Taylor, Zachary

Birth Name Taylor, Zachary
Gramps ID I1062
Gender male
Age at Death 65 years, 7 months, 15 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E2377] 24 Nov 1784 Montebello, Nelson, Virginia, USA Birth of Zachary Taylor

[1a]
Occupation [E2407] from 4 Mar 1849 to 9 Jul 1850 Washington, District of Columbia, USA 12th President of the United States

[2a] [3a]
Death [E2378] 9 Jul 1850 Washington, District of Columbia, USA Death of Zachary Taylor

 

Parents

Father Taylor, Richard [I1054]
Mother Strother, Sarah Dabney [I1060]
Siblings
  1. Taylor, Hancock [I1061]
  2. Taylor, William [I1063]
  3. Taylor, Elizabeth Lee [I1065]
  4. Taylor, Richard Strother [I1066]
  5. Taylor, Joseph Pannill [I1067]
  6. Taylor, Sarah Strother [I1068]
  7. Taylor, Emily Richard [I1069]

Families

Unknown Partner Smith, Margaret Mackall [I1070]
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage [E2394] 21 Jun 1810 Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Marriage of Zachary Taylor and Margaret Mackall Smith

[1a]
  Children
  1. Taylor, Anne Mackall [I1071]
  2. Taylor, Sarah Knox [I1072]
  3. Taylor, Octavia Pannill [I1073]
  4. Taylor, Mary Smith [I1074]
  5. Taylor, Mary Elizabeth [I1075]
  6. Taylor, Richard [I1076]

Gallery

  1. Zachary

Narrative

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) was an American military leader and the 12th President of the United States.

Known as "Old Rough and Ready", Taylor had a 40-year military career in the U.S. Army, serving in the War of 1812, Black Hawk War, and Second Seminole War before achieving fame leading U.S. troops to victory at several critical battles of the Mexican–American War. A Southern slaveholder who opposed the spread of slavery to the territories, he was uninterested in politics but was recruited by the Whig Party as their nominee in the 1848 presidential election.

In the election, Taylor defeated the Democratic nominee, Lewis Cass, and became the first U.S. president never to have held any previous elected office. Taylor was also the last southerner to be elected president until Woodrow Wilson. As president, Taylor urged settlers in New Mexico and California to bypass the territorial stage and draft constitutions for statehood, setting the stage for the Compromise of 1850.

Taylor died of acute gastroenteritis just 16 months into his term. Vice President Millard Fillmore then became President.

1. Wikipedia contributors, “Zachary Taylor,” in Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia (Wikimedia Foundation, 2009), http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Zachary_Taylor&oldid=287088157.

Source References

  1. Ancestry Family Trees [S3703188182]
    1. Confidence: Very Low
  2. Zachary Taylor [S0070]
    1. Date: 30 Apr 2009
      Page: 287088157
  3. Biography of Zachary Taylor [S0072]
    1. Page: about/presidents/zacharytaylor/

Pedigree

  1. Taylor, Richard
    1. Strother, Sarah Dabney
      1. Taylor, Hancock
      2. Taylor, Zachary
        1. Smith, Margaret Mackall
          1. Taylor, Anne Mackall
          2. Taylor, Sarah Knox
          3. Taylor, Octavia Pannill
          4. Taylor, Mary Smith
          5. Taylor, Mary Elizabeth
          6. Taylor, Richard
      3. Taylor, William
      4. Taylor, Elizabeth Lee
      5. Taylor, Richard Strother
      6. Taylor, Joseph Pannill
      7. Taylor, Sarah Strother
      8. Taylor, Emily Richard

Ancestors