Bio: McTaggart, Durlin (History - 1850)

Contact: Janet Schwarze




----Source: Biographical History of Clark and Jackson Counties, Wisconsin, by The Lewis Publishing Co., 1891, pg. 158.

DURLIN MCTAGGART resides on an eighty-acre farm in section 12, Pine Valley Township, Clark County. He was born in Canada West, March 21, 1850, son of William and Nancy McTaggart, natives of England, who came to Canada when young. The subject of this sketch started out in life, working in the woods of Canada for $8 per month. In 1880 he went to Illinois where he worked for three years. In 1884 he came to Clark County, Wisconsin, and bought the farm on which he now lives.

Mr. Mctaggart was married, July 18, 1884, to Mrs. Rivers, who was born at Bangor, Maine, November 4, 1846. Her parents, R. L. and Mary Mains, were natives of Ireland and are deceased. The settled in Maine in 1820, afterward moved to Canada, and in 1856 to Clark County, Wisconsin, as pioneers in a wilderness. By her first husband Mrs. McTaggert had two children: Della T. and Cloy. The former a graduate of the Green Bay schools, was an amiable young lady, and when her death occurred, April 1, 1889, she was mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Politically Mr. McTaggart is a Republican, and takes an active interest in the success of his party.


1900 Federal Census, Pine Valley town (excl. Neillsville city), Clark, Wisconsin


Name: Durlin Mctaggert
Birth Date: Mar 1850
Birthplace: Scotch Canada
Spouse: Mina Mctaggert
Spouse's Titles & Terms:
Spouse's Birthplace: Maine
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Birthplace: England
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name: Durlin Mctaggert
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 16
Estimated Marriage Year: 1884
Mother How Many Children:
Number Living Children:
Immigration Year: 1881
Enumeration District: 0029
Page: 2
Sheet Letter: B
Family Number: 43
Head: Durlin Mctaggert M
Wife: Spouse Mina (Wilhemina) Mctaggert F, b. Oct 1847, Maine; parents b. Ireland.


1905 Wisconsin State Census, Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin


Name: D Mctaggart
Age: 56y
Estimated Birth Year: Abt 1849
Birthplace: Canada
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Place of Birth: Parent 1: New York
Place of Birth: Parent 2: England
Family Number: 170
Page Number: 364
Line Number: 91
Household Gender Age
Head: D Mctaggart M 56y
Spouse: Wilhemina Mctaggart F 58y




Can you help me with the picture below? My grandfather was Glenn Lloyd Mctaggart. This picture is his grandparents and great aunt’s and uncle’s. None of my family knows their names or anything about them.  Glen McTaggert








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