Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Patience Taylor, 2nd Child of John & Eliza

Patience Taylor, born in November of 1831, was the second daughter of John and Eliza (Cagle) Taylor.  Her name first appears on the 1850 Federal Census in the northern district of Hancock County, (earlier name for Winston) Alabama.  She and her husband, Elijah Sutherland, were living next door to her parents.  On the other side of her household were her older sister Caroline and husband, Giles Simmons.

Elijah Sutherland was born in Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee on March 27, 1827.  His place of birth and date were listed on the 1907 Winston County, Alabama Census of Confederate Soldiers.  Elijah stated in the record that he first entered Roddy's Command (Confederate) on August 26, 1864 at Mt. Hope, Alabama.   He continued his service until they were scattered by Wilson's Army--a reference to General James Wilson's Raid that swept through Winston County, Alabama in March of 1865.

Patience and Elijah were married in 1849, according to the information recorded by the federal census taken in 1900. In addition, the census shows they were the parents of 9 children. Known names of eight children are (Reverend) John Homer, Nancy, Louisa, Eliza Artemissa, Mary, Thomas Pink, James D., and Martha. In 1900, Elijah owned his farm, free of mortgage. The census record stated Elijah was 73 years old and Patience was 68.  They had been married 51 years.

Patience Sutherland is listed on the roll of church members of Liberty Grove Baptist Church near Ashridge.  Her name is second on the list of early members, recorded below Eliza Taylor (her mother).

Two of Patience's sons were early ministers of Macdeonia Baptist Church.  John Homer began preaching about 1885.  John Homer married Sarah Isabelle Tittle, daughter of James Wyatt and Mary Elizabeth (Dodd) Tittle.  T. P. (Thomas Pink) was listed as minister for Macedonia from 1891 to1895. Thomas Pink married Mary Wilson.

Both Patience and husband, Elijah, are buried at Macedonia Baptist Cemetery.  The date of death on her tombstone is circa 1901. 

Buried at Macdeonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Winston, Alabama

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