Thomas Edward Taylor1

M, b. 1883, d. 1941
     Thomas Edward Taylor was born in 1883 at Indianola, Warren Co., IA, per marriage record.1 He married Gladys May Head on 16 May 1906 at Des Moines Co., IA, After Gladys passed, Thomas married Nell Flynn, who was the step-mother of Madge Taylor. Thomas Edward Taylor married Nellie Flynn on 15 September 1917 at Dubuque Co., IA. Thomas Edward Taylor lived on 6 January 1920 at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, Coal dealer.1 He died in 1941. He was buried in 1941 at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, Findagrave #61746631.

Child of Thomas Edward Taylor and Gladys May Head


  1. [S1226] 1920 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 500.

Thomas Jefferson Taylor1

M, b. 15 October 1833, d. 23 June 1920
     Thomas Jefferson Taylor was born on 15 October 1833 at Kentucky.1 He married Almira Jane Stout.1 Thomas Jefferson Taylor died on 23 June 1920 at Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 86.

Child of Thomas Jefferson Taylor and Almira Jane Stout


  1. [S3497] 1880 Federal Census, Columbia County, Washington. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1396; FHL #1255396.

Thomas Nelson Taylor1

M, b. 5 February 1915, d. 15 January 1973
     Thomas Nelson Taylor was born on 5 February 1915 at Boon Twp., Warrick Co., IN.1 He was the son of David M. Taylor and Emma J. Wendell.1 Thomas Nelson Taylor married Cecelia Agatha Wilkison, daughter of Charles Parrott Wilkison and Margaretta Truckey, in May 1935 at Wabash Co. (probably), IL, license issuance reported in the 27 MAY 1935 edition of the Daily Republican-Register, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, p.3. Cecelia apparently had a brief prior marriage to a Perkins, as that was her surname when she married Thomas Taylor. Thomas Nelson Taylor lived in April 1940 at Owensville, Gibson Co., IN, livestock truck driver.2 He began military service on 22 February 1944 WW II service, U.S. Marine Corps, PFC., discharged 6 DEC 1945. He died on 15 January 1973 at age 57

Obituary -- Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona; Thursday, 18 JAN 1873, p.20 (

Thomas N. Taylor

WILLCOX -- Services for Thomas N. Taylor, 58, who died Monday in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tucson, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Westlawn Chapel here. Members of Willcox Masonic Lodge No. 10 will conduct graveside services at the Dos Cabezas Cemetery.

Mr. Taylor, who was born in Booneville (sic), Ind., moved to Willcox in 1949 and was a Willcox police officer from 1957 to 1964. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Nazarene Church and the Masonic lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Cecilia; two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Faulk of Willcox, and Mrs. Dureatha Goodman of Tucson; and four grandchildren.

He was buried in January 1973 at Dos Cabezas Pioneer Cemetery, Dos Cabezas, Cochise Co., AZ, Findagrave #11486160.

Children of Thomas Nelson Taylor and Cecelia Agatha Wilkison


  1. [S779] 1920 Federal Census, Warrick County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series T625, Roll 473; FHL #1820473.
  2. [S2231] 1940 Federal Census, Gibson County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1046.

Ura Estella Taylor

F, b. 8 January 1887, d. 9 January 1970
     Ura Estella Taylor was born on 8 January 1887 at Barnes City, Mahaska Co., IA. She was the daughter of Zacharia Taylor and Sarah Alice Armstrong. Ura Estella Taylor married Dr. Byron Edgar Dixon on 30 August 1904 at Texarkana, Bowie Co., TX. Ura Estella Taylor died on 9 January 1970 at Brawley, Imperial Co., CA, at age 83.

Child of Ura Estella Taylor and Dr. Byron Edgar Dixon

Virginia Florence Taylor

F, b. circa 1906, d. circa 1906
     Virginia Florence Taylor died circa 1906. She was born circa 1906. She was the daughter of Ray J. Taylor and Lillie Florence Hause.

