Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
Harvey Taylor, Dr.
Biographical Sketches, History of Daviess County
Dr. Harvey Taylor is a native of Kentucky, born April 10, 1821, son of John and Malinda Woodall Taylor. The father was born in Virginia in 1795. he was a farmer, and died in Kentucky about 1850. The mother was born in 1799 and died about 1854. Our subject obtained the education of the average farmer's boy, and when nineteen years old began working for himself. April 10, 1842, he married Elizabeth Davis, born in 1817. She died in 1880, leaving one child, James S. In 1846 Dr. Taylor began the study of medicine with Dr. John Hill, of Bloomington, IN, remaining with him one year. After a two years' study with Dr. Matthew Fee he began practicing his profession in Daviess Co, IN, meeting with good success. In 1875 he took a course of lectures at the medical college of Indiana, and graduated from that institution the same year. During the war, he was a strong Union man, and served in company C, Fourteenth Indiana Volunteers. He was promoted to first lieutenant of Company F, and remained with that company four years. He then joined Company I, sixty-fifth Indiana Infantry, and took an active part in many of the principal battles of the war. In 1875-1876 he represented Daviess County int he State Legislature. He owned 250 acres of land, and was a Democrat politically and member of the F. & A. M.
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