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WHY write a history of the Talley family ? Who were 
they and what have they accomplished ? Those who 
ask these questions need have the means of answer- 
ing themselves. This reason is a sufficietit justification for the 
issue of this book. 

No claim will we make that all of the Talleys were 
great and noble. Where will you find a crop of fruit or grain 
entirely free from blight or chaff? In searching out this 
record many extensive fields have been gleaned ; and in the 
subsequent processes of threshing and winnowing, we have 
secured an abundant yield of well-formed, full-weight, golden 

Why should I assume the task and the responsibility of 
gathering ug and preserving this record ? The answer may be 
found in the fact that it has never heretofore been done, 
though highly important that it should have been. 

When I began this work, I, like many others, simply 
knew my ancestry back to my grandfather. I knew that 
Thomas Talley was my grandfather, merely because I had in 
childhood played around his knees, in front of the blazing 

We were then too young to further scan the past. 
Youth lives only for the future, and in hope of the coming 
manhood. After maturity our minds are more given to retro- 
spection, and Inquiry will then often ask, ''Who were our 
ancestors V * Alas, how often no response is heard ! Many 
times have we asked this question without receiving a satisfy- 
ing answer. 

Through perseverence, however, the question has been 
solved so far as it relates to America. These revealed matters 

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must not be kept a secret for one alone, but must be for all. . 
By this publication it is brought within the reach of every 

That I have been able to devote the time necessary to 
accomplish this task, arises from the fact that my health 
gave way, at three different times, under too intense applica- 
tion to my profession — the law — ^in the active, bustling city of 
Chicago. On this account, alone, I was forced to leave the 
city, and to seek retirement and rest in the country, amidst 
green fields and shady trees. 

While thus resting, the Talley genealogy has been 
gradually unfolded, and made ready for publication. The 
earnest desire and hope is, that it may prove satisfactory to 
the most critical, and of lasting benefit to this numerous 

Mr. O. B. Talley, of Sioux City, Iowa, has been most 
active, earnest, and successful in gathering up matters con- 
nected with the family genealogy, and has most generously 
given his services in aid of the work. We take pleasure in 
introducing this distant Talley to the consideration of his 
many relatives in other parts of our country. He is entitled 
to sit around the family board without other credentials than 
the record just made. He is a worshiper of our ancestral 
name, and delights to honor it. 

William A. Talley, of Brand5rwine Hundred, has firmly 
and heroically stood by me in this work. He has labored 
most effectively in the matter of procuring subscribers and 
thereby producing the motive power, which is, after all, the 
one thing necessary to start the wheels of any large enter- 
prise. May he always remember with pleasure our many 
consultations about this work, at his home on the Naaman's 
Creek Road. We must feel under great obligations to Mrs. 
Elizabeth A. Talley, widow of Samuel Talley, Mrs. Mary 
Johnson, Curtis M. Talley, Isaac N. Grubb, J. Henderson 
Talley, Amos C. Brinton, Lewis F. Talley, Henry I. Talley 
of Philadelphia, and a host of others, who kindly gave time, 
furnished papers, and records of many kinds, all of which 
aided in solving the difficult problem. 

When judging of the merits of our work, kind reader, 

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view it not in the light of its present development, but consider 
the conditions existing a year ago, when all were content 
with tracing back only to the grandparents. Standing now at 
the close of the book, with its leaves thrown open, you may 
conclude that the task had been easy. Perhaps, your opinion 
may be modified by viewing the book from the front, with its 
leaves securely sealed against you. 

A certain family record was thirty years in preparation. 
If this work had required so long a time for its completion, 
some one other than a Talley must have done it. No one of 
our name could have patience to engage in so long a term of 
service. The material for this book has been procured in a 
comparatively short time, although attended with most trying 

Many times in our searching did the way grow dark 
with discouragements. Occasionally would we catch the 
faintest glimmer of the guiding Star of Hope ; then would it 
fade and disappear ; again would it return more bright than 
before ; until at last it shone forth as the perpetual Polar Star, 
which most kindly led us into the great highway of certainty 
and success. May you all share with us the pleasures of our 
fortunate discoveries. 

In the future let us not sit quietly down, but let us note 
all matters relating to our genealogy, whether in America qr 
in Europe. This being done, may we not hope that our his- 
tory in the ''old country" shall yet be unfolded? 

Bright Star of Hope ! still lead us on. 

G. A. T. 
Sept, 14, i8pp. 

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Our Namb — Its Origin. 

That every person should have a name appears to be an 
indispensable requisite. The reason for the adoption of a 
personal name is, that one person may be distinguished from 
all others, and thereby become identified. 

Some bear long and illustrious ancestral names, won by 
noble deeds on the field of battle, or in halls of state. Such 
a name should be prized by all and disparaged by none. 
However, the blind worship of a noble name, which causes 
one to live in listless idleness, and to feed himself upon the 
glory of a renowned ancestry, is anything but commendable. 
Every one should strive to add new lustre to his family name ; 
for it is aptly said : 

** By birth the name alone descends, 
Your honor on yourself depends." 

Family names often originate from some office, occupa- 
tion or color ; as. Smith, Miller, King, Black, Brown, etc. 
Our name is most positively *' Talley,'* and not ** Tally.*' It 
is spelled **Talley ** the first place we find it written in this 
country. It is spelled the same in England to-day, and was 
thus written on the Swedish list of 1693. This very old 
name in Virginia is also spelled '' Talley.'* Throughout the 
early deed of Mary Campbell to William Talley, it is written 
" Talley.'* Let us not deviate from the old, well-beaten path, 
but always write it *' Talley.'* 

The name is of very ancient origin. From the I^atin 
adjective talis, meaning like or similar, we get the genitive 
case tak, pronounced '* Talley." From this I^atin word 
comes the French infinitive tailler, to cut, or to make like by 

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cutting, also comes the participle taille, a cutting. These 
words are pronounced as if spelled tahl-yai, with the **r' 
almost silent. 

All the Latin countries, as Italy, Spain, Portugal, and 
France, have a similar word ; but it is not found in Germany, 
Holland or Sweden, because their language comes almost 
wholly from the old German or Teutonic. There is still an- 
other Latin word that may have much to do with our name. 
Talea means a shoot, sprig, scion or stock. Thus the stock or 
stump of a tree. The French have formed from this word 
their word talUy pronounced exactly as if spelled '*Talley.'' 
The meaning is, the stump or trunk after cutting away the 
branches ; hence throwing out shoots or new branches. 

Either of the words taiUer or talk may have been the 
origin of the name Talley, or perhaps both combined may 
have been. In either case the name would be of I^atin- 
French origin. 

The word sHUe, from which the name Stilley came, is of 
old German origin, and is found almost wholly with the na- 
tions which sprang from the Teutonic race. It is thus shown 
that certain names are local to a class of nations, and not gen- 
eral among all. 

Some persons suppose that the word taUy is used only 
to express the number yJz/<?. A tally in counting does ex- 
press five, but this is only one of several ways of using the 
word. This meaning grew up from the custom of counting by 
cutting notches on a stick, or making strokes with a pencil ; 
thus four notches or strokes and one for tally. Counting by 
this method was not by units, but by fives or tallies^ and was 
both speedy and accurate. 

In France a sort of tax was levied, called the taille tax. 
A tax cut out or taken on a like ratio from all persons of a 
certain class. It was levied upon land, and arbitrarily, when- 
ever it might be needed by the government. Here again is 
<5ur name found in the language of France. (See Victor 
Duruys History of France.) 

In England, when two things were cut to match, they 
were said to tally. In this way the English words, tally, tally- 
man and tally-shop, originated. A tally-man was the keeper 

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of a tally-shop. A tally-shop was a place where goods were 
sold on credit, and the accounts were kept by notches cut on 
sticks, each party holding one of the sticks, which were care- 
fully compared on final settlement. 

It is stated by Wagner in his book entitled, ** Names 
and Their Meaning," printed in lyondon in 1891, that prior to 
1782, when the British Government accepted money upon 
loan, the acknowledgment was written on both sides of a 
broad, flat stick, which was cut into two parts ; one piece, 
called the stock, was given to the lender, and the other piece, 
called the counter-stock, was deposited in a government room 
called the tally-office. This instrument of reckoning was 
called the tally ^ from the French verb tailler^ to cut. When 
the stock and the counter-stock matched, they were said to 
tally ^ and settlements were made accordingly. 

There are other ways in which our name may have 
originated, but they all run back in the direction of France. 
There was bom in England, in 15 15, a certain Thomas Tallis, 
who was justly styled the father of English Cathedral music. 
This name is of French construction, but Tallis wrote his 
name simply ** Thomas Tallys." He was the author of such 
high-class music as the Te Deum^ Nicene Creed ^ Gloria in 
ExcelsiSy Nunc DemitiSy and many others. 

