Green W. Taylor (d. 1903)

Submitted by Sherry Bell


The sad intelligence of the death of Green W. Taylor at his home on Pigeon creek Monday night reached Williamson yesterday morning. Captain Taylor was for a number of years, Sheriff of the old county of Logan and was in 1899 appointed Sheriff of Mingo county upon the removed of N.J. Keadle. As Sheriff of our own county he proved himself capable, efficient and prompt. Mr. Taylor was a native of this section and no citizen was better known or more generally beloved than this genial whole-souled man. Throughout the whole county he was popular, and his work was always relied upon as the utterance of an honest sincere man. In a personal and official capacity he was the friend of the poor class, and his death will be a sever blow to them. He and Mrs. Taylor were among the largest landowners in the county, and many tenants will mourn the death of a generous landlord. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Taylor enlisted in the Confederate army and proved himself to be brave and fearless and soon rose to the rank of Captain. He was captured and confined in a Northern prison for some time. No death is mourned with more universal sorrow throughout the county than that of G. W. Taylor. To his estimable wife we extend our heartfelt sympathy upon this her irretrievable loss. -- Mingo Democrat Taken from the Logan Banner February 5, 1903

Additional Information

1900 Census, Mingo County WV
Magnolia District; ED:91, Sheet 21A
Lines 32-36; Enum-Dwelling #407; Enum-Family #410
TAYLOR, G. W. (head) born Jan-1835; age 65, mar-32-yrs; WV-NC-NC; Sheriff; Owns farm, free
", Mary (wife) born March-1845; age 55, 0-children / 0-living; WV-VA-WV
JUSTICE, Cora (cousin) born March-1855; age 15, WV-KY-WV; at school
TAYLOR, May (adopted) born Nov-1887; age 12; KY-KY-WV; at school
BRAUN, Hattie (adopt) born March-1891; age 9; WV-WV-WV; at school

1880 Census, Logan County WV
Hardee District; ED:73; Page No. 39
Lines 48-49; Enum-Dwelling #326; Enum-Family #347
TAYLOR, G. W. age 42; Farmer; VA-NC-NC
", Mary; age 35; Wife; Keeping House; VA-VA-VA


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