NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Taylor is a trade-name of ancient English origin. It is sometimes spelled Tailor and Tailer. Robert Taylor, immigrant, settled first in Scituate, Mass. He was a ropemaker by trade. He removed to Newport, Rhode Island, and was admitted a freeman there in 1655. He was appointed prison-keeper of the colony Oct. 29, 1673, by the general assembly. He died Jan. 13, 1688.
He married, in November, 1646, Mary Hodges.
Mary Ann, Margaret, Robert, John (mentioned below), Peter and James.
(II) John, son of Robert Taylor, was born in June, 1657, and died Jan. 9, 1747. He lived at Little Compton, Rhode Island; he married Abigail ____, who died Sept.16, 1720; (second) Sarah ____, who died in 1764. His will, dated April 25, 1745, proved in 1747, bequeaths to wife Sarah; children: John, Robert, Lydia Cook and Margaret Woodman; grandchildren: Joseph, Philip, Job, Comfort, Deborah and Abigail Taylor, Samuel, Ann and Jesse Irish, Mary David, Hannah Viners, Susanna Palmer; great-grandchildren: George, Jonathan, Joseph, Job, Anber and Ann Wilbur.
Mary, Anna, Margaret, Lydia, John, Robert and Philip.
(III) John (2), son of John (1) Taylor, was born Jan. 7, 1694, at Little Compton. He married (first) Sarah ____; (second) Joanna Wilbur.
Children, born at Little Compton:
Elizabeth, Job, David, Phebe, John (mentioned below), Margaret, Sarah, Humphrey, Mary, Samuel, Peter, Reuben.
(IV) John (3), son of John (2) Taylor, was born at Little Compton, July 24, 1725. He married, at Little Compton, Dec. 3, 1747, Jemima Grinnell.
(V) John (4), son or nephew of John (3) Taylor, was born in Little Compton, or vicinity, about 1750. He moved with his family from Rhode Island to Warren, Connecticut, in 1775, and thence to Plattsburgh, N.Y. In 1797 he removed again to Peru, Clinton county, N.Y.
(VI) William, son of John (4) Taylor, was born in Rhode Island, Feb. 27, 1773; died Feb. 26, 1844. He married, Dec. 15, 1793, Elizabeth Maxon, born Nov. 25, 1773, died May 1, 1837.
Humphrey (mentioned below), Silas, George and Almira.
(VII) Humphrey, son of William Taylor was born at Peterborough, N.Y., Sept. 16, 1794. He came thence to Peru, New York, with his parents. He was a farmer by occupation. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and took part in the battle of Plattsburgh.
He married, Dec. 13, 1818, Lettice Clark, born April 18, 1794.
Elizabeth, born Sept. 15, 1819; married A. Hass Hayes.
Franklin S., born Jan. 30, 1821; married Seratia Martin.
Jared M., born October, 1823, mentioned below.
Harry D. C., born May 23, 1829, married Helen Olcutt.
(VIII) Jared M., son of Humphrey Taylor, was born Oct. 29, 1823, in Ausable, Clinton county, N.Y.; died March 10, 1899. He was educated in the public schools. At the age of nineteen he began to learn the trade of iron moulder. In 1849 he removed to a little hamlet in the town of Schuyler Falls, N.Y., and called it Morrisonville, a name it has ever since retained. Here he built a foundry and began to manufacture plows and machinery, building up a flourishing business, which he conducted the rest of his life.
Besides his foundry business he was engaged extensively in the manufacture of starch, consuming as much as twenty-five thousand bushels a year in his factory. He also established a woolen mill and manufactured flannel, cassimere and other goods.
He was a Republican in politics, was active in town affairs, and held various offices of trust and honor.
In religion he was a Baptist, joining the Baptist church at Keeseville at the age of twenty. He was an able, upright, Christian citizen, highly esteemed by all who knew him.
He married (first) Feb. 2, 1848, Emily Stickle, born May 17, 1825, died June 22, 1887. He married (second) Nov. 6, 1889, Julia A. Boardman, born at Plattsburgh, N.Y., May 15, 1846, daughter of Lucian and Julia Ann (Stickles) Boardman, granddaughter of Moses Boardman. Her mother, Julia Ann (Stickles), was daughter of John and Mary (Moore) Stickles, of Schuylers Falls, N.Y. John Stickles and his brothers Edward and Jacob married sisters.
Children of Jared M. Taylor by first wife:
1. Mary Lettice, born March 21, 1870; married Sarah Lucretia Miller, born Dec. 5, 1873, only child of Edward C. and Alice Frances (Everest) Miller (see Everest); children: Alice Julia, born Dec. 6, 1900; Lettice Alberta, Sept. 30, 1902.
This old English name, plainly derived from an occupation, is widely spread over the globe, and is invariably associated with industry, good sense and a fair degree of prosperity. The family herein mentioned came from ancestors who had long held leaseholds of land in northern Ireland. The family was prosperous and the lands were handed down from father to son. In New York it has been identified with agriculture and milling.
