French Taylor

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French Taylor

  • Birth 21 Jan 1849
  • Death 21 Apr 1937
  • Burial Houston County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 66502812

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From his Texas certificate of death
Name: French Taylor
Death Date: 21 Apr 1937
Death Place: Houston County, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: Colored
Death Age: 88 years 3 months
Birth Date: 21 Jan 1849
Birthplace: Houston Co., Texas
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Lela Taylor
Occupation: Farmer
Place of Residence: Route 3, Crockett, Texas
Cemetery: Hall Cemetery
Burial Date: 22 Apr 1937
Informant: T. Bass, Crockett, Texas
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From Wesley Taylor Fobbs' notes: French Taylor was born April 21, 1852 [sic], born a slave under Mr Wright Taylor. He stated he moved to the Hall's Community in 1875, along with seven other families, Flinn Warfield, Alf Warfield, the Hunter Bros, Amos and Andy, Bob Demby and Millie Louis. By moving there,they did not have any place to bury their dead, since the grave yard they were custom to burying their dead in was over on the Rayford Rd, across The Little Elkhart Creek, it was called The Taylor Graveyard. The men called a meeting and agreed for French Taylor, Flinn Warfield and Bob Demby would go talk to Mr CC [sic] Hall who owned the land, to see about getting a place to bury their dead. Mr Hall gave them the privelage to bury their dead in the grave yard where the white people were buried, so whites and blacks are buried in the same cemetery. Her father told her, they were several graves just marked by rocks. From the information given me by my father at this time, the oldest grave is about 125 years old. Mr CC Hall's [sic] home is on the left down the hill from the graveyard.
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  • Created by: BeNotForgot
  • Added: 4 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66502812
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for French Taylor (21 Jan 1849–21 Apr 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66502812, citing Hall Cemetery, Houston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by BeNotForgot (contributor 46974545) .