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This Report was prepared by Robert Taylor Sr. - rht.selma@mindspring.com ˆ from his research and that of his son, Robert Jr. who has done so much research on these families. They have spent a great deal of time searching out the many details and trying to track down the old Journal said to be in the family. They have also talked to many of the descendants of the Ala. family trying to obtain additional information. They have chosen to use William as the husband of Catherine Davis based on the family traditions in Ala.

THE TAYLOR'S OF COVINGTON COUNTY ALABAMA 1818-1900
By Robert Hugh Taylor Rt. 6 Box 378 Selma, Alabama 36701

The history of the Taylor's in Covington County, Alabama, is written from information gathered from the following persons and or sources. The Taylor Book December 20, 1939 compiled by Marion Doby Taylor and kept by Vernon Taylor of Prattville, Alabama; Early History of Covington County, Alabama 1821-1871 & The Folks From Pea Ridge by Wyley Donald Ward and personal conversation with the same; Betty Sala, Colorado; Idalyn McGill Stinson, Florida; Martha Marble, Washington, D.C.; Carl Evans, US Air Force; and my son, Robert Hugh Taylor, Jr.

The Taylor's came from Lenior County, North Carolina by way of South Carolina and Georgia following The Three Notch Trail into The Mississippi Territory in what became Southern Alabama where they would eventually settle in the area of the head waters of the Conecuh River. This area became known as Searight, Alabama. Leaving the settled area of North Carolina and going into the Mississippi Territory was a long difficult trip into an area of hostilities. In the early 1800's Indians were still hostile. The going was hard and rough.

There was a connection with the Taylor's and The Wall's. Wyley Donald Ward, Scott Smith and Marion Doby Taylor, list two of the Taylor girls who came to Alabama with Wendal and James Davis Taylor as married to two of the Wall's. I have a letter from Morgan D. Jones who interviewed Wendall in the late 1800's which states that two of the Taylor's married two of the Wall's, Absalom and Wright, Jr. I can not prove the connection at this time however the Taylor's and Wall's moved into the same area and settled on land next to each other in the Searight area. With this connection in mind here is the information about the Wall's entrance into the Mississippi Territory which according to records preceded the Taylor's.

Wright Wall, Sr., was a 2nd Lieutenant in Col. G. G. Powell's Regiment of Militia from St. David's Parish, Georgetown District during the Revolutionary War. He joined Captain William Davis' company on September 26, 1775 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on February 20, 1776. He had at least three sons, Absalom, Thomas, Wright, Jr. and two daughters. They lived in Marion County South Carolina until after 1800. Sometime before 1810, (see passport) he had come into the Mississippi Territory and had settled in what is now Greene County, Mississippi. Absalom and Thomas paid pole tax in that county in 1812 and in the 1816 Greene County Census both Wright Wall Sr. and Jr. are listed as heads of households. Absalom and Thomas both served in the Mississippi Militia in the War of 1812. Absalom as a 2nd Lieutenant and Thomas as a Sergeant, in Major's Smoot's Battalion of the Mississippi Militia. By 1818 the three Wall brothers had moved into Conecuh County, Alabama and had settled near the Conecuh River about three miles east of the present city of Brewton, Alabama. In their company they had a nephew named Daniel Dozier. Their names appear on the tax list in Alabama that year. Wright Wall Sr. names does not appear on the 1820 Censuses in Greene County, Mississippi or Conecuh County, Alabama. Our connection is to the Fort built near East Brewton in Escambia County, Alabama called Fort Crawford which was built around 1816 under the orders and direction of Andrew Jackson. On a high bluff overlooking the waters of the Aloochahatcha Creek, the United States Military post named Fort Crawford was erected in 1816. This location is now within the city limits of East Brewton, Alabama. It was situated three miles from the Conecuh River and about one mile east of Neyatonchee Creek. When the Creek War ended with the Treaty of Fort Jackson in 1814, the land of south Alabama was a part of the Mississippi Territory and was ceded to the United States by the Creek Nation Of Indians. It came under the jurisdiction of the territorial governor, Major General Andrew Jackson. The year of 1815 was one of peace between the Indians and the settlers but in January 1816 hostile Indians were again on the war path encouraged by the British and Spanish. It was in this environment that the need for a new fort was born. Among the early settlers listed was the Reverend Thomas Walls, a Baptist minister, who was preaching at Fort Crawford in Conecuh County, AL in 1817. The Fort was located on the east side of Murder Creek on a high bluff. In 1818, a church edifice was built on the west side of the river, about four miles above the Fort at a point called the "Bluff." It was thought to have been erected through the influence of Thomas Walls. In 1818, Mr. Walls, brother to the minister, erected a grist mill near the "Bluff." According to Wyley D. Ward, "Either Absalom or Wright Wall, Jr., built one of the first grist mills in south Alabama; it was located near the Conecuh River about four miles east of Brewton. The 1820 Conecuh County, AL, census shows Absolum Wall as head of household with 1 male under 21 (undoubtedly Daniel Dozier who would have been 15), 2 females over 21 and 1 slave. Wright Wall, Jr., with 1 female over 21 and 1 under 21. Thomas Wall with 1 female over 21 and 1 under 21. Some time after the census of 1820, Windal Taylor, James Davis Taylor, Winnieford, Mary, Nancy and Martha Taylor moved their families to Cotton Bluff above Fort Crawford. Windal Taylor's daughter Elizabeth later became the wife of Daniel Dozier. In 1825 the public lands were opened up for sale in Covington County, Alabama and the three Wall brothers, along with Daniel Dozier, and the two Taylor families moved to what became known as the Leon Community. "Family Records of the Descendants of Daniel Dozier," on the cover page shows Daniel and Elizabeth were married in 1824, which would have been before they left Cotton Bluff and when Daniel was 19 years old. He would later settle in the head waters of the Conecuh River known as Searight, Alabama.

The Good Hope Primitive Baptist Church, located several miles northwest of Searight, Alabama, just barely in Covington Co. was established in 1828. The church was constituted by Elders Thomas Wall and Alexander Travis. That same year Daniel Dozier joined the church and was baptized. Daniel Dozier, who married Elizabeth Taylor, became one of the leading Baptist preachers in that part of the state. The Taylor's were members of this church.

Serena or Martha may have been Serena or Martha Serena.

Of these children, James Davis 1774 and Windal 1781-1845 would migrate to Alabama as this territory opened up for settlement along with their sisters, Winnieford, Mary, Nancy and Martha. Edwin stayed in North Carolina where his descendants can still be found.

James Davis Taylor 1774 arrived in Alabama in about 1818 and being one of the first whites to come to Alabama, went to the Cotton Bluff settlement north of Fort Crawford in Conecuh County, Alabama. After the Indian hostility settled down, James Davis Taylor moved north into the area now known as Searight, Alabama, where he settled on 40 acres of land to farm. He would later purchase this land in 1835. He had 5 children; 3 boys and 2 girls. Name of wife is unknown.

His brother Windal Taylor 1781-1845 then joined him before 1820 with his wife Rebecca Arnett 1785 and family of 8 children; 5 boys and 3 girls



Generation No. 1


1.



WILLIAM1 TAYLOR1 was born 06 January 1745/46 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, and died Bet. 1805 - 1808 in North Carolina. He married CATHERINE DAVIS1 1772 in North Carolina, daughter of JAMES DAVIS and CATHERINE WENDEL. She was born Abt. 1750 in North Carolina, and died Bet. 1800 - 1801 in North Carolina.


Children of WILLIAM TAYLOR and CATHERINE DAVIS are:

2.

i. WINDAL2 TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1781, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1845, Near Searight, Alabama and buried in the Old Taylor Cemetery Plot Searight, Alabama.

3.

ii. JAMES DAVIS TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1774, Dobbs County, North Carolina; d. Unknown, Crenshaw County Searight, Alabama and buried near Searight, Alabama.

4.


iii. WINNEFORD TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1780, North Carolina; d. 23 December 1875, Cauley Home place near Camden, Arkansas and buried in the Cauley Family Cemetery, Ouachita County, Arkansas.

NOTE: SEE MAIN JOHN AND CATHERINE DAVIS REPORT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


iv. MARY TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1782; d. Unknown.

5.

v. EDWIN TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1785, Lenoir County North Carolina; d. September 1876, Lenoir County North Carolina.

NOTE: SEE MAIN JOHN AND CATHERINE DAVIS REPORT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


6.

vi. ELIZABETH TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1795, Georgia; d. Abt. April 1845, Louisiana.

vii. MARTHA TAYLOR, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.



Generation No. 2



2. WINDAL2 TAYLOR (WILLIAM1)2 was born Abt. 1781 in North Carolina, and died Abt. 1845 in Near Searight, Alabama and buried in the Old Taylor Cemetery Plot Searight, Alabama. He married REBECCA ARNETT 1804 in North Carolina, daughter of JOHN ARNETT. She was born Abt. 1785 in North Carolina, and died Abt. 1860 in Near Searight, Alabama and buried in the Old Taylor Cemetery Plot Searight, Alabama.

Notes for WINDAL TAYLOR: Windal Taylor 1781-1845 came into Alabama before 1820 with his brother James Davis Taylor going first to the Cotton Bluff area and then moving North to settle on 160 acres in the Searight, Alabama area to farm which he would later purchase as a land grant. He was a farmer, a miller and served as Justice of the Peace 12-24-1828 but resigned in favor of his brother in law Abslom Wall on 2-1-1830. The Taylor Cemetery Plot is on these acres in Searight, Alabama. The only standing marker is Elizabeth Taylor Dozier 1808-1866, however, there are between 20 and 30 indentations which indicates more graves.



Old Taylor Plot
April 30 1967


On this day James M. Taylor and Riley R. Taylor visited the burial place of their GGG Grandfather, Windal Taylor. Directions to the cemetery are as follows: Go To Searight, Alabama from Andalusia. Turn left on paved road at Searight. Go approx. 1/8 mile to where pavement ends (1967) and take the right on dirt road. Go to the 1st fork and take the left. Then go approx 3 miles and take the left road. Go to the next fork and turn right. Gammage lives at fork ( 1967). From there go about mile to Rosetta Allen's house. Go straight by her house down a lane along a fencerow. Turn left around the field and go 100 yards to cemetery. Black people use the only part of the cemetery not in the woods. There is fence row along the North side of the cemetery and across this in the woods appox.15 yards in the marked grave of Elizabeth Taylor Dozier. The other graves (according to notes left by my grandfather J.M Taylor) are:


Coot
Taylor
son of
Council




Council
Taylor






Eliza
Bozeman
wife of
Council




Elizabeth
wife of
Daniel
Dozier
Jan 28 1808
Feb 12 1866
The Only Marker

Windal
Taylor






Rebecca
Arnett
Taylor
wife of
Windal



North








Taylor Cemetery North of Searight and East. See Tom Allen, black man, near his place on Lola White place. Burial place of Windal Taylor of North Carolina who come to Alabama about 1815.

Revisited by Robert and Son Robert Jr. on 11-28-1999.

Notes for REBECCA ARNETT:
Served as Goodhope Church Secretary from 1830 through 1859. The 1850 Census of Covington County, Alabama list her as Living alone. Family #443

Children of WINDAL TAYLOR and REBECCA ARNETT are:

7.

i. JOHN ARNETT3 TAYLOR, b. 20 October 1806, Lenoir County, North Carolina; d. 11 September 1872, Rose Hill, Alabama and buried in the Feagin Cemetery Rose Hill, Alabama.

8.

ii. ELIZABETH TAYLOR, b. 28 January 1808, North Carolina; d. 12 February 1866, Searight, Alabama and buried in the Old Taylor Cemetery Plot Searight, Alabama.

9.

iii. MARY ANN TAYLOR, b. 27 January 1810, North Carolina; d. 26 June 1900, and buried in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery Rose Hill Covington County, Alabama.

10.

iv. COUNCIL DAVIS TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1812, North Carolina; d. 03 July 1885, Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Old Taylor Cemetery Plot Searight, Alabama.

v. WINNEFORD TAYLOR, b. 04 July 1818, North Carolina; d. 09 February 1905, Rose Hill, Alabama and buried in the Feagin Cemetery Rose Hill, Alabama; m. ANDREW J. FEAGIN3; b. 04 July 1816, Georgia; d. 09 February 1884, Rose Hill, Alabama and buried in the Feagin Cemetery Rose Hill, Alabama.


Notes for ANDREW J. FEAGIN: Served as the first postmaster for Rose Hill, Alabama established 24 December 1855 and served till 6 August 1857. Andrew's father George was one of the first land owners in rose Hill, Alabama.

11.

vi. JAMES E. TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1823, Alabama; d. Abt. 1874, Trinity County, Texas.

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vii. WINDAL TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1825, North Carolina; d. Unknown.

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viii. ISAAC TAYLOR, b. 11 February 1828, Alabama; d. 27 December 1904, Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Pilgram Rest Cemetery.



3. JAMES DAVIS2 TAYLOR (WILLIAM1)4 was born Abt. 1774 in Dobbs County, North Carolina, and died Unknown in Crenshaw County Searight, Alabama and buried near Searight, Alabama. He married UNKNOWN5.

Notes for JAMES DAVIS TAYLOR:
Taylor Book. Note- Have proof that James Taylor was in Crenshaw County Alabama in the year 1818. James arrived in Alabama from North Carolina in about 1818 and being one of the first whites to come to Alabama he went to the Cotton Bluff settlement north of Fort Crawford in Conecuh County. After the Indian hostility settled down James moved north into the area now known as Leon, Alabama where he settled on and purchased 40 acres of land as recorded in 1835. He and his brother, Windal, built and operated the first mill built in Crenshaw County, Alabama. Served 3 months duty in Littleberry Mounted Infantry for Indian fighting mustered in September 1837.

Children of JAMES TAYLOR and UNKNOWN are:

14.

i. JACOB3 TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1801, North Carolina; d. Unknown.

15.

ii. ALFRED TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1805, North Carolina; d. Unknown.

iii. CAROLINE TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1820; d. Unknown.

iv. MARTHA TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1822; d. Unknown.

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v. WILLIAM TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1826, Alabama; d. Unknown.


6. ELIZABETH2 TAYLOR (WILLIAM1)8 was born Abt. 1795 in Georgia, and died Abt. April 1845 in Louisiana9. She married ABSALOM WALL10, son of WRIGHT WALL and MARY BRADLEY. He was born Abt. 1778 in South Carolina, and died 16 February 1866 in Louisiana11.

Notes for ABSALOM WALL:
Served as a 2nd Lieutenant in Major Smoot's Battalion of the Mississippi Militia War of 1812. Commissioned as Justices Of Peace Covington County, Alabama Beat 3 on Feburary 10, 1930 and elected again on March 5, 1932 with Windal Taylor serving as Vice. Justice of Peace of Covington County records show that Windal Taylor resigned as Justice of Peace on Feburary 1, 1930 and Wyley Wards book states that Windal Taylor resgined in favor of his bother-in-law which may lead one to consider that Absolom married one of Windal Taylor sisters. Most all of the Walls later moved to Texas. Some are living near Jasper, Alabama now, 1940.

Children of ELIZABETH TAYLOR and ABSALOM WALL are:

i. TRAVIS NERO3 WALL, b. 03 March 1823; d. 20 September 1900.


Notes for TRAVIS NERO WALL:
In a letter to his son, Adam, Travis Nero Wall, the oldest son of Absalom and Elizabeth (Taylor) Wall tells about his father's family. An excerpt from this letter is given below.

'Your great grandfather Wall whose given name was Wright lived in South Carolina, Marion District on the little Peedee River where your grandfather Absalom was born and 2 brothers {Wright) and (Thomas). The family migrated to the Mississippi while yet a territory from there they went back into Alabama. There your grandfather met and married Elizabeth Taylor, my mother, your grandma, she bore 6 children all boys in Covington County, all only myself in Connaker County (Rowell D.) {Valentine) (Joseph died at 7) {Absalom) (John), your grandfather Wall left Ala in 1841 intending to come to Texas but stopped in LA on account of belligerent parties in Texas, at the time in a state of warfare called the regulators and moderators, your grandmother Wall died of cancer of the breast in the upper end of then Casahoula Parish but now Winn Parish (a new organization). She was born in North Carolina, her mother died when she was quite young and her father married the second time, and she was chiefly raised by her older brothers and sisters and moved to Ala without any record of her age but according to the recollection of the family she was some where in 50 at her death which I think was April, 45 and I have lost the record, your grandfather Wall was between 85 and 86 at his death 16 Feb 1866.'


ii. ROWELL D. WALL, b. 15 November 1824; d. 29 December 1893, Winn Parrish, La.

iii. ABSALOM WALL, JR., b. Unknown.

iv. JOHN WALL, b. Unknown.

v. JOSEPH WALL, b. Unknown.

vi. VALENTINE WALL, b. Unknown.



Generation No. 3



7. JOHN ARNETT3 TAYLOR (WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)12 was born 20 October 1806 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, and died 11 September 1872 in Rose Hill, Alabama and buried in the Feagin Cemetery Rose Hill, Alabama. He married REBECCA CARTER Abt. 1828 in Searight, Alabama, daughter of SILUS CARTER. She was born Abt. 1808 in South Carolina, and died 14 October 1884 in Rose Hill, Alabama and buried in the Feagin Cemetery Rose Hill, Alabama.

Notes for JOHN ARNETT TAYLOR:
John Arnett Taylor 1806-1872, the oldest son of Windal Taylor 1781-1845, moved south from Searight, Alabama across the Conecuh River into the area known as Rose Hill, Alabama. There he became a large landowner (over 2800 acres). He bought and settled land on the first dirt road to the north, south of Rose Hill, on The Three Notch Road Covington County, Alabama. He built a bridge across the river from Searight to Rose Hill and installed a grain mill on a creek near the bridge on the Rose Hill side. He was a Farmer, Miller, Blacksmith, County Commissioner and a member and the treasurer of The Goodhope Primitive Baptist Church Searight, Alabama. He was an Ensign in the 46th Regiment Covington and Dale Counties, 11th Brigade 4th Division, Alabama Militia from 1828 till 1832. Served as a Private in Capitan B.F. Lockharts' Company "C" County Reserves Covington County, Alabama, enlisted at age 58. He also owned 320 acres in Searight, Alabama.

