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Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [adgedge.ged] ! (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 i n possession of Carolyn Tayloe Davidson Carey (1988). (3) "Enclyclopedia of Virginia Biography," Vol. 5 (Lewis Historical Pub. Co., New York, 191 5) p.716. (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, Washingto n 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 t o Park." (8) "Roanoke Times & World News," Roanoke, VA, Sun., 27 Jun 1976. "Buena Vista Mansion Crow ns Park," by Linda Grist Crewe. (9) Carolyn Tayloe Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO. Cites: (a) Family Bible at Moun t 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. FH L #381,796. (13) "National Cyclopaedia of American Biography," Vol. 48, p.297-198. Biography of John De vall 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 Henr y A. Tayloe, 17 Jun 1896, Roanoke, VA. Certificate signed by Edward H. Ingle, 10 Feb 1912, 15 39 I. St., N.W., Washington, D.C.. Receipt of sale for the table signed by G. Ogle Tayloe, 3 0 Oct 1897. History of the table signed by Annie Bailey (Mrs. Alfred Hunter) Voorhies, 16 Ju n 1911, San Francisco, CA. Copies from The American Institute of Architects Archives, 1735 Ne w York Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006. (16) "Lynchburg, VA Newspapers 1794-1836," comp. by Lucy Harrison Miller Baber, Louise An n Blunt, Marion Armistead Lewis Collins (1980) p.122. FHL #975.5671 V2bl. Cites: (a) "The Lyn chburg 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 copi es 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. ! Birth: (1,4a) 1804. (1,5,9) "Mount Airy," VA. (1,5,9,14) s/o John Tayloe II/Ann Ogle. (3 ) A descendant of William Tayloe. (5,14) 15 Oct 1804. (9) 13 Oct 1804. (10) Age 45 in 1850 (b . 1805), b. VA. (15) Age 92 in 1896 (b. 1804), s/o Col. John Tayloe of "Mount Airy," Virgini a and the "Octagon," Washington, D.C.. (17) 16 Oct 1804. Marriage to Mary Elizabeth Langhorne: (1,3,7) (5,14,16a,18,19) 14 Oct 1830. (9,12) 1830. (1 6a) By Rev. Mr. Cobbs. (18) By Rev. N.H. Cobbs of Russell Parish, Bedford Co., VA. (19) Bon d issued 11 Oct 1830, Botetourt Co., VA. Edward W. Watts, security. Marriage 14 Oct 1830, Bot etourt Co., VA, by N.H. Cobbs. Death: (1,2a,5,9) 1897. (9) "Buena Vista," Roanoke, VA. (14) 18 Apr 189(?). (17) 18 Apr 189 7. Burial: (2) "Buena Vista," Roanoke, VA. (17) Tayloe Cemetery on the Tayloe estate "Buena Vi sta" in SE Roanoke, VA. Graves from the cemetery were moved to Fairview in the 1930s. (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 Bot toms, Roanoke, VA. (1,5,8) 1833: Built the mansion "Buena Vista." (1,5) It became a community landmark and i s now owned by the city of Roanoke. (2) Built about 1833 when Roanoke was still part of Botet ourt Co. Sold by his grandson Tayloe Rogers to the City of Roanoke in 1937. The city operate s it as Jackson Park. The house is a city recreation center. (7) "Buena Vista", between Pickn ey, Colonial and Fenmar Sts., S.E., Roanoke, VA, was originally the home of Col. George Plate r Tayloe and afterwards of his daughter, Mrs. M.M. Rogers. There originally were 1,500 acre s of the estate. (8) 14 slaves tended the mansion. The home was built in the midst of 598 acr es that is now SE Roanoke which he purchased from the Langhornes. He razed the old wooden hom e on the hill and began construction of the home he first called "Roanoke" after the river wh ich flowed at the edge of the land. The walls of the house are 18 inches thick. It was buil t of red brick, said to be imported from England. Of this land, 11 acres were purchased in 19 37 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 Langhorn e of Cloverdale, William M. Peyton of Elmwood, Jordan Anthony of Bedford, William H. Terril o f Roselawn, and Alexander P. Eskridge of Montgomery Co. The vestry bought land on the west si de of Roanoke St. and began the construction of the present church. The congregation dated t o 1771. (11) 1844, 2 Apr: Thomas Lomax Jr. wrote to Benjamin Ogle Tayloe from Demopolis, AL, "You r brother George is daily expected." (1) Charter member of the Valley Union Education Society, and for 50 years was a member o f the Board of Trustees of the Valley Union Seminary, later Hollins Institute, later Hollin s College. Was President of the Board 40 years. The gymnasium at Hollins is named for him. (11) 1849, 16 Aug: H.H. Lewis wrote Benjamin Ogle Tayloe at Lenox, MA, from Washington, "W e have had very recent letters from Mount Airy, Sabine Hall & Powhatan as well as from Buen a Vista... Mr. E. Tayloe left for Lexington with his two sons on the 6th & is now doubtless w ith Poinsett & Julia. He expected to see George & his eldest daughters at the Natural Bridg e about the 20th of this month." (10) 1850, 9 Sep: Living in 57th District, Roanoke Co., VA, occupation farmer, value of rea l 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?. Nex t 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 o f his sons fought for the Confederate cause. (7) One of the signers of the Ordinance of Seces sion. (7) "Buena Vista" barely escaped burning at the hands of General Hunter at the time of th e burning of V.M.I., but was saved from destruction by a report that General Early and his st aff were there. (8) 1889: Did extensive remodeling of "Buena Vista," adding a 2nd story to the wing extendi ng to the left of the entrance. (8) One room of furniture from "Buena Vista" is being stored by the Roanoke Valley Historic al Society (1976). (13) A banker of Roanoke, VA. (15) 1896, 17 Jun: George P. Tayloe, of Roanoke County, Virginia, aged 92, and Henry A. Tay loe, of Hale Co., Alabama, aged 88, the surviving sons of the late Col. John Tayloe of "Moun t Airy," Virginia and of the "Octagon," Washington, D.C., signed a certificate of authenticit y drawn up by Edward H. Ingle, stating that they were familiar with the table when it stood i n the library in their father's house in Washington D.C., on which the Treaty of Peace betwee n the United States and Great Britain was signed by President Madison. The certificate was no tarized the same day in Roanoke, VA.
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