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 Thomas Jefferson “T. J.” Taylor

Thomas Jefferson “T. J.” Taylor

Birth
Alabama, USA
Death 22 Oct 1960 (aged 86)
Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, USA
Burial Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 14667062 · View Source
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Thomas Jefferson Taylor was the father of former First Lady of the United States, the late Lady Bird Johnson, who was born Claudia Alta Taylor.

It is interesting to note that Mr. Taylor died just 17 days before his son-in-law Lyndon Baines Johnson was elected to the Vice-Presidency of the United States. LBJ would later become President on the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. LBJ was riding in a car behind President Kennedy at the time of the assassination.

Mother: Emma Louise Bates

Here is some additional info about Thomas Taylor if you want to use it:
TAYLOR, THOMAS JEFFERSON II
(1874–1960). Thomas Jefferson Taylor II, merchant, philanthropist, and father of Lady Bird Johnson, was born on August 29, 1874, in Autauga County,Alabama, the son of Thomas Jefferson and Emma Louisa (Bates) Taylor. He moved to
Texas in the mid-1890s and opened a store in Karnack, arrison County. In 1900 he married Minnie Lee Patillo of Alabama; they had two sons and a daughter, Claudia Alta, who married Lyndon Baines Johnson. Sometime before 1912 Taylor purchased the Andrews Plantation house, an imposing two-story brick residence now known as the Lady Bird Johnson Home. Taylor amassed considerable wealth by using the profits from his store and other business ventures to advance money to needy farmers at ten percent and by investing heavily in real estate. Very much a typical successful rural entrepreneur of his times, he was called "Cap'n Taylor" by his business associates and "Mister Boss" by black sharecroppers; he was probably the largest landowner in Harrison County by the 1930s. In 1934 Taylor donated to the state about two-thirds of the land (some 385 acres)composing Caddo Lake State Park. He was one of his son-in-law's principal financial backers in his first race for Congress in 1937. At one time Taylor owned the land on which the Longhorn Ordnance Works (later the Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant) was constructed during World War II. Minnie died in 1918, and Taylor's second marriage ended in divorce. He married his third wife, Ruth Scroggins, in Marshall in 1937. Taylor was a member of the Karnack Methodist Church for some sixty years. He died on October 22, 1960, after a long illness and was buried at Algoma Cemetery, Marshall. Mark Odintz, "TAYLOR, THOMAS JEFFERSON II," Handbook of Texas Online

2012. Published by the Texas State Historical
Association.


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  • Maintained by: David Johnson
  • Originally Created by: mwalcik
  • Added: 21 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14667062
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Jefferson “T. J.” Taylor (29 Aug 1874–22 Oct 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14667062, citing Algoma Cemetery South and North, Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by David Johnson (contributor 46931735) .