Children of JOHN TAYLOR and REBECCA CARTER are:

21.


i. WINDAL WILLIAM4 TAYLOR, b. 16 September 1840, Rose Hill, Covington County,Alabama; d. 27 October 1925, Florala, Alabama and buried in the Feagin Cemetery Rose Hill, Alabama.

22.

ii. ELIZABETH TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1828, Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama; d. Unknown.

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iii. WILLIAM BILLY TAYLOR, b. 17 September 1831, Rose Hill, Alabama; d. 29 August 1862, Canoe, Alabama and buried in the Feagin Cemetery Rose Hill, Alabama.

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iv. MARY ELIZABETH TAYLOR, b. 18 January 1838, Covington County, Rose Hill, Alabama; d. 10 June 1925, Excel, Alabama and buried in Church of Shiloh Cemetery Frico City, Alabama.

v. WASHINGTON TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1843, Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama; d. Abt. 1864, Vicksburg, Mississippi buriel place unknown..


Notes for WASHINGTON TAYLOR:
Served as a private in The 42nd Alabama Infantry of the CSA and died of illness during the siege of Vicksburg. Burial place unknown.

25.    vi. JOHN JEPTHA TAYLOR, b. 08 July 1847, Covington County, Alabama; d. 09 December 1925, Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Pilgram Rest Cemetery.

8. ELIZABETH3 TAYLOR (WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)12 was born 28 January 1808 in North Carolina, and died 12 February 1866 in Searight, Alabama and buried in the Old Taylor Cemetery Plot Searight, Alabama. She married DANIEL DOZIER13 1824, son of BEMJAMIN DOZIER and FRANCES WALL. He was born 15 August 1805 in Marion County South Carolina, and died 04 November 1878 in Alabama and buried in the Goodhope Cemetery Searight, Alabama14.

Notes for ELIZABETH TAYLOR:
Old Taylor Cemetery located north of Searight, Alabama.
(See above cemetery info)

Notes for DANIEL DOZIER:
Daniel Dozier was born on August 15, 1805, in Marion County, South Carolina to Benjamin and France (Wall) Dozier. Daniel Dozier's paternal grandparents were Tully and Rebecca Dozier and his maternal grandfather was Wright Wall Sr. Shortly after he was born, Daniel Dozier's mother died and he was raised by his maternal grandparents who moved from South Carolina to Greene County in the Mississippi Territory in 1810. After his grandparents died, Daniel Dozier lived with his uncle Thomas Wall who was one of the first and most active Baptist ministers in south Alabama. The three Wall brothers ( Absalom, Thomas and Wright Jr.) first settled near the Conecuh River about three miles east of the present city of Brewton, Alabama. Our connection is to the Fort built near East Brewton in Escambia County, Alabama called Fort Crawford, which was built around 1816 under the orders and direction of Andrew Jackson. On a high bluff overlooking the waters of the Aloochahatcha Creek, the United States Military post named Fort Crawford was erected in 1816. This location is now within the city limits of East Brewton, Alabama. It was situated three miles from the Conecuh River and about one mile east of Neyatonchee Creek.

When the Creek War ended with the Treaty of Fort Jackson in 1814, the land of south Alabama was a part of the Mississippi Territory and was ceded to the United States by the Creek Nation Of Indians. It came under the jurisdiction of the territorial governor, Major General Andrew Jackson. The year of 1815 was one of peace between the Indians and the settlers but in January 1816 hostile Indians were again on the war path encouraged by the British and Spanish. It was in this environment that the need for a new fort was born. Among the early settlers listed was the Reverend Thomas Walls, a Baptist minister, who held services at the Fort. He would later settle in the head waters of the Conecuh River known as Searight, Alabama. The Fort was located on the east side of Murder Creek on a high bluff. In 1818, a church edifice was built on the west side of the river, about four miles above the Fort at a point called the "Bluff." It was thought to have been erected through the influence of Elder Walls. In 1818, Mr. Walls, brother to the minister, erected a grist mill near the "Bluff." The 1820 Conecuh County, Alabama, census shows Absolum Wall as head of household with 1 male under 21 (undoubtedly Daniel Dozier who would have been 15), 2 females over 21 and 1 slave. Wright Wall, Jr., with 1 female over 21 and 1 under 21. Thomas Wall with 1 female over 21 and 1 under 21.

Some time after the census of 1820, Windal Taylor and his bother James Taylor moved their families to Cotton Bluff above Fort Crawford. Windal Taylor's daughter Elizabeth Taylor later became the wife of Daniel Dozier. In 1825 the public lands were opened up for sale in Covington County, Alabama and the three Wall brothers, along with Daniel Dozier, and the two Taylor families moved to what became known as the Searight, Alabama. "Family Records of the Descendants of Daniel Dozier," on the cover page shows Daniel and Elizabeth were married in 1824, which would have been before they left Cotton Bluff and when Daniel was 19 years old.

The Good Hope Primitive Baptist Church, located about 5 miles northwest of Dozier, just barely in Covington Co. was established in 1828. The church was constituted by Elders Thomas Wall and Alexander Travis. That same year Daniel Dozier joined the church and was baptized. Daniel Dozier became one of the leading Baptist preachers in that part of the state. Daniel live in this area, near the city which bears his name for the remainder of his life. Here he worked as a farmer and a very active Primitive Baptist Minister. He reared a large family of eight sons and seven daughters. Served as a Private in Capitan B.F. Lockharts' Company "C" County Reserves Covington County, Alabama, enlisted at age 59. Five of his sons served in the Confederate States Of America Army during the Civil War and Thomas Wall Dozier died while in service.

Children of ELIZABETH TAYLOR and DANIEL DOZIER are:

i. BENJAMIN4 DOZIER, b. 29 March 1825, Dozier, Alabama; d. 1861, Jackson, Mississippi; m. MOLSEY EDENTON HOLLEY, 1846; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

ii. FRANCES DOZIER, b. 15 August 1827; d. Abt. 1883, Alabama15; m. CEABORN J. WEATHERFORD, 1845, Covington County, Alabama; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

iii. PAUL DOZIER, b. 18 March 1828, Dozier, Alabama; d. 24 April 1899, Dozier, Alabama; m. REBECCA ADELINE HOLLEY, 17 February 1852, Covington County, Alabama; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

iv. ELIAS DOZIER, b. 30 August 1829, Covington County, Alabama; d. 08 April 1886, Dozier, Alabama; m. (1) MARTHA CAROLINE JACKSON15; b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. (2) MARTHA JEAN FEAGAN, 1857, Covington County, Alabama; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

v. SARAH DOZIER, b. 27 August 1830; d. 23 March 1881, Texas15; m. ELIAS HOLLEY.

vi. DANIEL DOZIER, b. 31 December 1832; d. Abt. 1850, and buried in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Dozier, Alabama.

vii. REBECCA DOZIER, b. 12 October 1834; d. 10 February 1895, Alabama; m. BROWN HANDLEY; b. Unknown; d. Abt. 1869.

viii. GREENE BERRY DOZIER, b. 13 August 1836; d. 15 October 1910, and buried in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Dozier, Alabama; m. ARRENIA REBECCA ROWELL15, Abt. 1867.

ix. PRUDENCE SPIER DOZIER, b. 01 July 1838; d. Abt. 1862, and buried in New Providence, Crenshaw County, Alabama; m. JAMES DORMAN, 1860; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

x. ANNE DOZIER, b. 23 July 1840; d. 13 August 1914, Alabama; m. BENJAMIN DORMAN15; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

xi. THOMAS WALL DOZIER, b. 30 June 1842; d. 15 May 1864, Union Prison in Illinois.

xii. JAMES ABSALOM WRIGHT DOZIER, b. 15 February 1845; d. May 1929, Texas; m. SARAH MINERVA HOLLOWAY15, Abt. 1871; b. Unknown; d. 1932.

xiii. MARY ELIZABETH DOZIER, b. 12 March 1849; d. 12 June 1916; m. JAMES M. STINSON, 20 December 1866.

xiv. EMILY ADELINE DOZIER, b. 20 October 1849; d. 23 May 1917, and buried in Leon Cemetery, Crenshaw County, Alabama; m. PRESTON HARRISON BRYAN, 1866; b. Unknown; d. Abt. 1905.

xv. ELKANAH TAYLOR DOZIER, b. 13 March 1852; d. 22 August 1922, Mt. Vernon, Texas; m. AMY NALL, 1875; b. Unknown; d. Abt. 1920.



9. MARY ANN3 TAYLOR (WINDAL2, WILLIAM1) was born 27 January 1810 in North Carolina, and died 26 June 1900 in and buried in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery Rose Hill Covington County, Alabama. She married LEROY MARION STRAUGHN16,17 Abt. 1835 in New Providence Pike County, Alabama18, son of TRAVIS STRAUGHN and NANCY PARKER. He was born Abt. 1815 in Clarke County, Georgia, and died Unknown.

Children of MARY TAYLOR and LEROY STRAUGHN are:

i. NANCY4 STRAUGHN, b. Abt. 1835; m. J. R. PRICE.

ii. REBECCA STRAUGHN, b. Abt. 1836; m. J. G. CURRINGTON.

iii. TRAVIS W. STRAUGHN19, b. Abt. 1838, Yalobusha County, Mississippi; d. Unknown; m. SARAH COOK, 1871; b. Unknown, Georgia; d. Unknown.


Notes for TRAVIS W. STRAUGHN:
Travis was in early life afflicted with rheumatism that he could not attend school. He began life for himself at 21, the first year he begin engaged in farming. He then ran a shoe shop, tannery, etc and followed business for some years both before and after the war. In June 1861 he joined the Wilcox True Blues for thirty days and in July he enlisted in Company B, Eighteenth Alabama Infantry, went to Huntsville and spent the winter at Mobile. After fighting at Corinth, Shiloh and other places he returned to Mobile, spending the winter there. In the summer of 1863 he joined his company in Tennessee and fought at Chickamauga where he received three distinct wounds, one in the jaw, one in the left hip and the third in the left arm, the last two disabling him for life. After spending some time in the hospital at Atlanta he returned home and then in the spring of 1864 rejoined his Company at Dalton and fought to Atlanta then back with Hood to Tennessee and on the retreat to Mississippi and then to Fort Blakey and to Spanish Fort where the garrison surrendered. He and six others made their escape and went to Meridian, Mississippi where the surrendered. He was a sergeant at first and was afterward commissioned a lieutenant but did not fill the position. For sometime after the war he followed his shoe business, tanning, saddlery etc. and then took up farming which he has followed ever since. He now owns 168 acres where he settled in 1871. In 1871 he married Sarah Cook. In 1874 Mr. Straughn was elected to the legislature and was reelected in 1876 and served on the committees on temperance on counties and on penitentiary. Since 1881 he had been county surveyor. He is a member of Rose Hill Lodge # 253 F. & A. M. in which he has filled every office with credit. He is a member of Rose Hill alliance for three years. As an indication of the progress made in the section of the country during Mr. Straughn's residence here, it may be noted that in his boyhood days, he did marketing in Moblie and Pensacola requiring all the way from five to fifteen days to make the trip whereas now markets are at his very doors. Mr. Straughn is one of the substantial and reliable men of the county and stands high in the estimation of his fellow citizens.


iv. ELIZABETH STRAUGHN, b. Abt. 1840; m. M. J. CURRINGTON.

v. HILLARY STRAUGHN, b. Abt. 1842.

vi. WINNEFORD STRAUGHN, b. Abt. 1844.

vii. JAMES STRAUGHN, b. Abt. 1846.

viii. JOHN G. STRAUGHN, b. Abt. 1849.

ix. DANIEL I. STRAUGHN, b. Abt. 1855; d. Abt. 1936, and buied in the Shiloh Cemetery; m. GEORGIA ANN JONES; b. Abt. 1856; d. and buried in the Shiloh Cemetery.


Notes for DANIEL I. STRAUGHN:
They had 13 children.


x. ANDREW STRAUGHN, b. Unknown.
xi. EDWARD STRAUGHN, b. Unknown.
xii. JANE STRAUGHN, b. Unknown.
xiii. MARY ANN STRAUGHN, b. Unknown; m. J. A. STEWART.
xiv. WILLIAM L. STRAUGHN, b. Unknown.



10. COUNCIL DAVIS3 TAYLOR (WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)20 was born Abt. 1812 in North Carolina, and died 03 July 1885 in Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Old Taylor Cemetery Plot Searight, Alabama. He married (1) ELIZA BOZEMAN21. She was born Abt. 1814 in Edgefield District, South Carolina, and died Unknown in Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Old Taylor Cemetery Plot Searight, Alabama. He married (2) CHARLOTTE. She was born Abt. 1832 in Georgia, and died Unknown.

Notes for COUNCIL DAVIS TAYLOR:
Justice of The Peace Covington County, Alabama, Beat Five in 1835. Served as church clerk, Goodhope Baptist Primitive Church, Searight, Alabama from 1830-1860. Represented Goodhope Baptist Primitive Church from 1849-1855. Served as a Private in Capitan B.F. Lockharts' Company "C" County Reserves Covington County, Alabama, enlisted at age 53.

Children of COUNCIL TAYLOR and ELIZA BOZEMAN are:

i. LARKIN4 TAYLOR21, b. Abt. 183621; d. Early.
ii. SARAH TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1837; d. Unknown; m. (1) WILLIAM RICHARDS; m. (2) ELIGAH GAY.
iii. JOHN TAYLOR22, b. Abt. 1840; d. 1865, Covington County, Alabama.


Notes for JOHN TAYLOR:
Served as a Private in Capitan B.F. Lockharts' Company "C" County Reserves Covington County, Alabama, enlisted at age 24, discharged by Medial Board.


iv. SERENEY TAYLOR23, b. Abt. 1843; d. Abt. 1883.

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v. JAMES WARREN TAYLOR, b. 23 February 1846, Alabama; d. 27 December 1906, and buried in the Goodhope Cemetery Searight, Alabama.
vi. REBECCA TAYLOR24, b. Abt. 1848; d. Unknown, As a child not listed on 1850 census.
vii. MARY TAYLOR25, b. Abt. 1849; d. Unknown.

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viii. WILLIAM WENDELL TAYLOR, b. 14 February 1851, Searight, Alabama; d. 26 November 1930, unknown and buried in the Goodhope Cemetery Searight, Alabama.
ix. ANDREW C. TAYLOR, b. November 1883.
x. EMILY TAYLOR, b. Unknown.



11. JAMES E.3 TAYLOR (WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)26,27 was born Abt. 1823 in Alabama, and died Abt. 1874 in Trinity County, Texas. He married MARY ELIZABETH MERRILL in Crenshaw County, Alabama. She was born Abt. 1828 in Alabama, and died Abt. 1912 in Trinity County, Texas.

Notes for JAMES E. TAYLOR: Windal and James E. moved to Texas and settled near Lovelady and Trinity Texas.

Children of JAMES TAYLOR and MARY MERRILL are:

i. SARAH ANN4 TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1845, Alabama; d. Unknown; m. HARRIS.
ii. WILLIAM WINDAL TAYLOR27, b. Abt. 1848, Alabama; d. Unknown.
iii. HILLARY TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1849, Alabama; d. Unknown.
iv. ELLA A. TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1853, Alabama; d. Unknown.
v. REBECCA TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1854, Alabama; d. Unknown.

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vi. JOHN HENRY TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1858, Texas; d. 1937, Texas.

vii. JAMES TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1861, Trinity County, Texas; d. Unknown.
viii. DANIEL TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1865, Trinity County, Texas; d. Unknown.
ix. ROBERT TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1868.



12. WINDAL3 TAYLOR (WINDAL2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1825 in North Carolina, and died Unknown. He married JANE. She was born Abt. 1828 in Georgia, and died Unknown.

Notes for WINDAL TAYLOR:
Archives Montgomery, Alabama: Enlisted 18th Reg. Co. B 9 July 1861 in Andalusia, Alabama. Windal and James E. moved to Texas and settled near Lovelady and Trinity Texas.

Children of WINDAL TAYLOR and JANE are:

i. REBECCA4 TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1852, Alabama.
ii. ELIAS TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1865, Alabama.
iii. JOHN TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1864, Trinity County, Texas.


13. ISAAC3 TAYLOR (WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)28 was born 11 February 1828 in Alabama, and died 27 December 1904 in Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Pilgram Rest Cemetery. He married CHARLOTTE HOLLEY28, daughter of CALVIN HOLLEY. She was born 03 June 1832 in Alabama, and died 31 October 1904 in Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Pilgram Rest Cemetery.

Notes for ISAAC TAYLOR: Archives Montgomery, Alabama: Enlisted Co. B 18th Ala Inf. Reg. on 20 Aug. 1862 at Mobile, Alabama. Pension Application Covington County Ala July 27, 1899.

1850 census Covington County, Alabama
Pa 150 301/301 Isaac Taylor 22 M Farmer 255 Al, Charlotte 17 F, Paul 22 M

Child of ISAAC TAYLOR and CHARLOTTE HOLLEY is:

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i. CALVIN4 TAYLOR, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.


14. JACOB3 TAYLOR (JAMES DAVIS2, WILLIAM1)29 was born Abt. 1801 in North Carolina, and died Unknown. He married ELIZABETH29. She was born 1809 in North Carolina.

Children of JACOB TAYLOR and ELIZABETH are:

i. JAMES4 TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1830, Alabama.

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ii. FURNEY GRIFFIN TAYLOR, b. 02 April 1831, Crenshaw County, Alabama; d. 12 February 1897, Crenshaw County, Alabama and buried in the Mt. Ida Cemetery.
iii. DARENDA TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1834.
iv. HOLLANDA TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1836.
v. SARAH TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1838.
vi. WINDALL B. TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1839.
vii. MARY ANN TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1843.
viii. MARTHA TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1845.
ix. JOHN TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1847.
x. REBECCA TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1848.
xi. JACOB TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1849.


15. ALFRED3 TAYLOR (JAMES DAVIS2, WILLIAM1)29 was born Abt. 1805 in North Carolina, and died Unknown. He married SARAHANN. She was born Abt. 1811 in South Carolina, and died Unknown.

Children of ALFRED TAYLOR and SARAHANN are:

i. JAMES4 TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1836.
ii. DAIVD TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1838.
iii. POLLY TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1841.
iv. GEORGE TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1847.


