Miles Taylor
Hon. Miles Taylor, Louisiana - NARA - 528510.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1861
Preceded byTheodore Gaillard Hunt
Succeeded byMichael Hahn
Personal details
Born(1805-07-16)July 16, 1805
Saratoga Springs, New York
DiedSeptember 23, 1873(1873-09-23) (aged 68)
Saratoga Springs, New York
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Eliza Ann Bruden

Miles Taylor (July 16, 1805 – September 23, 1873) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana. He served three terms as a Democrat.[1] On February 5, 1861, shortly after Louisiana seceded from the Union, Taylor resigned his seat in Congress, announcing that "the whole South would rise up to a man to resist" efforts by the Federal government to control slavery.[2]

Taylor was born in Saratoga Springs, New York. He served in Congress from 1855, until Louisiana's secession from the Union. He died in Saratoga Springs, New York, and was buried in the family graveyard at his plantation, Front Scattery, near Belle Alliance, Louisiana. Scattery Plantation was sold in parcels and there does not seem to be any cemetery there now.[3]

Personal life

On May 21, 1838, he married Eliza Ann Bruden, age 19 of Mississippi at Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. She died in 1850. They had four children:


  1. ^ Taylor's bio at
  2. ^ "Congressional". Evening Star. Washington, D.C. February 6, 1861. p. 2. Retrieved October 22, 2021 – via
  3. ^ See also Belle Alliance Plantation.
U.S. House of Representatives Preceded byTheodore Gaillard Hunt Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 2nd congressional district 1855 – 1861 Succeeded byMichael Hahnunder Union occupation in 1863