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Nicknames: "Knoxie"
Birthplace: Vincennes, Indiana, United States
Death: Died in St. Francisville, Louisiana, United States
Cause of death: malaria
Occupation: Daughter of President Zachary Taylor & first wife of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States of America
Managed by: Noel Bush
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About Sarah - Sallie Knox Davis (Taylor)

(from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Knox_Taylor)

Sarah Knox Taylor (birth March 6, 1814, Vincennes, Indiana - death September 15, 1835, St. Francisville, Louisiana) was the daughter of General Zachary Taylor, later President of the United States and Margaret Taylor, and was married to Jefferson Davis before he became President of the Confederate States of America.

While living at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin where her father commanded Fort Crawford and fought Black Hawk War, Sarah met and fell in love with her father's second in command, Jefferson Davis, later President of the Confederate States of America. Davis was a recent graduate of the United States Military Academy and a lieutenant at the time.

Taylor admired Davis for his soldiering skills, but opposed the romantic match. He and his wife, whose older daughter had already married Army surgeon Robert C. Wood, and was raising three young children in a desolate frontier outpost, felt that frontier Army life would be too harsh for Sarah.

Complying with Taylor's wish, Davis resigned from the Army and married Sarah Knox Taylor on June 17, 1835 at the home of her aunt, near Louisville, Kentucky. Both of the newlyweds contracted malaria, and she died three months later at the Louisiana home of his sister.

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From Wikipedia 2007-09-28

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Knox_Taylor

Sarah Knox "Knoxie" Taylor (June 3, 1814 in Vincennes, Indiana - September 15, 1835 in St. Francisville, Louisiana) was the daughter of General Zachary Taylor, later President of the United States, and Margaret Taylor.

While living at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin where her father commanded Fort Crawford and fought the Black Hawk Wars, Sarah met and fell in love with her father's second in command, Jefferson Davis, later President of the Confederate States of America. Davis was a recent graduate of the United States Military Academy and a lieutenant at the time.

Taylor admired Davis for his soldiering skills, but opposed the romantic match. He and his wife, whose older daughter had already married Army surgeon Robert C. Wood, and was raising three young children in a desolate frontier outpost, felt that frontier Army life would be too harsh for Sarah.

Complying with Taylor's wish, Davis resigned from the Army and married Miss Taylor on June 17, 1835 at the house of her aunt near Louisville, Kentucky. Both of the newlyweds contracted malaria, and she died three months later at the Louisiana home of his sister.

Davis was devastated by the death of his young wife, as were her parents. Her death caused years of enmity between the two, which was finally resolved in a chance meeting between Davis and Taylor in 1845 on a Mississippi steamboat.

Recovering from his own illness, and in need of respite from the loss of his wife, Davis sailed to Havana, Cuba, and then to New York City. In 1836, he retired to Brierfield Plantation in Warren County, Mississippi.

Davis remarried in 1845, and served in the Mexican-American War with distinction under Taylor at the Battle of Buena Vista. Later he became a Senator from Mississippi, Secretary of War, and finally President of the Confederate States of America in 1861.

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Sarah Knox Davis is your third cousin 8 times removed.

Dorothy Willard


Onad Duncan

your mother

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her father

Amanda Jane Davis

his mother

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her mother

Frances Tedford

her mother

John Doss

her father

James Doss

his father

Thomas Doss

his father

Ann Doss

his mother

Robert Taylor

her father

Elizabeth Taylor

his mother

Elizabeth Taylor

her sister

Richard Taylor

her son

Zachary Taylor

his son

Sarah Knox Davis

his daughter

The daughter of General Zachary Taylor, later President of the United States and Margaret Taylor, and was married to Jefferson Davis before he became President of the Confederate States of America.

While living at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin where her father commanded Fort Crawford and fought Black Hawk War, Sarah met and fell in love with her father's second in command, Jefferson Davis, later President of the Confederate States of America. Davis was a recent graduate of the United States Military Academy and a lieutenant at the time.

Taylor admired Davis for his soldiering skills, but opposed the romantic match. He and his wife, whose older daughter had already married Army surgeon Robert C. Wood, and was raising three young children in a desolate frontier outpost, felt that frontier Army life would be too harsh for Sarah.

Complying with Taylor's wish, Davis resigned from the Army and married Sarah Knox Taylor on June 17, 1835 at the home of her aunt, near Louisville, Kentucky. Both of the newlyweds contracted malaria, and she died three months later at the Louisiana home of his sister.

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Sarah Knox Davis is Dorothy Willard's third cousin 8 times removed.

Dorothy Willard (Duncan) -John Henry Duncan, Dorothy’s father-Emma Whitman, John Henry’s mother- Mary Jane Stodghill, Emma’s mother- Joel Stodghill, Mary’s father- Lucy Higginbotham, Joel’s mother- Dolly Gatewood, Lucy’s mother- Catherine Penn, Dolly’s mother- Mary Taylor, Catherine’s mother- John Taylor, Mary’s father- James Taylor, John’s father- Elizabeth Nin, James mother- Sarah Allerton, Elizabeth’s mother- Elizabeth Lee, Sarah’s daughter and Elizabeth Nin’s sister- Richard Taylor, Elizabeth Lee’s son-President Zachary Taylor, Richard’s son - Sarah Knox Davis (Taylor), daughter of Zachary Taylor.