Tallis and his pupil, William Byrd, obtained from 
Queen Elizabeth a royal grant for the exclusive right to print 
music in England for twenty-five years. Tallis died in 1585, 
and was buried in the church at Greenwich. We have not 
had the means to follow this family farther, but if Tallis left 
descendants, they may have come down the long centuries 
since his death as the modernized Talley. 

There was in Wales as far back as the eighth or 
ninth century a renowned bard named Taliesen — one who 
thrilled the patriotic hearts of ancient Wales by his poetry 
and national song, and caused these hardy western moun- 
taineers to gain the mastery over all eastern England. We 
are told that this illustrious songster was so much revered 
by the Welsh people that to this day many youths are given 
the Christian name of Taliesen; also in southern Wales 
there are people surnamed Talley, whose names may have 

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originated from Taliesen, they being called Talley for short. 
As an illustration, we state the fact that a noted singer at- 
tended the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting this year (1899) 
whose name is Taliesen Morgan. Those who knew him, 
simply called him Talley Morgan. 

Then, again, we have the name of Talleyrand, illus- 
trious in France centuries before the birth of the brilliant 
diplomat of the Napoleonic regime. 

Hence we have here clustered together many sign- 
boards pointing to the probable origin of our name. Per- 
haps, were we to follow all of the windings of these devious 
paths, we might converge at last in that land of the vine, 
and of beautiful flowers, and of national greatness, just across 
the English Channel. 

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Our Nationality. 

Perhaps one of the most interesting questions to us, 
and the one most difficult of absolute and correct solution, 
is, What is our nationality? Or from what country did our 
ancestors emigrate, when they sailed for America? 

The search on this line has been both prolonged and 
earnest. Old and new books have been bought, borrowed 
and hired, with the hope of finding a faint trace of how our 
common ancestors first landed on the shores of the Delaware. 
All known Swedish and Dutch histories of our early colonies 
have been ransacked from preface to index, with the view of 
finding, if possible, somewhere hidden away among the Peter- 
sons, Stidhams, Neilsons, Springers, Jaquettes, Alrichs, and 
Vandeveers, one stray name of Talley. 

He does not materialize either as Governor, I^egis- 
lator. Surveyor, Tax-CollectDr, Land-owner, Wolf-catcher, or 
even as Dust-sweeper in the church. 

If we search all of the petitions, presented in the 
early days on many diflFerent occasions (and their number 
was legion), we may not find the name of Talley thereon. 

We have been unable to find a single deed with the 
name Talley therein, prior to the first coming of William 
Penn. Even in the **Iyong Finn's Rebellion'* in 1669, ^^ 
which nearly all of the Swedes on the Delaware were impli- 
cated, we do not find the name Talley among them, nor in 
any manner connected with the trial. 

The Talleys have in most things been considered 
modest, but not in the matter of acquiring and holding 
lands. They have been accredited with knowing a good 

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thing at sight. Had they been here with the early Swedes, 
they, without doubt, would have owned some of the fine 
lands that lay adjacent to the Delaware River, when they 
could have procured them almost for the asking. 

The spirit which induced people to emigrate to this 
new country was that of liberty and acquisition. What was 
there here to acquire but lands and Indian scalps? Our 
family were never known to glory in the latter, and where 
was the land that they acquired in the Swedish days? 

It not appearing definitely what our nationality is 
we must claim our birthright with some of the nations 
which have treasured our name and preserved it in history. 
We find no trace of our name in either the Swedish or the 
German language; but, finding it in France, England and 
Wales, we are forced to the conclusion, that some one of 
these is the place of our origin. 

In Southwestern France, near the ocean, we find the 
town of Taillebourg, where the British were defeated in 
battle about 1242. Somewhat to the southeast of this city 
is the province of Perigord, a district centuries ago conferred 
upon the Talleyrand family for meritorious services. 

In the list of eminent names of the Talleyrand family 
we find — Elie Talleyrand, an eminent cardinal, born at Peri- 
gord, 1 301 and died 1364; Henri Talleyrand, Comte de Cha- 
lois, a courtier to the king, born 1599 ; Gabriel Marie Talley- 
rand, Comte de Perigord, a French general, born 1726, uncle 
to the great diplomat, fought at Hastenbeck and Crefeld, 
and died 1795; lyouis Augusti Talleyrand, a diplomat, was 
bom in 1770; and Charles Maurice Talleyrand de Perigord, 
bom at Paris, February 2d, 1754. 

The last named, the meteoric diplomat of Europe, 
eclipsed all his compeers, and for his brilliancy procured the 
denunciation of the bookmakers of the age in which he lived. 
If he was devoid of honor, it may have resulted from the 
teachings and examples set him, in the days of intrigue in 
which he lived. Napoleon conceived that he was most valu- 
able to him, or he (Talleyrand) would not have filled the 
oflSces that he did. Poor Talleyrand could practice artifice 
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Napoleon. Not living in that day, we can only hope that 
Talleyrand was not so black as he has been painted. 

The last Talleyrand lived up to the year 1838, and 
died at the age of eighty-four. It is not claimed that we 
are descended from this Talleyrand. It is, however, inter- 
esting to search out the origin of the early Talleyrand name. 
The name undoubtedly was Talley before it became Talley- 
rand. Rand means an edge or a border. May not the word 
have been formed by bringing into one word the phrase 
talk y randf Talk is a perfect French word, as shown in 
Chapter I. 

We wish to record some facts here that may or may 
not in the future aid in solving the nationality problem. 
James I^e Fevre came to America in the early Swedish days 
and settled about New Castle. He had two brothers, John 
and Hypolite ; all were French Huguenots. John and Hypo- 
lite settled in England. We find that in 1698 a Hypolitus 
Le Fevre made a deed as the husband of Katharine John- 
son, daughter of John Johnson, who lived just north of 
Marcus Hook. William Talley also joined in the same deed 
as the husband of Elinor, the late widow Johnson and 
mother of Katharine Le Fevre. William Talley may have 
also been a Huguenot, and came from England with Hypo- 
litus Le Fevre. This is only the merest supposition, how- 

We now turn m our search to the British Isles, and 
here we find Tallis (Thomas Tallys) the great composer of 
church melody. Tallis is in form French, but as spelled by 
himself *' Tallys,'' using a ''y,'' would indicate a Welsh 
derivation. However, there was about ten years ago a lawyer 
in England named William Talley. 

In the rugged and romantic hills of Wales, in Car- 
marthenshire, we discover the full-fledged town of " Talley ;'* 
and down the highway, about five miles southward, we find 
at the Railroad Crossing the *' Talley road-station.'' For a 
moment's delight procure a large Atlas and view for the first 
time your own name written on the map of Europe. 

After months of research, it was as refreshing as a 
spring in a desert to find what might tend to cast some 

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light upon the subject so earnestly sought and longingly 

Another adventure, almost as thrilling, was the finding 
of the name of William Talley on the records of Probate at 
Philadelphia as early as February 17th, 1686. On this date he 
was appointed joint administrator with Elinor, widow of Jan 
Jansen. He afterwards married the widow. 

He is shown on a tax list in 1693, on the Swedish 
church list of 1693, ^^^ joins in a deed of the Jansen land in 
1698. The Talley has at last crawled from his hiding-place. 
It is no longer a matter of conjecture. 

A list of Swedes, and those aflSliating with the Swedish 
churches here, was sent to the mother country in 1693. O^i 
this list William Talley was placed as the head of a family of 
seven. The purpose of this list was to induce the sending of 
ministers and some religious books to the colony. Now, it 
cannot be claimed that all on the list were Swedes, as several 
thereon were known to be of different nationalities. Elias 
Toy and Thomas Dennis were surely from the Emerald Isle ; 
Cornelius, Jacob and WilUam Vandeveer were well-known 
Hollanders ; Isaac Savoy may have been French ; Robert 
Longhorn and William Talley were from England or Wales, 
no doubt. The reliability of this list, being wholly Swedish, 
is thus completely destroyed. William Talley* s name is on 
the list because he had become the husband of the widow 
Jansen, who perhaps was a Swede or a Hollander ; although 
she may have been French. 

This family of seven was no doubt composed largely of 
the minor children of the late Jan Jansen, who were known to 
have been in existence at that time, and who no doubt gath- 
ered around the family board, after William came to preside 
as the adopted father. 

The tax list of Chichester, then of Chester County, 
Pennsylvania, for 1693 shows the name of "William Talle" 
among many other old and familiar names. As the Jansen 
name does not appear on the list, it may be that Talley was 
assessed as representing the Jansen land, or he may have been 
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William Talley was contemporary with such men as 
William Clayton, William Cloud, John Grubb, Philip Roman 
and Francis Chadsey. Some of the important names on this 
tax list were — 

Jeremiah Collet, Phillip Rumen, 

John Kingsman, Richd. BuflBnton, 

Wm. Clayton, Wm. Talle, 

Jas. Browne, Rogger Smith, 

Wm. Flower, Henery Hasteings, 

Jos. Chandler, Wm. Thomas, 

Jas. Whitaker, Chas. Rawson, 

ffrands Chadsey, Wm. Hues. 

