Member Biography

Alexander Wilson Taylor 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1867       26 Republican
1868       26 Republican
1869       26 Republican

COUNTIES: Beaver  


03/31/1836 - 01/09/1910

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Wilson Taylor (R26) Beaver and Washington Counties 1867-1869

Early Life: 

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Taylor, born March 31, 1836, Enon Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, son of William and Mary Ann Smith Taylor; minister, Civil War, 1861-1864; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1867-1869; owner-editor, Beaver County; Alliance (Ohio) Monitor, 1871-1872; moved, Tusculum, Tennessee, minister Methodist Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church of Holston, Tennessee; served, Tusculum postmaster; married, Cynthia D. Adams, 1866 (d. 1879) Beaver County, married Alvira Williams, 1880, two children, Laura Mae Taylor Cobble, George Caldwell Taylor; died, January 9, 1910 (aged 73) Tusculum, Greene County, Tennessee, Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee.  

Early Career:

Enlisted, minister, September 25, 1861, Captain, Company H, 101st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Wounded, at Fair Oaks; promoted, Major, November 1862; later, July 1, 1863, promoted, Lieutenant Colonel, and vice commander, 101st Pennsylvania Cavalry regiment. Captured along with his brigade, Plymouth, North Carolina, Roanoke River, April 20, 1864, imprisoned, Macon, Georgia, transferred, city jail, Charleston, South Carolina; paroled August 3, 1864, Charleston; mustered out, November 20, 1864. 

Minister, Methodist Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church of Holston, Tennessee. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 26th district, Beaver and Washington Counties, 1867-1869; committee assignments, Canal and Inland Navigation, Corporations, Military Affairs, Roads and Bridges and Vice and Immorality. 


Cox, Harold Senate Members "T" ( University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1868). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 276, 280-282.

Alexander William Taylor (1836-1910) - Find a Grave Memorial