Tuesday, March 11, 2014
1893 :: Death of Shadrac Taylor
A Venerable Darkey Dead.
Rockdale, Tex., March 9. -- Shadrac Taylor, an old freedman born in Kentucky 82 years ago, died here yesterday after a protracted sickness. Shade was brought to Texas sixty-two years ago and had been living in Rockdale from the foundation of the town. He leaves a large family of children and grand children. He was buried from the African Methodist church, of which he was long a member. Dallas Morning News, March 11, 1893