Dates of Service: 8/2/1812 - 7/21/1823
Birth Date: 1793
Death Date: 5/29/1824
John Tayloe was born on August 2, 1793 in Annapolis, Maryland to John and Ann (Ogle) Tayloe.
Taylow had 14 brothers and sisters. He married Maria Forrest and they had a son, John Tayloe V.
Tayloe received his warrant on November 15, 1809. His rank was midshipman. He served on USS President beginning on March 6, 1810, and was ordered to USS Essex on November 1, 1810. He went to USS Hornet on November 5, 1811.
Tayloe transferred to USS Constitution on August 2, 1812 at Boston, Massachusetts. His rank was midshipman. He was promoted on December 10, 1813 to acting lieutenant. Tayloe received his commission on December 9, 1814 as lieutenant. On December 25, 1814, Taylow was sent aboard the prize brig Lord Nelson, which was being towed by Constitution. He was ordered to cut away the masts of the brig so it would ride better under tow, but he misunderstood his orders and scuttled the ship. He transferred from USS Constitution to the prize crew of the captured HMS Levant on February 22, 1815.
Battles and Engagements
Tayloe was on board for the battle with HMS Cyane and HMS Levant.
Tayloe was on board Levant when it was recaptured on March 11, 1815 and was held prisoner until the war ended. He resigned from the navy on July 21, 1823, and died on May 29, 1824 in Providence, Rhode Island.