Home of the Taylor Family Cemetery

This is the home of the Taylor Family Cemetery located in Leon County, Texas. The cemetery is located approximately 1.1 miles North of F.M. 831 on C.R. 212. The cemetery is on the right.

This is the family cemetery of the decendents of Dr. William Franklin Taylor (1855-1925). The (three generation) family tree can be seen on Ancestry.com and on RootsWeb.com

I certainly do not have complete geneology information and would welcome any and all efforts to complete the family tree. You can send me submissions or you may be able to add to the tree online yourself, and add note, photos, and other comments. Please feel free.

The Taylor Cemetery is believed to be a part of the Cooper Cemetery, circa 1850, which includes the Raley, Oden, and Taylor Cemeteries. It is listed in the Texas Historic Sites Atlas as the Oden-Taylor-Raley Cemetery.

In the mid 1800's 23 wagons traveled from Mississippi to Texas, through Nacogdoches, and on to other parts of Texas. Among those settlers was the Elias Oden family, including at least his wife Chloe, daughter and son-in-law, William and Mary (Oden) Rigby. Their settlement here was known as Oden, which later became Flo. Elias and some members of his family are buried in what is referred to as the Oden/Raley section of the cemetery. We are continuing research on this. If you have any information about this please contact me.

The land for the cemetery was donated by Carral Smith (1907-1977) who was the husband of Alpha Dale Raines (1911-1997.) Alpha Dale was the half sister of Winnie Mae (Pate) Taylor.

Donate to the Cemetery

The cemetery has always been maintained at the expense of those that cared for it. Often it was one person, and sometime a small group would gather at the cemetery to contribute their own time and labor.

Today, the Taylor Cemetery Association is a non-profit organization that manages the cemetery, but it cannot do it without the funds for labor, equipment, fuel, and other items necessary to properly maintain it in a manner befitting our ancestors, fathers, mothers, or siblings. You can donate any amount you choose to the cemetery by following this link to our donation form. Donate as little or as much as you choose. There is no requirement to do so, nor is there any minimum.

We do Thank You! for your donation. Your donation may be tax deductible. Please consult your own tax professional.