His Birth and Early Life
At the close of two years he left a church of thirty-three members. Considering the difficulties in awakening and sustaining a religious interest in small towns, his success here was very gratifying. The church seems never to have prospered again.
Time Place Text.
1835 . Mt. Pleasant, Logan county. . . . Rom. i :16.
1839 . Stony Point, Logan county. . . . Not g:ven.
1845 . Mt. Cannel, Muhlenburg county. John iv:35.
1847 . Clear Fork, Warren county. . . . I. Cor. iii:22, 23.
1850 . Stony Point, Logan county. . . . II. Cor. xii:13.
1852 . Pond Run, Ohio county . . . . Rev. ii:17.
1855 . West Providence, Ohio county. . . Not given.
1861 . Green River, Ohio county. .. Mat. xxviii:30
1862 . Sandy Creek, Butler county. . . . Jude i:13.
Time. Place. Text.
1839 . Stony Point, Logan county. . . . Omitted.
1840 . Beaver Daln, Ohio county. . . . . John v:39.
1842 . Center, Logan county. . . .II Cor. v:14, 15.
1843 . Walton's Creek, Ohio county. . . Isaiah lii:1.
1844 . Providence, Warren county. . . . Mat. xx:6.
1845 . Mt. Carmel, Muhlenburg county. . Gal. iii:8.
1847 . Clear Fork, Warren county. . . . Psalms xix;:7.
1848 . Mt. Pleasant, Logan eounty. . . . Rom. ii:l2.
1849 . Cool Spring, Ohio county. . . . . Mat.xxviii: 18,19.
1854 . Ebenezer, Muhlenburg county. . . Luke xvi:9.
1855 . West Providence, Ohio county; . . Omitted.
1859 . Rock Spring, Butler county. . . . Omitted.
1862 . Sandy Creek, Butler county. . . . I. Cor. ii:2.
"REV. W. C. TAYLOR:
"That church, strange to say, still exists and is both large and influential in the community where it is located, and ought at this late date either to build a monument over the grave of Alfred Taylor, or else settle a patrimony upon his three sons, who are now Baptist ministers. How our old preachers succeeded in raising large families with means so limited, and with support from the churches so meagre, is indeed almost marvellous; insomuch that we verily conclude, that if the Baptist cause had not have been truly the cause of God it would have become extinct long ago.
"Having served his generation in faithfulness and worn out the frail physical constitution with which he had performed the almost superhuman labors of his useful and eventful life, he fell at his post, stricken in years and exhausted in health, poor in the things of this world, but rich in the grace of God, to whom he now ascribes all the honor and glory through riches of grace in Christ Jesus, our Lord, to whom be endless praises forever and ever. Amen.
[William Carey Taylor, Biography of Elder Alfred Taylor, 1878; revised and republished by Wendell Rone in 1983, pp. 1-30. Document provided by Ben Stratton Hickman, KY. - jrd]