NIMROD TAYLOR, one of the well-known farmers residing on section 11, Lowe Township, Moultrie County,
is a son of James and Sarah Taylor. The father is still living, but the mother passed away some time
since in Douglas County, this State. They had a family of eleven children, of whom our subject was
the eldest, and he was born in Tippecanoe County, Ind., May 2, 1842.
Our subject was eight years old when his parents came to Illinois and settled in Douglas County,
where this son was reared to manhood and received his education and training upon the farm and
in the district school. He remained under the parental roof until he reached the period of manhood
and was married in Moultrie County, March 4, 1864, his bride being Mary J. Nelson, a native of
Virginia. After living upon his father's farm for a few years he removed with his wife to Texas,
but not being satisfied with life in that region, he remained there only about eighteen months.
Returning to Illinois, Mr. Taylor settled on the tract of land where he now resides-- a fine farm,
well improved and comprising some eighty acres. Six children have been granted to this worthy couple,
three of whom died in infancy and the three who survive are James F., Norah and Harvey. The principles
of the Democratic party embody the political views of Mr. Taylor, and he is interested in the progress
of that party, although not an active politician. The office of School Director has been well filled
by him, and while an incumbent of that position he did much to forward the educational interests
of the township. Both he and his good wife are earnest and active members of the New Light Church,
and he ever takes a prominent part in religious movements.
Portrait and Biographical Record of Shelby and Moultrie Counties, 1891 - p. 326/327
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