There is some bad spelling in making up this list. An asses- 
sor's orthography is not always to be followed. The follow- 
ing names are misspelled on this list, viz : Roman, Buffington, 
Talley, Henry Hastings, Hewes and Roger Smith, 

These men were assessed, several at 8s. 4d. ; others at 
6s. od. ; and some at 2s. 6d. William Talley is assessed 6s. od. 
He was not the highest nor the lowest on the list. This list 
shows that nearly all on it were of British descent. 

Now, in closing this chapter, we may safely claim, 
until the contrary is shown, that we belong to the Gaelic or 
French race, which inhabited ancient France or Gaul, and 
centuries ago, perhaps, passed over into England or Wales, 
and from there found our way to America, about the time of 
William Penn. 

It has been stated in a humorous though truthful way, 
that the Talleys, although of Gaelic origin, have in changing 
from France into the British Isles, and from Britain to the 
Rocky Hills of Brandywine Hundred, lost probably from asso- 
ciation some of their ^^ Gaul,'' and have become modest and 
unostentatious Americans. 

A quiet vote was taken on the question of our nation- 
ality, as the canvass was being made for the information 
necessary for this book. The majority was overwhelming in 
favor of England being the place from which our ancestors 
migrated to America. This will we ever claim until some 
sure foundation is laid for a different local habitation for our 
emigrant ancestors. 

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Without question there has been an intermixture by 
marriage with other nations since coming to America ; but 
this cannot change the nationality of the first Talley who 
landed here. This man's nationality must ever be considered 
as determining that of the Talley family in America. 

We find not the usual German and Swedish Christian 


names among the Talleys of the early day. We find only 
such English names as Thomas, John, William, Samuel, 
David, Mary, Charity, Hannah, Sarah, and Rachel. Even 
the name on the Swedish list of 1693 is written in clear 
English, *' William Talley. '^ 

Historians out of the family may without much thought 
class us with other nations, but we of the family know some 
things by intuition and instinct^ as well as by tradition. These 
constrain us to believe that the Talleys are British, except so 
far as intermarriage may have wrought changes. 

No matter what the nationality of our mothers may 
have been, we are Talleys, all of one family and bound to- 
gether by the strong ties of flesh and blood. We are without 
doubt all good and true American citizens, and proud of our 
country. May nothing ever arise to destroy our patriotism, 
or to estrange us from one another ! 

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The Landing in America — The Procuring of the 
First Tract of Land. 

Certain it is that some one by the name of Talley 
landed in America from some European port, but the time 
and place of landing is involved in much doubt. The date 
has been placed by some as early as 1648, by some as 1664, 
and by others as 1668. Dr. Reuben AUmond, of Illinois, who 
made quite a study of the matter, places the date at 1675. 

There is nothing of record to show the exact date, so 
far as has yet been discovered. We can neither find the 
vessel which carried this precious freight to the shores of 
America, nor the foreign port of embarkation. If they came 
in 1648, they must have landed at Christiana, now Wilming- 
ton, and should have been found in the territory either north 
or south of the Christiana Creek. We find no mention of the 
Talleys in or about this region in the early Swedish or Dutch 
times. They held no land there, nor did they hold any ofl&ce, 
or take any part in the aflFairs of the Swedish churches at 
Cranehook, Tinicum, Wicacoe, or Christiana. 

We frequently find lists of church ofl&cers, pew-holders, 
and donors to the church fund, as well as names of soldiers 
about the forts ; even laborers are often mentioned. Among all 
of these we find no name of Talley, until after the first arrival 
of William Penn. After this date it is not difl&cult to find 
the name, if we make the proper research, and have the en- 
durance to continue to the end. 

The needle may be known to be in the haystack, and 
still may not be found. It is not known that the man Talley 
was in these vast colonial forests prior to the time of Penn. 
If it is difficult to find the needle, how much more so to find 

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the man in the woods, when perhaps he never was there. 
Chasing myths through the jungle may be very amusing, but 
otherwise not a very profitable occupation. 

We have but one tradition as to the place of landing in 
America. Mr. J. Henderson Talley, son of John Talley, the 
Methodist minister, informs us that he has often heard his 
father, and a very old man who lived in their family named 
James Zebley, speak of the Talley landing-place, and that it 
was at Upland, now Chester. Later revelations have tended 
to confirm this tradition. 

William Talley, our common ancestor, was here in 
1686, and was on February 17th, 1686, at Philadelphia, ap- 
pointed joint administrator with Elinor Jansen, of the estate 
of Jan Jansen, her deceased husband. Jan Jansen at the time 
of his death resided on the east side of Chichester Creek. 
William Talley is also named on the Swedish Church list of 
1693. The same year he is placed on the tax list of Chiches- 
ter Township, then of Chester County, Pennsylvania. He 
married widow Jansen sometime between 1686 and 1693. Jan 
Jansen was an extensive land-owner along the river, east of 
the location of the Trainor Cotton Mills. 

William Talley about this time purchased a tract of 
land down in Rockland Manor. There he made his abode, 
among rocks, swamps, large trees, wolves and Indians, and 
was the first settler at Foulk's Comer. Thus was founded 
the first Talley settlement in Brandywine Hundred. From 
this wilderness home, whether it was the open woods, a cave, 
or a log hut, sprang the great Talley family, which after- 
wards swept over the whole north and northwestern portions 
of Rockland Manor, from Naaman's Creek to the Brandy- 

We find that Isaac Warner, of Philadelphia, procured 
a warrant on the 2d mo., 12th day, 1682, from William Penn, 
for a tract of land called the *' Partner's Adventure,'* situate 
on the west branch of Naaman's Creek and extending for 
nearly a mile on each side of the creek. The tract contained 
four hundred acres, and was thus bounded : * * Beginning at a 
comer marked poplar standing by the south side of said 
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perches to a comer marked white oak standing by the head of 
a small run ; thence by a line of marked trees northwest 120 
per. to a black oak ; thence by a line of marked trees south- 
west 534 per. to a comer white oak standing by a swamp ; 
thence along a line of marked trees southeast 170 per. to a 
comer poplar ; thence by a line of marked trees northeast 267 
per., crossing to the first named poplar." 

It may be that William Talley was the silent partner in 
this ** adventure." It will be noticed that although this land 
extended from near the Siloam Church to the Thomas Vance 
place on the Foulk Road, not a road, house, or other artificial 
structure, is mentioned, nor does it appear that any neighbor's 
land bounded this tract. Neighbors wtre scarce, no doubt, 
in that day and territory. All of the boundary lines ran 
along by ** marked trees," thus proving that the whole tract 
was carved out of a dense woods. 

Think of living and feeding a family in such a place, 
and possibly without funds, horses, cattle, or implements of 
agriculture. It was truly hewing out a home in the wilds of 
America. No doubt the old ** flint lock" was the means of 
procuring meat for the family, which, with johnny cake, was 
the staple diet. 

On the i6th day of March, 1695, William Talley pro- 
cured from Isaac Warner a deed for all of said tract of land 
lying on the westerly side of the creek, which deed was on 
March 17 th thereafter acknowledged in open court at New 
Castle. This deed conveyed the legal title to the first tract 
of land owned by the Talleys in Rockland Manor. 

William Talley did not survive long to enjoy the liber- 
ties acquired in his new domain, for he died some time 
between 1698 and 1702. He joined with his wife and the 
heirs of Jan Jansen, in 1698, in conveying one tract of the 
Chichester lands to Robert Langham. In 1702, when the re- 
maining tract was sold to Philip Roman, Mrs. Elinor Talley 
made the deed as the widow of William Talley. 

In the interim between these two deeds, William Talley 
passed away, and no stone or monument marks the place of 
his interment. He, like many of the early settlers, sleeps in 
an unknown grave, ''unwept, unhonored and unsung." 

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Death of the First William Talley — His Children — 
Descent of His I^ands. 

William Talley the first died about 1700, the exact 
date not being known. It is supposed that his two children, 
Thomas and Mary, were bom of the marriage with Elinor 
Jansen. These children may have been born not later than 
1690. They would be old enough to marry by 171 1. It is 
known that Thomas had a son William, bom in 17 14. This 
would indicate that Thomas married some time between 171 1 
and 1713. 

As William had only two children, and he and Elinor 
were married suflSciently long before his death to allow of the 
birth of these, we may well conclu4e, in the absence of other 
proof, that Elinor was the mother of these children. Still it 
may have been that William had a prior wife, and that the 
two children were bom of such marriage, and that no children 
were bom of the last marriage. 

IvCt this be as it may, it is clear that Thomas and Mary 
were the children and only heirs-at-law of William Talley the 
first, and inherited the land, consisting of two hundred 
acres, which William purchased from Isaac Warner in 1695. 
William, it seems, added nothing more to his land holdings, as 
he lived only about five years after receiving the Warner deed. 