16. WILLIAM3 TAYLOR (JAMES DAVIS2, WILLIAM1)29 was born Abt. 1826 in Alabama, and died Unknown. He married MARY. She was born Abt. 1829 in Georgia, and died Unknown.

Child of WILLIAM TAYLOR and MARY is:

i. JAMES4 TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1849, Alabama; d. Unknown.



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21. WINDAL WILLIAM4 TAYLOR (JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)32 was born 16 September 1840 in Rose Hill, Covington County,Alabama, and died 27 October 1925 in Florala, Alabama and buried in the Feagin Cemetery Rose Hill, Alabama. He married (1) MATILDA ANN JONES32 13 January 1861 in Matilda's father home Covington County,Alabama, daughter of JOHN JONES and ELIZA DAUPHINE. She was born 05 February 1845 in Covington County,Alabama, and died 31 October 1889 in Alabama and buried in the Feagin Cemetery Rose Hill, Alabama. He married (2) NANCY ANN WIGGINS 11 January 1890 in By Judge Rice. She was born 05 August 1852, and died 14 June 1922 in Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Pilgram Rest Cemetery.

Notes for WINDAL WILLIAM TAYLOR:
Windal William Taylor 1840-1925, a Farmer and a Miller, was born in Searight, Alabama in 1840. He moved across the Conecuh River with his father John Arnett Taylor to Rose Hill. He always worked hard, was kind hearted, liberal and generous and never accumulated much of this world's goods. He was conservative and reserved regarding public matters, and was a member of the Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church Dozier, Alabama. In the civil war he served as a private in Company B 18th Alabama Infantry Regt., O. A. Stringer, Captian and J.G. Holzclaw, Colonel ( enlisted Auburn, Lee Co., Alabama August 14,1861 ). He spent the first few months on the coast at Mobile and fought with General Hood all the way down to Atlanta in front of Sherman, and back to Tennessee, and on the retreat to Mississippi, and at Fort Blakely and Spanish Fort, where General Hood surrendered, in the spring of 1865. He was not wounded nor captured until the final surrender, and saw nearly four years of hard service. After the war, he resumed farming and milling and purchased the grain mill from his father. He owned over 400 acres of land. He served as a county commissioner for 10 years (1887-1888). He was a member of Pilgram Rest Primitive Baptist Church Dozier, Alabama. He was founder of "Taylor School House" near Rose Hill, Alabama. He was named for his grandfather Windal of North Carolina. Windal's house, a large house still stands today, Jan. 22, 2000) on Taylor Road in Rose Hill, Alabama. The house is owned by a Mrs. Ellen Hearn of Andalusia, Alabama. A successful farmer, miller and blacksmith. He owned 400 acres of land.

From the Archives Montgomery, Alabama: Pvt. Co. B 18th, Pension #11175, Enlisted at Auburn, Lee Co., Alabama. Discharged May 1865. Witness JN Ward, MB Powell. File 3 Drawer K.

From Bible Records transcribed by Idalyn McGill Stinson (Great Granddaughter ) Marriage Certificate Married at Matilda father home by Rev. Daniel Dozier. Death certificate #21360 place of death Florala, Alabama.

The Covington County News, October 29 1925, William Wendal Taylor, September 16 1840-October 27 1925: Wendall W. Taylor Dies At Age Of 85

Wendall W. Taylor, well know resident of this county died at the of his daughter, Mrs. W. D. Caton in Florala, at 6p.m., Oct 27. Mr. Taylor was born in the State of Georgia but moved to this county when only a small boy ( this is wrong as he was born in Rose Hill, Alabama). He served as a soldier during the entire Civil War under General Joseph E. Johnson. After the war, he returned to the old home place near Rose Hill where he reared a large family. He was the father of eleven children by his first wife who died thirty- seven ago. He afterward married again and was the father of two more children. All of the children are living with the exception of two. He is survived by five sons and six daughters: J.W. Taylor, Gadsden; A.T. Taylor, Gadsden; W.W. Taylor, Florala; J.M. Taylor, Andalusia; H.C. Taylor, Andalusia; Mrs. J.T. Hardage, Opp; Mrs. Jim Dunn, Brantley; Mrs. John Rozier, Crestview, Fla; Mrs. Wade Johns, Andalusia, Route A; He is also survived by a brother, John T. Taylor, of Rose Hill. Funeral services were conducted at the Feagin Cemetery near Rose Hill, where he was laid to rest at 2p.m.

Florala News October 29 1925: W.W. Taylor, SR Dies Here Tuesday.

W.W. Taylor, SR., aged father of W.W. Taylor of this city, died at the home of N.A. Caton, about two miles east of the city, Tuesday. He was carried to Rose Hill, Alabama, his old home, for burial. Beside his son, W.W. Taylor. He is survived by two other sons, J.M. and Hugh, of Andalusia and one Daughter, Mrs. N. A. Caton, of Florala.

Notes for NANCY ANN WIGGINS:
Mrs. W.W. Taylor (Nancy Ann Wiggins) Florala News June 15 1922
Mrs. W.W. and H.C. Taylor and Mrs. W. D. Caton were called to the funeral of their mother Mrs. W.W. Taylor, Sr. of Rose Hill yesterday. The death of Mrs. Taylor was no surprise to those that knew her condition. She had been In failing health for many months, growing weaker and weaker until the end came early Wednesday morning. Mrs. Taylor was about 70 years of age and was a member of the Primitive Baptist church for 35 years. Her body was laid to rest at 4-o, clock p.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill where it shall await the Resurrection Morning.

Children of WINDAL TAYLOR and MATILDA JONES are:

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i. HUGH CLAUD5 TAYLOR, b. 13 August 1883, Searight, Alabama; d. 08 June 1936, Andalusia, Alabama and buried in the Goodhope Cemetery Searight, Alabama.

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ii. JOHN WASHINGTON TAYLOR, b. 12 March 1866, Rose Hill, Alabama; d. 28 April 1939, Sarasota, Florida buried in Gadsden, Alabama.

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iii. FLORENCE ELIFAIR TAYLOR, b. 04 September 1868, Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama; d. 10 April 1950, Crestview, Florida and buried in Florala, Alabama.
iv. MARY ELIZABETH TAYLOR33, b. 01 June 1869, Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama; d. 03 December 1929, And buried in the Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Dozier, Alabama; m. JOEL T. HARDAGE33, 10 February 1887, Rose Hill, Alabama34; b. 04 November 1863, Carrollton, Georgia; d. 30 October 1932, And buried in the Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Dozier, Alabama.


Notes for MARY ELIZABETH TAYLOR:
OPP WEEKLY NEWS OPP, ALABAMA THURSDAY DECEMBER 5, 1929: MRS. JOEL T. HARDAGA CALLED BY DEATH

At about six o'clock Tuesday morning the death angel called for Mrs. Joel T. Hardaga, age 60. Mrs. Hardaga had been in declining health for about a year and underwent an operation at Florala last spring. For a while after her operation she was thought to be better but her trouble soon came back on her which meant that her stay here was to be short. Mrs. Hardaga, who was Miss Mary Taylor, daughter of the late Wendell W. Taylor of Rose Hill, was a native of Covington County. She came of one of the county's earliest and best families. Besides her husband, Mrs. Hardaga leaves five brothers and five sisters to morn her going. Her brothers are: John and Lonnie Taylor of Gadsden, Ala.; James M. and Hugh Taylor of Andalusia; and W. W. Taylor of Florala. The sisters are: Mrs. Will Caton, Florala; Mrs. Alice Rozier of Holt Florida; Mrs. Beckie Dunn of near Brantley; Mrs. Gustie Flournoy of Birmingham; and Mrs. Johns of Rose Hill. The funeral services were held at the Pilgrim Rest cemetery near Dozier, a few miles from the old homestead of her father. Tuesday at noon, Dr. Stough of Dothan, of The International Bible Students, of which faith Mrs. Hardaga was a strong believer, conducted the services. A large audience witnessed the last sad rites.

COVINGTON NEWS DECEMBER 5, 1929 PAGE 1 COL. 3 MRS. JOEL HARDAGA DIES AT OPP WED.

A death that will cause genuine regret is that of Mrs. Joel T. Hardaga, which occurred at her home in Opp Wednesday. Mrs. Hardaga was, before her marriage, Miss Taylor, sister of J. M. and Hugh Taylor of Andalusia. Deceased was sixty-two year of age. The remains were interred in the family cemetery at Pilgrim's Rest near Rose Hill Wednesday. The funeral services were conducted by Dr. Stough of Dothan and was largely attended by relatives and friends. Mrs. Hardaga was a Christian lady and had many admiring friends who learn of her death with deep regret.

Notes for JOEL T. HARDAGE:
OPP NEWS WEEKLY NOVEMBER 3, 1932: JOEL T. HARDAGA PASSED AWAY SUNDAY NIGHT 10 O'CLOCK.

Joel Thomas Hardaga of this city passed away suddenly at his home at 10 o'clock Sunday night October 30 shortly before 10 o'clock he awoke his wife struggling for life and passed away a few minutes later before medical aid could be summoned. The cause of his death was failure of the heart. For the last two or three years Mr. Hardaga has been in declining health but was apparently in as good health as usual on Sunday and Sunday night, he having conversed with his wife and friends at his fireside retiring for the night. Mr. Hardaga was one of Opp's most prominent citizens. He was a former County Supt. of Education and Representative in the state legislature. He was born at Corrollton, Georgia, Nov. 4, 1863, is the son of James McKinney and Sarah (Jackson) Hardaga, the former a native of Georgia and a Confederate soldier, serving in Co. I 2nd Georgia Regt., grandson of Aadam and Mariah (Woodall) Hardaga and Jessie and Mary (Brady) Jackson, all residents of Wilkinson County Georgia. Jessie Jackson was a veteran of the Indian Wars and removed to Alabama before his death. The deceased was educated in common schools and the high school of Rutledge in Crenshaw County. He taught school for several years and served five terms as Supt. of Education of Covington County beginning with the year 1892. In the year 1915 he was elected to the state Legislature and served one term. Mr. Hardaga was an untiring worker for the best things in life in both his public and private carreer. He was an arden advocate of prohibition and labored unceasingly in its cause. He was a great believer in temperance in all things and carried out this principle in habits of his daily life. He was a Democrat and held faith of the Bible Students but belonged to no church or secret order. He married on Feb. 10th 1887 near Rose Hill, Ala. to Mary Elizabeth Taylor daughter to Wendell W. and Matilda (Jones) Taylor of that place, who was his faithful and loyal wife until her death on Nov. 3, 1929. On August 5 1930 Mr. Hardaga married his second wife, Mrs. Mattie (Taylor) Colvin, the widow of the late Dr. H.B. Colvin of Qitman, Georgia. Mrs. Hardaga is a first cousin to the deceased's first wife and come from one of the most prominent families in the section. She was a devoted companion and closely guarded the health of her husband. Funeral services was conducted at home by W. J. Stanley and Rev. W. E. Fuller of this place and entermant made at Pilgrims Rest cemetery. Surviving the deceased is his wife and Brother, A. J. Hardaga and a host of relatives.


v. SARAH REBECCA TAYLOR35, b. 10 January 1871, Covington County, Alabama; d. January 1944; m. JAMES DUNN, 01 June 189036.


Notes for SARAH REBECCA TAYLOR:
Sarah Rebecca Taylor Dunn, January 10 1871 January 1944, Crenshaw County Paper

Mrs. Sarah Rebecca (Taylor) Dunn 73 died early Sunday night at her home in Brantley. Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. H. E. Bryan, of Brantley; Mrs. L.C. Dorr, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Bonnie bowers, of Opp; four sons: J.W. Dunn, of Luverne; J.C. Dunn, of Phoenix City Alabama, Albert Dunn, Washington D. C., and H. K. Dunn of Hyattsville, Maryland; three brothers; W.W. Taylor, of Florala; J.M. Taylor, Brandenton, Fla., and Lon (A.T.) Taylor, of Mobile; four sisters: Mrs. Loila Johns, of Laurel, Fla.; Mrs. Florence Caton, of Florala; Mrs. Augusta Flournoy, of Dothan, and Mrs. Alice Rozier, of Milton Fla. Funeral service was held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock for the Bullock Church with the Rev. W.R. Eiland and the Rev. Armstrong, both of Opp, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with Turner Brothers Funeral Home in Charge.

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vi. WILLIAM WENDELL TAYLOR, b. 19 September 1872, Covington Country, Alabama; d. 27 October 1955, Florala, Alabama buried in the Opp City Cemetery, Opp, Alabama.

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vii. JAMES MARION TAYLOR, b. 09 September 1874, Covington County, Alabama; d. 18 December 1946, Aradention, Fla buried in the Magnolia Cenetery, Andalusia, Alabama.

viii. SAMUEL T. TAYLOR, b. 09 November 1876, Covington County, Andalusia, Alabama; d. 12 November 1881, and buried in the Feagin Cemetery Rose Hill, Alabama.

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ix. AUGUSTA ELIZA TAYLOR, b. 26 August 1878, Covington County, Andalusia, Alabama; d. 19 December 1955, Montgomery, Alabama and buried in Memory Hill Cemetery Dothan, Alabama.

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x. ALONZO THOMAS TAYLOR, b. 25 September 1881; d. 08 January 1947, Gadsden, Alabama and buried in the Forrest Cemetery Gadsden, Alabama.

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xi. MATILDA ALICE TAYLOR, b. 07 October 1886, Rose Hill, Alabama; d. 08 September 1966, Alexandria, Louisiana and buried in Greenwood Memorial Park Pineville, Alexandria, Louisiana.


Children of WINDAL TAYLOR and NANCY WIGGINS are:

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xii. VINNIE LEE5 TAYLOR, b. 08 November 1890, Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama; d. 11 November 1918, Buried in Pilgram Rest Cemetery, Dozier, Alabama.

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xiii. LALA IZABELL TAYLOR, b. 23 November 1892, Rose Hill Covington County, Alabama; d. January 1986, Laurel Hill, Okaloosa County, Fl. buried in the Almarante Cemetery, Laurel Hill, Okaloosa County, Fl..

22. ELIZABETH4 TAYLOR (JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1828 in Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama, and died Unknown. She married SAMUEL JAMES RODGERS. He was born Abt. 1820 in North Carolina, and died Unknown.

Children of ELIZABETH TAYLOR and SAMUEL RODGERS are:

i. CAROLINE5 RODGERS37, b. Abt. 1847.
ii. WILLIAM J. RODGERS37, b. Abt. 1849.
iii. MARTHA RODGERS37, b. Unknown.


23. WILLIAM BILLY4 TAYLOR (JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)38 was born 17 September 1831 in Rose Hill, Alabama, and died 29 August 1862 in Canoe, Alabama and buried in the Feagin Cemetery Rose Hill, Alabama. He married ELIZABETH M. CARTER Abt. 1852, daughter of JACKSON CARTER and WINNEYFORD SASSER. She was born 31 March 1830, and died 17 November 1912 in Unknown and buried in the Feagin Cemetery Rose Hill, Alabama.

Children of WILLIAM TAYLOR and ELIZABETH CARTER are:

i. MARY ELMIRA (BABE)5 TAYLOR, b. 15 January 1853, Covington County, Alabama; d. 08 September 1922, Volga, Huston, Texas; m. EDMOND MORGAN (BUD) HARRELSON, 1870, Andalusia, Alabama.
ii. JOHN JASPER TAYLOR, JR., b. 16 February 1855, Andalusia , Alabama; d. Unknown; m. ZANNIE A. JOHNS, 1872.
iii. JACKSON WASHINGTON JR. TAYLOR, b. 04 August 1857; d. 02 February 1859.

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iv. WILLIAM WENDELL TAYLOR, b. 06 November 1860, Rose Hill, Alabama; d. 17 March 1945, Andalusia, Alabama and buried in the Pilgram's Cemetery, Dozier, Alabama.

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v. WINNA JANE REBECCA TAYLOR, b. 23 February 1862, Andalusia , Alabama; d. Unknown.


24. MARY ELIZABETH4 TAYLOR (JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)39 was born 18 January 1838 in Covington County, Rose Hill, Alabama, and died 10 June 1925 in Excel, Alabama and buried in Church of Shiloh Cemetery Frico City, Alabama40. She married ALLEN DRISKELL41 09 October 1856 in Covington, County, Alabama, son of ALLEN DRISKELL and PRESEBY WREN. He was born 04 September 1838 in Lowndes County, Alabama, and died 28 December 1914 in Monroe, Alabama and buried in Church of Shiloh Cemetery Frico City, Alabama42.

Notes for ALLEN DRISKELL:
Served as a Private Co. B 18th Alabama Inf, CSA having enlisted 26 July 1861 and discharged May 1865.

Children of MARY TAYLOR and ALLEN DRISKELL are:

i. WILLIAM5 DRISKELL, b. Abt. 1858.
ii. WINDELL D. DRISKELL, b. Abt. 1860.
iii. SARAH ELIZABETH DRISKELL, b. Abt. 1861.
iv. ALLEN PRESTON DRISKELL, b. 29 October 1863, Rose Hill Covington County, Alabama; d. Unknown.
v. REBECCA FAIRBIE DRISKELL, b. Abt. 1865.
vi. MARY C. DRISKELL, b. Abt. 1867.
vii. MATILDA DRISKELL, b. Abt. 1868.
viii. MARTHA JANE DRISKELL, b. Abt. 1869.
ix. AMANDA DRISKELL, b. Abt. 1870.


25. JOHN JEPTHA4 TAYLOR (JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)43 was born 08 July 1847 in Covington County, Alabama, and died 09 December 1925 in Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Pilgram Rest Cemetery. He married ALMIRA EMILY CARTER43. She was born 10 June 1846 in Covington County, Alabama, and died 01 October 1910 in Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Pilgram Rest Cemetery.

Notes for JOHN JEPTHA TAYLOR:
Archives Montgomery, Alabama: Pvt. Co. B 18th Ala Inf Reg. Enlisted at Andalusia, Al July 1864. born Rose Hill Covington County, Alabama. Paroled at Meridian, Miss May 1865. Census Tax Collector, Covington County, Alabama 1907-08

Covington News Dec. 10, 1925
Rose Hill Citizen expires Wed. Mr. John J. Taylor, a highly regarded citizen of the Rose Hill community died at 6 O'clock yesterday evening and will be buried Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, near Dozier at 2 O'clock in the afternoon today. He is the father of J. Merrill of this city.

