Taggart, Samuel (1754-1825), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Londonderry, N.H., March 24, 1754; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1774; studied theology and was licensed to preach in 1776; was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry on February 19, 1777, and installed as pastor of a church in Colrain, Mass.; journeyed as a missionary through western New York; elected as a Federalist to the Eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1817); was not a candidate for renomination in 1816; continued his service as pastor of the Colrain Presbyterian Church until October 28, 1818, when he resigned; died on his farm in Colrain, Franklin County, Mass., April 25, 1825; interment in Chandler Hill Cemetery.
Parents: James Taggart, Jean Anderson

Spouse 1: Elizabeth Duncan
Born: 9 Jun 1755 in Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died: 4 Mar 1815 in Colerain, Franklin, Massachusetts
Marriage: 1777
Children Sex Birth
Robert Taggart M 21 May 1781 in Coleraine, Franklin, Massachusetts
Samuel D Taggart M 21 May 1781 in Coleraine, Franklin, Massachusetts
Daniel Taggart M 25 Apr 1783 in Coleraine, Franklin, Massachusetts
Jean Taggart F 21 Apr 1785 in Coleraine, Franklin, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Betsy Taggart F 16 May 1786 in Coleraine, Franklin, Massachusetts
James Taggart M 7 Aug 1788 in Colraine, Franklin, Massachusetts
George Taggart M 22 Dec 1790 in Coleraine, Franklin, Massachusetts
Mary Polly Taggart F 28 Mar 1792 in Coleraine, Franklin, Massachusetts
Rufus Taggart M 24 Jul 1793 in Colraine, Franklin, Massachusetts
Esther B Taggart F 27 Oct 1795 in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts
Lucy Taggart F 10 May 1797 in Colerain, Franklin, Massachusetts
Moses Taggart M 21 Aug 1799 in Colerain, Franklin, Massachusetts

Spouse 2: Mary Ayer
Born: 1785 in Dover, Kent, Delaware
Died: 28 Jun 1870 in Gardiner, Worcester, Massachusetts
Marriage: 25 Mar 1816 in Washington, District Of Columbia
Children Sex Birth
Catherine Taggart F 19 Feb 1817 in Colraine, Franklin, Massachusetts
Mary Ann Taggart F 12 Sep 1818 in Colraine, Franklin, Massachusetts
William Ayer Taggart M 22 May 1821 in Gardiner, Worcester, Massachusetts

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