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Zachary Taylor
Birth: Nov. 24, 1784
Orange County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1850
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

12th United States President. Taylor fought in the War of 1812 and vanquished the Seminoles in Florida. He antagonized the South by advocating the integration of California (a non-slave state). He was the second President to die in office. He died 5 days after he became ill after attending a July 4th celebration at the Washington Monument. In the late 1980's, author Clara Rising theorized that he was murdered by poison and was able to convince Taylor's closest living relative, as well as the Jefferson Co., KY Coroner, to order an exhumation. Since his wife would not allow embalming at the time of his death in 1850, his remains did not allow more extensive testing to be done. The results came back 9 days later that his body contained arsenic, but no more than what a normal human being would have and his death was ruled as severe gastroenteritis. He was first buried in the Congressional Cemetery, Washington D.C. - July 13, 1850. His remains were then shipped back to his home in Louisville, Kentucky on October 25, 1850. There, they remained in the family vault until he and his wife were moved to their final resting place on May 6, 1926 in the mausoleum. He remained there undisturbed until June 17, 1991 when his body was brought out of the crypt for the exhumation. He was re-interred in the mausoleum next to his wife. 
Family links: 
  Richard Lee Taylor (1744 - 1829)
  Sarah Dabney Strother Taylor (1760 - 1822)
  Margaret Smith Taylor (1788 - 1852)
  Ann Margaret Mackall Taylor Crooke (1811 - 1875)*
  Sarah Knox Taylor Davis (1814 - 1835)*
  Octavia Pannel Taylor (1817 - 1820)*
  Margaret Smith Taylor (1819 - 1820)*
  Mary Elizabeth Taylor Dandridge (1824 - 1909)*
  Richard Taylor (1826 - 1879)*
  Zachary Taylor (1784 - 1850)
  Elizabeth Lee Taylor (1792 - 1845)*
  George Taylor (1799 - 1829)*
  Sarah B Taylor Gray (1799 - 1851)*
*Calculated relationship
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Zachary Taylor: thank you general for serving as the nation's 12th president 1849-1850. thank you also for being a interging general in the Mexican War, you will be also remembered as the last President to own slaves while in office. You were the second a...(Read more)
 Added: Jul. 9, 2014

- Freebell
 Added: Jul. 9, 2014
Mr. President thank you for your service to our country both as a war hero and a President of the United States. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 9, 2014
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