Wilbur Ellsworth Tallman

M, b. 20 April 1863, d. 3 October 1948
     Note: The Greater Tallman Family Newsletter, Winter Issue No. 12, 1987, page 4:

Wilber the youngest son of John Tallman Jr. remained on his father's farm at Morley, Jones County, Iowa for 78 years. His descendants still reside in the area. From his home two miles northeast of Morley which he built when he retired from farming, he can look out over a countryside which which has spent most of his life. Just a few rods down the road west of Tallman's place is the farm on which he was born. He began his farming activities by assisting his father on the home farm until his marriage to Lila Merritt in Anamosa in 1886. After the marriage,the couple moved to another portion of his father's farm. His farm specialized in raising Angus cattle. It was in handling cattle that Tallman received a badly dislocated knee cap when he was about 35 years old. It is now after all these years that it has become a major problem. An interesting anecdote and mystery has come to light concerning the Tallman Farm, Jones County, Iowa, owned by John's son, Wilbur, in 1907 at the time of this story. The John Tallman family were descendants of Benjamin born 1684 son of Peter Tallman of Rode Island. Cousin Robert S. Tallman of Ortonville, MI writes that his family is descended from James (b. 1689), brother of Benjamin born 1684; sons of Peter Tallman of Rhode Island, and his 2nd wife, Joan Briggs. Family activity in his grandfather's day centered around Springfield, MA. Robert's father at age 13, ran away from home in 1907, working on railroad baggage cars all the way from Mass. to the Iowa farm of "Ellsworth Tallman", as he was known. Robert has a photo of the farm crew lined up in front of an Avery Steam Tractor and Thresher rig including his father, taken 1907 on "Uncle Ellsworth Tallman's" farm. Robert also has an article from "Engineers and Engines" magazine by Harleen Tallman, great granddaughter of Ellsworth Tallman, showing the same Avery farm equipment, and so, made contact with her. The mystery remains: How did Robert's father of Springfield Ma. at age 13 in 1907, know about the Jones Co., Iowa farm of Ellsworth Tallman? Robert has not found any connections between the two families, except the one way back in Rhode Island, ie the two brothers, Benjamin born 1684 and James born 1689, sons of Peter Tallman.

COUNTY FARM NEWS - THE ANAMOSA JOURNAL, June 12, 1941:

"W. E. Tallman spends 78 years in same locality - Retires after farming near Morley 50 years" From his home two miles northeast of Morley which he built when he retired from farming about five years ago, W. E. Tallman can look out over a countryside which has been his locale for 78 years. Just a few rods down the road west of Tallman's place is the farm on which he was born April 20, 1863 - a portion of which he farmed himself for 50 years. A son of John and Lucinda Tallman, he began his farming activities by assisting his father on the home farm until his marriage to Lila Merritt in Anamosa in 1886. After the marriage, the couple moved to another portion of his father's farm, built a new home and lived together there until Mrs. Tallman's death in 1924. After her death, Mr. Tallman kept up the family home with the help of his daughter, until five years ago. On the 120 acre tract Tallman specialized in raising Angus cattle. It was in handling cattle that Tallman received an injury he was about 35 years old, an injury which, though it bothered him only slightly for a number of years, is now responsible for a badly dislocated knee. However, except for the difficulty of getting around with his bad knee, he's healthy as they come, Mr. Tallman says. This year he is keeping three stands of bees in timber across the road. The 78 year-old farmer had just hived a swarm before The Journal Reporter arrived and a bump on his cheek attested that fact that one honeybee was a bit rebellious. The honey, however, is worth the stings he gets, Tallman declares. Last year, from only one hive, he got 140 pounds of comb honey - most of which was bought by neighbors. He and his daughter, Lily Tallman, who makes her home with him, do all the work in connection with the bee-keeping. When he isn't caring for his bees, Mr. Tallman spends much of his time reading the newspapers in an attempt to keep up with national affairs. He admits, like so many others these days, that recent events have left him "all at sea", and that the future "looks pretty dark". "I can't agree, however" he says, "with the theory that's being advanced now that the extreme terms of the last World War Treaty are partly responsible for the present situation. I don't think they were extreme enough," he declares emphatically. With eight children, 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren all located within a radius of a few miles, Tallman does not find his days lonely. When he celebrated his 78 birthday on April 20, every one of his children and their families called on him during the day.. Tallman's oldest son, Ellsworth, Lives in Morley and operates a sawmill just across the road from his father's place. A daughter, Mrs. Avert Cook and her family live just 80 rods south, and the farm land of his son, John, who lives a mile north, adjoins Tallman's land. Another son, Marion Tallman is employed by the county and lives in Anamosa; two daughters, Mrs. Otis Siver and Mrs. Uriah Pieper are neighbors on Lisbon road southwest of Morley. Miss Mary Tallman makes her home in Anamosa and Miss Lily Tallman lives with her father. Mr. Tallman attributes his long life "mostly to luck" and feels that it's good fortune, too which surrounds him with his children and grandchildren as neighbors. Note: This article was sent by Florence Pieper Duncan (Mrs. Ivan Duncan) of Olin, Iowa who says "Grandpa was a very big man. He played the mouth organ, Jews harp and violin."