Thomas Talley married, but no record has been found 
of the marriage, nor has the name of his wife been discovered. 
Her name has not been mentioned in any deed, family Bible, 
or other found record. Thomas was not an extensive land- 
owner, or his wife's name would have been shown in some 
deed of conveyance. 

Thomas lived to a great age. He, from all accounts, 
may have been the oldest Talley known to have lived on this 

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continent, and may be entitled to be styled the Patriarch. 
His death occurred in 1781, as is recited in a deed by and be- 
tween his three sons, William, Samuel and David, which is 
recorded at Wilmington in Deed Record E, vol. 2, pg. 426. . 

The son William being bom in 17 14, the father must 
have been bom as early as 1690. This would make him 91 
years old in 178 1. If his mother was not Elinor, then he was 
bom of a prior marriage, and may have been more than 100 
years old at his death in 178 1. A tradition is recorded by 
John Foulk Talley, of Ohio (son of Harmon), that an ances- 
tor, Thomas, lived to be 115 years old, and that he was a 
great violinist and played all night for a party when he was 
III years old. The number of years mentioned here may be 
a little excessive. 

Thomas was the man who erected the first saw-mill on 
Naaman's Creek, at Foulk' s Comer. It was in operation 
long prior to 177 1. As the mill sawed slowly at the early 
day, Thomas had abundant time to tune the violin, and 
amuse himself and his helpers, as the huge logs jogged 
their weary way through the mill. We may in our fancy 
imagine the beautiful harmony in the lonely woods of the 
jog ! jog ! jog ! of the mill, keeping time to the sweet strains 
of the violin. 

This life in the woods was wild, romantic and musical, 
if not entirely one of ease and comfort. Thomas Talley was, 
in life, full of music, at his death full of years, and in early 
manhood he was the pioneer manufacturer on the headwaters 
of Naaman's Creek. This was perhaps honor enough for the 
day in which he lived. 

The deed mentioned herein shows that Thomas h^d six 
children, named as follows : William, David, Samuel, Mary, 
Susanna, and Hannah. The parents who gave names to these 
children were surely descended from the English race, and 
must have been people of strong character ; for several of the 
children became able men and women, and a power in the 

Mary, the only sister of Thomas, married Peter Camp- 
bell, of Salem County, New Jersey. Peter and Mary, on 
September 28th, 1738, by deed conveyed their share of their 

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father's land to William (son of Thomas), who was their 
nephew. William then became tenant in common with his 
father in the original Talley tract of two hundred acres. 
This deed from Campbell is the earliest deed known to be in 
existence, to-day, which conveyed land to the Talleys in 
Brandy wine Hundred. The deed from Warner to William 
Talley is of earlier date ; but who now has it in keeping ? We 
know nothing farther of the Campbell family. May some 
enthusiastic Talley youth take up this thread and follow it to 
the end. 

The original Campbell deed is in the possession of John 
Booth's family. It is written on paper, not on parch- 
ment, and is well preserved. Its preservation is surely a 
wonder. The deed is here given in full, as copied from the 
original : 

To ALL PEOPLE TO WHOM these presents shall come greeting; 
Know ye, That we Mary Talley alias Mary Campbell and Peter 
Campbell of Salem County in the West Jersey. That for and in con- 
sideration of the sum of ten pounds to us in hand paid before the en- 
sealing hereof well and truly paid by William Talley Jr., of Brandy wine 
Hundred in the County of New Castle on Delaware Husbandman the 
receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge and ourselves therewith fully 
satisfied and contented and thereof and of every part and parcel thereof 
Do exonerate acquit and discharge the said William Talley his heirs, 
executors and administrators forever by these presents, have given, 
granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and confirmed, and by these 
presents. Do freely, fully and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, 
convey and confirm unto him the said William Talley, his heirs and 
assigns forever, one third part of the messuage or tract of land whereon 
Thomas Talley now dwells ; situate lying and being in Brandywine Hun- 
dred County of New Castle on Delaware, containing by estimation two 
hundred acres be it more or less butted and bounded viz., joining upon 
Joseph Cloud's land on the east end and joining upon the west side of 
the west branch of Naaman's Creek ; and also joining to John Grubb's 
land on the North West side To have and to hold the said granted and 
bargained premises with all the appurtenances, priviliges, commodities to 
the same belonging or in any wise appurtaining to him the said William 
Talley his heirs and assigns forever. To his only and there proper use 
benefit behoof forever and we the said Mary Talley alias Mary Camp- 
bell and Peter Campbell for us our heirs, executors and administrators 
do covenant promise and grant to and with the said William Talley his 
heirs and assigns that before the ensealing hereof that we are the true, 
just and lawful owners of the above granted premises and have in our- 

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selves good right, full power and lawful authority to grant, bargain, sell, 
convey and confirm said bargained premises in manner as above said. 
And that the said William Talley his heirs and assigns shall and may 
from time to time and at ail times forever hereafter by force and virtue 
of these presents lawfully, peaceably and quietly have, hold, use, occupy, 
possess and enjoy the said demised and bargained premises with all the 
appurtenances free and clear and freely and clearly acquited exonerated 
and discharged of from all and all manner of bargains formerly or gifts, 
grants, bargains, sales, leases, mortgages, wills, entails, jointures, dow- 
ries, judgements, executions, incumbrances and extents. Further more 
We the said Mary Talley alias Mary Campbell and Peter Campbell for 
ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators Do covenant and engage 
the above demised premises to him the said William Talley his heirs and 
assigns against the lawful claims or demands of any person or persons 
whatsoever forever hereafter to warrent secure and defend, the Lord of 
the soile only excepted, In witness whereof we have hereunto put our 
hands and seals this twenty-eighth day of September Anno Domini 1738. 


PETER X Campbell. 

her f /— *— H X 

MARY M Campbell. { seal \ 

mark ^ ^ — . — ' ' 

Signed, sealed and delivered in the 
presence of us: 

WILLIAM W. C. Campbell. 

New Castle County ye fourth of December seventeen and forty-five. 

Then appeared Joseph Cloud of Brandywine Hundred in the 
County of New Castle personally before me one of His Majesties Justices 
of the Peace for the County of New Castle and on his solam affirmation 
saith that he was personally present and saw Peter Campbell and Mary 
Campbell, his wife, sign, seal and deliver the within deed to William 
Talley and that he signed as an evidence taken before me the day and 
year above said. 



Acknowledged in the Court of Common Pleas held at New Castle 
for the County of New Castle in August term 1759. Witness my hand 
and seal of the County aforesaid. 

JAMES BOGGS, d'ty Prothy. 

Recorded in the Rolls Office at New Castle in Book T, page 74. 
Given under my hand and seal this third day of September, 1760. 
R. W. WILLIAMS, Recorder of Deeds. 

NoTB.— By the statute of Charles II, (i68^) governing Delaware, the eldest son inherited a 
double share. Hence Thomas owned % and Mary ^. William by this deed only acquired y^ 
of the original tract. 

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The First Tract of Land — Its Correct Location — 
Its Use — ^The Talley Saw-mill. 

The tract of land conveyed by Isaac Warner in 1695 
to William Talley contained much more than two hundred 
acres. The surveys made by these early surveyors were 
scarcely more than walks through the woods. 

This tract of Talley land, whatever it contained, was 
bounded to the northeast by the branch of Naaman's Creek, 
and extended westerly on both sides of what is now the Foulk 
Road, and beyond lyonkum Run, just west of the present 
house of Thomas Vance. The tract included all of the 
Foulk farm, those of Adam Pierce and James Wilkinson, 
and the farm now occupied by Wesley Beeson, the Foulk 
Road frontage of the farms of Uriel Pierce and Robert 
Casey, nearly all of the Vance farm on both sides of the 
road, and the tract southeast of Edmund Mousley*s house. 
The creek boundary on the northeast is a crooked line, but 
the side lines are practically parallel, and the west end line 
is straight and nearly right angle to the sides. The north- 
westerly abuttal is a part of a straight line which extends 
from near Zebley's comer almost to Shellpot Creek. A part 
of the southeasterly boundary is the line between the Adam 
Pierce and Casey farms. The entire southeasterly line is 
made by protracting this Pierce-Casey line easterly to Naa- 
Uian's Creek stnd westerly across the Casey and Uriel Pierce 
farms, and across the Grubb Road, through the Vance farm 
and across I^nkum Run. The strip on the southeasterly side 
of the Foulk Road is about 22 rods deep. It is about 37 J^ 
rods from Foulk's Cross- Roads to the Pierce-Casey line. See 
map on another page. 

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What was the inducement to take up this home in the 
wilderness? It was not to hunt wolves nor to catch fish. 
The overtowering timber, the *' forest primeval/' was the 
magnet which drew the Talley family to this tract of land. 
Historians tell us that the hunting of timber in the back 
country, miles from the river, indicated the nationality of the 
settler there ; it being as natural for the British settler to go 
to the timber as it is for the proverbial duck to seek the 
water. The Dutch and Swedish settlers remained dose to 
the rivers and the rich pasture lands. 

