Mary Taylor was born in Butler county, Ohio, in 1810, and in 1813 came with her parents to Preble county, and settled in Gasper township, on the land now owned by Job Shinn. Samuel Stephens and Rebecca Bailey were her parents. Mr. Stephens emigrated from Pennsylvania to Cincinnati, Ohio and at an early day came to Butler county. Mr. Stephens served six months in the War of 1812. Mr. and Mrs. Stephens were the parents of eleven children. Their daughter, Mary, married James B. Taylor in 1842, who was born in 1809, and died in 1854. They had three children, two daughters and one son. Margaret Elizabeth lives in Eaton, and Bailey L. Taylor resides at home. Mrs. Taylor owns fifty-five acres of land in section sixteen.