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Dr John Randolph Traylor, Sr

Dr John Randolph Traylor, Sr

Georgia, USA
Death 16 Mar 1864 (aged 56)
Montgomery County, Texas, USA
Burial New Waverly, Walker County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 111366792 · View Source
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John was the 5th child of Champion Travis Traylor, Sr. and Sarah Jones. He married first a woman named Sarah (nee Simpson?) around 1832. John and Sarah had at least 6 children. They immigrated from Alabama to Louisiana between 1840 and 1842 based on census records and the birth dates and places of their children.

John appears to have married second Susan Fuller (this information comes from researcher Susan Hill Husij). In the 1870 United States census, there is a Susan Traylor is living with Thomas Pinkney White (son of George Washington White) in Harris County, Texas. The census implies that Susan is quite possibly the mother of Thomas. Her surname of Traylor and Dr. Traylor's letters implies he had married her.

The nature of John's medical training is not precisely known.

A number of letters from Dr. Traylor to his brother-in-law John Hill (husband of Sarah Louisa Traylor) from 1857 to 1863 are extant. One particular letter name sisters Sarah and Nancy and brothers Champion (Jr.) and William. With the unique name of "Champion" appearing, this firmly roots Dr. Traylor's parentage to Champion Travis Traylor, Sr. In addition, John is administrator of his father's estate. His signature in the probate documents matches that seen in the letters to John Hill.

He immigrated from Louisiana to Texas after Jul 1863. This date is based on the last extant letter from Dr. Traylor to his brother-in-law John Hill.

I have heard one commentary that speculates Dr. Traylor committed suicide because of his mistaken belief that he had lost of all of his sons in the Civil War. This has never been firmly substantiated as far as I know.

His estate is in probate between 12 May 1864 and 26 Feb 1866 in Montgomery County, Texas. The only genealogical clue in the minutes is that the administrator C. T. Traylor is a brother of John. So the administrator is Champion Travis Traylor, Jr. It is surprising that this probate was in Montgomery County and not Walker County, although Waverly is near the county line.


To the Memory of Dr. John Traylor
He was a man of the noblest,
a friend of the poorest, charitable,
honored, and beloved by all
who knew him.

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