Champe Thornton Whitaker Taliaferro

about 1775–
King George, Virginia, United States

The Life of Champe Thornton Whitaker

When Champe Thornton Whitaker Taliaferro was born about 1775, in King George, Virginia, United States, his father, John Taliaferro, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Thornton, was 40.

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John Taliaferro
1746–1794
Elizabeth Thornton
1735–1818
Jane Gregory Taliaferro
1773–
Champe Thornton Whitaker Taliaferro
1775–
William Woodford Taliaferro
1777–
Lewis Willis Taliaferro
1779–

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1776

Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 1

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 5

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Tagliaferro .

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

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