Smith County, Texas
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|Josephus Taylor, born OCT 1823, Tennessee. He married Martha Taylor, born 1826, Alabama. In 1850 he was Overseer of the roads in Precinct No. 2, Smith County, TX. In 1860 he is listed a member of the St. John's Lodge No. 53, Tyler. Josephus and Martha were early members of Harris Creek Baptist Church. They were dismissed by letter in November 1860.
Sources of Information:
Josephus Taylor and wife, Martha
Chronicles of Smith County, Texas, Vol. 8 No. 1 (Spring 1969), p. 39; Vol. 10 No. 2, (Fall 1971), p. 41; Vol. 11 No 2, (Fall 1972), p. 84.
Daughter---Mattie Jane Taylor m. Richard Brown Long, Jr.
"Some Biographies of Old Settlers"
First Baptist Church Tyler - Roll of Members - 1888
Texans Who Wore The Gray - Richard B. Long (Sr.)
Chronicles of Smith County, Texas, Vol. 10 No. 1 (Spring 1971), p. 15, The Wright House
Son---Gustavis F. Taylor
Chronicles of Smith County, Texas, Vol. 14 No. 2 (Winter 1975), pp. 35-38
Son---Edward L. Taylor
Daughter---Mary L. A. Taylor m. Rev. Albert Little
Deed of Land to Albert & Mary A. Little - Smith County, Texas from her father, Josephus Taylor, 01 OCT 1867
Obituary: Troup Banner, May 15, 1919
"LITTLE, Rev. Albert
Age, 76. Survived by widow; children: Mrs. J L Bell, Dallas; Mrs. L B Black, Honey Grove; Mrs. Dewitt Bell; Waxahachie; Jewel Little, Chandler; Jno B Little, Honey Grove. Last Sunday he was finishing his sermon at Pleasant Retreat Methodist Church when he fell in the pulpit and died suddenly. He was well known in Troup having served here as pastor many years ago."
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