Robert C. BAYLOR, merchant and farmer, was born at Christianburg, Va., February 25, 1822, the son of Abram and Jane BAYLOR, nee GLENN, the former of English-Irish origin, and born near Crab Orchard Springs, Ky., March 13, 1785, where she died in February 1865. The father died in December, 1854. After his marriage in 1815, he became a farmer at the latter place. They were Presbyterians. The father was a Democrat.
The subject of this sketch is one of their family of ten children. He was educated in Montgomery County, Va., and lived at home until twenty-nine years old. In March, 1853, Lucy O., a daughter of William and Lettie HORTON, became his wife. She was born March 31, 1882, in Russell County, Va.
Our subject lived one year at Christiansburg and two at Wytheville, Va., as a merchant, and in February, 1856, became a merchant at Joneseville, Va., for sixteen years. In 1872 he came to Claiborne County, Tenn., and bought a farm at Big Sycamore Creek, where he has since had a general store. Of six sons and five daughters, two of the former and one of the latter are deceased. Mr. BAYLOR is a staunch Democrat and Prohibitionist. He, his wife and most of their family are members of the Southern Methodist Church.
Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of from Twenty-Five to Thirty Counties of East Tennessee. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1887.