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Taylor, Garrard Banks

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Taylor, Garrard Banks
March 12, 2007 09:58PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed.,
1885, Butler Co.

GARRARD BANKS TAYLOR, Butler County, was born July 7, 1813, in Garrard
County, Ky., where he grew to manhood, and in 1833 removed to Trimble
County, and in 1845 located in the northeast part of this county, where
he has since resided. His father, Mooreman Taylor, an ative [sic] of
North Carolina, was born in 1769; removed with his father to Garrard
County while a youth; was a hatter by trade, and died in 1827. He was
the son of Zachary Taylor, a cousin of Gen. Taylor's father. His
children were Mooreman, Uriah, Zachary, George and Betsy (McDonald).
Mooreman married Levina, daughter of Lynn and Sully (Proctor) Banks, of
Garrard County (born in 1776, died in 1868), and their offspring are
Betsey, Naoma (Banks), Uriah, Zachary, Melissa (Pruett), John, Charity
(Emery), Lorenah, Garrard B. [,?] Oliver, Garton C. and Theresa B.
(Sadler). Garrard B. procured his education by his own industry, and
is a reading man. He has been twice married; first March 5, 1835, to
Nancy, daughter of Jesse and Hannah (Kimmel) Stearling, of Trimble
County (born July 7, 1818, died December 21, 1867), and to them were
born John M., William A., Wilford E. (deceased), Charity E. (deceased),
Garrard B. Jr., Zachary, Jesse S., Mooreman, Joel J., James S., Edward,
Mary J. (Bryant) and Oliver P. Mr. Taylor was next married October 25,
1868, to Mrs. Julina, widow of Azel Simpson, and daughter of William and
Rachel (Hampton) Lowe (born in Barren County, December 6, 1819). Her
children are James W., John E., Warren T., Angeline (Lee), Amanda J.
(Bryant), Marion (deceased), Martha L. (Bryant), Jesse S. (deceased), and
Sarah E. (Embry). Mr. Taylor has served his community seven years as a
magistrate and member of the court of claims in Butler County. He is a
farmer, having 217 acres of productive land, in a high state of
cultivation. He has for more than forty years been an elder and a
deacon in the Christian Church; in politics he is a Prohibitionist. Mr.
Taylor and his last wife had three sons each in the Union army in the
late war.
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