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Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter
Birth: Apr. 21, 1809
Loretto
Essex County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1887
Lloyds
Essex County
Virginia, USA

Democrat congressman from Virginia. He served two nonconsecutuve terms in the House of Representatives from 1837-1843 and from 1845-1847. While in the House of Representatives, he served as Speaker of the House from 1839-1841. He also served in the US Senate from 1847 until he was expelled in 1861 for supporting the Confederate rebellion. From 1861-1862, he served as the confederate Secretary of State in Jefferson Davis' cabinet and from 1874-1880, he served as the State Treasurer of Virginia. (bio by: Tim Crutchfield) 
 
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  Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (____ - 1861)*
 
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Garnett Family Burial Ground at Elmwood
Loretto
Essex County
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
Record added: Jan 26, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8321194
Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter
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Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter
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Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter
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RIPEVEN THROUGH YOU DEFENDED SLAVERY, THAT WAS THE TIME PERIOD YOU LIVED IN.I AM AFRO AMERICAN AND YOUR RELATIVE.MAY YOU RIP
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