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Sarah Knox "Knoxie" Taylor (June 3, 1814 in Vincennes, Indiana - September 15, 1835 in St. Francisville, Louisiana) was the daughter of General Zachary Taylor, later President of the United States, and Margaret Taylor.

While living at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin where her father commanded Fort Crawford and fought the Black Hawk Wars, Sarah met and fell in love with her father's second in command, Jefferson Davis, later President of the Confederate States of America. Davis was a recent graduate of the United States Military Academy and a lieutenant at the time.

Taylor admired Davis for his soldiering skills, but opposed the romantic match. He and his wife, whose older daughter had already married Army surgeon Robert C. Wood, and was raising three young children in a desolate frontier outpost, felt that frontier Army life would be too harsh for Sarah.

Complying with Taylor's wish, Davis resigned from the Army and married Miss Taylor on June 17, 1835 at the house of her aunt near Louisville, Kentucky. Both of the newlyweds contracted malaria, and she died three months later at the Louisiana home of his sister.

Davis was devastated by the death of his young wife, as were her parents. Her death caused years of enmity between the two, which was finally resolved in a chance meeting between Davis and Taylor in 1845 on a Mississippi steamboat.

Recovering from his own illness, and in need of respite from the loss of his wife, Davis sailed to Havana, Cuba, and then to New York City. In 1836, he retired to Brierfield Plantation in Warren County, Mississippi.

Davis remarried in 1845, and served in the Mexican-American War with distinction under Taylor at the Battle of Buena Vista. Later he became a Senator from Mississippi, Secretary of War, and finally President of the Confederate States of America in 1861.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Knox_Taylor

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Knox_Taylor

arah Knox Taylor (March 6, 1814, Vincennes, Indiana - September 15, 1835, St. Francisville, Louisiana) was the daughter of General Zachary Taylor, later President of the United States and Margaret Taylor, and was married to Jefferson Davis before he became President of the Confederate States of America.

While living at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin where her father commanded Fort Crawford and fought Black Hawk War, Sarah met and fell in love with her father's second in command, Jefferson Davis, later President of the Confederate States of America. Davis was a recent graduate of the United States Military Academy and a lieutenant at the time.

Taylor admired Davis for his soldiering skills, but opposed the romantic match. He and his wife, whose older daughter had already married Army surgeon Robert C. Wood, and was raising three young children in a desolate frontier outpost, felt that frontier Army life would be too harsh for Sarah.

Complying with Taylor's wish, Davis resigned from the Army and married Sarah Knox Taylor on June 17, 1835 at the home of her aunt, near Louisville, Kentucky. Both of the newlyweds contracted malaria, and she died three months later at the Louisiana home of his sister.

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The daughter of General Zachary Taylor, later President of the United States and Margaret Taylor, and was married to Jefferson Davis before he became President of the Confederate States of America.

While living at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin where her father commanded Fort Crawford and fought Black Hawk War, Sarah met and fell in love with her father's second in command, Jefferson Davis, later President of the Confederate States of America. Davis was a recent graduate of the United States Military Academy and a lieutenant at the time.

Taylor admired Davis for his soldiering skills, but opposed the romantic match. He and his wife, whose older daughter had already married Army surgeon Robert C. Wood, and was raising three young children in a desolate frontier outpost, felt that frontier Army life would be too harsh for Sarah.

Complying with Taylor's wish, Davis resigned from the Army and married Sarah Knox Taylor on June 17, 1835 at the home of her aunt, near Louisville, Kentucky. Both of the newlyweds contracted malaria, and she died three months later at the Louisiana home of his sister.

Davis was devastated by the death of his young wife, as were her parents. Her death caused years of enmity between the two, which was finally resolved in a chance meeting between Davis and Taylor in 1845 on a Mississippi steamboat.

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Knox_Taylor

Sarah Knox Taylor (March 6, 1814, Vincennes, Indiana - September 15, 1835, St. Francisville, Louisiana) was the daughter of General Zachary Taylor, later President of the United States and Margaret Taylor, and was married to Jefferson Davis before he became President of the Confederate States of America.

While living at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin where her father commanded Fort Crawford and fought Black Hawk War, Sarah met and fell in love with her father's second in command, Jefferson Davis, later President of the Confederate States of America. Davis was a recent graduate of the United States Military Academy and a lieutenant at the time.

Taylor admired Davis for his soldiering skills, but opposed the romantic match. He and his wife, whose older daughter had already married Army surgeon Robert C. Wood, and was raising three young children in a desolate frontier outpost, felt that frontier Army life would be too harsh for Sarah.

Complying with Taylor's wish, Davis resigned from the Army and married Sarah Knox Taylor on June 17, 1835 at the home of her aunt, near Louisville, Kentucky. Both of the newlyweds contracted malaria, and she died three months later at the Louisiana home of his sister.

Posthumous

Davis was devastated by the death of his young wife, as were her parents. Her death caused years of ill will between the two, which was finally resolved in a chance meeting between Davis and Taylor in 1845 on a Mississippi steamboat.

Recovering from his own illness, and in need of respite from the loss of his wife, Davis sailed to Havana, Cuba, and then to New York City. In 1836, he retired to the Brierfield Plantation in Warren County, Mississippi.

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Sarah - Sallie Davis's Timeline

1814
March 6, 1814
Vincennes, Indiana, United States
1835
June 17, 1835
Age 21
Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky
September 15, 1835
Age 21
St. Francisville, Louisiana, United States
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St Francisville, LA, USA