|William Carroll |
Known as Carroll, he married Mary Christeener Shipman, daughter of George and Margaret (Hefner) Shipman. Their marriage was performed on February 13, 1868. Mary Shipman's family moved to Winston County from Gilmer County, Georgia where Mary was born on June 3, 1849.
Carroll and Mary were the parents of one son: Alonzo Grant Taylor, born June 20, 1869. When Alonzo was three years old, his mother Mary died. Mary is buried in Curtis Cemetery, Winston County. Alonzo's son, Newman Taylor, remembered carrying his father to Curtis Cemetery to visit his mother's grave. Alonzo married (1) Emma Elliot and (2) Margaret Derusha Stevens.
- William Jackson "Jack" married Delilah Beatrice Riddle, buried Greenview Memorial Gardens, Forest Hills, Lauderdale County, Alabama
- Patience "Pachie" Bersheba married John Aaron Stevens, buried Mimosa Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee
- Sarah Louiza married Early James Isom, buried Spruce Pine Cemetery, Franklin County, Alabama
- John Henry married Lydia Ann King, buried Evergreen Cemetery, New Madrid, Missouri
- Mary Jane married Thomas Harrison Riddle
- Joseph Marion married Delia Hood
- Doctor Riley married May Bell Hood, buried Lynn Cemetery, Winston County, Alabama
- Jasper Newton married Maebell Land, buried Center Point United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lawrence County, Tennessee
- Mattie married (1) Willie M. Hood and (2) Arthur Sanders, buried Leoma Cemetery, Leoma, Lawrence County, Tennessee
- Francis Marion married Mary Elizabeth Moye, buried Freemon Cemetery, Lawrence County, Tennessee
|Left to right: Pachie Taylor Stevens, Sarah Louiza Taylor Isom, |
Mary Jane Taylor Riddle, Doctor Riley Taylor,
Jasper Newton Taylor and Francis Marion Taylor
In 1916 tragedy struck Liberty Grove Baptist when a tornado destroyed it. Carroll Taylor along with others served to rebuild the church. His seven year old grandson, Newman, carried lunch to him while Carroll worked to reconstruct the church building. This story was passed down to Newman's own son, Wayne Taylor.
In the History of the Clear Creek Baptist Association, 1874-1957, by Jerry M. Burns, Carroll Taylor was described as a "Christian gentleman and deacon of high regards."
From January 20, 1922 issue of Winston Herald:
A Good Man Gone
W. Carroll Taylor an aged citizen, formerly of this county, died at his home in Tennessee and was brought back to his home church, Liberty Grove, Tuesday for funeral at the sacred cemetery around which he had spent the best part of his life. Uncle Carroll was a good man a personal friend of the editor of this paper, and it is with much sorrow we note his departure from the walks of men. The bereaved relatives have our sympathy.
|Carroll and Sarah Taylor with family|