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HELP! Grave has been located U.S. President flag photo of Zachary TAYLOR   Zachary  TAYLOR

  (b. 24 November 1784 Barboursville, Montebello, Orange County, Crown Colony of Virginia   d. 9 July 1850 Washington, DC, USA )  
Cause of Death: cholera morbus

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Zachary TAYLOR was born 24 November 1784 in Barboursville, Montebello, Orange County, Crown Colony of Virginia

Zachary TAYLOR was the child of ?   and   ?

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Zachary  married  Margaret Mackall SMITH 21 June 1810 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Margaret Mackall SMITH  was born 21 September 1788 in Calvert County, Maryland, USA.  Margaret Mackall died 14 August 1852 in East Pascagoula, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. 

Zachary TAYLOR died 9 July 1850 in Washington, DC, USA.

Occupation: President of the United States

son of Richard Lee Taylor and Sarah Dabney Strother

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Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Zachary TAYLOR


Zachary TAYLOR married flag female ancestor Margaret Mackall SMITH-- Date: 21 June 1810 Place: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Children of Zachary TAYLOR and Margaret Mackall SMITH:

flag female ancestor Ann Margaret Mackall TAYLOR (b.8 April 1811, , Kentucky, USA  d. 2 December 1875, Freiburg im Breisgau, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)

flag female ancestor Blandine TAYLOR (b.abt. 1814, , Kentucky, USA  d. abt. 1910, )

flag female ancestor Sarah Knox TAYLOR (b.6 March 1814, Vincennes, Indiana Territory  d. 15 September 1835, St Francisville, Louisiana, USA)

flag girl ancestor Octavia Pannill TAYLOR (b.abt. 1816, , Kentucky, USA  d. abt. 1820, , Kentucky, USA)

 baby girl ancestor Margaret Smith TAYLOR (b.abt. 1819,   d. abt. 1820, )

flag female ancestor Mary Elizabeth TAYLOR (b.20 April 1824, Louisville, Kentucky, USA  d. 25 July 1909, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA)

flag male ancestor Richard Strother "Dick" TAYLOR (b.27 January 1826, , Kentucky, USA  d. 12 April 1879, Manhattan, New York, USA )

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birth1784 Birth
24 November 1784
Barboursville, Montebello, Orange County, Virginia, USA

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ZACHARY TAYLOR, twelfth President of the United States, was born on the 24th of November, 1784, in Orange County, Va. His father, Col. Taylor, was a Virginian of note, and a distinguished patriot and soldier of the Revolution. When Zachary was an infant, his father, with his wife and two children, emigrated to Kentucky, where he settled in the pathless wilderness, a few miles from Louisville. In this frontier home, away from civilization and all its refinements, young Zachary could enjoy but few social and educational advantages. When six years of age he attended a common school, and was then regarded as a bright, active boy, rather remarkable for bluntness and decision of character. He was strong, fearless and self-reliant, and manifested a strong desire to enter the army to fight the Indians, who were ravaging the frontiers. There is little to be recorded of the uneventful years of his childhood on his father's large but lonely plantation.

In 1808, his father succeeded in...

Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Pub Co, 1894
marriage1810 Marriage / Partner
Zachary TAYLOR and Margaret Mackall SMITH 21 June 1810, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

He was 25 years old.
1811 Birth of Child
Ann Margaret Mackall TAYLOR was born 8 April 1811, , Kentucky, USA

Zachary was 26 years old.
NewsThe War of 1812 was a conflict between the United States and Great Britain, lasting from 1812 to 1815. It was primarily fueled by issues such as trade restrictions due to Britain's ongoing war with France, impressment of American sailors into the British Navy, and British support of Native American tribes against American expansion. The war ended with the Treaty of Ghent, restoring pre-war boundaries but resolving few of the initial disputes.

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1814 Birth of Child
Sarah Knox TAYLOR was born 6 March 1814, Vincennes, Indiana, USA

Zachary was 29 years old.
1824 Birth of Child
Mary Elizabeth TAYLOR was born 20 April 1824, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Zachary was 39 years old.
1826 Birth of Child
Richard Strother "Dick" TAYLOR was born 27 January 1826, , Kentucky, USA

Zachary was 41 years old.
Zachary TAYLOR -

Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Pub Co, 1894
1835 Death of Child
Sarah Knox TAYLOR died 15 September 1835, St Francisville, Louisiana, USA

Zachary was 50 years old.
NewsFrom the 1840s through the 1880s, thousands trekked westward, carrying only a few belonging and supplies for the journey, and settling on the western frontier, forever changing the American West.
Invention 1843 - The Christmas card is invented (Sir Henry Cole and John Callcott Horsley, England)

Artificial Freezer Patented (Nancy M. Johnson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
1849 - March 4 - Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) becomes 12th President of the United States. He dies in office after 16 months.
During the revival of the slavery controversy, which was to result in the Compromise of 1850, Taylor began to take an increasingly firm stand against appeasing the South; but he died in Washington on July 9, 1850, during the fight over the Compromise.
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March 4, 1849
1849 - President Taylor at State Fair
There will be an encampment of citizen soldiery at Syracuse, New York, during the approaching State Fair, which President Taylor will attend. It is expected that General Taylor will review the troops in camp.

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Gloucester Telegraph
Gloucester, Massachusetts
July 4, 1849
Name: Zachary Taylor
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1850
Event Place: Washington, ward 1, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 66
Race: White
Race (Original):
Birth Year (Estimated): 1784
Birthplace: Virginia
Household ID: 983
House Number: 930
Line Number: 1
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Film Number: 56
GS Film Number: 6702
Digital Folder Number: 004193081
Image Number: 00132

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Zachary Taylor M 66 Virginia
Margaret Taylor F 64 Maryland
Wm W S Bless M 35 New York
Mary E Bless F 25 Kentucky
Ignatius Ruppert M 30 Germany
Sophia O Bryon F 30 Sweden
Edwd Mcmanus M 35 Ireland
Thomas Cogan M 24 Ireland
Mary Riley F 26 Ireland
Mary Riley F 20 Ireland
Charles Beale M 30 Virginia
1850 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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Zachary TAYLOR - Grave
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky, USA
death1850 Death
9 July 1850
Washington, DC, USA

He died at the age of 65.

Zachary is buried at: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky, USA
Added: 7/8/2014 11:36:43 AM - Updated: 3/1/2023 12:01:35 PM
Did You Know?America - Did you know? December 2, 1899 - U.S. acquires American Samoa by treaty with Great Britain and Germany.
Did You Know?The state of Virginia was named after England's Queen Elizabeth I. In the early 1600's, all of North America that was not Spanish or French was then called 'Virginia' in honor of 'The Virgin Queen,' and the earliest English colonial expeditions were sent by the Virginia Company of London. (

Prior to 1788 - Crown Colony of Virginia
June 25, 1788 - Virginia becomes 10th U.S. state

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