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Richard Taylor + Sarah Pannill Dabney Strother
Walter Smith + Margaret Mackall
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President Zachary Taylor11/24/1784 -- 7/9/1850
Margaret Mackall Smith9/21/1788 -- 8/14/1852
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Jefferson Davis

Birth

6/3/1807

Location

KY, Kenton Co, Fairview

Occupation

1845-1846

Location

US Rep. from MS

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Occupation

1847-1851

Location

US Senator from MS

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Occupation

1853-1857

Location

USA Secretary of War,Defense

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Occupation

1857-1861

Location

US Senator from MS

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Death

12/6/1889

Location

LA, Orleans Parish, New Orleans

Grave

Location

VA, Richmond City, Hollywood Cemetery

Aged: 82.5 years
One source has these notes on the middle name of Jefferson Davis: There is some question as to whether Jefferson Davis had a middle initial. Jefferson did not use a middle name or initial himself, and it appears that the middle initial "F" may have arisen by tradition after his death. This tradition alleges that the "F" stands for "Finis," meaning "end" or final child. Consider that unless Samuel and Jane had agreed to end their sexual relations at that point or unless a physician had pronounced Jane unable to bear further children, they could not possibly have known at the time they named Jefferson that he was to be their last child. -- dgmweb.net However, there are other families that have children with Finis as a name, and it seems to be unrelated to their place of birth. For instance Finis Arnold Epperson in this genealogy is the first son of his father Finis Jerome Epperson, who does appear to be the last sibling in his family. Notes on Place of birth: A source reports Fairview as the town, and indicates it is located in Christian County, which is now Todd. Christian County is in the south, on the border with Tennessee. It was divided at one point into Christian and Todd. County information indicates, however, that Fairview is in the north, near the Ohio border, in neither Christian nor Todd County. Fairview is apparently located in Kenton county, in the Cincinnati area. -- ePodunk, epodunk.com Family Tree Maker map data checker reports (requires) Fairview to be in Fleming County, in the north, but several counties east of Kenton County.

Sarah Knox Taylor

Birth

3/6/1813

Location

IN, Knox Co, Vincennes

Death

9/15/1835

Location

LA, West Feliciana Parish, Locust Grove

Aged: 22.5 years
Article: Zachary Taylor
wikipedia.org, nickname from this source

Alternate Death: Note that Sara died only 3 months after marriage to Jeff Davis
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  1. Cemetery:Richmond VA Cemetery Visits by Ray Gurganus;
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  2. Other: Gedcom Import: Jenkins-Gregory-LeStrange-McSwainPRIV.ged; Imported 8/19/2007;
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