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county, Missouri. Dr. Kennard has two halfbrothers
living; John and Nat Kennard of
Sumter county, Alabama; and one sister,
Sarah, thle widow of M. C. Kennard, now
making her home with her son, Prof. A.
W. Kennard, at Longview, Texas.
The doctor and his wife are both meimbers
of the Christian Church to which they
have belonged for thirty years. They have had
no children, but have brouglit up several
nieces and nephews, two of of whom, James
P. Kennard, a nephew of the Doctor, and
Miss Ninnie J. Barnett, a niece of Mrs.
Kennard, were taken in infancy. The former
is now a successful teacher of Milam county
and the latter a recent graduate of the Rock.
dale high school.
APTAIN EMZY TAYLOR, president
of the First National Bank of Georgetown,
and one of the city's most prosperous
and highly respected citizens, was
born in Little Rock, Arkaiisas, October 7,
1841, a son of Josiah and Catherine (Lee)
Taylor. Emzy Taylor, the second child in
order of birth, has resided in Georgetown
since 1849. His education was received principally
in Georgetown, where lie clerked in
his father's store for a time. In 1861 he enlisted
for service in the late war, in Colonel,
later General, J. B. Hood's Regiment. He
went from Texas to Virginia, and on account
of failing health was discharged December 4,
1861, but lay in the hospital at Dumnfries
until in March, 1862. When he entered the
service he weighed 166 pounds, but at Dumfries,
Virginia, he was weighed and found lie
had lost eighty-four pounds. His disease
was pronounced by the physicians to be consumption,
and his papers were signed by
General J. B. Hood, with whom lie was intimately
acquainted. The latter gentleman
had that happy faculty of knowing all his
m11en. Ile associated the naiame and tile face,
and his memory of persons and countenances
was such that he rarely ever lost sight of
either. After leaving for home, in 1862, Mr.
Taylor never saw General Hood until several
years after the close of the war, when, as he
was passing tile hotel in Georgetown one day,
the latter, who was a guest there, recognized
and called him by name, wlile lie was more
than twenty feet away. In May, 1862, Mr.
Taylor enlisted in the Sixteenth Texas Volunteer
Infantry, known as Flourney's Regimient,
was elected Second Senior Lieutena:lt
of his company, later promoted to First Lieutenant,
and subsequently, after the death of
Captain Chalmers, at Mansfield, Louisiana,
was made Captain of his company, serving in
that capacity until the close of the war. He
was in the battles of Mansfield and Pleasant
Hill, taken prisoner and confined ten days at
Grand Ecore, and also took part in the battle
of Milliken's Bend and many skirmishes.
After the close of the war Mr. Taylor began
merchandising in Georgetown, and later
became a partner of J. L. Brittain. That
partnership continued two years, and our subject
then continued business alone until the
latter part of 1881, when he sold hlis store to
Rucker & Montgomery. In 1882 Mr. Taylor
embarked in the banking business in
Georgetown, conducting a private bank until
June 2, 1890, when it was organized as a
national bank, with a capital stock of $50,000.
The officers are: E. Taylor, president;
Andrew J. Nelson, vice.president; Lee M.
Taylor, cashier; and F. W. Carothers, assistant
cashier. In 1876 Mr. Taylor started
the project of a railroad from Georgetown to
Round Rock, which was built, operated one
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families, book, 1893; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/m1/696/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .