James Taylor

by andrew on June 17, 2015

40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony - Arrivals

Birth Name: James Vernon Taylor

Place of Birth: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 12, 1948

Ethnicity: English, small amounts of Scottish and Welsh

James Taylor is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is a five-time Grammy Award-winner.

James is the son of Gertrude Arline (Woodard) and Isaac M. Taylor (Isaac Montrose Taylor), a resident physician. His siblings include musicians Alex Taylor, Kate Taylor, and Livingston Taylor. He is married to Caroline Smedvig, with whom he has two children. He has two children with his wife, Caroline “Kim” Smedvig, and two children with his former wife, singer, songwriter, musician, and author Carly Simon.

James’s patrilineal line traces back to James Taylor, who was born, c. 1700, in Kincardine, Fife, Scotland.

James’s paternal grandfather was Alexander “Alex” Taylor, Jr. (the son of Isaac Montrose Taylor and Susan Murphy Evans). Isaac was the son of Alexander Taylor and Sarah Ann Cole. Susan was the daughter of Erasmus Hervey Evans and Susan Moseley Murphy.

James’s paternal grandmother was Theodosia “Dosia” Haynes (the daughter of Stanford Lyman Haynes and Emily Roxanna Leonard). Stanford was the son of Theodore Lyman Haynes and Laura Ann Shaw. Emily was the daughter of Granville Hall Leonard and Eliza Anne Pratt Buffam.

James’s maternal grandfather was Henry Herman Woodward (the son of Henry Francis Woodward and Etta Mae Dennison). James’s great-grandfather Henry was the son of Hesekiah Woodward and Delia Christopher. Etta was the daughter of John Clark Dennison and Arabell Addie E. Warren.

James’s maternal grandmother was Ella Angelique Knox (the daughter of Frederick Charles Knox and Ruth Elizabeth Collins). Frederick was the son of Willard Knox and Lovercia Hardy. Ruth was the daughter of Charles A. Collins and Ella A. Delande.

Source: Genealogy of James Taylor – http://www.geni.com

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andrew June 18, 2015 at 2:41 pm

him and Carly Simon were a couple

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