Processed by: Donald I. Crews
As Practicum project for MLIS degree – Kent State University
Date completed: October 22, 2002
Title: Guide to the Taliaferro Collection
Collection number: M1998-0001
Extent: 11 boxes, 202 folders
Access: Open to researchers
Use restrictions: None known
The Taliaferro Collection consists of miscellaneous family papers and possessions belonging to the Taliaferro family of Fort Thomas, Kentucky and Highland Heights, Kentucky. Items in this collection also include materials from the Taylor, Southgate, and Hills families of northern Kentucky.
The Taliaferro Family: Anna Taliaferro left Caroline County, Virginia in 1812 with her five children, four years after the death of her husband, Robert Taliaferro. One son, William Richard Taylor Taliaferro, married his cousin Alice Berry in 1824. The Taliaferro family, whose papers make up much of this collection, was descended from William and Alice. The home, which they built in 1830 in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, with many modifications, is the home at 1810 North Fort Thomas Avenue referenced to frequently in this collection. Through various marriages, the Taliaferro family is related to a number of prominent northern Kentucky families, including the Taylor and Southgate families.