Children of JOHN TAYLOR and ALMIRA CARTER are:

i. L. W.5 TAYLOR43, b. 06 April 1876, Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama; d. 14 November 1914, And buried in the Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Dozier, Alabama.

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ii. WILLIAM A. TAYLOR, b. 10 September 1871, Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama; d. 05 February 1943, And buried in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama.

26. JAMES WARREN4 TAYLOR (COUNCIL DAVIS3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)44 was born 23 February 1846 in Alabama, and died 27 December 1906 in and buried in the Goodhope Cemetery Searight, Alabama. He married MENERVIA GODWIN45 30 January 1873, daughter of JOHN GODWIN and RHODA MITCHELL. She was born 20 May 1850 in Crenshaw County, Alabama, and died 26 August 1895 in and buried in the Goodhope Cemetery Searight, Alabama.

Children of JAMES TAYLOR and MENERVIA GODWIN are:

i. SARAH REBECCA5 TAYLOR, b. 20 March 1874; d. 1957, Opp, Alabama Rt. 2 and buried in Valley Grove? Covington County, Alabama; m. SAMPS HUDSON, 1895; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
ii. ELIZABETH COLISTA TAYLOR, b. 30 April 1875; d. 11 March 1938, Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Mount Gilead Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama; m. HENRY THOMAS CARTER, 1895; b. 25 May 1874; d. 10 April 1937, Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Mount Gilead Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama.

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iii. WILLIAM JOHN TAYLOR, b. 06 July 1876, Covington County, Alabama; d. 03 January 1948, Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Bethel Baptist Cemetery Bibbie, Alabama.

iv. ZILPHA LEE TAYLOR, b. 18 March 1878; d. 15 January 1937, Covington County, Alabama; m. RICHARD KIRKLAND, 17 July 1902, Covington, County, Alabama.
v. EMMA LOU TAYLOR, b. 08 November 1879; d. 04 January 1970, Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Smith Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama.
vi. DANIEL D. TAYLOR, b. 10 October 1880; d. 11 October 1880, Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Goodhope Cemetery, Covington County , Alabama.
vii. ELLA FARE LAVADA TAYLOR, b. 11 September 1882; d. 30 March 1962, Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Bethel Cemetery, Covington County Babbie, Alabama; m. JAMES B. SHORT, 1907; b. 16 October 1877, Alabama; d. 24 January 1964, Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Bethel Cemetery, Covington County Babbie, Alabama.
viii. SUSAN ARCEDIS TAYLOR, b. 14 March 1885; d. 1979; m. WALTER F. WIGGINS, 06 October 1907, Covington, County, Alabama; b. December 1876, Covington County, Alabama; d. Unknown.
ix. OLEN ISSAC TAYLOR, b. 21 December 1888; d. 15 May 1938, and was buried Cedar Grove Church of Christ Cemetery Covington, County, Alabama; m. MAMIE JOHNSON, 25 January 1912, Covington, County, Alabama; b. 1893; d. 1970, Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Cedar Grove Church of Christ Cemetery, Covington County , Alabama.


27. WILLIAM WENDELL4 TAYLOR (COUNCIL DAVIS3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1) was born 14 February 1851 in Searight, Alabama, and died 26 November 1930 in unknown and buried in the Goodhope Cemetery Searight, Alabama. He married MARY STUCKEY. She was born 30 May 1861, and died 29 August 1933 in unknown and buried in the Goodhope Cemetery Searight, Alabama.

Child of WILLIAM TAYLOR and MARY STUCKEY is:

i. WILLIAM L.5 TAYLOR, b. 13 September 1890; d. 23 December 1972, Goodhope Cemetery Searight, Alabama.


Notes for WILLIAM L. TAYLOR:
PFC Co. A 106 Engineers WW I

28. JOHN HENRY4 TAYLOR (JAMES E.3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1858 in Texas, and died 1937 in Texas. He married MARY JEANETTE MCWILLIAMS. She was born 1861 in Texas, and died 1940 in Texas.

Child of JOHN TAYLOR and MARY MCWILLIAMS is:

47.

i. CHARLES DOUGLES5 TAYLOR, b. 1886, Texas; d. 1962, Texas.


29. CALVIN4 TAYLOR (ISAAC3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)46 was born Unknown, and died Unknown. He married NOBLE. She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

Children of CALVIN TAYLOR and NOBLE are:

i. JAMES5 TAYLOR, b. Unknown.
ii. DICK TAYLOR, b. Unknown.


30. FURNEY GRIFFIN4 TAYLOR (JACOB3, JAMES DAVIS2, WILLIAM1) was born 02 April 1831 in Crenshaw County, Alabama, and died 12 February 1897 in Crenshaw County, Alabama and buried in the Mt. Ida Cemetery. He married (1) MARY LOUISE ELIZABETH BRUNSON 07 February 1855, daughter of BENJAMIN BRUNSON and MARTHA. She was born Abt. 1837 in Pike county, Alabama, and died 1875 in Crenshaw County, Alabama and buried in the old Davidson Family Cemetery. He married (2) MARGARET LOU BRUNSON 28 November 1875. She was born 1843, and died 1877 in Texas. He married (3) PONIE PORTER DELOACH Unknown.

Children of FURNEY TAYLOR and MARY BRUNSON are:

i. MARY ANN LOUISE5 TAYLOR, b. 05 December 1856.
ii. JACOB BENJAMIN TAYLOR, b. 25 March 1858.
iii. JAMES THOMAS TAYLOR, b. 1859.
iv. W. B. TAYLOR, b. 11 November 1861; d. young.
v. FURNEY GRIFFIN TAYLOR, JR., b. 02 October 1864; d. young.
vi. JOHN HENRY TAYLOR, b. 22 April 1866.
vii. ALBERT JOSEPH TAYLOR47, b. 18 February 1868; d. 23 May 1946, And buried in the Sasser Church Of Christ; m. ADDIE ELIZABETH SASSER; b. 28 February 1874; d. 11 June 1954, And buried in the Sasser Church Of Christ.
viii. IRIANIA A. TAYLOR, b. 1871.
ix. GEORGE HUNTER TAYLOR, b. 12 May 1872.
x. ENOCH MARVIN TAYLOR, b. 03 January 1875.


Child of FURNEY TAYLOR and MARGARET BRUNSON is:

xi. IZORA5 TAYLOR, b. 1877.



Generation No. 5

33. HUGH CLAUD5 TAYLOR (WINDAL WILLIAM4, JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)50,51 was born 13 August 1883 in Searight, Alabama, and died 08 June 1936 in Andalusia, Alabama and buried in the Goodhope Cemetery Searight, Alabama. He married MAMIE VIRGINIA RAINER 08 March 1902 in Alabama, daughter of JAMES RAINER and CLARA INGRAM. She was born 18 July 1885 in Covington County, Alabama, and died 08 October 1955 in Andalusia, Alabama and buried in the Goodhope Cemetery Searight, Alabama.

Notes for HUGH CLAUD TAYLOR:
Lived in Searight, Alabama with his wife and 5 children. He had great skill as a mechanic and drill the first flowing well in Searight which he piped water into other homes. He moved to Florala, Alabama around 1915 and then moved to Andalusia around 1925 where he built and operated a grain mill and Auto repair shop. His son Bert worked with him in this business. He operator the repair shop till his death in 1936. (Certificate of Death list full name Claud Hugh Taylor)

OBITUARY ANDALUSIA STAR JUNE 11, 1936, THURSDAY--HUGH C. TAYLOR DIES OF WOUNDS SELF-INFLECTED--FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT GOODHOPE CEMETERY

Andalusia was shocked and saddened Monday morning by the news of the death of Hugh C. Taylor aged 50 who died at two-thirty Monday morning of self-inflected wounds. Funeral Services were held Tuesday afternoon a four o'clock at the Goodhope cemetery near Searight. Dr. A.J. Cook, pastor of the Baptist church officiating. A quartette composed of Mrs. E.W. Grant, Miss Irene Faulkenbery, Mr. J.A. Thompson, Mr. Hill Guy sang "Have Thine Own Way" and "God Will Take Care Of You". Surviving are the widow: three daughters, Mrs John Mosely, Sharon, Pa.: Mrs. R. E. Cook, Newton and Miss Willene Taylor, Andalusia: two sons Bob and Bert Taylor of Andalusia: six sisters, Mrs. John Rozier, Jay, Fla., Mrs. Florence Flournoy, Andalusia, Mrs. Becky Dunn, Opp: Mrs. Gusta Flournoy, Birmingham: Mrs. Wade Johns, Florala and Mrs. A. A. Harris, dozier: four brothers A. T. Selma, J. W. Gadsen: W. W. Florala and J. M. of Andaulsia. The pallbearers were: Robert Givens, Charles Knight, Charles Pelham, Willie Turner, James Prestwood and Fay Caton. Mr. Taylor was born at Rose Hill and lived the greater part of his life in this county. He was engaged in the garage business and had the reputation of being one of the best mechanic in this section. He was genial and accommodating and had many friends to whom his death brought sorrow. Arrangements by Patrick.


COVINGTON NEWS JUNE 11 1936 THURSDAY FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HUGH C TAYLOR HELD AT GOOD HOPE
WELL- KNOW ANDALUSIA MAN TAKES ON LIFE AT HOME MONDAY MORNING

Hugh C Taylor, 50 well know and prominent citizen of Andalusia died by his own hand early Monday morning when shot himself twice with a shot gun at his home in Jackson Heights. The first shot awakened his family and his son, Bob immediately ran to his side and lifted him in a chair, and ran to the telephone a few feet away. While trying to telephone for the doctor he heard a noise and turning around saw his father put the gun to his head and pull the trigger, the load kill him instantly. Justice O. M. Martin acting as coroner and a jury rendered a verdict of death by his own hands. The family for this act other than despondency could give no apparent reason over financial worries. This writer has known Hugh Taylor for many years and until four of five years ago he was in good financial circumstances. For the past few years, however, his work has lessened and not being able to maintain financial independence of the sort he had always been used to, no doubt was the reason for his losing all hope. No other motive could possibly be advance. Surviving him are his widow, two sons, Bert and Bob of Andalusia, three daughters, Willene, Andalusia; Mrs. John Mosley, Sharon Pa.; Mrs. R. E. Cook, Newton Ala; four brothers, A.T. of Selma, J.W. of Gadsden, W.W. of Florala, and J.M. of Andalusia; six sisters, Mrs. John Rozier, of Jay Fla., Mrs. Florence Flournoy, Andalusia, Mrs. Becky Dunn, Opp, Mrs. Gusta Flournoy, Birmingham, Mrs. Wade Johns of Florala and Mrs. A. A. Harris of Dozier.Funeral services were held from Good Hope Church Tuesday Afternoon and were conducted by Dr. J.A. Cook, pastor of the First Baptist church of Andalusia. A quartet composed of Mrs. Eugene Grant, Miss Irene Faulkenberry, Mr., and J. A. Thompson and Mr. J. H. Guy sang, " God will take care of you." And " Have Thine Own Way Lord."Interment was made in the Goodhope cemetery amid a profusion of beautiful flowers. Active pall were Robert Givens, Charles Knight, Charles Pelham, Willie Turner, James Prestwood and Fay Caton. Arrangements by Patrick

OPP NEWS JUNE 1936 HUGH C. TAYLOR DIES AT HOME

Hugh C. Taylor, prominent Andalusia mechanic, died at his home Monday morning, June 8, at 2:30 (AM) from self inflicted gun shot wounds in his head. Funeral services were held Tuesday June 9. Dr. Jesse A. Cook officiating with interment at Good Hope Cemetery. Mr. Taylor, who was 50 years old, was born at Rose Hill. Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. John Mosley, Sharon, Penn. Mrs. R. E. Cook, Newton, Alabama, Miss Willene Taylor, Andalusia and two sons, Bob and Bert Taylor both of Andaulsia, four brothers, A. T. Taylor of Selma, J. W. Taylor of Gadsden, W. W. Taylor of Florala and J. M. Taylor of Andalusia, six sisters, Mrs. John Rozier of Jay, Fla., Mrs. Florence Flournoy of Andalusia, Mrs. Bonnie Bowers of Opp, Mrs. Augusta Flournoy of Birmingham, Mrs. Wade Johns of Florala and Mrs. A. A. Harris of Dozier. Active pallbearers were Robert Givens, Charles Knight, Charles Prestwood and Foy Caton.

Notes for MAMIE VIRGINIA RAINER:
Andalusia Star News Thursday Afternoon October 6, 1955
Taylor Funeral Held On Tuesday
Mother of Official At the Alatex Buried At Goodhope Cemetery Mrs. Mamie Taylor 70 died on Monday morning in an Andalusia hospital following and illness of several months. She was the mother of Bob Taylor, Alatex Executive. A native of Covington County Mrs. Taylor was the former Mamie Rainer. She came to Andalusia from Florala in 1925 with her husband the late Hugh C. Taylor who died 17 years ago. Mr. Taylor was in the automotive repair business in Andaulusia. Mrs. Taylor is survived in Andalusia by two sons, J. R. Bob Taylor and S. B. Bert Taylor of Andalusia; three daughters, Mrs. John Mosley of Greenville, S. C. Mrs. Emmett Cook Dothan and Mrs. Jack R. Finn Ft. Benning; two brothers J. F. Ranier, Gordo, Ala. and R. E. Rainer Savannah, Ga; one sister Mrs. C. C. Anderson West Palm Beach, Fla. 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon from the First Methodist Church in Andalusia with the Rev. Powers McLeod officiating. Burial was in the Goodhope Cemetery near Searight. Rainer Funeral Home of Opp was in charge of arrangements.

Children of HUGH TAYLOR and MAMIE RAINER are:

i. JAMES ROBERT6 TAYLOR52, b. 14 January 1914, Searight, Alabama; d. 03 September 1985, Andalusia, Alabama and buried in the Goodhope Cemetery Searight, Alabama; m. (1) VONCILE ODOM53, 19 November 1936, Andalusia, Alabama; b. 28 May 1915, Sanford, Alabama; m. (2) MILDRED HALL BARTON, 16 August 1954, Andalusia, Alabama; b. 13 November 1925, Near Andalusia, Alabama; d. 14 January 1973, Andalusia, Alabama; m. (3) STELLA BROOKS EDDINS, 23 December 1972, Andalausia, Alabama; b. 08 April 1933, Covington County Alabama.


Notes for JAMES ROBERT TAYLOR:
In 1932 at age of 18 he begin working in the shipping department of The Alatex, Inc.( Alabama Textile Mills) in Andalusia, Alabama. From 1940-1945 he served on active duty in the US Army during WWII. He was the Battery Commander of The IST 117th Field Artillery, Andalusia, Alabama National Guard and called to active duty during World War II 1940-1945. His overseas duty was in the Pacific. He returned from Active Duty and became the Manager of the Alatex in Troy and Enterprise Plants. He became the Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Battalion 117th Field Artillery, Andalusia, Alabama National Guard. He was again called to Active Duty during the Korean War, 1951-9152. Returning he was made Assistant Executive Vice President of Manufacturing with The Alatex, Inc.( Alabama Textile Mills) in Andalusia, Alabama. In 1963 he was made Vice President of Manufacturing and was in charge of production manufacturing in the nine plants operated by the Alatex, Inc. In 1971 he was made Vice President of Corporate Security and Plant engineering. He served on the Advisory Board of The Alabama Security Safety Council. And after 43 years of service he retired as an Executive of The Alatex, Inc.( Alabama Textile Mills). He was the Post Commander of The American Legion Post #80 and Senior Vice Commander of The Veterans of Foreign Wars in Andalusia, Alabama. He was the Troop Leader of Boy Scout Troop No. 46 Andalusia, Alabama. He was baptized and joined Calvary Baptist Church Andalusia, Alabama December 31, 1978. He than became the Sunday School Teacher for the Adult Men's Class, Calvary Baptist Church and was made a Trustee of Calvary Baptist Church and Covington Baptist Association. He is buried along side of his parents in the Goodhope Cemetery, Searight, Alabama.

Notes for VONCILE ODOM:
Weighed between 2 1/2 and 3 pounds at birth. Auburn brown hair and hazel eyes. Mother noted that she and daddy got married in January 1936 but didn't tell anyone until latter that year. They didn't live together until after Hugh's death. She moved into the Taylor house on Simmons Street and lived there with Dad and Grandmother.


ii. BLANCHE ELOSIE TAYLOR54, b. 25 June 1904, Searight, Alabama; d. 1998, Colorado Springs, Colorado; m. (1) CECIL SIMIN RAWLS, 26 May 1922, De Funiak Springs, Florida; b. 04 March 1903, Gantt, Alabama; d. 14 January 1923, Alabama; m. (2) JOHN ERSKIN MOSLEY, 22 September 1924, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; b. 24 July 1900, Birmingham, Alabama; d. 24 August 1981, Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Notes for BLANCHE ELOSIE TAYLOR:
THESES ARTICLES COME FROM THE FLORALA NEWSPAPER, FLORALA, ALABAMA. THE YEARS ARE 1915 THROUGH 1925.
September 2 1920
Miss Eloise and Clara Taylor left Monday for Brewton where they will enter the Downing Industrail School. They were accompanied by their mother, Mrs. H.C. Taylor.

The Dowing-Shofner Institute, a private school for girls, Began in 1904. It was organized by Reverend J. M. Shofner, a Methodist minister and Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Downing I. It was incorporated on August 1, 1906. The school's land comprised over 200 acres with several brick buildings. The old Joshua Jordan residence, known as the Brewton House, which was built of logs from the old fort, was repaired for the residence of E. M. Brewton Sr., overseer of the school's agricultural program. In the early years of its operation, the girls wore blue and white uniforms so that none would feel inferior because of their inability to dress as well as someone else.


iii. CLARA ELLIS TAYLOR54, b. 22 January 1906, Covington County, Andalusia, Alabama; d. 18 September 1985, Dothan, Alabama; m. ROBERT EMMETT COOK, 06 January 1924; b. 06 January 1904, Alabama; d. 27 July 1989, Dothan, Alabama.


