Biography of D. E. Taylor
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Taylor. D. E., was born in Ellisburgh, October 26, 1846, a son of Cyrus Taylor, who was born in Taylor Settlement, town of Ellisburgh, which was named after his father, Deacon Hiram Taylor, one of the pioneers who came from Galway, N. J. Deacon Taylor was one of the founders of the Presbyterian church in Belleville, and also established a tannery there. He was noted for his strict integrity and was one whose judgment was sought and respected by all who knew him. Cyrus Taylor married Amancla, daughter of Nathaniel Attridge. He followed his father's business of tanning for a number of years and later in life gave his attention to farming. He was a supporter of both school and church interests and was a man of conservative character, whose word once given was never questioned. He died in 1875 in his 61st year. D. E. Taylor was educated in the Union Academy and in 1866 came to Adams, where he entered the employ of F. Waite, Son & Allen. In 1869 be removed to Minnesota and engaged in business there for two and a half years, when he returned to Adams and engaged in business with his former employers. In 1874 he established his present business and at the present time is carrying the leading stock of dry goods in Adams. In 1869 he married Medora, daughter of Daniel and Elvira Boomer, and they have one son, Herbert. Mr. Taylor is one of the conservative men of his town, taking an active interest in educational and religious institutions. He is master of the Rising Sun Lodge No. 234, and high priest of the chapter.

 

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