Jacob and Edward Taylor papers  1759-1828 (bulk 1759-1798)
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Biography

Captain Jacob Taylor (1729-1788) of Plymouth, Massachusetts, served as master of several merchant vessels throughout the second half of the 18th century, including the Lemuel , Little Betsey , Willingmind , Salley , Polly , and Mars . He made voyages to Gibraltar and to the Caribbean. He and his wife, Jemima Sampson, had at least one son, Edward (1765-1798), who also became a sea captain. Edward served as master of the Betsy , Swallow , and Caroline on voyages to the Caribbean in the 1790s. Edward and his wife Mary had at least four children: Jemima, Jacob, Abner, and Edward.