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Edward Elam Taylor
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1843
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1921
Vera
Knox County
Texas, USA

Edward Elam "EE" or "Ed" Taylor was the son of Benjamin Branch Taylor and Minerva Ann [Elam] Taylor. He married Mary Susanna "Sue" Hendricks on October 15, 1865 in Rutherford Co., TN. EE Taylor was laid back, onery and often teased his wife and children. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church in Rockvale, TN located 2-3 miles from the historic home his grandfather, Robert Taylor built. He was well repected in his community and by his extended family. Ed was a teacher and farmer. He was also a confederate soldier during the Civil War in the 24th Tennessee Infantry Company D, Capt. Jno. A. Wilson's Company. When he enlisted he was 17 years old and 5' 5" tall. He took part in the conflicts in Shiloh and Perryville before being assigned to General Stewart's, Strahl's and Palmer's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. This unit was active on many battlefields from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, returned to Tennessee with Hood, saw action in North Carolina.
Ed Taylor was a very loving man and wrote letters home to his parents while on the battlfield. Edward wrote home from Knoxville Big Creek, Tennessee 12 Nov 1863,
"I am glad to inform you that my health is good; ...Ma, I guess you've had a minute description of the fighting..."

After their marriage, Ed and Sue moved to Knox County, Texas and settled in Vera. They were the parents of nine children, Blanch Eudora, Harry A., Fannie Edna Elam, Benjamin Eugene, Albert Sidney, Hester Ada, S. Jennie, Thomas Edward,and Mary Etha.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Branch Taylor (1808 - 1889)
  Minerva Ann Elam Taylor (1813 - 1895)
 
 Children:
  S Jennie Taylor Ballard (1878 - 1950)*
  Thomas Edward Taylor (1880 - 1966)*
 
 Sibling:
  Robert Harrison Taylor (1840 - 1864)*
  Edward Elam Taylor (1843 - 1921)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Vera Cemetery
Vera
Knox County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Kat
Record added: Nov 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31731481
Edward Elam Taylor
Added by: Gary Holly
 
Edward Elam Taylor
Added by: Kat
 
Edward Elam Taylor
Added by: Kat
 
 
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Mr. Taylor on behalf of the W.R. Scurry Camp #606 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, would like to thank you for your service to the cause of Southern Independence.
- Gary Holly
 Added: Jun. 26, 2013
May you rest peacefully on the heavenly biouvac! Deo Vindice!
- Stuart Williams
 Added: Apr. 17, 2009
G-G-Grandparents, always remembered, never forgotten, always loved...
- Kat
 Added: Nov. 26, 2008
 
 
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