|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Massachusetts's 6th district
March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1817
|Samuel Clesson Allen|
|Born||March 24, 1754|
Londonderry, Province of New Hampshire, British America
|Died||April 25, 1825 (aged 71)|
Colrain, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Resting place||Chandler Hill Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Duncan Taggart|
Mary Ayer Taggart
Samuel D. Taggart
Elizabeth Betsy Taggart
Mary Polly Taggart
Mary Ann Taggart
William Ayer Taggart
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College, 1774|
Born in Londonderry in the Province of New Hampshire on March 24, 1754, Taggart completed preparatory studies, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1774. He studied theology and was licensed to preach.
Taggart was elected as a Federalist to the Eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses, serving as a United States Representative for the sixth district of the state of Massachusetts (March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1817). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1816, but continued his service as pastor of the Colrain Presbyterian Church until October 28, 1818, when he resigned.
Born son of James and Jean Anderson Taggart, he married Elizabeth Duncan in 1777 and they had twelve children: Robert, Samuel D., Daniel, Jean, Elizabeth Betsy, James, George, Mary Polly, Rufus, Esther, Lucy, and Moses. Elizabeth died on March 4, 1815 and he married Mary Ayer on March 25, 1816. They had three children: Catherine, Mary Ann, and William Ayer.