The son of George & Lucy TAYLOR (née Martin) from Crich served in the American Civil War.
1) ELIAS TAYLOR - born Crich c1846, son of George & Lucy - enlisted in December 1863 in 118th NY Infantry Company G. According to the New York State Town Clerks' Register of Men who served in the Civil War ca 1861 – 1865 he was in Drewry's Bluff Battle; in the battle of Seven Pines Cold Harbour and took part in the taking of Richmond Virginia and several other battles. He survived the war and by 1900, had progressed from Wood Chopper to Carpenter.
Further searches revealed that two sons of James (brother of George) & Elizabeth TAYLOR (née Leonard) had also served in the Civil War –
1) WILLIAM TAYLOR – born Crich c1845 – enlisted in August 1862 in 118th NY Infantry Company G. The Town Clerks' Register lists his participation in 13 regular battles including Deep Creek, Drewry's Bluff and Petersburg Heights. He too survived the war.
Not so lucky was William's brother –
2) THOMAS H. TAYLOR – born Crich c1847 – enlisted in December 1863 in 118th NY Infantry Company G. The Town Clerks' Register lists the sorry details of his demise – 'After serving about eight months he was wounded in the arm by a sharp shooter. His arm was amputated and lived about five weeks more. Died in the hospital near Philadelphia, his body was 'brot' home to Luzerne and buried in the graveyard in the village of Luzerne. He participated in about 12 battles.'
George and James Taylor and their families settled in Luzerne, Warren County, New York State in the early 1850s.
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