Notes for CLARA ELLIS TAYLOR:
THESES ARTICLES COME FROM THE FLORALA NEWSPAPER, FLORALA, ALABAMA. THE YEARS ARE 1915 THROUGH 1925.

September 2 1920 Miss Eloise and Clara Taylor left Monday for Brewton where they will enter the Downing Industrail School. They were accompanied by their mother, Mrs. H.C. Taylor.

The Dowing-Shofner Institute, a private school for girls, Began in 1904. It was organized by Reverend J. M. Shofner, a Methodist minister and Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Downing I. It was incorporated on August 1, 1906. The school's land comprised over 200 acres with several brick buildings. The old Joshua Jordan residence, known as the Brewton House, which was built of logs from the old fort, was repaired for the residence of E. M. Brewton Sr., overseer of the school's agricultural program. In the early years of its operation, the girls wore blue and white uniforms so that none would feel inferior because of their inability to dress as well as someone else.


iv. SAMUEL BERTRAM TAYLOR, b. 22 July 1907, Andalausia, Alabama; d. 28 April 1959, Andalusia, Alabama and buried in the Goodhope Cemetery Searight, Alabama; m. (1) ARNETTE GRANT, 01 May 1932; b. 22 July 1907, Brooklyn, Alabama; m. (2) MARY ALEXANDER, 16 December 1945; b. 14 May 1924, Brooklyn, Alabama; d. 23 October 1990, Andalusia, Alabama and buried in the Goodhope Cemetery Searight, Alabama.


Notes for SAMUEL BERTRAM TAYLOR:
ANDALUSIA STAR Tribute Paid Bert Taylor Auto Mechanic was Brother of Bob Taylor; Burial Near Searight
Funeral services for Bert Taylor 51 year old auto mechanic who died at his home early Tuesday morning were held Wednesday afternoon from the residence. Taylor a brother of James R. (Bob) Taylor, Alatex executive has been in declining health for the past 12 months. Widely known in automobile circles, Taylor had operated his own garage for the past five years. Early in his career as a mechanic, Taylor was connected with numerous automobile agencies in Andalusia, including J. M. Merrill & Sons, Count Darling, Andalusia Motor Company and The old Andalusia Equipment Co. A native of Andaulsia, Taylor was reared in Florala and at Searight. He attended Florala schools before coming coming to Andalusia to engage in the auto mechanic trade. He was a Methodist. Rev. Cecil Brady officiated at the final rites. Burial was at Good Hope cemetery near Searight with Foreman's (Funeral Home, Andalusia, Alabama) in charge of arrangements. Surviving in addition to his brother are his wife Mary Alexander a native of Brooklyn, Ala.; one son Samuel Hugene Taylor of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and three sisters Mrs. John Mosley of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. R. E. Cook of Dothan, Ala. and Mrs. Jack R. Finn of Fort Benning, Georgia


v. MARGERITE TAYLOR, b. 04 February 1908, Covington County, Alabama; d. 08 September 1910, Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Goodhope Cemetery Searight, Alabama.
vi. WILLENE VIRGINIA, b. 29 July 1913, Searight, Alabama; d. 15 January 1982, Dothan, Alabama; m. JACK ROMER FINN, 30 August 1942; b. 05 November 1914; d. 06 November 1988, Dothan, Alabama.


34. JOHN WASHINGTON5 TAYLOR (WINDAL WILLIAM4, JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)55 was born 12 March 1866 in Rose Hill, Alabama, and died 28 April 1939 in Sarasota, Florida buried in Gadsden, Alabama56. He married LALA MONTEZ WHITE 24 August 1893 in Troy, Pike County, Alabama57, daughter of ALBERT WHITE and EDNA MONTEZ. She was born 31 August 1873 in Columbus, Georgia, and died 22 April 1954 in Albertville, Alabama.

Notes for JOHN WASHINGTON TAYLOR:
John Washington was first a school teacher, jeweler, photographer and finally optometrist. He was first a photographer at Troy, Alabama then moved to Columbus, Georgia married Lola White, moved to Gadsden, Alabama went into jewelry business as well as optical business. Later discontinued the optical and jewelry connection and specialized in optometry. Fitting and producing glasses. About 1936 moved to Sarasota, Florida on account of his health and died there in 1939.

Dr. John Washington Taylor was born near Rose Hill in what is now Covington County, Alabama on March 12, 1866, the First child of Windal W. and Matilda Ann Jones Taylor. Like his father before him, he was a person of exceptional Mental ability and could repair anything. He was musically talented, playing the violin. In his early years of adulthood, he traveled as an itinerant photographer. Going into a town he would set up on the town square and make portraits for local residents. While working in Troy, Alabama, he obtained a room at a boarding house run by Mrs. Edna White whose husband Albert N. worked for the railroad. During his stay in Troy, a courtship developed between John and the White's daughter, Lola. J. W. Taylor and Lola Montez White were married on August 24, 1893 at Troy, Pike County, Alabama where they initially made their home. Their first child, Agnes, was born there on October 11, 1894. Sometime afterward they moved to Columbia, Alabama where their second child, Wendell, was born on June 16, 1898. During this time, J. W. studied optometry by correspondence and received a degree from The Philadelphia Optical College. He later traveled to Chicago for further study while Lola and the two children stayed with her parents who had moved to Birmingham, Alabama. In 1900 J. W. moved his family to Gadsden, Alabama and opened a jewelry and optometry business. He hired an itinerant jeweler by the name of Hoffman to help with jewelry repair while he concentrated on optometry Later he sold the jewelry part of the business to Mr. Hoffman. While in Gadsden, J. W. and Lola had four more children, Mary Linina, born August 15, 1902; Elizabeth, horn November 6, 1905; Lola, born June 12, 1909 but living only ii months; and John, born May 2, 1915. In 1906, Dr. Taylor installed equipment for grinding lenses becoming the first in that part of the state to manufacture as well as fit glasses. His son Wendell, after graduating from the Illinois College of Optometry, joined him in the business. His brother Lonnie (Alonzo Thomas Taylor) was also a jeweler and optometrist and operated his own business in Gadsden. Lonnie served as a City Alderman in Gadsden for a number of years and died there in 1947. John and Lola Taylor and all their children were active members of First Baptist Church of Gadsden. In later years, Lola developed problems with asthma and doctors recommended a milder climate. John, who had also had health problems, turned the optometry business over to his son Wendell in 1936 and he and Lola moved to Sarasota, Florida where he opened an optometry practice. J. W. died in Sarasota, Florida on August 24, 1939 at the age of 73. Lola lived in Sarasota for a number of years after the death of J. W. and then moved back to Alabama. She was living with her daughter Mary Emma in Albertville when she died on April 22, 1954.

Children of JOHN TAYLOR and LALA WHITE are:

i. AGNES MARGARET6 TAYLOR, b. 11 October 1894, Troy, Alabama; d. 02 January 1974; m. TOM LARKIN, 1926, Miami, Florida; d. 2000.


Notes for AGNES MARGARET TAYLOR:
Agnes Margaret Taylor was born October 11, 1894 at Troy, Alabama. Agnes studied nursing in Birmingham and became a registered nurse. She married Tom Larkin in 1926 in Miami, Florida. They had one daughter, Mary Margaret. Agnes and Tom divorced and she never remarried. Agnes worked as a nurse at various hospitals in Florida and also worked for a time as a public health nurse. After retirement, Agnes moved to Albertville, Alabama where her sister Mary Emma Thompson lived.

Agnes Taylor Larkin, 79, of Albertville died Friday February. 1 at Boaz-Albertville Hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday, February. 3 from the Forrest Cemetery (grave side services) with the Rev. Clinton Wood officiating. Burial followed in the Forrest cemetery with Adams Brown Service Funeral Home directing. Survivors include: one daughter: Mary Margaret Sines of St. Petersburg, Fla., Two grandsons: George Sines II and Bruce Sines of St. Petersburg, Fla. two sisters: Mrs. L. S. Thompson of Albertville, and Mrs. Lance Richbourg of Crestview, Fla., one brother John Taylor of Albertville.


ii. ALBERT WENDELL TAYLOR58, b. 16 June 1898, Columbia, Alabama; d. 03 June 1941; m. VIRGINIA HAY, 03 October 1922; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.


Notes for ALBERT WENDELL TAYLOR:
Albert Wendell Taylor was born June 16, 1898 at Columbia, Alabama. Wendell and Virginia Hay, daughter of David R. Hay of Birmingham, were married October 3, 1922. Wendell and Virginia had one son Albert Wendell, Jr. Wendell graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry and joined his father in the optometry and optician practice in Gadsden. After his parents moved to Sarasota, Florida in 1936, he continued the business until his death. Wendell was a World War I veteran serving in the Rainbow Division for two years in France. He was active in First Baptist Church, the American Legion, and the Elks. He died June 3, 1941.


iii. MARY EMMA TAYLOR, b. 15 August 1902, Gadsden, Alabama; d. 24 January 1988; m. JACK THOMPSON, 28 June 1927; b. Albertville, Alabama; d. 11 April 1992.


Notes for MARY EMMA TAYLOR:
Mary Emma Taylor was born August 15, 1902 at Gadsden, Alabama. She attended Alabama College at Montevallo where she earned her degree. Her first teaching assignment was in Arab, Alabama where she taught Home Economics in the High School. While teaching there, she net Luther Sylvester "Jack" Thompson who was a cashier at the Bank of Arab. Hogan Jackson, the owner of the bank, had sent Jack from Albertville to work in Arab when he was 16 years old. He was elected mayor of Arab by a write in campaign about which he knew nothing. He thought folks were kidding upon being informed that he was the new mayor. Jack left Arab a few years later to enter Howard College at Birmingham. He was in math class one (lay and worked a difficult problem that the teacher could not work. The next day the teacher enlisted him to teach the class for the rest of the term. He decided that if he was smarter than the teachers, he didn't need college. Leaving school, he returned to Albertville where he entered his father's hardware and furniture business. He and Mary Emma, who at this time was teaching in Ohatchee near Gadsden, had continued their courtship. They were married in Gadsden on June 28, 1927. Mary Emma and Jack had two sons, Jack and Jim. Mary E~a taught Home Arts at Albertville High School until her retirement. She was an accomplished artist. Her hand painted ceramic items were coveted and treasured by friends and family. She was an accomplished horticulturist and her law RI, azaleas and rose garden were a show place in Albertville lie. She was active in many civic groups and in First Baptist Church where she designed and contributed a "little white house" which would serve as a model nursery and preschool facility. Jack continued in the furniture and hardware business, was elected to the Marshall County Board of Education, served as a director of the Albertville National Bank, was chairman of the Municipal Utilities Board, treasurer and deacon of First Baptist Church, and numerous other civic activities. Mary Liusna died January 24, 1988 and Jack died April 11, 1992.

Dear Mary Emma, Feb 5 1958
You write about your activates as though you are a driven person whom everyone depends on and who takes responsibilities as she drinks water. Beware my sweet girl as you may have a breakdown. Or perhaps you may as I did develop physical conditions that you can't overcome. Nervous tension, blood pressure and dear knows what else. Then you may be compelled to stop everything. So please slow down. I know there is always one more job for a willing and able person to do but some one else can do it and you aren't as young as you once were. (End of Lecture) I am so glad Jim and Margaret named their boy Wendell because it is such a fine beautiful name for a man and because it carries on the tradition in our family. My grandfather Taylor name was Wendell, my father, your bother's and now this little one. At the same time my sister Rebecca named her first son Wendell and brother Jim named his second grandson Wendell. My grandmother Taylor was named Rebecca and that is where my sister Rebecca mane came from. Jim always thought my parents gave their children good names, good old family names or Biblical names except for me and I was name for a preacher friend. Of course my stepmother did not name her girls as well and I don't know why. I didn't ever like the name Vinnie nor Lola; they never seemed to have any meaning. I hope you have another grandchild by now as John told me Clara excepted one. Perhaps they have a boy. Your town seems to think well of your husband and I sure with reason. You are very fortunate you know. So is John. Write me again soon and tell me all the news. I think I picked out the little grand daughter who won the bicycle. She looks like you.
nbsp;           Lovingly,
sp;            Aunt Alice

June 27, 1958

Dear Mary Emma,
The letter and picture came a day or two ago. Thanks a lot for both. Alice must be indeed pretty if she is more so than the picture shows. Her mouth is lovely as well as her hair. I have a little picture of my mother with me in her lap taken when I was very young not more than a month old or two old say from its looks. It is a tintype and is faded or searched somewhat. I intend to repair the case maybe and give it to you for Alice. My mother (Matilda Taylor) is pretty in it though I was her 11th and last child. She died when I was three of typhoid. Other members of the family who remembered her said Florenee resembled her. I can see a resemblance between her and Mary, my sister, too, but not between her and me although others my see this. Others remembered her in the flesh, which of course I do not. My children seemed to have no sentimental reaction to such things as family pictures. If they had I would give this picture to one of them perhaps. I have had the picture a long while. It was given to me because I had no actual member of my mother. I also have a picture, also a tintype, of my father (Wendell Taylor) taken while he was a confederate soldier in officer uniform though he was not an officer. Probably the photographer furnished the uniform to please soldiers having their picture taken. Or maybe he borrowed it as a prank. He was only about twenty at the time this picture was made perhaps slightly more. He married my mother (Matilda) when she was only fourteen, as I've been told and took her to his mother (Rebecca Taylor) to be taught to keep house and for care while he went to war. She was one of a big family while there were only a few of his brothers and only one sister. The men were all in the army and mother (Matilda) must have been a comfort and company to my grandparents (John and Rebecca Taylor). Also they were better able to support her during those difficult years. Your father was born after the war was over. My father (Wendell Taylor) was in a federal prison in Mobile on Ship Island the later part of the war I don't know for how long. When peace came he was released and though he was starved and sick he walk home perhaps 180 miles along with others in the same condition. When he arrived home his father (John Taylor) had lost most of his possessions except land and a gristmill. He gave father (Wendell) the use and profits of the mill, which were tolls for the grist. Father (Wendell) swapped excess mill for hides of cattle and cured tanned the hides and made shoes for his family and for others in return for other necessary as no one had any money then. In a year or so he had recovered his health to the extent that he could farm the land his father gave him and they survived. When exservice men complain these days I am reminded of his account those days not to the credit of our present day veterans. Of course those were the defeated soldiers of a defeated government and there were no provisions for their rehabilitations. He always considers himself as his father (John) had his land, which he shared, and his gristmill he loaned my father (Wendell). Grandfather (John) had four sons in that war and two came back (John Jepthia and Wendell). I suppose Aunt Mary was at home during the war but I do not know. She may have been already married and away but I have the impression she was younger than father. We have had wind and rain lately and it is damp and muggy this morning. I hope Anges will stay long enough when she comes to visit Elizabeth to come and see me. I saw Elizabeth for a few minutes when Buna May Steels husband died. John has been and still is in a great deal of pain. If fact he is using crutches to walk the last few days to keep some of his weight of his leg, which hurts with situations ??? So patience that he puts me to service. I'm sorry your father in law is so ill and in such a matter. It is so dreadful to have such suffering and so many do. Tell Clara I want her to have a picture all of the little girls together and send me a copy. Or perhaps you can do this.
;              Lovingly,
;              Aunt Alice

August 10, 1960

Dear Mary Emma,

I've had a real treat this afternoon. Elizabeth, Anges, Mary Margaret, and her younger son came to see me. They all looked wonderful. Mary M is a beautiful young woman. I would have recognized her, as I have never seen her but just a few times- She has poise and self-confidence and seems a very capable and industrious young woman. I fell in love with her. Of course I've always loved Anges and Elizabeth and you.They said that you have the picture of my mother when she was young. I had that and one for each of us, her children made over 40 years ago and I am glad at least one of her grand children treasures it. I do not know of anyone else who has kept it. It was with one my father in a beautiful walnut frame about 12 x 14 and I borrowed it from father and had the copies made. I had a tintype of my father in uniform, which was made about the same time as the one of mother, while he was in the Confederate Army. I gave this picture to Buck son who is named for father and has a little son with the same name. He had a copy made of it and bought it to me and as several of his grand children have seen it and liked it and wanted a copy. I wrote Wendell to ask if he could have copies made from that negative and he wrote he could which would cost $4.00 each if we had them made, 6 of them, or $3.00 each if we waited until Dec. when he will have a special price on such. If you would care to have one please just write me and I'll put your name in the pot. I've been sick a great deal this summer because of some medic I'm taking to pacify my skin against sun allergy. It keeps me exausiated all the time but I keep taking it since other the habit some people have of not carrying out a doctor's orders and then complaining that it did no good. It had helped my skin greatly. I have about three more weeks to take it. I intend to send you the picture of y mother with a baby in her arms for little Alice. How ever, I would like to have copy of it and I wonder if you could not get copies made of it there. I can't here. I'd like little Alice to keep the original and pass it on to her children if they should care for it.
John says you have that beautiful picture of your grand mother White. I remember her and thought she was a lovely woman. Write soon. John is fairly well.

;              Lovingly,
p;              Aunt Alice


iv. ELIZABETH BOOKER TAYLOR, b. 06 November 1905; m. LANCE CLAYTON RICHBURG, 11 September 1933; b. Unknown.


Notes for ELIZABETH BOOKER TAYLOR:
Elizabeth Booker Taylor was born November 6, 1905. She graduated from Alabama College at Montevallo and was a school teacher Sometime after graduation, she taught Home Economics for one year at Albertville High School and boarded with Luther S. Thoffipsorirs parents. She and Lance Clayton Richburg were married September 11, 1933. Lance was a professional baseball player for the Boston Braves of the Southern League. After retiring as a player, he managed a minor league team in Nashville, Tennessee. He and 'bus later moved to Crestview, Florida where she taught school and he was elected Superintendent of Education for Opaloosa County. After retirement they enjoyed life on a farm near Crestview. Lance and 'bus had two children, Nancy Beth, and Lance, Jr.


v. LOLA TAYLOR, b. 12 June 1909; d. 21 May 1910, As a child.
vi. JOHN WASHINGTON TAYLOR, b. 02 May 1915; d. 17 May 1997.


