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 Ephraim Taylor

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Ephraim Taylor

  • Birth 13 Jan 1827 Ohio, USA
  • Death 26 Jul 1888 Idaho, USA
  • Burial Juliaetta, Latah County, Idaho, USA
  • Memorial ID 5052177

Born in Ohio in 1827, Ephraim Taylor married Nancy Alice MacCartty at Pickaway, Ohio, on January 30, 1851.
Starting from Iowa in May 1862, the Taylor family joined a wagon train of 62 wagons led by John K. Kennedy. Likely they followed the Mormon Trail north of the Platte River and joined the Oregon Trail near Fort Kearney in south central Nebraska. In August, men from the Kennedy train had an encounter with Indians who had ambushed another horse drawn wagon train and driven off the horses. Among the wounded was Ephraim Taylor, shot through the side and back. The wound was cleansed by drawing a silk handkerchief through it, and he recovered.
The Taylors and the two men traveling with them reached Walla Walla with one wagon dragged by one horse and one cow.
In the 1870 Census Ephraim is listed as farming near Waitsburg, Walla Walla County, Washington Territory. In 1878 the family moved from Walla Walla to Fix Ridge, Idaho Territory where Ephraim continued farming. He died at Fix Ridge on July 26, 1888.


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  • Created by: Larry Linehan
  • Added: 5 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5052177
  • Larry Linehan
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ephraim Taylor (13 Jan 1827–26 Jul 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5052177, citing Fix Ridge Cemetery, Juliaetta, Latah County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Larry Linehan (contributor 4131508) .