North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 12, 1866|
Elmwood Records indicate he was 32 years old. Cause of death: shot during a duel.
He was the son of Dr. William Vannah Taylor and Francis McCoy Henderson of North Carolina. He married Lucy Ruffin Turnage. His father-in-law, Rufus King Turnage died in Memphis the following year. Archibald and Lucy had two daughters: Mary Agnes Taylor and Rosa Henderson Taylor.
After his death his wife Lucy married M. Connell and moved to New Orleans where she died Aug 22, 1927.
July 14 1866
Fatal Duel--Capt A. Henderson Taylor was killed in a duel on the 12th a few miles south of Memphis. His antagonist was Alonzo Greenlaw, son of W.B. Greenlaw. The difficulty between the parties was of a private nature. Taylor was shot through the hips. Navy repeaters were the weapons used.
July 13 1866
Duel Yesterday--One Man Killed
A duel took place yesterday a few miles south of the city between Capt. Alonzo Greenlaw and Mr. Henderson Taylor, which resulted in the death of the latter. The parties were related by marriage, and a few days since had some words in regard to a family matter, in the course of which Greenlaw struck Taylor in the face. A challenge was immediately given by the latter, which was quickly accepted, and yesterday about noon the affair came off. The agreement was to fight with navy repeaters, at ten paces; they being allowed to shoot any time after the word was given, and repeat the fire until one or the other fell. At the word they both fired quickly, one ball grazing the cheek of Capt. Greenlaw, while the other struck Mr. Taylor in a vital part and he fell mortally wounded. He was conveyed to the residence of his brother, and the best surgical attendance procured, but without avail, for he died about eight o'clock last night. Both parties are respectably connected; were young men of promise, and served with distinction as officers in the Confederate army. Capt. Greenlaw is a son of Mr. W.B. Greenlaw. Mr. Taylor is a brother to Dr. Arthur K. Taylor, who resides at 77 Adams street, from which place the funeral of the unfortunate young man will take place this afternoon at five o'clock.
William Vannah Taylor (1790 - 1872)
Frances McCoy Henderson Taylor (1796 - 1890)
Rosa Henderson Taylor McGehee (1866 - 1955)*
James Henderson Taylor (____ - 1867)*
Arthur Kennon Taylor (____ - 1886)*
Leonard Hamilton Taylor (____ - 1854)*
Henry Skipwith Taylor (1815 - 1876)*
Lucy White Taylor Hayes (1821 - 1903)*
Nathaniel Chapman Taylor (1824 - 1904)*
Emily Sneed Taylor Ledyard (1827 - 1913)*
Archibald Henderson Taylor (1834 - 1866)
Julius Alexander Taylor (1840 - 1895)*
Plot: Lot 24, Fowler
Created by: Mary & Kent
Record added: Feb 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104944669