missouri in 1835, and marriage to William Brisco in Warren County, Missouri. Family members included in a set of initials.

  ST   VT   FT     MT   EPT   EAT  SBT

Upon completion Kitty 'signed' the sampler in the last row of stitchery: Kitturah Taylor, b. Jan. 13,1820.

Over time knowledge of the names corresponding to the initials became obscure. Memories and family oral traditions erased by migration, the Civil War, and early mortality due to tuberculosis, cholera, and pneumonia.

Five generations later a great-great granddaughter of Kitty carefully removed the sampler from a broken picture frame and marveled at its origin. Who is Kitturah Taylor?

Kitturah Taylor born Jan 13 1820


Sampler Photograph

Solving the Sampler Initials


Spinning Wheel-Hancock County Historical Society
Sneedville, Tennessee

Smokey Mountains near Bean's Station, Tennessee

Bunion, daughter Zannie, and
Winnie Ann (Briscoe) Wierman
Lexington, Kentucky

American War Mothers
of Fayette Co., Kentucky

Roster of servicemen
and their parents
who lived in Fayette County, Kentucky
Winnie Ann Briscoe member



Story by Barbara Lewellen
Artwork & Images by Garrett Lewellen
Copyright 2001 Lewellen

Researchers-Taylor, McCann & Garrett




Warren County,

Township 47, Range 2W, Warrenton
Warren Co., Missouri

Vincent Taylor
& wife Sally Durham
King & Queen Co. Virginia and Warren Co., Missouri

Neal McCan
& wife Mary Shrum
 Macon Co., Tennessee
 & Warren Co., Missouri

William D. Garrett
& wife Sicily Jane Garrett Pittsylvania Co., VA
Warren Co., Missouri

Northeastern Missouri Taylor families


Families of Missouri


Dr. Warner Briscoe
& wife Jane Harriet Slacum
of Jefferson Co., VA &
District of Columbia

Roger Taylor
& wife Hannah Fishback
of Jefferson Co., KY
& North Carolina



Union Provost Marshal Civilian Files-Surname Taylor


BEETOWN, Grant County, Wisconsin-Origins

The New Madrid Earthquake
Bill No. 69
passed by the 13th Session of Congress
 "A Bill Permitting Certain Locations of Land to certain inhabitants of the county of New Madrid, in the Territory of Missouri"




Warrenton, Warren County, Missouri


Taylor Families of Eastern United States

Caleb Taylor
& wife Nancy Durham
King & Queen County, Virginia
King & Queen County Federal Census-Taylor Families 1810-1870 Membership Roster of Mattaponi Baptist Church,
King & Queen Co, VA-1831
Essex County, VA
Bible Transcription

Vincent Taylor families of the United States: (MD, Georgetown, D.C., KY, VA, TN, & WI) including
Vincent Taylor & Margaret Reynolds of Fairfax County, Virginia & Georgetown, District of Columbia
Vincent Taylor & Catherine Cole of Memphis, Tennessee
Vincent Taylor b.1750, Leeds Parish, Fauquier County, Virginia