1850 Census records show Thomas J Taylor was a teacher living with the William Jackson Grady family in Chambers County Alabama and that he was born in Tennessee about 1820. I have not been able to find any information about his birth, parents or siblings. I suspect he may not have been born in Tennessee, but maybe North Carolina. It's also possible he was born in Kentucky as I share DNA with others who have Taylors from Kentucky in their family trees. The Grady family originally came from North Carolina so he may have known them when he moved to Alabama and lived with them. He later married Sophia Grady who was 12 in 1850 when he lived with the Grady family. I am hoping to find any information about Thomas J Taylor.