From “Family History of the Joseph Taylor, Jr. and Sarah Best Family”
By Shari H. Franke
Sarah Best Taylor, was born 14 May 1830 near Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky.
Sarah Best was the fifth child of Joseph Beat Taylor and Polly Ann Hudnall.
married 11 January 1851, Shadrack Gorin "Pete" Davenport at Warren County, Kentucky.
He was born 8 October 1829 at Warren County, Kentucky, the son of Fortunatus
Pope Davenport and Martha Moore.
Best was a spinner and weaver, in addition to taking care of her large family.
Some of the fabric that she wove has been saved by the family. She was also
a midwife like her mother. Mora Young Ferguson said that Sarah Best Taylor Davenport
helped Dr. John LaRue Taylor bring her into the world. Sarah Best was in attendance
at the 1909 Taylor Family Reunion at Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky.
was captured by the Confederates during the Civil War, then returned to farming
after the war. He was also a soldier for the 11th Kentucky Infantry, Company
G, and was listed as a musician.
died 30 January 1897 at Warren County, Kentucky and was buried at the Green
River Union Cemetery.
died 12 October 1926 at Butler County, Kentucky and was also buried at the Green
River Union Cemetery, Warren, Kentucky.
Gorin Davenport and Sarah Best Taylor's children were: William A., Joseph Fortunatus,
Mary H., George Washington, Matilda Frances, James H. and Mattie B. Davenport.