Georgetown in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John McQueen Taylor
April 24, 1812 – March 14, 1887
Erected 1982 by the Texas Historical Commission.
Location. 30° 37.509′ N, 97° 40.556′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of E 20th Street and Paige Street on E 20th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty Hill TX 78642, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Cornelius Dalrymple (within shouting distance of this marker); A. W. Sillure House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harrell-Stone House (approx. 0.4 miles away); J. A. McDougle Home (approx. half a mile away); W.Y. Penn Home (approx. half a mile away); Cooper Sansom House Burcham House (approx. half a mile away); Marsh F. Smith House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
1. John McQueen Taylor
John McQueen Taylor is my 4th great grandfather. It is nice to see the markers on your site. The following is from a page in my “Taylor & Tates of the South” Family History Book.
“John McQueen Taylor, called Mac, was the second of the 8 children of Owen Taylor and Spicy McQueen. Spicy’s father was John McQueen, so young John McQueen Taylor was named for his grandfather. Mac grew up in Franklin County Tennessee where his parents lived until 1829 when they migrated to Texas. His parents settled on Walnut Run in Jasper County.
“In 1834, Mac fought in the Anahuac disturbances, and in 1835, he was listed with his parents in Bevil District. In Oct 1835, Mac served several months in the Army of the Republic, fighting in the “Grass Fight” and at the siege and battle of Bexar. He was honorably discharged in Dec 1835 because of illness.
“In August 1838 he was granted a first class certificate for three-quarters
“About 1838 at age 26, he married Nancy (surname unknown). They had four children who all lived to maturity. The family moved frequently after Texas independence: Jasper County, Tyler County, Orange County, and Williamson County. He was listed as a merchant in 1860 with $10,000 in real estate and $3000 in personal property.
“Mac served as a Justice of the Peace in Tyler and Orange counties, and he was the administrator of his parents’ estates when they died in 1855. In 1874, he applied for a pension, and in 1877 he war enrolled as a pensioner to receive $250, but received no funds because the appropriation had been exhausted.
“Nancy died in 1881 at age 61, and Mac died in 1887 at age 74. They were buried at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Georgetown. Mac has a Texas Historical Commission marker at his grave.”
— Submitted February 3, 2008, by Shelley Crisp of Santa Fe, Texas.
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