Category Archives: Zachary Taylor

  1. Lemons/Lemonade

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    May 17, 2014 by Lorene

    When Taylor was elected the twelfth President in 1848, he followed the common practice of that era and asked for …
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  2. Kinder, Gentler Slave Master

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    May 17, 2014 by Lorene

    Few records exist about Taylor’s slaves, but it seems that he did treat them better than the average slave owners. …
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  3. Jefferson Davis marries Taylor’s daughter

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    May 17, 2014 by Lorene

    Taylor’s daughter Knox married Jefferson Davis in June 1835. The newlyweds stayed with the groom’s sister for while and the …
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  4. Taylor’s View on Slavery

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    May 14, 2014 by Lorene

    It seems that Taylor did not want to end slavery but he did not want it to spread to new …
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  5. Don’t Hate Me Because I’m So Popular

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    May 14, 2014 by Lorene

    During this time in our history, it was common that mail was sent without stamps, so the recipient had to …
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  6. We Don’t Want Nobody Nobody Sent

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    May 14, 2014 by Lorene

    Zachary Taylor was James Madison’s cousin. When Madison was Secretary of State, he recommended Taylor for military service. Taylor would …
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  7. All in the Family

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    October 26, 2012 by Lorene

    James Madison’s paternal grandmother’s brother’s grandson was 12th President Zachary Taylor. In the index of this book, President Taylor is …
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