Lt. Col. John Taliaferro

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John Taliaferro, Jr.

Also Known As: ""Smith""
Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Virginia
Death: May 3, 1744 (57)
Spotsylvania, Virginia
Place of Burial: Old Hickory Neck, Church, Toana, James City, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of John "The Ranger" Taliaferro and Sarah Taliaferro
Husband of Mary Taliaferro
Father of Mildred James; Mary Jones; Martha Hunter; Colonel William Taliaferro; Sarah Taylor and 2 others
Brother of Phillip Taliaferro; Ricardo Tagliaferro; Zachariah Taliaferro; Capt. Lawrence Taliaferro; Elizabeth Catlett and 7 others

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About Lt. Col. John Taliaferro

Son of John "The Ranger" and Sarah SMITH Taliaferro.

BY RIGSBY …. John of "Snow Creek" is the Major John, who was requested "to bring up the Surplice" in 1730 to the established church at Germana; he was a man of note in the Colony. He was married Dec. 22, 1708 to Mary Catlett, daughter of John Catlett, Jr. and Elizabeth Gaines, his wife. The Catlett's owned a large estate at the mouth of Golden Vale Creek in present Caroline County. Col. John Catlett, Jr., (b. 1658), was a son of Col. John Catlett, Sr., and his wife, Elizabeth Underwood, who had been previously married to the first Francis Slaughter. According to the Westover Papers, Col. John Taliaferro settled at Snow Creek in 1707. Snow Creek flows into the Rappahannock River a short distance from Fredericksburg. When John Taliaferro and Francis Thornton settled there, that section belonged to Essex County, and they were near neighbors and brothers-in-law, the latter having married the formers sister, Mary. … John Taliaferro, a Justice of Spotslyvania 1720; a vestryman of St. George's Parish, 1725. Col. John of "Snow Creek" (1687-1744) and his son, Lawrence Taliaferro (1721-1748) were first buried at Old Hickory Neck Church, in James City Co., near the present village of Toana; up to some thirty-five or forty years ago, their tombs were well preserved. At the present time no trace of them remains, except that a few fragments of the stone of Lawrence Taliaferro have been discovered and have been embeded in the cement floor of the small entrance porch which has recently been added to the venerable little building. A description of these tombs can be found in Vol. IX., Virginia Historical Collections. Bishop Meade has but a little to say about Old Hickory Neck Church: "The building is the original one," he records, "now much out of repair and used indiscriminately by various sects." It was for many years used as a schoolroom. No one knows when it was built, but it must have been some time prior to 1744.


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Lt. Col. John Taliaferro's Timeline

Age 27
Virginia, USA
September 8, 1721
Age 34
Age 35
Snow Creek, Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA
June 24, 1724
Age 37
Essex, Virginia, United States
August 9, 1726
Age 39
October 8, 1727
Age 40
Caroline County, Province of Virginia
Age 44
Cedar Creek, Caroline, Virginia, United States
May 3, 1744
Age 57
Spotsylvania, Virginia