Robert Barraud Taylor (1774-1834), lawyer, soldier, orator, judge, and statesman, was born in Norfolk, Va., a son of Robert and Catherine Curle Barraud Taylor. He was graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1793, after which he studied law and entered the bar of Virginia, practicing and gaining a reputation as an eminent lawyer in Norfolk. During the War of 1812 (4 March 1813 to 5 February 1814), Tayler served ably as Brigadier-General of the state militia (he was offered the same rank in the U.S. Army, but he declinded) and as commander in defense of Norfolk. He served as a member of the Virginia assembly and later as a member of the Virginia constitutional convention of 1829. From 1830 until his death, he was a judge of the general court of Virginia.
From the description of Letterbook, 1813-1814. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259801
Robert Barraud Taylor was a lawyer in Norfolk, Va.
From the description of Account book, 1825-1831. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 24322414