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  • ID: I386
  • Name: George Plater Tayloe
  • Surname: Tayloe
  • Given Name: George Plater
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 15 Oct 1804 in "Mount Airy", Richmond Co., Virginia
  • Death: 18 Apr 1897 in "Buena Vista", Roanoke Co., Virginia
  • Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Roanoke, Roanoke Co., Virginia
  • Reference Number: G4.6
  • _UID: 03EDC9C25A66D511B4DE99B85F718F399C76
  • Note:
    ! (1) "The Tayloes of Virginia and Allied Families," by W. Randolph Tayloe (Berryville, VA, 1963) p.26, 57. FHL #929.273 T211t.
    (2) Obituary of grandson Tayloe Rogers in unknown Roanoke, VA newspaper in family album in possession of Carolyn Tayloe Davidson Carey (1988).
    (3) "Enclyclopedia of Virginia Biography," (Lewis Historical Pub. Co., New York, 1915) Vol. 5, p.716. FHL 975.5 D3tL.
    (4) "A Chronicle of Belair," by Shirley V. Baltz (Bowie Heritage Committee, Bowie, MD, 1984) Part 2, p.10. Cites: (a) "Thomas Book," by Thomas.
    (5) "The Octagon," by George McCue (American Institute of Architects Foundation, Washington D.C., 1976) p.95.
    (6) "St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Fincastle, VA," a brochure published by the church.
    (7) "Roanoke Times," Roanoke, VA, Mon., 5 Aug 1935. "May Be Purchased by City as Adition to Park."
    (8) "Roanoke Times & World News," Roanoke, VA, Sun., 27 Jun 1976. "Buena Vista Mansion Crowns Park," by Linda Grist Crewe.
    (9) Carolyn Tayloe Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO. Cites: (a) Family Bible at Mount Airy. (b) Family Notes transcribed from D.L. Gwathmey by M.P.M. Cassidy.
    (10) 1850 federal census, 57th District, Roanoke Co., VA, 9 Sep 1850, p.297. FHL #444,963.
    (11) Letters to Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, in possession of William G. Davidson, Steptoe Ranch, NV (1992).
    (12) "Colonial Families of the United States," by George N. Mackenzie, Vol. II, p.408. FHL #381,796.
    (13) "National Cyclopaedia of American Biography," Vol. 48, p.297-198. Biography of John Devall Langhorne.
    (14) Tayloe family records from Mt. Airy, VA, extracted 29 Sep 1927 (by Cabell Gwathmey?).
    (15) Certification of authenticity of the Octagon table signed by George P. Tayloe and Henry A. Tayloe, 17 Jun 1896, Roanoke, VA. Certificate signed by Edward H. Ingle, 10 Feb 1912, 1539 I. St., N.W., Washington, D.C.. Receipt of sale for the table signed by G. Ogle Tayloe, 30 Oct 1897. History of the table signed by Annie Bailey (Mrs. Alfred Hunter) Voorhies, 16 Jun 1911, San Francisco, CA. Copies from The American Institute of Architects Archives, 1735 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006.
    (16) "Lynchburg, VA Newspapers 1794-1836," comp. by Lucy Harrison Miller Baber, Louise Ann Blunt, Marion Armistead Lewis Collins (1980) p.122. FHL #975.5671 V2bl. Cites: (a) "The Lynchburg Virginian," 28 Oct 1830, p.3, c.4.
    (17) "Roanoke Co., VA Graveyard Through 1920," Roanoke Valley Historical Soc., p.227. FHL #975.5792 V3r.
    (18) "Virginia Miscellaneous Records, 1700-1900" (DAR), Vol. 1, p.48, Marriage Records copies from Russell Parish Register of Bedford Co., VA. FHL #850,094.
    (19) Botetourt Co., VA Register of Marriages, 1770-1853, p.344,617. FHL #30,734.
    (20) Tayloe family Bible record, 1687-1969. Library of Virginia-Digital Library #27489, http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Bible/27489/index.html Bible Record Image. Bible printed by Clarendon Press, Printers to Oxford University, 1810. Transcript all in same handwriting.
    (21) Find A Grave Memorial #18676838 (http://www.findagrave.com, 29 Mar 2007).
    (22) "The Tayloe Will Case," "Critic Record," 25 Jun 1884 (GenealogyBank.com).

