John Rodgers Meigs Taylor – Colonel, United States Army

Date Icon Publish Date

Born in 1865 he was the son of Joseph Hancock and Mary Meigs Taylor. His middle names may are “John Rodgers” and he may be named after his mother's brother, John Rodgers Meigs, who was killed in action in the Civil War.

These would then be connections between some of the most famous names in American military history (TaylorsMeigs and Rodgers').

His brother, Montgomery Meigs Taylor, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

He died in 1949 and was buried among other family members in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.


John Rodgers Meigs Taylor, of the District of Columbia
Cadet, United States Military Academy, 4 June 1885 (37)
Second Lieutenant, 7th Infantry, 12 June 1889
Captain 14th United States Infantry, 17 1899

jrmtaylor-100302-mrp

jrmtaylor-gravesite-section1-062803

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.