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Salyer - Lee Chapter 1417

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Founding President of the Original Salyer Lee Chapter 1417

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Hattie Salyer Taylor
Daughter of Logan Neil Salyer

Founding President of Salyer-Lee

Hattie Salyer Taylor


     Our founding President was Harriet “Hattie” Salyer Taylor, born  February 2, 1862 and died February 5, 1936, daughter of Colonel Logan Henry Neal  and Clerinda (Godsey) Salyer. Hattie Salyer married Sylvan N. Taylor of Norton.

Hattie was a graduate of Martha Washington College in 1883 after which time she returned to her father’s home at (Gladeville) Wise. She taught school at Tacoma and Hazard, Kentucky, before her marriage. Mrs. Taylor was instrumental in obtaining a pension for Floyd Lamar, aka A. D. Mitchell, a black minister who lived in Norton.  He had served with the 6th Alabama Home Guards as a Confederate Valet to Mirabeau Lamar. Floyd had carried Mirabeau, wounded, from the battlefield near Marietta, Georgia back to his home in Alabama.

     Her sister, wife of Enos B. Hilton, was widowed when her husband was killed in the line of duty by Talt Hall. While Talt was in jail in Memphis, Hattie took the train to identify him for the police.

      Hattie was very active in public affairs with a special aptitude for politics and was an unwavering Democrat. Hattie and Sylvan did not have any children of their own but raised an adopted daughter, Ludie, born September 1885 in Kentucky.

     Sylvan was born May 14, 1861 and died February 5, 1935, both are buried in the Wise Cemetery.

     A monument from the Salyer-Lee Chapter was placed in the Wise Cemetery in her honor for her years of unselfish service in preserving and protecting the history and heritage of the Confederacy.  The current Salyer-Lee Chapter will maintain the stone in her memory.

Hattie Salyer Taylor
1869 - 1936
Erected by UDC
Salyer - Lee Chapter



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