Dr. John Taliaferro

Dr. John Taliaferro

Male 1733 - 1821  (88 years)

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  • Name John Taliaferro  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Prefix Dr. 
    Birth 7 Apr 1733  , , Caroline County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military: Revolutionary War 1776-1777  , , Caroline County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Soldier, Surgeon, and Captain of Minute Men 
    • On 12 Sep 1776, Dr. Taliaferro organized a company of minute men from the Carolina District, Virginia, and was made Captain.

      "Dr. John Taliaferro was a teacher and Baptist preacher and the only physician in Surry County at that time.  He followed Green's army as surgeon, and administered to the sick and wounded soldiers; giving to them such comfort and physical relief as only skilled hands can offer; and pouring forth his very soul in words of spiritual comfort to the dying upon the field."
    Move 1779  [8
    from Bannister River, Pittsylvania County, Virginia to Surry County, North Carolina, where he settled on Fisher's River 
    Move Between 1790 and 1791  [9
    to Wilkinson County, Georgia 
    • He was offered a government grant for this tract.  He divided his land in Surry County among his children who wished to remain there.
    Will Written 3 Apr 1817  , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    • In the name of God amen whereas knowing all flesh to be subject to death and being anstricat[?] and looking shortly for a change have a desire to distribute my worldly property while sound in mind  My first request is that my body be decently buried without superfluity. the next that my debts be justly paid that are just and then as my wife and myself drew a contract before marriage that is that she set up no claim to my property nor I myself or heirs set up any write to hers but at my death deliver all her property to her and then I lend her during life or widow-hood the land from the cut-off along this side the lane next to the house with the use of the Spring and all houses and cleared land and also Jack and Arey and family with cattle hogs corn & fodder to serve the first year or her hundred dollars as the contract called for but the land is not to be rented nor the negroes to be hired but the whole of my property kept together until my wifes death.

      then to be divided as follows, I give my son, Richards three daughters Jean Mary and Judy one hundred dollars each of them  my daughter Rose I give the young mare I left with her and ten dollars  my daughter Elizabeth I give the horse I left with her and ten dollars  my daughter Anne I give ten dollars  my Sons Charles and Benjamin I give to each of them ten dollars apiece.

      now for the remainder of my children Judith Mary Bethland and Lucy I lend during their natural lifes but to be divided as follows  Lucy is to have the land from the cut off down each branch to the lines and then to the lines next to Joe Jones then from the cut off along the lane next to their house to the Spring with the care of my old winch Sabrina then I lend her during natural life my winch Polly and her children but give the hole of the property at her death that is mentioned to her children except Sabrina which is to possess in house and property

      as for the remaining part of my property I lend during life to my other three daughters Judith Mary and Bethland.  But the property I give to their children after the death of my wife.  the whole of my Property is to be sold by giving such credit as it will bring the most and after collected equal distribution made to the Legatees now for the true performance for my last will and testament, I leave my beloved friend General John Scott, John L. Jones (son-in-law) and Elijah Lingo.  And I do revoke all other wills and leave this will and Testament I leave my beloved friend Genl John Scoot John L. Jones & Elijah Lingo and I do revoke all other wills and leave this as my will and testament in witness whereof I have set my hand this third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen
                                                                                     John Taliaferro
      Test
      James Rabb
      Robt Hatcher
      Thos Boazman
      Pierce Clay
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    Land Grant 1819  [13
    • Dr. John Taliferro was issued a land grant by Gov. John Forsyth for Revolutionary Services.  The land was also in Wilkinson County.
    Death 7 Apr 1821  , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 13
    Will Probated 7 May 1821  , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    • Georgia
      Wilkinson County You swear that you saw John Taliaferro sign seal & publish and accrue this writing to be and continue his last will and testament that at the time thereof he was of sound disposing mind and memory and that he aid it without conpussion and that you saw James Rabb Thos Bozeman & Pierce Clay sign the same as witness with my self to the best of your knowledge so help you God
                                                                                  Robert Hatcher
      Test
      Solomon Worrell Clk