By a search among some ancient deeds we soon find 
where the Talley saw-mill was located, and what kind of crops 
were harvested from this tract. The exact date of the start- 
ing of this mill is not known. It was, however, in operation 
on the creek, just above the residence of the late John Foulk, 
prior to 1 77 1. By a recital in a deed made by Samuel Talley 
(son of Thomas) to John Foulk, dated in 1787, it appears that 
"Thomas Talley, Sr., deceased, father of Samuel, did in 
*' writing, dated March 26th, 1779, convey to John Foulk a 
"lot or tract of land on the westerly branch of Naaman's 
"Creek, on which there was and now is a saw-mill.*' It thus 
appears that Thomas Talley, son of the first William, had a 
saw-mill at this place at a very early period. 

The saw-mill tract can be readily found at this day by 
running the following lines : Beginning at a comer stone by 
the side of the great road leading to Wilmington, on the 
lower edge of the creek ; thence south 55° west 6 per. to a 
comer stone ; thence north 35° west 25 per. along a road that 
leads to Gibson's mill ; thence north 55° east 10 per. to the 
creek ; thence along the creek southeasterly and along Robert 
Cloud's land 35 J^ per. to the place of beginning, containing 
\% acres. 

The great Wilmington Road was the Foulk Road, and 
the road to Gibson's mill was a road that ran somewhere 
near the present Foulk farm lane, and passed on to Beaver 
Valley, where the Gibson mill was located. Robert Cloud's 
land lay just across Naaman's Creek, and was the northeast- 
erly portion of the Isaac Warner tract, and included more 
than two hundred acres. Mr. Cloud did not purchase this 

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tract until after 1700. The saw-mill deed is recorded in Book 
** I,*' vol. 2, page 90, in the Recorder's Office at Wilmington. 
The saw-mill is again mentioned in a deed recorded in Book 
**E,'' vol. 2, page 426. The recital being that ''Thomas 
* * Talley conveyed to John Foulk, Samuel Talley and David 
**Talley a small tract or piece of land to build a saw-mill 
**upon." The date is not recited, but it says it was prior 
to 1780. 

In an old account book, belonging to William Talley, 
who was bom iu' 1714, we find a charge under the date 1771 
against Samuel Talley for * * one day hauling logs to the saw- 
** mill,*' and ** to hauling one load of scantling to Marshall's 
** hotise." The charge for the day's hauling was £1, and for 
the scantling 14 shillings. This mill was in operation, then, 
before 1771, and no doubt did a flourishing%usiness, and 
was the first manufactory in that neighborhood. Some of 
the lumber run out may have been used in that vicinity, but 
no doubt large quantities were hauled to Marcus Hook and 
Grubb's I^anding, and shipped to foreign parts. Fine white 
oak abounded in that country, and large quantities were 
hauled away for ship building. 

The mill kept in operation until nearly all of the 
valuable timber was cleared away. The grubbing business 
then began along the Foulk Road district, and to quote the 
complaining farmer there, it has been grub ! grub ! ever 
since. But, then, where is the man who does not grub foB 
what he gets in this world ? 

He either grubs to get it, or grubs to hold what has 
generously been giyen him by some kind ancestor. I^et us, 
then, all take courage and heroically ^rub and tally ! and 
ialfy and grub 1 until our purpose in life has been accom- 

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Thomas Tai.i.ey — His Famii^y— His I^ands — An Axi. 
Important Deed. 

Thomas Talley and his son William continued tohpld 
the Warner Tract, west of the creek, as tenants in common 
until May 6tff, 1758. As before stated, this tract extended 
from Naaman's Creek to the west of Lonkum Run, beyond 
the house of Thomas Vance ; and from the northerly line of 
the Wilkinson land to the Adam Pierce and Casey line. 

At the date last mentioned Thomas Talley and his son 
William made a division of this tract, and Thomas conveyed 
to William the westerly end of this land, containing 96^ 
acres. This deed made by Thomas to William was handed 
down by William, so it came to the hands of his son Elihu. 
Elihu passed it to Nathaniel Booth, Sr. It has been protected 
for years by the Booth family, and is now guarded by the 
family of John Booth, who is son of Nathaniel. 

The preserving of this deed and its discovery were 
almost miraculous. This deed with other valuable historical 
papers had occupied a com crib for a considerable time, and 
were much damaged by rain, and might have been eaten by 
rats. For some reason they were gathered up by Mrs. Booth 
and taken to the house. After this chapter had been written 
for this book, the author stopped at the house of John Booth, 
near Booth's Comer, Pa., to see if another name might not be 
added to the subscriber's list. While talking of this history, 
the question was asked if they did not have somewhere pre- 
served a paper that might give some explanation about the 
log hut, at the end of Casey's lane on the Foulk Road, and 
how it came to be moved there. 

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All the old family papers were brought forth by Mrs. 
Booth. No one but the author understood what a world of 
history was that day unfolded. The discovery was rich, a 
veritable Klondike. The deed of Thomas Talley to William 
is now given in full in these words. Copied from the original : 

This Indenture Made the sixth day of May in the year of Our 
Lord One thousand seven Hundred and fifty eight Between Thomas 
Tally of Brandywine Hundred in the County of New Castle on Dela- 
ware Yeoman on the one part and William Tally son of the said 
Thomas on the other part, Whereas Isaac Warner by virtue of a Warrent 
from William Penn Esq., Proprietor and Commander in Chief of the 
Counties on Delaware and Province of Pennsylvania bearing date the 
22d i2th rao. Anno Domini 1682:' became lawfully possessed of a certain 
tract of land called ** the partners Adventure " situate lying and being on 
the West side of Delaware and on boath sides of a branch of Naaman's 
Creek and Beginning at a Corner marked popler standing on the South 
side of the said branch and Running from thence by a line of marked 
trees North East Two hundred and sixty seven perches to a corner 
marked white Oak standing by the head of a Small run, and from thence 
by a line of marked trees North West One hundred and twenty perches 
to a Corner marked Black Oak, thence by a line of marked trees South 
West five hundred and thirty-four perches to a marked Corner White 
Oak standing in a Swamp, then by a line of marked trees South East 
One hundred and twenty perches to a Corner marked popler, from thence 
by a line of marked trees North East, Two Hundred and sixty seven 
perches Crossing to the first mentioned popler. Containing and laid out 
for four Hundred Acres of land Surveyed the 28th day of October Ano. 
Domo. 1683 : Who by his Indenture of Bargain and Sale dated the i6th 
of March Ano. Domo. 1695 : and acknowledged in open Court at New 
Castle the 17th of the same month Sold and Conveyed unto William 
Tally all that part of the said tract which was on the South West side 
of the said branch and to hold to him his heirs and Assigns forever as 
by the said Indenture may appear Who afterwards died Intestate leaving 
to Survive him two Children (viz) the above named Thomas and Mary 
who Intermarried, with Peter Camble of the County of Salem in the 
Province of West Jersey Yeoman Who together with the said Mary his 
wife by their Deed Poll dated the 28th of September Ano. Domo. 1738 
Sold and Conveyed all their undivided Right, of the above tract unto 
the above named William Tally to hold to him his Heirs and Assigns 
forever as by the said Deed may appear and the said Thomas Tally and 
William Tally being desirrous to make and Establish a division thereof 
between them THEREFORE this INDENTURE WITNESSETH that the said 
Thomas Tally for and in Consideration of the sum of five shillings Cur- 
rentmoney to him in hand paid by the said William Tally the receipt 
whereof is hereby Acknowledged and the said Thomas Tally doth hereby 

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Release and discharge the said William Tally his heirs and assigns by 
these presents HATH Promised, Released and forever Quit Claimed and by 
these presents for himself his Heirs, Executors, Administrators and As- 
signs DOTH fully Clearly and Absolutely Remise, Release and forever 
Quit Claim unto the said William Tally in his peaceable possession and 
Scizen being and to his Heirs and Assigns forever all the Estate, Right, 
Title, Interest, Claim and demand which I the said Thomas Tally now 
have, or which I or my Heirs at any time hereafter may or ought to have of. 
In or to all that part of the above Recited tract of land which is butted and 
Bounded as foUoweth (viz) BEGINNING at a new marked Corner white 
Oak Bush from thence along the old line South West One hundred and 
Seven perches to the above mentioned Corner White Oak then South East 
One hundred and forty four perches to a Comer Stone where an old Comer 
popler formerly stood, from thence North East One hundred and Seven 
perches to a new Comer white Oak, froni thence along a new line di- 
viding this from the said Thomas Tally's part North fifty One degrees 
and a half west One hundred and forty four perches to the place of Be- 
ginning Containing Ninety six Acres and a quarter be the same more or 
less TO HAVE AND TO HOLD all and singular the said peice or parcel 
of Land and eveiy part thereof with the appurtenances unto the said 
William Tally his Heirs and Assigns forever. So that neither I the said 
Thomas Tally nor my Heirs or any other person or persons for me or 
them or in mine or their Names, Right, Title or Stead, Shall or may by 
any ways or means hereafter have, Claim, Challenge or Demand any 
Estate, or Interest of, in, or to the same premisses or any part thereof, 
But from all Action, Right, Estate, Title, Interest and Demand of in and' 
to the same premisses and Every part there of Shall and will utterly ex- 
cluded and debarred forever by these presents AND I the said Thomas 
Tally and my Heirs the said piece or parcel of Land and premisses and 
Every part thereof with the appurtenances unto the said William Tally 
his Heirs and Assigns to his and their proper use and uses against me 
the said Thomas Tally and my Heirs and all and every other person or 
persons Lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof by from or 
under me the said Thomas Tally shall and will warrent and forever de- 
fend by these presents. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal and dated 

^ ^ { SEAL / 

THOMAS T.T. Tally. ^ w^w 
Seald and delivered in the presence of 


proved the execution of this deed in open Court at the August 
term i759» and it was recorded in the Rolls Office at New Castle 
in Book T at page 484, on the 13th day of Feb*y, 1762. 

