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Miles Taylor

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd district
In office
1855 - 1861
Preceded by Theodore Gaillard Hunt
Succeeded by Michael Hahn

Born July 16, 1805(1805-07-16)
Saratoga Springs, New York
Died September 23, 1873 (aged 68)
Saratoga Springs, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Eliza Ann Bruden

Miles Taylor (July 16, 1805 – September 23, 1873) was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana. He served three terms as a Democrat.[1]

Taylor was born in Saratoga Springs, New York. He served in Congress from 1855 until Louisiana's secession from the Union. He died in Saratoga Springs, New York and was buried in the family graveyard at plantation "Front Scattery" near Belle Alliance, Louisiana. Scattery Plantation was sold in parcels and there does not seem to be any cemetery there now.[2] Personal Life:

  • May 21, 1838 married to Eliza Ann Bruden age 19 of Mississippi at Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. She died in 1850. They had four children:
    • John;
    • Mary;
    • Thomas (died Oct 11, 1908, Cassanova Virginia) who served in 8th Louisiana Regiment};
    • Searing (died Feb 25, 1891, Saint Emma Plantation, age 45) who served as a "special Agent" for the Confederate Government.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Theodore Gaillard Hunt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd congressional district

1855 – 1861
Succeeded by
Michael Hahn
under Union occupation in 1863




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