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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 Wesley Taylor (1824-1901)
James Wesley Taylor (1824-1901)
& Marcia Ann Floyd (1828-1872) & Louisa Ellen Whalen (1848-1933)

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

James Wesley TaylorJames Wesley Taylor, son of Joseph Best Taylor and Polly Amm Hudnall, was born 22 September 1824, near Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky, where he grew to manhood. He became a farmer and at the age of 21 years, married Marcia Ann Floyd on 27 January 1846, at Warren County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Enoch Floyd, who gave his consent. Gideon Floyd was bondsman. (Note: Family Bible record states they were married on 17 January, and Warren County record indicates they were married 26 January.) To this union were born ten children, eight sons and two daughters.

When war was declared between the States, James Wesley enlisted in 1861 at age 37 in the Union Army at Bowling Green and was made First Sergeant to Captain William R. Willis, Company G, 11th Regiment of Kentucky Infantry Volunteers and served until the end of the war. In the latter days of his life, James Wesley told some of his experiences in the war when visitors came to his home. The first major battle in which he took part was at Pittsburg Landing, sometimes called Shiloh, where the Union forces were defeated in the first day's fighting; however, on the second day, recruits from what were known as Tennessee and Kentucky Riflemen were sent up and repulsed the Confederates with severe losses. The Regiment to which James W. was attached later became a part of General Sherman's Army in his movement to cut communications between the North and South and it was during this engagement that James W. was captured, and made a prisoner of war. The incident of his capture was as follows: Riding a horse into a stream to fill canteens he saw three horsemen approaching but noticing they wore the blue uniform of the Union soldiers, he made no attempt to escape; however, the uniforms were borrowed from former captives and through this guise, James W. was taken prisoner. First, he was sent to Libby Prison near Richmond, Virginia, where a tunnel had been dug under the wall so prisoners could escape. Upon discovery of this escape route, the Libby prisoners were taken to Andersonville Prison, where James W. remained until the end of the war, a total of 16 1/2 months. During his imprisonment he contracted a bronchial ailment from which he never fully recovered. When the war ended and prisoners were being released, a group gathered at the gate to await its opening. They heard the strains of "Home Sweet Home", whereupon some shouted, some prayed, while others fell to the ground, overcome with emotion. They were then marched to waiting freight cars on a siding and taken to Louisville, Kentucky to be mustered out and sent home. Upon arrival at Louisville, their tattered clothing was stripped from their emaciated bodies, they were bathed, given new uniforms, fed and released, on 21 March 1865.

Marcia Ann Floyd was born in 1828 at Warren County, Kentucky, the daughter of Enoch Floyd and Susan Lee. Marcia Ann died 26 July 1872, at Threlkel (Taylor Port), Butler, Kentucky. She was buried at the Taylor Cemetery off Kill Shed Road on the Joe Taylor farm (later belonging to Cleot Gabbard), Butler, Kentucky.

James Wesley Taylor and Marcia Ann Floyd's children were: Atwood, Richard B., Martha Frances "Fannie", Joseph Everett, Alfred, McClung, Henry Allen, Douglas, Ann Lee and James Newton Taylor.

While living at Butler county, Kentucky, James Wesley Taylor served as a magistrate for many years.

On 19 November 1872, he married (2) Louisa Ellen Whalen, at Butler County, Kentucky. They moved to West Plains, Howell, Missouri in 1875.

Louisa Ellen WhalenLouisa Ellen Whalen was born 9 November 1848, near Booneville, Edmonson, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Christian Whalen and Nancy Young.

James Wesley Taylor and Louisa Ellen Whalen's children were: Clara Belle, Sarah J., Isa Lena, Florence, Addie May, Albert Davis, Fred W. and Archie Lee Taylor.

Son Fred W. Taylor said in his autobiography about his father. "In the last two years of my father's life, he was often bedridden and finally on the morning of 2 November 1901, after calling all members of the family to his bedside, my brother Archie and I being the last to hear his admonition 'Be good', the doughty old warrior expired. He was buried the next day in the cemetery in the northwest corner of the farm which shall always remain in my memory at home. This now left my mother with three young boys and my sister Addie to manage the farm. By dint of effort and spartan living, we stayed together. My mother (Louisa Ellen Whalen) passed away (3 March 1933) at age 84 and was laid to rest beside the grave of my father."

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