John W. Taylor Sabine Parish, Louisiana
Taylor, a prominent and esteemed citizen of Fort Jesup, was born
near Akron, Ohio, July 26, 1839; moved with his father's family
to Kansas, and when the Civil War came on he enlisted in Company
I, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
At the close
of that conflict he was married to Miss Mary M. Russell of
Clyde, Ohio, who was at that time a member of the faculty of
Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas. Until 1878 he was engaged in
the mercantile business, when, for his wife's health, he moved
to Colorado, where he spent three years in the cashier's office
of the D. & R. G. Railway Co.
In 1881 he
came to Sabine parish and the following year bought a farm, on
which he has since resided. Mr. Taylor has been identified with
public affairs, serving as trustee of the Masonic Institute and
High School at Fort Jesup, as representative of the parish in
the general assembly of 1892-94, as member and president of the
Parish School Board, and is prominent in Masonic circles as a
member of the pioneer lodge at Fort Jesup and as Deputy District
Mr. Taylor is
an affable gentleman, loyal to the interests of country of his
adoption, and bespeaks for it a glorious future.
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.