    ! Birth: (1,5,9,14,20,21) s/o John TAYLOE/Ann OGLE. (3) A descendant of William TAYLOE. (15) s/o Col. John TAYLOE of "Mount Airy," Virginia and the "Octagon," Washington, D.C. (1,4a) 1804.(5,14,20,21) 15 Oct 1804. (9) 13 Oct 1804. (10) Age 45 in 1850 [b. 1805]. (15) Age 92 in 1896 [b. 1804]. (17) 16 Oct 1804. (1,5,9) "Mount Airy," VA. (10) VA.
    Marriage to Mary Elizabeth LANGHORNE: (1,3,7,21) (5,14,16a,18,19,20) 14 Oct 1830. (9,12) 1830. (16a) By Rev. Mr. COBBS. (18) By Rev. N.H. COBBS of Russell Parish, Bedford Co., VA. (19) Bond issued 11 Oct 1830, Botetourt Co., VA. Edward W. WATTS, security. Marriage 14 Oct 1830, Botetourt Co., VA, by N.H. COBBS.
    Death: (1,2a,5,9) 1897. (14) 18 Apr 189(?). (17,21) 18 Apr 1897. (9) "Buena Vista," Roanoke, VA. (21) Easter morning.
    Burial: (2) "Buena Vista," Roanoke, VA. (17) Tayloe Cemetery on the Tayloe estate "Buena Vista" in SE Roanoke, VA. Graves from the cemetery were moved to Fairview in the 1930s. (21) Fairview Cemetery, Roanoke, Roanoke Co., VA.

    (1) Moved to Big Lick, now Roanoke, VA.
    (16a) 1830, Oct: Of "Cloverdale," Botetourt Co., VA.
    (8) 1833: William LANGHORNE's son sold 598 acres to George P. TAYLOE, then known as The Bottoms, Roanoke, VA.
    (1,5,8) 1833: Built the mansion "Buena Vista." (1,5) It became a community landmark and is now owned by the city of Roanoke. (2) Built about 1833 when Roanoke was still part of Botetourt Co. Sold by his grandson Tayloe ROGERS to the City of Roanoke in 1937. The city operates it as Jackson Park. The house is a city recreation center. (7) "Buena Vista", between Pickney, Colonial and Fenmar Sts., S.E., Roanoke, VA, was originally the home of Col. George Plater TAYLOE and afterwards of his daughter, Mrs. M.M. ROGERS. There originally were 1,500 acres of the estate. (8) 14 slaves tended the mansion. The home was built in the midst of 598 acres that is now SE Roanoke which he purchased from the LANGHORNEs. He razed the old wooden home on the hill and began construction of the home he first called "Roanoke" after the river which flowed at the edge of the land. The walls of the house are 18 inches thick. It was built of red brick, said to be imported from England. Of this land, 11 acres were purchased in 1937 by the city for use as a public park and recreation center.
    (1) Very active in the affairs of his Episcopal Diocese.
    (6) 1837: Was a member of the first vestry of St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Fincastle, VA, with Edward WATTS of Oakland, James L. WOODVILLE of Sweet Springs, Thomas SHANKS of Boxwood, Thomas N. BURWELL and Nathaniel BURWELL of Rustic Lodge, Jeremiah WHITTEN, William LANGHORNE of Cloverdale, William M. PEYTON of Elmwood, Jordan ANTHONY of Bedford, William H. TERRIL of Roselawn, and Alexander P. ESKRIDGE of Montgomery Co. The vestry bought land on the west side of Roanoke St. and began the construction of the present church. The congregation dated to 1771.
    (21) 1842: (1,21) Charter member of the Valley Union Education Society, and for 50 years was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Valley Union Seminary, later Hollins Institute, later Hollins College. (1) Was President of the Board 40 years. The gymnasium at Hollins is named for him.
    (11) 1844, 2 Apr: Thomas LOMAX Jr. wrote to Benjamin Ogle TAYLOE from Demopolis, AL, "Your brother George is daily expected."
    (11) 1849, 16 Aug: H.H. LEWIS wrote Benjamin Ogle TAYLOE at Lenox, MA, from Washington, "We have had very recent letters from Mount Airy, Sabine Hall & Powhatan as well as from Buena Vista... Mr. E. TAYLOE left for Lexington with his two sons on the 6th & is now doubtless with Poinsett & Julia. He expected to see George & his eldest daughters at the Natural Bridge about the 20th of this month."
