C. N. TAYLOR, a native of Bedford County, was born December 1, 1850, and is the son of James P. and Margaret A. (Ransom) Taylor.  The father was born about October, 1820, and died January 9, 1880.  The mother was born in 1826.

Our subject’s educational advantages were comparatively good, and at the age of twenty-seven he engaged in farming on his own responsibility.  December 19, 1877 he wedded Mary O. Wood, of this county.  She was born April 18, 1860, and was the daughter of Johnson W. and Louisa F. (Jordon) Wood; the former born in 1886 and the latter in 1829, and died in 1884.  To our subject and wife were born two children; their names are, respectively, Annie R., born December 18, 1879, and John W., born October 8, 1882.  Mr. Taylor is a man of good standing in his community, always willing to aid in any enterprise pertaining to the advancement of the educational or moral interests.  He is a Democrat in politics.

Transcribed by Kathryn Hopkins

Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Reminescences [Sic], Observations, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1988.