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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday,August 21, 1902 Edition
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The late Isaac N. Taylor. Our subject died the 15th inst. At the ripe age of 83 years, 3 months and 13 days, being the first death to occur in this family, there being four sons and one daughter, all married, and having 15 grandchildren all living. Mr. Taylor was the youngest of a family of four daughters and four sons, born in Rock Bridge County, Va., a midst the grandeur of mountains. At an early age with the next oldest brother he was apprenticed to learn the builder's trade which when finished he dame to Xenia, Ohio in 1843, Where he also mastered civil engineering. In 1849 he married Margaret H. Wead, a daughter was born which lived but a few months, the mother also dying In 1851, and married his surviving companion in 1854. Mr. Taylor formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, the late David Fauber, and came to Indiana, Settling in the southwest part of this county in the sawmill business; a midst the then virgin forest. the records of this county will show that for a long series of years that our subject filled the office of County Surveyor, being elected his own successor until his sight failed. When the rebellion came he offered his services to his country joining the rank at Marshfield, but at Lafayette did not pass the physical exam and was advised to return home that he could do more good there which seems a wise suggestion and more to be appreciated now than at that time. In religion a Presbyterian, having joined that church in Xenia, Ohio, and assisted in organizing the Presbyterian church now at West Lebanon, and also later the one at Marshfield, and when he came to Williamsport was transferred to the same church here. When the new church was erected he seemed to take the deepest interest in seeing the work done well and took great pride in showing outside friends this building, which he felt, was a part of his creation, and said it would be the last building he ever expected to oversee in its construction His was a well balanced mind, active, earnest, a reader, broad minded in religion, companionable in social and business functions, an exacting father, not to be moved when he thought he was right, a true and loving husband, and thus he lived and died, the last of his family.

Date: 8/21/1902
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003800
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 4/7/2015
Entered By: Chris Brown

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