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Rev Stuart Taylor
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1796
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1874
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA

Buried at Shewey's Cemetery which is another name for the Shaw Cemetery. Thanks very much to Jonathan (who photographed Stuart's grave) for pointing this out.

Jonathan adds the following (11m 2011):

Rev Stuart Taylor and Martha E Taylor also had another son, William Taylor, born May 2, 1821-May 18th, 1902 in Palo Alto California. Both Rev William Taylor and his father Rev Stuart Taylor are mentioned in A History of Methodism in Rockbridge County, by Albert M Cupp (google books downloadable; also here: http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/rockbridge/churches/methodists-1.txt). Under "Lambert Meeting House", here is an exerpt:

On April 28, 1834, the heirs of Tobias Lambert deeded this place to the
Trustees of Ebenezer Meeting House, namely: Don L. Stokley, John Buchanan, David
Snider, Stuart Taylor, Hugh Bryant, Mathew Shaw, and Edward Bryan. (The majority
of the Trustees were Presbyterians.) This was used by the Presbyterians, as well
as the Methodists, who preached every two weeks on Thursdays.

Stuart Taylor was a Presbyterian and a member at Lamberts Meeting House.
Passing the Meeting House one Thursday, he was astonished to see so many horses
hitched around the house. Through curiosity, he hitched his horse and went in.
With difficulty, he procured a seat just inside the door in time to hear Joseph
Spriggs, (preacher in charge), take for his text, "You Must Be Born Again." This
so impressed him that he began attending Methodist meetings and a few years
later attended a camp meeting held by John V. Rigden at Cold Sulpher Springs,
where he was happily converted in 1841. He later attended Shaws Camp Meeting
where his wife and son, William, were converted, joining with the Methodist Church
at Lamberts Meeting House. Young William was not satisfied with his conversion,
even though he prayed when called on, until after he grew to manhood and was
attending a camp meeting at Panther Gap. It was here that he was converted.

Stuart Taylor, having been converted at the camp meeting at Cold Sulpher
Springs, was so filled with Methodism and the Holy Spirit that he went home and
erected a family altar. After doing this, he mounted his horse and rode through
the neighborhood telling the people of his conversion and how happy he was, and
begged them to live better lives. He became a wonderful Christian leader, also a
local preacher and a fine singer. He was always in demand for revival meetings,
which he enjoyed very much and without pay, other than to see men and women
converted to God.

When the church divided and every member joined with the South, Stuart
Taylor stood firm for the North, and during the War between the States he
applied to the Baltimore Conference for a preacher and promised to support him
and his family. A minister was sent and remained with him until the War was
over. Meantime, a new place of worship was built in the neighborhood and a new
society of the Methodist Episcopal Church was formed. A brick church was built
near the old site. This church was evidently built prior to the War between the States. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Taylor (1740 - 1801)
  Ann Paul Taylor (1755 - 1828)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Effie Hickman Taylor (1800 - 1875)*
 
 Children:
  Eliza Jane Taylor Kirkpatrick (1825 - 1898)*
  James Stuart Taylor (1827 - 1900)*
  John Wesley Taylor (1843 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Shaw Cemetery
Rockbridge Baths
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: treerpgmo
Record added: Aug 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57481920
Rev Stuart Taylor
Added by: Jonathan
 
Rev Stuart Taylor
Added by: Jonathan
 
 
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- Cindy
 Added: Dec. 12, 2013

- Cindy
 Added: Apr. 30, 2013

- treerpgmo
 Added: Dec. 18, 2011
 
 
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