H. F. Taft


Nicasio Township, page 437

H. F. Taft was born in Chittenden County, Vermont, March 8, 1838, where he was educated and resided until .twenty-one years of age, when he emigrated to California, landing in San Francisco June 1, 1859. For the first three years of his residence he was engaged on a dairy farm ; he then came to Marin County, and in the Fall of 1862 located at Point Reyes, and there engaged in dairying. In January, 1866, he removed to Nicasio valley, and there settled on a ranch, and in 1876 came to the town of that name, between which and the railway depot he runs a stage ; is postmaster and Wells, Fargo & Co.'s agent. ' Is a Knight Templar Mason in the York Rite, and thirty-two degrees in Scottish Rite. Married March 17, 1859, Eliza L. Woodruff, deceased. Married, secondly, Kate M. Farrell, who diedJanuary 10, 1875, and thirdly, Marcia L. Higgins, on December 27, 1877. He has by his first wife, Carrie 0., and by his second wife, Lewis R. and Frank W.

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