      I do solomnly swear that this writing containsthe true last will of the within named John Taliaferro decd so far as I know or believe and that I will will and truly execute the same by paying first the debts and then the legaces contained in the said will as far as his goods and chattles will thereunto extend & the law charge me and that I will make a true and perfect inventory of all such goods and chattles so help me god.
      Sworn to in open court
      This 7th May 1821
      Test
      Solomon Worrill Clk                                                    John L. Jones
    Inventory & Appraisement 9 Jul 1821  , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • Appraisement of the Estate of John Taliaferro Decd taken the 9th day July 1821
      2 Bed & furniture 40.00                                                                  $80.00
      1 Spinning Wheel                                                                                1.00
      1 Lot Crockery Ware                                                                          2.50
      1 Pot  2 ovens & 1 Spider                                                                   5.00
      1 Prfire dogs & Tongs & Smoothing Irons                                           3.00
      1 Lot Tin ware 1.50  Knifes & forks & candle snuffers 62  1/2          2.12 1/2
      1 Jug  1 Jar 62 1/2  1 Lot Tobacco 3.75                                             4.37 1/2
      1 Cubbard  1 Chair  1 Water Pail                                                         1.25
      1 Chest 2.00  1 Umbrella and Bottle.50                                               2.50
      3 grubbing hoes 3.00  3 club axes 4.00                                             7.00
      1 Foote axe  1 Iron Square  1 Auger  1 Wedge                                 1.50
      1 Mans Saddle                                                                                    5.00
      1 Syttie & cradle                                                                                   .50
      48 head of hogs                                                                             164.00
      1 old Sorel mare                                                                                50.00
      1 young Sorrell mare                                                                      100.00
      1 Negro Woman named Betty $ child Ned                                      400.00
      1 old negroe do named Sise                                                             50.00
      1 negroe man named Jack                                                             500.00
      1 Boy named Jack                                                                          350.00
      1 " "  Joney                                                                                     300.00
      1 negroe woman Ary                                                                     250.00
      1 " girl " Patience                                                                            175.00
      1 " " " Arey                                                                                     125.00
      1 weeding hoe & Bell & Plow                                                             1.50
      1 note on Lewis Band                                                                      10.00
      1 " " Thos H Kerman                                                                           2.00
      1 " " Jno L. Jones                                                                           327.00
      Interest on the above                                                                       13.22

      A further appraisement on the 1st Monday in Nov 1821
      40 head stock cattle @ 5.00                                                          200.00
      8 " sheep @ 2.00                                                                             16.00
      1 cotton gin 32 saws @ 2.00                                                          64.00
      1 shot gun                                                                                          7.00
      1 hatchett 50 cents                                                                              .50

      We the undersigned do Certify that the forgoing is a true appraisement of the Estate of John Taliaferro Decd as far as the same has been produced to us Sixth Novr 1821
                                                                                      John Hatcher
                                                                                      Daniel Hicks
                                                                                      Jonathan Piersan, Appraisers
      Recorded 20th Jany 1824
                                 S Worrill Clk

