Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1784/11/24 Sarah Dabney, wife Richard Taylor, gives birth to a son, Zachary, at Montebello. After selling Hare Forest Plantation, the family was heading west when members became sick and stopped. Marker at Spotswood Trail and Old Montebello Dr, Gordonsville. Born Gordonsville, VA Virginia
1785/06/00 Richard Taylor moves his the family to a 400-acre farm with a small log swelling on the Muddy Fork of Beargrass Creek, just east of the village of Louisville, Kentucky. Home Zachary Taylor House Louisville, KY
1808/05/03 With the assistance of James Madison, a relative, and others, Zachary Taylor is appointed a first lieutenant of the Kentuckian Seventh Infantry Regiment of the United State Army. Military
1810/06/18 Margaret Mackall Smith, daughter of Major Walter Smith, marries Zachary Taylor. Five of their six children will be born in the Zachary Taylor House. Groom Zachary Taylor House Louisville, KY Marriage of Margaret Mackall Smith and Zachary Taylor
1849/07/16 Funeral sevices for Dolley Madison are held at St John's Church, Lafayette Square Mourner St John's Church Washington, DC Funeral for Dolley Madison
1849/07/16 The remains of Dolley Madison are interred in the Public Vault at the Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC. Mourner Public Vault, Congressional Cemetery, DC Congressional Cemetery Funeral for Dolley Madison
1850/05/01 Eleanor Boyle Ewing marries William Tecumseh Sherman in a ceremony at Blair House. Thomas Ewing (the bride's father and the groom's foster father), is renting Blair House at the time. Guest Blair House Washington, DC Marriage of Ellen Ewing and William Tecumseh Sherman
1850/07/04 President Zachary Taylor attends the ground breaking ceremony for the Washington Monument. Dignitary Washington Monument Washington, DC
1850/07/04 Seeking relief from the stifling heat and humidity during a fund-raising event at the Washington Monument, Zachery Taylor drinks a pitcher of iced milk and eats a bowl of cherries. Life Washington Monument Washington, DC Cherry Death of President Zachary Taylor
1850/07/04 President Taylor is beset with stomach cramps and becomes seriously ill. Health Death of President Zachary Taylor
1850/07/07 President Zachary Taylor's physician, assisted by a Baltimore quack, applies heroic medicine by drugging the president with ipecac, calomel, opium and quinine (at 40 grains a dose) and bleeding and blistering him. Died The White House Washington, DC Death of President Zachary Taylor
1850/07/13 President Taylor's funeral is conducted in the East Room. The coffin is placed in an elaborate black and white funeral car surmounted by a great eagle. In Memoriam White House East Room The White House Death of President Zachary Taylor
1850/07/13 Zachary Taylor's body is temporarily interned at the Public Vault at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC. In Memoriam Public Vault, Congressional Cemetery, DC Congressional Cemetery Death of President Zachary Taylor
1850/11/01 The remains of Zachary Taylor are buried at the Taylor family burial ground. In Memoriam Zachary Taylor National Cemetery St Matthews Death of President Zachary Taylor
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