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The spelling of proper names in this deed is most 
inaccurate. Campbell is spelled ** Gamble,** and Talley is 
spelled ** Tally.** Thomas Talley *s wife did not join in the 
execution of this deed ; perhaps she was not then living. 
The discovery of the deed caused the re- writing of this chapter, 
which was gladly done. 

This deed shows the genealogy from William, who 
married Mrs. Jansen, down to William his grandson, and is 
the connecting link between the past and the present of the 
Talley family. Without this deed the record of our family at 
the beginning would be entirely lost. It is the bridge that 
has carried us safely and surely over, what had appeared 
before to be the impassable gulf. It deserves to be printed in 
letters of gold. It should be carefully read and studied by 
every one who cares at all for the line of our family descent. 

This deed had been recorded at Wilmington, but how 
much better to see and read the original deed, as it was writ- 
ten in * ' ye olden days. * * The making and recording of the 
deed shows the vast importance attached to the holding of 
lands. If we have lost trace of any of our early relatives, it 
has been caused by their want of prosperity, and their failure 
to procure land, and record the deed of the same. It cannot 
be too strongly urged that every one should hold a deed for 
some tract of land. Our children should be taught this 
around the fireside, and later when they have grown up. 
Land is a safe bank of deposit, free from the ravages of specu- 
lating officials. 

As already stated, Thomas by his marriage to a yet 
undisclosed wife, became the father of six children, viz : Wil- 
liam married to Hannah Grubb, Samuel married to Margaret 
Cloud, David married to Catharine, her maiden name not now 
known, Mary married to John Worrough (possibly an attempt 
to spell John Worrall), Hannah married to William Smith, 
(to find this William would be as difficult as it would be to 
find a particular blackbird in a flock), and Susanna married to 
Nathaniel Ring, brother of Benjamin who owned the house 
occupied by Washington as his headquarters at the battle of 

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Chads* Ford, while his brother Nathaniel's lay adjoining, and 
to the southeast of Benjamin's. Susanna was a widow at the 
time of this battle, and resided on the farm. We have no 
tradition that she was molested, but no doubt she was overrun 
by both armies at that eventful period. 

Mr. Amos C. Brinton, the octogenarian and historian 
of Birmingham, was reared on the farm adjoining Nathaniel's, 
to the southeast. He remembers having eaten fruit from 
** Granny Ring's Field," and in 1832, when a young man, he 
stuck down a buttonwood stake in a swamp in the Ring line 
fence, and the stake took root and grew, and now stands a 
huge tree, several feet in girth. He also says that Susan Ring 
lived nearly one hundred years, and at the age of ninety, took 
a sickle and reaped wheat in the field. He also states that 
the history of Susan (Talley) Ring and the struggles at the 
battle of Brand5rwine, were topics talked of around the fire- 
side, morning, noon and night, when he was a boy, and were 
most firmly impressed on his mind. 

It is pleasant to know that Thomas Talley, while not 
sawing at the mill,, nor tenderly trilling on the strings of the 
violin, was engaged in preserving family history, to be after- 
wards recorded in this deed to his son William, which has so 
fortunately become the connecting link of our genealogy. 
Can we ever forget Thomas Talley, his saw-mill, his violin, 
and this deed ? 

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W11.1.1AM TA1.1.EY **THE Grbat*' — His Family— His 
I^ANDS — His I^ifb. 

Some men are bom great, others have greatness thrust 
upon them. William Talley, the son of Thomas the patri- 
archal musician, was bom in 17 14; and if he is compared 
with others of his day, he may very justly be styled William 
Talley **the Great.'* He was not great in battle, but in 
enterprise, character and good-citizenship. 

Bom in a country affording but few educational ad- 
vantages, he learned to **read, write and cipher,'* and has 
handed down the only account book known to have been kept 
by the early Talleys. This book is 12 inches long and i}{ 
inches thick, with sheepskin binding. The penmanship is 
fair, and all accounts therein are kept, up to the time of his 
death, in pounds, shillings and pence. He was exceedingly 
careful in business, and all matters of account were accurately 

This book shows how luxuriously the laborer kept the 
Christmas festival in the early day. We find a charge against 
John Stilley and James Wood, each dated December 23d, 1767, 
of ** three shillings ** for *' Syder and a goose.** 

William Talley had in his library such books as **a 
large Bible,** ''Ambrose Looking,** **Self Denial,** *' Prayer 
Book,** ** Young Man*s Companion ** and a '* Horse Farrier*s 
Book**. His desk was appraised at jCs- We find the fol- 
lowing on the appraisement list : Saddle-bags, case and bottles, 
mortar and pestle, tea table, walnut table, coffee mill and 
toaster, two large pewter dishes, delft bowl and six wine 
glasses, brass kettle, chum, wool, new spinning wheel, side 

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saddle, check reel and candlestick, feather beds, nine head of 
cows, unrotted flax in the old bam, still and worm, seventeen 
hogs, cross-cut saw, cobbling tools, blacksmith tools, carpen- 
ter's tools, horses and colts, sheep, cider-mill, old corn, rotted 
flax, hay in the bams and in stacks, hay in the swamp 
meadow, wheat and rye, cutting box, six hives of bees, flax 
brake, and lastly, negroes, *'Nan'* and **Baltis,** each ap- 
praised at ;^3o. 

This appraisement shows that William was a veterina- 
rian, as well as a farmer, and that his home on the Fotilk 
Road was a veritable hive of manufacturing industry. There 
was spinning of flax and of wool, blacksmithing, shoemaking, 
and carpentry, all, at times, going on at this home. William 
also kept nearly all kinds of domestic animals, even down to 
the ** busy little bee.'* There can be no doubt but that every- 
body about this William was busy, even to **Nan" and 
** Baltis.'* Perhaps they were most busy. 

The extent of William's business can be judged of by 
examining the long list of creditors whose claims were paid 
by the administrators, Thomas and William Talley, in course 
of settlement. These claims number sixty-eight, and the list 
now in the hands of I^ewis F. Talley is almost a complete 
directory of the people of Brand5rwine Hundred for the year 

William was 7^ years old when he died, and must have 
been active in business until his death, as is proven by this 
list. The creditors were as follows, to wit : 

Parker Askew, Ziba Ferris, 

Garrett I^awrence, Peter Bryanburg, 

Bryanburg & Andrews, Wm. Sharpley, 

George Righter, Francis Day, 

Thos. Newlin, John Stapler, 

John Huron, Henry Webster, 

Wm. Cloud, John Ferris, 

Zach. Ferris, John Bird, 

John Reese, Jos. James, 

Wm. Forwood, Jos. Day, 

Samson Babb, Jacob Hewes, 

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Isaac Starr, 
Appolo Moore, 
James McClintock, 
Richard McMeneman, 
Philip Bonsall, 
Richard Hanby, 
Emanuel Grubb, 
Jos. Tatnall, 
John Grubb, 
Wm. Ford, 
Nich. Robinson, 
Jos. Gorby, 
Thos. HoUingsworth, 
John Harmon, 
Benj. Grubb, 
Isaac I^wrence, 
Thos. Ford, 
John Stidham, 
Jas. Broome, 
Nicholas Way, 
Isaac Stevenson, 
Edward Talley, 
Wm. Talley, 

Hezekiah Niles, 

Chas. Afflick, 

Benj. Elliott, 

Regina Mortenson, 

Richard I^ampley, 

Jos. Pierce, 

Jas. Council, 

Geo. Davis, 

Isaac Grubb, 

Moses Martin, 

John Jarvis, 

Thos. Smith, 

Samuel Talley, 

Parker Askew, 

Wm. Canby, 

Sarah Hooten, 

Wm. Smith, 

Amor Chandler, 

Jos. Cloud, 

Gunning Bedford, Esq., 

Thos. Talley, 

Jas. Booth, 

Elihu Talley. 

