James Lee Weaver's Family Tree

Edward Conway [Parents] was born about 1355 in England.

He had the following children:

  M i Henry Conway

Henry Conway was born about 1335 in England.

Famous for his military imployment under the conduct of Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March and Ulvester, about the begining of the reign of King Richard II

He had the following children:

  M i Edward Conway

Ambrose Madison was born in 1700 in Orange, Va. He died on 27 Aug 1732 in Montepelier, Va. He married Frances Taylor.

Frances Taylor [Parents] was born in 1715 in , Va. She married Ambrose Madison.

They had the following children:

  M i James Madison Sr.

James Taylor [Parents] was born on 14 Mar 1674 in , Va. He married Martha Thompson on 23 Feb 1698 in , Va.

Martha Thompson was born in 1679 in Orange, Va. She married James Taylor on 23 Feb 1698 in , Va.

They had the following children:

  F i Frances Taylor
  M ii Zachary Taylor

James Taylor was born in Carlisle, England. He died in , Va. He married Frances Unknown.

Frances Unknown was born in England. She died in , Va. She married James Taylor.

They had the following children:

  M i James Taylor

Zachary Taylor [Parents] was born on 17 Apr 1707 in Orange, Va. He died on 29 Mar 1768 in Northumberland, Va. He married Elizabeth Lee in 1734 in Northumberland, Va.

Elizabeth Lee [Parents] was born in 1708 in Northumberland, Va. She married Zachary Taylor in 1734 in Northumberland, Va.

They had the following children:

  M i Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor [Parents] was born on 3 Mar 1743 in Orange, Va. He died on 19 Jan 1829 in Lexington, Ky. He married Sarah Dabney Strother on 20 Aug 1779 in Orange, Va.

Sarah Dabney Strother was born on 14 Dec 1760 in Orange, Va. She married Richard Taylor on 20 Aug 1779 in Orange, Va.

They had the following children:

  M i Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor [Parents] was born on 24 Nov 1784 in Montepelier, Va. He died on 9 Jul 1850 in White House, Washington, Dc. He married Margaret Mackall Smith on 21 Jun 1810 in Jefferson, Ky.

Northerners and Southerners disputed sharply whether the territories wrested from Mexico should be opened to slavery, and some Southerners even threatened secession. Standing firm, Zachary Taylor was prepared to hold the Union together by armed force rather than by compromise. Born in Virginia in 1784, he was taken as an infant to Kentucky and raised on a plantation. He was a career officer in the Army, but his talk was most often of cotton raising. His home was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and he owned a plantation in Mississippi. But Taylor did not defend slavery or southern sectionalism; 40 years in the Army made him a strong nationalist. He spent a quarter of a century policing the frontiers against Indians. In the Mexican War he won major victories at Monterrey and Buena Vista. President Polk, disturbed by General Taylor's informal habits of command and perhaps his Whiggery as well, kept him in northern Mexico and sent an expedition under Gen. Winfield Scott to capture Mexico City. Taylor, incensed, thought that "the battle of Buena Vista opened the road to the city of Mexico and the halls of Montezuma, that others might revel in them." "Old Rough and Ready's" homespun ways were political assets. His long military record would appeal to northerners; his ownership of 100 slaves would lure southern votes. He had not committed himself on troublesome issues. The Whigs nominated him to run against the Democratic candidate, Lewis Cass, who favored letting the residents of territories decide for themselves whether they wanted slavery. In protest against Taylor the slaveholder and Cass the advocate of "squatter sovereignty," northerners who opposed extension of slavery into territories formed a Free Soil Party and nominated Martin Van Buren. In a close election, the Free Soilers pulled enough votes away from Cass to elect Taylor. Although Taylor had subscribed to Whig principles of legislative leadership, he was not inclined to be a puppet of Whig leaders in Congress. He acted at times as though he were above parties and politics. As disheveled as always, Taylor tried to run his administration in the same rule-of-thumb fashion with which he had fought Indians. Traditionally, people could decide whether they wanted slavery when they drew up new state constitutions. Therefore, to end the dispute over slavery in new areas, Taylor urged settlers in New Mexico and California to draft constitutions and apply for statehood, bypassing the territorial stage. Southerners were furious, since neither state constitution was likely to permit slavery; Members of Congress were dismayed, since they felt the President was usurping their policy-making prerogatives. In addition, Taylor's solution ignored several acute side issues: the northern dislike of the slave market operating in the District of Columbia; and the southern demands for a more stringent fugitive slave law. In February 1850 President Taylor had held a stormy conference with southern leaders who threatened secession. He told them that if necessary to enforce the laws, he personally would lead the Army. Persons "taken in rebellion against the Union, he would hang ... with less reluctance than he had hanged deserters and spies in Mexico." He never wavered. Then events took an unexpected turn. After participating in ceremonies at the Washington Monument on a blistering July 4, Taylor fell ill; within five days he was dead. After his death, the forces of compromise triumphed, but the war Taylor had been willing to face came 11 years later. In it, his only son Richard served as a general in the Confederate Army.

Margaret Mackall Smith was born on 21 Sep 1788 in Calvert, Md. She died on 14 Aug 1852 in East Pascagoula, Ms. She married Zachary Taylor on 21 Jun 1810 in Jefferson, Ky.

Richard Lee [Parents] was born in 1644 in New Poquoson, Va. He died on 12 Mar 1714 in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland, Va. He married Laetitia Corbin in 1674.

Laetitia Corbin was born in 1657 in Stratfordshire, England. She married Richard Lee in 1674.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Lee was born in 1690 in Westmoreland, Va.
  M ii Col. Henry Lee Sr.
  M iii Richard Lee was born in 1706 in Westmoreland, Va.

Richard Henry Lee was born in 1617 in Worc, England. He died on 1 Mar 1664 in Dividing Creek, Northumberland, Va. He married Ann Constable Owen in 1641 in Northumberland, Va.

Ann Constable Owen was born in 1621 in Lond, England. She married Richard Henry Lee in 1641 in Northumberland, Va.

They had the following children:

  M i Richard Lee
  M ii Hancock Lee
  F iii Anna Lee was born in 1655 in Northumberland, Va.

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