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Posted by: Josh Taylor (ID *****2673) Date: January 25, 2009 at 11:55:30
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I'm looking for the parents of James Paul Taylor. He was born in Tennessee in 1825. At some point, he came to Texas, because he first shows up on the radar in Panola County, Texas in 1850 when he married Elizabeth Anderson. They soon moved to McLennan County, Texas, where he is listed as a teamster on the 1860 census. Between 1860 and 1870, Elizabeth must have passed away, because in 1870 he is married to a woman named Susan and still doing teamster work. In the early or mid 1870's they moved to Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana where he is listed in 1880 as being in the "timbering" business. By 1900 he was a widower, but still in Calcasieu. In 1909 he died and was buried in Williamson Cemetery in Vidor, Texas. His children from Elizabeth were:
William R. Taylor
Jonathan Anderson Taylor
Sarah A. Taylor
Samuel Thomas Taylor
Henry Caufield Taylor
Charlotte Taylor
Children by Susan:
James Britton Taylor
Thomas Taylor
Reese Taylor

Any help would be greatly appreciated. His father's name may have been Zechariah. Also, he may be connected to the family of revolutionary war veteran James Taylor and Ann Paul. They had a son named Caufeld who is said to have moved to Tennessee around 1800 and married and Indian girl. This is a major brick wall to me, and I'd really like to find out who my James Paul Taylor's parents were. Is it just me, or does it seem like Tennessee in the early 1800's is a black hole where family tree's disapear? Haha.


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