TALIAFERRO TIMELINE

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TALIAFERRO GENEALOGY

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JULIUS CAESAR

According to family legend Julius Caesar freed a captive Gaelic enemy, to return a favor, and allowed him to become
one of his arms bearers.  The Gaelic leader’s tribe became known by the Latin names of “telum” meaning “bearer of” and
“ferro” meaning “iron”.

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BARTHOLOMEW TALLAFER

After arriving from Italy, applied for residency in London on March 4th, describing himself  as
a subject of the Duke of Venice.  He married Joane Lane on January 1, 1583/84 at St. Michael’s, Cornhill, London.

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ROBERT TALIAFERRO (“THE IMMIGRANT”)

Great grandson of Bartholomew, settles in York County, Virginia and has land holdings in Gloucester County, Virginia.

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LT. COLONEL JOHN TALIAFERRO (“THE RANGER”)

 Is a member of the House of Burgesses for Essex County, Virginia, and this same year is appointed Sheriff of Essex County,
Virginia and is later appoionted Justice for Essex County in 1702.

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FIRST LIEUTENANT NICHOLAS TALIAFERRO

Enters the American Revolutionary Army as an Ensign with the 10th Virginia Regiment.
He was quickly promoted to second lieutenant.  He was taken prisoner at Charleston in 1780
and later released in a prisoner exchange. He was promoted to first lieutenant in 1781 and served until the end of the war.

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LUCY MARY TALIAFERRO

Travels to Augusta, Kentucky with her family and marries William Buckner (the son of Captain Philip Buckner, III
and Tabitha Ann Daniel Buckner).  Captain Buckner was a commissary in the American Revolutionary War and
founder of the city of Augusta, Kentucky.

 

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COLONEL ALEXANDER GALT TALIAFERRO

Married Agnes Marshall, the grand daughter of U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall.  Colonel Alexander Taliaferro
served in the Confederate Army’s 23rd Virginia Infantry.  He first served as a Lt. Colonel under Colonel William B. Taliaferro.
After William was wounded in action Alexander took command of the regiment and was later promoted to brigadier
general and was wounded at the second battle of Manassas in 1862.

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BRIGIDIER GENERAL WILLIAM BOOTH TALIAFERRO

Promoted to Brigidier General for the Conderate States of America and served in  the army of Northern Virginia.
and later placed in command of the District of Savannah, Georgia.  After a brilliant military career, he returned
to the practice of law and was active in political and educational affairs.  He was a member of the state assembly
and a presidential elector.  Elected judge of Gloucester County Virginia in 1892.

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PVT. THOMAS STANLEY TWEED

Great grandson of Lucy Mary (Taliaferro) Buckner and Willam Buckner, is killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn,
while serving under General George Custer on June 25th.