Notes for JOHN WASHINGTON TAYLOR:
John Washington Taylor was born May 2, 1915. John never married. He led a very interesting life. At one time or another he was a TV talk show host, a drama writer, a author and illustrator, a paramedic, a speed4eading teacher, a violinist, an elementary school teacher and any number of other pursuits. John was an accomplished musician and in the 30's played violin and was a soloist with the Eddie Duchin band. At one time lie also had his own band. John served as an instructor in an Air Force bombing squadron in Europe following War II. After leaving the Air Force, he enrolled at the University of Tampa arid received a degree in elementary education. He also attended the University of Florida, the University of Nevada, and the university of Alaska. He spent 12 years in Alaska teaching children on the Aleutian peninsula. During this time he compiled and illustrated a book about the children called "Volcano in Our Yard." After leaving Alaska, he taught remedial reading at Claysville School in Marshall County Alabama until he retired. John lived in Guntersville and was active in the Civitan Club and other civic activities. He was a popular speaker and was often introduced as "Alaska John" Taylor. He died May 17, 1997.

35. FLORENCE ELIFAIR5 TAYLOR (WINDAL WILLIAM4, JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)59 was born 04 September 1868 in Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama, and died 10 April 1950 in Crestview, Florida and buried in Florala, Alabama. She married WILLIAM DAVID CATON59 15 July 188860. He was born 29 July 1868 in Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama, and died 12 May 1932 in Florala, Alabama.

Notes for FLORENCE ELIFAIR TAYLOR:
FLORALA NEWS MAY 13, 1950 MRS. CATON DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER IN CRESTVIEW MONDAY.

Mrs. Florence Caton died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Steele in Crestview Monday April 1oth after a short illness. Mrs. Caton was born in Covington County September 4th, 1868. She would have been 83 years of age had she lived until the coming September. Funeral services were held at the McLaughlin Funeral Home in Crestview with the Rev. McDaniel, pastor of the Crestview Baptist Church, the Rev. Williamson. pastor of the First Methodist Church of Crestview and the Rev. H. B. Shepherd pastor of the Florala First Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews of the deceased. Grandsons were James and Verta Caton, of Andalusia and Q. P. Flournoy of Mobile; Nephews were T. C. Taylor of Pensacola and Perkins and Buck Taylor of Andalusia. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. J. W. Flournoy of Florala; Mrs. J. P. and Mrs. J. A. Steele of Crestview and Mrs. C. H. Diamond of Jackson, Miss. ; two sons, W. A. Caton and Noah Caton of Tampa, Fla.; one brother Dr. W. W. Taylor of Florala; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Rozier of Milton, Fla., Mrs. Augusta Flournoy of Dothan, and Mrs. Wade Johns of Florala; twelve grandchildren and 13 great-grand children. Burial was in the Greenwood cemetery, Florala, Alabama.

Notes for WILLIAM DAVID CATON:
FLORALA NEWS MAY 18, 1932 MR. W. D. CATON DIES THURSDAY MAY 12TH

The people of Florala were saddened last Thursday, May 12th, by the passing of one of its good men, Mr. W. D. Caton, who had been in ill health for more than a year. Mr. Caton was a good citizen and esteemed by a wide circle of friends who mourn with the family at their loss. He moved to Florala some 20 years ago from Rose Hill, Ala. and since that time was a successful farmer, establishing his family in a home just a mile north of Florala. Until he was stricken, Mr. Caton was an active member of the Baptist Church and keenly interested in anything that was for the betterment of the community. He was born June 29th, 1868; married to Miss Florence Taylor July 15, 1888. To this union were born eight children, all of whom survive the deceased father. They are as follows: J. R. and W. A. Caton of Andalusia; Mrs. J. P. Steele, Crestview, Fla. , Mrs. J. W. Flournoy, Florala, Mrs. N. H. Ellis, Luvarne, Mrs. J. A. Steele, Munson, Fla., Miss Beatrice Caton, Florala and N. W. Caton, Tampa, Fla. Seven sisters and one brother, al of whom live elsewhere survive. Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Caton home with the Rev. F. G. Hastings of the Methodist Church and The Rev. R. T. McLeod of the Baptist Church, officiating. A quartet composed of Dr. G. G. Putrey, Y. E. Folsom, J. C. Taylor and M. B. Cosby sang beautifully two songs, "Face to Face" and "Sweet Bye and Bye". The pallbearers were his grandsons, Q. P. Flournoy, Florala, James Caton, Bethay, W. A. Caton, Jr., Bob Taylor, all of Andalusia and Billy Taylor of Florala, who is a nephew. A host of grieved friends and relatives gathered to pay a final tribute to this beloved husband and father amid beautiful floral offerings, tenderly laid his to rest in Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Hastings pronounced the benediction at the grave. Out of town relatives attending the funeral were his children and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Taylor, Andalusia; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Caton, Andalusia; Mrs. Bill Campbell, Dixie, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. Joel Hardidge, Opp, Ala. Mrs. John Rozier, Crestview, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Buck Taylor, Andalusia and Mr. and Mrs. Perkins Taylor, Andalusia; Mrs. Burnette Heath, Gant; Mrs. W. J. Merrill and son, Collier Merrill, Andalusia.

Children of FLORENCE TAYLOR and WILLIAM CATON are:

i. JOHN RANSOM6 CATON61, b. 21 June 1889, Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama; d. 08 May 1938, Andalusia, Alabama; m. LENA MAE WHITE, 10 July 1910; b. 23 February 1891, Searight, Alabama; d. 19 May 1968, Andalusia, Alabama.
ii. WILLIAM ALFRED CATON61, b. 10 March 1891; d. Unknown.
iii. EFFIE CATON61, b. 22 September 1892; d. Unknown; m. JOHN P. STEELE; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
iv. BESSIE CATON61, b. 22 September 1892, Rose Hill, Alabama; d. Unknown; m. JOHN WILLIAM FLOURNOY, Unknown; b. 08 May 1882, Rose Hill, Alabama; d. 27 September 1965, Florala, Alabama.
v. RUTH CATON61, b. 23 July 1894; d. Unknown; m. NOLAN ELLIS; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
vi. BUNA MAE CATON61, b. 09 August 1896; d. Unknown; m. JOHN A. STEELE; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
vii. NOAH WENDELL CATON61, b. 23 July 1900; d. Unknown; m. BONNIE LEE POPE62; b. 04 September 1919; d. Unknown.
viii. BEATRICE CATON63, b. 09 October 1902; d. Unknown.


36. WILLIAM WENDELL5 TAYLOR (WINDAL WILLIAM4, JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)64 was born 19 September 1872 in Covington Country, Alabama, and died 27 October 1955 in Florala, Alabama buried in the Opp City Cemetery, Opp, Alabama. He married NINA MCLENDON 20 December 1898 in Rose Hill, Alabama65. She was born 09 September 1881 in Rose Hill, Alabama, and died 20 March 1960 in buried in the Opp City Cemetery, Opp, Alabama.

Notes for WILLIAM WENDELL TAYLOR:
W. W. Taylor, born in Rose Hill in 1872, educated in schools of Troy, Alabama, taking course at the Normal School. In 1907, he entered the jewelry and optical business with his brother J. W. Taylor in Gadsden. In 1909, he moved to Florala, Alabama. For eighteen years, he was a trustee of the Florala Methodist Church. He was a member of the Masonic Order, the W.O.W., Modern Woodmen, Knights of Pytthias, Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. W. W. Taylor, age 83, passed away at his home on East Fifth Avenue Monday evening following a period of ill health. Dr. Taylor had been associated with the professional and business life of the city for 46 years. He and Mrs. Taylor came to Florala from Gadsden, Ala. in 1909, at which time he engaged in the jewelry and watch repair business. His later years were spent performing the services of an optometrist. As a faithful and loyal member of the Florala methodist Church. Dr. Taylor's services to his church over a period of many years bespeaks the character and purpose of his well and useful spent life. He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity. Dr. and Mrs. Taylor observed their 50th wedding anniversary on December 20, 1948. Grave side services were held on Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock from the family plot in the Opp, Ala. cemetery. Rev. F. G. Hastings of Andalusia, a former pastor of the local Methodist Church, officiated. Active pallbearers were: W. E. Smith, Billy Palmer, Billy McDaniel, Irby Jones, Jack McDaniel and Neil Clark. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nina McLendon Taylor; two sons, T. C. Taylor, Pensacola; and W. W. Taylor Jr., Montgomery; one grandson, Carlton Taylor, Pensacola. Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Notes for NINA MCLENDON:
From the Florala Paper March 24, 1960
Mrs. Nian Taylor age 78 passed away at her home on East Fifth Avenue Sunday morning following a long illness. She was the widow of the late Doctor W. W. Taylor. She was a resident of Florala and a very active member of the First Methodist Church for over fifty one years. Mrs. Taylor participated in all church activities and was an active member in community club work until ill health several months ago prevented her from doing so. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock from Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Ennis G. Sellers officiating. Active pallbearers included John C. Evans, Bill McDaniel, William L. Palmer, Davis Wiliamson, Neil P. Clark and Irby Jones. Grave side services were held at three o'clock from Opp City Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements. Survivors are two sons, T.C. Taylor of Pensacola and W. W. Taylor, Jr. of Lockhart; one grandson Carlton B. Taylor of the US Navy. Out of town friend and relatives who attended the funeral services were: From Pensacola, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Clark, Mrs. Hugh Clark, Mrs. J.R. Beard, Mrs. Charles Emery, Mrs. George Gylnquist, Mrs. Perry Shuler, Mrs. C. T. Brown, Mrs. Robert Shore, Mrs. Grady Merritt and Mrs. John DaRold. From Milton, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. John Rozier. From Crestview, Fla. Mrs. and Mrs. Lance Richbourg, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Sullivan, Mrs. W E. Duggan and Mrs. Lillian Heggy. From Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Mrs. Hazel Kirby, Misses Lucile and Mary Harper. From Niceville, Fla. Mrs. Mary Harper. From Montgomery, Ala. Mrs. Wiley Parkman, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Palmer and Mrs. Robert McCreary. From Andalusia, Ala. Mrs. Perkins Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Taylor, J. M. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. William Palmer.

Children of WILLIAM TAYLOR and NINA MCLENDON are:

i. T. C.6 TAYLOR, b. 20 March 1900, Searight, Alabama; d. 18 October 1989, Pensacola, Florida and buried in the Barrances National Cemtery, Pensacola, Florida; m. (1) LUICE CLARK; b. 1901, Pensacola, Florida; d. 18 November 1975, Pensacola, Florida and buried in the Barrances National Cemtery, Pensacola, Florida; m. (2) JULIA; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.


Notes for T. C. TAYLOR:
T.C. Taylor, March 20 1900--October 18 1989; Pensacola Journal Newspaper, October 20 1989. WATERS & HIBBERT: T.C. TAYLOR; T.C. Taylor, 89 of 2323 N.17th Ave. died Wednesday. He was a native of Searight, Alabama and had resided in Pensacola for most of his life. He was a member of East Hill Masonic Lodge No. 310, a member of the Scottish Rite, Pensacola Valley, York Rite College, Hadji Temple, White Shrine of Jerusalem and Soujourners. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve, a retired Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy and a member of the Silver Eagles. Survivors include; his wife, Julia Taylor; a son, Carlton B. Taylor; and two grandchildren all of Pensacola. Graveside services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Friday in Barrances National Cemetery with the Rev. Charles C. Hayes Jr. officiating. Waters & Hibbert are in charge of arrangements. Friends may view from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday Masonic Services will be held at the graveside. There will be a White Shrine Service at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Joe Engel, Jack Holloway, Stu Adams, Hal Kelly, Charles White and Charles Fosha.

Notes for LUICE CLARK:
Mrs. Lucie C Taylor
Pensacola Journal November 22 1975

TAYLOR
Mrs. Luice C Taylor, 74, 905 Hatton Street, died Thursday night in a local hospital. Mrs. Taylor was a native of Pensacola and a long time resident of the city. She was a member of the Gadsden St. United Methodist Church; a member of the WSCS Circle No. 8; a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 9; a member of the Daughters of the Nile and member of the executive board of the American Cancer Society. Survivors include her widower, T.C. Taylor, Pensacola; one son, Carlton Taylor, Virginia Beach, VA. One brother, Charles L. Clark, Portland, Ore., four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Fisher-Pou Chapel with Rev. Marcus Smith and Rev. Robert Pattern officiating. Burial will be in Barrancas National Cemetery with Fisher-Pou Funeral services directing. Active pallbearers will be W.H. Abbott, J.J. Crooke Jr., Hastings Johnson, A.M. Wright, Woody Wesley and Fayette Dennison.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Heart Fund to the Cancer Society.
The body will be place in the Fisher-Pou Chapel after 3p.m. Saturday


ii. RUPERT TAYLOR, b. 08 November 1901; d. 28 April 1907, Florala, Alabama.


Notes for RUPERT TAYLOR:
News Paper April 1907
The little six year old boy of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Taylor died Thursday even from an attack of measles. The interment took place in the village cemetery Friday at 3:30 P. M.


iii. PAUL TAYLOR, b. 1907; d. 1909.
iv. WILLIAM TAYLOR, b. 09 October 1911; d. 23 December 1969, Florala, Alabama and buried in Greenwood Memorial Cemetery.


Notes for WILLIAM TAYLOR:
William Wendal Taylor (Bill)
Florala News January 1 1970

BILL TAYLOR, DISABLED
WORLD WAR II VET,
BURIED FRIDAY

William W. Taylor, Jr., age 58, know to his many friends as Bill, passed away Tuesday night, December 23, 1969, unexpected. He became ill at home and was carried to a Florala hospital where he passed away. He was born and raised in Florala and was a disable veteran. He was very active in the American Legion and the Florala Lions Club and was owner and operator of the Florala Laundromat and Dry Cleaners. He was a member of Lockhart Baptist Church. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Joe Bates and Rudolph Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Florala Greenwood Memorial Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Margie Taylor of Lockhart; 2 sons Mickey Cox of Pensacola and Joe Cox of Florala; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Ann Hayes of Niceville, Florida; a brother, T.C. Taylor of Pensacola; 1 grandson, and 1 nephew.


v. BRAD WAYNE TAYLOR, b. Unknown; d. Unknown, At Early age.


37. JAMES MARION5 TAYLOR (WINDAL WILLIAM4, JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)66 was born 09 September 1874 in Covington County, Alabama, and died 18 December 1946 in Aradention, Fla buried in the Magnolia Cenetery, Andalusia, Alabama. He married (1) CLAUDIA MABEL MAHONEY 22 December 1895 in Dozier, Alabama67. She was born 26 January 1877 in Brundidge, Alabama, and died 13 May 1922 in Andalausia, Alabama buried in the Magnolia Cenetery, Andalusia, Alabama. He married (2) BESSIE BARRINGTON 192368.

Notes for JAMES MARION TAYLOR:
James Marion Taylor, 6th heir of Windell Wm Taylor and Matilda Ann "Jones" Taylor- was reared on farm of his father, doing some saw milling, cotton ginning and operating a water powered mill for grinning corn and wheat, as miller blacksmithing and repairing all things of a mechanical nature that came to Hand. He married Claudia Mahoney and lived a short time on the farm next to his father's place. In the year 1889 he moved to Dozier, Alabama and three years later he moved to Searight, Alabama where he bought a cotton gin for Southern Oil Company of Montgomery, Alabama which he operated for several years (1900 to 1905.0 Between ginning seasons he traveled for Southern Cotton Oil Co. and looked after the repairs and building new cotton gins throughout Alabama and Florida.

In the year 1905 he moved to Andalusia, Alabama, operated a cotton gin for J. A. Prestwood during cotton ginning season and maintained a repair shop for gasoline engines, bicycles etc. during other months. The Automobile has come into this section and he being the only man available to take care of such repairs, he drifted into Automobile repair business. In the year 1908 he opened the first Automobile repair shop in this section of the state and drew trade from over a radius of fifty to one hundred miles.

His first place of business was in the 2nd block, right side going west on Church Street. Moved in 1910 to new building next to Andalusia Baptist Church. Built own place on E. Three Notch Street in year 1914 and operated there until his health failed in the year 1924- at which time his two sons Marion D. "Buck" and Robert Perkins assumed complete management. He is now living in Bradenton, Florida where he moved for health reasons in the year 1936. Has second wife "Bessie Barrington" of Dozier, Alabama. They were married in year 1923.

J.M. Taylor was and is yet recognized as the greatest mechanic known to this county. He has many offers by large corporations to leave Andalusia for bigger business connections but he declined. Southern cotton Oil Co. offered him the job as chief engineer if he would move to Montgomery 1905.

Mr. Yorkie offered to finance him in the automobile manufacturing business in Detroit with a promise to make him a millionaire, 1912. The United States Government made him a big offer during World War in the aeroplane department in 1917.

Swith and Co. Wanted him to go to Chicago in 1920. All these offers he turned down because he preferred to stay with his friends. He made success in Automobile Business. His hobby at present is repairing and rebuilding antiques clocks.

James M. Taylor
The Opp News Historical Edition page 9F ( no date on paper)

1908 was a momentous year for America's young and rapidly expanding automotive industry. General Motors Company Incorporated in New Jersey by William Crapo Durant and the first of 15 million Model T Fords chugged onto the American scene. Meanwhile in the southern Alabama town of Andalusia, a cotton gin operator named J. M. Taylor saw a better future in automobiles than cotton. In order to devote his full time to repairing automobiles and gasoline engines a sideline he had practiced for several years in the off season - he resigned from the Southern Cotton Oil Company and established the J. M. Taylor Auto Company.

In retrospect the occasion was not as auspicious, perhaps, as launching the world's largest corporation of the car credited with putting America on wheels, but it was significant in Andalusia, nevertheless, because the founder and his sons and grandsons built J. M. Taylor Auto Company into a leading auto supply firm in South Alabama and Northwest Florida. Following a family tradition that pre-dated the Civil War, J. M. Taylor was trained as a blacksmith and machinist (which may have something to do with the fact that his descendants have adopted the slogan, "In business since the Old Gray Mare put on wheels"). Perhaps because of this tradition, the machine shop at J. M. Taylor Auto Company was the founder's first love. But the selling and servicing automobiles were the firm's chief activities in the early days. This necessitated a large inventory of tires, accessories and parts and in 1928, four years after poor health prompted J. M. Taylor to sell controlling interest to his sons, the business was converted to a full time wholesale operation.

