There is one awesome woman who connects us all to each other--
ANNIE GREEN LEDBETTER TAYLOR, known to most people in her family and in her community and church simply as Mama or Momma or Moma or Mama Taylor. She was the mother of 5 children, Doretha Ledbetter Green, Jerome T. Ledbetter, Demetrice E. Ledbetter, Marjorie Ledbetter Yokley, and Alveretta Taylor Sourie.
On March 24, 1890, in Lewisville, AR (a community outside Texarkana, AR), Annie was born to Rev. Taylor R. and Mary (Richards) GREEN. She was the third child born to her parents. Her sisters and brothers were King David, Spencer, William, Rosa, James Arthur, and Louise.
In 1907 the family moved to Idabel, OK, then to Taft, OK, finally settling in Muskogee, OK in 1910. In 1911, she married Luther LEDBETTER. They parented four children--Doretha, Jerome, Demetrice, and Marjorie.
The Ledbetters united with Rayfield Baptist church for a brief period and later united with Dean's Chapel Baptist Church, where both parents remained faithful until their passing--Luther in 1919 and Annie on January 2, 1970.
In 1920 Annie married Burl TAYLOR. To their union one child was born, Alveretta.
Momma was a hard-working, industrious and resourceful woman, who dearly loved all of her family. She loved fishing, gardening and quilting.
She lived most of her life in Muskogee on the South side except for a period in the late forties and early fifties when she lived in a duplex at 310.5 Fondulac, near the corner of Third and Fondulac (now MLK Blvd.) When her daughter, Alveretta who lived with her, married and purchased a home with her husband (J.C.) they brought Annie to live with them. That is where she remained until her passing. She is buried at Booker T. Washington Cemetery in Muskogee.
SHE PRAYED FOR US...
THAT'S OUR CONNECTION!