Theodosia Burr Chapter

Daughters of the American Revolution

Serving Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and the Grand Strand since 1958

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John Taliaferro

Colonel John "The Ranger" Taliaferro born 1656 Gloucester County Virgina, was the son of Robert Taliaferro, born 1626, in Bethnal Green Stepney, Middlesex, England (known as Robert "The Immigrant.") He died 1720 in Essex County, Virginia. John was the Sheriff of Essex Coounty in 1699 and a member of the House of Burgesses for Essex County also in 1699.


He was Lieutenant in the County Militia Rangers, James City County, Virginia in 1692; colonel in 1696, Gentleman Justice of Essex 1695-1705; commissioned officer of Virginia Forces under the Crown 1607-1776; in the "Quit rents" of 1704 and he is listed a owner of 2000 acres in Essex County, Virginia.