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 Francis Taliaferro Brooke

Francis Taliaferro Brooke

Birth
Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Death 3 Mar 1851 (aged 87)
Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Burial Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 26119063 · View Source
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Son of Richard Brooke &
Ann Hay [Taliferro] Brooke

1st Married:
Mary Randolph Spotswood
October 3, 1791
Nottingham, VA - Northampton Co.

2nd Married:
Mary Champe Carter
February 14, 1804
Fredericksburg Co., VA

Francis and his older twin John
were appointed First Lieutenants
in Gen. Harrison's First Continental
Regiment of Artillery at the age
of 16.
They fought in the Virginia campaign.
After the battle of Green Spring they
were ordered south to join
MGen. Nathaniel Greene in the Southern
Department not returning to VA until
Aug 1782 when they returned home to
"Smithfield."

Judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals

Additional BIO:
Provided by charlott jones

After his military involvement he
practiced law in western Virginia
starting in 1788.  Eventually he
removed to Essex County where he
started again in a practice starting
in 1790.  It was after that that he
moved to the Fredericksburg area where
he came by a 220 acre plantation known
as St. Julien,where he built a home.

He participated in the state senate
starting in 1800, and was a Judge of the
General Court of Virginia in 1804.
In politics he was a Democratic-Whig.
He was a friend of Henry Clay who visited
him on occasion at St. Julian.  He also had
a regular communication with Thomas Jefferson.



INSCRIPTION:
This monument is erected by his only
surviving son, who will ever cherish
his memory with filial affection.



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  • Created by: LoRetta Hughes
  • Added: 18 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26119063
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Taliaferro Brooke (27 Aug 1763–3 Mar 1851), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26119063, citing Brooke Cemetery, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by LoRetta Hughes (contributor 46865226) .