State of Louisiana
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.

Governor


Proclamation
WHEREAS, Sarah Know Taylor Davis was the daughter of the 12th U.S. President, Zachary Taylor, and the sister of Gen. Richardson Taylor; and
WHEREAS, Sarah Knox Taylor Davis was raised in Kentucky where she married Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States; and
WHEREAS, in the summer of 1835, after three months of marriage, Sarah Knox Taylor Davis was brought to the St. Francisville area to visit Locust Grove Plantation, owned by Jefferson Davis's oldest sister, Anna Smith, and
WHEREAS, while visiting, Sarah contracted either malaria or yellow fever and died at the young age of 21; and
WHEREAS, Sarah Knox Taylor Davis is interred in Locust Grove Cemetery, approximately 3 miles east of St. Francisville off the Zachary Taylor Parkway.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, M.J."Mike" Foster, Jr. Governor of the state of Louisiana, do hereby proclaim April 16, 2000, as
SARAH KNOX TAYLOR DAVIS DAY
in the state of Louisiana.
Signed by Governor M.J. Foster, Jr. on Feb. 9th, 2000,
Attest by the Secretary of State, Fox McKeithen

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