Third of nine children of Richard Lee Taylor and Sarah Dabney Strother; he became a United States military leader and the twelfth President of the United States.


Zachary Taylor was born 24 November 1784 in Montebello, Barboursville, Orange County, Virginia, United States to Richard Lee Taylor (1744-1829) and Sarah Dabney Strother (1760-1822) and died 9 July 1850 Washington, D.C., United States of gastroenteritis. He married Margaret Mackall Smith (1788-1852) 21 June 1810 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States.

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Offspring of Zachary Taylor and Margaret Mackall Smith (1788-1852)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Anne Margaret Mackall Taylor (1811-1875)
Sarah Knox Taylor (1814-1835) 6 March 1814 Ft. Knox II, Vincennes, Indiana, United States 15 September 1835 St. Francisville, Louisiana, United States ((at Davis's sister's home)) Jefferson Finis Davis (1808-1889)
Octavia Pannill Taylor (1816-1820)
Mary Smith Taylor (1819-1820)
Mary Elizabeth Taylor (1824-1909)
Richard Taylor (1826-1879)

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