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WILLIAM LEWIS GAYLORD, son of Philip, was born in Bristol, and married Nancy Fenn. He was in the mercantile trade with his brother Marvin, at Schenectady, N.Y., then was a butcher in Seneca Falls, same State, next was a hardware merchant in Lima, N.Y., and thence went to Atchison, Kansas where he started a nursery but died not long afterward in Buchanan County, Mo., August 5, 1860. The children born to William Lewis and Nancy (Fenn) Gaylord were five in number. Jane married C. D. Gaylord, the leading resident of Sodus, N.Y.; Susan; William is a nurseryman and farmer of Ellis, Kans.; Marvin Lewis; and Edward Fenn is a farmer and wood dealer in Bristol.

MARVIN LEWIS GAYLORD, proprietor of one of the neatest and most prosperous meat markets in Bristol, was born in Seneca Falls, N.Y., April 27, 1847. He is of the 11th generation of this family in America and was primarily educated in Lima N.Y., and in Buchanan County, Mo., whither the family had moved when he was ten years of age. On the decease of his father, the mother, Marvin Lewis and Edward F. returned East from Buchanan County, Mo. and located at Plymouth Conn. where Marvin later worked for G. W. & S. H. Bartholomew, brace manufacturers of Bristol, until 1864, when he enlisted, serving until July, 1865. On being mustered out, he worked again for the Bartholomews for 2 years and then went on the road selling trees for Elwinger & Berrey. After a year's experience in this line he for the next 4 years sold trees on his own account purchasing partly from others. In 1882, or 1883, Mr. Gaylord engaged in the meat trade at Bristol, in partnership with C. B. Ives, continuing for about 3 years, when Mr. Gaylord disposed of his interest therein and bought out W.E. Strong on North Street, and still conducts the same with most satisfactory results.
    The enlistment of Mr. Gaylord, alluded to above took place at Hartford Sept . 16 1864, in Company G, 1st Conn. Heavy Artillery. He was all through the Petersburg (Va.) Campaign, with headquarters at Broadway Landing , under Gen. Abbott. He was mustered out at Fort Darling , Va. in July, 1865, and is now a member of G. W. Thompson Post, G.A.R. of Bristol. The other fraternal associations to which Mr. Gaylord belongs are the A.O.U.W Ethan Lodge, No. 9, K. of P., and Hiran Temple, No. 9., D. O. K. K.