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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 Jones  (1709-50) (41 years)
Marriage 1779 - 1822  (43 years, widowed)
Died January 19, 1829  (84 years)


Sarah Dabney Strother
Born December 14, 1760
Father William Dabney Strother  (1726-1808) (82 years)
Mother Sarah Pierce Bailey Pannill Kenyon  (1720-74) (54 years)
Children 9
Died December 13, 1822  (61 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 Pannill 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  (1755-89) (34 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)
Marriage 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)
Marriage June 17, 1835 - September 15, 1835  (2 months, died)
Died September 15, 1835  (21 years)


3. Octavia Pannill Taylor
Born August 16, 1816
Died July 8, 1820  (3 years)


4. Margaret Smith Taylor
Born July 27, 1819
Died October 22, 1820  (1 year)


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


6. Richard Strother Taylor
Born January 27, 1826
Wife Louise Marie Myrthe Bringier  (1834-75) (41 years)
Marriage 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

1. Zachary Taylor
Birth/Death 1784 - 1850  (66 years)
State Louisiana
Occupation Major General in the United States Army  (1808-49)
Political Party Whig
Vice President

Millard Fillmore  (1800-74) (NY)

Comptroller of New York  (1848-49)

Popular Vote 1, 361, 393  (47.28%)
Electoral Vote 163  (15 states)


2. Lewis Cass
Birth/Death 1782 - 1866  (84 years)
State Michigan
Occupation Former U.S. Senator from Michigan  (1845-48, 1849-57)
Political Party Democratic
Vice President

William Orlando Butler  (1791-1880) (KY)

Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky  (1839-43)

Popular Vote 1, 223, 460  (42.49%)
Electoral Vote 127  (15 states)


3. Martin Van Buren
Birth/Death 1782 - 1862  (80 years)
State New York
Occupation Former President of the United States  (1837-41)
Political Party Free Soil
Vice President

Charles Francis Adams  (1807-86) (MA)

Former Member of the Massachusetts State Senate  (1844-45)

Popular Vote 291, 501  (10.12%)
Electoral Vote 0


4. Gerrit Smith
Birth/Death 1797 - 1874  (77 years)
State New York
Occupation Social Reformer, Abolitionist, and Philanthropist
Political Party Liberty
Vice President

Charles C. Foote  (1811-91) (MI)

Presbyterian Minister and Abolitionist

Popular Vote 2, 545  (0.09%)
Electoral Vote  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)