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Charles Anthony Taylor
Birth: Mar. 15, 1835
Macon County
Georgia, USA
Death: May 8, 1905
Sumter County
Georgia, USA

Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, Atlanta, Ga., pages 823-824
Published by The Southern Historical Association in 1895


Charles A. Taylor, planter, Schley county, Ga., son of James N. and Eliza Coleman (Jones) Taylor, was born in Macon county,
Ga., March 15, 1835. His paternal grandparents, James L.(Morton) and Mary (Tooke) Taylor, were natives of Georgia, and the grandfather was a
major in the patriot army during the revolutionary war(War of 1812 and Indian Wars). Mr. Taylor's father was born in what is now Pulaski county, Aug. 22, 1804, where he grew to manhood, and then removed, first to Macon county, and afterward, in 1859, to Schley county, where he raised his family, consisting of eight children: Mary A.E., Charles A., Artie C, Julia F., James N., John J., Anna C. and Phillip E., dying in 1865

Mr. Taylor like his father, was raised a farmer, and received a collegiate education(University of Georgia). Early in he war he enlisted in the Macon county volunteers, Capt. Prothro, which afterward became Company I, Fourth Georgia regiment. (With this company Phil Cook went into the service as second sergeant, became Brig.-Gen. Phil Cook, of the Confederate army, and died in 1894 as secretary of state of Georgia.) Mr. Taylor was in the battles of Chancellorsville -where he was wounded severely - Fredericksburg, Malvern Hill and Spottsylvania courthouse. At this last named battle he received some very serious wounds, was taken prisoner and sent to Washington(then to Elmira). Here he was imprisoned until March, 1865, when he was exchanged and returned to his father's plantation in Schley county. Soon after reaching home he had to undergo a surgical operation, the removal of five or six inches of bone from the left arm. Mr. Taylor was married Oct. 17, 1867, to Miss Antoinette Hart, by whom he had six children: James N., deceased; Mary E, Nettie R., Lizzie L., Charlie E., and Artie C. Their mother died in August, 1885. In December, 1889, he married Sarah Alice, daughter of John S. and Mary H. Smith. Mr. Smith is a large planter, and a veteran of the late war. By this marriage he has had three children: Annie Alice, Mary H., and Finis E. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor are members of the Methodist church, and he is a master Mason.
(from family records, my corrections in parentheses)

Mr. Taylor came back to Schley County, Georgia after the war. He lived mostly in the Lacrosse area but he and Nettie lived in Macon county for a short period after their marriage (per 1870 census) I believe that they had extensive land holdings over several counties that he ran with his Daddy. In the early 1900's, the plantation house caught on fire. The family escaped with their lives and little else. They moved into Americus, Sumter County and lived until Mr. Taylor died. 
Family links: 
  James Nicholas Taylor (1804 - 1866)
  Eliza Coleman Christ Jones Taylor (1811 - 1873)
  Antoinette Virginia Hart Taylor (1847 - 1886)
  Sarah Alice Smith Taylor (1866 - 1929)
  James Nicholas Taylor (1868 - 1868)*
  Mamie Elizabeth Taylor Walker (1871 - 1946)*
  Nettie Rossie Taylor (1875 - 1897)*
  Lizzie Lee Taylor Andrews (1877 - 1953)*
  Charles Edward Taylor (1880 - 1908)*
  Artie Taylor Andrews (1881 - 1950)*
  Annie Alice Taylor Powell (1890 - 1967)*
  Mary Hasletine Taylor (1891 - 1916)*
  Finis Ethel Taylor Locke (1894 - 1973)*
  Charles Anthony Taylor (1835 - 1905)
  Artimesia Caroline Taylor Baldwin (1838 - 1911)*
  James Nicholas Taylor (1843 - 1859)*
  Sarah H Worrill (1843 - 1911)*
  John J. Taylor (1848 - 1928)*
  Phillip Edward Taylor (1857 - 1911)*
*Calculated relationship
Ellaville City Cemetery
Schley County
Georgia, USA
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Charles Anthony Taylor
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Co. I 4th GA INf. CSA. Obit in Schley co. newspaper archives also. - Well done, brave soldier!
- C Bozeman
 Added: May. 6, 2014

 Added: Jul. 4, 2013
Thinking of you on Memorial Day!
- Ben and Michelle
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