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Source: Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 5th ed., 1887, [Jessamine Co.]

Franklin Taylor, born July 25, 1813, is the third son of Talton and Elizabeth (Wood) Taylor.

He was married in November, 1833, to Sophina Land of Jessamine County, daughter of Henry and Ellen (Hosic) Land.

At the age of thirty he removed from his native county of Madison, Ky., and settled in Jessamine County, where he mourned the loss of his beloved wife, September 13, 1876. To this union were born five children, of whom four are living: Leroy B., John M., Franklin P. and Elizabeth E., the name of the deceased one was William H.

Mr. Taylor was next married, March 6, 1879, to Miss Calender Sanders of Madison County. Both are members of the Christian Church.

Mr. Taylor has been a farmer all his life, and owns 190 acres in Sulphur Well District, Jessamine County.

Source: History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 777. [Nicholas County, Headquarters Precinct]

Gillead Evans, farmer, P. O. Headquarters; was born in Delaware, July 4, 1794, and is a son of John and Rachael (Taylor) Evans, who were among the first to enter upon pioneer life in Kentucky; the former was born in Delaware in 1774 and died 1809. His wife, Rachael, was also born in Delaware in 1774 and died in 1825.

Gillead, our subject, was their only child, and his opportunities for receiving an education was very limited, there being very few schools at that early day.

Early in life he entered upon a farmer's life; served six months in the war of 1812; was married March 9, 1817, to Miss Anna Trigg, who was born in Virginia, Jan. 10, 1794, and died in Sept. 1864, leaving to his care two children, viz: Susan, wife of Anderson Brooks (See Hist.), and Elizabeth, the wife of Oscar Orr, and now living in Missouri.

Mr. Evans was married again July 6, 1873, to Mrs. Rose Ann Sanders, widow of James Sanders, and daughter of John and Rose (Mitchell) Cook.

Mr. Evans has always been an enterprising farmer and a thorough business man, is a member of the Methodist Church; in politics he is a Democrat.

Source: History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 744. [Nicholas County, Carlisle City and Precinct]

Elijah D. Foster, farmer, P. O. Carlisle; was born in Nicholas County, Jan. 1, 1826 and is a son of George R. and Harriet M. (Daisey) Foster; he was born in Virginia Nov. 10, 1801, a tailor by trade and farmer by occupation, died Feb. 26, 1875. His wife, Harriet, was born in Nicholas County, Nov. 11, 1805 and died Nov. 10, 1877. The result of their union was three children, viz: Millia, deceased wife of James E. Secrest, Elijah D. and Jeremiah P.

The subject of this sketch was educated in the common schools of Nicholas County, and commenced his career in life as a farmer; he was married in Bourbon County, Jan. 16, 1856, to Miss Jane E. Sanders, who was born in Bourbon County, Nov. 5, 1832, and died Jan. 31, 1875; four children were born to them, viz: Hattie A., George R., James S. and Jeremiah C., one of whom, James S., died when six years of age. Mrs. Foster was a daughter of James R. and Martha (Smith) Sanders; the former was born Oct. 1, 1779 and died April 18, 1871; his wife was born Oct. 26, 1814, and died Aug. 1, 1864.

Mr. Foster is an energetic and prosperous farmer, having by his industry accumulated a large property and at the present time owns a farm containing 255 acres of choice farm land, well stocked with high grade and thoroughbred stock. He is a member of the Christian Church at Millersburg, and also a prominent member of the Masonic order at Carlisle. In politics he is a Republican.



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