Born: April 2, 1817, Barkhamsted, Connecticut.
Died: January 30, 1891, Des Moines, Iowa.
Buried: Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
Taylor was the son of Virgil Taylor and Electa Gilbert, and husband of Harriet Cornelia Dunlap (married 1848)
He lived for a while in Hartford, Connecticut, then moved to Poughkeepsie, New York, where he played the organ at the Central Baptist Church and the First Dutch Reformed Church.
He then took a position as organist at a Baptist church in Brooklyn, New York. He later moved to Niagara Falls, New York, and finally Des Moines, Iowa.
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