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"James Taylor, one of the oldest and wealthiest citizens of this section, died here [Fort Valley, Georgia] last night from paralysis.
He was nearly 77 years of age and leaves besides his wife three young children, two sons, Charles A. and Lomie T., of this place; a daughter, Mrs. Matt G. Thames, of Bibb county, by a former marriage.
Until a few years ago Mr. Taylor resided on his farm in Crawford county, where he attained a fortune. He belonged to no church, but was inclined to the Primitive Baptist belief. Several years ago he had a sculptor chisel a likeness of himself from Italian marble, which he placed in Union churchyard near his old home, and where his remains were interred this afternoon.
Mr. Taylor was well known to the business men of Macon, and appreciated for his steady honesty." [Macon Telegraph (Georgia), 24 October 1913, pg. 5]