The History of Otsego County, New York


D. Hamilton Hurd

Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia


TAYLOR, Francis - Otsego

Thomas TAYLOR, grandfather of the subject of this sketch, moved 
at an early age from Bennington, Vt., and settled with his family in 
that portion of the town of Otsego which has been known as 
"Taylortown." He paid one thousand dollars for one thousand 
acres of land, five hundred of which was situated in a body in the 
town of Otsego. He had three sons and three daughters, as follows: 
Erastus, Thomas and Chester; Cynthia, Lucy, and Irena. His 
children were all married and settled on different portions of the 
five-hundred-acre tract. Thomas Taylor, father of Francis, married 
Margaret McCULLOCH. Besides the subject of this sketch, their 
children were Cynthia, Nancy, Erastus, and Mary Ann. Cynthia 
and Erastus are deceased.
Francis Taylor was born Nov. 15, 1811, and has always lived 
on the place of his birth, having inherited the farm from his father. 
He was married April 11, 1841, to Eliza DAVIDSON, daughter of 
Asa B. and Ameila Davidson, formerly residents of the town of 
Otsego. Mrs. T. was born Nov. 19, 1811.
Richard Davidson, a farmer living in the same neighborhood, is 
a brother. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor have no children. Mr. Taylor has 
been a life-long farmer, and everything about his home indicates 
thoroughness and thrift. A representation of it, together with 
portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, appears on another page of 
this work.

Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 255


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