Many Traylor families owned slaves, as was the way of life. In one case, Mr. Traylor in his Will deaded to his old and faithful slave the five acres with her house, down by the fork in the road. He also gave her freedom for the remainder of her life.
Hopefully, all the slave owners were as charitable. After emancipation, some of the slaves continued with their former master, all in a struggle to survive.
Today, there are African Americans with the name of Traylor. The custom being: when a slave was freed the slave took the family name of the last owner.
Slavery was not unique to America. There has been slavery in all of history, and continues today around the world.