William Henry Taylor was born in Lexington, Virginia about 1840. During
the Civil War he was a soldier for the South, afterward studying for
the medical profession. In 1872, he settled in Crawfordsville where
he was a leading surgeon. He died in Sullivan, Indiana on January
29, 1901. He wrote many medical articles, as well as some fine poetical
contributions. His brother, John N. Taylor was also a local physician.