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Taylor, W. B.

W. B. TAYLOR, farmer, P.O. Lincolnville, was born in Otsego County, N.Y., October 6, 1830; son of Charles and Polly (Thornton) Taylor, who came to Erie County, Penn., in 1845. They were parents of the following named children: Charles W., of Michigan, was a soldier in the Union Army during the late war; Washington D., who died in his country’s service at City Point, Va., August 28, 1864; Mrs. Jane Young (deceased); Daniel A., of Galena, Ill.; William B.; John H., shot by guerrillas in Missouri, July 28, 1862; and Oliver J., who died in his country’s service after the battle of Chancellorsville, January 2, 1863. Mrs. Taylor departed this life May 19, 1854. Mr. Taylor subsequently married again and now lives in Oceana County, Mich. Our subject obtained his education mainly by private study while farming and lumbering, and early engaged in teaching. In 1847 he ran, on the Clarion River, the first engine used for manufacturing lumber in Pennsylvania. He was married July 3, 1853, to Exana G. Chapin, born in Smyrna, N.Y., September 16, 1834, daughter of John Chapin, of this township, and has the following, named children: Jared T., Mrs. Delana G. Sill, Clement C., Oliver H. and Alma J. Mr. Taylor, besides managing his large farm, has also extensively engaged in settling decedents’ estates. He is a Republican in politics and has always held firm temperance principles.


 

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