Snaps, no. 44: Alfred Taylor.

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Alfred Taylor (1848-1918).

In the 1880 census of Town of Earpsborough, Johnston County: farm laborer Alfred Taylor, 26, and wife Cata, 22.

Alfred Taylor married Emma Mayhaw in Johnston County on 29 December 1887.

In the 1910 census of Oneals township, Johnston County: farmer Alford Taylor, 60; wife Emma, 38; and children Mary, 20, William A., 18, Avon, 16, Myrtle, 14, Robellia, 10, Ernta, 8, Amos, 6, Levy, 4, and Heff, 5 months.

Alfred Taylor died on 1 February 1918 in Gardners township, Wilson County. Per his death certificate, he was born in 1848 in Wake County; was a farmer; was married; and was buried in Gardners township.

Photo courtesy of Ancestry user Johnie Melton.


  1. Good evening ma’am,
    I am very interested in the Taylor’s, they are my family. I am a Taylor. I attended a family function where I met a few of them. They are from Nash county, then went on to Wilson, Raleigh, and all over.
    I was told the Taylor’s in those places are the same family, they haven’t spoken to each other in over 30 years. Ike Taylor, use to play for Pittsburgh Steelers is also from the area, my second cousin.
    Thank you so much for all you do…

    Avery Taylor

    1. Thanks, Avery. Are you descended from one of Abi Taylor’s children? There actually are/were several unrelated African-American Taylor families in Wilson County and several have deeper roots in Nash.

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