NameJoseph Henry TAYLOR
Birth19 Apr 1843, Tuscarawas County, Ohio171, v. 1, bk. 2, p. 223.
Death25 Oct 1898, Uniopolis, Union Township, Auglaize County, Ohio312 Age: 55
BurialFairmont Cemetery, Union Township, Auglaize County, Ohio171, v. 1, bk. 2, p. 223.
OccupationMerchant547,32, p. 45.
MilitaryCivil War, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 81st, Co. E185
FatherJoseph TAYLOR (1812-1896)
MotherAdaline MEYERS (1817-1889)
Birth5 Jun 1854, Tuscarawas County, Ohio388
Death17 Dec 1924, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio388,1889 Age: 70
Burial19 Dec 1924, Fairmont Cemetery, Union Township, Auglaize County, Ohio388,171, v. 1, bk. 2, p. 223.
OccupationProprietor of General Store
FatherAbraham TAYLOR (1819-1900)
MotherLydia STAMM (1831-1903)
Marriage20 Jun 1872, Allen County, Ohio348
ChildrenAlbertus R. "Bert" (~1874-)
 Arthur F. (Died as Infant) (1875-1876)
 Edward L. (1877-1940)
 Rolla (Died as Infant) (1881-1881)
 Lillian Adelaide (1882-1963)
 Lorena Jane (1887-)
 Nettie Louisa (1890-1954)
 Lulu Marie (1893-1976)
Notes for Joseph Henry TAYLOR

1843 Birth:312 Birth date taken from information found on official death certificate. Tombstone in Fairmont Cemetry, Union Township, Auglaize County, Ohio indicates birth date was April 1. Age at death (55 years, 6 months, 6 days) on death certificate would indicate birthdate of April 19.

1850 U.S. Census:391 Henry enumerated in the household of his father Joseph Taylor in Perry Township, Allen County, Ohio as a male, age 7, born in Ohio, attended school within the year.

1861 Muster Out Roll:186 Joseph H. Taylor, Pvt., Co. F, 20 Reg't Ohio Inf. (3 mos., 1861), age 18 yrs, appears on Co. Muster-out Roll dated Columbus, O., Aug. 18, 1861. Muster-out date Aug. 18, 1861. Last paid to: pay due since enrollment. When enrolled: April 10, 1861 for 3 mos. Where enrolled: Lima, O., mustered in Apr. 27, 1861. Where: Columbus, O. Amount for clothing in kind or money advanced: $15.00.

1862 Military Service:185 81st Ohio. Joseph H. Taylor, Pvt., Co. E, 81st Reg’t Ohio Infantry, appears on returns as follows: Sept. 1862: Loss, Sept. 1, 1862. Tenn. River, missing in action as guard on steamer I.D. Terry while coming up the Tennessee river near the mouth of Duck River. Nov. 1862: Gain, Nov. 20, 1862. Corinth, Miss., returned from missing in action. Nov. 1863: absent, sick in hosp. at Pulaski.

1862 Military Service:185 J. H. Taylor, Pvt., appears on return of 22 Reg’t, Illinois Infantry as follows: Oct. 1862: Gain, Oct. 25, Nashville. Exchanged prisoner of war - assigned to duty temporarily with Co. B by order Brig. Gen. Geo. Negley, Comdg. Post of Nashville, Tenn. Nov. 1862: Assigned man, returned to his corps, Nov. 12, Nashville.

1864 Declaration of Recruit:185 "I, Joseph H. Taylor, desiring to volunteer as a soldier in the Army of the United States, for the term of three years, do declare that I am twenty years and __ months of age; that I have never been discharged from the service of the United States on account of disability or by sentence of a court-martial or by order before the expiration of a term of enlistment; and I know of no impediment to my serving honestly and faithfully as a soldier for the term of three years." Given at Pulaski, Tennessee, the first day of January 1864. Witness: W.A. Chamberlin, Capt. 81st Ohio Vols. Signed: Jos. H. Taylor. Enlisted at Pulaski, Tennessee, January first, 1864 by Capt. W. A. Chamberlin, 81st Regiment of Ohio Infantry, Re-enlisted, last served in Company E, 81st Regiment of Ohio Infantry, discharged December 31st, 1863."

1864 Volunteer Enlistment:185 State of Ohio, Town of Lima. "I, Joseph H. Taylor, born in Tuscarawas Co., in the State of Ohio, aged Twenty years, and by occupation a farmer, do hereby acknowledge to have volunteered this first day of January 1864 to serve as a soldier in the Army of the United States of American, for the period of three years, unless sooner discharged by proper authority: Do also agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be, established by law for volunteers. And I, Joseph H. Taylor, do solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War." Sworn and subscribed to, at Pulaski, Tenn., this first day of January, 1864, before Capt. W. A. Chamberlin. Signed: Jos. H. Taylor.

1864 Statement:185 "I certify, on honor, that I have minutely inspected the volunteer, Joseph H. Taylor, previously to his enlistment, and that he was entirely sober when enlisted; that, in the best of my judgment and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service. This soldier has dark eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, is 6 feet 1 inches high. Signed: W.A. Chamberlin, 81st Regt. of Ohio Volunteers."

