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

Zachariah Taliaferro

Male 1699 - 1722  (22 years)


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  • Name Zachariah Taliaferro 
    Born 15 Jul 1699  Golden Vale Swamp, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1721/22  St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023595  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 

    Father John "The Ranger" Taliaferro,   b. Abt 1656, Powhatan. Gloucester, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1720, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Sarah Smith,   b. 1 Jan 1659/60, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1720, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 59 years) 
    Married Abt 1676  Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mysouthernfamily/myff/d0 023/g0000011.html#I19260


      Zachariah Taliaferro July 1699-Feb 1722 of Golden Vale Swamp. He died unmarried. The delayed probate of his estate started the lengthy lawsuit between his heirs and the heirs of his oldest brother Lawrence, the only surviving record being "Taliaferro vs. Taliaferro" in the Huntington Library in California.


      "Zachariah Taliaferro, son of John T. and Sarah Smith, died in 1722, leaving property to brothers Richard, Charles, and William
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; {William Armstrong Crozier}:
      May 9, 1749. William Strother of Culpeper Co. to Kemp Taliaferro of Caroline Co. 20 ster. All right, title, interest or claim which sd. Strother. has himself or by right of his wife, Mildred, under the will of Zachary Taliaferro, Decd. Witnesses, John Field, Reuben Long. April 6, 1761.
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      1718-1721 Essex County Deed Book No. 16; {John Frederick Dorman}:
      Page 326.
      20 Nov. 1721. Lawrence Taliaferro and John Battaile of St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, to Zechariah Taltaferro of same.
      Three Negroes named Prince, Pegg and Rocko, three cows and calves, one horse, one mare, four sows and piggs, a bed and, furniture, a pott and pan, all which are now in the said Zachariah Taliaferro's possession and taken out of the estate of John Taliaferro, dec. (in consideration of, which the, said Zacha. Taliaferro having by bond relinquished his whole right to his father John Taliaferro's estate unto the abovesaid Lawrence Taliaferro and John Battaile)
      Lawr, Taliaferro
      John Battelle
      Wit: Francis Thornton, Junr John Catlett, Junr. 21 Nov, 1721. Acknowledged by Lawrence Tallaferro.
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      1717-1721 Essex County Virginia Wills, Inventories and Settlements of Estates No. 3; {John Frederick Dorman}: Pages 157-59.
      Will of John Taliaferro of the Parish of St. Mary's in Essex County, Gent., dated 1 June 1715.
      Unto my son Lawrence the plantation he now liveth together with the land thereto belonging. Also three Negros Cain, Grace and Beck now in his possession.
      Unto my son John the plantation whereon he now liveth together with the land thereto belonging. Also two Negros Frank and Nancy now being in his possession and likewise fifty pounds sterling mony of England.
      Unto my daughter Mary a ring of twenty shillings value. Unto my daughter Elizabeth 78 pounds of sterling money of England being a part unpaid of a portion promised her in marriage.
      Unto my son Charles 300 acres lying in a neck commonly known by the name of the old Church Neck within the aforesaid parish of St. Maryts, and one moiety of a tract of land taken up and pattened by me in partnership with my brother Francis Taliaferro deceased lying at the head of the Mount Creek.
      Unto my son Robert 675 acres of land being one moiety of a dividend lying in the Golden Vale Swamp.
      Unto my son Zachariah 675 acres of land the other moiety of the said devidend of land lying in the Golden Vale Swamp.
      Unto my son Richard one moiety of the land. I now live on, viz. the back half of the devidend.
      Unto my son William after the decease of my loveing wife the other moiety of the land whereon I now live, viz. the, half next the river together with the plantation thereon.
      The land aforementioned lying at the head of the Mount was taken up and pattented by me in partnership with my deceased brother Francis Taliaferro but no division made. In the lifetime of my said deceased brother I did purchase of him 100 acres lying on Rappahannock River and adjoyning to 1000 acres formerly granted by my deceased brother to me. The sale not being recorded in any Court of record, upon my said deceased brother's heir at law affirming the purchase 100 acres unto my son John then my son. John do make sure the lower moiety of the said devidend of land lying at the head of the Mount Creek unto such heir.
      If either of my sons Robt. and Zachariah shall happen to dye before they attain to the age of one and twenty then the whole 1350 acres become the survivour of them.
      If either of my sons Richard and William shall dye before they attain to the age of one and twenty then the whole 600 acres become the survivour.
      My whole personal estate, goods and chattels, my mill and Negroes do remain together entire without distribution to pay debts and legacies, then equally divided between my loveing wife and seven children Charles, Sarah, Robert, Zachariah, Catherine, Richard and William.
      My said mill between my sons Richard and William, and if sons dye to the survivor.
      My sons Charles, Robert, Zachariah, Richard and William executors .
      Jno. Taliaferro
      Wit: John Sutton,,Tho. Eva[ns1 Henry (H) Brice.
      21. June 1720. Presented in Court by Robert TaIiaferro and Zachariah Taliaferro, executors. Proved by Henry Brice, made oath that he saw John Sutton (who is now dead) sign the same.