Taliaferro, James Govan, 1798-1876

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James G. Taliaferro was born in Amherst, Va., on September 28, 1798, to Zacharias Taliaferro and Sally Warwick. The family moved to Claiborne County, Miss., in 1806, and to Catahoula Parish, La., in 1815. He graduated from Transylvania College in Lexington, Ky., and married Elizabeth M.B. Williamson of Lexington in 1819. Taliaferro practiced law in Harrisonburg, La., served as a judge in Catahoula Parish, and was a member of the Catahoula Parish Police Jury (1859-1860). He owned and operated the Harrisonburg Independent (1856(?)-1861) and represented Catahoula Parish in the constitutional convention of 1852 and the secession convention of 1861. Taliaferro was a strong opponent of secession and refused to sign the ordinance. Two of his sons served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He later served as an associate justice on the Louisiana Supreme Court (1866-1876) and a delegate to the constitutional convention of 1868. James G. Taliaferro died in Harrisonburg, La., on October 13, 1876.

From the description of James G. Taliaferro papers, 1861-1870. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 387771842

From the description of James G. Taliaferro and family papers, 1787-1934 (bulk 1867-1875). (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 387771843

James G. Taliaferro was born in Virginia and moved to Catahoula Parish, Louisiana in 1815. He served as a judge in Catahoula Parish, was a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1852, and a member of the Secession Convention in 1861. Taliaferro was strongly opposed to secession. He served as associate justice in the Louisiana Supreme Court, 1866-1876.

From the description of James G. Taliaferro letters, 1852-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122335889

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creatorOf Taliaferro, James Govan, 1798-1876. James G. Taliaferro and family papers, 1787-1934 (bulk 1867-1875). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Taliaferro, James Govan, 1798-1876. James G. Taliaferro papers, 1861-1870. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Taliaferro, Zachariah. Zachariah and James G. Taliaferro papers, 1814-1829, 1867. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Bowden, Lemuel H. Bowden, Lemuel H., letter, 1837. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Taliaferro, James Govan, 1798-1876. James G. Taliaferro letters, 1852-1876. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
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associatedWith Benjamin, Adam L. person
associatedWith Bowden, Lemuel H. person
associatedWith Boyd, David French, 1834-1899. person
associatedWith Breazeale, Drury W. person
associatedWith Bullard, Henry Adams, 1788-1851. person
associatedWith Huntington, Henry William, 1789-1854. person
associatedWith Louisiana. Constitutional Convention (1867-1868) corporateBody
associatedWith Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith Louisiana. Supreme Court. corporateBody
associatedWith Patteson, Charles. person
associatedWith Republican Party (La.) corporateBody
associatedWith Taliaferro, Zachariah. person
associatedWith Wells, James Madison, 1808-1899. person
associatedWith Whig Party (La.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Louisiana--Pineville
New Orleans (La.)
Catahoula Parish (La.)
Louisiana--Catahoula Parish
Mississippi River
Catahoula Parish (La.)
Louisiana--Catahoula Parish
Louisiana
Louisiana
Virginia
Subject
Sawmills
Cholera
Secession
Slaves
Commencement ceremonies
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Plantations
Floods
Unionists (United States Civil War)
Occupation
Lawyers--Louisiana--Catahoula Parish
Governors--Election.--Louisiana
Judges--Louisiana
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Birth 1798-09-28

Death 1876-10-13

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