Thursday, February 21, 2013

Taylor Williams, Veteran of the 123rd U.S.C.T. and the 9th U.S. Cavalry

According to his death certificate, Taylor Williams was born on November 26, 1852 in Georgetown, Kentucky. By the year 1890, Taylor Williams was residing in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. The 1890 Veterans Schedules, available at Ancestry Library Edition, list Taylor Williams as having served in Company D of the 123rd U.S.C.T. during the Civil War. Notes indicate that Mr. Williams had developed lung problems from wounds he received in battle during the Civil War. According to a pension file for Taylor Williams, also accessed at Ancestry Library Edition, Taylor Williams served in the 9th United States Cavalry after the Civil War ended. The men who served in the 9th Cavalry were known as Buffalo Soldiers. Taylor Williams passed away at his residence on Adams Street in Sandusky on February 21, 1909. Funeral services for Taylor Williams were conducted at the Williams residence by Rev. J. Oakey. Burial was at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery, but no stone remains today for Taylor Williams. Mr. Williams was survived by his wife Julia, three sisters, and three brothers. All of the siblings of Taylor Williams resided in Lexington, Kentucky. An obituary for Mr. Taylor Williams appeared in the February 22, 1909 issue of the Sandusky Register.

Below are the top and bottom halves of a photocopy of the death certificate of Taylor Williams, from the Ohio Deaths collection at Family Search.

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