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Anne Tayloe (Ogle)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Benjamin Ogle; Benjamin Ogle, 9th U.S. Governor of Maryland; Henrietta Margaret Hill and Henrietta Ogle (Hill)
Wife of John Tayloe, III
Mother of Benjamin Ogle Tayloe; William Henry Tayloe; George Plater Tayloe; John Tayloe; Edward Thornton Tayloe and 3 others
Sister of Margaret Thomas (Ogle); Mary Tayloe; Samuel Ogle and Benjamin Ogle, II

Managed by: Donald Franklin Colvin
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About Anne Tayloe

Ann Tayloe is probably most known nowadays for being the owner/resident of the famous house called “The Octagon” designed by Dr. W. Thornton (the first architect of the U.S. Capitol). During the war of 1812, the White House was burned by the British, and the Tayloes offered use of their house to President Madison and his wife Dolley as a temporary "Executive Mansion". The Tayloes sold the Octagon in 1855, after Mrs. Tayloe's death. Today, the American Architectural Foundation owns the Octagon House.

During the War of 1812, one of the Tayloe daughters fell in love with a British officer, and her father, solidly diasapproving of the romance, forbade her from seeing him further. After an illicit meeting with her lover, she snuck back into the house, her father caught her on the stairway and a violent argument ensued and somehow the young woman lost her balance and plunged over the spiral staircase to her death.

There are reports of a flickering candle shadow moving up the stairs, screams and a thump at the bottom of the stairs! There are reports of Dolley Madison's ghost seen roaming the house after her death, still wearing her elegant clothes and the feathered turban! During the Civil War the place was used as a hospital. People still hear the sobbing and moans of the dead.

from: http://gilbertstuart.blogspot.com/2009/11/random-monthly-pick-mrs-john-tayloe-and.html

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Anne Tayloe's Timeline

1772
January 17, 1772
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
December 10, 1772
Annapolis, Md
1792
1792
Age 19
Prince George's County, Maryland, United States
1796
1796
Age 23
1799
January 29, 1799
Age 27
1804
October 15, 1804
Age 32
Mount Airy, VA, USA
1855
June 13, 1855
Age 83
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