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Captain Richard Taliaferro

Male 1703 - 1748  (45 years)


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  • Name Richard Taliaferro  [1
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 1703  , , King William (later Caroline) County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Sep 1748  , Potomac River, , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I2714  Main
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 

    Father John Taliaferro, Sr.,   b. 1656, , , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1720, , , Essex County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Sarah Smith,   b. , , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720 
    Married 28 Sep 1682  , , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F979  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rose Berryman,   b. 1708, , , Westmoreland County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , Caroline County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Jun 1726  , , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Sarah Taliaferro,   b. 7 Jun 1727,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Benjamin Taliaferro,   b. 1 Nov 1728,   d. Abt 1751  (Age 22 years)
     3. Zachariah Taliaferro,   b. 29 Aug 1730,   d. Apr 1811, , , , South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Richard Taliaferro,   b. 15 Feb 1731,   d. 26 Feb 1731  (Age 0 years)
     5. Dr. John Taliaferro,   b. 7 Apr 1733, , , Caroline County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1821, , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Colonel Charles Taliaferro,   b. 17 Jul 1735,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Beheathland Taliaferro,   b. 20 Aug 1738,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Peter Taliaferro,   b. 12 Feb 1740,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Elizabeth Taliaferro,   b. 2 Nov 1741,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Rose Taliaferro,   b. 2 Nov 1741,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Mary B. Taliaferro,   b. 6 Oct 1743,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Francis Taliaferro,   b. 9 Dec 1745,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Richard Taliaferro,   b. 2 Sep 1747,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Historic Georgia Families" page 104:

      Richard Taliaferro served as a Colonel in the English or Colonial Army and also attained the rank of Captain. He patented more than 10,000 acres in the present counties of Amherst and Nelson, Virginia; also patented land in Patrick County, 1745.

      Proofs:
      1) Richmond Critic of Va., Feb 1, 1890
      2) Historic Sketch of Randolph, p. 450
      3) Historic Sketch of Taliaferros, p. 899
      4) M. C. Pilcher's - Campbell and Pilcher Families, p. 399-405
      5) Louisville Courier Journal, Aug. 30, 1896
      6) Louisville Courier Journal, May 2, 1897
      7) Lookout Mag. Chattanooga, Tenn., May 20, 1916
      8) William and Mary Quarterly Vol. XX., No. 4
    • (Medical):Traditional accounts in the family of his grandaughter, Anna (Taliaferro) McCrary, state that he was killed while crossing the Potomac on a flat-boat and only a few of his men escaped death.

  • Sources 
    1. [S266] Book: Georgia - Historic Georgia Families, L. W. Rigsby, compiler, (Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969), G929.2 R., 104, 109-110 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S266] Book: Georgia - Historic Georgia Families, L. W. Rigsby, compiler, (Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969), G929.2 R., page 104 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S266] Book: Georgia - Historic Georgia Families, L. W. Rigsby, compiler, (Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969), G929.2 R., 104, 109 (Reliability: 3).