The personal property of this estate sold for ;^273. The 
c^sh demands due the estate raised the total receipts of the 
personal estate to ;^322, which balanced the list of small debts 
above, and discharged the administrators' commissions. The 
large landed estate was left to be divided among the heirs-at- 

William probably built and occupied the commodious 
log house (being two and a half stories high) which stood 
along the Foulk Road, east of Lonkum Run, and was taken 
down by Thomas Vance. This was a house and not a huty 
and was finely paneled inside. William married about 1735, 
and probably built the house about 1738, the date he ob- 
tained a deed for this tract. 

Perhaps, the most valuable papers in this estate are the 
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Sarah and Charity, the children of William and his deceased 
wife, Hannah (Grubb) Talley. Hannah died before her 
father, Joseph Grubb. Her share of her father's estate then 
descended to her four children. They being under age at the 
date of their grandfather's death, it became necessary for the 
father to become guardian. He was appointed such on April 
17th, 1753, ^t New Castle, and then received the estate 
coming to the four children from their grandfather, Joseph 

As William was a stirring man and a great land-buyer, 
he invested the guardianship funds by common consent, and 
the money was left in his hands at six per cent, interest for 
about forty years, or until the settlement of his estate in 1793. 
Upon settlement with the wards, after William's death, in- 
terest was computed for thirty years, only. The receipts 
given by the wards stated on their face that ten years' in- 
terest was abated on account of the hardships produced by 
the War for Independence. 

Several matters of doubt are removed by the fortunate 
discovery of these guardianship papers. It is proven that 
Hannah Talley, wife of William, died prior to 1753. It re- 
moves a doubt, heretofore raised, as to whether William, 
Thomas, Charity and Sarah were brothers and sisters or not. 
It proves that William and Hannah (Grubb) Talley were the 
parents of the last named children. It is firmly established 
also that Hannah Grubb was the daughter of Joseph, the son 
of the first John Grubb. It seems that William, like his 
patriarchal father, Thomas TiUey, has also made a ** golden 
record" for us. 

These papers, and others most valuable, were carefully 
preserved and handed down from Adam — that is, Adam 
Talley — to I^ewis, and from I^wis to I^wis F. Talley, his 
son. Up to this date we were compelled in searching our 
ancestry to grope our way through what appeared at one time 
as midnight darkness and uncertainty. The flood light at 
last has been thrown in, and we walk no more by faith, but 
by fact and by well established landmarks. 

That which caused William Talley to become '* Great," 
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acquire and hold lands. His first tract he purchased from his 
aunt, Mary Campbell, of Salem, N. J., in 1738. He was 
then only twenty-four years old. No aid from his father in 
this boy's start in life ! Upon the death of Thomas (his 
father), William even consented that his share of his father's 
land might pass to his (AAfilliam's) son Edward. 

He fortunately inherited from some remote ancestor, 
across the Atlantic, the genius of canying on large under- 
takings, and of pushing on far in advance of those who 
started in life's race with him. The spirit of acquisition was 
so marvelously developed in him that it can truly be said that 
it was bom in him. 

** Time, place and action may with pains be wrought, 
But genius must be born and never can be taught." 

William received no parental aid, and held at one time 
about six hundred acres of land. As stated, his first pur- 
chase was the ninety-six acres from his Aunt Mary. This 
tract began somewhere near the house of Uriel Pierce, and 
extended westward beyond I/jnkum Run. From this time 
on, William advanced by regular strides until he owned all of 
the lands on both sides of the Foulk Road, westward to 
Talley's comer, and on the northerly side of the said road to 
the line of Isaac Webster's land. 

Still these did not not satisfy his ambition. He pur- 
chased other tracts in the swamp meadow adjoining him on 
the northwest, and also owned a tract near where the Valen- 
tine Forwood farm is located. For a little diversion in 1758, 
he cast his eyes towards Cherry Island Marsh, and then be- 
came tiie first Talley owner there. We find him there in 
1762, taking active part in erecting the first permanent em- 
bankment, which enclosed the whole of the one thousand acre 

We identify him in the marsh by an account in his 
book, where Isaac Grubb is charged for '*cow paster in the 
mash," as well as by his signature on the old marsh book 
which is now in existence. This being identical with known 
signatures on deeds, and his signature on the church records 
of St. Martin's Episcopal Church, at Marcus Hook. 

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He was no one-sided man ; he seemed to be every place, 
where a good work was going on. In 1745, when the first 
brick church was erected upon the grounds of St. Martin's 
Church, we find William Talley a substantial donor to the 
building fund. He about this time became an official mem- 
ber, and remained such until his death in 1790. His pew 
rent for 1790 was paid by his administrators in due course, 
as shown by the receipt among the papers in I^ewis F. 
Talley' s hands. Richard Hanby was the Collector. 

This little church society was composed almost entirely 
of the yeomanry of Brandywine Hundred. The descendants 
of these people have in recent years nearly all allied them* 
selves with the Methodist Church. Some of the Talleys also 
attended at an early day the St. John's Church at Concord. 

William not only attended church himself, but also 
took his children with him. Thomas and William (his sons) 
were on the official board for a number of years at St. Mar- 
tin's. They all withdrew from this church in 1793, the date 
of the settlement of their father's estate. William's brother 
Samuel was a warden in this church in 1758, but afterwards 
held his connection with St. John's. 

William was great in matrimony, as in all other under- 
takings. He was married three times. Hannah Grubb be- 
came his first wife prior to 1736, as Sarah, the first child, was 
bom that year. Hannah died between 1747, the date of her 
son William's birth, and 1753, the date of the guardian's 

William married his second wife, whose name was 
Rebecca, prior to 1754, as Elihu, a son, was bom in that year. 
The record in the Swedes Church at Wilmington shows the 
birth of Elihu, a son of William and Rebecca Talley, March 
25th, 1754. Rebecca probably died about 1766, as we find 
an entry in 1766 on the old account book of William in 
favor of William H. Askew, an undertaker, **By wife's 
coffin, ;^3." 

William married his third wife (Magdalena) prior to 
1768, as we find her joining in a deed, recorded in Book ** Y," 
page 658 (1768), of a marsh lot to Joseph Cloud, and in an- 
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William, son of William Talley. We find by some recently 
discovered deeds that Magdalena survived her husband. 

William and Hannah had the four children mentioned 
herein. William and Rebecca had also four children, viz : 
Elihu, Edward, Rebecca, wife of Thomas Smith, and Esther, 
wife of James Council. William conveyed to his sons at 
different times large tracts of his lands, but still had at his 
death 253 acres. This tract of 253 acres was on October nth, 
1790, conveyed by seven of William's heirs to the other heir, 
Elihu, for the purpose of making a division thereof. This 
original deed is on parchment, being 2^ feet long and 2 feet 
wide ; not much left of the sheep's hide that made this deed. 
The deed is in the possession of John Booth's family, and as 
good as new, notwithstanding its term in the com crib. This 
deed is most carefully drawn, and shows the whole genealogy 
of William Talley' s family. It sets at rest many questions 
which were debatable before its discovery. It is recorded in 
Book '* H," vol. 3, page 97, at Wilmington. 

No children were born of the third marriage. The 
last deed mentioned states that Magdalena survived her hus- 
band. William died in August, 1790, after a most remarkable 
career, and without a stain upon his character. It is a fact 
to be noted that his grave in St. Martin's Church-yard is the 
first American Talley grave to be marked with a marble slab, 
or to have an engraved or written record of identification over 
it. There is quite a space to the right of his grave, and who 
knows but that here he and his three wives are quietly rest- 
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Samuel Tai,i,ky— His Land — ^His Famii^y. 

Samuel Talley, son of Thomas the first and brother of 
William and David, was bom in 1726, and was twelve years 
younger than William. He married in 1758 Margaretta 
Cloud, and in 1760 purchased from the Pennsylvania Land 
Company a large tract of land in Rockland Manor, containing 
175 acres. This land was located near the circular line and 
became at that time, the frontier Talley settlement. 

This tract comprised the present home of Zach. Ebright 
and the farm of Wm. Wier, also about 84 acres of the farm 
now owned by W. W. Talley, late the home of Thos. Lea 
Talley, Sr. It seems that 50 acres, of this 84-acre tract, 
were purchased from Samuel by Eli Baldwin, the grandfather 
of Eli Baldwin Talley. 

Samuel at a very early day owned a share in the Talley 
saw-mill at Foulk's Creek. He also acquired at his father's 
death a share in the original Talley land, and upon a division 
procured about 48 acres across the northwesterly side, extend- 
ing from Naaman's Creek almost to the Grubb Road. This 
tract was 33 rods wide and of about the same width as the 
present Wilkinson farm, and included most of it. It included 
also a part of the Foulk farm, extending from the creek to 
the Naaman's Creek Road. The deed to Samuel for this tract 
was dated about 1789. He later sold this land to John Foulk. 

