Saturday, September 26, 2009

Gary TAYLOR's Baby

I was contacted by a lady named Mary who is the church historian for Evergreen Baptist Church in Effingham, Florence County, SC. She wrote:

I am working on our cemetary records and I ran across two rows of lots that were purchased by brothers Gary and Austin Taylor. There are no markers, but a note in the records that say both rows have one child buried in each. I was just wondering if you would have any information on a child of Gary being buried here.

I have not worked on the TAYLOR family in probably at least a year. It turns out that I never did research Gary's line very well, so will have to correct that now.

Robert Gary TAYLOR was b. May 1880 in South Carolina. He married twice:
Mattie (Maddie) MOORE 1883-1919 married about 1901
Allie BAXLEY b. 1912 SC married about 1921

Gary TAYLOR was the son of Levi R TAYLOR (son of William Jr, son of William Sr.) and Martha "Mattie" McLELLAN or McMILLAN.

I found a death certificate for baby Matie Elizabeth TAYLOR

Name: Matie Katheline Taylor
Death Date: 4 Nov 1919
Location of Death: McMillan, Florence County, South Carolina
Birth Date: 3 July 1919
Birth Place: Florence Co. SC
Father: Gary Taylor, b. Florence Co. SC
Mother: Matie Moore, b. Florence Co. SC
Informant: Auston Taylor, Effingham, SC
Burial: 9 Nov 1919 Evergreen Church, ? Purvis, Undertaker
Cause of Death: fever
Certificate Number: 19854-E

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