Thursday, October 29, 2009
Harriet Whitaker Taylor
The story of how John Taylor came to marry Harriet Whitaker is as follows: John Taylor had married Harriet's sister Sophia in April of 1847. Harriet became ill and Sophia asked John to give her a blessing. When he did, he asked her why she wasn't married. She said that nobody would want her. I don't know why she had such abysmal self-esteem. John Taylor told her that if she got well, he would marry her. She did and he did.