Name: Marion DeKalb Taylor
Birth: 13 OCT 1818 in Jones Co. Georgia
Death: 22 JUN 1897 in Marion Co. TX
Burial: Taylor Cemetery, Marion Co. TX
Dr. M.D.K. Taylor was born in Georgia, educated in medicine in Alabama. Before coming to Texas he served from 1842 to 1846 in the Alabama Legislature. The Taylor family settled in Marion Co. then Port of Cass, in 1847. Taylor first went to Austin in 1850 as a house member of the third Legislature representing the Jefferson Dist. He served in the state Senate during the next four Legislatures.
Returning to the house he was elected speaker of the eighth, tenth, and thirteenth legislature. Taylor was president of the State Democratic Convention in 1878. His last legislative service was in 1879.
1850 Cass Co. TX Census p. 794 with wife and children. Age 31.
1860 Marion Co. TX Census p. 468. with wife and children Age 41
1870 Marion Co. TX Census p. 384 Age 53
1880 Marion Co. TX Census p. 404. Age 61
Father: Ward Taylor b: 1791 in Edgefield, South Carolina
Mother: Nancy Mathews b: 1796 in Baldwin Co. Georgia
Sarah Adda Pardue b: 1843
Elizabeth Sarah McDaniel b: 1824 in Alabama
- Ennis Ward Taylor b: ABT 1840 in Butler Co. Alabama
- Hilary Lafayette Taylor b: 15 OCT 1843 in Greenville, Butler Co. Alabama
- Francis M (Frank) Taylor b: ABT 1847 in Alabama
- Mathew DeKalb Taylor b: ABT 1848 in Texas
- Fleming Moses Taylor b: 3 DEC 1850 in Texas
- Richard Runnell Taylor b: JUN 1852 in Texas
- John B Taylor b: FEB 1856 in Texas
- Mary Eustatia Taylor b: ABT 1858 in Texas
- Betcie Irby Taylor b: ABT 1862 in Texas