Biography of Joseph A. Taylor

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Taylor, Joseph A., Hamburg, was born near the village of Hamburg, N. Y., February 26, 1846. He was educated in the Hamburg Academy, and learned the trade of carpenter and joiner; he also now includes the moving of buildings. January 16, 1864, he enlisted in Co. M, 24th Cavalry N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged at Cloud's Mills. Virginia, July 19, 1865. October 14, 1874, he married Jennie L. Smith of Buffalo, and they have two children. Grace L. and Annie M. Mr. Taylor's father, Joseph, was born in Spencertown, Columbia county. N. Y., in 1797. He was a mason and a farmer, and in October, 1828, he married Mary E. Pratt, who was born November 6, 1806, at Saybrook, Conn. They had ten children. Mr. Taylor was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died June 28, 1887, his widow March 19, 1891.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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