Wilbur Ellsworth Tallman was born on 20 April 1863 at Viroqua (now Morley), Jones Co., IA. He was the son of John Tallman and Lucinda Low. Wilbur Ellsworth Tallman married Mary Delilah Merritt, daughter of John Merritt and Caroline Dunlop, on 20 April 1886 at Anamosa, Jones Co., IA. Wilbur Ellsworth Tallman died on 3 October 1948 at Morley, Jones Co., IA, at age 85.

Children of Wilbur Ellsworth Tallman and Mary Delilah Merritt

Wilbur Ellsworth Tallman

M, b. 22 December 1887, d. 26 February 1968
     Wilbur Ellsworth Tallman was born on 22 December 1887 at Morley, Jones Co., IA. He was the son of Wilbur Ellsworth Tallman and Mary Delilah Merritt. Wilbur Ellsworth Tallman married Etta Jane Gordon, daughter of George W. Gordon and Margaret Alice Messingham, on 17 February 1909. Wilbur Ellsworth Tallman married Mary Eudora Smith, daughter of John Daniel Smith and Minnie May Robb, on 21 February 1928. Wilbur Ellsworth Tallman died on 26 February 1968 at Morley, Jones Co., IA, at age 80.

Children of Wilbur Ellsworth Tallman and Etta Jane Gordon

Wilbur Maxwell Tallman

M, b. 30 October 1869, d. 14 May 1949
     Wilbur Maxwell Tallman was born on 30 October 1869 at Rome Twp., Jones Co., IA. He was the son of James Henry Tallman and Landora Jane Richtstine. Wilbur Maxwell Tallman married Maude Lillian Bowlin, daughter of William Henry Bowlin and Mary Jane Ward, on 31 May 1893 at Harlan, Shelby Co., IA. Wilbur Maxwell Tallman died on 14 May 1949 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, at age 79.

Children of Wilbur Maxwell Tallman and Maude Lillian Bowlin

Wilbur Woodrow Tallman

M, b. 1913
     Wilbur Woodrow Tallman was born in 1913. He was the son of Eugene Ernest Tallman and Olive Josephine Walker.

Willard John Tallman

M, b. 1905
     Willard John Tallman was born in 1905. He was the son of Eugene Ernest Tallman and Olive Josephine Walker.

