Biography of Samuel Taylor
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Taylor, Samuel, was one of the pioneers of Yates, and was a former resident of Connecticut. His wife, whose maiden name was Bill, was also from Connecticut and a descendant of a noted family. In their family were eleven children, their names being Samuel B., who died in New York city in 1877, and who was formerly connected with a Marine Mutual Insurance Company; Rodman, of Michigan; Alfred, who died about 1868 (a Baptist clergyman); John, who died in Michigan in 1877; Maria, who married Edwin St. John and died about 1848; Mary Ann, who married Horatio Parker of Ridgway and died in Michigan in 1891; Gurdon Bill of Milan, Mich.; Henry, who died in 1849; Elizabeth, who died at the age of five; James H., who died in New York city in 1862; and Julius of New York city. Gurdon Bill Taylor married Mary Morris, daughter of one of the pioneers of Yates, but who moved to Michigan in 1874. The children of Gurdon B. and Mary Taylor, were Orville H., Herbert and Albert. The last named died in 1893 and Mary, wife of Gurdon B., died in 1848. Herbert Taylor was a volunteer in the Eighth N. Y. Heavy Art., enlisted in August, 1862, and served through the war. He afterward located and now lives in Milan, Mich. Orville H. Taylor, was born in Yates, December 17, 1842, and lived in his native town till 1860, when he came to Albion and found employment as clerk. He enlisted in the war and with his brother Herbert was assigned to the Eighth N. Y. Heavy Artillery, Herbert as a private, while Orville was on the colonel's staff. He served in thirteen general engagements besides numerous skirmishes. Returning from the war Orville resumed the life of clerk, but in 1869 was appointed deputy postmaster under Joseph M. Cornell. In 1872 he was in the canal collector's office, after which he bought out and succeeded J. H. Longknecht, a former boot and shoe dealer of Albion. From that time until the present Mr. Taylor has been one of Albion's successful business men. He is a strong Republican and was elected town collector of old Barre in 1869. On June 27, 1866., he married Emma F., daughter of George &. Rogers of Albion, and they are the parents of three children; William G., Mary, who died in infancy, and Kittie May.

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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