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

Sarah Taliaferro

Female 1727 - 1784  (56 years)


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  • Name Sarah Taliaferro  [1
    Birth 8 Oct 1727  St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 17 Jan 1784  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23591  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Father Charles Taliaferro,   b. Abt 1699, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 2 Mar 1734, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Thornton,   b. Abt 1704, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1793, Drysdale Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 1720  St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15507  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Francis Conway,   b. 27 Dec 1722, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 May 1761, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 38 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1744  St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Conway,   b. 28 Oct 1747, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1802, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 56 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Francis Conway,   b. 7 Mar 1749, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Feb 1794, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 44 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Catlett Conway,   b. 25 Dec 1751, 'Hawfield' Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Sep 1827, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Sarah Conway,   b. 27 Nov 1759, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Nov 1820, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 60 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F15505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Family 2 George Taylor,   b. 11 Feb 1711, Drysdale Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Nov 1792, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years) 
    Marriage 1764  Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Conway Taylor,   b. 13 Jan 1769, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Mar 1805, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 36 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F15506  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Hayden states this Sarah Taliaferro was the d/o John (d. 1720) and Sarah (Smith) Taliaferro of Williamsburgh. however since she was born 1722 this can not be true. (page 254)
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      these two Sarah's keep getting mixed up. daughters of brothers

      Sarah Taliaferro was born 4 Mar 1733 in Va., and died 6 Feb 1762 in Caroline Co.,Va.. She married Anthony Hon. Thornton Jr. 31 Dec 1746 in Caroline,Va., son of Anthony Thornton Sr. and Winifred Presley. He was born 15 Nov 1727 in St Paul's Parish,Stafford,Va., and died 1782 in Va..

      Sarah TALIAFERRO was born 8 OCT 1727, and died 6 FEB 1762. She married Anthony THORNTON 31 DEC 1746 in Ormesby Plan, Caroline County, Virginia, son of Anthony THORNTON and Winifred PRESLEY. He was born 15 NOV 1727 in Ormsby, Caroline County, Virginia, and died BEF 15 NOV 1782 in Caroline County, Virginia. Sarah Taliaferro was born 4 Mar 1733 in Va., and died 6 Feb 1762 in Caroline Co.,Va.. She married Anthony Hon. Thornton Jr. 31 Dec 1746 in Caroline,Va., son of Anthony Thornton Sr. and Winifred Presley. He was born 15 Nov 1727 in St Paul's Parish,Stafford,Va., and died 1782 in Va..

