Early Franklin County Homesteads

Originally published in the Franklin County Historical Society Bulletin about 1950
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In 1842 David Taylor built this homestead on the west bank of Big
Walnut Creek in Truro Township.

David Taylor, in 1842-43, built this fine homestead on the west bank or crest of Big Walnut Creek, in Truro Township, Franklin county.

The pioneer, Robert Taylor, settled with his family in Truro Township in March 1808. His was the fourth house erected in the township. David Taylor, his son, married for his first wife, Nancy T. Nelson, who died in 1852, and for his second wife he married Margaret Livingston, oldest daughter of Judge Edward Chinn Livingston, a pioneer settler of Franklin County. Judge Livingston's father. Colonel James Livingston, of Revolutionary war frame, had received 1,280 acres of land in the Refugee tract in remuneration for property confiscated by the British Crown. which he had owned in Nova Scotia.

The whole house seem to be the perfection of adjustment. The beautifully arranged windows with their substantial lintels, and the setting on a lawn shaded with the right amount of green growth upon it, make a very satisfying place in which to live.



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