(I) The first of whom knowledge is now attainable was William Taylor, who was born, lived and died at Belfast, Ireland, where he was a large farmer and dealer in horses and cattle. His speculations in live stock were quite extensive and yielded him reasonable returns.
He had children:
James, Alexander (mentioned below), George R. and Margaret.
The youngest son is now (1910) living, retired, in California.
(II) Alexander, second son of William Taylor, was born in 1832, in Ireland, died at Brushton, Franklin county, New York, 1905, as the result of a railroad accident. He received such education as the public schools of the district afforded, and was early accustomed to the labors and joys of emigration to the United States, in 1860. He landed at New York City, where he remained a short time. The following year he located at Belmont, N.Y., and there cultivated a farm for six years, at the expiration of which period he removed to Malone, and there continued ten years in the same occupation. He was similarly engaged in Bangor, same state, whence he removed to Brushton, and there ended his days. Like his father, he was a succcessful farmer, keeping blooded cattle and conducting a large dairy, and lived, retired, during the last few years of his life.
He was a member of the Congregational church, and was a steadfast Republican in political principle.
He was married twice, name of first wife unknown, but she bore him two children:
1. William, a farmer and speculator; resides in Lincoln, Kansas; married Mary Remington, of Malone, and has children: Irving, George, William, Effie and Lizzie.
2. Elizabeth, wife of Willard Carville, a farmer of Biddeford, Maine; daughter, Minerva.
He married (second), Margaret Ann Dale, a native of Ireland, born 1825, died in Massena, N.Y., July 23, 1909, daughter of Samuel Dale, undoubtedly of English lineage.
3. James J., mentioned below.
4. George Alexander, mentioned below.
5. Henry, a contractor and builder; resides in Palo Alto, California; married Emma Pierce, of Brandon, N.Y.
(III) James J., son of Alexander and Margaret Ann (Dale) Taylor, was born in Belmont, Franklin county, N.Y., Jan. 4, 1863. He was educated in the town schools of Belmont and Malone. He worked with his father on the farm until twenty-four years of age, and then farmed on his own account in Dickinson and Brandon, N.Y., until 1901, in which year he removed to Massena, purchased a mill property and has conducted a grist mill ever since, handling all kinds of grain.
He is a member of the Congregational church, and a Republican in politics.
He is a member of the board of trustees of the church he is connected with and superintendent of the Sunday school. He is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Massena, and Modern Woodmen of America.
He married (first) 1888, Elenora Wilson, daughter of Addison Wilson, of Dickinson, Franklin county, N.Y.
1. Windsor A., born Oct. 6, 1889, a student in Colgate University.
2. Burton A., July 12, 1891.
3. Vernon, May 29, 1893.
The mother of these children died Feb. 12, 1893.
Married (second) July 7, 1903, Helena M. Mawson, of Georgetown, N.Y.
Louise May, born July 4, 1905.
(III) George Alexander, son of Alexander and Margaret Ann (Dale) Taylor, was born March 30, 1864, at Belmont, Franklin county, N.Y., died July 23, 1909. He supplemented the education afforded by the schools of his native town with a course at Franklin Academy, in Malone. He taught school one year in his native town, two years in Bangor, and one year in Brandon. In 1889 he purchased a farm in the town of Bangor, at West Bangor, which he tilled, and also operated a creamery. After selling this property, he went to Bangor and bought a grist mill, which he sold after operating it four years. He next acquired an interest in a mill at Malone, in partnership with O. S. Lawrence, and this connection continued one and one-half years, when he sold out his interest. For the following four years he had an interest in the milling concern of Bill, Bell & Company, of Ogdensburg, which he sold. In 1903 he engaged independently in the milling business at Ogdensburg, and was twice burned out. The present (1910) building was erected in 1907, the year following the incorporation of the business, under the style of George A. Taylor & Company, in which George A. Taylor owned a majority of the stock and also served as president.
Mr. Taylor was an industrious and shrewd business man, and his success was due to these qualities, combined with a pleasing manner and upright dealing that gained and retained friends.
He was identified with the leading social organizations of the city, and occupied an influential position in the town.
He was a conscientious member of the Presbyterian church, and in politics was an earnest Republican; while a resident of Brandon he served as town clerk.
He was a member of Ogdensburg Lodge, No. 125, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; Ogdensburg Chapter, No. 63, Royal Arch Masons; Ogdensburg Commdery, No. 54, Knights Templar; Media Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, of Watertown, N.Y. He was a member of the Ogdensburg Club and Ogdensburg Council, United Commercial Travelers.
Mr. Taylor married in 1887, Nettie, daughter of Elias and Sarah Miller, of Malone, N.Y.
Florence, born September, 1890.
Roy George, Nov. 22, 1891.
Effie, Nov. 12, 1892.
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