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Pitkin Barnes Taylor

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Alabama, United States
Death: March 1873 (51)
Texas, United States (killed in the Sutton-Taylor Feud.)
Place of Burial: Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Josiah Taylor and Hephzibeth Taylor
Husband of Susan Ray Taylor
Father of Amanda Jane Kelly; James Creed Taylor and William Taylor
Brother of Hardena Chisolm; William Riley Taylor; Hardina CHISHOLM; Creed Taylor; Rufus P. Taylor, Sr. and 3 others
Half brother of Joshua Martin Dowlearn

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About Pitkin Barnes Taylor

Pitkin Taylor (18??-1873) - A gunman and brother to renowned Texas Ranger, Creed Taylor, Pitkin led the Taylors in the Sutton-Taylor feud which began in 1868. The Sutton faction, many of which were lawmen, had been aggressive in killing off the Taylors and Pitkin's death would be no different. Typical of the methods often utilized by the Sutton group, they tricked him into coming out of his house in the October of 1872. Hiding in a cornfield, Sutton sympathizers lured him out the door by ringing a cowbell. When Pitkin came out of the house he was shot and seriously wounded. Though he initially survived, he died six months later. His son, Jim Taylor, swore revenge upon his killers, further fueling the feud.

http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/jcs03

http://www.legendsofamerica.com/tx-suttontaylor.html


"The Taylor The Tumlinson and the Feud", p.24 by Marjorie Burnett Hyatt

- Pitkin was killed in the Sutton-Taylor Feud. He m. Susan Cockrum 13 Dec 1846 in DeWitt Co TX.
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Pitkin Barnes Taylor's Timeline

1822
1822
Alabama, United States
1848
August 1, 1848
Age 26
1851
January 15, 1851
Age 29
DeWitt County, Texas
1873
March 1873
Age 51
Texas, United States
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Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas, United States