Biography of William H. H. 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, William H. H., was born in Ellisburg, March 22, 1840, a son of Grove G. Taylor, who came from Ellisburg in 1820 from Connecticut and took up a section of land (of the Pierrepont purchase) and cleared himself a farm. Grove G. married Almira A., daughter of Jeremiah Risley. He was a farmer and a strong energetic man whose life has left its mark on his county, one of the pioneers who with only axes and their hands achieved success and independence. He died in 1S47. William H. H. was educated at Belleville Union Academy and taught school for twenty years, teaching five years at Adams Collegiate Institute and two years at Hamilton Female Seminary, and various other schools, studying law at the same time, and was admitted to the bar in 1876, and is practicing in Adams at the present time. In 1868 he married Sarah M., daughter of Edward Remington, and they have one daughter, Musette R. Taylor. Mr. Taylor is one of the self-made men of his county, serving as assessor and justice of the peace and was elected police justice in 1897. He has ever advanced the best interests of his town and its people, taking an active interest in the Adams Collegiate Institute, of which he has served as trustee for twenty years.

 

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