ANDALUSIA STAR DECEMBER 1946 MR. J. M. TAYLOR DIES IN BRADENTON
Mr. J.M. Taylor, father of Messrs Perkins and Marion Taylor of this city died in Bradenton, Fla. Wednesday evening at seven o'clock. A full account of the funeral which is to be held Saturday morning at 10:30 from the first Baptist Church, this city, will be carried in our next issue.

ANDALUSIA STAR DECEMBER 1946 LAST RITES HELD FROM FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SATURDAY MORNING
James Marion Taylor, age 72, and an native of Covington County and who was up to some twenty years ago an honored citizen and businessman of this city, died on December 18th, at his adopted home in Bradenton, Fla. after an illness of only two days. Mr. Taylor was a master mechanic and it was he who pioneered in the automobile garage business in Andalusia and was the founder of the business which after having been taken over by his two sons, Marion D. and Perkins Taylor grew into the large enterprise, The Taylor Parts and Supply Company, a wholesale establishment with business both in Andalusia and Panama City, Fla. Mr. Taylor was a member of the Baptist Church and a Master Mason and identified with the progressive elements during his mature life, first here in Andalusia and until failing health some twenty years ago caused him to retire from the active pursuits of business. But Mr. Taylor retained contact with his many Andalusia friends and was a frequent visitor to this city during the years in which he made ... Baptist Church here at 10:30 in the morning Saturday to attend the funeral service and to pay tribute to the memory of a good man. The church altar was banked with beautiful flowers tributes of friends far and near to Mr. Taylor. Rev. Jesse A. Cook, his former pastor and devoted friend of the family officiated at the simple but impressive funeral service and he paid deserved tribute to the deceased stressing particularly his contribution in service to his fellow men. The Choir, composed of George H. Proctor, Robert Ham, Mrs. Bob Duggan, Mrs. H. M. McInnish, Mrs. ?Selma Thomley and W. O. Boze,am sang the "Old Rugged Cross" and "God Will Take Care Of You" with Miss Juanita Rodgers playing the accompaniments. Following the impressive funeral service the body was taken to Magnolia cemetery and laid to rest in the family burying plot. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. J. M. Taylor, Bradenton, Fla., two sons, Marion D. and Perkins Taylor, both of Andalusia. Also two brothers, Dr. W. W. Taylor of Florala and At. T. Taylor of Gadsden. His sisters are: Mrs. Will Caton, Tampa, Fla. Mrs. Atticus Flournoy, Albertsville, Ala., Mrs. J. S. Rozier, Milton, Fla., Mrs. Wade Johns, Florala, Ala. and Mrs. Taylor is also survived by seven grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Joe Rose, Bibb Rawls, W. C. Grider, Glen Avant, Bob Duggan, Quincey Gunter, Cecil Straughn, Fred Brawner. Honorary pallbearers were J. F. Davis, Charles Dixon, Solon Dixon, G. G. Dunn, J. G. Dunn, John Ellisor, D. W. Gantt, E. M. Foreman, Leon Gilchrist, Homer Garrett, Warren Girdner, Jonas Hair, Dr. S. C. Hamner, J. T. Hartzog, Tom Head, Charles Henderson, Oscar Hipp, H. R. Jones, C. C. Keefe, Dr. R. I. Kearley, Dr. J. H. Kyzar, W. A. Mallette, S. O. Maloy. Roy May, S. J. McGowin, J. T. Moates, H.S. Moates, Laurin Avant, Tracy Wilder, Bernard Simmons, Forest Powell, Dudley O'Neal, Dr. L. D. Parker, B. B. Padgett, Dr. L. L. Parker, J. D. Prestwood, G. W. Proctor, J. D. Riley, W. N. Rushton, W. O. Bozeman, Charles Russell, J. W. Shreve, Truman Southwell, Hugh L. Taylor, W. O. Stuckey, Luther Taylor, O. L. Thagard, B. L. Timmerman, John Tisdale, Henry Turner, Jack Uptagraft, L. B. Vardaman, Howard Ward, A. Whaley, Claude E. White, C. M. Wiggins, H.H. Bailey, O. P. Banks, M. J. Newberry, Sam Berman, J. R. Bonner, John Bonner, M. A. Boyette, Frank Brantly, W. - Burkett, H. J. Brogden, S. D. Brooks, T. A. Broughton, Charles Brunson, F. H. Puck, Earle Burnette, Dr. C. H. Chapman. R. M. ..., Dozier Richburg, W. B. Wilder, M.H. O'Neal. Out of town people attending the funeral were: Mrs. Marlin Coale, Betty and Pasty Coale, of Mobile; Dr. E. C. Ray and R. F. Ray of Birmingham. Mrs. and Mrs. H. F. Moore, Panama City, Fla.; Dr. And Mrs. W. W. Taylor, Florala; Mr. Wendell Dunn, Mrs. Herbert Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Horn all of Brantley; W. D. Armstrong, Mrs. Imogene Hatcher, Barbara Armstrong, Billy Hatcher, all of Jasper, Ala. Mrs. B. C. Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Quincey Gunter and Mrs. W. Y. Walton all of Opp; Mr. Bibb Rawls of Gantt; Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Johns and Mr. and Mrs. John Chandler of RFD Andalusia; Mr. Fred Kelly, Pleasent Home Community; Mr. and Mrs. Elmore Colquitt and daughter.. and Mrs. A. R. Colquitt, Mr. and ...

Children of JAMES TAYLOR and CLAUDIA MAHONEY are:


i. MARION DOBY6 TAYLOR, b. 13 November 1898, Dozier, Alabama; d. 31 May 1961, Andalausia, Alabama buried in the Magnolia Cenetery, Andalusia, Alabama; m. MARY CATHERINE HILL, 14 October 1924, Andalausia, Alabama; b. 08 April 1904, Andalusia, Alabama; d. 30 May 1952, Andalausia, Alabama buried in the Magnolia Cenetery, Andalusia, Alabama.


Notes for MARION DOBY TAYLOR:
With Marion D. (Buck) Taylor in charge of sales and Robert Perkins Taylor operating the machine shop, the J. M. Taylor Auto Company became one of the South's leading automotive wholesale houses. In 1937 the firm was incorporated as Taylor Parts & Supply Company with Buck Taylor as president, Perkins Taylor as vice president and C. R. Straughn as secretary treasurer. A year later the company was moved to a new location which provided a large off street parking area something of an innovation in business 30 years ago.
A branch store was opened at Panama City, Florida in 1939 and plans for further expansion were curtailed by World War II. The company aided the war effort by conducting a government sponsored night school for machinists and by operating 24 hours a day to keep the vital automobiles, trucks and tractors rolling.

In 1952 the expansion program interrupted by war got rolling again and in rapid succession branches were opened at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, DeFuniak Springs, Florida and Dothan, Alabama. Since 1954 stores have been added at Crestview, Florida, and Greenville, Opp, Florala, Evergreen, Luverne, Elba, Geneva, Alabama. Buck Taylor died in 1961 and was succeeded as president by his sons, James M. Taylor, who has been vice president in charge of sales since 1950.


ii. HELEN OLINE TAYLOR, b. 03 October 1896; d. Unknown; m. BILL ARMSTRONG; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
iii. ROBERT PERKINS TAYLOR, b. 12 July 1902; d. 12 April 1958, Covington County, Andalusia, Alabama; m. ANGELA GIVENS; b. 06 May 1906; d. 21 August 1991, Covington County, Andalusia, Alabama.


Notes for ROBERT PERKINS TAYLOR:
With Marion D. (Buck) Taylor in charge of sales and Robert Perkins Taylor operating the machine shop, the J. M. Taylor Auto Company became one of the South's leading automotive wholesale houses. In 1937 the firm was incorporated as Taylor Parts & Supply Company with Buck Taylor as president, Perkins Taylor as vice president and C. R. Straughn as secretary treasurer. A year later the company was moved to a new location which provided a large off street parking area something of an innovation in business 30 years ago.
A branch store was opened at Panama City, Florida in 1939 and plans for further expansion were curtailed by World War II. The company aided the war effort by conducting a government sponsored night school for machinists and by operating 24 hours a day to keep the vital automobiles, trucks and tractors rolling.

In 1952 the expansion program interrupted by war got rolling again and in rapid succession branches were opened at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, DeFuniak Springs, Florida and Dothan, Alabama. Since 1954 stores have been added at Crestview, Florida, and Greenville, Opp, Florala, Evergreen, Luverne, Elba, Geneva, Alabama. Buck Taylor died in 1961 and was succeeded as president by his sons, James M. Taylor, who has been vice president in charge of sales since 1950.

38. AUGUSTA ELIZA5 TAYLOR (WINDAL WILLIAM4, JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)69 was born 26 August 1878 in Covington County, Andalusia, Alabama, and died 19 December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama and buried in Memory Hill Cemetery Dothan, Alabama. She married ATTICUS KINDRED FLOURNOY69 07 December 1898 in Covington Country Andalusia, Alabama70, son of ELISHA FLOURNOY and MARTHA HAYGOOD. He was born 25 September 1881 in Covington County, Andalusia, Alabama, and died 15 June 1958 in and buried in the City Cemetery Tallahassee, Fl..

Notes for AUGUSTA ELIZA TAYLOR:
Montgomery News Paper

Flournoy, Mrs. Augusta Elizabeth resident of Montgomery for six months died at her home 1201 Hampton Street at 9 p.m. Monday after a long illness. Surviving include four daughters, Mrs. Welby A. Smith, Birmingham; Mrs. W. C. Wiggins, Dothan; Mrs. H. W. Currie Jr. , Montgomery and Mrs. J.A. Vickers, Miami, Fla. ; two sons J. D. Flournoy, Tallahassee, Fla. and Thomas A. Flournoy, Moursira, Calif.; two sisters Mrs. John Rogers, Milton, Fla. and Mrs. Wade Johns, Andalusia; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral was held from White Chapel today at 11 a.m. Burial was at Memory Hill Cemetery in Dothan, Alabama. Dr. Henry Parker officiating. Pallbearers were William H. Wiggins, J. Richard Smith, W.A. Smith Jr., Hector W. Currie Jr. , D. I. McDavid and Robert L. Henn.

Mrs. Augusta E. Flournoy August 26 1878 - December 19 1955 Montgomery, Alabama December 21 1955 ALABAMA JOURNAL White Chapel

Flournoy, Mrs. Augusta E. The funeral for Mrs. Flournoy who died Monday was held form White Chapel Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Dr. Henry Parker officiating. Burial was in Memory Hill Cemetery a Dothan at 3 p.m. Pallbearers were William H. Wiggins, J. Richard Smith, W.A. Smith jr. Hector W. Currie Jr., D.L. McDavid and Robert L. Henn.
Flournoy, Mrs. Augusta Elizabeth, resident of Montgomery for six months, died at her home, 1201 Hampton St. at 9 p.m.Monday after a long illness. Surviving include four daughters. Mrs. Welby A. Smith, Birmingham; Mrs. W.C. Wiggins, Dothan Mrs. H.W. Currie Jr. Montgomery and Mrs. J.A. Vickers, Miami, Fla; two sons J. D. Flournoy, Tallahassee, Fla; and Thomas A Flournoy, Moursira, Calif. Two sisters, Mrs. John Roizer, Milton, Fla and Mrs. Wade Johns, Andalusia: and 13 grandchildren. Funeral was held from White Chapel today at 11 a.m. Burial was at Memory Hill Cemetery in Dothan.

Children of AUGUSTA TAYLOR and ATTICUS FLOURNOY are:

i. MYRTYS6 FLOURNOY, b. 28 October 1899, Covington County, Alabama; d. Unknown; m. BERTRAM LEE MCGILL, 26 October 1918; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
ii. JAMES DUDLEY FLOURNOY, b. 12 September 1901, Covington County, Alabama; d. Unknown; m. LAURA ALICE BROADWATER; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
iii. MARY AGNEW FLOURNOY, b. 24 July 1903, Covington County, Alabama; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM CECIL WIGGINS; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
iv. NETTIE RUTH FLOURNOY, b. 17 October 1905, Covington County, Alabama; d. Unknown; m. HECTOR WILLIAM CURRIE III, 27 July 1928; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
v. THOMAS ATTICUS FLOURNOY, b. 15 November 1907, Covington County, Alabama; d. Unknown; m. DIXIE SATHERS; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
vi. MARTHA ELIZABETH FLOURNOY, b. Unknown, Covington County, Alabama; d. Unknown; m. WELBY ASTOR SMITH; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.


39. ALONZO THOMAS5 TAYLOR (WINDAL WILLIAM4, JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)71 was born 25 September 1881, and died 08 January 1947 in Gadsden, Alabama and buried in the Forrest Cemetery Gadsden, Alabama. He married NINA MAE HENDERSON 04 January 1903 in Searight, Alabama. She was born 24 November 1882 in Wilmington, Pinder County NC, and died 14 January 1958 in Gadsden, Alabama and buried in the Forrest Cemetery Gadsden, Alabama.

Notes for ALONZO THOMAS TAYLOR:
After working as a telegraph operator with a railroad for several years in Attalla, Alabama, Etowah County and Birmingham, Alabama . Teaching himself to repair watches, clocks and repair and engrave jewelry and silver he opened a store in Gadsden, Alabama. He also learned optometry through a correspondence course, the American Correspondence School of Optometry , received a degree, passed the state board and started fitting glasses. He used to say he was a self-made man! He was also a city alderman in Gadsden, Alabama for several years. His name is listed as one of the city alderman on one of the bridge pillars of the first bridge over the Coosa River in Gadsden, Alabama.

The Birmingham Age Herald dated 11 January 1947

Gadsden, Alabama Jan 10 Funeral services for H.A. Taylor, 65, widely known jeweler and optometrist who died at a Gadsden hospital Wednesday after an illness were held today at the Collier-Bulter Funeral Home. Dr. W. A. Shelton, pastor of the First Methodist Church conducted the rites and burial followed in Forrest Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nina Henderson Taylor, three daughters, Mrs. Forbes Lyles, Reform, Ala.; Mrs. E. C. Mithcell and Mrs. Bob McElroy, both of Gadsden. one brother Will Taylor, Florala, Ala. and three sisters Mrs. A Flournoy, Albertville, Ala. Mrs. John Rozier, Milton, Fla. and Mrs. Will Caton, Tampa, Fla.

Alonzo Thomas Taylor, September 25 1881 January 8 1947

Jan 10 1947 Mobile Press, Gadsden Jeweler Dies Gadsden, Alabama (UP ) Funeral services were held here today for A.T. Taylor, Sr 65 prominent Gadsden jeweler and optometrist and former alderman of Gadsden.

Jan 10 1947, Alabama Journal, A.T. TAYLOR DIES EX-GADSDEN ALDERMAN GADSDEN, ALA Jan 10 1947 (U.P.) Funeral services were held here today for A. T. Taylor, Sr. 65 prominent Gadsden jeweler and optometrist and former alderman of Gadsden.

The Birmingham Herald, Jan 11 1947 LAST RITES HELD FOR A.T. TAYLOR GADSDEN, ALA. Jan. 10 Funeral services for A.T. Taylor, 65 widely- know jeweler and optometrist who died at a Gadsden hospital Wednesday after an illness, were held today at the Collier-Butler Funeral Home. Dr. W. A. Shelton pastor of the First Methodist Church, conducted rites and burial followed in Forrest Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nina Henderson Taylor; three daughters, Mrs. Forbes Lyles, Reform Ala; Mrs. E.C. Mitchell and Mrs. Bob McElroy, both of Gadsden: one son, A.T. Taylor, Jr of Gadsden; one brother Will Taylor, Floral, and three sisters, Mrs. A Flournoy, Albertville Ala; Mrs. John rosier, Milton Fla and Mrs. Will Caton, Tampa Fla.

Children of ALONZO TAYLOR and NINA HENDERSON are:

i. VELNA GAYNELL6 TAYLOR, b. 11 October 1907, Gadsden, Alabama; d. 06 May 1995, Gadsden, Alabama; m. JOHN ROBERT MCELROY, 13 August 1929, Gadsden, Alabama; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
ii. NINA MERLE TAYLOR, b. 12 July 1912, Birmingham, Alabama; m. CARLOS FORBES LYLES, 1938, Gadsden, Alabama; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
iii. DORIS EARLE TAYLOR, b. 20 November 1917, Gadsden, Alabama; m. EDWARD CHARLES MITCHELL, 26 November 1942, Gadsden, Alabama; b. 18 June 1915.
iv. ALONZO THOMAS TAYLOR, JR, b. 04 April 1921, Gadsden, Alabama; d. 31 December 1966, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.


40. MATILDA ALICE5 TAYLOR (WINDAL WILLIAM4, JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1) was born 07 October 1886 in Rose Hill, Alabama, and died 08 September 1966 in Alexandria, Louisiana and buried in Greenwood Memorial Park Pineville, Alexandria, Louisiana. She married JOHN S. ROZIER, JR.72. He was born Unknown, and died 31 July 1981 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and buried in Greenwood Memorial Park Pineville, Alexandria, Louisiana.

Notes for MATILDA ALICE TAYLOR:
ALEXANDRIA DAILY TOWN TALK Friday, September 9, 1966 MRS. ROZIER DIES;
FORMER TEACHER

Alice Rozier, 79, wife of John Simpson Rozier Sr., of 2447 Midway street, died at 3 p.m. Thursday in an Alexandria hospital. Mrs. Rozier, a former school teacher, was a native of Covington County, Ala., and a former resident of Milton, Fla. She is survived by her husband; a son, Dr. John S. Rozier Jr. of Alexandria, a daughter, Mrs. Alice Baldwin of West Stockbridge, Mass., and a sister, Mrs. Lala Johns of Florala, Ala., and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Hixson Bros. Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Notes for JOHN S. ROZIER, JR.:
ALEXANDRIA TOWN TALK Sunday, August 2, 1981 JOHN S. ROZIER JR.