William Tallman

M, b. 25 March 1720, d. 13 February 1791
     Note: From The Lincoln Family History by Waldo Lincoln page 52: Anne (Anne Lincoln) so spelled in her father's will, but the Tallman Bible omits the final "e". The dates in this family record are taken from the Tallman Family Bible, in which many of the years are so worn as to be illegible. The record was copied by Miss Mary Josephine Roe of Gilbert, Ohio, a great-great-granddaughter of Anne Lincoln, and is printed in "The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln," Page 176, born March 8, 1725; died Dec. 22, about 1812, on a farm near Harrisonburg, Virginia. She married Oct. 20, 1740 or 1741 (certainly before Jan. 17, 1742, when her step-mother made William Tallman her attorney, calling him her son-in-law), William, son of Benjamin and Patience (Durfee) Tallman of Warwick, Rhode Island. (The only evidence that William is the son of the above is a statement in the Tallman Family bible that William was born in Bode Island in 1720). Born March 25, 1720, at Portsmouth, Rhode Island; died February 13, 1791, in Rockingham County, Virginia. The year is illegible in the Bible, but a deed on record in Berks County, PA, shows that his will was proved in 1791, in Rockingham County. They were living in 1742, at Amity, and various deeds recorded in Berks County prove that they continued to live in that county until 1780, he being taxed from 1768 to 1780 as an inn-keeper at Reading, whither he had probably removed about the first named date, as in 1770 he deeded his homestead in Amity to his son Benjamin. That he was an inn-keeper before removing to Reading is probable, from his purchase in 1754 from Roger Rogers, his mother-in-law's husband, of what seems to have been a country tavern but which he sold in the following year. He probably removed to Virginia in 1780 or 1781, in which latter year his wife purchased land there. They lived on Smith's Run, at the foot of Massanutten mountain, near her brother John. (The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, Pages 73, 176, 195; Descendants of Thomas Durfee, Vol. II, pages 571-2; Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Ser.) William Tallman was born on 25 March 1720 at Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI. He was the son of Benjamin Tallman and Patience Durfee. William Tallman married Anne Lincoln, daughter of Mordecai Lincoln and Hannah Salter, on 20 October 1740 at Berks Co., PA. William Tallman died on 13 February 1791 at Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA, at age 70. He was buried in February 1791 at Foot of Massanutton Mountain, Rockingham Co., VA.

Children of William Tallman and Anne Lincoln

William Tallman

M, b. 27 January 1766, d. 1 April 1850
     William Tallman was born on 27 January 1766 at Berks Co., PA. He was the son of Benjamin Tallman and Dinah Boone. William Tallman married Phoebe Henton, daughter of George Henton, on 3 June 1786 at Rockingham Co., VA. William Tallman married Rachel Rush on 17 April 1834 at Fairfield Co., OH, by Rev. Wm. T. Snow. William Tallman died on 1 April 1850 at Royalton, Fairfield Co., OH, at age 84.

Children of William Tallman and Phoebe Henton

William Tallman

M, b. 18 October 1807, d. 26 April 1811
     William Tallman was born on 18 October 1807 at Rockingham Co., VA. He was the son of William Tallman and Phoebe Henton. William Tallman died on 26 April 1811 at Canal Winchester, Fairfield Co., OH, at age 3.

William Tallman

M, b. 25 October 1793
     William Tallman was born on 25 October 1793 at Rockingham Co., VA. He was the son of James Boone Tallman and Nancy Crawford.

William Tallman

M, b. circa 1820
     William Tallman was born circa 1820 at Rockingham Co., VA. He was the son of Benjamin Tallman and Lydia Harrison.

William Tallman

M, b. 1812
     Cause of death: Drowned as a child in the Ohio River. William Tallman was born in 1812 at Walnut Twp., Pickaway Co., OH. He was the son of James Benton Tallman and Mary Bell.

William Tallman

M
     William Tallman was born at Pickaway Co., OH. He was the son of Judge George Tallman and Jane Douglas.

William Tallman

M, b. 23 December 1852
     William Tallman was born on 23 December 1852 at St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. He was the son of Benjamin Franklin Tallman and Nancy Craig Tallman.

William Tallman

M
     William Tallman died Died age 11 months. He was born. He was the son of William Tallman and Anne Lincoln.

William Tallman

M
     William Tallman was born. He was the son of William Minter Tallman.

William Tallman

M
     William Tallman was born. He was the son of James Henry Tallman.

William Tallman

M
     William Tallman was born. He was the son of Hinton Lafayette Tallman.

William Bell Tallman

M, b. 11 January 1848, d. 27 October 1926
     William Bell Tallman was born on 11 January 1848 at Point Pleasant, Mason Co., Virginia (now WV).1 He was the son of Thomas Bell Tallman and Frances Ann Gillespie. William Bell Tallman married Emma L. Bestor on 28 December 1875. William Bell Tallman died on 27 October 1926 at Osceola, Clarke Co., IA, at age 78.

Child of William Bell Tallman and Emma L. Bestor

Citations

  1. [S1444] 1860 Federal Census, Henry County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 324; FHL #803324.

William Crawford Tallman

M, b. 1865
     William Crawford Tallman was born in 1865. He was the son of Samuel M. Tallman and Lucinda Cox.

