William Benajah Taylor

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William Benajah Taylor (June 10, 1794 – ca 1853) was a merchant and political figure in Nova Scotia. He represented Liverpool township from 1836 to 1851 in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as a Conservative.


He was born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, the son of James Taylor and Susanna Collins. In 1816, he married Trephana, the daughter of Joseph Barss. He served as a fire warden and was magistrate for Queens County from 1838 to 1853. Taylor died in Halifax.[1]


  1. ^ Public Archives of Nova Scotia (1984). Elliott, Shirley B, ed. The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758-1983: A biographical directory. Province of Nova Scotia. ISBN 0-88871-050-X.