From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Taylor, William A.

Taylor was born in Lexington, KY. Starting with $75, he built his grocery store into one of the most successful in Lexington. He purchased the building that had been his homestead as a boy during slavery and also owned other real estate. For more see Biographical Sketches of Prominent Negro Men and Women of Kentucky, by W. D. Johnson.

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“Taylor, William A.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 19, 2024,

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