1864 Descriptive Roll:185 Joseph H. Taylor appears with rank of Pvt. on Muster In and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of U.S. Vols. forwarded for the 81st Reg’t Ohio Infantry. Roll dated, Pulaski, Tenn., Feb. 10, 1864. Where born: Tuscarawas, Ohio. Age: 18 y’rs. Occupation: farmer. When enlisted: Dec. 15, 1861. Where enlisted: Lima, Ohio. For what period enlisted: 3 years. Eyes: dark. Hair: dark. Complexion: dark. Height: 6 ft, 1 in. When mustered in: Dec. 15, 1861. Where mustered in: Pulaski, Tenn. Where credited: Lima Town, Allen Co., Ohio. Company to which assigned: E. Remarks: Transferred to the E in accordance with G.O. no. 152 Hdqrs. Div. 8, Tenn. Corinth, Miss Aug. 5/62. Maj. Grant.

1865 Muster Roll:185 Joseph H. Taylor, 5 Sergt, Co. E, 81 Reg't Ohio Infantry appears on Company Muster Roll for Jan. & Feb. 1865. Remarks: Promoted to Sergt. to rank from Jan. 1, 1865.

1865 Muster Out Roll:185 Joseph H. Taylor, 5 Sergt., Co. E, 81 Reg’t Ohio Infantry, age 21 years, appears on company Muster Out Roll, dated Louisville, Ky., July 13, 1865. Muster out date July 13, 1865. Last paid to Apl. 30, 1865. Remarks: Vet. Vol. promoted to Sergt. Mar. 1/66.

1870 U.S. Census:390 Joseph Henry enumerated in the household of his father Joseph Taylor in Uniopolis, Union Township as a male, age 27, white, clerk in dry goods store, value of real estate $40, born in Ohio, mother foreign born, eligible to vote.

1872 Marriage:348 Marriage of Eliza Ellen Taylor and Joseph Henry Taylor on June 20, 1872 in Allen County, Ohio. License issued June 17, 1872.

1880 Uniopolis, Ohio City Directory:32, p. 45. Henry Taylor listed in Patron’s Business References, Auglaize County, Ohio, Uniopolis Business Directory: "Henry Taylor, dealer in dry goods, boots and shoes, groceries and all kinds of merchandise."

1880 U.S. Census:394
Ohio, Auglaize County, Union Township, Uniopolis
Enumerated 9 June 1880
Taylor, Henry •• white, male, age 37 on June 1, 1880, married, general store, born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Prussia
Eliza E •• white, female, age 26 on June 1, 1880, wife, married, keeping house, born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio
Albertus R •• white, male, age 6 on June 1, 1880, son, single, attended school, born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio
Edward F •• white, male, age 2 on June 1, 1880, son, single, born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio
Charles J. Taylor •• white, male, age 22 on June 1, 1880, cousin, single, huxter, born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio

1889 Visit to Fryburg:1983 "Henry Taylor and son, of Uniopolis, and Mr. Herring, of St. Johns, called on friends here Sunday," appeared in 26 Sept. 1889 issue of unnamed newspaper.

1892 Letter:177 Handwritten letter on letterhead stationery of Henry Taylor, General Merchandise: Uniopolis, Ohio, June 4, 1892, To the Hon Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C. Sirs: Through the carelessness of the attorney who had my pension done, my rank is marked on my pension certificate as a Private, which is not correct and I wish to have it corrected. I was a Sergeant when discharged from the service. Kindly let me hear from you in ref to what I have asked for. Very Respectfully, [signed] Joseph H. Taylor.

1898 Death Certificate:312 Henry Taylor died October 25, 1898, at the age of 55 years, 6 months, 6 days. Place of Death: Uniopolis. Place of Birth: Tuscarawas Co. Occupation: merchant. Cause of Death: Dropsy. Last Place of Residence: Uniopolis, O.

1898 Death Notice:790 Several of our G. A. R. men attended the funeral of their comrade, Henry Taylor, which took place at Uniopolis last Thursday afternoon.

1898 Obituary:547 Death of Henry Taylor. Henry Taylor, the well known merchant at Uniopolis and wealthiest resident of Union township, died at his home in that village on Tuesday about noon, after several month’s illness from jaundice. In the hope of being benefited Mr. Taylor spent some weeks at Mt. Clemens, Michigan, the latter part of the summer and for a time was believed to be improving, but the disease had become so deep seated that all efforts to restore him to health were futile.

Mr. Taylor served his country during the Civil War in the 81st O.V.I. and all give him credit of having been a good soldier. He has been engaged in mercantile business for many years past and acquired a competence. He leaves a wife and we believe eight children to mourn his death. The funeral will take place from his late residence in Uniopolis this afternoon. Interment at Fairmount Cemetery.

1898 Tombstone:171, v. 1, bk. 2, p. 223. Fairmont Cemetery, Union Township, Auglaize County, Ohio.
Joseph H. Taylor
b. April 1, 1843
d. Oct. 25, 1898
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