Cornelius Alexander Taylor
Sarah (Walker) Taylor
sometimes referred to as
"The Stinking Creek Taylors"
2. Cornelius Alexander Taylor
b: Abt 1792 Wythe Co, VA
d: 27 Mar 1874 Knox Co, KY
3. Martha Patsy Taylor
b: Orange Co, VA
d: 30 Jul 1856 Harlan Co, KY
b: 18 Oct 1794
2. Phoebe Walker
3. Annie Walker
4. Rhoda Walker
5. William Walker
"The Stinking Creek Taylors"
mostly to differenciate them from the descendants of
Jacob "Isaac" &Rhoda(Smith) Taylor
(who originated in the "Goose Creek" area).
Though both have the surname Taylor,
it has not been proven that Cornelius and Isaac are related.
(clicking on Isaac/Rhoda will open a separate window)
According to "A History of Knox County, Kentucky," by K.S. Sol Warren
(Barbourville, KY: Daniel Boone Festival, Incorporated, 1976, p. 167),
[son of Ambrose & Rachel(Black) Cobb]
(clicking on will open a separate window)
was a private in
the 8th Company, under Captain Ambrose Arthur,
part of the 13th Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers
commanded by Colonel William Dudley.
The company was formed in Barbourville as early as March 1812
and marched during the spring of 1813.
The company also included
Gathering at Cincinnati, the 13th Regiment was one of four such units
commanded by General Green Clay that marched on to northern Ohio to
relieve General William Henry Harrison on the Maumee River. The enemy
was defeated at Fort Meigs, but, in what came to be called the battle of
Dudley's Defeat (May 5, 1813), the Kentucky force was trapped and nearly
wiped out after it pursued the British and Indians with excessive zeal.
Taylor in particular was wounded and taken prisoner.
What was left of the regiment managed to escape across the river
and joined the 10th Kentucky Regiment under Colonel William Boswell.
(Based on Warren, pp. 160-169.)
was shot and killed by his 1st cousin,
John Thomas Taylor-Hopkins.
Silas's father, Ike, and a "hanging party"
sought vengenance, which resulted in a law suit
filed by John's mother, Viney (Hopkins) Taylor.
Clickon John to read the full story.
(Clicking on will open a separate window.)
Knox County, KY,
Will Book "D", Page I
September 15, l903
Will made by Harrison Taylor this the 15th day of September 1903.
In the name of God Amen, I Harrison Taylor of Knox County, Kentucky,
viewing the uncertainty of life and that death will come in my mind
properly, due make this my Last Will and Testament, revoking all
other Will that has been made by me,
I desire that my wife, Lucy Taylor, have 2 cows, one mule, one yoke
Sues (Susan) Broughton to have One Dollar
Grant Taylor's children also to have $1.00 (One Dollar) for his part
Martha Jane Taylor's son, Sherman, to have to his part of my estate
Caroline Taylor and all ahrs (heirs?) and Mary Bell and
all the rest of my estate is to be equally divided between
John Taylor is to have One Hundred Dollars,
Witness whereof I set my hand and seal this October the 15th, 1903
State of Kentucky
via Hazel (Hopkins)Petrey, daughter of Rosa (Taylor)Taylor:
Rosa (Taylor) Taylor
had five children born to her by 1930. She was living with her
children in the old share cropper's house that was on her mother,
Docia (Taylor) Taylor's farm. That was the same year that Docia
died still living on her farmland. The William P. &Emily Mills
family that had at one time occupied the sharecropper's house
had long since moved away from the farm. Per family tradition,
Rosa thought that she had bought the share cropper's home and
ten acres of land from Docia in exchange for two mules. Rosa's
brother, Grant U. Taylor, told Rosa she was mistaken and that
this land purchase had never been recorded as being deeded to
her. She and her children had to move from the land since
Grant had sold the farm. Rosa Taylor died of cancer.
of the overall
Cobb-Sasser Family Lineage Website
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by origin unknown
(Bobbie Sue) from crops of an illustration in
"Voyage Dans L'Amerique Septentrionale," by
Victor Collot. Full llustration found online at
"Images of the West"