Taylor, Robert B. (Robert Barraud), 1774-1834

Alternative names

Hide Profile

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

Relation Name
associatedWith Bolling, William, 1777-1849. person
associatedWith Cabell, Joseph C. (Joseph Carrington), 1778-1856. person
associatedWith Dragon (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Mason, John Y. person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831. person
associatedWith Myers, Jonathan. person
associatedWith Proctor, William. person
associatedWith Randolph, Thomas (Thomas Mann), 1768-1828, person
associatedWith Squadron (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Taylor, Creed, 1766-1836. person
associatedWith Taylor, John B. person
associatedWith Tazewell family. family
associatedWith Virginia. Militia. Cavalry Regiment, 4th. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)
Prisoners of war
Desertion, Military


Birth 1774

Death 1834


Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wm1sft

Ark ID: w6wm1sft

SNAC ID: 16397366