According to Eva Munson Smith, this author is not Fanny Crosby, who is said to have used
Ida Scott Taylor as a pseudonym. Either Fanny’s pseudonym attribution is incorrect, or there is a remarkable coincidence of names. At any rate, Smith’s 1888 Woman in Sacred Song says Taylor was
quite young, but does not give a birth date. Smith refers to her as
Miss, indicating Taylor was her maiden name.
Taylor lived most of her early life, at least, in Jacksonville, Illinois, and had a story published as a serial in the Jacksonville Journal.