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Near Jollytown in Greene County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor

Co. F 7th Vol Infantry Regiment WVA

 
 
Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor Co. F 7th Vol Infantry Regmt WV Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marion Ralph Taylor
1. Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor Co. F 7th Vol Infantry Regmt WV Marker
Side A
Inscription. Side A
photos of John Taylor Sr-Revoluntionary War/Mary "Kiser" Taylor-Believed to Be/Pvt Jesse Taylor-Hero/Hero Post Office 1899-1917


The village of Hero was originally located on the land where this sign proudly stands. Today Hero is identified by a dot on most county maps. Even so the past has marked this spot sufficiently to give it a right to the title of historical. Within sight of Hero is the grave and almost within a stone's throw the birthplace of Jesse Taylor, the first soldier from Greene County PA. to die in action in the Civil War and in whose honor the village was named. A beautiful monument was erected at the near by village of Jollytown in 1892. At the head of the little brook called Bland's Run that gurgles through the beautiful valley facing Hero on the north is to be found the cemetery and once site of Gilmore Township's first church now known as Old Mount Tabor that was built in 1818. Also north of Hero can be found the Taylor Cemetery where Jesse's grandfather and Revolutionary
(Continued on other side)

Side B
photos of John Taylor Sr-Revoluntionary War/Mary "Kiser" Taylor-Believed to Be/Pvt Jesse Taylor-Hero/Hero Post Office 1899-1917


(Continued from other side)
soldier John Taylor was laid to rest, along with Jesse Taylor and brother Thomas, and
Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 2014
2. Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor Marker
Side B
brother-in-law John T. Pogue all three Civil War soldiers of Company F. 7th Regiment West Virginia Volunteers. This land was originally called "Hubely's Delight and was purchased by John Taylor Sr. in 1806. GAR Post No. 450 and Hero Road are named in Jesse's honor. In Mount Morris, PA a large monument was erected also honoring Jesse and his comrades of Co. F 7th WVA Volunteers.

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Visit Cornerstone Genealogical Society & Greene County Historical Society & Museum Waynesburg, Greene County, PA
 
Location. 39° 43.491′ N, 80° 20.852′ W. Marker is near Jollytown, Pennsylvania, in Greene County. Marker is on Hero Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Freeport PA 15352, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jesse Taylor (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hundred (approx. 6.6 miles away in West Virginia); The B&O Connection (approx. 6.6 miles away in West Virginia); Marion County / Wetzel County (approx. 6.9 miles away in West Virginia); Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 7.1 miles away in West Virginia); Blacksville
Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 2014
3. Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor Marker
John Taylor
Revolutionary War
(approx. 7.5 miles away in West Virginia); Mannington / Flaggy Meadow (approx. 13.8 miles away in West Virginia); Ryerson's Blockhouse (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 2014
4. Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor Marker
Mary "Kiser" Taylor
"Believed To Be"
Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 2014
5. Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor Marker
Pvt Jesse Taylor
Hero
Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 2014
6. Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor Marker
Hero Post Office 1899-1917
Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 2014
7. Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor Marker
The Old Taylor Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 2014
8. The Old Taylor Cemetery
The Old Taylor Cemetery
In Memory Of
John Taylor 175 1848
Revolutionary War Veteran
and
Mary Kiser Taylor 175 184
Believe Buried Here in Unmarked Graves
The Old Taylor Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 2014
9. The Old Taylor Cemetery
The Old Taylor Cemetery backside
Restored 19-21 July 1999 By
Descendants of his son
John Taylor Jr.
Dr. Thomas F. & Connie K. Taylor KS
Carolyn Taylor McDonald CA
John A. McDonald CA
David & Leona Taylor VA
Bryan D. Taylor MN
Brooke Taylor MN
Richard R. Taylor, Jr. MA
and
Grace Wise PA
Gary Wise PA
Jack & Marilyn Kerr PA

Descendants of His Son
Francis Alfred Taylor Sr.
Marion R. Taylor OH
Brenda Mason Pittman FL
Margaret Phillips Partch FL
Glenda Phillips Waring FL
Steven M. Waring FL
Hilda M. Danley PA
Freda Watts WV
Pamela J. Danley Fowler PA
William S. Taylor KY
Mrs. Marion I. Taylor PA

Descendants of His Son - Isaac Taylor
Donated Patriot Grave Marker
Robert F. & Janet L. Tanner FL
The Old Taylor Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 2014
10. The Old Taylor Cemetery
Jesse Taylor Grave
The Old Taylor Cemeter image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 2014
11. The Old Taylor Cemeter
Thomas Taylor Grave
The Old Taylor Cemeter image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 2014
12. The Old Taylor Cemeter
John T. Pogue Grave
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marion Ralph Taylor of Brook Park, Ohio. This page has been viewed 792 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Marion Ralph Taylor of Brook Park, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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