Alexander W Taylor
Alexander Taylor was born in Enon Valley, Beaver County, March 31, 1836, the son of William and Mary Taylor. He enlisted Sept. 25, 1861, at which time his vocation was listed as “minister of the Gospel.” At organization, he served as Capt., Co. H., 101st Regt., PVI. Taylor was wounded in the hand at Fair Oaks; promoted Major, Nov. 1862; and later, July 1, 1863 – Lt. Col. of the regiment and vice commander of the 101st for 18 months. Col. Taylor was captured with his brigade at Plymouth, N.C. on the Roanoke River, April 20, 1864, imprisoned with other officers at Macon, Ga. and city jail, Charleston, S.C; paroled Aug. 3, 1864 at Charleston; mustered out, Nov. 20, 1864. After the war he became owner-editor of the Alliance (Ohio) Monitor, 1871-1872; moved to Tusculum, Tenn. where he returned to the divinity as minister of the local Methodist Episcopal Church, and later, the Presbyterian Church of Holston, Tennessee. He also served as Tusculum postmaster. Senator Taylor married Cynthia D. Adams, July 12, 1866, Beaver County and passed away on Jan. 9, 1910, Tusculum; interred at Oak Grove Cemetery, Greenville, Tennessee.