Henrietta Hill Tayloe: Birth: 4 DEC 1794 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. Death: 14 JAN 1832 in "Tudor Hall", Leonardtown, St. Marys Co., Maryland
Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [adgedge.ged] ! (1) "The Tayloes of Virginia and Allied Families," by W. Randolph Tayloe (Berryville, VA , 1963), p.26,84,102. FHL #929.273 T211t. Cites: (a) MacKenzie's Colonial Families. (b) Taylo e family papers. (2) "A Chronicle of Belair," by Shirley V. Baltz (Bowie Heritage Committee, Bowie, MD, 1984 ) p.43,44,47,49,52. Cites: (a) Ogle Family Bible. (b) "In Memoriam," by Watson. (3) "The Octagon," by George McCue (American Institute of Architects Foundation, Washingto n D.C., 1976) p.65,67. (4) "Our Neighbors on LaFayette Square," by Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, from "In Memorium" (1872) . (5) Letters to Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, in possession of William G. Davidson, Steptoe Ranch, M cGill, NV (1992). (6) Tayloe family records from Mt. Airy, VA, extracted 29 Sep 1927 (by Cabell Gwathmey?). (7) "Genealogy of the Virginia Family of Lomax by one of the Seventh Generation in the Dire ct Line" (1913) p.23,49. FHL #929.273 L 837l. Cites: (a) Family Bible belonging to Charlott e B. Lomax of Fredericksburg, VA, 1825. (8) "The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland," by J.D. Warfield (Koh n & Pollock, Baltimore, 1905) p.244. ! Birth: (1) 1772. (1,2a,b) d/o Gov. Benjamin Ogle I/Henrietta Margaret Hill. (2a,b,6) 17 Ja n 1772. (4) d/o the last Gov. Ogle of MD. (6) Annapolis, MD, d/o Gov. Benjamin Ogle of Bel Ai r. (7a) d/o Benjamin Ogle/Henrietta of Annapolis. (8) d/o Gov. Benjamin Ogle. Marriage to John Tayloe III: (1) 4 Oct 1792. (4,8) (6,7a) 24 Oct 1792. Death: (1) 1855. (4) Summer of 1855, the "Octagon," Washington City. (6) 13 Jun 1855, Washi ngton. Burial: (6) Mt. Airy. (2) 1776, Feb: Her mother wrote, "Nancy is full of her age & has been growing fat this Wint er." (2) 1783, Dec: Her aunt Mary Ridout wrote Anne Ogle, "their Daughter is healthy & rather pr etty." (2,4) "When a young lady she visited the beautiful Nellie Custis at Mt. Vernon, while resid ing with General Washington and his wife, and preserved in after-life a vivid recollection o f the household and mode of living which prevailed there." (3,4) After her husband's death, she continued to live at "The Octagon" with various daught ers and sons-in-law. (3) Granddaughter Virginia Tayloe Lewis later wrote, "The bells rang for a long time afte r my Grandfather Tayloe's death, and every one said that the house was haunted; the wires wer e cut and still they rang... Our dining-room servant would come upstairs in the evening to as k if anyone rang the bell, and no one had." There are many other stories that the house is ha unted, some as late as 1969. (5) 1849, 16 Aug: H.H. Lewis wrote Benjamin Ogle Tayloe at Lenox, MA, from Washington, "You r mother has been a little indisposed for a week past; but is now down stairs as usual, readi ng the paper before breakfast. The death of Mrs. Madison seemed to affect her very much, an d I am sure was the cause of her low spirits." (4) Was admired for "sincerity and kindness of heart, graceful and dignified manners, and t rue and unaffected piety." (3) Virginia Tayloe Lewis wrote, "Soon after my dear old grandmother, Mrs. Tayloe, died, i n her 83rd year, we left "The Octagon." It belonged to the two eldest sons, and all the silve r, according to English law, went also to the sons."
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