Virginia Ruth Taylor

F, b. 16 July 1933, d. 22 March 2004
     Virginia Ruth Taylor was born on 16 July 1933 at Harlan, Shelby Co., IA. She was the daughter of Lyle Dearborn Taylor and Beatrice Salena Talley. Virginia Ruth Taylor married Dr. Dale Brice Jillson, son of Dr. Paul Myron Jillson and Juanita Jerrene Bartlett, on 11 September 1955 at Harlan, Pottawattamie Co., IA. Virginia Ruth Taylor died on 22 March 2004 at age 70. She was buried in March 2004 at West Cedar Valley Cemetery, Elgin, Antelope Co., NE, Find A Grave Memorial# 77258928.

W. Richard Taylor

M, b. 6 August 1902, d. 17 April 1982
     W. Richard Taylor was born on 6 August 1902 at Greene Co., IL. He married Marion Ursuline Chinowth, daughter of Joseph William Chinowth and Margaret Ryan, after April 1948. W. Richard Taylor died on 17 April 1982 at age 79. He was buried in April 1982 at Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton, Greene Co., IL, Findagrave #55011904.

Wesley Henry Taylor

M, b. 25 March 1809, d. 28 July 1881
     Wesley Henry Taylor married Julia Ann Powell. Wesley Henry Taylor was born on 25 March 1809. He was the son of John Clark Taylor and Rachel C. Cole. Wesley Henry Taylor died on 28 July 1881 at age 72.

William Taylor

M, b. 1773
     William Taylor was born in 1773. He was the son of Tarpley Taylor and Libbia or Sibia (?)

William Taylor

M, b. 1745, d. 22 August 1815
     William Taylor married Anne (?). William Taylor was born in 1745. He died on 22 August 1815.

Child of William Taylor and Anne (?)

William Taylor1

M, b. 6 August 1900, d. March 1972
     William Taylor was born on 6 August 1900 at St. Louis, MO.1 He was the son of Frank L. Taylor and Ella D. Inman.1 William Taylor died in March 1972 at Troy, Lincoln Co., MO, at age 71.


  1. [S2132] 1910 Federal Census, St. Louis Independent City, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 819; FHL #1374832.

William Taylor1

M, b. 1822, d. 1863
     William Taylor was born in 1822 at Kentucky.1 He married Amelia Williams. William Taylor died in 1863 at Richland Co., IL. He was buried in 1863 at Johnson Cemetery, Woodville, Wayne Co., IL, Find A Grave Memorial# 19612077.

Child of William Taylor and Amelia Williams


  1. [S3921] 1860 Federal Census, Richland County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 222; FHL #803222.

William Taylor

M, b. 29 December 1870, d. 18 April 1948
     William Taylor was born on 29 December 1870 at Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH. He married Louise Ann Cooper. William Taylor died on 18 April 1948 at Muncie, Delaware Co., IN, at age 77.

Child of William Taylor and Louise Ann Cooper

William A. Taylor1

M, b. circa 1848
     William A. Taylor was born circa 1848 at Fenter Twp., Hot Spring Co., AR.2,1 He was the son of James S. Taylor and Mary C. Wade.1
Note: Was living in 1860, but not found in 1870 or 1880. DLB 2013.


  1. [S2186] 1860 Federal Census, Hot Spring County, Arkansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 42; FHL #803042.
  2. [S2185] 1850 Federal Census, Hot Spring County, Arkansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series 432, Roll 26.

William Francis Taylor1

M, b. 19 November 1881, d. 28 February 1964
     William Francis Taylor was born on 19 November 1881 at Taylor Co., IA.1 He married Elvira Mabel Randall on 12 October 1904 at Bedford, Taylor Co., IA. William Francis Taylor died on 28 February 1964 at age 82. He was buried in March 1964 at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Taylor Co., IA, Findagrave #57853966.

Child of William Francis Taylor and Elvira Mabel Randall


  1. [S4697] 1920 Federal Census, Taylor County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 514; FHL #1820514.

William Gunn Taylor

M, b. 1904, d. 1978
     William Gunn Taylor was born in 1904. He married Rose Marie Ade, daughter of David Christian Ade and Myrtle Ellen Watts. William Gunn Taylor died in 1978. He was buried in 1978 at Surrey Township Cemetery, Farwell, Clare Co., MI, Find A Grave Memorial# 23356243.

