Sunday, December 30, 2012


STEPHEN SLADE TAYLOR (1804-1883) also united with the Church on the day it was organized, coming by letter, as did Alfred and Mary Ann (Mahon) Taylor, from the Sandy Creek Church, in Butler County. Mrs. Taylor died while in the membership, on May 29, 1852. Alfred Taylor was a member in 1836-1857 and again in 1864-1865, dying while a member on October 8, 1865. SARAH "SALLIE" (WHITAKER) TAYLOR, the wife of Stephen Slade Taylor, became a member of the Church by Christian experience and baptism in the revival of 1838, at age thirty-three (b.c. 1805). They had been married on March 19, 1824, on a Butler County license, by Pastor Joseph Taylor, the groom's father. They became the parents of seven children, six sons and one daughter, as follows: Milton Taylor (b.c. 1825); Melvin Taylor (b. February 22, 1827); Tabitha (Taylor) Kahn (b.c. 1829); Alfred Warder Taylor (b.c. 1834); John Robert Taylor (b.c. 1836); Frank M. Taylor (b. September 4, 1838); and Curran Slade Taylor (b. December 13, 1845). The first four were born in Butler County and the last three in Ohio County. Melvin (about 1848), Alfred Warder and Curren Slade (both about January, in 1864,) and Tabitha (Taylor) Kahn (about 1848) became members by Christian experience and baptism. The latter died in April, 1851. The three sons and the mother and father became Charter Members of the Slaty Creek Church, in December, 1870, and were lettered out from the Green River Church, in January 1871. Melvin Taylor served as the Church Clerk from December, 1860, through July, 1863. Stephen Slade Taylor served as a Trustee of the Church for nearly eighteen years - from July, 1853, until January, 1871. Brother Taylor had been a member of the Church over thirty-four years. 

A Sesquicentennial History of the Green River Missionary Baptist Church 1836 - 1986, Written and Compiled by Wendell Holmes Rone, Sr., For the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Church, 1987.

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