Biography - J Taulbee

J. M. TAULBEE, dealer in provisions, and minister, Irving, born in Wilkes County, N. C., December 23, 1815; son of William H. and Nancy TAULBEE, he, a farmer by occupation, born in Stokes County, N. C., October 21, 1791, died October 22, 1842; she, born in Rowan County, N. C., May 9, 1789, died August 14, 1837. Subject, the second child of a family of ten, spent his early days in assisting his father on the farm; he received his education in the schools of Kentucky, whither his parents had moved in 1817; in the fall of 1836, he removed to Fayette County, Ill., where he bought a farm, which he sold in 1853; he then came to Irving Township, Montgomery Co., Ill., where he followed farming during 1855 and 1856; he then moved to what is now the town of Irving, he being the first resident of the place. In Perry County, Ky., June 30, 1836, he married Ann DAMRUL, born in Morgan County, Ky., April 9, 1817, died June 28, 1853, in Fayette County, Ill., leaving six children; her father, Joseph DAMRUL, a native of Shenandoah County, Va., died October 15, 1840; her mother, Elizabeth (DYKES) DAMRUL, born in Floyd County, Ky., March 14, 1798, died October 24, 1839. Mr. TAULBEE's second wife, Mrs. Prudence CARRIKER, whose parents were natives of North Carolina, was born in Tennessee in 1817; she is the mother of four children, two of whom are by her first husband. Mr. TAULBEE was ordained a minister of the Gospel in 1851, since which time he has preached; he has now charge of three churches; he is a Republican; has filled the office of Justice of the Peace for twenty-two years, giving general satisfaction to all; he now owns a produce and feed store in the town of Irving, and does a good business; his children are Joseph E., Mary J., Levi L., William, Sarah A. and James P.; two of his sons were in the army during the war; the elder, who served four years, was wounded at the battle of Shiloh, came home and recruited in health, and returned to do battle for his country; the younger served three years.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 289.

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