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Talbot, Van D 1932-2001
Taylor, Ada 1920-1980
Taylor, Alfred W 1853-1924
Taylor, Allen 1789-1878
Taylor, Allen 1815-1891
Taylor, Alma 1835-1910
Taylor, Amy 1784-1863
Taylor, Anna Krilla 1859-
Taylor, Atwood 1846-1929
Taylor, Barbara 1933-2000
Taylor, Beulah 1912-2000
Taylor, Charles Hyde 1880-1968
Taylor, Charlotte 1805-1867
Taylor, Clarissa Elviura 1849-1874
Taylor, Delilah 1786-1853
Taylor, Dora E 1885-1981
Taylor, Douglas 1863-
Taylor, Elmer Warren 1887-1985
Taylor, Frances 1783-1852
Taylor, George Alvin 1891-1937
Taylor, George Arnold 1911-2000
Taylor, George Bailey 1880-1949
Taylor, Heber James 1908-1965
Taylor, Helen Fern 1917-1988
Taylor, Henry Allen 1859-
Taylor, Hyrum Heber 1883-1945
Taylor, Hyrum Henry 1870-1929
Taylor, Ireta 1905-
Taylor, Isaac Harvey 1874-1953
Taylor, James Alfred 1877-1960
Taylor, James Caldwell 1837-1907
Taylor, James Glen 1911-2000
Taylor, James Henry 1857-1894
Taylor, James Newton 1869-1947
Taylor, James Wesley 1824-1901
Taylor, John 1812-1896
Taylor, Johnny Loyal 1928-2000
Taylor, Joseph 1825-1900
Taylor, Joseph Allen 1848-1929
Taylor, Joseph Best 1801-1864
Taylor, Joseph Elmer 1896-1942
Taylor, Joseph Everett 1851-1935
Taylor, Joseph Nicholas 1857-1931
Taylor, Lester Hyrum 1905-1959
Taylor, Lorenzo 1885-1970
Taylor, Louisa 1819-1853
Taylor, Luella Pearl 1910-1993
Taylor, Martha Frances 1849-
Taylor, Mary Ann 1791-1852
Taylor, Mary Ann 1818-1842
Taylor, Mary Eleanor 1843-1941
Taylor, Nicholas Wren 1828-1901
Taylor, Pleasant Green 1827-1917
Taylor, Rhodah Chastain 1826-1886
Taylor, Royal Vause 1914-2000
Taylor, Sarah Best 1800-1838
Taylor, Sarah Best 1830-1926
Taylor, Seraphy Temperance 1793-1843
Taylor, Thomas Best 1823-1862
Taylor, Warren Chancy 9/26/1866-10/10/1892
Taylor, William 1787-1839
Taylor, William Andrew 1850-1892
Taylor, William Irven 1854-1934
Taylor, William Riley 1839-1912
Taylor, William Robert 1891-1982
Taylor, William Warren 1828-1892
Temple, Gertrude Earl 1860-1929
Thurston, Vonda May 1911-2000
Torrie, Elizabeth 1878-1949
James Newton Taylor (1869-1947)
James Newton Taylor (1869-1947)
& Nora Ellen Rolen (1874-1956)

From “Family History of the Joseph Taylor, Jr. and Sarah Best Family”
By Shari H. Franke

James Newton Taylor was born 20 July 1869, probably at Little Reedy Creek (Taylor Port), Butler, Kentucky. "At age three, 'his mother died, and he experienced an early adjustment when his father remarried to a young neighbor lady, Louisa Ellen Whalen, who had been a companion to his mother before his birth. A strong bond of affection for his stepmother developed in this early relationship.

His father, who had been a Civil War Union soldier and a captive of Confederate forces, experienced difficulty in readjusting to a new life of the South after his discharge, so in 1874 he brought his family to West Plains, Howell County, Missouri. James Newton worked with his father on a farm and in railroad construction east and south of West Plains until adversity, resulting from a low bid, caused the firm to withdraw from that endeavor. However, the family and employees continued to saw log ties for the railroad roadway until that expanse of track had been completed, and it was no longer economically feasible to haul the ties. Small mills were springing up as the road bed construction continued southward through Arkansas and terminating in Florida.

Nora Ellen Rolen & James Newton TaylorJames Newton married Nora Ellen Rolen on 21 October 1888 in Alton, Missouri. He had met his bride-to-be while visiting in Thayer, Missouri on a business trip with his father. Soon, however, the family was to leave the West Plains area enroute to a new experience in Dodge City, Kansas. This journey brought the James Wesley family, including James Newton and his new bride, to Mulberry, Lincoln Township, Crawford County, Kansas, where his brothers, Nicholas Wren and Joseph irven and sisters Paradine Taylor Bashauk (Hiram S.) and Sarab Best Taylor Davenport (Shed G.) had established residences and holdings.

Wren, Joseph and sisters finally prevailed upon James Wesley to settle in an area near Yates Center, Kansas rather than proceed to Dodge City, which was going through turmoil and a community adjustment process that government marshals, such as Wyatt Earp, were called upon to forcibly correct. James Newton remained in Mulberry in the same stone house to which he had come with his father. This three-story stone structure had been built by Wren of stone quarried on his vast acreage, but had been vacated when the new home, which still stands, was finished in October 1887.

So now James Newton Taylor and Nora Ellen set up housekeeping at ages 20 and 15 respectively, for the first time on their own, while he continued to work for his Uncle Wren in the quarry and on the farm.

Nora Ellen Rolen was born 2 August 1874, near Alton, Oregon, Missouri. She was the daughter of Thomas and Perselia Rolen.

James Newton Taylor - Nora Ellen Rolen FamilyJames Newton and Nora Ellen had ten sons and daughters: Thomas Everett; Maude Elizabeth; Roy Hrnest; Dee Eva; Ted Rolen; James Wesley; Jesse Lee; Robert Real; Mildred Augusta and Laurence Donald Taylor. Thomas Everett, Robert Neal and Lawrence Donald all died young; the others grew to maturity. After several years, James Newton and Nora Ellen moved to Arcadia, Crawford, Kansas. James established himself as a plumber/pipe fitter in his own shop there in Arcadia.

James Newton Taylor & Nora Ellen Rolen 50th Wedding Anniversarty at their home in Arcadia, Kansas, summer of 1938James Newton died 11 May 1947, and Nora Ellen died on 22 June 1956, both at Arcadia, Crawford, Kansas. They were both buried at Rosebank Cemetery, Mulberry, Crawford, Kansas.

The following note of interest on the family was provided by grandson William Howard Jewell of St. Louis, Missouri: "Four of the sons became teachers and school administrators. One son, upon moving to McAllen, Texas went into the insurance business after approximately five years there. "Roy E. Taylor (1894-1972) was Supt. of Schools, Herculaneum, Missouri for about 40 years. Ted R. Taylor (1901-1985) Supt. of Schools, Girard, Kansas for 40 years. Jess Lee Taylor (1907-1960), Supt. of Schools, Grandview, Missouri for 25 years. Each, after retirement and/or death was 'honored and awarded for service by having a functional building named for him." Mr. Jewell is understandably proud of his family.

Buildings named for the sons of James Newton Taylor and Nora Ellen Rolen
Roy E. Taylor Elementar School, Herculanium, MOTed R. Taylor Gymnasium, Girard, KansasJess L. Taylor Memorial Building, Grandview Senior High School, Grandview, MO

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