Biography of Charles H. Taylor
Winona County, MN Biographies

CHARLES H. TAYLOR, farmer, is a son of the above. He was born at Haverhill, Massachusets, August 8, 1833. He attended the common schools till sixteen years old, then took up his father's occupation of combmaker; served some years as clerk in a store in Boston. On March 4, 1854, he married Miss Helen, a daughter of Ebenezer Burrell and Lucy Tucker, who were born in Canton, Massachusetts. In the fall of the following year Mr. Taylor came to Minnesota. After residing one year in the town of Warren he preempted land in Sec. 12, Dover, but soon sold and removed to this town ; has bought and sold several times, and bought his present farm of 100 acres on Sec. 18 in 1876; previous to this time he resided in St. Charles city several years, keeping livery stable, billiard hall, etc.; is now quite extensively engaged in stockraising, giving attention to Jersey cattle, blooded horses and mules. Mr. Taylor enlisted in February. 1863, in Co. C, 5th Iowa Cay., and served till May 16, 1866. In the spring of 1864 his regiment was sent on service against the western Indians under Gen. Sully. He participated in two engagements on the Little Missouri, in one of which his horse received two arrows, and was in several skirmishes on the Yellowstone. Mr. Taylor is a republican; member of St. Charles Lodge, A. F. and A. M.; was city constable in 1875. On January 25, 1866, he adopted a boy then ten days old, who was christened Clinton Taylor.


FROM:
The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.

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