|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1881|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 1958|
Married Jennie Grundy on June 8, 1904 in Salt Lake City
The following written by Carol Faulkner Floyd.
Regarding her experiences at The Old Rock House with her Grandfather Lorenzo Jedediah Taylor & Grandmother Jennie Grundy, and reflects the good people they were.
THE OLD ROCK HOUSE
The Old Rock House stands tall and bleak against the sky.
For it scare can tell the story of so many years gone by.
A broken fence, the weeds grown tall amid a dozen trees,
Yet the black and white rock home stands proud.
It has known better days than these.
Now strangers may point with scorn and remark that its
But we who know see beauty and are humbled by its sight.
Many came to visit, many came to stay,
and they added to its good record before they moved or
I recall how my heart skipped a beat and oh how we would
just spotting that house when we finally topped the hill.
There were times when laughter rocked the walls and
little children sang.
With family reunions, love at home and bells on Christmas
Times they gathered around the table and knelt before
Thus rising early every morning they offered family
Hot irons wrapped in towels tucked in bed to warm us from
The whittling and singing and stories Grandad told.
The farm fresh milk with home made bread and Grandma used
The gooseberry pie and hollyhock dolls she showed me how
No enemies ever left this house nor stranger entered in.
This house holds stories of compassion and charity
The hungry fed, the poor was clothed, the lonely found
Their test of faith was giving and they were faithful
to the end.
Now the worn rock stoop is a marker of days that could
Recalling to us sweet memories and silent yearning for
Carol Faulkner Floyd, the Great-Granddaughter of
William Riley Taylor, the builder of "The Old Rock
William Riley Taylor (1839 - 1912)
Margaret Jane Ellison Taylor (1842 - 1925)
Jennie Grundy Taylor (1884 - 1955)*
Letha Taylor Durfey (1919 - 2010)*
Carl Ellison Taylor (1921 - 1944)*
Gordon Grundy Taylor (1926 - 2012)*
William Allen Taylor (1859 - 1942)*
John Henry Taylor (1861 - 1934)*
Joseph Ephraim Taylor (1862 - 1924)*
David Moroni Taylor (1865 - 1878)*
Thomas Alvin Taylor (1867 - 1891)*
Sarah Alice Taylor Allred (1869 - 1938)*
James Edward Taylor (1872 - 1890)*
Isaac Harvey Taylor (1874 - 1953)*
Charles Franklin Taylor (1876 - 1877)*
Loren Independence Taylor (1878 - 1945)*
Lorenzo Jedediah Taylor (1881 - 1958)
Heber Calvert Taylor (1883 - 1950)*
George Irvin Taylor (1885 - 1970)*
Susanna Janette Taylor Lee Prince (1887 - 1959)*
Duane Paul Lee (1921 - 2001)**
Created by: Connie R. Brian
Record added: Feb 03, 2008
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