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Rev. William Taylor Melugin was a Methodist minister. He was licensed to preach in 1854 at Covington, TN. He was ordained as a Deacon in the Methodist Church on October 19,1856 in the Memphis Conference. He was Ordained as an Elder on December 4, 1859 at Palestine, TX. in the East Texas Conference. He served circuits in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Texas. While at Paducah, KY. in 1857 he married Sarah Inge, the daughter of Dr. James Milton Inge of Virginia and later Fannin County, Texas. Sarah died in 1872 leaving four children. She is buried at Bosqueville, Bosque County, TX. In 1870, he was transferred back to East Texas and Texas Conferences serving such towns as Dallas, Bowie, Bonham, Tyler, Lexington, Cold Springs, Waco, Stephenville, Brownwood, Georgetown, Lampasas, and Naples. He married his second wife, Jennie Elizabeth Davis in 1873. Jennie Elizabeth Davis was the daughter of Dr. A. B. and Mollie Davis of Milam County. He and Jennie had four more children, including my Grandmother. Jennie died in June of 1925 and is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Ft. Worth, TX.
Sources: Records of William C. Lathan, Sr., Methodist Church Records, and A Memorial To The Melugin Family Of America, by Douthitt Melugin McKay, Aikin Press, Box 23066, Austin Texas. A copy of this book is on file at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The catalogue for the Library of Congress may be searched by visiting the Library of Congress web site: http://www.loc.gov/