Archilbald TRAYLOR, a Virginian, who had lived several years in Kentucky, emigrated to Illinois in 1814, intending to settle somewhere near the Kaskaskia river. After crossing the Ohio river and traveling several days toward the Kaskaskia, he heard of the LIVELY family being killed by the Indians, and concluded the country was a little new. He returned to Kentucky, where he remained until 1819. He then again returned to Illinois and settled in the south-east part of this township. (Looking-Glass) He built a two story hewed log house that stood upon the bluff, on the east side of Sugar Creek, and it could be seen for many miles from the west. He resided at this place until his death. He raised a family of seven sons, two now living, viz: James Traylor, who was a babe when brought to this county, now lives near Queen's Lake, and Andrew J. Traylor, who now lives in Montgomery county.

Source: History of Marion and Clinton Counties, Illinois, 1881, Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia

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