M. Taylor was born in Little Beaver Township, Lawrence Co., on 4 Mar
1834, the son of Samuel and Charity Mercer Taylor. He attended the
local schools and went to Jefferson College where he graduated with
honor in 1858, and to Western Theological Seminary, graduating in 1861.
became the pastor of the Westfield Presbyterian Church, near Mt.
Jackson, Lawrence Co., on 12 Jun 1861, and served the church for 42
years, until his death on 30 Dec 1902.
Taylor married Lorinda Packer, daughter of Sylvester L. Packer on 24 Mar
1861. She passed away in 1883. Rev. Taylor remarried to
Sophy B. Loring on 24 Sept 1885.
on Rev. William M. Taylor