John W. Taylor Sabine Parish, Louisiana

John W. 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 Grand Master.

Mr. Taylor is an affable gentleman, loyal to the interests of country of his adoption, and bespeaks for it a glorious future.

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Source: History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.


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