Israel was born in about 1835.  He was the last of the children of William and Elizabeth.  I have speculated that he may have been named for Israel Hilburn, an uncle of his.  Hilburn was the first husband of Elizabeth's sister Ann, who later married a Bobo.  

When William died in 1848, Israel was still a minor.  There were court struggles over various matters of the estate that pitted Ann and Robert against Simon and Isabella.  It even involved Israel's guardianship.  I want to investigate this more in the future.  For the finance issues, Levi Cook was finally appointed guardian.

I have been unable to locate Israel in 1850.  Before 1858, Israel had also moved to Dyer Co., TN near his brother Noah and his sister Isabella Hawkins. He married Frances E. Hawkins, another child of Peter Hawkins. This would make her sister-in-law to both Noah and Isabella, even before the marriage. They had two children, D. Fletcher Taylor and Elijah Austin Taylor (called Austin Taylor).

Israel joined the 47th regiment along with his brother and brother-in-law. He fought at Shiloh and at Murfreesboro. Israel

 suffered from poor health, and worsened during the encampment at Tullahoma, TN. during the winter of 1862-1863. He was sent to a hospital and died in around March or April of 1863. I believe he died in Chattanooga, TN.   We will probably never know his burial location.  The Confederate records were lost, and the Confederate cemeteries in Chattnooga never had permanent headstones.

His wife Frances E. Taylor married John H. Hay on 13 Sep 1867. Noah was the bondsman. Frances later (1871) sued Israel's estate, Noah, and her children for a dowry.

His two children, Austin and Fletcher remained in the area, and their families are still a part of the community there.

Descendants include: Taylors, Hays, Lovelaces, Yarbroughs. and many more.



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