Phineas Taft

Male29 January 1754–6 November 1828

Brief Life History of Phineas

When Phineas Taft was born on 29 January 1754, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Gideon Taft, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 39. He married Jemima Thompson on 4 September 1774, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States in 1820. He registered for military service in 1776. He died on 6 November 1828, in West Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phineas Taft
Jemima Thompson
Marriage: 4 September 1774
Gideon Bulls Taft
Synthia Taft
Phineas J Taft
David Taft
Mary Susan Taft
Otis Taft
Crispin Taft

Sources (15)

  • Phinas Taft, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Phineus Toft, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Phinias Taft, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1774Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 22

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

    Age 37

    On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 40

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Staffordshire and Derbyshire): variant of Toft .

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial or metonymic occupational name from German Taft ‘taffeta’.

    History: Robert Taft (born c. 1640), lived in Braintree, MA, and subsequently Mendon, MA. — Alphonso Taft (1810–91), jurist and politician born in Townshend, VT, was the father of William Howard Taft (1857–1930), 27th president of the US and chief justice of the US Supreme Court.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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