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French Taylor
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Birth: Jan. 21, 1849
Death: Apr. 21, 1937

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From his Texas certificate of death
Name: French Taylor
Death Date: 21 Apr 1937
Death Place: Houston County, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: Colored
Death Age: 88 years 3 months
Birth Date: 21 Jan 1849
Birthplace: Houston Co., Texas
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Lela Taylor
Occupation: Farmer
Place of Residence: Route 3, Crockett, Texas
Cemetery: Hall Cemetery
Burial Date: 22 Apr 1937
Informant: T. Bass, Crockett, Texas
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From Wesley Taylor Fobbs' notes: French Taylor was born April 21, 1852 [sic], born a slave under Mr Wright Taylor. He stated he moved to the Hall's Community in 1875, along with seven other families, Flinn Warfield, Alf Warfield, the Hunter Bros, Amos and Andy, Bob Demby and Millie Louis. By moving there,they did not have any place to bury their dead, since the grave yard they were custom to burying their dead in was over on the Rayford Rd, across The Little Elkhart Creek, it was called The Taylor Graveyard. The men called a meeting and agreed for French Taylor, Flinn Warfield and Bob Demby would go talk to Mr CC [sic] Hall who owned the land, to see about getting a place to bury their dead. Mr Hall gave them the privelage to bury their dead in the grave yard where the white people were buried, so whites and blacks are buried in the same cemetery. Her father told her, they were several graves just marked by rocks. From the information given me by my father at this time, the oldest grave is about 125 years old. Mr CC Hall's [sic] home is on the left down the hill from the graveyard.
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 Spouses:
  Lilia Leah Burnett Taylor (1884 - 1948)
  Mary Leaverton Taylor*
 
 Children:
  Jake Taylor*
  Lena Taylor*
  Alfred Taylor*
  Payne Taylor*
  Lucy Taylor Levi*
  Ira Taylor*
  Jessie Taylor Warfield*
  McKinley Taylor (1896 - 1926)*
  Lillie Mae Taylor Harper (1897 - 1935)*
  August Isabella Taylor Willis (1899 - 1941)*
  Wesley Beatrice Taylor Fobbs (1920 - 2003)*
  French Taylor (1924 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hall Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Mar 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66502812
French Taylor
Added by: BeNotForgot
 
 
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- BeNotForgot
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013
The place you filled many years ago,Spreads out among the ones you left,who would have loved you so.I wonder...if you lived and loved,I wonder if you knew,That someday I would find this spot,And come to visit you.
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 Added: Mar. 9, 2013

- BeNotForgot
 Added: Dec. 2, 2011
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