Lawrence Taliaferro Dade

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Lawrence Taliaferro Dade
General Lawrence Taliaferro Dade2.jpg
Member of the Senate of Virginia
In office
Personal details
Born 1785
"Sylvan Ledge", Orange County, Virginia
Died March 25, 1842
Owensboro, Kentucky
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Anne Mayo
Children Mary Jackson Dade, Lawrence Alexander Dade, Lucy Fitzhugh, Alexander Dade, Francis Cadwallader Dade, Virginia Elizabeth Dade, Agnes Macon Dade
Residence “Bell Forest,” Orange County Virginia & Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Military service
Rank Captain
Unit 2nd Regiment of the Virginia Artillery, 1812

General Lawrence Taliaferro Dade of “Bell Forest,” (1785 in Orange County, Virginia – March 25, 1842 in Owensboro, Kentucky), who married Anne Mayo on May 4, 1815 in Henrico Virginia. Anne was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Bland (Poythress) Mayo.

Lawrence entered the War of 1812 as Captain of the 2nd Regiment of the Virginia Artillery. At the time he was serving as a member of the Virginia Assembly (1808–1819). He also served as a member of the Virginia State Senate from 1819 to 1832.

During session of the senate in 1828 he spoke regarding Joseph Cabell of Nelson County Virginia who was nearly regarded as a co-founder of the University of Virginia this the words "If aught of good proceeds from the University, the pride and glory of Virginia, the member from Nelson cannot be forgotten; for he, in promoting that monument of wisdom and taste, was second only to the immortal Jefferson."

Before his death in 1842 General Lawrence Taliaferro Dade moved his family to Owensboro, Kentucky.


Lawrence Taliaferro Dade was born to Captain Francis Dade and Sarah Taliaferro in 1785. Captain Francis Dade and his cousin (Lawrence's uncle) Baldwin Dade were patriots of the Revolutionary War serving in the 3rd Continental Light Dragoons. Both were survivors of the winter encampment in Valley Forge and the vicious British attack known as the "Baylor Massacre" at Old Tappan, New Jersey.[1]

Lawrence Taliaferro Dade's Great Great Grandfather was Francis Dade (Francis Dade (Virginia Burgess)) also known as John Smith (John Smith (Virginia burgess)).[2]

Lawrence Taliaferro Dade had a law office in Orange County Virginia. When his cousin Francis Langhorne Dade(Francis L. Dade) had finished school he became a law student in Lawrence's office.[3] Francis Langhorne Dade was massacred in the Second Seminole War for whom both Miami-Dade County, Florida and Dade County, Georgia are named.

Virginia Senate[edit]

Served as member of the Virginia Senate. Much correspondence with President James Madison


  1. ^ Howard, pp. 55,56,139
  2. ^ Maurer, pp. 121
  3. ^ White, p. 733


  • Hayden, Horace Edwin (1891). Virginia Genealogies. Pennsylvania: Wilkes-Barre. LCCN 66-26936. 
  • White, George (1849). Statistics of the state of Georgia : including an account of its natural, civil, and ecclesiastical history. Savannah GA: W. Thorne Williams. LCCN 01007654. 
  • Howard, Joseph Jackson (1887). Some Pedigrees from the Visitation of Kent, 1663-68. London: London, Mitchell and Hughes. LCCN 21021730. 
  • Maurer, C.f. William (June 2005). Dragoon Diary. Authorhouse. ISBN 978-1-4208-3145-0. 

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