Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Solomon Taylor

SOLOMON TAYLOR, a resident of Labette township, Labette county, Kansas, was born in Virginia, in 1845, and lived there until after the Civil war. Previous to this time he followed the carpenter's trade, for a short time. In 1865, he moved to LaSalle county, Illinois, where he followed farming for twelve years.

In 1877, Mr. Taylor left LaSalle county, going direct to Labette county, Kansas, and located on his present farm, where he has resided since that time. Mr. Taylor has improved his property with such care and diligence, that he has one of the best farms in the township.

Daniel Taylor, the father of Solomon, was born in Highland county, Virginia, in 1809. He was a stock raiser, and also followed the carpenter's trade. He married Polly Nicely, who was also born in Virginia. They were blessed with 11 children, viz: Eli; Elizabeth; Jacob; Frances; William; Nancy; George; Solomon; Joseph; Mary E. and John. Eli; Frances; Jacob; Elizabeth; Nancy and John are deceased; William resides in West Virginia, George is a farmer in Labette county, Kansas. Mary E. (Sidmore) is a resident of Iowa.

Solomon Taylor was united in matrimony with Emma Ables, who was born in Michigan in 1850. They have eight children living: Angeline; Mary E.; Eli, a Populist, who is at home, and is now serving his second term as clerk of Labette township; Alice; Fred; William; Daniel; and Clarence. Three, - Charles, Theodore and Richard, are deceased.

In his political views, Mr. Taylor inclines to the support of the Populist doctrines. He has been treasurer of his township two terms, and has served as a member of the school board for the past eighteen years. He is a member of the Anti-Horsethief Association. The family belong to the M. E. church.