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      Taylor Academy Cemetery is a small cemetery located outside Springhill, La. and near Cullen. It is not well maintained, although there is now a large, modern sign along the road to identify it. There are only a few graves with markers, but it seems that many persons are buried there dating back to the 1800s. My GGgrandfather, Henry J. Taylor, and his wife, Frances Pope, are reportedly buried there. Until a few years ago their graves were unmarked, but family members decided to place a marker on their graves. Supposedly the benefactor and the namesake of the Taylor Academy was William Taylor (along with his wife, Levice Elizabeth Jane (LEJ) Hartzog), who died on 5 October 1856. The grounds were originally used for a school until 1911, hence the academy name. When William Taylor died a small section of the grounds were set aside for family burial. LEJ Taylor died on 27 October 1898 and was buried next to her husband. Theirs is the most prominent of the old gravestones, althoug!
      h they are badly deteriorated. I am not away of any listing of all those buried at Taylor Academy Cemetery.

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