TAYLOR, George, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Ireland in 1716; pursued academic studies;
immigrated to the United States in 1736 and settled at Warwick Furnace and later at Coventry Forge,
Chester County, Pa.; engaged in the manufacture of iron; moved to Durham, Pa., in 1755; justice of
the peace in 1757, 1761, and 1763; moved to Easton, Pa., in 1763; member of the provincial
assembly 1764-1769; justice of the peace for Northampton County 1764-1772; appointed judge of
the county court in 1770; again a member of the provincial assembly in 1775; colonel of Pennsylvania
Militia in 1775; returned to Durham in 1775; Member of the Continental Congress in 1776; signer of
the Declaration of Independence; member of the First Supreme Executive Council in 1777; returned
to Easton, Pa., in 1780, where he died February 23, 1781; interment in St. Johns Lutheran Church
Cemetery; reinterment in the Easton Cemetery.
BibliographyFackenthal, Benjamin Franklin. The Homes of
George Taylor, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. [Easton?: N.p., 1922].