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Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor[1]

Male 1784 - 1850

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  • Born  24 Nov 1784  Montebello, Orange, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  Jul 1850  Louisville, Jefferson, Ky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  9 Jul 1850  Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Name Prefix: President
      Ancestral File Number: 8QS4-3B

      The 12th President of the United States of America.

      Born in Virginia in 1784, Zachary was taken as an infant to Kentucky and raised on a plantation. He was a career officer in the Army, but his talk was most often of cotton raising. His home was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and he owned a plantation in Mississippi. "Old Rough and Ready's" homespun ways were political assets. His long military record would appeal to northerners; his ownership of 100 slaveswould lure southern votes. He had not committed himself on troublesome issues.But Taylor did not defend slavery or southern sectionalism; 40 years in the Army made him a strong nationalist.

      He spent a quarter of a century policing the frontiers against Indians. In the Mexican War he won major victories at Monterrey and Buena Vista.

      He was the first professional soldier to become President, having been elected because of his victories in the Mexican War. His presidency was brief (16 months) and his accomplishments few. He did, however, takea strong stand against Southern secession over the slavery question, though a Southerner and a landowner himself. Taylor was of English heritage and Whig political affiliation. He stood 5'8" tall and was an Episcopalian. His death came 9 July 1850 in the White House; he was buried in the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery near Louisville, KY.

      After his death, the forces of compromise triumphed, but the war Taylor had been willing to face came 11 years later. In it, his only son Richard served as a general in the Confederate Army.

      [William Strother 1726 Descendants.ged]

      Born at the home of a friend of his father as "Hare Forest" had been sold and his father was in KY building a new home.

      1810MAR: Jefferson Co, KY, 18 Jun, Zachary Taylor and Margaret Smith. Gen. O.O. Howard wrote that it took place in a little log house on the Taylor Farm about 6 miles above the city of Louisville; she came from VA (NGS Quarterly, Vol. XIII,Mar 1924, No. 1, p.10).
    Person ID  I1280  Halbstein_Parrish Family Tree
    Last Modified  26 Mar 2012 

    Father  Richard TAYLOR,   b. 3 Mar 1744, Rapidan, Orange Co, Va Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1829, Springfield, Lexington, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Pannill Dabney STROTHER,   b. 11 Dec 1760, Rapidan, Orange Co, Va Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1822, Louisville, Jefferson Co, Ky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Aug 1779  Rapidan, Orange Co, Va Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F486  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret Mackall "Peggy" SMITH,   b. 21 Sep 1788, St. Leonard's, Calvert, Md. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1852, Louisville, Jefferson Co, Ky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Jun 1810  Louisville, Jefferson Co, Ky Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Children 
     1. Ann Margaret Mackall TAYLOR,   b. 8 Apr 1811, Louisville, Jefferson Co, Ky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875, Louisville, Jefferson Co, Ky Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Blandine TAYLOR,   b. Abt 1814, Christian, Todd Co, Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Knox TAYLOR,   b. 6 Mar 1815, Louisville, Jefferson Co, Ky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1835, Brierfield Plantation, Wilkinson, Ms Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Octavia Pannil TAYLOR,   b. 26 Aug 1816, Bear Grass Creek, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Bayou Sara, , Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Margaret Smith TAYLOR,   b. 27 Jul 1819, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Bayou Sara, , Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Daughter TAYLOR,   b. Abt 1821, Unk Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mary Elizabeth "Betty" TAYLOR,   b. 20 Apr 1824, Near, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1879, Louisville, Jefferson Co, Ky Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Richard TAYLOR,   b. 27 Jan 1826, Louisville, Jefferson, Ky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1879, New York, Ny Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F485  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Nov 1784 - Montebello, Orange, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jun 1810 - Louisville, Jefferson Co, Ky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jul 1850 - Louisville, Jefferson, Ky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jul 1850 - Washington, DC Link to Google Earth
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    Zachary Taylor Centograph
    Zachary Taylor Centograph

  • Sources 
    1. [S081134] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).