Taylor Cemetery


Ward Taylor, Sr. (1791-1871, and Nancy (Mathews) Taylor (1796-1879) came to Texas from Alabama in 1845. Several Taylor and Mathews relatives and children joined them in Marion County in that year and the years following, building homes and helping to settle the area. In May 1860, four-month-old Emmett, son of E. W. and S. E Taylor, was buried on this site on land belonging to Marion DeKalb (M. D. K.) Taylor. Emmett's grave remains the earliest marked burial in the cemetery, though family history indicates that the graveyard was in use before the Civil War.
According to legend, the family buried several slaves outside the original fence to the north of the main cemetery. When M. D. K. deeded the land to his father, Ward Taylor,Sr., in 1868, the family cemetery was mentioned in the deed. Ward's wife Nancy inherited the property upon his death. She left the property, according to Ward's instructions, to their son J. M. Taylor, who willed it to his wife Amanda Maleson (Craven) Taylor. In 1961, a cemetery association was formed to care for the graveyard. Association members identified sixteen of those who are believed to have been buried in 32 unmarked graves. In 1998, there were 32 marked burials in Taylor Cemetery. The graveyard continues to serve Taylor descendants and all others who wish to be buried there. 

(1998) --Texas Atlas

This graveyard will soon be surveyed by Lynda Davis and we will be publishing the information here

Please note that as hard as we try, we are human. Sometimes we miss a grave here and there. If you know of an interrment that is not listed here, unmarked graves, cemetery history, have added information for an interrment, or have a gravesite picture you would like to see added, please contact Angela Hartman. Our goal is to put as much information online as is possible.


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