TAYLOR, John Lampkin (1805-1870)

TAYLOR, JOHN LAMPKIN, a Representative from Ohio; born in Stafford County, near Fredericksburg, Va., March 7, 1805; completed preparatory studies; studied law in Washington, D.C.; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, in 1829; major general in the State militia for several years; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1855); served as a clerk in the Interior Department from May 1, 1870, until his sudden death at his desk in Washington, D.C., September 6, 1870; interment in the family burying ground on the Taylor ancestral estate, ``Mansfield,'' near Louisa, Louisa County, Va.

The Huntington Library
Manuscripts Department
San Marino, CA
Papers: In the Anderson Family Papers, 1810-1848, 8 boxes.
Correspondents include John Lampkin Taylor.


Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: In the Alexander St. Clair Boys Papers, 1843-1866, 32 items.
The papers consist primarily of correspondence from J.L. Taylor to Alexander St. Clair Boys, regarding personal affairs, matters relevant to Chillicothe, Ohio, political matters, the 1848 Whig party convention in Philadelphia, and the slavery question (1850).


The Ohio State University
Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University Libraries
Athens, OH
Papers: 1858, 1 item.
A letter from John Lampkin Taylor to Charles Lanman written on June 2, 1858. In the letter, John Taylor writes an autobiographical account on the verso of Charles Lanman's printed circular requesting information for his Dictionary of the United States Congress.