      *Note:  This appraisement was actually copied twice (with very slight differences) into the court minutes, once on 24 Jun 1823 and again on 20 Jan 1824.
    Inventory & Appraisement 6 Nov 1821  , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Appraisement of the Estate of John Taliaferro decd
      1 Bead and furniture $40.00 1 dodo 40$                                        $80.00
      1 Spinning wheel 1$  1 Lot crocery  2.50                                          3.50
      1 Pott  2 ovens  1 Spider                                                                    5.00
      1 Prfire dogs Tongs Smoothing                                                          3.00
      1 Lot Tin ware 1.50  Knifes & forks & candle snuffers 62.1/2          2.02 1/2
      1 Jug  1 Jar 62 1/2  1 Lot Tobacco 3.75                                             4.37 1/2
      1 Cubbard  1 Chair  1 Water Pail 1.25  1 Chest 2.00                          3.25
      1 Umbrella and Bittlo                                                                             .50
      3 grubbing hoes 3.00  3 club axes 4.00                                             7.00
      1 Lot axes  1 Iron Square  1 Auger  1 Wedge                                    1.50
      1 Mans Saddle 5.00 1 Syttie & cradle 50 cents                                  5.50
      48 head of hogs 164$  one old sorrel mare 50$                              214.00
      1 young do do 100$  1 negro woman & child named Betty 400$    500.00
      1 do Sue 50$  1 man Jack 500$  1 Boy Jack 350$                          900.00
      1 Boy Joney 300$  1 woman Ary 350$                                           550.00
      1 girl Palmen 175$  1 do Ary 125$                                                   300.00
      1 weeding  1 Bott and 1 Plow                                                              1.50
      1 note on Lewis Band 100$  1 do on Thos H Kennaw 2.00            102.00
      40 head stock cattle 200$  8 head sheep @ 2.00 $16.00               216.00
      1 note on Jno L. Jones $327  Interest on the same 63.22               390.22
      1 saw gin 32 saws @ 2$                                                                64.00
      1 shott gun 7.00  1 hatchett 50 cents                                                 7.50
                                                                                                           $3360.91

      We the undersigned do certify that the forgoing is a true appraisement of the Estate of John Taliaferro decd as far as the same has been produced to us Sixth Novm 1821
                                                                                      John Hatcher
                                                                                      Daniel Hicks
                                                                                      Jonathan Piersan
      Recorded 24th June 1823
                                 Solomon Worrill Clk
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    Estate Sale 1 Jul 1822  , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • An account of the sale of John Taliaferro decd 10 July 1821
      1 chest to John L Jones .18 3/4  1 set fire dogs & tongs 1.31 1/4        $1.50
      1 lott of Tobacco to Jonathan Pearson      2.25
      1 Water pale Meril Ethridge         .75
      1 Jug  1 Jar  2 chambers to Jno L. Jones         56 1/4
      1 lot Crockery & nives & forks    ditto        1.50
      1 lot Tin Crockery  ditto   1.06 1/4    1 cubbard & chain  ditto  56 1/4      1.62 1/2
      1 Bead & furniture  ditto  26.31 1/4   1 Bed & furniture  do  30      35.31 1/4
      1 Mans Saddle to Jonathan Pearson      3.00
      1 Sythe  1 Bott  1 adds to William Hardin   75
      5 hogs 1st choice  J L Jones  30.75
      5 hogs 2nd choice  J L Jones    22.25
      10 do 3rd choice Jno L Jones   35.25

