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 George Washington Taylor

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George Washington Taylor

  • Birth 1813 Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 11 Mar 1892 Warren County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Williamsport, Warren County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 23122192

"G. W. Taylor died at the residence of I. N. Taylor of cancer at 6 a.m. last Friday after a long illness. His obituary will be found elsewhere in this issue."- Warren Review, Williamsport, Indiana, March 17, 1892

"George Washington Taylor died at the residence of his brother, I. N. Taylor of this place, March 11th, 1892 at 6 o'clock a.m., after a long and painful illness from that dread disease cancer, which attacked and entirely consumed the left side of his face and was laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery.

The subject of the sketch was born Feb. 22nd, 1813. Having fought a good fight and having kept the faith he has gone to receive his reward from Him who said, "Love me and keep my commandments." Deceased was of Scotch-Irish and English decent, and was one of a family of eight children-four sisters and three brothers-he being the oldest son of the family.

George Taylor (grandfather of the deceased was a captain and owner of a vessel, then plying on the ocean, and was compelled to leave his native country because of his antipathy to George III, and his rule in America, having served this country in the revolution, he chose it as his future home, and located in Rockbridge County, Va., selecting his home on top of a mountain called the "Short-Hill." The mountain top contained about one thousand acres of comparatively level land, and was once evidently a volcano, and subsequently a lake, and is near the head of Cedar Creek, which passes under the Natural Bridge four miles below. This home on the hilltop, surrounded by the wonderful works of nature and the mountain scenery, was the birthplace of the deceased.

At the age of thirty-two years, George W. Taylor removed from Virginia to Xenia, Ohio, where he lived for many years, joining the Baptist Church at that place in early manhood, where he held his membership until the time of his death. In 1822 he moved to this county where he has made his home since that time. Mr. Taylor was a farmer occupation and devoted much of his time to the culture of tobacco. He possessed all the sterling qualities that mark one as just, upright and truthful.

Deceased was known among his relatives as "Uncle Wash: and was dearly loved by all because of his kind and genial disposition. He was never married, and until of late years, made regular annual visits to all his kinfolks within reach. His brother, nieces and nephews very much regret that a life, imparting so much sunshine to their childhood days, should have so painful a close. Those who have not seen him in his last and only serious illness can have only the most pleasant memories of "Uncle Wash.""- Warren Review, Williamsport, Indiana, March 17, 1892


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  • Created by: Lesa Epperson
  • Added: 26 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23122192
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Taylor (1813–11 Mar 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23122192, citing Hillside Cemetery, Williamsport, Warren County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Lesa Epperson (contributor 46576986) .