Gary Hilton writes:
Hi Patty – attached is a photo. I received this photo a few years ago, and can’t remember who provided it. I was told that this is the home of Samuel Pendleton Taylor and his wife, Amanda Bishop.
Samuel died in 1930, and Amanda “Polly” died in 1950. Before Samuel died, they moved from this house to a house down on Natural Tunnel Parkway, the house with the two trees of life painted on the front. This house was built by Amanda’s father, William Bishop Jr.
Samuel and Amanda’s youngest, Ella, never married but took care of her parents in their old age. Ella died in the 1970’s, the house was torn down, and the paintings were sent to the Appalachian Museum in Norris, Tennessee, where they are on display.
Norris, Tennessee is just a few miles north of Knoxville off I-75.
This house (in the photo above), if it is the home of Samuel and Amanda Taylor, was in the vicinity of the Devil’s Race Path, off the East of Highway 58, past the intersection and headed toward Gate City.
I hope that someone could verify that this is indeed the house where Samuel and Amanda lived.
Kathy Tipton Burke says
Amanda Bishop Talylor and Samuel P Taylor are my great grandparents. I enjoyed reading this and the picture. I remember the house on the hwy in Duffield, Va but had never seen the cabin