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:

fashion-meets-art said...

very interesting!
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Ramakrishnan said...

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

Emmylou said...

Poor Sarah.

Margaret D said...

That is interesting but sad she died.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That's sad. She died much too young.

DEZMOND said...

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

Christine said...

sad story.

Pat Hatt said...

Sucks indeed, never knew any of that

Anna-Alina said...

interesting,but sad story.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

interesting!

India said...

great post!

A Beer for the Shower said...

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

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Dana said...

That's so sad.

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

How sad that she died so young.

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Mama Zen said...

That is really interesting!

Pilar Domínguez said...

What a sad story! poor woman. Kisses:)

Mitha Komala said...

great post! nice fact :)

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Kati said...

Yeah, I bet people were like "See, do what your father tells you"!

Have the best week ever,
-Kati

Unknown said...

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

That's terrible! Poor thing!

Kay said...

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