This is a Bio from Leaders and Leading men-O'Briene
Thomas Fox Taylor-Pg 460
I'm posting this as it could be old news-but many times these Bios never get read by the right person?
The suject of this sketch was born in east Tenn.in 1818, the oldest son of Richard Taylor, half Cherokee. His mother was a miss Miss McDaniel,a white lady. Thomas Fox was edu at the missionary schools of tennessee, and at the Nashville and Knoxville colleges. At a early age he became a prominent politician,being endowed with a rare fluency of speech both in englih and Cherokee. His first offices were were those of clerk of the house and Interpreter,after which he was elected to the house as a Representative.and afterward to the Senate. Unfortunately,however he was killed in a skirmish near Ft
Gibson during the Civil War. He was Lt Col. of Stand Watie's brigade when he was killed.Thomas Fox Taylor was not only a natural orator but a brilliant wit,and denter of attraction wherever he went.
He was a dashing officer and invavariably the leader any adventure or enterprise was to be untaken. Thomas Fox Taylor name will be long remembered and revered among his people.
John R Carter Pg 351
b.Aug 1834 near Tahequah (Barren Fork) S/O David Carter &
Jane Reilly a half breed-- Essex Indian school Reilly's Chapel--Confed-he was in Stand Watie's command 1st Cherokee Rgt. detached as a guide to Col McIntosh,but taking sick en-route to the Opothleyoholo fight was carried back to Ft Davis. After his recovery he fought at Honey Springs and the Bayou fights and the last of the rebels that saw Lt Col T.Fox Taylor alive. this brave man is supposed to have been killed by a "Pin Cherokee" in the latter fight Mr Carter had a hole shot through his hat close to his forehead.
In 1888-91 he owned a farm/Mercantile business