    (10) 1850, 9 Sep: Living in 57th District, Roanoke Co., VA, occupation farmer, value of real estate 27500. Living with him were John W., Elizabeth H., Ann C., Mary L., George E., Rosa, James L., Lomax, Virginia, Eliza D. HUR(D?) and children Archilaus?, Charles, Lewelen?. Next household is of Joseph CHILDRESS, occupation listed as Manager for TAYLOE.
    (1) 1861: Was a member of the convention which passed the Virginia Ordinance of Secession. He personally opposed secession, but he went with VA when it went out of the Union. Four of his sons fought for the Confederate cause. (7) One of the signers of the Ordinance of Secession.
    (7) "Buena Vista" barely escaped burning at the hands of General HUNTER at the time of the burning of V.M.I., but was saved from destruction by a report that General EARLY and his staff were there.
    (22) 1884, 25 Jun: The "Critic Record" reported that the issues from the Probate Court as the legality of the will of Virginia TAYLOE were taken up for a trial in the Circuit Court before Justice HAGNER yesterday. George P. TAYLOE, Henry A. TAYLOE, Ella WARING, William TAYLOE, Ogle TAYLOE, Adelaide BAKER and Sarah G. de PENASCO are the plaintiffs, and Virginia Tayloe LEWIS the defendant. Messrs. A. B. LEWIS, Connor ROBINSON and George W. APPLEBY appear for the plaintiffs, and ex-Governor Pinckney WHITE of MD, and H. W. GARNETT for the will. Virginia TAYLOE died in 1882 and ten years before made what purports to be a will bequeathing her entire estaet to Virginia Tayloe LEWIS. After it was filed for probate Henry TAYLOE put in a caveat objecting to its being probated and asserting that it was not a will, never intended for one, and that Virginia TAYLOE was of unsound mind at the time it was said to have been executed, and had been for some time before and disqualified from making and executing a valid paper. The case is expected to occupy the court for several days.
    (8) 1889: Did extensive remodeling of "Buena Vista," adding a 2nd story to the wing extending to the left of the entrance.
    (8) One room of furniture from "Buena Vista" is being stored by the Roanoke Valley Historical Society (1976).
    (13) A banker of Roanoke, VA.
    (21) Charter member of Roanoke College.
    (15) 1896, 17 Jun: George P. TAYLOE, of Roanoke County, Virginia, aged 92, and Henry A. TAYLOE, of Hale Co., Alabama, aged 88, the surviving sons of the late Col. John TAYLOE of "Mount Airy," Virginia and of the "Octagon," Washington, D.C., signed a certificate of authenticity drawn up by Edward H. INGLE, stating that they were familiar with the table when it stood in the library in their father's house in Washington D.C., on which the Treaty of Peace between the United States and Great Britain was signed by President MADISON. The certificate was notarized the same day in Roanoke, VA.
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  • Title: Tombstone, George Plater Tayloe, Fairview Cemetery
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    Father: John Tayloe b: 3 Sep 1771 in "Mount Airy", Richmond Co., Virginia
    Mother: Ann "Nancy" Ogle b: 17 Jan 1772 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland

    Marriage 1 Mary Elizabeth Langhorne b: Dec 1811 in , Bedford Co., Virginia
    • Married: 14 Oct 1830 in , Botetourt Co., Virginia
    1. Has Children John William Tayloe C.S.A. b: 30 Nov 1831 in "Buena Vista", Roanoke Co., Virginia
    2. Has Children Elizabeth Henrietta "Etta" Tayloe b: 6 Feb 1833 in , Roanoke Co., Virginia
    3. Has Children Ann Catherine "Nannie" Tayloe b: 1834 in "Mount Airy", Richmond Co., Virginia
    4. Has Children Mary Lavinia Tayloe b: 16 Sep 1836 in "Cloverdale", Botetourt Co., Virginia
    5. Has Children George Edward Tayloe C.S.A. b: 28 Jun 1838 in , Roanoke Co., Virginia
    6. Has Children Rosa Matilda Tayloe b: ABT 1840 in , Roanoke Co., Virginia
    7. Has No Children James Langhorne Tayloe C.S.N. b: Oct 1841 in "Buena Vista", Roanoke Co., Virginia
    8. Has No Children Lomax Tayloe C.S.A. b: 22 Sep 1842 in "Buena Vista", Roanoke Co., Virginia
    9. Has No Children Henry Wharton Tayloe
    10. Has Children Virginia "Jenny" Tayloe b: 1848 in , Roanoke Co., Virginia
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