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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      A Geanealogy of the Glassell Family , Page 2546
      The will of Charles Taliaferro, St. Mary's Par., Caroline County, Virginia, dat. Mar. 2, 1734, wit. by Thomas Slaughter and Wm. Berry, and owned by Dr. A. G. Grinnan, gives wife Mary 300 a. of tract on which he lives with 7 negroes, household goods and live stock.
      To gr. dau. Mary Taliaferro 200 a. Spots. Co. and a negro girl.
      To gr. dau. Sarah Taliaferro 100 a. of home place after wife's death, and adjoining lands of said Sarah, and one negro.
      To gr. dau. Catherine Taliaferro, the remaining 200 a. of same after wife's death, and one negro.
      To dau.-in-law Sarah Taliaferro one negro man. Residue of est. to his three. gr. daus., Mary, Sarah, and Catherine Taliaferro equally, or dying before they come of age, to his dau.-in-law Sarah Taliaferro. Names wife, and Francis Thornton, Spots. County, Exrs.
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      King George County Will Book A - Page 115-118
      Will of REBECCA MOORE. I REBECCA MOORE of county of King George Whereas my late husband JOHN MOORE did by his last will and testament bearing date 29th July 1758 give and bequeath to me his riding chair and two horses .. (also mentions the other bequests) •. and by virtue of said will did on 16th day July last past make choice of the five Negroes •• I bequeath unto my son WILLIAM MOORE when he attains age of Twenty one and to my grandson JAMES MADDISON junr. when he attains Eighteen years of age to be equally divided between them..if WILLIAM should die before age Twenty one his part to be equally divided between my four grandsons FRANCIS and CATLETT CONWAY and FRANCIS and AMBROSE MADISON .. and in case my grandson JAMES MADISON dying before he attains age Eighteen .. his legacy to be divided between my grandsons FRANCIS & AMBROSE MADISON. To my son WILLIAM MOORE one third part of the silver spoons left me by my late Husband his Father, also a Mourning Ring of Thirty shillings value. I give my son FRANCIS CONWAY and SARAH his wife each of them a mourning ring of Thirty shillings value; to my daughter NELLY MADISON a mourning ring of Thirty shillings value, also my wearing apparel; to my niece MARY GILLISON the wife ofMr. JOHN GILLISON a mourning ring of Thirty shillings value; unto JANE TAYLOR wife of ERASMUS TAYLOR a mourning ring of Thirty shillings value; to my granddaughter MARY CONWAY when she attains the age of Twenty one or marries Fifty pounds currt. money of Virginia .. if she should die to be equally divided between my two grandsons FRANCIS and CATLETT CONWAY .. to my son in law JAMES MADISON and my son WILLLAM MOORE my two Executors .. what money I leave at my death I bequeath to my son WILLIAM MOORE and my grandson JAMES MADISON JUNR. to be equally divided between them .. my will that my son in law JAMES MADISON and my daughter NELLY his wife shall enjoy the legacies I have bequeathed my grandson JAMES MADISON JUNR. until he attains age Eighteen .. this 6th day
      of November 1758.
      Presence of Wm. Wren. Rebecca Moore
      Wm. Harrison. John x Brown
      At a court held .. 6th March 1760 .. will presented into court
      admitted to record.
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier]; Page 181
      Nov. 7, 1749. Thomas Turner, Junr., Gent., and Mary, his wife, of Spts. County, and Francis Conway, Gent., and Sarah, his wife, of Caroline County, to John Allan of Fredericksburg, Mercht.
      Whereas Charles Taliaferro, the Elder, late of the Co. of Caroline, died, seized and possessed of a tract of land in a place called Motts, and by his last will and testament, dated March 2, 1734, bequeathed the same to his granddaughters, Mary and Sarah Taliaferro, the sd. Mary intermarried with Thomas Turner, Junr., and the sd. Sarah intermarried with sd. Francis Conway, etc., sd. parties for 120 curr. sell the 570 a. to the sd. Allan, etc. No witnesses. Nov. 7, 1749.
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      1751-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Antient Press]; Page 202-204
      Indenture 28 Mar 1754 between FRANCIS CONWAY, Gent., and SARAH, his wife, County of Caroline, and JOHN MOORE, County of King George, Gent., for £20 .. grants land Parish of St. Thomas on both sides of the Black Walnut Run .. 334 acres . .
      Francis Conway
      Sarah Conway
      Sarah first privately examined . .
      Recorded Orange County 28th March 1754
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      1751-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Antient Press]; Page 205-206
      Indenture 28 March 1754 between FRANCIS CONWAY, Gent., and SARAH, his wife, of Caroline County, and MUMFORD STEVENS of Spotsylvania County, Planter .. Witnesseth that according to a decree of Caroline Court bearing date Fryday 13 Sept 1751, do grant 350 acres of land in Orange County on branches of Black Walnut Run and on the main road from the South West Mountains to Fredericksburg and bounded .. Thornton's line . .
      Recorded Orange County Francis Conway
      28th March 1754 Sarah Conway
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      1778-1781 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 391-393
      Indenture 17 Sept 1774 between ANTHONY THORNTON, GEORGE TAYLOR and SARAH, his wife, Executor and Executrix of FRANCIS CONWAY, dec'd, of County of Caroline of one part and HENRY OAKS of Orange County .. whereas Francis Conway did by will direct that lands his Brother, Catlett Conway, dec'd, bought of Tully Choice lying in Orange County should be sold for his (Francis) debts .. this Indenture witnesseth that for £25 paid .. grant unto Henry Oaks 320 acres land on branches of Black Walnut Run between lands of Capt. William Moore and lands Francis Conway conveyed to Mumford Stevens ..
      Witnesses: James Taylor, Anthony Thornton
      Jonathan Taylor, Catlett Conway George Taylor
      Sealed .. Anthony Thornton, presence Sarah Taylor
      of O. Towles, Rd. Waugh, James Taylor,
      James Taylor, Junior.
      Recorded Orange County 26th January 1775 .. proved and recorded 28th September 1780.

  • Sources 
    1. [S268] Virginia Genealogies - Hayden, 591.
      Virginia Genealogies: A Genealogy of the Glassell Family of Scotland and ...
      By Horace Edwin Hayden

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