Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Nicholas Taliaferro

Male 1757 - 1812  (54 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Taliaferro  [1, 2
    Born 30 Oct 1757  "Newington" on Mountain Run, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1812  Grampian Hill, Bracken County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I004755  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 

    Father William Taliaferro,   b. 9 Aug 1726, "Snow Creek, " Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1798, "Newington" on Mountain Run, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Mary Battaile,   b. 18 Sep 1731, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1757, "Newington" on Mountain Run, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1751  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F03559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Champe Taliaferro,   b. 7 Apr 1756, Dissington, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1798, Grampian Hill, Bracken County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Children 
     1. Lucy Mary Taliaferro,   b. 6 Aug 1782, Totterdownhill, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Champe Taliaferro,   b. 12 Oct 1784, Totterdownhill, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1811, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     3. Matilda Battaile Taliaferro,   b. 30 Sep 1787, Totterdownhill, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1843, Augusta, Bracken County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     4. Mary Willis Taliaferro,   b. 1789, Totterdownhill, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1797, Allegany County, Pennsylvannia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     5. George Catlett Taliaferro,   b. Abt 1791, Bracken County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Thornton Taliaferro,   b. Abt 1793, Bracken County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F03558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://www.spingola.com/TaliaferroTimes/TT4.htm

      According to his diary, Nicholas Taliaferro was born 30 Oct. 1755 (not 57) and died Jan. 12, 1812. He married first Miss Anne Taliaferro, 3 Nov. 1781, daughter of Col. John & Anne Taliaferro of "Dissington." She died 3 Feb. 1798. They had 6 children:

      1- Lucy Mary (b Aug 6-1782, died 1854 )
      2- John Champe (b Oct 12, 1784 m. Susan Buckner)
      3- Matilda Battaile (b Sept 30, 1787 m Martin Marshall, son of Rev.
      William & Mary Anne (Pickett) Marshall)
      4- Mary Willis (b Aug 11. 1789 d Jan 25, 1797) was buried in Penn. while
      the family was migrating to Ky. by way of the Ohio and Monongahela
      Rivers.
      5- George Catlett (b Mar 21, 1792). George Catlett m Mary King. Their
      daughter, Matilda Anne (b Dec 28, 1814), m Col. Alfred Seward.
      6- Willaim Thornton (b Jan 16, 1795, named by his grandfather). William
      Thornton was a noted surgeon and at age 17 was with Perry at the Battle
      of Lake Erie. He m Elizabeth Ramsey and had no issue.

      Nicholas Taliaferro married 2nd Miss Francis Blasingame, daughter of Mr. James and Mary Blasingame. They had:

      7- Carr Blasingame (b Aug 13, 1799 died 1806)
      8- Lawrence Washington (b Oct 28, 1800)
      9- Anne Patterson (b Oct 29, 1802 died Nov 25, 1803)
      10- James Hay (b Sep 2, 1804 died Aug 18, 1808)
      11- Nicholas (b Aug 14, 1806)
      12- Marshall Howe (b Mar 9, 1809) and Francis Anne (b Nov 9, 1811).

      Noted in the family Bible is also:
      Anne Hay Taliaferro b Feb 27, 1760 (note: dau. of Wm & Eliz. Taliaferro). My brother, John Taliaferro m Anne Stockdell, dau. of Capt. John and Mary Stockdell of Orange Co..

      After the Rev. War, Nicholas left "Totter-down-hill" 11 Oct. 1796 and traveled to Limestone Ky, landing 5 Feb. 1797. He purchased from James Blasingame (his future father-in-law), 337 1/2 acres in Bracken Co. Ky. at $24.00/acre and there made his new home "Grampian Hill." This also is the name of a line of mountains in Scotland.

      Nicholas's daughter, Lucy Mary, married William Buckner, the son of Capt. Philip and Tabitha Anne (Daniel) Buckner., on 26 June 1799. Capt. Phillip Buckner had numerous land warrants throughout Ohio and Ky. from his military service. Capt. Buckner first came to Ky in 1783 and again a decade later, this time bringing his family and servants and neighbors. He built his home in 1795 in Mason County, Kentucky. which was split to form Mason & Bracken Co. Ky. He gave 600 acres of his Bracken Co. land, where he and Nicholas lived, to the town of Augusta, Kentucky.

      Nicholas also wrote his family genealogy in the blank pages of a family medical recipe book. It stayed in the family, eventually carried to Vicksburg, Miss. from Ky by Judge Thomas A. Marshall (1st cousin to Chief Justice Marshall), Nicholas' grandson, and was destroyed in the Civil War fire that consumed "Openwoods" the Marshall home. However copies were made.

      Nicholas was captured in Charleston SC in 1780 along with his cousin, Benjamin, who after the war, settled in Georgia.

      Nicholas's mother, Mary Battaile Taliaferro, died at his birth. His father married 2nd Elizabeth Taliaferro Dec. 5, 1758. She was the dau. of Francis & Elizabeth (Hay) Taliaferro of "Epsom." Elizabeth outlived her marriage to Nicholas' father, William, and married for her second time a distant cousin, William Taliaferro
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      Nicholas
      Taliaferro, born 30th October, 1757, son of William and Mary (Battaile) Taliaferro of "Newington on Mountain Run, Orange County, and grandson of John and Mary (Catlett) Taliaferro. (Wm. & Mary Quarterly: Vol, 1, pg. 147).

  • Sources 
    1. [S044832] Paxton.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002

    2. [S804378] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.