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Biographical Sketch of Abraham Kaylor (b. 4 Jun 1820)

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Biographical Sketch of Abraham Kaylor (b. 4 Jun 1820)

Posted: 12 Nov 2006 10:13AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Kaylor Metts Stump
Abraham Kaylor, an old and honored resident of Clear Creek Township, was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, June 4, 1820. He was the youngest of seven children, three sons and four daughters, born to Abraham and Magdalene (Metts) Kaylor, both of whom were of Dutch descent. He spent his youth and early manhood in his native county. His father died when he was seven years old and as soon as he became old enough he found employment upon a farm by the month and thus continued until he reached his fourteenth year, when he and one sister and their widowed mother settled upon a small farm of forty acres, the management of which devolved upon him. About two years later they removed to Trumble County, Ohio, where two years were spent upon a farm. They then removed to Stark County, Ohio, where the marriage of our subject occurred in 1842, when Ann Eliza Stump became his wife. She was born in Lancaster County, Pa., in 1819, being the daughter of Casper and Magdalene Stump, of Dutch descent. In 1852, Mr. and Mrs. Kaylor moved to this county and settled where the former now resides. They continued to live happily together until their union was broken by the death of his wife, March 24, 1884. The life occupation of Mr. Kaylor has been that of a farmer, and as such he has been very successful. He is the father of eight children as follows: Mary J., born May 22, 1843, died August 22, 1843; Mary A., born May 17, 1844; John, born October 5, 1846, died April 7, 1858; Elias, born January 31, 1849, died August 22, 1869; Anna Eliza, born July 19, 1851; Franklin, born January 17, 1854; Emeline, born April 15, 1856, and Angeline, born September 15, 1858, died March 3, 1862. Mr. Kaylor is a member of the Christian Church. In politics, he is a Republican. He is one of the old residents of Clear Creek Township, and one of her most worthy and esteemed citizens.

History of Huntington County, Indiana (Brant & Fuller: Chicago, IL) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Clear Creek Township. Pages 586 and 587.

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