Phillip Goodbread “Do'boy” Taylor

Texas, USA
Death Dec 1871 (aged 27–28)
Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas, USA
Burial Stockdale, Wilson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 63721452 · View Source
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Phillip G. Taylor, aka: Do'boy (1843-1871) - A gunfighter and son of Creed & Nancy Matilda (Goodbread)Taylor, brother of John "Jack".The Taylors were an anti-Reconstruction southern Texas family and staunch Confederate supporters.. On August 23, 1869, the Suttons, who were also law officers, ambushed the Taylor brothers as they were riding in the early morning near their father's ranch. Led by Sutton "Regulator" Jack Helm, the group opened fire on the pair, and Jack and Phillip fought back. When the smoke cleared Phillip was wounded in the arm, but able to escape. However, Jack was killed, but not before he had hit five of the "Regulators."
In November, 1871, Phillip was in Kerrville, Texas, where he was trying to get a job that belonged to a man named Sim Holstein. The two soon quarreled about it and when Taylor pulled his pistol and fired, he missed. Holstein; however, didn't, pumping three shots into him. Phillip lived for six hours, bitterly cussing his nemesis before he died.
Married Elizabeth Stephens on the open prairie.
Marriage Lic issued 15 Oct 1867 Wilson Co, TX


Believe to be buried on the Taylor Ranch, unknown if there is a marker.



  • Created by: Emma (Shrum) Butler
  • Added: 4 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 63721452
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Phillip Goodbread “Do'boy” Taylor (1843–Dec 1871), Find a Grave Memorial no. 63721452, citing Creed Taylor Ranch on the Ecleto, Stockdale, Wilson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Emma (Shrum) Butler (contributor 46631000) .