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Taken from old clippings dealing with Kentucky family history, newspaper
unknown. These clippings are about 100 years old (1997).  Reprinted in
Kentucky Explorer, Volume 11, Number 2 - June, 1996. p. 102.  Unknown

Colonel Lawrence Taliaferro, of Rose Hill, Orange County, born December 9, 1734, died April 8, 1789, married first Mary Jackson on October 17, 1758, and had third Sarah, who married first Captain Frances Dade, and second Captain William Dade, born 1760, an officer of the Revolution, who removed from Orange County, Virginia, to Kentucky, and died there on July 23, 1840. Sarah, by her second marriage with Captain Francis Dade, had General Lawrence T., Dr. Francis and Mary. Colonel Lawrence Taliaferro married a second time to Sarah Dade, who left a numerous progeny, as did Captain William Dade and wife. Taliaferro Jackson Dade---Rose_Hill-Orange-VA

Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887, Campbell Co. REV. T. F. TALIAFERRO was born in Campbell County, Ky., March 1, 1847, and is the youngest of three children of W. R. and Harriet (McGrew) Taliaferro, the others being W. R., Jr., and Lydia B. Southgate. His father was born in Caroline County, Va., a son of Robert, and his mother was a Miss Taylor, sister of Gen. Taylor, of Virginia. W. R. Taliaferro was always engaged in agricultural pursuits. He moved to Kentucky with his mother in 1814, and settled near Newport, where he still lives, and where the subject of this sketch was born. His mother was born in Kentucky, a daughter of Thomas McGrew, who came to Kentucky at quite an early day. Our subject was educated at the Kentucky Wesleyan College, Mollersburg [sic]. In 1870 he commenced to preach the gospel in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and his first work was the Independence Circuit, of Kenton County, Ky., where he labored in 1871-72; then labored in Owen County in 1872-73; in Bracken County in 1873-74; Petersburg, Boone County, in 1874-75, and then in Perryville, Boyle County. Up to this period he was an undergraduate in conference, and they usually stay but one year in each place. In 1875 Mr. Taliaferro graduated, but remained in Perryville, Boyle County, until 1878. He was then sent to Oldham County, on the Floydsburg Circuit, where he remained until 1881. He next went to Falmouth, the county seat of Pendleton County, where he remained until 1885; thence to Hillsboro, Fleming County, and in 1886 was sent to New Castle, his present field of labor. Mr. Taliaferro is identified with all enterprises looking to the advancement of the material prosperity of the community in which he lives, and in the many places in which he has labored has always been held in the highest esteem. October 30, 1872, he married Miss Mary J. Summers, of Newport, Ky., an educated and accomplished lady, a daughter of George W. Summers, of Nicholas County, Ky. Two children have blessed their union: Maud M. and Hallie B. History is now being made for the future, and, as prohibition is soon to become the great question in Kentucky, and in the Nation, Mr. Taliaferro would like to be put upon record in this sketch on that subject. He has for years been an earnest advocate of the prohibition of, the manufacture and sale of ardent spirits as a beverage, or rather a submission of that question to the vote of the people, believing it to be the curse of our land, and the rock upon which the "ship of State" will finally wreck, unless it is gotten out of the way. He has earnestly advocated this doctrine from pulpit and platform. Taliaferro McGrew Southgate Taylor Summers =

Kenton-KY Owen-KY Bracken-KY Petersburg-Boone-KY Perryville-Boyle-KY Oldham-KY Falmouth-Pendleton-KY Hillsboro-Fleming-KY Nicholas-KY Millersburg-Bourbon-KY Caroline-VA History of Todd County, Kentucky, ed. J. H. Battle, 1884, F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, p. 365-66. [Town of Guthrie] SAMUEL W. TALIAFERRO is a resident of Guthrie Precinct, and lives upon the farm where he was born April 15, 1843. He is the fifth child of a family of six, born to Samuel W. and Sallie (Moore) Taliaferro. The father was born in Albemarle County, Va., July 19, 1798. In youth he came to Greene [sic] County, Ky., a few years later he came to Todd County and settled on this farm, where his widow now resides; he died October 11, 1879. On coming here he worked at the brick-laying trade, and at the end of a few years had earned sufficient means to buy 150 acres of land, which has since been increased to about 500 acres; he applied himself diligently to agricultural pursuits, and as a result was enabled to leave his surviving children each a handsome legacy; he was rigidly honest and exacting, both as to paying and collecting honest debts. An incident may be related which goes to show his honesty. In 1819 he borrowed from a young man a pair of saddle-bags and an umbrella in Kentucky, to take on his trip to Virginia. On his return to Kentucky the young man was gone, and could not be found; after a lapse of over fifty years, he accidentally heard that this friend was living in Hart County, Ky., these articles being worth abut $8, Mr. Taliaferro computed the interest for this length of time with the principal, and deputized a Methodist preacher to call on this man and pay him for these articles with interest; he at first refused but was finally persuaded to accept pay. Though naturally indisposed to give, he had become by the grace of God, one of the largest, most regular and reliable contributors to the enterprises of the church (Methodist Episcopal Church South), with which he was connected. He was married June 24, 1829, to Sallie (McClung) Moore; she was born in August, 1804, in VIrginia; her parents were David Moore and Jennie McClung; they came to what is now Todd County in 1807, and settled near Trenton on Spring Creek; this family consisted of ten children: Polley, Jennie, Nancy, Isabella, Andrew, David, Patsey, John, Betsey and Sallie; the latter is the only surviving member of this family and mother of six children: David, for the past thirty years a resident of Warren County, Ill.; Isabella, Samuel W., Frank, Leroy and Sallie Mac. Leroy died July 18, 1859, aged twenty-four; Samuel W. was married in 1870 to Alice Millen of Todd County; she died June 11, 1880, leaving two children: Samuel W. and Jennie Mac. S. W. owns the farm known as the Squire Terry Place, which consists of 450 acres, and also has charge of his mother's farm. About six years ago he engaged in breeding Jersey cattle and Poland China pigs; his herd of cattle is valued now at about $10,000. See portrait of S. W. Taliaferro, Sr. on another page. Taliaferro Moore McClung Millen Green-KY Hart-KY Warren-IL Albemarle-VA