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Samuel Walker "Sam" Taylor
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1846
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 26, 1931
Cloud County
Kansas, USA

Kansas Pioneer and Civil War Veteran

GENERAL: Samuel Taylor, settled in Phillipsburg, Kansas, after coming to Kansas with his brother Edwin and first settling around Concordia, in Cloud County. I remember driving around Cloud County in the 1970s with Marjorie (McBride) Weaver (a grand-niece of Samuel Taylor) and she pointed out to me an abandoned building which she said was Sam Taylor's home when he lived in Cloud Co before he moved to Phillipsburg. My recollection was that it was on the Parallel Road - now called "Rock Road".

CIVIL WAR PENSION: Claim No. 1695974, dated 06/11/1931 for service in Co. C, 19th Regt, Iowa Infantry was issued to Mary J. Taylor, widow.

REAL ESTATE IN CLOUD COUNTY: US Land Patent: Homestead Certificate 6800, Application 738, Recorded Vol 14, Pg 218. Signed by Land Office 03/01/1879, filed with county 08/18/1883. Property description: 175.66 acres: Fractional NW 1/4 of Section 4, and SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 5 in Township 6 South, Range 4 West (Note this is Buffalo Township. The Millirons home place is also in Section 4.)

Sale of Town lots: Nov 10, 1886: Sold to William M. Peck, Lots 13, 14, 15, Block 109, City of Concordia, filed 11/11/1886, Book Z, Pg 383.

CENSUS 1880. Kansas, Cloud Co, Buffalo Twp, pg 195.

Taylor, Samuel 33 OH
Jane 31 OH
Ella 7 KS

OBITUARY Unknown paper and date, from Phillips County Genealogical Society. "ANOTHER OLD SOLDIER GONE - Samuel W. Taylor, oldest son of James and Sarah Taylor, was born August 27, 1846, at Mansfield, Ohio, and departed this life in St. John's (**should be St. Joseph's**) hospital in Concordia, Kansas, May 26, 1931, at the age of 84 years, 8 months, 29 days.

Mr. Taylor entered the Civil War in 1864 and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He came to Concordia, Kansas, in 1871 and homesteaded 5 1/2 miles west of that city. On January 11, 1872, he was married to Mary Jane Wolfe at Westchester, Iowa. To this union were born two children, Ella A. and Margie. They came west to his homestead in the spring of 1872 and endured the hardships of pioneers.

In 1883, the family moved to Concordia, two years later moving to Logan, Kansas, where they resided five years, in 1890 coming to Phillipsburg where they have since made their home.

Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his daughter, Margie, in 1907, his father, mother, one sister and four brothers. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, Mary Jane, one daughter, Mrs. H. L. Hahnenkratt, and one grandson, Hugh Taylor Hahnenkratt.

Card of thanks: We wish to extend to our friends our sincere thanks for the many kindnesses shown us during the illness and death of our dear husband, father, and grandfather - Mary Jane Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Hahnenkratt, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh T. Hahnenkratt."

OBITUARY Phillips County Centennial History, from Phillips County Genealogical Society - "S W TAYLOR PASSES AWAY - Was Civil War Veteran and Early Phillips County Pioneer.

Samuel W. Taylor, one of Phillips county's pioneers and a veteran of the Civil War, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital at Concordia, Tuesday, May 26. Mr. Taylor was an early resident of the county, moving to Logan in 1885, and to Phillipsburg five years later, where he has since lived.

He was one of Phillips county's few remaining Civil War Veterans, and was until the week before his death, one of the most active, sturdy, and upstanding. Mr. Taylor will long be remembered, not only by his immediate friends but by young men and women of the later generation for his unfailing courtesy and good nature. News of his death will be received with universal regret.

Funeral services will be conducted this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30 pm from the Presbyterian church.

OCCUPATION: It seems that he acquired a homestead or bought a farm in Phillips Co, but he was also involved in merchandising. One of the letters he wrote to the Edwin Taylor family in Concordia in 1889 had the following letterhead: "S. W. Taylor - Dealer - Groceries, Provisions, Queensware Stoneware, Flour & Feed".
Family links: 
  James Taylor (1811 - 1889)
  Sarah McCart Taylor (1817 - 1883)
  Mary Jane Wolfe Taylor (1848 - 1937)*
  Ella Arletta Taylor Hahnenkratt (1873 - 1957)*
  Margie Taylor (1889 - 1897)*
  Mary Lucretia Taylor Snodgrass (1844 - 1922)*
  Samuel Walker Taylor (1846 - 1931)
  Edwin Maxwell Taylor (1848 - 1906)*
  Agnes Ann Taylor McCampbell (1850 - 1937)*
  James Brainard Taylor (1853 - 1930)*
  Alexander M Taylor (1855 - 1879)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Phillips County
Kansas, USA
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Record added: Nov 28, 2007
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