Bio: Taylor, Abram

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----Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 1032.

Biographical Sketch of Abram Taylor.

ABRAM TAYLOR, lumberer and mill owner, Chelsea; was born in Grafton Co., New Hampshire, August 29, 1822. His early life was passed on a farm; in 1855 he came to Wisconsin and has followed mercantile business since; he first settled in Ft. Howard, Brown Co. In 1874 he came to Chelsea and built his mill, having meanwhile in a car standing on the track, as there was no train through for weeks. The mill has a capacity of 40,000 of lumber and 80,000 of shingles a day. L. M Marshall now has a share in the business. Mr. Taylor has a store in connection with the mill. In 1861 he enlisted in the 12th Wis. Vol., Co. H, and in lSfi2 was discharged on account of his disability, and returned to Fort Howard ; he helped in organizing the town of Chelsea; he has a homestead of 160 acres on Sec. 6, in the town of Chelsea, 42 acres clear and 31 under cultivation; he is locating the emigrants as fast as they arrive, furnishing them with houses and work, and thus peopling this section of the State. In 1847 he married Miss Martha Young, of New Hampshire. They have one sonóCarl I. Mr. Taylor is a member of the Masonic fraternity and also of the Baptist Church.



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