“Family History of the Joseph Taylor, Jr. and Sarah Best Family”
By Shari H. Franke
Rhodah, daughter of Joseph Best Taylor and Polly Ann Hudnall, was born 30 September
1826, near Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky. Named for her maternal grandmother,
she married 28 January 1846, Gideon Floyd, at Warren County, Kentucky. (This
date comes from the Family Bible record. Warren County Marriage record indicates
it was 26 January.) Joseph Best Taylor, her father, gave his consent in person.
James Wesley Taylor, her brother, was bondsman.
family apparently stayed in Warren County. Rhodah was the mother of ten sons
and daughters. She died in 1886.
Floyd was born in 1822 at Warren County, Kentucky, the son of Enoch Floyd and
Susan Lee. Enoch Floyd owned much land in Warren and Edmonson Counties and had
been a Warren County Justice of the Peace (Magistrate). Gideon's
death date is unknown.
Floyd and Rhodah Chastain Taylor's children were: Sarah Frances, Melvin B.,
Polly Ann, Nancy, Angenicia, Pitt, Richard, Enoch, Thomas and Sallie Floyd.