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Biographical Sketch of Maylon E. Taylor

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Taylor, Maylon E., New Haven, was born in Salisbury, Vt., on April 26, 1826. He went to Michigan in 1844, and remained there until 1852, when he returned to Vermont, and has been a resident of New Haven, Vt., ever since. He was married in 1859 to Ellen Mills, a daughter of Ralph and Abigail (Sumner) Mills. They have had three children born to them — Samuel L., Ira M., and Herbie M. Mr. Taylor is a representative farmer of New Haven, Vt., and occupies a farm of 312 acres, and also keeps a dairy of thirty cows. He was the first breeder of Cotswold sheep in New Haven, Vt., in which he is still interested. He is also largely interested in the breeding of Hambletonian horses. His parents were Samuel and Betsey (Cottrell) Taylor, who were natives of Addison county. Samuel Taylor was twice married. His first wife was Betsey Cottrell, a daughter of Patrick Cottrell, who was a native of Ireland and an early settler in Middlebury, Vt. They had six children born to them — Julia, Jane. Mahlon N., Catherine, Myron, and Annie. His second wife was Drusilla Briggs, of Rochester, Vt., and by whom he had four children — Daniel E., Harry E., Louisa, and Melissa. He was a saddler by trade, but followed farming also for many years. Mahlon L. Taylor’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Taylor, sr., of Litchfield, Conn., who was an early settler in Salisbury, Vt., where he died. He had a family of ten children — Alpheus, Stephen, Betsey, Sally, Samuel, Melinda, Annie, Daniel, Horace, and Harriet. Of these, Samuel, jr., came into the possession of the homestead at the death of his father, where he resided for many years.


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