Biography of the Taylor Family
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Three brothers of the Taylor family came from Wales, England, to America at an early day. One was killed by the Indians. John Taylor was born in Sheffield, Mass., March 13, 1771, being on his father's side of Welsh descent and on his mother's side of Scotch. He died in Starkey on March 9, 1857, revered by all as an upright citizen. One of his children by his second marriage was John W., who was born September 18, 1819, in Starkey and was educated in the public schools. He spent one year in Ovid Academy and two years in Canandaigua Academy, graduating finally from Wabash College in 1851. He went south and taught in the academy at Raleigh, Tenn., for one year and for two years was tutor in a private family at Holly Springs, Miss. He then returned to his native State and was admitted to the bar and practiced law with Kernan and others. May 17, 1854, he married Elizabeth T., daughter of Russell A. and Ann M. Hunt, of Milo. They had one son, Frank R., born June 7, 1860, in Canandaigua. After attending the common schools Frank R. spent three years at Penn Yan Academy and one year in Hobart College at Geneva. He then taught school for three years. November 24, 1886, he married H. Anna, daughter of Amos E. Vanorsdall, of Himrods. She was born October 7, 1864. Mr. Taylor is a prosperous farmer and fruit grower.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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