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Taylor, W. S.

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Taylor, W. S.
March 12, 2007 10:00PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed.,
1885, Butler Co.

W. S. TAYLOR, clerk of the county court, was born on the Big Bend of the
Green River, Butler County, October 10, 1853. He did not commence going
to school until fifteen years of age, and then was compelled to walk four
miles through mud and storm. After completing his course at the common
schools he continued his studies at home, but while in the business of
teaching, made specialties of mathematics, history and politics, in each
of which he was well informed. He commenced teaching in the fall of
1874, in which business he was eminently successful. In 1878 he made a
contest for the position of county clerk, but was defeated by T. J.
Bunch. In 1880 he was assistant elector for the candidature of Gen.
Weaver for the office of president of the United States. In 1882 he was
elected to the office of county clerk, which position he now fills.
February 10, 1878, he married Sallie Be_l, only daughter of J. F. Tanner.
This union was blessed with four children: Minnie Bell, who died in the
summer of 1884, Tyler Florence, Alma Kline, and an infant. Mr. Taylor is
a fine public speaker and debater, and owes his success to his industry
and studious habits. In 1884 he joined the Republican party, and became
an active supporter of Blaine and Logan. He is a member of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
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