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Joseph James Taylor

1838– 1908

Cousin of GQC; son of John and Leonora Taylor; born in Indianapolis, Indiana, while his family was en route from Canada to join with the Saints in Missouri; lived with GQC at Nauvoo, Illinois; crossed the plains to Utah in the same wagon train as GQC in 1847; lived in same home as GQC at Salt Lake City; member of first Sunday School class in Salt Lake Valley, organized by Richard Ballantyne in 1849; resided at Manti, Utah, in 1899; moved to Magrath, Alberta, Canada, in 1902; lived rest of his life there. (See Taylor, Kingdom or Nothing, 405; Magrath and District History Association, Irrigation Builders, 527–28; “Death of J. J. Taylor,” Deseret Evening News, Feb. 3, 1908; “Sunday School Jubilee,” 83; GQC journal, July 2, 1851; May 17, Dec. 31, 1853.)