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Date: 6/22/2004 at 13:42:28

Biography reproduced from page 550 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

Marcellus Taylor was born in Williamson, Wayne Co., N. Y., in December, 1821. When two years of age his parents removed to Vermont. When seven years of age they removed to Erie Co., N. Y., where his father was engaged in farming. In 1847, Mr. Taylor removed to Wisconsin, residing in Racine county six years. He then removed to Elkport, Clayton Co., Iowa, where he purchased 320 acres of land and engaged in farming. In 1871 he came to Kossuth county, purchasing 160 acres of land on section 35, Wesley township, where he now resides. Mr. Taylor still owns 154 acres in Clayton county. He was married in 1850 to Miss C. M. Dana, of McHenry Co., Ill. They had no children. Mrs. Taylor died in March, 1862. In February, 1864, he was married to Mrs. Delia Hume, of Illinois. Mrs. Taylor has one child by her former husband—Frank Hume. He is married and lives in Wesley. Mr. Taylor is a republican, and has held the office of justice of the peace, being the first one elected in Wesley, county supervisor, school director and school trustee. Mr. Taylor deal principally in stock. He controls the coal interests in Wesley village.


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