Biography of James J. Taylor
Erie County, NY Biographies


Taylor, James J., East Hamburg, p. o. Orchard Park, was born in Ireland, December 21, 1841. He was educated there and came to America in 1864, locating in the town of East Hamburg, N. Y., where be is a farmer by occupation. September 7, 1866, he married Margaret J. Erwin, and they have nine children: Clark H., Ida M., George E., Loren C., Alton C., Walton J., Jessie L., Verna B. and Elmer E. Mr. Taylor's father, Edward, was born in Ireland in 1792. Me married Jane Johnson of his native place, and they had eleven children, six of whom survive: James J. (as above), Fannie, Dorothy, Thomas E., Charlotte and Elizabeth. He died in 1888, and his widow survives at this date (1897). Mrs. Taylor's father, George Erwin, was born in the old country in 1799. He married twice; first, to Ellen Ragen, and his second wife was Mary Ann Ragan. They had one daughter, Margaret J., as above. He died in 1881 and his wife December 6, 1866.

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