Today's featured relative in my database is my maternal 8th-great grandmother, Martha Taylor.
Martha was born January 17, 1701/02 in Virginia (probably Orange Co.), the daughter of James and Martha (Thompson) Taylor. Martha was married circa 1722 to Thomas Chew, son of Larkin and Hannah (Roy) Chew. Thomas was born circa 1700 Virginia and died in 1782.
Martha comes from the Taylor family that includes President Zachary Taylor.
Known children of Thomas and Martha (Taylor) Chew are as follows :
i. Joseph Chew b. 1725 Virginia, d. ca. 1800 Canada m. Grace Deshon
ii. Larkin Chew b. 1727 Virginia, d. 1796 Virginia
iii. Frances Chew b. 1730 Virginia, d. 1784 m. Henry Downs
iv. Hannah Chew b. ca. 1731 Virginia
v. Thomas Chew b. ca. 1733 Virginia
vi. Coleby Chew b. ca. 1735 Virginia, d. 1758 Fort Duquense, PA
vii. Elizabeth Chew b. ca. 1737 Virginia
viii. Alice Chew b. ca. 1739 Virginia, d. 1796 m. Zachary Taylor
ix. Mildred Chew b. ca. 1741 Virginia, m. James Coleman
x. Samuel Chew b. ca. 1743 Virginia, d. March 1778 Connecticut, m. Lucy Miller
xi. James Chew b. 1745 Virginia, d. ca. 1783 Virginia, m. Mary Caldwell
I descend from Thomas and Martha (Taylor) Chew through their son, James, as follows :
Martha Taylor and Thomas Chew
James Chew and Mary Caldwell
Andrew Chew and Ann Barthos
Elizabeth Chew and Nathan C. Beals
John T. Beals and Mary Davis
Nathan Thomas Beals and Elizabeth Caroline Poe
Pearl May Beals and Charles Wilson Lambertson
Clemon Beals Lambertson and June Kirk Davis (my great-grandparents)