The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 771, Franklin Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"WILLIAM O. TAYLOR was born in Delaware County, Ohio, July 6, 1824, and was the third in a family of ten children born to HOMER R. and DEBORAH (HINTON) TAYLOR, natives respectively of Connecticut and Ohio. At the early age of eleven, HOMER R. TAYLOR was taken to Delaware County by his parents; there he was married, and engaged in farming until May, 1842, when he brought his wife and family to this Township,(Franklin Township, Pulaski County, Indiana) where he entered 200 acres of land, which he improved and resided upon until his death March 2, 1847. He was a member of the Baptist Church. WILLIAM O. TAYLOR, at the age of twenty-three, began life for himself on a piece of land his father had given him. This he cultivated one year, and then went to Vincennes (Knox County, Indiana) and drove stage for two years; then returned to this county and resumed farming in Tippecanoe Township. In 1857, he sold out and bought a place in this township, and now owns 128 acres of well-improved land. MR. TAYLOR was married in December, 1849, to CELISTA TIBBITS, a native of Michigan. She died in December, 1850, a member of the Methodist Episcopal. January 10, 1853, he was married to MISS CATHERINE HEWETT, a native of Indiana, and a member of the United Brethren Church. This lady bore him six children (four yet living), and died December 6, 1869. November 16, 1872, he married his present wife, MISS JANE RILEY, who is a native of Indiana, and a member of the Christian Church. In February, 1865, MR. TAYLOR enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Fifty-first Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and received his discharge in June of the same year at Tullahoma, Tennessee. In politics, he is a Republican."