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T. W. Taliaferro


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-06-1854 Democratic AD-19 0 Win
09-05-1855 Democratic AD-19 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Family: Brother-in-law of Henry A. Crabb
Military Service: Arizona Colonization Company (1857 Attempted Succession of the Republic of Sonora)
Died: December 6, 1889 in San Francisco, CA

  • Taliaferro was a member of the filibuster party (led by Henry A. Crabb) that attempted to split off part of northern Mexico into a separate "Republic of Sonora", but was not present for the Battle of Cavores. The battle continued for eight days, at the end of which Crabb surrendered with 58 men. Crabb and five other former California legislators were executed by firing squad the next day. [Source: Daily Alta California, Volume IX, Number 133, 14 May 1857]

Source: Crabb's Filibustering Expedition into Sonora, 1857 by Robert H. Forbes (1952)
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)

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