Zachary Taylor

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  • Twelfth President (1849-1850)
  • Birthday: November 24, 1784 (Wednesday)
  • Birthplace: Barboursville, Virginia
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Date of Death: July 9, 1850 (Tuesday)
  • Place of Death: Washington DC
  • Place of Burial: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Cause of Death: Gastroenteritis
  • Age: 65 years old
  • Length of Retirement: Died in office
  • Religion: Episcopal
  • Party: Whig

Zachary Taylor Offices Held

  • US Army (1808-1849)

Zachary Taylor Nicknames

  • Old Rough and Ready
  • Old Zach

Zachary Taylor Pets

  • Horse (Old Whitey)
  • Pony (former circus pony named Apollo)

Zachary Taylor Personal Traits

  • Height: 5 feet – 8 inches

Zachary Taylor Quotes

I have no private purpose to accomplish, no party objectives to build up, no enemies to punish - nothing to serve but my country.
I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me.
The power given by the Constitution to the Executive to interpose his veto is a high conservative power; but in my opinion it should never be exercised except in cases of clear violation of the Constitution, or manifest haste and want of due consideration by Congress.
Such an idea (running for President) never entered my head, nor is it likely to enter the head of any sane person.
I did not vote for General Taylor; and my family, especially the old lady is strongly opposed to his election. (it is rumored he said this)
It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostate foe.
For more than half a century, during which kingdoms and empires have fallen, this Union has stood unshaken. The patriots who formed it have long since descended to the grave; yet still it remains, the proudest monument to their memory.

Zachary Taylor Timeline – Family

  • April 3, 1744 Richard Taylor (Father) born in Orange County, Virginia.
  • December 14, 1760 Sarah Dabney Strother Taylor (Mother) born in Orange County, Virginia.
  • August 20, 1799 Richard Taylor (Father) marries Sarah Dabney Strother (Mother) in Orange County, Virginia.
  • January 29, 1781 Hancock Taylor (Brother) born in Orange County, Virginia.
  • 1782 William Dabney Strother Taylor (Brother) born in Orange County, Virginia.
  • November 24, 1784 Zachary Taylor born in Barboursville, Virginia.
  • September 21, 1788 Margaret “Peggy” Mackall Smith Taylor (Wife) born in Calvert County, Maryland.
  • 1790 George Taylor (Brother) born in Orange County, Virginia.
  • January 14, 1792 Elizbeth Lee Taylor Fadden (Sister) born in Jefferson County, Kentucky.
  • May 4, 1796 Joseph Pannill Taylor (Brother) born in Jefferson County, Kentucky.
  • June 11, 1799 Sarah Bailey Taylor Gray (Sister) born in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • June 30, 1801 Emily Richard Taylor Allison (Sister) born in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • June 3, 1808 William Dabney Strother Taylor (Brother) dies in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • June 21, 1810 Zachary Taylor and Margaret “Peggy” Mackall Smith married in Louisville, Kentucky at her sister’s (Mary Chew) house.
  • April 9, 1811 Ann Mackall Taylor Wood (Daughter) born in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • March 6, 1814 Sarah Knox Taylor Davis (Daughter) born in Vincennes, Indiana.
  • August 16, 1816 Octavia Pannell Taylor (Daughter) born in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • July 27, 1819 Margaret Smith Taylor (Daughter) born in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • July 8, 1820 Octavia Pannell Taylor (Daughter) dies in West Felicianna Parrish, Louisiana.
  • October 22, 1820 Margaret Smith Taylor (Daughter) dies in West Feliciana Parrish, Louisiana.
  • December 13, 1822 Sarah Dabney Strother Taylor (Mother) dies in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • April 20, 1824 Mary Elizabeth Taylor Bliss (Daughter) born in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • January 27, 1826 Richard Taylor (Son) born in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • January 19, 1829 Richard Taylor (Father) dies in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • September 22, 1829 George Taylor (Brother) dies in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • June 17, 1835 Sarah Knox Taylor (Daughter) marries Jefferson Davis.
  • September 15, 1835 Sarah Knox Taylor Davis (Daughter) dies in Locust Grove, Louisiana.
  • March 20, 1841 Hancock Taylor (Brother) dies in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • November 30, 1842 Emily Richard Taylor Allison (Sister) dies in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • April 22, 1845 Elizbeth Lee Taylor Fadden (Sister) dies in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • July 9, 1850 Zachary Taylor dies in Washington DC.
  • September 6, 1851 Sarah Bailey Taylor Gray (Sister) dies in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • August 1, 1852 Margaret “Peggy” Mackall Smith Taylor (Wife) dies in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
  • June 29, 1864 Joseph Pannill Taylor (Brother) dies in Washington DC.
  • December 2, 1875 Ann Mackall Taylor Wood (Daughter) dies in Fort Crawford, Minnesota.
  • April 12, 1879 Richard Taylor (Son) dies in New York City, New York.
  • July 25, 1909 Mary Elizabeth Taylor Bliss (Daughter) dies in Winchester, Virginia.

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