William and Sophia (Butler) Talbot

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Talbot family members in front of William and Sophia (Butler) Talbot's home on Festina Farm, Section 23, St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., in the early 1880's 

JOHN TALBOT, b. Somerset, England, c. 1770; bd. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 1-10-1846; md. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 3-26-1801, Mary Cox; she b. (Somerset?) c. 1773; bd. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 12-2-1833.

Children:

1) John Talbot, chr. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 8-14-1801; d. Berrow, Somerset, 6-4-1888; 1851 farming 196 acres on "Ham Home" farm, Berrow, Somerset, employing three laborers; 1861 farming 230 acres, employing three men and two boys; md. Meare, Somerset, 5-16-1926, Sarah Melliar; she b. Meare, Somerset, 1806; d. Berrow, Somerset, 4-26-1880.

Children:

i) John Melliar Talbot, b. chr. East Pennard, Somerset, 8-26-1828; d. Gloucester, Gloucestershire, 7-21-1901; md. (1) Hutton, Somerset, 4-8-1856, Eliza Poole; she b. Burnham, Somerset, c. 1825; d. Cossington, Somerset, 2-16-1867; John Melliar md. (2) Cossington, Somerset, 4-1-1869, Ann Fisher Luff; she b. Mark, Somerset, 1847; d. Tidenham, Gloucestershire, 12-31-1917.

ii) Charlotte Melliar Talbot, chr. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 8-23-1829; d. Axbridge, Somerset, 12-1918; md. Berrow, Somerset, 12-6-1888, Edmund Willcox; he b. Meare, Somerset, 1825; d. Somerset, 10-4-1893.

iii) Richard Talbot, chr. Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset, 3-20-1831; d. Berrow, Somerset, 11-23-1860.

iv) Sarah Talbot, chr. Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset, 7-22-1832; d. Brent Knoll, Somerset, 2-13-1912; md. Berrow, Somerset, 4-30-1861, William Cox; he b. South Brent, Somerset, c. 1825; d. South Brent, Somerset, 2-13-1865.

v) Elizabeth Talbot, chr. Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset, 2-( )-1834; d. Somerset, 4-28-1911.

vi) Mary Talbot, b. Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset, 1836; d. Brent Knoll, Somerset, 1-23-1926; md. Berrow, Somerset, 4-5-1864, William Tucker; he b. Chilton Polden, Somerset, 1840; d. Wembdon, Somerset, 10-21-1916.

vii) Joseph Talbot, chr. Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset, 10-22-1837; d. Axbridge, Somerset, 6-21-1877.

viii) Ellen Talbot, chr. Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset, 10-6-1839; d. unknown; md. Somerset, 6-1871, Edward Washer; he b. Berrow, Somerset, 1838; d. Axbridge, Somerset, 3-24-1918.

2) WILLIAM TALBOT, chr. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 2-1-1804; d. St. Charles, Winona County, MN., U.S.A., 2-11-1887, of apoplexy; bd. Hillside Cemetery, St. Charles, MN.; farmer; "claimed he had been bewitched in England;" arrived in New York on May 17, 1852, with nine family members aboard the Bellona; settled in Dyersville, Dubuque County, IA.; 1855 pre-empted 160 acres in Sections 14 and 15, St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN.; purchased additional land in Sections 23 and 26, eventually increasing his property to 340 acres; 1874 divided his farm between sons Fred and George, living with son Fred until his death at age eighty-three; known locally (affectionately) as "Father Talbot;" "a man faithful in all the relations of life;" md. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 12-31-1822, Sophia Butler, d. (perhaps) of John Butler and Hannah (or Anna) Butler; she b. (Somerset?) c. 1800; d. St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., U.S.A., 12-28-1858; bd. Hillside Cemetery, St. Charles, MN.; 1-10-1853, Sophia's brother and sister-in-law wrote from Shepton Mallet, Somerset, in response to a letter from Sophia dated 11-1-1852, "tendering your health and welfare in every respect as dear as our own. Our great distance and long absence from each other makes us more anxious to gain all the information we can from each other. It will be a great consolation to us to hear from you at all convenient Seasons, and give us all the information you possibly can. Christmas is now over and we sincerely trust you have one and all enjoyed yourselves with the good Old English Fare which is duly appropriated to the season. I can assure you that you were not absent from our thoughts on that occasion. Although distance at the present time deprives us of a Verbal interview with each other, we sincerely trust that we shall be able to enjoy each others company, before the hand of Death shall be laid on us."

