“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

James Taylor

James Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jean Bickal, April 2007
1. James Taylor Marker
Born May 16, 1810 in Staffordshire, England.
Taylor came to the United States in 1829 and settled for a time in Jersey City. He worked in the potteries of Troy, Indiana; Orrsville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio, and East Liverpool, Ohio, to master his craft before moving to Trenton in 1852. He set out in business with Henry A. Speeler creating the first English-style pottery in Trenton: cane-colored fireproof ware, Rockingham and Queensware. He also invented and manufactured Whiteware in this pottery and was recognized by Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute with a medal for the exhibit of his porcelain invention. He retired in 1875 and pursued his interest in Freemasonry as a member of mercer Lodge No. 50.
Died Aug. 17, 1887, at his home at the corner of South Clinton Ave. and Tyler St.
Erected 1992.
Location. 40° 13.201′ N, 74° 45.408′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from South Clinton Avenue. Click for map. This marker is the second of seventeen markers on individual grave sites in Mercer Cemetery which is located on South Clinton Avenue between Magowan and Barlow Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08609, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sgt. John P. Beech (a few steps from this marker); John O. Raum (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John Manners (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Joseph A. Yard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Capt. James Olden Paxson (about 300 feet away); Daniel Budd Bodine (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); Mercer Cemetery at Trenton (about 300 feet away); William Borrow (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
More about this marker. This marker is near the back entrance to the cemetery off of Magowan Street opposite the back entrance of the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection Building.
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