|George Washington Taggart was born in Hillsboro
County, New Hampshire in 1816. He died in Richville, Utah in 1893. Over the course of a
remarkable lifetime as patriot, churchman, pioneer, builder, and devoted husband and
father, he left an example of faith, perseverance, strength and dignity that
who come after him.
We Taggarts are glad you have found us. As descendants of George Washington Taggart and members of the George Washington Taggart Family Organization we are immensely pleased to share with the world some small part of our beloved ancestor's life and times as they have been cherished and preserved by our family.
As you visit with us, we hope you will enjoy getting to know "GWT" as well as learning a bit about the Taggart family today. We are in every walk of life and scattered all around the globe, but we all share in a proud legacy handed down to us by this good man and we take seriously our obligations to honor that legacy.
At a recent meeting of the steering committee we were fortunate to install an exceptional new president to lead our organization, a woman of energy, commitment and deep love for our shared heritage, Julie Taggart Rabe. Julie will need your prayers, but more than that, she'll need your help.
There are many exciting changes coming in 2014 including a reunion and new leadership for the organization. The place to get acquainted and start making your plans is the newsletter. Read it here:
The famous biennial Taggart Family Reunion was held Saturday, July 28, 2012 and was a rousing success. Over 200 Taggarts attended a day filled with fun and festivities. The theme of the reunion was "Harriet, Fanny and Clarissa - the Beloved Wives of George Washington Taggart." There were special visits from a descendant of each of our pioneer grandmothers who served as ambassadors, envoys and emissaries from their generation to ours. Historian and family member Joan Nay explained the Taggart/Nay connection and shared many humorous and poignant stories of the life and times of a pioneer woman in Nauvoo and Great Salt Lake City. The culmination was a remembrance in song and prayer with a Scottish bagpiper at the cemetery in late afternooon. Many willing hands brought the reunion to pass and a future article will provide more detail of an inspiring and joy-filled day.
We'll leave the following information on this page for those who might not have seen it:
The Morgan County Historical Society has a great deal of information pertinent to the area. Their website is well worth a visit. Two publications there are particularly interesting and can be downloaded and printed: 1.) Historical Overview Flyer and, 2.) Hastings Cutoff Brochure - includes information on the tragic Donner Party that passed through Morgan County.
George Washington Taggart was a patriot who served his country at great personal sacrifice. We Taggarts remember.
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