Presidents, soldiers, statesmen..with a prefix giving a compendium of the history of the United States and history of the Declaration of independence . ZACHARY TAYLOR, Twelfth President of the United States, was born November 24, 1784,and died July 9, 1850, aged 66 years. His birth was in Orange county, Virginia, and he was a son of ColonelRichard and Sarah (Strothers) Taylor, both parents of eminent Virginiafamilies. The Virginian Taylors were allied to the oldest and most dis-tinguished families in that State—the Madisons, the Lees, the Pendletonsthe Barbours, the Con ways, the Gaineses, the

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Presidents, soldiers, statesmen..with a prefix giving a compendium of the history of the United States and history of the Declaration of independence . ZACHARY TAYLOR, Twelfth President of the United States, was born November 24, 1784,and died July 9, 1850, aged 66 years. His birth was in Orange county, Virginia, and he was a son of ColonelRichard and Sarah (Strothers) Taylor, both parents of eminent Virginiafamilies. The Virginian Taylors were allied to the oldest and most dis-tinguished families in that State—the Madisons, the Lees, the Pendletonsthe Barbours, the Con ways, the Gaineses, the Stock Photo
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Presidents, soldiers, statesmen..with a prefix giving a compendium of the history of the United States and history of the Declaration of independence . ZACHARY TAYLOR, Twelfth President of the United States, was born November 24, 1784,and died July 9, 1850, aged 66 years. His birth was in Orange county, Virginia, and he was a son of ColonelRichard and Sarah (Strothers) Taylor, both parents of eminent Virginiafamilies. The Virginian Taylors were allied to the oldest and most dis-tinguished families in that State—the Madisons, the Lees, the Pendletonsthe Barbours, the Con ways, the Gaineses, the
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Presidents, soldiers, statesmen..with a prefix giving a compendium of the history of the United States and history of the Declaration of independence . ZACHARY TAYLOR, Twelfth President of the United States, was born November 24, 1784,and died July 9, 1850, aged 66 years. His birth was in Orange county, Virginia, and he was a son of ColonelRichard and Sarah (Strothers) Taylor, both parents of eminent Virginiafamilies. The Virginian Taylors were allied to the oldest and most dis-tinguished families in that State—the Madisons, the Lees, the Pendletonsthe Barbours, the Con ways, the Gaineses, the Hunts, the Taliaferros. But the character of our twelfth President seems to have been largelydetermined by the rude border life in which his childhood and youth werepassed. Battling with the hardships and dangers of frontier life, ratherthan Virginia cultivation, stamped the character of him who was to beknown as Old Rough and Ready. In 1785, Colonel Taylor settled, with his little family, in Kentucky, inwhat is now Jefferson county, two miles from the Ohio river, and fivemiles from the present site of Louisville. Here young Zachary grew to. gscz^h- e<? ?? £~ w-^ c*4 e^TC -=&- 306 PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN. manhood, his earlier years spent in the acquisition of such book knowledgeas could be obtained ; and his time, when he had grown old enough andHtrong enough, given to the actual labors of the farm, where he workedwith his father until he was nearly twenty-four years old. His book learning was confined to a knowledge of reading, writing,spelling, and plain arithmetic, but during his boyhoods days he alsoacquired a love for military life from the many border skirmishes with theIndians of which he was a spectator, or in which he participated. Hisinstructor in the arts of warfare was one Whetsel, a noted border charac-ter, who taught young Taylor how to load and fire running. The lat-ter accomplishment Taylor never availed himself of. May 3, 1808, Zachary Taylor rec

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