George Taylor, Signer of the Declaration from Pennsylvania
- Autograph document signed ("Geo. Taylor"), being a payment receipt for the sale of land
- Paper, Ink
George Taylor (ca. 1716–1781) was an Irish immigrant who came to America indentured to Samuel Savage, Jr., the master of the Warwick Furnace and Coventry Forge in Chester County, Pennsylvania. In 1757, he became justice of the peace in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly in 1764 and reelected in 1775. When the Second Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2, 1776, Taylor was appointed by the Assembly to replace one of the Loyalist delegates who had resigned. Less than a month later he was signing the Declaration of Independence as part of the Pennsylvania delegation despite not having been present for the actual vote. Taylor was one of eight foreign-born signers, the only ironmaster, and the only former indentured servant to sign.