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Richard Taylor

Soldier + President of the United States + Military Person
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Born Apr 3, 1744
Hometown Orange County, Vi...
Died Jan 19, 1829

Richard Lee Taylor was an officer in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. He was the father of the 12th President of the United States, Zachary Taylor. Taylor was born in Orange County, Virginia in 1744 to Zachary and Elizabeth (Lee) Taylor. He was a graduate of the College of William and Mary. In 1769 he explored the Ohio River and Mississippi River with his older brother, Hancock Taylor, travelling from Pittsburgh to New Orleans.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1744 Birth Taylor was born in Orange County, Virginia in 1744 to Zachary and Elizabeth (Lee) Taylor. … Read More

TWENTIES

1769 25 Years Old In 1769 he explored the Ohio River and Mississippi River with his older brother, Hancock Taylor, travelling from Pittsburgh to New Orleans. … Read More

THIRTIES

1777 33 Years Old …  In the Fall of 1777 Thomas Shoemaker's Gwynedd township house was first plundered by Washington's army, then occupied by Taylor and other officers who kept the foragers away. … Read More
1779 35 Years Old Taylor married Sarah Dabney Strother in 1779. … Read More
1783 39 Years Old However, he had acquired throughout Kentucky, and with the return of peace in 1783, he started clearing the land to move his family there.

FORTIES

1785 41 Years Old They did so in 1785, and by 1790 he had built his home "Springfield", known today as the Zachary Taylor House.
1792 48 Years Old During the Northwest Indian War, Taylor served as a volunteer in the Kentucky militia under Major John Adair. He was injured in a disastrous 1792 battle with Indians under Little Turtle near Fort St. Clair, site of the present Eaton, Ohio.

FIFTIES

1800 56 Years Old By 1800, Taylor had enlarged "Springfield" to by 1800. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1829 85 Years Old Richard Taylor died in 1829 at the age of 85. … Read More
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