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Joshua Lovejoy Taylor
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Birth: 1816
Belknap County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 1901
Taylors Falls
Chisago County
Minnesota, USA

The Taylors were among the earliest and most prominent residents of Taylors Falls, MN. They were buried above ground level at their request.

The origination of city name of Taylors Falls:

Jesse Taylor came from Kentucky to Fort Snelling, MN and worked as a stonemason. He was the first permanent settler in Taylor's Falls. He later settled in Stillwater, MN and contracted to provide stonework for the state penitentiary. He is not related to the Taylor family buried in Kahbakong cemetery although the village took his name.

Joshua L Taylor was born in Sanbornton, New Hampshire in 1816. In 1836 he moved to Alton, IL where he lived until 1840 when he came to Taylor's Falls in the employ of the St Croix Falls Lumber Company. In 1846 he purchased the property of Jesse Taylor. He engaged in logging until 1849, meanwhile preempting portions of the area of Taylor's Falls.

In the fall of 1849 he went to California and was fairly successful in his mining ventures. He returned to Taylor's Falls in 1852 and established his permanent resident.

He was married in October 1856 at Skowhegan, ME to Clarinda Wyman. Mrs Taylor died May 4, 1860 leaving no children. Mr Taylor built a fine residence in 1856 on block 1, River street, Taylor's Falls, commanding a beautiful view of the river. Sadly, this fine example of Gothic revival was destroyed in the spring of 1946 to provide material for a motion picture theater. Mrs Hannah Gilmore, a sister of Mr Taylor, and her daughter Mary, lived with him many years. Mrs Gilmore died in 1868.

Mary Gilmore was married to D G Sampson in 1881 and moved to Ashland, WI. Mr Taylor had many opportunities of entering public life, but with a solitary exception, declined them. At the organization of the territory of Minnesota in 1849, he was appointed United States marshal, but declined. He was afterward appointed warden of the penitentiary at Stillwater, MN and served two years.

From: Fifty Years in the North West, p 337
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  Clarinda Wyman Taylor (1820 - 1860)
Kahbakong Cemetery
Taylors Falls
Chisago County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Robert John Chudek
Record added: Jun 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27518990
Joshua Lovejoy Taylor
Added by: Dave Weiss
Joshua Lovejoy Taylor
Added by: Robert John Chudek
Joshua Lovejoy Taylor
Added by: Robert John Chudek
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God Bless You Joshua and May God Bless all of your family!
- Dave Weiss
 Added: Mar. 12, 2010

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