Great Barrington, Mass.
John S. Rozier Jr. 97, of Great Barrington died Friday in Great Barrington. He was a former resident of Alexandria, La. He was a retired superintendent of schools in Sanata Rosa County, Florida. He was the father of the late Dr. John S. Rozier III of Alexandria, La. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Laurance Baldwin of West Stockbridge; one brother, Thomas C. Rozier of Augusta, Ga; one sister, Marie Helms of Honolulu, Hawaii; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

Alexandria Daily Town Talk August 4 1981 John Simpson Rozier Jr.
JOHN SIMPSON ROZIER JR.
GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS-
John S. Rozier Jr. 97 of Great Barrington died Friday in Great Barrington. He was former resident of Alexandria, La. He was a retired superintendent of schools in Sanata Rosa County, Florida. He was the father of the late Dr. John S. Rozier III of Alexandria, La. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Laurance Baldwin of West Stockbridge; one brother, Thomas C. Rozier of Augusta, Georgia; one sister Marie Helms of Honolulu, Hawaii; three grandchildren and great-children. Services are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

Children of MATILDA TAYLOR and JOHN ROZIER are:

i. JOHN S.6 ROZIER III, b. 07 September 1915; d. 04 April 1974, Alaexandria, Louisiana and buried in Greenwood Memorial Park Pineville, Alexandria, Louisiana; m. OMARINE B.; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.


Notes for JOHN S. ROZIER III:
ALEXANDRIA DAILY TOWN TALK
Friday, April 5, 1974

DR. JOHN S. ROZIER

The body of Dr. John S. Rozier will be in Emmanuel Baptist Church after 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Funeral services are to be at 11 a.m., with burial in Greenwood Memorial Park, under direction of Hixson Bros. of Alexandria. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Omarine B. Rozier of Alexandria. The family requests memorials be made to the Cancer Society.


ii. ALICE ROZIER, b. Unknown.


41. VINNIE LEE5 TAYLOR (WINDAL WILLIAM4, JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1) was born 08 November 1890 in Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama, and died 11 November 1918 in Buried in Pilgram Rest Cemetery, Dozier, Alabama. She married AUBREY ASHLEY HARRIS 08 November 1910. He was born 25 September 1889, and died 24 February 1978 in Buried in Dozier Cemetery, Dozier, Alabama.

Children of VINNIE TAYLOR and AUBREY HARRIS are:


i. HUGH6 HARRIS, b. 28 July 1918; d. 15 November 2001, a nursing facility in Montgomery, Alabama and buried in Pilgram Rest Cemetery Dozier, Alabama; m. EDDIE PEARL; d. February 1999, Searight, Alabama and buried in Pilgram Rest Cemetery Dozier, Alabama.


Notes for HUGH HARRIS:
THE ANDALUSIA STAR-NEWS
Hugh Harris, 83 of Dozier, Alabama died Thursday November 15, 2001 in a Montgomery nursing facility. Graveside services were held Saturday, November 17 at 11 a. m. at Pilgram Rest Cemetery of Dozier with the Rev. Max Lisenby officiating and ... funeral home directing. In lieu of flowers the family requested that memorial contributions be made to the charity of one's choice.


ii. WINDEL ASHELY HARRIS, b. 15 July 1911; d. 25 August 1911.


42. LALA IZABELL5 TAYLOR (WINDAL WILLIAM4, JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)73 was born 23 November 1892 in Rose Hill Covington County, Alabama, and died January 1986 in Laurel Hill, Okaloosa County, Fl. buried in the Almarante Cemetery, Laurel Hill, Okaloosa County, Fl.. She married WADE H. JOHNS. He was born 21 August 1889, and died 28 July 1956 in Unknown and buried in the Almarante Cemetery, Laurel Hill, Okaloosa County, Fl..

Notes for LALA IZABELL TAYLOR:
FLORALA NEWS JANUARY 16 1986 DEATHS, MRS. LALA JOHNS

Mrs. Lala Johns, age 93, passed away in a Geneva Nursing Home, Thursday night January 9, 1986. She was a former resident of Florala and Laurel Hill, Florida and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Laurel Hill. she was the widow of the late Wade H. Johns, who passed away in 1956. Survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. Ellene Mills of Florala and Mrs. Evelyn Abbot of Brighton, Massachusetts; two sons Phillip Johns of Valparaiso, Florida and Wilford johns of Victoria, Texas; twelve grand children, twenty-two great grandchildren and on great great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Sunday from Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend John K. Smith officiating. Burial was in the Almarante Cemetery at Laurel hill, Florida with Evans Funeral Homes directing.

Children of LALA TAYLOR and WADE JOHNS are:

i. PHILLIP CURTIS6 JOHNS, b. 25 June 1916, Covington County, Alabama; d. 11 January 1988, Niceville, Florida; m. ESSIE MAE STRICKLAND, 12 July 1946, Crestview, Florida; b. Unknown.


Notes for PHILLIP CURTIS JOHNS:
FLORALA NEWS: Phillips C. Johns, age 71 393 Lincoln Avenue, Valparaiso, Florida passed away Monday evening, January 11, 1988 in Niceville, Fl. hospital. Johns was a native of Covington County, Alabama and has lived in Okaloosa County, Florida most of his life. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 44 F&AM at Laurel Hill, Fl. and retired civil service employee. Survivors include his daughter, Phyllis J. Jones of Shalimar, Florida; sisters Ellene Mills of Hacoda, Texas and granddaughter, Kellie Ann Jones and Jennifer May Jone, both of Shalimar, Fl. Funeral service were conducted with the Reverends Dolye Brake and John K Smith officiating. Burial was in Alamarante Cemetery. Masons from Laurel Hill Masonic Lodge were pall bearers. Whitehurst Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


ii. ELLENE JOHNS, b. Bef. 1930; m. BLANK MILL; b. Bef. 1930. iii. EVELYN JOHNS, b. Bef. 1930; m. BLANK ABBOTT; b. Bef. 1930. iv. WILFORD CAMPBELL JOHNS, b. 07 February 1920, Rose Hill Alabama; d. 21 November 1995, and buried in Evergreen Cemetery Victoria, Texas; m. GERALDINE REEVES, 08 February 1944, Victoria, Texas; b. Abt. 1920.


Notes for WILFORD CAMPBELL JOHNS:
FLORALA NEWS 18 JANUARY 1995: Wilford Campbell "W. C." Johns, 75 of Victoria, TX and formerly of Rose Hill and FLORALA, (Alabama), died Tuesday Nov. 21, 1995. He was born February 7, 1920 in Rose Hill, Al to the late Wade H. and Lala Taylor Johns. He sttended Florala City School, Paxton High School and graduated from Florala High School in 1940. He played basketball for Paxton and Florala High Schools. He was an instrument technician for DuPont for 28 years, a WW II vetern. He was involved in the 1940 call up. He had originally enlisted in the Dixie Division of the Alabama National Guard at Florala, Al. When war was declared, he was transferred, as a sergeant to the United States Army as part of the Tank Destroyer Division. He was among the first troops to enter North Fort Hood near Kileen, Tx. Duriong the war he transferred to the Army Air Corp where he attended the Lake Caarles Army Flying School and was eventually stationed at Aloe Army Air Field, Victoria, Tx. During his time at Aloe Army Air field, he met Geraldine Reevew and they were married on February 8, 1944. At the end of WW II, W. C. Johns worked as an electrical inspector for the city of Victoria, Tx but later used his National Guard training as a surveyor for Victoria. He later hired on th Alcoa Aluminum company as a senior surveyor and was responsible for laying out the town of Point comfort, Tx. a residential area for Alcoa employees. In 1950, W. C. Johns was amonng the first ment hired on with the opening of the Dupont Chemical Plant, Victoria, Tx. He retired from Dupont in 1978. Following his retirement in 1978 he and his wife Geraldine (Jerry) toon? on cattle ranching on the family's Doodlebug Ranch in Victoria County. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine (Jerry) reeves Johns, daughter Susan Johns Purcell; son in law Timothy Edward Purcell; sisters Evelyn Abbot of Florala and Ellene Mills of Hacoda; nieces: Jan Kembro and cheryl Dunn of Hacoda, Ann Prescott of Andalusia, Myrna Rhodes and Nelda Coleman of Elba; Sharon Murphy of Milford, Mass and Phyliss Johns Jones; Nephews: Norman Jons, Jr. of enterprise, Murry Johns of Maitland, Fl. Stephen Abbot of Brighton, Ma. and Jay Abbott of Hudson, Ma. and grandson, wade Douglas Percell. He was preceded in death by brother, Norman Wade Johns and Phillips Curtis Johns. Military services were held at 10:00 a.m., November 24, 1995 at Colonial Funeral Home, victoria, TX with the Reverend Dennis Patience Officatiing. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery, Victoria, Tx under the auspices of the veterans of Foreigh Wars, Disabled American Verterans, Catholic War Veterans, american Legion and Marine Corps League.


v. NORMAN WADE JOHNS.


43. WILLIAM WENDELL5 TAYLOR (WILLIAM BILLY4, JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1) was born 06 November 1860 in Rose Hill, Alabama, and died 17 March 1945 in Andalusia, Alabama and buried in the Pilgram's Cemetery, Dozier, Alabama. He married (1) COLISTY ELMELLA HUGGINS. She was born 02 February 1860, and died 07 April 1896 in Rose Hill Alabama. He married (2) MARY L. BOWERS. She was born 09 October 1872 in Rose Hill Alabama, and died 27 July 1956 in Anadausia, Alabama.

Child of WILLIAM TAYLOR and COLISTY HUGGINS is:

i. JOHN ARNETT6 TAYLOR74, b. 02 March 1883, Rose Hill Alabama; d. 10 May 1936; m. CARRIE BARTON.


Notes for JOHN ARNETT TAYLOR:
Believe he drove a Coca-Cola truck and was killed in accident. His daughter was Annie Clyde, Son Billy and grandson is John McDonald, 2413 Hawthorn Drive, Montgomery, Al. 36111, 334-269-1422

44. WINNA JANE REBECCA5 TAYLOR (WILLIAM BILLY4, JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)75 was born 23 February 1862 in Andalusia , Alabama, and died Unknown. She married GEORGE W. DAUPHIN, son of JOHN DAUPHIN and MARTHA JONES. He was born Abt. 1858, and died Unknown.

Child of WINNA TAYLOR and GEORGE DAUPHIN is:

i. MOLLIE6 DAUPHIN, b. Abt. 1879.


45. WILLIAM A.5 TAYLOR (JOHN JEPTHA4, JOHN ARNETT3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)75 was born 10 September 1871 in Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama, and died 05 February 1943 in And buried in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama. He married ADELINE MARTHA MALONIE JONES, daughter of WRIGHT JONES and EASTER BRADLEY. She was born 07 December 1871 in Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama, and died 12 September 1949 in And buried in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama.

Child of WILLIAM TAYLOR and ADELINE JONES is:

i. STELLA6 TAYLOR75, b. 16 September 1904, Covington County, Alabama; d. 13 January 1987, And buried in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama; m. (1) HORACE BOWERS; b. 05 September 1894, Covington County, Alabama; d. 07 August 1971, And buried in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama; m. (2) IVAN L. HALE, Abt. 1920; b. 11 August 1896, Covington County, Alabama; d. 30 September 1962, And buried in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama.


46. WILLIAM JOHN5 TAYLOR (JAMES WARREN4, COUNCIL DAVIS3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1)76 was born 06 July 1876 in Covington County, Alabama, and died 03 January 1948 in Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Bethel Baptist Cemetery Bibbie, Alabama. He married NANCY EDNA WOODHAM 02 January 1898 in Covington, County, Alabama, daughter of ROBERT WOODHAM and SARAH WIGGINS. She was born 08 February 1878 in Covington County, Alabama, and died 02 August 1965 in Covington County, Alabama and buried in the Bethel Baptist Cemetery Bibbie, Alabama.

Children of WILLIAM TAYLOR and NANCY WOODHAM are:

i. WILLIAM LONNIE6 TAYLOR, b. 21 March 1898; d. 1972; m. LAURA ROBBINS.
ii. JAMES EDWARD TAYLOR, b. 13 September 1900; m. ADA NORRIS; b. Unknown.
iii. EULA LEE TAYLOR, b. 26 February 1902, Covington County, Alabama; d. 10 August 1910, Covington County, Alabama.
iv. DOZIER WILSON TAYLOR, b. 24 November 1904; m. FLORA WIGGINS; b. Unknown.
v. UNNAMMED INFANT TAYLOR, b. 15 October 1906, Covington County, Alabama; d. 13 December 1906, Covington County, Alabama.
vi. JESSE RAY TAYLOR, b. 25 October 1907; m. CORA MAE WIGGINS; b. Unknown.
vii. GRACE ESTELLE TAYLOR, b. 02 February 1910, Covington County, Alabama; m. ERNEST WORTH EVANS, 26 January 1930, Covington, County, Alabama; b. 02 June 1907, Covington County, Alabama; d. 08 March 1991, Andalusia, Alabama and buried in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery Andalusia, Alabama.
viii. WACO DOWLING TAYLOR, b. 16 February 1912; m. NINA WEST; b. Unknown.
ix. LESSIE MAE TAYLOR, b. 07 June 1914; d. 1997; m. ALFRED OSCAR MEADOWS, 20 July 1940.
x. MYRTIE B. TAYLOR, b. 05 November 1916; m. DEWEY JONES; b. Unknown.
xi. MAMIE ELIZABETH TAYLOR, b. 30 September 1919; d. 1986; m. CLIFTON EDWIN KELLY; b. Unknown.


47. CHARLES DOUGLES5 TAYLOR (JOHN HENRY4, JAMES E.3, WINDAL2, WILLIAM1) was born 1886 in Texas, and died 1962 in Texas. He married LILLIE MAE AUTREY. She was born 1895 in Texas, and died 1980 in Texas.

Child of CHARLES TAYLOR and LILLIE AUTREY is:

i. WILLIAM AUTREY6 TAYLOR77, b. 1924, Texas; d. 1996.




Endnotes

1. Martha Newborn Mable 1377 Indenpence Ave. SE Washington, DC 20003.
2. The Taylor Book, December 20, 1939 By Marion Doby Taylor.
3. Early History of Covington County, Alabama 1821-1871 by Wiley Donald Ward.
4. The Taylor Book, December 20, 1939 By Marion Doby Taylor.
5. 1850 Census, Covington County.
6. Cauley Chronicles by Scott Smith.
7. Martha Newborn Mable 1377 Indenpence Ave. SE Washington, DC 20003.
8. Travis Nero Wall Letter, Page 15.
9. Travis Nero Wall Letter, As recorded page 15 Wyley D. Ward's book on Wright Wall.
10. DESCENDANTS OF WRIGHT WALL REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER by Wyley D. Ward 2001, page 13.
11. Travis Nero Wall Letter.
12. The Taylor Book, December 20, 1939 By Marion Doby Taylor.
13. Book, Family Records of The Descendants of Daniel Dozier RE 1989.
14. The Folks From Pea Ridge, In Covington & Conech Counties, Alabama by Wyley Ward.
15. DESCENDANTS OF WRIGHT WALL REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER by Wyley D. Ward 2001.
16. Memorial Record of Alabama pa 764.
17. 1850 Census, Covington County.
18. Memorial Record of Alabama pa 764.
19. Memorial Record of Alabama pa 765.
20. Goodhope Church Records.
21. 1850 Census, Covington County.
22. CSA Records.
23. 1850 Census, Covington County.
24. Jones-Bryan notes on Taylor's from Scott Smith.
25. 1850 Census, Covington County.
26. Fed Census, Trinity Co. Tx 7-28-1870.
27. 1850 Census, Covington County.
28. Tombstone, Pilgrim's Rest Cememtery, Dozier, Alabama.
29. 1850 Census, Covington County.
30. Cauley Chronicles by Scott Smith.
31. Martha Newborn Mable 1377 Indenpence Ave. SE Washington, DC 20003.
32. The Taylor Book, December 20, 1939 By Marion Doby Taylor.
33. Tombstone, Pilgrim's Rest Cememtery, Dozier, Alabama.
34. Opp Weekly News November 3, 1932.
35. Paper.
36. Bible, Marriages.
37. Deeds, Taylor Heirs of John Arnette Taylor.
38. Taylor in Texas.
39. Death Certificate State of Alabama.
40. Church of Shiloh Primitive Baptist Frico City, Alabama.
41. Web Gen Report.
42. Church of Shiloh Primitive Baptist Frico City, Alabama.
43. Tombstone, Pilgrim's Rest Cememtery, Dozier, Alabama.
44. Tombstone, Goodhope Cemetery, Searight, Alabama.
45. The Folks From Pea Ridge, In Covington & Conech Counties, Alabama by Wyley Ward, page 85.
46. Jones-Bryan notes on Taylor's from Scott Smith.
47. Tomstone, Sasser Church of Christ.
48. Cauley Chronicles by Scott Smith.
49. Martha Newborn Mable 1377 Indenpence Ave. SE Washington, DC 20003.
50. Andalusia Star, June 1936.Certificate of Death #13889 Alabama Center for Health Statistics
51. The Covington News.
52. The Taylor Book, December 20, 1939 By Marion Doby Taylor., Military Record and personel knowledge of son Robert
53. Interview with her
54. History of Escambia County, Alabama By Annie C. Waters.
55. William Anthony Patterson.
56. The Taylor Book, December 20, 1939 By Marion Doby Taylor.
57. Bible, Marriages.
58. William Anthony Patterson.
59. Jimmy Caton.
60. Bible, Marriages.
61. Jimmy Caton.
62. The Taylor Book, December 20, 1939 By Marion Doby Taylor.
63. Jimmy Caton.
64. The Taylor Book, December 20, 1939 By Marion Doby Taylor.
65. Bible, Marriages.
66. The Taylor Book, December 20, 1939 By Marion Doby Taylor.
67. Bible, Marriages.
68. Jones-Bryan notes on Taylor's from Scott Smith.
69. Idalyn McGill Stinson, Florida.
70. Bible, Marriages.
71. Mrs. Doris Michell Albany, Georgia.
72. News Paper.
73. Florala News January 16, 1986.
74. Family Bible as recorded by Shirley Taylor.
75. The Jones Family Book May 28, 1998.
76. Carl Evans.
77. Linda Taylor Brien 26626 Guadiana Mission Viejo, CA 92691.
78. Cauley Chronicles by Scott Smith.




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