Zachary President TAYLOR Ann Mackall TAYLOR Sarah Knox TAYLOR Octavia Pannill TAYLOR Mary Elizabeth TAYLOR Zachary TAYLOR Richard TAYLOR Louise Marie Myrthe BRINGIER Margaret Mackall SMITH Mini tree diagram

Richard Strother TAYLOR5,1,2,6,3

27th Jan 18261,2,3 - 12th Apr 18791,4,3

Life History

27th Jan 1826

Born in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky.1,2,3

10th Feb 1851

Married Louise Marie Myrthe BRINGIER in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana.7,2,6


Birth of son Zachary TAYLOR.3

27th Apr 1863

Death of son Zachary TAYLOR.3

20th May 1863

Birth of son Richard TAYLOR.3

20th May 1863

Death of son Richard TAYLOR in Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana.3

16th Mar 1875

Death of Louise Marie Myrthe BRINGIER.3

12th Apr 1879

Died in New York, New York.1,4,3

after 12th Apr 1879

Buried in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.3


  • Family Data Collection - Marriages
    Richard Taylor
    Louise Bringier
    Marriage 10 Feb 1851 New Orleans, Orleans County, LA

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    Louise Marie Bringier
    Spouse Name Richard Taylor
    Spouse Birth Place KY
    Spouse Birth Year 1826
    Marriage 1851 La

    Richard "Dick" Taylor
    Birth Jan. 27, 1826 Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    Death Apr. 12, 1879 New York, New York, USA

    Civil War Confederate Lieutenant General. He was the son of President Zachary Taylor, nephew of Union Brigadier General Joseph Pannell Taylor and brother-in-law of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. During the Mexican War, he served as a military secretary to his father and after President Taylor's death in July 1850, he inherited the family's Louisiana sugar plantation and became one of the richest men in Louisiana.

    In 1855, he was elected to the Louisiana Senate and served until the out brake Civil War, when Jefferson Davis whom was married to his sister Sarah before her death, appointed him Colonel in command of the 9th Louisiana Infantry. He fought at the Battle of Bull Run and was promoted Brigadier General in October 1861. He commanded a Louisiana Brigade in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Seven Days Battle and was promoted the youngest Major General in the Confederate Army in July 1862.

    For the next two years, he participated in conflicts to include Siege of Vicksburg, plus the battles of Red River, Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. In April 1864, he was promoted Lieutenant General commanding the Army of Tennessee, in campaigns until he surrendered his corps to Union General Edward Canby in Mississippi, on May 8, 1865. After the war, he wrote his memoirs which is one of the most credited reports of the Civil War and was active in Democratic Party politics. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)

    Zachary Taylor (1784 - 1850)
    Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor (1788 - 1852)
    Spouse Louise Marie Myrthe Bringier Taylor (1834 - 1875)
    Zachary Taylor (1858 - 1863)
    Richard Taylor (1860 - 1863)

    Ann Margaret Mackall Taylor Wood (1811 - 1875)
    Sarah Knox Taylor Davis (1814 - 1835)
    Octavia Pannel Taylor (1817 - 1820)
    Margaret Smith Taylor (1819 - 1820)
    Mary Elizabeth Taylor Dandridge (1824 - 1909)

    Burial Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

    Maintained by Find A Grave Jul 16, 2000
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #11085,


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