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Harold and his father, Harry Simon Bair, ran a tire business in Mt. Vernon until the Depression, which caused them to lose the business. He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) as a cement finisher, working on bridges in the area. His next job was with the Timken Roller Bearing Company's Rock Bit Division in Mt. Vernon as a Tool Grinder (4 years), then he worked for the Cooper Bessemer Company as a machinist, before retiring. He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Machinist Local Unon 90.
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John moved from Kittery to Parsonsfield about 1800. He was a farmer there.
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Hugh lived in New Hampshire for a time, then to Boston, where, in 1850, he was a constable (Census: M432, Roll 338, Page 186).
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Augustus was a farmer in his hometown of Brownfield, Maine, where he lived his entire life.
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Samuel was a farmer in Cornish, Maine.
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As the oldest son of Gilman and Joanna, it fell to young Gilman (only 15 when his father died) to provide a home for his mother and family. As it is recorded in A HISTORY OF THE FIRST CENTURY OF PARSONSFIELD (op.cit), "with that energy and enterprise, which has ever characterized the man, he pushed his way onward and upward, met and overcame all obstacles" (p. 280).
Gilman was in the business of buying and selling livestock, notably horses, cattle and sheep. He was the first to bring horses from Canada to supply the home market.
He held various town offices and was a member of the Free Baptist Church. He was esteemed as a man of integrity and moral worth, a good citizen and a valued neighbor and friend.
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Taylor operated a hotel in Effingham Falls, New Hampshire.
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Thomas moved to Parsonsfield from Effingham, New Hampshire. Later, they moved to Ontario, Canada. Then, to Derby, Vermont, where he died. He was a farmer and lumber dealer.
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Samuel and family moved from Maine to Burlington, Iowa, about 1855. He .died there from chronic dysentery.
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Weare was the Publisher of the "New York Daily News."
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At age 19, after completing his education in Parsonsfield, Maine, Taylor moved to Georgeville, Ontario, Canada. There, he entered into partnership with his father-in-law, Joshua Copp, in a mercantile business, which they conducted until 1843. That year, they closed out in Canada and moved to Burlington, Iowa. They operated a general merchandise business under the name of Copp & Parsons.
In 1847, they were joined in that business by Taylor's nephew, Christopher Bullock Parsons. The firm's name was changed to Parsons, Copp & Parsons. After several more years, Mr. Copp retired, and the name was changed to T.L. & C.B. Parsons. Taylor's son,Edwin, joined the firm in 1867, and Taylor retired, after 29 continuous years in the mercantile business (5 in Canada, 24 in Burlington).
Taylor served on the Burlington City Council, the Board of County Supervisors and the Board of Education. He and his wife were members of the Episcopal Church.
This information is taken from the article about Taylor in the PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF DES MOINES COUNTY, IOWA (Chicago: Acme Publishing Company, 1888), Pages 300-301.