David Shellenberger Taylor was born 184 years ago – May 2, 1828 – in Ohio. David was the son of Nicholas Hawkins Taylor and Susanna Shellenberger. David died at the young of 26 in Cass County, Iowa, on June 24, 1854. David was the oldest in the family. His younger siblings were: John Henry, Walter Bean, Louisa Isabelle, Martha Ann, Amanda Jane, Mary Katherine, Nancy Brown, Nicholas Hawkins, Samuel Olinger, Virginia Samantha, Anne Susan and Lovina Manerva Taylor.