Educator, surveyor, elected official. Born– July 2, 1829 in Talladega. Parents– Mai and Ann Johnston (McCartney) Taylor. Married– Lockey Thompson Douglas. Commissioned as a captain in Company K, 9th Alabama Infantry, CSA. Captured at Port Hudson, Mississippi, 1863; held as a prisoner of War at Johnsons 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.
Letters written by Thomas Jones Taylor to his family during his service in the Civil War are held in the Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.
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.