Biography of John Gaylord
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Gaylord, John, was born December 25, 1813, in Somersetshire, England, and is a son of William and Martha (Wakelee) Gaylord. In 1859 he went to South Africa, and for several years was in the British army. During the civil war he was orderly to the governor of Cape Town, and upon the Confederate cruiser Alabama dropping anchor in that port he was commissioned to bear a message to her commander to leave the harbor in two hours, or the ship would be blown up. In 1871 Mr. Gaylord came to America and first settled in the town of Barre where he lived till 1884, then removed to Clarendon, and bought the Guy Salisbury farm. Mr. Gaylord takes an active part in the politics of the town. In 1891, he was elected excise commissioner of the town on the No License ticket. He is a member of Holley Lodge I. O. O. F. In 1867 he married Mary Clark of Grahaunstown, South Africa, and they have three children: Clara, Addle and Frances.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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