JOHN S. TAYLOR, dairyman and farmer, is a native of Center
county, Pa., born Nov. 11, 1831. He is a son of William and Susannah (Roop) Taylor, both natives of Pennsylvania, where the
father died at fifty-two years of age and the mother now at eighty-
one years of age, resides in Westmoreland county of her native state.
By occupation the father of Mr. Taylor was a miller and carried on
the milling business for quite a number of years in Pennsylvania.
John S. Taylor received a common school education and then
learned the tanner's trade, at which he worked for seven years near
Ligonier, Pa. In 1854 he came to Indiana and settled in Miami
county, near Peru and there carried on farming for ten years, or
until 1864, when he came to Fulton county and for two years lived in
Rochester and then removed to his present place of residence one-
half mile north of Rochester. In 1868 Mr. Taylor began the dairy
business and with the slight omission of one year has continued this
industry ever since. His dairy is one of the best in northern Indiana. In connection with this interest he has for many years given
considerable attention to stock interests, and now has on his farm of
107 acres some of the best blooded stock to be found in the county.
The marriage of Mr. Taylor took place in December, 1852, to Miss
Susan Ambrose, who was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., Dec.
17, 1833. She is a daughter of Killian and Elizabeth Ambrose, who
came to Fulton county about the same time that the Taylor family
came. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor are these two children:
Madge and Charles F. In politics Mr. Taylor is an ardent republican and is a K. of H. He is a man of honest motive and he and
family are highly respected.