Monday, February 10, 2014

Fact of the Day: Miss Sarah Taylor

Sarah Knox Taylor fell in love with a young soldier, but her father did not approve of the pair getting married. She married anyway, but died of malaria just three months into the marriage. Her father Zachary Taylor later became the 12th President of the United States. Her husband was Jefferson Davis, who later became the first and only president of the Confederate States of America. 

23 comments:

  1. Poor girl - did not live to see either of them becoming President !

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  2. That is interesting but sad she died.

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  3. it's interesting how I've never heard of the Taylor Mister before.. but I did hear about his son in law

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  4. Sucks indeed, never knew any of that

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  5. I wonder if dear old dad was like, "See? That's the universe's way of saying you shouldn't have married him."

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  6. Wow - so interesting that her father and husband would go on to such famous things.

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  7. Wow! Unbelivable story really sorry for my mistakes))
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  8. Yeah, I bet people were like "See, do what your father tells you"!

    Have the best week ever,
    -Kati

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  9. Oh my what a horrible story. She is stunning though.

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  10. This is such a sad love story. I just read that Jefferson Davis even left his army career so he could marry her.

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