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Dr. William V. Taylor - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, June 13, 1863

General,

I live and have lived for many years in the neighborhood of Memphis outside of the Corporate limits of the City.  As I suppose your General Order No. 65 will soon be enforced in my Precinct, I now ask to be empted from taking the Oath of Allegiance Inscribed in it.

I am a practicing physician and dependent upon my professional earnings for support.  I am nearly 73 years old and my wife is only a few years younger.  She has lately had the misfortune to break her arm, and is now fully disabled.  A lady friend who has for many years been a member of my family is now sinking rapidly under pulmonary consumption, and confined to her bed.  I would willingly leave Memphis is I could; but besides the obstacles to remove which I have machines, I am wholly without the pecuniary means necessary, and have no place to refuge, and no resources in the South.  My wife and I have a comfortable home here, but could only expect on look for unsheltered old age elsewhere.  I am altogether Southern in blood and feeling association and Kindred; and some of my sons are in the Confederate Army, but I am quite orderly and law-abiding.  I trust that you will suffer me and mine to remain in our home which arraying ourselves by the solemn obligation of an oath, in hostility against our children, and all the his and sympathies of long lives now drawing to a close.

 

Maj. Genl. Hulburt                                                        Wm V. Taylor, M. D.
Commanding

 


 

 

 

FAMILY GENEALOGY

Dr. William Vannah Taylor, M. D.
Assistant Surgeon- Navy
War of 1812

b. ca. 1790 Yorktown, York County, Virginia
d. May 7, 1872, Memphis, Tennessee
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Military Section
1809-1812 - University of Pennsylvania
Married June 21, 1814, North Carolina
Spouse: Fannie McCoy Henderson

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Elland S. Sohn
San Antonio, Texas
 



1) Dr. Nathaniel TAYLOR, M.. D.,  b. 1767, Yorktown, York County, Virginia.( 1 )
    Spouse: Lucy White
     2-1)   Dr. William Vannah TAYLOR Sr., b. ca. 1790, Yorktown, York Co., Virginia .( 2 )
              Died: May 7, 1872, in Memphis, Tennessee.
              Education: Education: 1809-1812, University of Pennsylvania.
              Awarded   M.D. Degree by the faculty in 1845.
              Military:  Navy Assistant Surgeon, War of 1812             
              Married: June 21, 1814, North Carolina
              Spouse: Fannie McCoy HENDERSON, b. ca. 1796, North Carolina. d. 1890
              Daughter of Chief Justice Leonard Henderson
              Residence 1:  1814-1836 North Carolina
              Residence 2: 1836-1840  LaGrange, Tennessee
              Residence 3:  1840-1848 Holly Springs, Mississippi
              Residence 4: 1848-1872, Memphis, Tennessee

          CHILDREN:  ( 3 )

         3-1) Henry Skipwith TAYLOR, b. ca. 1815, North Carolina. d. April 4, 1876,
                near Somerville, Fayette Co., Tennessee

                Spouse 1:  Laura Elizabeth Hunter
                Married About 1833
                4-1) Frances Henderson Taylor, born between 1834-1845
                4-2) Samuel Taylor, b. between 1834-1845
                4-3) William V. Taylor, b. bet 1834-1845; died in Civil War 1861-1865
                4-4) Laura Rebecca Taylor. b. between 1834-1845
                
