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Richard Taylor

VA Army / Colonel / Revolutionary War
Aged: 84.8 years
There are two records with differing birth dates for Richard Taylor, son of Zachary Taylor and Elizabeth Lee. Family Data Collection - Individual Records Richard Taylor Spouse: Sarah Dabney Strother Parents: Zachary Taylor, Elizabeth Lee Birth 3 Apr 1744 KY Or Orange Co, Lexington, VA Marriage 20 Aug 1779 Death 19 Jan 1829 Louisville, KY Family Data Collection - Individual Records Richard Taylor Spouse: Sarah Dabney Strother Parents: Zachary Taylor, Elizabeth Lee Birth 3 Mar 1742 Orange Co, VA Marriage 20 Aug 1779 Orange Co, VA Death 19 Jan 1829 Lexington, KY ishipress.com (No longer online) this source gives the city of birth, Rapidan, Orange Co, Virginia Alternate Birth: 12 APR 1741 Rapidan, Orange, Virginia ishipress.com Alternate Death: 10 JAN 1821 Near Louisville, Kentucky ishipress.com U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Sarah Dabney Strother Gender: Female Birth 1760 VA Spouse Name: Richard Taylor Spouse Birth 1744 VA Marriage 1779 VA

Sarah Pannill Dabney Strother

Aged: 62 years
There are two different sets of parents reported widely as the parents of Sarah Dabney Strother, who became the wife of Richard Taylor and the mother of Zachary Taylor, President of the USA.

Many family sources have as her parents Anthony Strother and Frances Eastham.

Anthony Strother was born in 1725 in Hanover County, Virginia. He died in 1810 in Hardy County, Virginia.
One source gives birth as in Culpepper County, Virginia. Sources also differ on birth date: 1725, 1732, 1738. Death is reported to be in Hardy County, Virginia. Hardy is no longer a county name in Virginia.
Frances Eastham was born on 3 Mar 1747 in Orange, Virginia, United States and died on 1777 in Hardy, Bedford, Virginia.
Anthony Strother and Frances Eastham married.
Daughter Sarah Pannill Dabney Strother was born on 14 Dec 1760 in Rapidan, Orange, Virginia. She married Richard Taylor on 20 Aug 1779 in Rapidan, Orange, Virginia.
She died on 13 Dec 1822 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky.

Researcher Steve Taylor pointed out to me some formal sources that have different parents. I also found that the Kentucky Historical Society research had earlier reported the parents Steve had discovered in sources, William Strother and Sarah Bailey (also spelled Bayley in some sources).

Most sources give Sarah's full name Sarah Pannill Dabney Strother. There are differences of date of birth among the sources.

Many sources give Sarah four names, Sarah Pannill (or Pannell) Dabney Strother. The Pannill/Pannell was her mother's first married name. Sarah Bailey or Bayley had married William Pannill. When he died she married William Strother, Sarah's father. It seems a bit odd that her mother would have named her after her first husband. Some sources give her name as Sarah Dabney Strother.

Parents of Sarah Panill Dabney Strother
Wm. Strother "of Orange" was the second son of Francis Strother and Susan Dabney. In 1751 he married Sarah Bailey Pannill, widow of Wm. Pannill, who died in 1749.

His wife's maiden name was Sarah Bailey, a lady of unusual intelligence and many other charms. She had several children by the first marriage. Feb. 20, 1752, she was assigned dower in the estate of her late husband, Wm. Pannill and Wm. Strother was appointed guardian of her children. By the marriage to Wm. Strother "of Orange" were the following children:
Susannah Strother-Capt. Moses Hawkins.
Wm. Dabney Strother - killed battle Guilford Courthouse.
Sarah Strother-Col. Richard Taylor. ...

Sarah Strother was the third and last of the children of Wm. Strother of "Orange," and Sarah Pannill. Her birth was in 1760 and she was only fourteen years of age when her mother died. She married C'ol. Richard Taylor, who was a son of Zachary Taylor, Sr., and Elizabeth Lee, and Zachary Taylor, Sr., was a son of Col. James Taylor, who came to Virginia in 1658.

Col. Richard Taylor was a gentleman of culture and colonel of the 9th Virginia Regiment during the Revolution. Soon after the termination of hostilities he moved from Virginia to Jefferson county, Ky., with his family. They had several children.

Their son, Zachary Taylor, Jr., was born in Orange county, Virginia, in 1786, and was an officer in the U. S. Army, distinguishing himself during the struggle with Mexico, which service made him available to the Presidency, to which position he was elected, but the duties of the office were so taxing that he died before the expiration of his term.

He married Margaret Smith and their son, Richard Taylor, was a lieutenant general in the Confederacy, and skillfully and ably distinguished himself during the Rebellion.

Other children of Col. Richard Taylor and Sarah Strother were Hancock, Wm. Dabney, George, Richard, Joseph P., Elizabeth, Sarah and Emily, all of whom have many descendants in Kentucky and other Southern states, who are prominent in social, political and business circles. This ends the line of Wm. Strother of "Orange" and Sarah Pannill.
-- Register of Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 16 By Kentucky Historical Society, google.com

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Sarah Dabney Strother
Gender: Female
Birth 1760 VA
Spouse Name: Richard Taylor
Spouse Birth 1744 VA
Marriage 1779 VA
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses


29 JAN 178119 MAR 1841  VA, Orange Co Sophia Elizabeth Hord, Anna (Hannah) Hornsby Lewis 

William Dabney Strother 

26 OCT 17823 JUN 1808  VA, Orange Co,of  


11/24/17847/9/1850  VA, Orange Co, Barboursville, Montebello Margaret Mackall Smith 


Sep 24, 1790Sep 18, 1829  VA, Orange Co, Montebello  

Elizabeth Lee 

JAN 14, 1792APR 22, 1845  VA, Orange Co, Montebello John Gibson Taylor 

Richard Strother 

Sep 24, 1794Sep 6, 1829  KY, Jefferson Co, Louisville  

Joseph Pannell 

179629 JUL 1864  KY, Jefferson Co, Louisville Eveline Aurilla McLean 

Sarah Strother 

JUN 11, 1799Sep 6, 1851  KY, Jefferson Co, Bear Creek French Strother Grey 

Emily Richard 

JUN 30, 1801NOV 30, 1841  KY, Jefferson Co, Louisville  
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