Biography of John Tailby
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Tailby, John, was born in Lincolnshire, England, October 28, 1841, and came with his parents to this country in 1851, locating near Trumansburgh. He was educated in the common schools, and has always been a farmer. June 30, 1862, he married Helen M. Swartwout. of Perry City, Schuyler county, and they have seven children living: Francis A., William E., Edith A., Mary E., J. Arthur, Georgiana H., and Arlo. William E. married Mary E. Shuler, of Owego; Mary E. married Fred Rappalye, of Farmer, Seneca county, and they have a daughter, Grace T.; Mr. Tailby's father, William, was born at the old homestead in England in 1807 and married Maria Woodward, of his his native place. They had ten children, six sons and four daughters: William, Mary A., John, Edward, William 2d, Charles, George W., Mary A. 2d, Anna M. and Eliza J. Mr. Tailby died in 1884, and his wife in 1868. Mrs. Pailby's father, Vanardus Swartout, was born in this county in 1798 and married twice, first Sarah J. Smith by whom he had three children: Addison, Sarah J. and Robert. He married second Mary Jeffery, of his native county, and they had nine children: Augustus J., Vanardus, Gustavus A., Caroline M., Robert, Mary E., Helen M., Julia A., and Cynthia M. Mr. Swartwont died in 1872, and his wife survives, aged eighty four years. He was a member of the State Assembly several terms, and his father, Robert Swartwout, was a county judge of Schuyler county, and a member of Congress. Mr. Trilby, enlisted January 28, 1864, in Company A, 89th N. Y. Volunteers, and was honorably discharged October 12, 1865. He is a member of Truman Post, No. 572 G. A. R., of Trumansburgh.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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