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Zachary Taylor Papers, 1774-1850, 1774

Part of Zachary Taylor Papers, 1774-1850

98SC105Guide to the Zachary Taylor Papers, 1774-1850StaffSpecial CollectionsSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: Historical Societyn.d.Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services,, March 2000.ENGGuide to the Zachary Taylor Papers, 1774-1850Collection number:98SC105 Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: by: StaffDate Completed: n.d.Encoded by: Apex Data Services Copyright 2000 Kentucky Historical Society. All rights reserved.Zachary Taylor Papers, 1774-185098SC105Taylor, Zachary, 1784-185013 items, .5 c.f.Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.For microfilmed copies see Clift number(s): 961Permission for commercial use must be requested from the Kentucky Historical Society Special Collections.[Identification of item], Zachary Taylor Papers, 1774-1850, 98SC105,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.Zachary Taylor, twelfth president of the U.S., was born in Orange County, Virginia, in 1784. His family moved to a plantation called "Springfield" in Jefferson County, Kentucky, in the spring of 1785. Taylor was commissioned a first lieutenant in the 7th Infantry in 1808 and saw active service in the War of 1812. He was later stationed at various frontier outposts, participated in the Black Hawk War in 1832 and commanded forces in a campaign against the Seminole Indians of Florida in 1837. During the Mexican War (1845-1847), he won acclaim as the victorious commander of the Army of the Rio Grande. After the war, he was elected president as a Whig candidate and was inaugurated in 1849. Taylor died in office on July 9, 1850, and was buried in Washington, D.C., but was reburied at his family graveyard at Springfield, which is now part of the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.This collection consists of the letters, deeds, and survey, dated 1774-1850, of Zachary Taylor. His letters to Col. James Johnson, William Taylor, Gov. William Owlsey, James Taylor, and Orlando Brown include discussions of his nomination for the presidency, Kentucky politics, financing of the Missouri Expedition, Orlando Brown's resignation from his post as Commissioner of Indian Affairs, business, and personal matters. The deeds transferred land in Woodford and Jefferson Counties, Kentucky, from Taylor to John G. Finnie, Jr. and to William Taylor. The survey for Zachary Taylor (Taylor's uncle), dated 1774, is of land in Kentucky, and was signed by William Preston.Arrangement: ChronologicalTaylor, Zachary, 1784-1850 -Correspondence Brown, Orlando -CorrespondenceJohnson, James, 1785-1850 -Correspondence Owsley, William -Correspondence Taylor, William Berry, 1768-1836 -Correspondence Presidents -- United States -- 19th century -Correspondence Statesmen -- Kentucky -- 19th century -Correspondence Politics -- Kentucky -- 19th century Deeds -- Kentucky -- Jefferson County -- 19th century Deeds -- Kentucky -- Woodford County -- 19th century Kentucky --Surveys -- 18th century

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