Zelphia Lee “Zilphie” <I>Taylor</I> Kirkland

Zelphia Lee “Zilphie” Taylor Kirkland

Covington County, Alabama, USA
Death 18 Jan 1937 (aged 58)
Opp, Covington County, Alabama, USA
Burial Opp, Covington County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 96884630 · View Source
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Always known as "Zilphie," she was the daughter of James Warren Taylor and wife Minerva Godwin. {Granddaughter of Council Davis Taylor & Elizabeth Bozeman}

Zilphie married Richard Kirkland in Covington County, AL on 17 July 1902, as his second wife.

She reared his four younger children and their own children with equal love and devotion. She and Richard had four known children of their own, one of which died before the 1910 census.

Source: Heritage Quest
KIRKLAND, RICHARD   (1910 U.S. Census)
Age: 48, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: AL
Series: T624 Roll: 9 Page: 121
Enumerated 11 May 1910

HH 231/231 Kirkland, Richard Head m w 48 M2 7 AL AL AL
Zilphie wife f w 34 m1 2 children/1 living
Richard I. son m w 16
Hiram G. son m w 5

Death Certificate: (contains errors)
parents: James Taylor,​ Godwin
name: Zelphia Kirkland
death date: 15 Jan 1937
death place: Opp, Covington, Alabama
gender: Female
age at death: 58y 10m 27d
estimated birth date: 1879
father's name: James Taylor
mother's name: Godwin
spouse: Z. L. Taylor
groom's name: Richard Kirkland
bride's name: Z. L. Taylor
marriage date: 17 Jul 1902
marriage place: Covington, Alabama
indexing project (batch) number: M59316-1
system origin: Alabama-EASy
source film number: 1288859

His two wives are buried with Richard Kirkland, one on each side of him.


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  • Maintained by: Linda
  • Originally Created by: Donna Chisum Fountain
  • Added: 11 Sep 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 96884630
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Zelphia Lee “Zilphie” Taylor Kirkland (18 Feb 1878–18 Jan 1937), Find a Grave Memorial no. 96884630, citing Valley Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Opp, Covington County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Linda (contributor 47431032) .