William Hudson Taylor

M, b. 3 March 1905, d. 22 June 1964
     William Hudson Taylor was born on 3 March 1905 at Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He married Dorothy D. Price, daughter of Truman Oliver Price and Nellie Mae Smith, on 25 April 1925 at Trinity Church, Seattle, King Co., WA. William Hudson Taylor and Dorothy D. Price were divorced before April 1930. William Hudson Taylor died on 22 June 1964 at age 59. He was buried in June 1964 at Mills and Mills Memorial Park, Tumwater, Thurston Co., WA, Findagrave #102986379.

Child of William Hudson Taylor and Dorothy D. Price

William M. Taylor

M, b. October 1823, d. 22 October 1823
     William M. Taylor was born in October 1823. He was the son of John Clark Taylor and Rachel C. Cole. William M. Taylor died on 22 October 1823.

William Newton Taylor

M, b. circa 1826
     William Newton Taylor was born circa 1826 at Ohio.1 He married Rebecca Coil, daughter of John Coil and Mary House.

Children of William Newton Taylor and Rebecca Coil


  1. [S268] 1850 Federal Census, Fayette County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 678.

William Starr Taylor

M, b. 1864
     William Starr Taylor was born in 1864. He was the son of James M. Taylor and Deborah P. Starr. William Starr Taylor married Annie Matterns.

Children of William Starr Taylor and Annie Matterns

Zacharia Taylor

M, b. 29 August 1861, d. 25 May 1930
     Zacharia Taylor was born on 29 August 1861 at Mahaska Co., IA. He married Sarah Alice Armstrong on 18 August 1888 at Mahaska Co., IA. Zacharia Taylor died on 25 May 1930 at Dallas Center, Dallas Co., IA, at age 68.

Child of Zacharia Taylor and Sarah Alice Armstrong

Zachary Taylor

M, b. 17 April 1707, d. 29 March 1768
     Zachary Taylor was born on 17 April 1707 at Orange Co., VA. He was the son of James Taylor Jr. and Martha Thompson. Zachary Taylor married Elizabeth Lee. Zachary Taylor died on 29 March 1768 at age 60.

Child of Zachary Taylor and Elizabeth Lee

Gen. Zachary Taylor

M, b. 24 November 1784, d. 9 July 1850
     Gen. Zachary Taylor was born on 24 November 1784 at Montebello, near Barboursville, Orange Co., VA. He was the son of Col. Richard Taylor and Sarah Dabney Strother. Gen. Zachary Taylor married Margaret Mackall Smith, daughter of Walter Smith and Ann Mackall, on 21 June 1810 at Jefferson Co., KY. Gen. Zachary Taylor died on 9 July 1850 at The White House, Washington, District of Columbia, at age 65

