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Biographical Sketch of Jacob Kaylor (b. 29 May 1815)

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Biographical Sketch of Jacob Kaylor (b. 29 May 1815)

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Classification: Biography
Surnames: Kaylor Metts Fishel Stump
Jacob Kaylor, a prominent citizen of Clear Creek Township, was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, May 29, 1815. He was the fourth of seven children born to Abraham and Magdalena (Metts) Kaylor, the former a native of Virginia, and the latter a native of Maryland. He grew up to manhood in his native county, working upon a farm. At twenty-two years of age he went to Stark County, Ohio, where he found employment upon a farm by the month and year. His marriage to Magdalena Stump occurred in Columbiana County, Ohio, on the 18th day of March, 1842. She was born in Lancaster County, Pa., in October, 1820, and was the daughter of Casper and Sarah (Fishel) Stump, both natives of Pennsylvania. Immediately after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Kaylor located upon a farm in Stark County, Ohio, but in 1850 they removed to Mahoning County, Ohio. Two years later, or in the fall of 1852, they came to this county and settled in Clear Creek Township. They had located in the woods, and the clearing of a farm occassioned a great deal of hard work. Mr. Kaylor toiled away with his maul and wedge, ax, saw and mattock, and not infrequently did his wife enter the clearing too and assist in ways that she could to prepare the ground for the plow. In 1861 they removed to another tract of woods land, and again assumed the task of clearing up a farm. In May, 1863, they removed to a farm in Section 15, of the same township, where they resided until in August, 1886, since which time they have occupied their present comfortable home in Section 16. They are the parents of eleven children, as follows: Harriet, born October 1, 1842, died April 30, 1872; Harmon, born October 4, 1843; Charlotte, born March 24, 1845; Jefferson, born January 29, 1847; Analiza, born November 7, 1849, died October 2, 1850; Jeremiah, born October 20, 1851; Mary Ann, born April 7, 1854; Matilda, born April 27, 1856; Emma J., born May 11, 1858; Amelia, born March 2, 1860, and Levi, born July 29, 1863. Mr. and Mrs. Kaylor are members of the Christian Church. In politics, the former is a Democrat. He owns two farms in Section 15, one of eighty and the other of forty acres, and besides he has a small tract of land and a comfortable home where he lives.

History of Huntington County, Indiana (Brant & Fuller: Chicago, IL) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Clear Creek Township. Pages 587 and 588.

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