Person:Peter Taft (1)

m. 1 Jun 1769
  1. Milley Taft1769 -
  2. Selina Taft1771 -
  3. Cynthia Taft1773 -
  4. Rawson Taft1775 -
  5. Zerviah Taft1779 -
  6. Polly Taft1783 -
  7. Peter Rawson Taft1785 - 1867
  8. Sophia Taft1787 -
  9. Samuel Judson Taft1791 - 1794
  10. Samuel Judson Taft1794 -
m. 1810
  1. Alphonso Taft1810 - 1891
Facts and Events
Name Peter Rawson Taft
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 14 Apr 1785 Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 1810 to Sylvia Howard
Death[2] 1 Jan 1867 Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Reference Number? Q7176547?
Burial[3] Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

Peter Rawson Taft was President William Howard Taft's grandfather.

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Peter was born to Aaron Taft and Rhoda Rawson on April 14, 1785 at Uxbridge in Worcester County, Massachusetts. The Aaron Taft House in Uxbridge is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Aaron was a farmer, first in Uxbridge and then later in Townshend, Vermont. Aaron Taft, Peter Rawson Taft's father (1743–1808), in turn, was the son of Peter Taft. Peter was the grandson of Robert Taft, Sr (1640-1725), the first Taft who immigrated to America and settled at Mendon and Uxbridge, Massachusetts. Peter Rawson Taft was then the 5th generation descendent of the first Taft in America, Robert Taft, Sr. Uxbridge and Mendon were the birthplace of the famous American Taft family. Rhoda Rawson, the mother of Peter Rawson Taft, was a descendant of Edward Rawson, who came from England to New England in 1636, and was for thirty-five years secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Aaron Taft, the father of Peter Rawson Taft, was educated at Princeton College. Meeting with severe losses in Massachusetts, he took his family to Vermont around 1800, when Peter Rawson Taft was about 15 years of age. Peter Rawson Taft was reared a farmer, with a common-school education in Uxbridge and Townshend. A Taft family story tells of Peter Rawson Taft leading a cow all the way from Uxbridge to Townshend, Vermont when the family moved.

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  1. Baldwin, Thomas W. Vital Records of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, 1916), 159.

    TAFT, Peter Rawson, s. of Aaron and Rhoda, Oct. 15, 1775.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Peter Rawson Taft I, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3. Find A Grave.