Biography -- (

12th United States President, United States Army Major General. He was elected as the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Born into a prominent planter family, his father rose to Lieutenant Colonel in the Contiental Army during the American Revolution. His family migrated west, settling near what is now Louisville, Kentucky on the Ohio River. Because there were no formal schools on the Kentucky frontier, he had a sporadic formal education. In May 1808, he joined the United States Army, receiving a commission as a 1st Lieutenant of the 7th Infantry Regiment and spent most of the following year in Louisiana. In November 1810 he was promoted to the rank of Captain and the following July he was sent to the Indiana Territory to take control of Fort Knox at present-day Vincennes, Indiana after its commandant had fled. During the War of 1812 he successfully defended Fort Harrison in Indiana Territory from an Indian attack that was commanded by the Shawnee chief Tecumseh. He gained recognition for his defense and received a temporary promotion to the rank of Major. In 1815, after the end of the war, he was returned to his permanent rank of Captain and he resigned from the Army, only to re-enter it again the following year after gaining a commission as a Major. He was placed in command of Fort Howard near present-day Green Bay, Wisconsin and in April 1819 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After spending the next 5 years in Louisiana, he was called to Washington, DC to work on an Army committee to consolidate and improve military organization. In May 1828 became commander at Fort Snelling in Minnesota on the northern Mississippi River for a year, and nearby Fort Crawford for a year. In April 1832 he was promoted to the rank of Colonel of the 1st Infantry Regiment and participated in the Black Hawk War. By 1837, the 2nd Seminole War was underway when he was directed to Florida. He defeated the Seminole Indians in the Christmas Day Battle of Lake Okeechobee, which was among the largest US-Native American battles of the 19th century. In recognition of his success, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and placed in command of all American troops in Florida, a position he held for the next two years. His reputation as a military leader was growing, and with it, he began to be known as "Old Rough and Ready." In May 1841 he became commander of the 2nd Department of the US Army's Western division that ran west from the Mississippi River and south of the 37th parallel north, with his headquarters in Arkansas. In anticipation of the annexation of the Republic of Texas, which had established independence in 1836, he was sent to Fort Jesup, Louisiana in 1844 to guard against any attempts by Mexico to reclaim the territory. He served there until July 1845, when annexation became imminent, and President James K. Polk directed him to deploy into disputed territory in Texas. He selected a spot at Corpus Christi, and his Army of Occupation encamped there until the following spring. After the Mexican War began in May 1846, he commanded the American forces at the Battle of Palo Alto and the nearby Battle of Resaca de la Palma, defeating the Mexican forces, which greatly outnumbered his own. These victories made him a popular hero, and within weeks he received a brevet promotion to the rank of Major General and a formal commendation from Congress. The following September he inflicted heavy casualties upon the Mexican defenders at the Battle of Monterrey and afterwards half of his army joined General Winfield Scott's forces as they besieged Veracruz. When Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna discovered that Taylor had contributed all but 6,000 of his men to the General Scott’s effort, he resolved to take advantage of the situation and attacked with 20,000 men at the Battle of Buena Vista in February 1847 with Taylor's forces prevailing. Remaining at Monterrey until November 1847, he returned to the Louisiana and his former command, receiving a hero's welcome in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Having never revealed his political beliefs or previously voted, in 1848 he received the nomination for President as a member of the Whig Party and selected New Yorker Millard Fillmore as his Vice Presidential running mate. The ticket went on to defeat Lewis Cass, the Democratic candidate and Martin Van Buren, the Free Soil candidate. In January 1849 he resigned his Western Division command and began to form his Administration. As President, distanced himself from Congress and his Cabinet, even in the face of the growing sectional crisis over slavery. He was against the expansion of slavery into newly formed territories, despite his Southern birth and his own slaveholder status. This stance help contribute to the Compromise of 1850, which delayed the section conflict but satisfied no one. After attending the 1850 July 4th celebration and fund-raising event at the Washington Monument (under construction), he reportedly consumed raw fruit, probably cherries, and iced milk and over the course of the next few days, he became severely ill with an unknown digestive ailment. The identity and source of his illness are the subject of historical speculation. After contracting a fever, he soon died at the age of 65, the 2nd United States President to die in office. He was temporarily interred in the Public Vault of the Congressional Cemetery in Washington DC until October 1850 when his body was transported to the Taylor Family plot where his parents were buried, on the old Taylor homestead plantation known as 'Springfield' in Louisville, Kentucky. In May 1926 his remains and those of his wife were moved into their final resting place, the newly constructed Taylor mausoleum nearby. Almost immediately after his death, rumors began to circulate that he was poisoned by pro-slavery Southerners, and similar theories persisted into the 20th century. In the late 1980s a former professor at University of Florida, persuaded his closest living relative to agree to an exhumation so that his remains could be tested and in June 1991 he was exhumed and transported to the Office of the Kentucky Chief Medical Examiner. Samples of hair, fingernail, and other tissues were removed, and radiological studies were conducted. Neutron activation analysis conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee revealed no evidence of poisoning, as arsenic levels were too low. The analysis concluded he had contracted "cholera morbus, or acute gastroenteritis", as Washington DC had open sewers, and his food or drink may have been contaminated. He was honored with a US postage stamp in 1875, 1938, and 1986, and the Presidential dollar coin in 2009. He was the last US President to own slaves while in office. His youngest child and only son, Richard Taylor, was a Confederate general during the American Civil War and his second child, Sarah Knox Taylor, married future Confederate President Jefferson Davis in 1835 but died of malaria shortly after their marriage.

