Roger Brooke Taney

Male17 March 1777–12 October 1864

Brief Life History of Roger Brooke

When Roger Brooke Taney was born on 17 March 1777, in Calvert, Maryland, United States, his father, Michael Taney, was 27 and his mother, Monica Brooke, was 25. He married Ann Phoebe Charlton Key on 6 January 1806, in Frederick, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1850 and Washington, Maryland, United States in 1860. In 1836, his occupation is listed as u.s. supreme court justice in United States. He died on 12 October 1864, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Saint Johns Cemetery, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States.

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Roger Brooke Taney
Ann Phoebe Charlton Key
Marriage: 6 January 1806
Anne Arnold Taney
Elizabeth Maynadier Taney
Ellen Taney
Augustus Taney
Augusts Brooke Taney
Maria Key Taney
Sophia Brooke Taney
Alice Carroll Taney

Sources (11)

  • R B Taney, "United States Census, 1840"
  • R B Taney, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Roger Brooke Taney, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 January 1806Frederick, Maryland, United States
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    In 1781, Maryland donated land to be used for part of Washington, D. C.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 4

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 23

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English (Norfolk; of Norman origin): variant of Tawney .

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

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    Story Highlight

    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice

    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He is probably best remembered for his majority opinion concerning the 1857 Dred Scott versus Sandford case, that African-Americans, r …

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