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James Wesley Taylor
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1866
Goodwill
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 1953
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA

James was the son of John Taylor, Jr. & Mary Frances Hartwell.

Mary's death entry, with John's signature as the informant, gives the date as 19 March 1896, aged 60 years. She died at Goodwill.
Her parents were A. D. and Jane Hartwell.

James' birth date is different on the ledger entry from the year of his birth than the one that is given on his death record.
The ledger, handwritten and in alphabetical (not sequential) order may have been a copy, perhaps bearing reported dates. This entry, line 33, gives date as April 1st, with his father as informant and mother as Frances. Informant on the death record of James was his daughter, Mrs. Chas. Bibey (Virgie Taylor) and the date of birth reads as March 10, 1866.
The grave marker for James also bore this date of birth.

James is on the list with his family from the 1880 census, age 14, mother and father born in Virginia.
Known siblings are:

Elsie Taylor Bailey, memorial # 74147124
Nancy Taylor Crockett, memorial # 52107389
John Thomas Taylor, memorial # 52941102
Newton Lee Taylor, memorial # 52594499
Andrew Taylor, (death & burial unknown),)
Sawyers Taylor, memorial # 63021965
and George.

On the 17th of December, 1885; he married Mary Virginia Bailey, the daughter of Thompson & Isabel Elizabeth Bailey.

James Wesley Taylor was a life resident of Mercer County, West Virginia.
A self-employed farmer, he was a large, tall man; and the father of Oliver Jesse Taylor, Luther Albert Taylor, Raymond R. Taylor, Leonard Lee Taylor, James W. Taylor, Mary Elizabeth Taylor Bowman Shutt, Virgie Lee Taylor Bibey, and Virginia (called Ginny) Taylor Hearn.
He survived his wife by about 14 years.

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Photographs are details & PROPERTY OF THE FAMILY.
The detail of the second one is a photo which also includes L. Albert Taylor and several of James' grandchildren, and was taken beside the house of son Leonard Taylor.
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Thanks to Mr. Bibey for the images of the grave markers. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Virginia Bailey Taylor (1867 - 1939)
 
 Children:
  Oliver Jesse Taylor (1887 - 1939)*
  Raymond R. Taylor (1892 - 1936)*
  Luther Albert Taylor (1894 - 1961)*
  Leonard Lee Taylor (1896 - 1984)*
  Mary Elizabeth Taylor Bowman Shutt (1899 - 1984)*
  Vergie Lee Taylor Bibey (1901 - 1981)*
  Virginia Taylor Hearn (1905 - 1984)*
  James Wesley Taylor (1907 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
James W. Taylor
A Devoted Father and a Faithful Friend
 
Burial:
Taylor Cemetery
Montcalm
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76328955
James Wesley Taylor
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James Wesley Taylor
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James Wesley Taylor
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