EXTRACTS FROM THE
EVALINE B. TAYLOR
B. (Morgand, Moreland) Taylor kept a scrapbook of newspaper
clippings that appear to range in age from the mid 1870’s
until the early 1900’s. The following is a transcript of obituaries and marriage
of Elizabeth W. (Davis) Taylor, known as “Lizzie.”
She was the daughter of John Taylor and Lucy Taylor.
The Taylor family lived near Gerenton, Carroll Co. MS.
from about 1848 until about 1856, near Black Hawk,
Carroll Co. MS from about 1859 until 1860 and in Attala Co. MS
after 1860. Elizabeth
W. Taylor married M(aranda) G(eren) Davis in Carroll County on
March 8, 1855. (Carroll Co. MS marriage records, Book B, page
449) M. G. Davis was a physician, and the son of John H.
Davis and Hettie E. Geren, who also lived near Gerenton,
Carroll Co. MS. The
Gerenton Cemetery website has a photograph of what appears to
be a grave footstone marked “LWD.”
The text on the website attributes the footstone to
Lizzie Davis, born 21 March 1837, died 23 March 1884, wife of
M. G. Davis.
The sad intelligence of the death of Mrs.
Davis on Sunday morning was whispered from ear to ear in low
and mournful tones of deep regret.
Never before has it fallen to our painful lot to record
the death of anyone whose decease was lamented with more
sincere sorrow than of this noble Christian lady.
Beloved of this entire community, and disliked by none,
she enjoyed till the last the undivided love and regard of all
who knew her. Unassuming
and kind and gentle in her manners to everyone; and with the
tenderest sympathies for the misfortunes of others, she was
well-fitted to endear herself to her large circle of friends
and to receive the adoration which they evidenced on every
hand. No better
example could have been given of her heroic and unselfish
nature than by the quiet and uncomplaining manner which she
endured the pain and anguish of her long suffering.
For months it was her hard lot to be confined to her
bed a confirmed invalid, but during that time never did she
utter murmur against this sore affliction.
To her husband she was a devoted wife, to her mother
she was a devoted daughter and to her friends, the soul of
love and sympathy. Her
remains were taken on Monday to the cemetery in Geranton,
Carroll county, for interment. We offer our sincerest condolences to the bereaved family.