Children:

i) William Talbot, b. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 5-22-1822; md. Martha E. Baker.

ii) Mary Ann Talbot, b. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 2-4-1824; md. George Hatch.

iii) Frederick Talbot, b. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 1-9-1826; d. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 1833.

iv) Sarah Talbot, b. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 7-22-1829; md. John Ham.

v) Anna Talbot, b. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 7-4-1830; md. Alfred Turner.

vi) Henry Talbot, b. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 5-1-1833; md. Elizabeth Hendee.

vii) Phillis Talbot, b. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 12-27-1838; md. Thomas C. Barr.

viii) Fred S. Talbot, b. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 9-3-1840; md. Sarah Ann, d. of Robert Whiting and Hannah (Burnett) Whiting.

ix) John Butler Talbot, b. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 3-1-1843; d. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 3-( )-1843.

x) Sophia Talbot, b. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 2-27-1844; md. William Small.

xi) George Butler Talbot, b. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 10-15-1846; md. Mary Ann "Polly"(Whiting) Gibbs, d. of Robert Whiting and Hannah (Burnett) Whiting.

3) Jesse Talbot, chr. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 11-9-1806; d. Axbridge, Somerset, 8-25-1887; schoolmaster/headmaster at Failand Lodge School, Wraxall, Somerset, a Church of England boarding school ("dissenters welcome") with 60 scholars in 1861; 1881 living (retired) at Congresbury, Somerset; md. Bristol, England, 12-24-1829, Marianne Beauchamp; she b. West Pennard, Somerset, c. 1803; d. Axbridge, Somerset, 11-29-1883.

Children:

i) David Augustus Martin Talbot, b. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 5-21-1831; d. Bristol, England, 3-23-1905; md. Bristol, England, 9-14-1864, Jessie Ross; she b. Down, Ireland, c. 1825; d. Clifton, Gloucestershire, 1-7-1907.

ii) Julia Maria Beachamp Talbot, chr. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 5-5-1835; d. Bristol, England, 11-26-1913.

iii) Mary Elizabeth Beauchamp Talbot, chr. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 10-14-1838; d. Bristol, England, 4-17-1922.

iv) Georgina Talbot, b. Wraxall, Somerset, 1840; d. Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, 4-19-1914; md. Wraxall, Somerset, 6-24-1868, Isaac Hoppett; he b. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 1834; d. Bridgnorth, Shropshire, 1-1876.

v) Emma Talbot, b. Wraxall, Somerset, 1843; d. Wraxall, Somerset, 1844.

vi) Alexander Talbot, chr. Wraxall, Somerset, 6-28-1846; d. Devonport, Devonshire, 5-24-1877.

Photo album

 


Documents

Ancestors of John Talbot (William Talbot's father), courtesy of Talbot descendant Mr. Mark Wareham, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Description of Failand Lodge School's methodology 1842

Children and Grandchildren of William and Sophia (Butler) Talbot 

James and Ann (Stower) Baker's Marriage Certificate 1824

Letter from George and Frances Butler, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, to William and Sophia (Butler) Talbot 1853

William and Martha (Baker) Talbot's Marriage Certificate 1857 

Fred and Sarah (Whiting) Talbot's Marriage Certificate 1866

Memorial card for Sarah Melliar (Mrs. John) Talbot 1880

Memorial card for Charlotte Melliar Sheppard (sister of Sarah Melliar (Mrs. John) Talbot) 1883

Memorial card for Marianne Beauchamp (Mrs. Jesse) Talbot 1883

1880's letters from the family of William, Jr., and Martha (Baker) Talbot

Memorial card for John Talbot 1888

Letter from Julia Cox (Mrs. William) Rich (1862-1948) (John and Sarah Melliar Talbot's granddaughter), Brent Knoll, Somerset 1932

George Butler Talbot's Obituary 1923

Mary Ann (Whiting Gibbs) Talbot's Obituary 1927 

Sarah (Whiting) Talbot's 88th Birthday News Article 1931

Sarah (Whiting) Talbot's Obituary 1941

George Talbot Memorial News Article

 

William Talbot (1804-1887)

William Talbot

The "new" house on Festina Farm, built on the site of the log house in 1883

St. Nicholas Church in the Talbots' home village of West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somersetshire