      To money received of the decd - of Lewis Bond  $72.50
      " money Paid out Tax for the year 1820   4.45
      " funeral and Sale expense  20.00
      " Law suit and nonsuited J. Taliferro vs. Joseph Jones ejectment surveyor   7.00
      Clerk and Sherriff fees    7.62 1/2
      Clerks fees for recording and copying papers relative to said suit  3.50
      William Dabbage account   2.18
      Clerk of ordinarys fees  5.06 1/4  to J. McLendon  1.50    6.56 1/4
      To Stephen W. Harris  5.00  widow Taliaferro  1.00   6.00
      for the support of the family   14.00
      for an appeal to the Superior Court   3.75
      To Seth P. Starn   6.00
      Sworn in open Court before me this 1st July 1822        Jno. L. Jones Excr
        S. Worrill Clk
      Recorded 25th June 1823   S Worril Clk
    Estate Sale 25 Oct 1822  , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • A List of the Sale of the Estate of Jno Tallefferro decd 25th October 1822
      1 Bott and hackle - John L. Jones - $231 1/4
      2 Ovens - do - 1.75
      1 Spider - Wm Gunn - 81 1/4
      1 Lot hoes axes & C - Adam Clay - 184 1/4
      2 grubbing hoes - do do - 1.18 3/4
      1 Plow hoe & Sundries - do do - 150
      1 Umbrella - Robt Knight - .50
      1 Sorrel mare Brandy - Miles Jackson - 42.50
      1 Young Sorrel mare - Jno C. Johston - 65.00
      1 Cow & Yearling - do do - 1200
      1 White Cow & do - do do - 1100
      1 Red side Cow & Yearling - do do - 14.56 1/4
      1 Red Cow & Calf - do do - 11.00
      2 Young heiffers - do do  - 16.62 1/2
      1 White Cow - do do - 1800
      1 Red Side Cow & Calf - do do - 16.00
      1 Cow & Calf - George Barrett - 11.06 1/4
      1 Black Side Cow & Calf - Jno C. Johnston - 14.75
      1 Brindle Cow & Yearling - do do - 16.50
      1 Red Cow & Calf - do do - 13.50
      1 White Cow Blk head - do do - 13.50
      1 Red Cow & Bull - Henry Jackson - 18.25
      1 Black side Cow - Jno C. Johnston - 12.25
      1 large Steer - do do - 16.56 1/4
      1 Crown do - do do - 12.50
      2 Small Steers - Jno. McDonald - 18.50
      1 heiffer & Yearling - Jno C. Johnston - 9.00
      1 Red Steer - do do - 14.00
      4 head Cattle not present - do - 40.00
      Sworn to & Subscribed in
      open Court Jany 6th 1823   John L. Jones
              S. Worrill Clk

      Many paid out by Jno L Jones Exctr on the estate of John Taliaferro decd for the year 1822
      On one note of hand in the hands of S C Beall    $29.50
      Tax for the year 1821                                              5.85 1/2
      Printers fees                                                            3.00
      Sworn to in open Court
      Jany 6th 1823              
      S Worrill Clk                         John L Jones
      Recorded 10th July 1823      S Worrill Clk
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    Estate Sale 1 Apr 1828  , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • The Sale of John Taliferro Decd. on the first Tuesday in April 1828
      To 3 Negroes Jack Ary & Tom sold to James Jackson     $406.00
      Also 1 Boy by the name of John to Robert Clay for   $401.00
      1 Girl by the name of Patience sold to Thos Jones for   $262.00
      1 Girl by the name of Ary sold to Gabriel Jones for   $251.00
      Octr Sale 1828    Sale of the Land to Ambrose Nelson for   $105.00
      Wilkinson County
      One negroe boy by the name of Tony sold to Peyton Clay for   $340.00
      Sworn to in open Court
      this 13th Jany 1829                               John L. Jones Adm
         A Beall  C Co
    Religion a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Wilkinson County, GA  [2
    • Mt. Nebo was organized in June, 1808, and was the first church of any denomination to be organized in the county.

      From the membership roles of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church listed in the Church Minutes 1808 ?  1855: John Taliefero ?  By Letter (illegible) 1815. Dismist 1816. Deceased (illegible) 1821.
    Burial Mount Nebo Cemetery, McIntyre, Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
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    Person ID I2647  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 

    Father Captain Richard Taliaferro,   b. 1703, , , Caroline County (was King William), Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Sep 1748, , Potomac River, , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Rose Berryman,   b. 1708, , , Westmoreland County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this locationd. , , Caroline County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 10 Jun 1726  , , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Family ID F933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Harden,   b. 1741, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1796, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 56 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1755  [21
    Children 
     1. Richard Taliaferro,   b. 1756   d. 15 Mar 1781 (Age 25 years)
     2. Rose Taliaferro,   b. Between 1758 and 1762   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Taliaferro,   b. Est 1760   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Charles Taliaferro,   b. 1763, , , Westmoreland County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1838, , , Surry County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years)
     5. Judith Taliaferro,   b. Est 1764   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Anne Taliaferro,   b. Est 1766   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Benjamin Taliaferro,   b. Est 1768   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Bethleland Taliaferro,   b. Est 1770   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Mary Taliaferro,   b. Est 1772   d. Yes, date unknown
    +10. Lucy Taliaferro,   b. 29 May 1780, , , Surry County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Feb 1842, , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 61 years)
    Family ID F917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 

