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Zachary "Old Rough & Ready" Taylor, 12th President of the United States

Zachary "Old Rough & Ready" Taylor, 12th President of the United States

Male 1784 - 1850  (65 years)

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  • Name Zachary "Old Rough & Ready" Taylor 
    Suffix 12th President of the United States 
    Nickname Old Rough & Ready 
    Born 24 Sep 1784  Montebello, Orange County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jul 1850  The White House, Washington, D.C., USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Taylor_%28general%29

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chute/gp691.htm#head5



      Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States:
      "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, take a 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.
      Born in Virginia in 1784, he 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 slaves would 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.
      In February 1850 President Taylor had held a stormy conference with southern leaders who threatened secession. He told them that if necessary to enforce the laws, he personally would lead the Army. Persons "taken in rebellion against the Union, he would hang ... with less reluctance than he had hanged deserters and spies in Mexico." He never wavered.
      Then events took an unexpected turn. Zachary Taylor spent July 4, 1850, eating cherries and milk at a ceremony at the Washington Monument. He got sick from the heat and died five days later, the second president to die in office.
      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."


      «b»Type:«/b» Web Site - Multiple Source Listing
      «b»Title:«/b» My Southern Family
      «b»Author:«/b» Becky Bass Bonner & Josephine Lindsay Bass
      «b»Source 1:«/b» "Some Prominent Virginia Families", originally published in 1907 by J.P. Bell, Lynchburg Louise Pecquet du Bellet
      «b»Source 2:«/b» "Colonial Families of the United States" Volume IV, (7 volumes) MacKenzie, George Norbury (1851-1919).
      «b»Source 3:«/b» "Ancestors of American Presidents", compiled by Gary Boyd Roberts, Pub. 1989 by New Eng Hist. Gen. Soc., Boston, MA.
      «b»Source 4:«/b» "Taylor Descent, Bolling, Shore, Goode" by Robert W. Marks; 5/27/85. 905 N. 3rd St. McGehee AR 71654.
      «b»Source 4:«/b» "URL: http://www.freedomnet.com/~czar/pres/p.htm", Ref: The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants to the American Colonies of the US, by Gary Boyd Roberts, Genealogical Publish Co., Inc. 1993.
      «b»URL:«/b» «u»<http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mysouthernfamily/>«/u»
      «b»LOCA:«/b» Chute Family Records/GP691-5
    Person ID I56547  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2008 

    Father Colonel Richard Taylor,   b. 3 Apr 1744, Orange County, Virginia, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1829, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Sarah Dabney Strother,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 20 Aug 1779  Orange County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F551614988  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret Mackall ("Peggy") Smith,   b. 21 Sep 1788, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1852  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1810 
    Children 
     1. Ann Mackall Taylor,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sarah Knox Taylor,   b. 6 Mar 1814, Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1835, Saint Francisville, West Feliciana, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     3. Octavia Pannill Taylor,   b. 1816,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Smith Taylor,   b. 1819,   d. 1820  (Age 1 years)
     5. Mary Elizabeth Taylor,   b. 20 Apr 1824,   d. 25 Jul 1909  (Age 85 years)
     6. Richard Taylor, Confederate general in the American Civil War,   b. 27 Jan 1826,   d. 12 Apr 1879  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2008 
    Family ID F551614989  Group Sheet

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    General Zachary Taylor in uniform.
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    President Taylor and his Cabinet
    President Taylor and his Cabinet

    From left to right: William B. Preston, Thomas Ewing, John M. Clayton, Zachary Taylor, William M. Meredith, George W. Crawford, Jacob Collamer and Reverdy Johnson, (1849).
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    Portrait of Zachary Taylor
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