                Spouse 2: Jane Eliza Mayo, b. Feb 4, 1826, Martin Co., NC; d. Aug 6, 1897
                Married: 1846
                Buried Asbury Cemetery, Fayette County, Tennessee
                Children: all born in Tennessee  ( 4 )
                   4-5) Frederick M. Taylor, b. Oct 4, 1847; d. Dec 26, 1873
                   4-6) Mary E. Taylor, b. Jan 8, 1849; d. Sept 26, 1850 (Died in Infancy)
                   4-7) Henry Skipwith Taylor, Jr, b. Sept 28, 1850; d. July 12, 1851 (Died in infancy)
                   4-8) Henry Skipwith "Skip" Taylor III, Apr 19, 1852; Aug 18, 1925.  Teacher
                   4-9) Jane Elizabeth Taylor, b. Feb 4, 1854
                   4-10) Miniza M. Taylor, b. Jun 6, 1855
                   4-11) Susy W. Taylor, b. Dec 24, 1856; d. Mar 7, 1962
                   4-12) Robert M. Taylor, b. Sept 13, 1858; d. Mar 21, 1918. @ Asbury Cemetery
                   4-13) Emily T. Taylor, b. Oct 3, 1860; d. Jan 14, 1908 @ Asbury Cemetery
                   4-14) John M. Taylor, b. Apr 12, 1862; d. Apr 14, 1862 (Died in infancy)
                   4-15) Araminta "Mattie" J. Taylor,  b. Jun 20, 1863
                   4-16) Lucy Willie Taylor, b. Feb 19, 1865; d. July 31, 1921
                   4-17) Agnes Bell "Agie Beau" Taylor, b. Sept 20, 1867; d. Sept 19, 1923
                             Spouse: Don Hankins

         3-2) Leonard Hamilton TAYLOR, b. ca. 1816, North Carolina. d. 1856
                 Fact: Living with parents in 1850 Census, Ward 4, Shelby Co., Tennessee

         3-3) Dr. Arthur Kennon TAYLOR, b. ca. 1818, North Carolina. 1886
                 Education: M.D. 1840, University of Pennsylvania ( 1 )                           
                 Married: January 14, 1841, Marshall County. Mississippi.
                 Spouse 1:  Mary Jane DICKINS, deceased before 1880 Census.
                 Children: ( 5 )
                         
4-1) Annie Taylor, b. ____; d. October 16. 1876
                           Spouse: William A. BICKFORD Jr.
                    4-2) Mollie R. Taylor,  b. ca. 1857, Tennessee.
                            Spouse: Mr. CROOK
                            Children:
                              5-1) Sue Rose Crook, b. ca. 1873, TN
                              5-2) Earnest Crook, b. ca. 1879, AR.  Age 9 months in 1880 census.
                    

         3-4) James Henderson Roberts TAYLOR, b. ca. 1820, North Carolina. d. 1867
                 Spouse:  Susan Henderson

         3-5) Lucy White TAYLOR, b. 15 December 1821, North Carolina. d. 1903
                 Married July 2, 1840, Marshall County, Mississippi
                 Spouse: Joel Addison HAYES, b. 18 January 1815, Wilson Co., Tennessee.
                 Children: ( 6 )( 6a )( 6b)
                         
4-1) Adelicia Hayes, 24 May 1841, Holly Springs, Mississippi
                   4-2) Richard H. Hayes, b. 7 Dec 1842, Holly Springs, Mississippi
                   4-3) Sarah C. Hayes, b. 5 July 1846, Oxford, North Carolina
                   4-4) Joel Addison Hayes, b. 4 March 1848, Holly Springs, Mississippi
                           Married January 1, 1876- St. Lazarus Episcopal Church, Memphis, TN
                                    
Occupation: Cashier in Bank - 1880-Memphis, Tennessee
                                    
Occupation:  President, First National Bank, Colorado Springs, CO
                            Spouse: Margaret Howell Davis          
                                    
Children:      
                              5-1) Varina Hayes, b. March 1879, Tennessee
                                       
5-2)  Lucy W. Hayes, b. January 1882, Tennessee
                              5-3)  Jefferson Davis Hayes, October 1884, Colorado
                              5-4)  William D. Hayes, b. Jan 1889, Colorado
                      
4-5) Lucy White Hayes, b. 30 Dec 1856, Mephis, Tennessee.
                     
