JOHN TAYLOR, farmer, post-office Sandy Lake, was born August 4,
1821, in New Jersey, to Thomas and Anna (Elick) Taylor, the father being a
native of England and the mother of New Jersey. The parents both died in
New Jersey, and the father was a carpenter by trade. They had six
children: John, Hugh E., Mary, Eli, Ufamy, married Isaiah Bell, and
Maurice H., painter. The parents attended the Lutheran Church. Our subject
was educated in the common schools. His father died when he was eighteen
years old, and he had to work to support the family. They drove from New
Jersey, and a part of the wagon and the buggy in which they came is yet in
their possession. In 1856 he came to Mercer County and bought about
eighty-five acres, then in the woods. He erected a log cabin, a portion of
which now stands. He has since built good frame buildings. In 1848 he
married Susan, a daughter of David Heggar, of New Jersey. By this union he
has one child, Isabella, who married William Bailey, a physician of East
Liverpool, Ohio. He assisted in the defense of his country by hiring a
substitute in the late war. Mr. Taylor manages his own farm, and is a
quiet, unassuming man, who attends strictly to his own business, pays his
honest debts and enjoys the fruits of his early days’ labor.
History of Mercer County, Pennsylvania
: its past and present : including its aboriginal history, its early
settlement and development, a description of its historic and
interesting localities, sketches of its boroughs, townships and
villages, neighborhood and family histories, portraits and biographies
of pioneers and representative citizens, statistics, etc. : also, a
condensed history of Pennsylvania.
Chicago, Ill.: Brown, Runk & Co., 1888,
page 1067. Read
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