William G. Tallman1

M, b. September 1893
     William G. Tallman was born in September 1893 at Smith Co., KS.1 He was the son of Richard Tallman and Jennie Matthews.1
Note: Possibly died AUG 1976 in Ottawa County, OK -- in SSDI is a William Tallman born 7 SEP 1894.

Citations

  1. [S17] 1900 Federal Census, Smith County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 501; FHL #1240501.

William Gilmore Tallman

M, b. 25 January 1874
     William Gilmore Tallman was born on 25 January 1874. He was the son of Matthias Miller Tallman and Elizabeth Ault Winn. William Gilmore Tallman married Edith A. Dean on 5 June 1898 at Kingsley, Plymouth Co., IA.

Children of William Gilmore Tallman and Edith A. Dean

William Gray Tallman

M
     William Gray Tallman was the son of William Henry Tallman and Maggie Hinebaugh.

William Henry Tallman

M, b. 1825, d. 7 May 1897
     William Henry Tallman was born in 1825 at Circleville, Pickaway Co., OH. He was the son of Benjamin Tallman and Rebecca Hedges. William Henry Tallman married Elizabeth Coffman on 23 November 1852 at Lancaster, Fairfield Co., OH. William Henry Tallman died on 7 May 1897 at Camanche, Clinton Co., IA.

Children of William Henry Tallman and Elizabeth Coffman

William Henry Tallman

M, b. 27 January 1846, d. 15 March 1917
     William Henry Tallman was born on 27 January 1846 at Canal Winchester, Franklin Co., OH. He was the son of Nathaniel Tallman and Catherine B. Wright. William Henry Tallman married Rachel Rush. William Henry Tallman died on 15 March 1917 at age 71.

Children of William Henry Tallman and Rachel Rush

William Henry Tallman

M, b. 7 February 1849, d. 21 January 1927
     William Henry Tallman was born on 7 February 1849 at Lancaster, Fairfield Co., OH. He was the son of David Harrison Tallman and Matilda Hannah Jeffries. William Henry Tallman married Emma Wells Rogers on 31 December 1874 at Neosho, Newton Co., MO. William Henry Tallman died on 21 January 1927 at Simms, Cascade Co., MT, at age 77. He was buried in January 1927 at Sun River Cemetery, Simms, Cascade Co., MT.

Children of William Henry Tallman and Emma Wells Rogers

William Henry Tallman

M, b. circa 1839, d. 1929
     William Henry Tallman was born circa 1839 at Tyler Co. (probably), VA.1 He was the son of James Bell Tallman and Isabella McConnell. William Henry Tallman married Maggie Hinebaugh. William Henry Tallman died in 1929.

Citations

  1. [S1261] 1850 Federal Census, Tyler County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 979.

William Henry Tallman

M, b. 1875
     William Henry Tallman was born in 1875. He was the son of James Bruce Tallman and Matilda Downing. William Henry Tallman married Mary Crane.

William Henry Harrison Tallman1

M, b. 2 February 1840, d. 3 March 1893
     William Henry Harrison Tallman was born on 2 February 1840 at Canal Winchester, Fairfield Co., OH.2,1 He was the son of Henton Tallman and Amanda M. Thompson.1 William Henry Harrison Tallman married Philena Babcock Welch, daughter of Augustus A. Welch and Julia A. (?), on 3 March 1863 at Delaware Co., OH. William Henry Harrison Tallman died on 3 March 1893 at Delaware, Delaware Co., OH, at age 53.

Child of William Henry Harrison Tallman and Philena Babcock Welch

Citations

  1. [S2328] 1880 Federal Census, Delaware County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1012; FHL #1255012.
  2. [S1266] 1850 Federal Census, Fairfield County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 677.

William K. Tallman

M, b. 1869, d. 1886
     William K. Tallman was born in 1869 at Tyler Co. (probably), WV. He was the son of Lemuel James Tallman and Louisa Jane Fordyce. William K. Tallman died in 1886.

William L. Tallman

M, b. 30 July 1858
     William L. Tallman married Emma Buckwalter. William L. Tallman was born on 30 July 1858. He was the son of Benjamin B. Tallman and Romancy Miller. William L. Tallman was buried at Granda, MN.

Child of William L. Tallman and Emma Buckwalter