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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
thence, twelve years later, to Oktibbeha
county, Mississippi, and thence in 1852 to
Texas, settling in Milain county, which was
his home until his death, which occurred in
1864. He married Jane B.. a daughter of
Jeremiah and Phoebe Franklin, and by this
union had nine children: Eliza, who was
married to Benjamin Rentfrow; Lou, who is
unmarried; Frank, who died in Texas in
1879; Mary, who was married to James Colclough;
Martha, who died unmarried; Elizabeth
(Mrs. McCulloch); William, who was
killed in the Confederate army (luring the
late war, at Jenkins's Ferry; Benjamin, who
is deceased; and Grayson, who is a resident
of this State. Mr. Moss (called by courtesy
Major Moss) was a man of prominence in
Milam county for a number of years after
his removal here. He was extensively engaged
in the stock business and accumulated
considerable property. Being well informed
on the history of the country, a fluent talker
and with some taste for political life, he was
often called on to address his fellow-citizens,
and did so cheerfully and to the delight of
Dr. McCulloch and his wife have had born
to them two children, both sons: Marcus II.,
a merchant of Rosebud, Falls county; and
Osinus F., a merchant of Maysfield, Milanm
county. The Doctor belongs to the Episcopal
Church, Mrs. IMcCulloch to the Methodist.
JOHN B. TAYLOR, one of the proininent
pioneer settlers of Bastrop county,
was born in MIorgan county, Alabama,
November 30, 1823, a son of Levi
Taylor, and Termpie (Burleson) Taylor. The
mother was a daughter of John Btrleson,
who died in Alabam a. The paternal great
grandfather of our subject was killed in the
Revolutionary war. Ills son, William S. Taylor,
the grand-father of our subject, was a
native of Virginia, and also died inl Alabama.
After the death of his father lie was taken
by an uncle to Mobile, and settled among
the Creek Indians. Ile was subsequently
taken by his brothers to Georgia, afterward
went to Tennessee, afterward moved to Ahkbamna.
Levi Taylor was raised principally
in Teiinescee, afterward moved to Alabama,
and, in 1853, located in Nacogdoches county,
Texas, where lie died in 1860. He was a
farmiuer by occupation, and also served as Justice
of the Peace many years. Mr. and 3Mrs.
Taylor were the parents of ten children, v z.:
Sarah R., wife of J. Cole, of Alabama;
Mary, who married W. J. BLlankership;
Nancy W., now 3Irs. Crosland, of Nacogdoches
county; John B., our subject; Eliza J..
wife of W. Blackburn, also of Nacogdoches
county; Artie N.. now Mrs. Brewer; Effie
E., wife of William Blackburn; William W.,
deceased, at Houston, while serving in the
Confederacy; Charles, of Erath county; and
Levi, who died in the army, in Arkansas.
Mrs. Taylor died in Erath county, Texas, in
1870. The parents were consistent members
of the Primitive Baptist Church.
John 13. Taylor, the subject of this sketch,
began reading medicine at the age of twentyone
years, with Dr. Hays, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
bama, and two years later took a course of
study with Dr. Miller. In 1848 he began
the practice of hlis profession at Jasper, Alabama,
but two years afterwards located in
Chickasaw county, Mississippi. In 1851, ]Mr.
Taylor attended medical lectures at New Orleans;
and in 1852 landed at Galveston,
Texas; traveled over the State for a time, and
finally located at Hopkinsville. He soon
after began the practice of medicine in Fay
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