 4-6) William O. Hayes, b. 7 April 1859, Tennessee.  Living with brother Addison -1880

         3-6) Frances Henderson TAYLOR, b. between 1822 - 1825, North Carolina. d. ca. 1833

         3-7) Dr. William Vannah TAYLOR Jr. b. ca. 1826 Raleigh, North Carolina ( 7 )
                 Died 1891, in Olla, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana.  
                 Education: M.D. 1848 -University of Pennsylvania ( 1 )
                 Career: Both before & after the Civil War in Memphis, Tennessee-Doctor
                 After the War practiced at Evergreen and at Olla, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana.
                 Married 29 August 1848, Marshall County, Tennessee
                 Spouse: Mary C. JARRATT, b. ca. 1830, East Tennessee.
                 Daughter of Reverend Nathaniel R. Jarratt
                 Children:
                   4-1) Dr. William Vannah TAYLOR III, b, May 22, 1850, Tennessee.
                        Died October 31, 1931, Buried Olla Cemetery, Olla, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana.
                        Residence for 29 years as of 1921: Olla, Louisiana.
                        Spouse: Sarah Francis DAVIS, b. May 11, 1853, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana,
                           d. Dec 23, 1927, Buried Olla Cemetery, Olla, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana. ( 8 )
                        Married 1873.  Seven children .( 8 )
                        CHILDREN: ( 8 ) & ( 9 )
                        5-1) William V. TAYLOR IV, b. ca 1875, Louisiana; deceased before 1927
                        5-2) Allen Davis Taylor, b. ca. 1877, Louisiana; living in Memphis 1927
                        5-3) Arthur Jarrott Taylor, b. ca. 1879, Louisiana; living in Memphis 1927
                        5-4) Leonard Henderson Taylor, b. Sept 21, 1888; d. Sept 20, 1976, Olla, LA
                                Buried Olla Cemetery, Olla, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana
                        5-5) R. E. Taylor, Living in Olla, Louisiana as of 1927
                                Spouse: Mr. Prestridge 
                        5-6) Lois Taylor, Living in Olla, Louisiana as of 1927
                                Spouse: Mr. Crawford 
                        5-7) ?
                 4-2) General Arthur Robert TAYLOR, b. Nov. 8, 1851, near Holly Springs, MS
                         Occupation: Founder of  book and office furniture store "A. R. Company" .( 10 )
                4-3) Mary Emmett Taylor
                        Sp. Mr. REES
                 4-4) Cornelia Lee Taylor, b. ca. 1866-Louisiana.
                         Sp: Mr.  JONES

       3-8) Emily Sneed TAYLOR, b. ca. 1828, North Carolina. Not in 1850 Census.
               Spouse 1:  Rufus Turnage
               Spouse 2: Eugene Ledyard


       3-9) Nathaniel Chapman TAYLOR, b. ca. 1829, North Carolina. d. 1904 ( 11 )
               Sp: Jennie Dickens,  b. ca. 1842. d. May 12, 1876, Holly Springs, Marshall, MS  
               Military:  21st Tennessee Confederate Infantry - Company H. - Captain
               Occupation: Lawyer
               Children: 
                 4-1) Arthur Taylor, b. ca. 1863, Mississippi
                 4-2) Sue Taylor, b. ca. 1866, Mississippi
                 4-3) Ann Taylor, b. ca. 1869, Mississippi 

      3-10) Mary Emmett TAYLOR, b. ca. 1829, North Carolina. Not in 1850 Census.

      3-11) Dr. Richard Henderson Taylor, b. ca. 1832, North Carolina.
               d. Jan 26, 1925, Hot Springs, Pulaski county, Arkansas. Age 93.
               Spouse 1: Volle Gift
               Spouse 2: Susan Fisher
               Living with brother Arthur K. Taylor in 1880 census, Hot Springs, Arkansas.
               Education: University of Pennsylvania, M.D. 1857
               Civil War: Confederate Surgeon.
               Widowed by 1880 census.( 12 )
              Children:
                4-1) James R. Taylor, b. ca. 1857, Mississippi
                4-2) Jesse T. Taylor, b. ca. 1861, Tennessee

      3-12) Archibald Henderson TAYLOR, b. ca. 1834, North Carolina. d. July 13, 1866
                Killed in a duel in Mississippi with Captain Alonzo Greenlaw. 
                Witnessed by Captain Gift and Colonel Langdon D. Haynes, and Dr. Freeman-surgeon.
                Memphis Daily Post, July 13, 1866.  Article submitted by John F. Taylor - researcher.
                Occupation: Lawyer
                Spouse: Lucy Turnage
                Children:  Survived by two children. 

      3-13) Dr. John Lane Henderson Taylor, b. ca. 1836, Tennessee. d. 1880
                    
Spouse: Violet Hancock, b. ca. 1840, Mississippi
                Children:  ( 13 )
                   4-1) Lizzie Taylor, b. ca. 1861, Tennessee
                   4-2) Fannie Taylor, b. ca. 1863, Tennessee
                   4-3) John Taylor, b. ca. 1865, Mississippi
                   4-4) Henderson Taylor, b. ca. 1867, Mississippi
                   4-5) Ella Taylor, b. ca. 1870, Mississippi
                   4-6) Lucy Taylor, b. ca. 1872, Mississippi
                   4-7) Kennon Taylor, b. ca. 1877, Mississippi
                   4-8) Gertrude Taylor, b. ca. 1880,  Mississippi

      3-14) Julius Alexander Taylor, b. ca. 1840, Holly Springs, Mississippi. d. 1895. ( 14 )
              
Occupation:  Lawyer. Member of the law firm of Taylor & Carroll.
               Attorney for the county of Shelby, Tennessee from 1876 to 1882
               Military:  21st Tennessee Confederate Infantry - Lieutenant
               Spouse 1: Margaret Ruffin, b. MS, d. 1879.   Married 1866
               Children: ( 15 )
                 4-1) James R. Taylor, b. ca. 1868, TN
                 4-2) Fanny H. Taylor, b. ca. 1871, TN
                 4-3) Rosa R. Taylor, b. ca. 1874, TN
                 4-4) Julius A. Taylor, b. ca 1876, TN
               Spouse 2:  Louise Crawford.  Married 1881 ( 14)
               Children:
                 4-1) Margaret Taylor
                 4-2) West C. Taylor
   

Sources: 
1) Alumni Records Collection, University of Pennsylvania Archives. Information supplied
    by great-granddaughter Mrs. Frederick Fowler, New York.
2) "Tennessee the Volunteer State 1769-1823: Volume 3. Biography Dr. William V. Taylor
3)  Henderson, H .Z., "Hoosier Pioneers" RootsWeb Gedcom, dated May 23, 2003.
4) 1880 Federal Census, District 14, Fayette, Tennessee, page 467D.  Head of
    Household: "J. E. Taylor, age 51, widow of Henry Skipwith Taylor.
5) 1880 Federal Census, Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas.  Page No. 117D. Head of
    Household Arthur K. Taylor, Physician, age 60, widow.
6) 1880 Federal Census, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, page 216C.  Head of
     Household:  Addison Hayes, age 30, cashier in bank. 
6a) 1900 Federal Census, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, page 210B, ED 27
      Household:  Joel A. Hayes, age 50, Banker
6b)
7)  " The Goodspeed Biographical Sketches of Shelby County, Tennessee" "T" Surnames
     Biography of William V. Taylor Jr.
8) Submitted to RootsWeb by Doug McBroom, 15520 Swan Lake Blvd, Gulfport,
     Mississippi. Obituary of Sarah Francis Davis Taylor, from the Jena Times, Olla Tullos
     Signal, Jean, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana. Date: December 29, 1927.
9) 1880 Federal Census, Trinity, Catahoula, Louisiana, page 181D. Head of Household
    William V. Taylor, age 30, Physician.
10) "Tennessee the Volunteer State 1769-1823: Volume 3.
     Biography of General Arthur Robert Taylor
11) 1880 Federal Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, page 168B.  Head of household:
      Nat Taylor, widow, age 48, Lawyer.
12)  1880 Federal Census, Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas, page 117D. Living with
     brother Arthur K. Taylor.  Richard Taylor, widow, age 45, Physician.
13) 1880 Federal Census, Byhalia, Marshall Co., Mississippi, page 638C.  Head of
      Household: John. L. Taylor, age 44, Physician.
14)"The Goodspeed Publishing Co., History of Tennessee, 1887. Biographical Sketches,
      Shelby County, Tennessee.  "Julius A. Taylor"
15)  1880 Federal Census, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, page 164A.  Head of
      Household: Julius Taylor, widow, age 38, Lawyer.

 

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