Biography of E. P. Taylor
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Taylor, E. P., was born in Lyons February 27, 1833. His father, Elijah, was a native of Northampton, Mass., and came to Lyons in 1822 and followed the manufacturing of leather for fifty three years. The same business is now continued by the son William in Lyons. E. P. Taylor was educated at the Lyons Union School and then entered the tanning business. In 1869 he bought the A. F. Redfield tannery at Clyde in connection with his brother Lathrop, continuing up to 1884, when he disposed of his interest to his brother George In the same year he bought the Oliver Penoyer farm four miles north of Lyous of 125 acres, raising fruit, hay, grain and stock At the age of twenty five he married Juliette Paton, daughter of James and Mehitable Dunn, of Lyons, and who are the parents of two children: Elijah D. and Mrs. Lettie M. Langdon. Our subject has been prominently identified in advancing the best interests of the town of Galen, having been trustee of School District No. 4 in 1875 and 1876, building the south side school house during his term of office. He was supervisor in 1877-1878 and was appointed county treasurer by the Board of Supervisors for the year 1879, taking an active interest in educational and religious matters, having been a member of the M. E. Church thirty five years, and is recognized as a man of sterling integrity and worth, whose life has proven his word to be as good as his bond.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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