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Micah TAUL

(1785-1850)

TAUL, Micah, (grandfather of Taul Bradford), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Bladensburg, Md., May 14, 1785; moved to Kentucky with his parents in 1787; attended private school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1801 and commenced practice in Monticello, Ky.; clerk of Wayne County Courts in 1801; served as a colonel of Wayne County Volunteers in the War of 1812; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1816; resumed the practice of law; moved to Winchester, Tenn., in 1826 and continued the practice of law; moved to Mardisville, Talladega County, Ala., in 1846 and engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death there on May 27, 1850; interment on his plantation at Mardisville.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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