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Ztaylor

Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States





TermEdit

12th President of the United States
Whig
March 4, 1849 - July 9, 1850  (64-65)
Preceded by James K. Polk
Succeeded by Millard Fillmore


DataEdit

Full Name Zachary Taylor
Born November 24, 1784
Birthplace Barboursville, Virginia
Died  July 9, 1850  (65 years)
Deathplace Washington, D.C.


ParentsEdit

Richard Lee Taylor
Born April 3, 1744
Father: Zachary Taylor  (1707-68) (61 years)
Mother: Elizabeth Allerton Lee  (1709-53) (44 years)
Married: 1779-1822  (43 years, widowed)
Died January 19, 1829  (84 years)


Sarah Dabney Strother
Born December 11, 1760
Father: William Dabney Strother  (1726-1808) (82 years)
Mother: Sarah Bailey  (1720-74) (54 years)
Children: 9
Died December 13, 1822  (62 years)


SiblingsEdit

1. Hancock Strother Taylor  (1781-1841) (60 years)

(married 1806  Sophia Hoard  (1780-1813) (33 years))

(married 1814  Annah Lewis  (1796-1881) (85 years))

2. William Dabney Strother Taylor  (1782-1808) (26 years)
3. Richard Strother Taylor  (1786-86) (1 day)

4. George Taylor  (1790-1829) (39 years)

(married 1814  Mary Campbell  (1795-1864) (69 years))

5. Elizabeth Lee Taylor  (1792-1845) (53 years)

(married 1810  John Taylor  (1786-1829) (43 years))

6. Joseph Pannell Taylor  (1796-1864) (68 years)

(married 1827  Evelyn McLean  (1809-87) (78 years))

7. Sarah Bailey Taylor  (1799-1851) (52 years)

(married 1819  French Gray  (1785-1840) (55 years))

8. Emily Richard Taylor  (1801-41) (40 years)

(married 1822  John Allison  (1800-82) (82 years))


MarriagesEdit

1. Margaret Mackall Smith
Born September 21, 1788
Father: Walter Smith  (1747-1804) (57 years)
Mother: Ann Hance Mackall  (1753-89) (36 years)
Marriage: June 21, 1810 - July 9, 1850  (40 years, died)
Died August 14, 1852  (63 years)


ChildrenEdit

1. Ann Margaret Mackall Taylor
Born April 9, 1811
Husband: Robert Crooke Wood  (1801-69) (68 years)
Married: September 20, 1829 - March 28, 1869  (39 years, widowed)
Children: John, Robert, Blandina, Sarah
Died December 2, 1875  (64 years)


2. Sarah Knox Taylor
Born March 6, 1814
Husband: Jefferson Finis Davis  (1808-89) (81 years)
Married: June 17, 1835 - September 15, 1835  (2 months, died)
Died September 15, 1835  (21 years)


3. Octavia Pannell Taylor
Born August 15, 1816
Died July 8, 1820  (3 years)


4. Margaret Smith Taylor
Born July 27, 1819
Died July 8, 1820  (11 months)


5. Mary Elizabeth Taylor
Born April 20, 1824
First Husband: William Wallace Smith Bliss  (1815-53) (38 years)
Married: December 5, 1848 - August 5, 1853  (4 years, widowed)
Second Husband: Philip Pendleton Dandridge  (1817-81) (64 years)
Married: February 11, 1858 - October 28, 1881  (23 years, widowed)
Died July 25, 1909  (85 years)


6. Richard Scott Taylor
Born January 27, 1826
Wife: Louise Marie Myrthe Bringier  (1834-75) (41 years)
Married: February 10, 1851 - March 16, 1875  (24 years, widowed)
Children: Louise, Elizabeth, Zachary, Richard, Myrthe
Died April 12, 1879  (53 years)


Military ServiceEdit

Major General in the United States Army  (1808-49)


Presidential Election of 1848Edit

General Election
Nominee State Political Party Popular Votes Electoral Votes

Zachary Taylor

Millard Fillmore

KY

NY

Whig 1, 361, 393  (47.3%) 163

Lewis Cass

William Orlando Butler

MI

KY

Democratic 1, 223, 460  (42.5%) 127

Martin Van Buren

Charles Francis Adams

NY

MA

Free Soil 291, 505  (10.1%) 0

Gerrit Smith

Charles C. Foote

NY

MI

Liberty 2, 545  (0.1%) 0


Vice PresidentEdit

Millard Fillmore  (1800-74) NY 1849-50


CabinetEdit

Secretary of State
John M. Clayton  (1796-1856) DE 1849-50


Secretary of the Treasury
William M. Meredith  (1799-1873) PA 1849-50


Secretary of War
George W. Crawford  (1798-1872) GA 1849-50


Attorney General
Reverdy Johnson  (1796-1876) MD 1849-50


Secretary of the Navy
William Ballard Preston  (1805-62) VA 1849-50


Postmaster General
Jacob Collamer  (1791-1865) VT 1849-50


Secretary of the Interior
Thomas Ewing  (1789-1871) OH 1849-50


United States Supreme CourtEdit

Chief Justice
Roger B. Taney  (1777-1864) MD 1836-64  (28 years)


Associate Justices
John McLean  (1785-1861) OH 1829-61  (32 years)
James Moore Wayne  (1790-1867) GA 1835-67  (32 years)
John Catron  (1786-1865) TN 1837-65  (28 years)
John McKinley  (1780-1852) AL 1837-52  (15 years)
Peter Vivian Daniel  (1784-1860) VA 1841-60  (19 years)
Samuel Nelson  (1792-1875) NY 1845-72  (27 years)
Levi Woodbury  (1789-1851) NH 1845-51  (6 years)
Robert Cooper Grier  (1794-1870) PA 1846-70  (24 years)