[Another story is that three Taliaferro brothers came to Virginia from England.
One died young, never having married;
one was supposed to have left no children by the name of Taliaferro, but left Craig descendants, he having md a widow Craig, taking her name for reasons satisfactory to himself and his elder brother, 1Robert Taliaferro.
These two brothers were not friendly, their families having no communication with one another,
and when they separated they divided some family jewels. One ring, which they considered a valuable heirloom, each wanted.
They decided the dispute by cutting the ring, making two complete circles, each taking one.
Ex-Governor Smith, of Georgia, a descendant of 1Robert Taliaferro, is authority for this story, saying he had seen
one of the rings.
These two were 1Robert Taliaferro and his brother, who took the name of Craig.]
John, Sr. was a large land holder in Essex Co and the bricks for building his beautiful home, "Powhattan," were brought over from England.
John Taliaferro died 1720, and his Will, dated June 1, 1715, was proved in Essex Co June 21, 1720
-names his wife, Sarah, and his children,
Zachariah, Lawrence, John Jr, Mary, Elizabeth, Charles, Robert, Catherine, Richard, and William.
[I have no verification for this story] Sounds like its possible thou Craigs are the Tolliver's and acc/to some dna results no Tolliver's are matching to any Taliaferro's.