Biography of Dr. William Taylor
Madison County, NY Biographies





Taylor, Dr. William, was born in the town of Nelson, January 18, 1839. His father, William Taylor, was a native of Fenner, where his father, Thomas Taylor, settled in 1802; he married Alpha, daughter of William Ballot, and through life was a farmer. William Taylor married Betsey, daughter of Samuel Putney, who was a farmer and lumberman in the town of Nelson; he died in 1869, the result of an accident. Dr. William Taylor was educated at Fenner and Peterboro. He attended lectures at the University of Buffalo and was graduated from the medical department of the University of New York in March, 1862. He was appointed assistant surgeon of the 23d N. Y. Infantry and was mustered out in 1863 with the regiment. He was then commissioned in the 80th Regiment, N. Y. Infantry, was mustered out in 1866, and returned to Madison county locating in Pompey in 1867 and in Stockbndge in 1869, where he remained until 1873. He then came to Canastota and engaged in general medical and surgical practice. In 1864 Dr. Taylor married Jennie, daughter of Alexander McGregor, who died in 1866, and in 1869 he married Sarah, daughter of John N. Brewster; their children are William B. E., and Marguerite H. Dr. Taylor is one of the progressive men of his town, was coroner nine years, member of the pension examining board from 1889 to 1894, and reappointed in 1897; member of the board of education twelve years and of Reese Post, No. 49, G. A. R., the first established in Madison county, and which he materially aided in organizing. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias, of the State medical society, and Central New York and Madison county medical societies.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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