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  1. William Randolph Tayloe: Birth: 1869 in Orange, Orange Co., Virginia. Death: 1903

  2. Innes Stirling Tayloe: Birth: 1871. Death: 1891

  3. Edward Ingle Tayloe: Birth: 1873. Death: 1909

  4. Catherine Murat Tayloe: Birth: 1875. Death: 1945

  5. Rosa Fielding Tayloe: Birth: 1876. Death: 1959

  6. Lomax Plater Tayloe: Birth: 1878. Death: 1932


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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.57-58. FHL #929.273 T211t. Cites: (a) Lee's "Life of Lee," p.390. (b) Records of t he Rebellion, Vol. XXVII, p.619-621. (2) 1850 federal census, 57th District, Roanoke Co., VA, 9 Sep 1850, p.297, household of Ge orge P. Tayloe. FHL #444,963. (3) Orange Co., VA Marriage Register 1, 1757-1867, p.187. FHL #33,031. (4) "Roanoke Co., VA Graveyard Through 1920," Roanoke Valley Historical Soc., p.227. FHL #9 75.5792 V3r. ! Birth: (1) 1838, s/o George Plater Tayloe/Mary Elizabeth Langhorne. (2) Age 12 in 1850 (b . 1838), b. VA. (3) Age 25 in 1864 (b. 1839), Roanoke Co., VA, s/o George P. Tayloe/Mary Lang horne. (4) 28 Jun 1838. Marriage to Delia Smith Willis: (1) (3) 9 Feb 1864, Orange Co., VA, by J.S.H. Death: (1) 1879. (4) 9 Mar 1879. Burial: (4) Tayloe Cemetery on the Tayloe estate "Buena Vista" in SE Roanoke, VA. Graves fr om the cemetery were moved to Fairview in the 1930s. (1) Spent his boyhood at "Buena Vista." (2) 1850, 9 Sep: Living in his father's household, Roanoke Co., VA. (1) 1858: Graduated from Virginia Military Institute, 7th in a class of 19, aged 20. (1) Moved to Marengo Co., AL. (1) Produced cotton. (1) At the outbreak of the Civil War, he raised a company of infantry, of which he was Capt ain, and was assigned to the 11th AL. (3) 1864, 9 Feb: Residence was Marengo Co., AL, occupation Planter and Lt. Col., C.S.A. (1) Quickly rose to Colonel, commanding the 11th AL Regiment. Fought throughout the entir e war with the Army of Northern VA. (4) Col., 11th Alabama Regiment. (1) Was severely wounded in the fighting around Richmond. (1b) Received special mention for gallantry at Gettysburg in Gen. Wilcox's report of that b attle. (1) 1865, 7 Feb: When Gen. Moxley Sorrel was wounded, he took over command of his Brigade u ntil he surrendered 1,033 men at Appomattox. (1a) Received Gen. Grant's first flag of truce at Appomatox. (1) Capt. H.H. Perry, A.A.G. of Sorrel's Brigade, wrote on 2 Jul 1893 of George Edward Tayl oe: "I have seldom known anyone of equally unflinching courage, without brute recklessness, a nd who had more self-possessed coolness under the most trying moments... I learned to love hi s magnificent bravery... We had a few thousand of these heroes left who went to Appomattox wh ere the curtain fell on a splendid tragedy, but among them all not one deserves more admirati on than Colonel Tayloe." Of the surrender, Col. Tayloe himself said, "I have a consolatio n I will carry to my grave and that is the very morning of the surrender at Appomatox I gav e them a damned good whipping. I never saw my men fight better and we were driving them mos t handsomely from my brigade front when the order came to cease firing. I never dreamed of su rrender." (1) Moved to Orange Co., VA after the war.


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