Tämä teksti on Brigham Youngin yliopistoon
Fielding Smithin instituutin sivulta.
Tekstissä mainitaan nimeltä ne seitsemän
naista, jotka olivat sinetöityjä Tayloriin, kaikki ennen
vuotta 1850, sekä noista liitoista syntyneet lapset. Suhteet
olivat siis luonteeltaan seksuaalisuhteita eivätkä hengellisiä
liittoja, mikä tekee niistä todella moniavioisia. Elämäkerrassa
dokumentoidaan myös Taylorin saapuminen Boulogneen, Ranskaan
18.6.1850, jolloin hän aloitti siellä kolmannen Euroopan-lähetystyönsä.
James ja Agnes Taylorin poika, s. 1.11.1808, Milnthorpe, Westmoreland
Liittyi metodistikirkkoon n. 1823; sittemmin nimitetty saarnaajaksi.
Siirtolaisena Torontoon, Kanadaan 1828-29.
Avioitui Leonora Cannonin kanssa (s. 1796, Isle of Man) 28.1.1833,
Toronto. Neljä lasta: George John, Mary Ann, Joseph James ja
Kastettu mormoniksi 9.5.1836 (kasteen suoritti Parley P.
Pratt), ja asetettu pian sen jälkeen vanhimmaksi. Kävi
Kirtlandissä maaliskuussa 1837. Asetettu ylipappeuteen 21.8.1837.
Nimitetty jumalallisen ilmoituksen kautta 8.7.1838 tulevaksi apostoliksi.
Muutti Missouriin syksyllä 1838. Asetettu apostoliksi
19.12.1838 Far Westissä, Missourissa. Located temporarily in
Quincy, Illinois, 1839. Accompanied others of Twelve to Far West,
Missouri, 26 April 1838. Located family at Montrose, Iowa, 1839.
Mission to England 1839-41. Left Montrose 8 August 1839.
Arrived Liverpool 11 January 1840. Left Liverpool for United States
20 April 1841.
Arrived in Nauvoo 1 July 1841. Elected member of Nauvoo
City Council and Nauvoo Legion, and regent of Nauvoo University.
Appointed associate editor of the Times and Seasons 3 February
Initiated into Masonry 22 April 1842.
Editor-in-chief of Times and Seasons 1842-1846.
Editor and proprietor of Nauvoo Neighbor May 1843-October
Received endowment 28 September 1843.
Sealed to Elizabeth Kaighin 12 December 1843. Three children:
Josephine, Thomas Edward, and Arthur Bruce.
Sealed to Jane Ballantyne 25 February 1844. Three children:
Richard James, Annie Maria, and David John.
Member of Council of Fifty 10 March 1844.
Accompanied Prophet to Carthage Jail June 1844. Received
four balls into body from guns of mob 27 June 1844.
Sealed to Mary Ann Oakley April 1845. Five children: Henry
Edgar, Mary Elizabeth, Brigham John, Ida Oakley, and Ezra Oakley.
Nauvoo Temple sealing to Leonora Cannon 7 January 1846.
Nauvoo Temple sealing to Elizabeth Kaighin (born 1811 in
Isle of Man) 14 January 1846.
Nauvoo Temple sealing to Jane Ballantyne (born 1813 in Scotland)
14 January 1846.
Nauvoo Temple sealing to Mary Ann Oakley (born 1826 in New
York) 14 January 1846.
Nauvoo Temple sealing to Mary Rainsbottom (born 1826 in
England) 23 January 1846.
Nauvoo Temple sealing for time to Lydia Dibble 30 January
Left Nauvoo for West in spring of 1846. To Winter Quarters
Mission to England 1846-47. Arrived in England 3 October
Sealed to Sophia Whitaker (born 1825 in England) 23 April
1847 at Winter Quarters. Seven children: Harriet Ann Whitaker, James
Whitaker, Hyrum Whitaker, John Whitaker, Helena Whitaker, Moses
Whitaker, and Frederick Whitaker.
To Salt Lake Valley in fall of 1847.
Sealed to Harriet Whitaker (born 1825 in England) 4 December
1847 in Salt Lake Valley. Three children: Sophia Elizabeth, William
Whitaker, and John.
Elected associate judge of provisional State of Deseret
12 March 1849.
Called on mission to France October 1849. Arrived in Liverpool
27 May 1850. Arrived in Boulogne, France, 18 June 1850. Left England
for United States 6 March 1852.
Arrived in Salt Lake City 20 August 1852.
Appointed to preside over branches of Church in eastern states
and publish paper 1854.
Sealed to Margaret Young (born 1837 in Connecticut) 26 September
1856 in Salt Lake City. Nine children: Ebenezer Young, Frank Young,
Leonora Young, Robert Young, Maggie Young, Nephi Young, Mary Young,
Abraham Young, and Samuel Young.
Published The Mormon in New York City February 1855-May
Returned to Salt Lake City 7 August 1857.
Member of Utah Territorial Legislature 1857-76.
Speaker of house for five successive sessions, beginning
Probate judge of Utah County 1868-70.
Elected territorial superintendent of district schools in
Elected director of ZCMI 7 October 1877.
Elected president of ZCMI 5 October 1883.
President of Church 10 October 1880-25 July 1887.
Died at Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, 25 July 1887.