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J. W. Taylor
Born 1829
J. W. TAYLOR, farmer, Rome Twp., Sec. 21; P.O. Olin; born in Marion Co., Ind., in 1829; came to Iowa in 1844; entered 160 acres and now owns 238 acres; made all the improvements on the place. In politics, Democrat; in religion, Christian; has been Trustee, Road Supervisor, Constable and School Director. His market was Muscatine, and sold wheat for 40 cents, dressed pork for $3, and took pay in goods or bobtail currency. His first wife, Amanda Inghram, was born in Fleming Co., Icy., in 1837, and came to Iowa in 1844; married November 18, 1852; died in 1874; had five children—Theodore J., Lemuel C., Frank L., Alma N., Lydia E. (died January 28, 1863). Second wife, Gussie Justice, was born in Lawrence Co., Penn., in 1845; came to Iowa in 1855; married George Lee in 1866; he died March 12, 1811; had one child—George. Mrs. Lee, now Mrs. Taylor, married April 1, 1875, and has one child—Maggie May.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 653.


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