Biography of James D. Taitt
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Taitt, James D., Gouverneur, was born in Rossie, August 5, 1848. His father, James Taitt, was a farmer, and James D. worked on the farm until twenty one years of age. He was then for two years a colporteur for the Presbyterian Church, after which he entered mercantile business in Stanley, and afterward at Spencer, Mass. He also spent some years out west, being located in Cherokee county, Ia., where he was quite active in politics. Two years ago he came to Gouverneur. In 1874 he married Mary E. Bryant, of Paxton, Mass. He is superintendent of the Presbyterian Sunday school, and an elder in the church. In 1819, John Tait the projenitor of this family, came from Scotland, but the family date their lineage back to one Normand Tait, of of the twelfth century.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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