Zachary Taylor National Cemetery

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Zachary Taylor National Cemetery

The National Cemetery is owned by the U.S.A. and located in northeast Jefferson County on north side of Hwy 42.  The original section has approx. 45 graves.   The remaining thousands are burials of American veterans.  The material contained on this page was derived from the book "Wilderness Road Cemeteries in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia" by Robert Foster Johnson for the West-Central Kentucky Family Research Association, which holds the copyright to this information.  The book was published by McDowell Publications in 1981 and I was told by the Association's President that it still has a very limited supply remaining.  Please contact them if you wish to purchase a copy of this book.  If you have additional information about this cemetery or it's inhabitants, please email your coordinator.   This listing comprises most of those early burials, and the link below includes those for the veteran burials.

National Cemetery Veteran listing at

Location:  4701 Brownsboro Road (US42), Louisville, KY 40207, (502) 893-3852

Historical marker: (1784-1850), distinguished lifetime soldier and twelfth President of United States, buried here in family cemetery. Commissioned Lt. 1808. Served in War of 1812; Black Hawk War, 1832; Seminole War, 1836-43. Major Gen., 1846. Active leader in Mexican War, 1846-47. Western Army Command, 1847. Elected President, 1848. Died in office.







 General Zachary

 24 Nov 1784 

 09 Jul 1850



 Dabney Strother

 20 Aug 1852

 24 Jul 1916


 Taylor  Jessie Mason  24 Nov 1857  01 Mar 1939   wife of Dabney S. Taylor
 Taylor  Ellen C.  28 Apr 1859  25 Sep 1939  
 Taylor  Sue O.  1861  1945  
 Taylor  Anna Hancock  23 Feb 1865  10 Sep 1931  
 Taylor  Fannie Barbour  01 Aug 1866  06 Oct 1907  
 Taylor  Maj. Joseph Walker  17 Feb 1826  14 Oct 1889  
 Taylor   Ellen M. Bate  16 Feb 1826  1916  
 Taylor  Zachary L.  31 Jul 1856  25 Jul 1890  son of Major J. W. Taylor & Lucy B. Taylor
 Taylor  Virginia A.  08 Dec 1849  23 Jan 1923  
 Taylor  James Bate  13 Nov 1851  25 Aug 1933  


 Annah Hornsby

 02 Jul 1796

 09 Aug 1881

 wife of Hancock Taylor
 Taylor  Samuel B.  20 Jan 1796  09 Oct 1867  son of Hancock and Anna Taylor


 Zachary Lee

 21 Jan 1832

 30 Mar 1885

 w (sic) of Hancock and Anna Taylor


 Richard H.



 Taylor  Lewis Meriwether  14 Feb 1853  24 May 1922  
 Taylor  Anna Marie  12 Jul 1859  17 Apr 1932  
 Taylor  Colonel Richard  03 Apr 1744  19 Jan 1829  Orange County, VA Revolutionary War
 Taylor  Sarah Strother  14 Dec 1760  13 Dec 1822  wife of Col. Richard Taylor
 Taylor  Emily Richard  30 Jun 1801  30 Nov 1841  wife of John Allison
 Taylor   Hancock  29 Jan 1781  20 Mar 1811  
 Taylor  Wm. Dabney Strother  08 Jul 1806  09 Mar 1891  eldest son of Hancock and E. Taylor
 Taylor  Capt. Manlius  08 Jan 1833  03 Oct 1872  C.S.A., son of W. D. S. and Jane P. Taylor


 Sarah Strother

 09 Jun 1814

 03 Jul 1888

 wife of Col. W. R. Jouett
 Taylor  John Gibson  -------  20 May 1829  13 years, 4 months


 Elizabeth Lee



 53 years, dau of Col. Richard T., wife of John G. Taylor
 Taylor  Josephine P.  -------  1860  dau. of John C. & Elizabeth


 Margaret L.



 Taylor  George  24 Sep 1799  ?? Sep 1829  


 Sarah B.

 11 Jun 1852 

 06 Sep 1851

 typo from original, uncertain which date is incorrect

 Owens  Thomas  -------  21 Jun 1836  28 yrs., son of Hugh and Martha Owens
 Lewis  Mildred Hordsey  ------  20 Oct 1847  wife of N. M. Lewis
 Wallace   Margaret Taylor  10 Jun 1868  24 Dec 1935  w. of Judge Arthur M. Wallace, dau of Hancock & Anna
 Randall  Eliza Lee  -------  12 Sep 1853  2 years, 8 days, dau of D. & Virginia Randall
 Jouett  Lt. Col. William R.  12 Apr 1795  01 May 1852  
 Jouett  Lee B.  1845  1867  
 Jouett  Thomasine L.  1847  1920  


 Sarah S.



 Jouett  Frederick E.  1852  1928  


 Landon P.




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