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This is the grave of Zachary Taylor. Born in Orange County, Virginia to the Virginia plantation elite, Taylor’s father Richard Taylor moved the family when Zachary was young to fresh lands near what became Louisville, Kentucky. He joined the military in 1808 and was promoted to captain in 1810. He bought plantations in Kentucky and […]
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This is the grave of Upton Sinclair. Born in 1878 in Baltimore to an impoverished boozing liquor-dealing father and a strictly religious mother from a very wealthy background who despised alcohol. As you can imagine, this was not a smooth marriage or childhood. However, it did help Sinclair understand class in American society, as his […]
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This is the grave of William Findley. Probably born in 1741 in County Ulster in Ireland, Findley emigrated to the American colonies in 1763. He moved to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1768 and became a farmer and a weaver. He joined the Patriot cause in the American Revolution, starting as a private in the local […]
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