    Family 2 Lydia Howard,   b. Est 1795   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Marriage Abt 1815  [22
    Family ID F934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2006 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 7 Apr 1733 - , , Caroline County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary: Revolutionary War - 1776-1777 - , , Caroline County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Written - 3 Apr 1817 - , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 7 Apr 1821 - , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Probated - 7 May 1821 - , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInventory & Appraisement - 9 Jul 1821 - , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInventory & Appraisement - 6 Nov 1821 - , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEstate Sale - 1 Jul 1822 - , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEstate Sale - 25 Oct 1822 - , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEstate Sale - 1 Apr 1828 - , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Mount Nebo Cemetery, McIntyre, Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Reference  Gail Rich Nestor. "Dr. John Taliaferro". A Family Tree from Roots to Buds. https://roots2buds.net/getperson.php?personID=I2647&tree=nestortree (accessed April 21, 2024).

  • Sources 
    1. [S266] L. W. Rigsby, compiler, Historic Georgia Families, 76-77, 85, 92-94, 104, 115-122.

    2. [S495] Victor Davidson, History of Wilkinson County, 380.

    3. [S1002] Mt. Nebo Church Cemetery (near McIntyre, Wilkinson County, Georgia), grave marker for John Taliaferro, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 13 Oct 2006.

    4. [S510] Larry and Eileen McAdams, survey of 2002, "Mt. Nebo Church Cemetery," Wilkinson County, Georgia, database, Georgia Genealogy.org, grave marker for John Taliaferro (located in the very back by the fence).

    5. [S266] L. W. Rigsby, compiler, Historic Georgia Families, 116-117.

    6. [S1010] DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition, 3:2878.

    7. [S1011] John Hastings Gwathmey, Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, 1775-1783, 756.

    8. [S266] L. W. Rigsby, compiler, Historic Georgia Families, 94, 115.

    9. [S266] L. W. Rigsby, compiler, Historic Georgia Families, 94.

    10. [S585] Wilkinson County, Georgia, "Miscellaneous Estate Records, 1820-1853," on microfilm in drawer 299, box 18, will of John Taliaferro, 21-22.

    11. [S266] L. W. Rigsby, compiler, Historic Georgia Families, 121.

    12. [S515] Joseph T. Maddox, compiler, Wills and Cemeteries, Wilkinson County, Georgia, 1817-1920: genealogical information added, 317-8.

    13. [S266] L. W. Rigsby, compiler, Historic Georgia Families, 118.

    14. [S585] Wilkinson County, Georgia, "Miscellaneous Estate Records, 1820-1853," on microfilm in drawer 299, box 18, probate of will of John Taliaferro, 22-23.

    15. [S266] L. W. Rigsby, compiler, Historic Georgia Families, 119, 121.

    16. [S585] Wilkinson County, Georgia, "Miscellaneous Estate Records, 1820-1853," on microfilm in drawer 299, box 18, inventory appraisement of the estate of John Taliaferro, 36-37.

    17. [S585] Wilkinson County, Georgia, "Miscellaneous Estate Records, 1820-1853," on microfilm in drawer 299, box 18, sale of the estate of John Taliaferro, page 38.

    18. [S585] Wilkinson County, Georgia, "Miscellaneous Estate Records, 1820-1853," on microfilm in drawer 299, box 18, sale of the estate of John Taliaferro, page 53.

    19. [S585] Wilkinson County, Georgia, "Miscellaneous Estate Records, 1820-1853," on microfilm in drawer 299, box 18, sale of the estate of John Taliaferro, page 297.

    20. [S266] L. W. Rigsby, compiler, Historic Georgia Families, 104, 109-110.

    21. [S266] L. W. Rigsby, compiler, Historic Georgia Families, 85, 92, 120.

    22. [S266] L. W. Rigsby, compiler, Historic Georgia Families, 120.