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James Taylor (1844-1937)
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Born: 6 Dec 1844 Carroll County Tennessee.
Married: (1) Louisa E. Green (1842-1891) the daughter of David R. Green (1811-1874) and Elizabeth Settle (1808-1877) on 4 Sep 1865 in Carroll County Tennessee.
Married: (2) Elizabeth Hodge (1866-1937) on 21 Dec 1891 in Carroll County Tennessee.
Died: 28 Sep 1937 Carroll County Tennessee. 1
Buried: Hollow Rock Cemetery Carroll County Tennessee.
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Jarrett Taylor
28 Jul 1814-28 Aug 1899

James Taylor
6 Dec 1844-28 Sep 1937
Civil War - Union
Emily Elizabeth Smith

Spouse and Children

      Louisa E. Green

      Elizabeth Hodge

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CbD7th Tennessee Cavalry USAC/bD

TAYLOR, JAMES T, Co I, pvt, enlisted for 3 years in Union City, TN by Captain King on 1/10/64 at age 19/20 (born 12/6/44). He was 5'5" or 5'6", dark/fair complexion, black/blue eyes, dark/light hair, a farmer/assistant blacksmith, born in Carroll Co, TN. He furnished his own horse and equipment and received a $300 bounty for enlistment. His first skirmish was a month later at Christmasville, TN in February, then captured with the regiment on 3/24/64 at Union City, TN. He was imprisoned in Andersonville in Georgia and other eastern prisons. His Civil War Questionnaire stated that his POW experience was very bad. The food he was given for 24 hours was about a of what an ordinary man would eat at one meal. Exchanged in April 1865, he mustered out at Nashville, TN on 8/7/65 when the regiment disbanded and married Louisa Green about a month later. His questionnaire says he took the train from Nashville, TN to Johnsonville, TN then rode to Buena Vista, TN on a mule, then on to Marlborough, TN in Carroll Co, TN. In 1890 he lived near the Proffit, TN post office. Taylor died on 9/28/1937. His obituary says that he was the last survivor of the Union Army in Carroll Co, TN. He is buried in the Hollow Rock Cemetery with a military marker. Taylor was the son of Jarrott (a Mexican and Civil War soldier) and Emily Smith Taylor. He was the brother of Green D Taylor of companies A and I. His 2nd wife was Elizabeth Hodge Taylor.

Sept 28, 1937

Mrs. Elizabeth Hodge Taylor, wife, died last week.

Mr. James Taylor, 93, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L H (Lillian) Brown, Tuesday and funeral services were conducted from the Primitive Baptist Church at Bruceton Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Elder Monroe Phillips officiated. Mr Taylor was the last surviving member of the Federal Army in Carroll County. He joined the Federal Army under Colonel Isaac R Hawkins of Huntingdon being in Company I of the 7th Tenn. Cavalry. He served two years in the army before he was captured at Union City while defending the Mobile and Ohio Railroad there. He was marched from there to Andersonville Ga., where he remained a prisoner for fourteen months. He was wounded twice during the war. After the war Mr. Taylor came back to Carroll County to enter farming. He lived near Bruceton, Vale and later moved to Weakley Co. When he retired he made his home with his son J Lee Taylor, at Huntingdon. In April Mr. Taylor came to McKenzie to live with his daughter, Mrs. L H Brown (Lillian). Mrs. Elizabeth Hodge Taylor, Mr. Taylor's wife, died a week ago at her daughter's home also. The children who survive besides the daughter, Mrs. (Lillian_) Brown of McKenzie are Mesdames Lazo French and Della Green of Bruceton, Beulah Myrick of Paris, E J Moore of Memphis, Cora Edwards of Mansfield, and G H (Quincy) Spellings of Parsons; and a son Mr. J Lee Taylor of Huntingdon.2 3 4


  1. Death Certificate, James Taylor
  2. THE 7TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY USA (Originally 2nd West Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry) Peggy Scott Holley
  3. Tennessee Civil War Veterans' Questionnaires
  4. Carroll County TN Genealogy