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Obituary Stephen Bernard Taylor,
Warrenton, Warren, Missouri, 1 May 1913

Warrenton Banner, Warrenton, Warren, Missouri, 9 May 1913

Subj:   Wright cemetery burial obituary
Date:   2/4/02 9:41:11 AM Mountain Standard Time
To: Nancy (Hale) Stuart

Below is the obituary of Stephen Bernard Taylor who is buried at Wright
Cemetery under the tombstone  "S.B.Taylor" his wife Martha Harmon,
is also buried here under "Mrs. S. B. Taylor."

Warrenton Banner, Friday, May 9, 1913. Page 1, Column 1


The subject of this sketch was born in Halifax county, Virginia, September
25, 1832, and came to Missouri when at the age of six years to make his home,
and spent many years as a valuable and esteemed citizen of this county.  His
earthly career came to a close at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tesson, in
Truesdale, May 1, 1913, at the age of 80 years, 7 months and 24 days.

He was married to Miss Martha Harmon in 1852 and lived a happy life with her
for many years, until she was removed to a better world Octoer 24, 1904.
This union was blessed with eleven children as follows:

1)  Mrs.William Tesson (Mary "Mollie" Frances Taylor)
2)  Nate (Nathaniel O.) Taylor
3)  Mrs. Charles Skinner (Nancy "Belle" Taylor)
4)  Mrs John D. Cantwell (Ella P. Taylor)
5)  James Taylor
6)  Robert Lee Taylor
7)  Ephthy (Eli P.) Taylor
8)  Sarah Taylor
9)  Henry Taylor
10) Porter Taylor
11) Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Bishop (Laura Ellen Taylor)

Three of the children died in infancy.  He also leaves 46 grandchildren, and
15 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Taylor became a member of the Christian Church at the age of forty years,
and since that time lived a devoted Christian life.  The body was taken to
Martinsburg and laid to rest by the side of his companion.  His daughter Mrs.
Tesson, desires to thank all of her friends and neighbors who so kindly
assisted her during the illness, and after the death of her father.

Sincerely, Barbara Lewellen

Thomas Jefferson and Laura Ellen (Taylor) Bishop Family