Bio by: William Bjornstad.

He was buried at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, near Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Findagrave #1023.

Children of Gen. Zachary Taylor and Margaret Mackall Smith

Zenia Taylor

F, b. 27 October 1894, d. 8 December 1978
     Zenia Taylor was born on 27 October 1894. She was the daughter of Merritt Edward Taylor and Laura Jane Adams. Zenia Taylor married Robert Kogel on 27 April 1915. Zenia Taylor died on 8 December 1978 at age 84.

Children of Zenia Taylor and Robert Kogel


     Taylor was the daughter of Randall Delaney Taylor and Flora Wilhelmina Rossmiller. Taylor died Accidental drowning.

Gypsy Teague

     Gypsy Teague married Richard W. Smith.

Haskiel Jackson Teague

M, b. 13 January 1928, d. 1 July 1988
     Haskiel Jackson Teague was also known as "Jack". He was born on 13 January 1928 at Johnson City, Washington Co., TN; son of William A. and Willie B. (Berry) Teague. He married Jewell Christine Reeves, daughter of Paul Reeves and Anna Bell Hale, on 20 February 1947 at Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, ceremony by Rev. C. A. McGillen, minister of the Tacoma Avenue Church of God. Haskiel Jackson Teague died on 1 July 1988 at La Mesa, San Diego Co., CA, at age 60. He was buried in July 1988 at El Cajon Cemetery, El Cajon, San Diego Co., CA, Findagrave #219184047.

Ellis Teal

     Ellis Teal married Rosa Barefield.

Child of Ellis Teal and Rosa Barefield

Joyce Teal

F, b. 5 December 1926
     Joyce Teal was born on 5 December 1926 at Clio, Barbour Co., AL. She was the daughter of Ellis Teal and Rosa Barefield. Joyce Teal married Horace Frank McDaniel, son of Frank Horace McDaniel and Mary Elizabeth Hively, on 24 July 1945 at Eufaula, Barbour Co., AL.

Shirley J. Teats

F, b. 29 January 1932, d. 5 December 2008
     Shirley J. Teats was born on 29 January 1932 at Findlay, Hancock Co., OH. She was the daughter of Thurman Albert Teats and Willadene Martin. Shirley J. Teats married Everett H. Leeper, son of Albert L. Leeper and Alta N. Andrews. Shirley J. Teats died on 5 December 2008 at Clay Co., AL, at age 76 Obituary (

Shirley J. Teats Studdard

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley J. Teats Studdard, age 76 of Lineville, will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with Revs. Pete Haynes and Ray Milstead officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Mrs. Studdard passed away on Friday, December 5, 2008 at the Clay County Hospital. She was born and grew up in Finley, OH, was a former resident of Texas but had lived in Clay County since 1972. She was a homemaker and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Mrs. Studdard is survived by her husband, James Studdard “Jim”, Sr. of Lineville; four daughters: Connie Thomas of Lineville, Sharon McDowell of South Carolina, Diane Ryan of Cragford and Michelle Studdard of Lineville; three sons: Everette “Bud” Leeper of Ohio, Jim Studdard, Jr. of Lineville and Charles Studdard of Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thurman Teats and Willa Dean Martin Teats; one son, Roger Leeper; her step-mother, Alice Teats; two sisters: Etta Mae Jarrells and Mary Ann Teats plus one grandson, J. J. Leeper.

Pallbearers will be Dale McDowell, Gerrold Smith, Justin Biship, Steven Kane, Dale Phillips and James Snow.

The family will receive friends at the Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville on Monday, December 8, 2008 from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m. and until one hour prior to service time on Tuesday. She will lie in-state at the church for one hour.

Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville in charge of the arrangements.

She was buried in December 2008 at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Clay Co., AL, Find A Grave Memorial# 137764724.