Educator; elected official. Born– July 2, 1829 in Talladega. Parents– Mai and Ann Johnston (McCartney) Taylor. Married– Lockey Thompson Douglass, December 10, 1850. Children–six. Commissioned as a captain in Company K, 9th Alabama Infantry, CSA. Captured at Port Hudson, Mississippi, 1863; held as a prisoner of War at Johnson’s Island, Ohio. Madison County surveyor, 1658-62 and 1868-71; taught school, 1865-68; tax assessor; , clerk of county court, 1880-1886; probate judge, 1886-1894. Died November 12, 1894.
From introduction to The Early History of Madison County and Biographical Dictionary of Southern Authors.
The Early History of Madison County and Incidentally of Northern Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1976.
A collection of letters written by Thomas Jones Taylor to his family during his service in the Civil War is held by the Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.