From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 391, Big Creek Township, White County, Indiana
"LIEUT. JOSEPH TAYLOR was born in Liverpool, England, September 29, 1838, and is the eleventh of the twelve children born to THOMAS and AGNES (BOWMAN) TAYLOR. The family came to the United States in 1845, and settled on a farm in Kosciusko County, Indiana, where the father died when our subject was but eleven years old. JOSEPH then lived with his guardian, an elder brother, until eighteen, when he came to this county, and worked by the month on a farm until September, 1861, when he enlisted in Company G, Forty-sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, (NOTE: I believe this should read Forty-sixth Indiana) and served until November 12, 1864, when he was mustered out at Indianapolis. At the organization of his company, he was elected a Duty Sergeant, and he passed through all the intermediate grades to First Lieutenant, receiving his last commission in November, 1863. He took part in the battle of New Madrid, the siege of Vicksburg, the Red River expedition under GEN. BANKS, and many other engagements. On his return he settled on 200 acres in this township. January 25, 1865, married MISS NANCY J. PRICE, a native of White County, daughter of JOHN and SUSANNA (KENT) PRICE. This union has been blessed with five children, of whom two boys and two girls are still living. In politics, LIEUT. TAYLOR is a Republican, and he has served his fellow-citizens as Township Trustee."