About Hancock Taylor
Hancock Taylor 1736-1744
Parents: Zachary Taylor, Sr. 1707-1768 and Elizabeth Lee 1709-1750
Served under General George Washington in his company of Rangers. He was an early deputy surveyor under William Preston and made surveys of what is now Jefferson County, KY, in May 1774. While laying off a tract near the Kentucky River for Col. William Christian he was a victim of the Indians, wounded by rifle shot. He was carried by his companions Willis Lee and Abraham Hapstonstall to near Richmond where he died of his wounds.