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 Isaac N. Taylor

Isaac N. Taylor

Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
Death 15 Aug 1902 (aged 83)
Warren County, Indiana, USA
Burial Williamsport, Warren County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 23122178 · View Source
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"Isaac N. Taylor was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, April 22, 1819, and is one of the eight children of Mark and Margaret (Amyx) Taylor, the family names being Adeline (deceased), America (deceased), Matilda R., George W., Nancy (deceased), Matthew F., Isaac N., and Harvey P. (deceased). THe father of Isaac was a native of Rockbridge County, Virginia; was a farmer and stock-raiser; had a fine stock-farm, and died in his native county in 1824, aged forty-five years.

The grandfather of Isaac, George Taylor, was a native of Ireland; was a farmer, also a surveyor and civil engineer; came to America before the Revolution, in which war he was a soldier; was supposed to have been a signer of the Declaration, and died in Rockbridge County.

In 1842, I.N. Taylor removed to Xenia, Ohio, where he worked as carpenter, having served four years as that trade, and thence to this county, in April 1859, where he, in partnership with Daniel Fauber, erected a saw mill at a cost of $4,500, which they managed fourteen years; he also worked in this county as a carpenter.

He was married, January 31, 1854, to Elizabeth Fauber, with an issue of five children - Bayard, Joab, Charles, Elizabeth E. and Grant.

Mr. Taylor has resided at his present home since April 1874; it is one and a quarter miles northeast of Marshfield, and a farm of 310 acres (170 of which lie four miles southeast), half of this being well cultivated, drained and fenced, and well adapted to wheat, corn, oats and hay.

Mr. Taylor having completed a course of surveying at Xenia, Ohio he was elected County Surveyor in 1862, and served two terms, but declined a third. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church and true friend of Wabash College." - Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana, 1883, pages 183 & 184

"The late Isaac N. Taylor. Our subject died the 15th inst. At the ripe age of 83 years, 3 months and 13 days, being the first death to occur in this family, there being four sons and one daughter, all married, and having 15 grandchildren all living.

Mr. Taylor was the youngest of a family of four daughters and four sons, born in Rock Bridge County, Va., a midst the grandeur of mountains. At an early age with the next oldest brother he was apprenticed to learn the builder's trade which when finished he dame to Xenia, Ohio in 1843, Where he also mastered civil engineering.

In 1849 he married Margaret H. Wead, a daughter was born which lived but a few months, the mother also dying In 1851, and married his surviving companion in 1854.

Mr. Taylor formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, the late David Fauber, and came to Indiana, Settling in the southwest part of this county in the sawmill business; a midst the then virgin forest.

The records of this county will show that for a long series of years that our subject filled the office of County Surveyor, being elected his own successor until his sight failed. When the rebellion came he offered his services to his country joining the rank at Marshfield, but at Lafayette did not pass the physical exam and was advised to return home that he could do more good there which seems a wise suggestion and more to be appreciated now than at that time.

In religion a Presbyterian, having joined that church in Xenia, Ohio, and assisted in organizing the Presbyterian church now at West Lebanon, and also later the one at Marshfield, and when he came to Williamsport was transferred to the same church here. When the new church was erected he seemed to take the deepest interest in seeing the work done well and took great pride in showing outside friends this building, which he felt, was a part of his creation, and said it would be the last building he ever expected to oversee in its construction.

His was a well balanced mind, active, earnest, a reader, broad minded in religion, companionable in social and business functions, an exacting father, not to be moved when he thought he was right, a true and loving husband, and thus he lived and died, the last of his family." - Warren Review, Williamsport, Indiana, August 21, 1902

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 23122178
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac N. Taylor (22 Apr 1819–15 Aug 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23122178, citing Hillside Cemetery, Williamsport, Warren County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Lesa Epperson (contributor 46576986) .