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Taylor, William 1821- Clergyman; born in Rockbridge county, Va., May 2, 1821; was educated in Lexington, Va.; entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1842; went to California as a missionary in 1849; spent several months in evangelistic work in the Englishspeaking countries of the world; and was made missionary bishop of Africa in 1884. He organized many self-supporting churches in India, and was author of Seven years Street preaching in San Francisco; California life illustrated, etc.