Samuel died in 1802, and was buried in the Talley- 
Foulk burying ground on the original Talley land. His 
grave is marked with a marble slab. He made a will, and 
devised his lands to his four sons, Thomas, Joseph, Jehu and 
Samuel, they to pay certain legacies to his daughters, or their 

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representatives. His daughters were : Phebe, married to John 
Zebley ; Susanna, married to Jeffrey Frame ; Hannah, wife 
of James Smith ; Margaret Fields ; and Elizabeth, who had 
died leaving six children. Elizabeth may have been the wife 
of Edward Talley, although this is only conjecture, from the 
fact that her father did not mention her husband's name in 
the will ; and from the further fact that Edward TaUey's wife 
had died prior to Samuel's death, leaving about the corres- 
ponding number of children. 

The reason that we are not able to give more of the 
history of Samuel, is because very few records have been 
found with his descendants. Once more the record of deeds 
and of wills comes to our rescue and furnishes what little we 
are able to give concerning Samuel and his family. It is an 
interesting fact to state that of this large family of Samuel 
and Margaretta Talley, only a few remain in Brandywine 
Hundred. They have mostly gone to seek their fortunes in 
other territory, and have become very respectable citizens. 
We know but little about the qualifications, character and 
wealth of Samuel. He was first a warden at St. Martin's 
Church in 1758, and after, held his relationship with St. 
John's Church at Concord. 

We find his descendants to be able, just and prosperous. 
As the stream has been found to be good, the fountain must 
of necessity have been pure. It is a coincidence that he and 
his brother William each died at the age of 76 years. 


David Tai.i,ey. 

David Talley, the son of Thomas and brother of 
Samuel and William, has unfortunately left no record or 
paper to show the day of his birth, marriage, or death, or the 
place of his burial. We find that his wife was Catharine, 
because she joined in some deeds with her husband, David 
Talley, about 1790 to 1792. 

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He purchased thirty-four acres of the Pennsylvania 
Land Company in 1760. This land lay to the southeast of 
the farm buildings on the Uriel Pierce farm, and extended 
to the Samuel Grubb line, and back to the line of the Casey 
land. David, on May 5th, 1788, conveyed this tract to his 
brother William. David also held quite a tract in the original 
Talley land, which was inherited from his father, Thomas. 
He also at one time held an interest in the Talley saw-mill. 
David may have emigrated to some other State upon the 
sale of his lands here, and may have died there. His known 
children were, Susanna, wife of (tall) Thomas Cartmell ; 
Martha, wife of John Marshall ; and Priscilla, wife of Thomas 
Thompson. Mrs. Mary Ann Burke, grand-daughter of David 
Talley, says that he may have had a son George, and one 
David. She has a slight remembrance of these names in 
the family. 

There is in this branch an almost total loss of records, 
if indeed any ever existed. We can find no will of David, 
nor any settlement of his estate. The few deeds made by and 
to him are the Alpha and the Omega of his history. Even 
the family of John and Martha Marshall are not known to 
the other descendants of David Talley. The known repre- 
sentatives of David Talley are confined to the heirs of 
Susanna Cartmell and Priscilla Thompson. How fortunate 
to secure the testimony of Mrs. Burke and her brother, Ste- 
phen H. Thompson, as to who was their grandfather, and 
thus preserve some record of David Talley* s family ! 

There may be others living to-day who are of this 
family and bearing the name of Talley, having come down by 
the paternal line, but who, where, or what, we are not able 
to conjecture. Sad, is it not, for a Talley to lose himself in 
the midst of a forest of Talleys? Talleys to thfe right of 
him, Talleys to the left, and Talleys all around him, and 
still he is lost. May he yet discover himself, and then assume 
his proper place in the ranks of the great Talley army ! 

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Thomas Tai^ley. 

Thomas Talley,' son of William Talley the ** Great/' 
was bom sometime about 1744, and died in 181 8. The 
place of his burial is not known. He married Hannah 
Grubb November 4th, 1766. Hannah Grubb was the daugh- 
ter of Richard Grubb, Richard was the son of John Grubb, 
and John was the second son of John Grubb, the emigrant 
who settled first at Upland, and later at Grubb' s Landing. 
The mother of Thomas was also Hannah Grubb the daughter 
of Joseph, a brother of John second. Thomas Talley and his 
wife Hannah were second cousins. 

Thomas Talley acquired from his father a deed of one 
hundred acres of land in 1775. This extended from Isaac 
Webster's land on the Foulk Road eastward to the cross- 
roads at Talley' s Comer, and was later owned by Penrose R. 
Talley, and on which he made his home. Thomas filed for 
record the deed so obtained from his father, William. The 
deed and the record were carried away or destroyed by the 
British army after the battle of Brandywine, in September, 

William Talley, on March 6th, 1786, made a confirma- 
tory deed to Thomas for the same land, the deed reciting on 
its face that it was made to replace a deed made in 1775 and 
which was carried away by the British army in 1777. This 
historic deed is now in the possession of Penrose Talley, son 
of Charles Talley. It was signed by William Talley, and 
witnessed by Emanuel Grubb and John Stapler. 

On October 12th, 1790, Thomas Talley purchased of 
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88>^ acres, bounded on the southwest by the Kellam Road, on 
the southeast by land then of Isaac Grubb, and on the north- 
west partly by the Foulk Road and partly by a narrow strip 
lying southeast of the Foulk Road and twenty rods deep, 
which narrow strip extended from the Norris Talley line east- 
erly to the Grubb Road ; and on the northeast by the Grubb 
Road. This 88-acre tract comprised nearly the whole of the 
I^wis Talley farm, and all of the Norris Talley farm. 
Thomas and Hannah Talley, on January 25th, 1794, con- 
veyed this last named tract to their sons William and Adam. 

Thomas Talley died in February, 181 8, leaving a will 
and appointing therein his sons Adam and Thomas Talley his 
executors. His personal estate amounted to ;^272, and the 
probated claims amounted to a few dollars more. Thomas 
was a member and a pew-holder at St. Martin's Episcopal 
Church at Marcus Hook. He was a vestrjrman as early as 
1783. He continued to attend this church until 1793. He 
then gave up his pew. No records other than the deeds and 
will made bj^ Thomas Talley have been found ; hence nothing 
further can be given of his history. 

Charity, the daughter of Thomas, has left a record of 
the births of the children of Thomas and Hannah ; not writ- 
ten with pen and ink, however, but worked with silk and 
needle, upon and in what was named in olden times a 
*' Sampler.** It is given thus on the Sampler: **W. Talley 
**bom May 13, 1768. A. Talley bom Feby. 7, 1770. T. 
** Talley bom May 5, 1772. R. Talley bom July 12, 1780. 
'*C. Talley bom Feby. 19, 1784.** This is a record of the 
children William, Thomas, Adam, Richard, and Charity. 
The last named never married, but died about 18 19. This 
** Sampler'* was worked about 1793 by Charity, she then 
being nine years old. 

It is fortunate that this record has been made in silk, 
as no Bible entry has been found showing the births of these 
children. The ** Sampler** was handed down by Charity 
Talley to her niece. Charity Booth, and is now in the posses- 
sion of Mrs. Margaret Booth. She has also in her possession, 
having come down the line, from Charity Talley, a corset 
more than a hundred years old, and which is almost identical 

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in shape with those of the present day, but resembles mare 
an iron casement. This is a genuine curiosity and was sur- 
prising, as it was not believed that the ancestors could endure 
such torturing. She has also a lady's ancient hat, made 
of fine felt, almost as strong as buckskin, and of dove-gray 
color. This hat has an immense brim and a crown not over 
a half -inch in height. The hat measures in diameter about 
i8>^ inches. Surely an umbrella would be useless to a lady 
who might walk under this hat. 

Thomas and Hannah are the ancestors of the Talleys 
who resided in the Foulk Road district. This branch is 
quite able and numerous, and many of them to-day are re- 
siding in the far West, and are men of action and influence. 
Thomas Talley was a greater man than we are able to de- 
scribe him. We know from circumstances that he was the 
equal of any who lived in his vicinity. He was the ancestor 
of a very thrifty and religious line of descendants. They 
have to a large extent comprised the congregation of the 
Bethel M. E. Church, and have large political influence in the 
northern part of Brandywine Hundred. The absence of 
records prevents us from saying more of this noble man. We 
know this, however, that he was a credit to the family. 
What more need we know ? 


Wii,i,iAM Taljmy on th« Brandywine. 

This William Talley was the son of William and Han- 
nah (Grubb) Talley. He was bom in 1747, died May 9th, 
181 2, and was buried at the Foulk burying ground on the 
origpuial Talley tract. A marble slab has been erected to his 
memory. He married, November 5th, 1768, Dinah Stilley, 
the daughter of Jonathan and Magdalena (Vandever) Stilley. 
Dinah was bom February 27th, 1751, and was baptized March 
31st, of the same year, at the Swedes Church at Wilmington. 

William Talley attended the St. Martin's P. E. Church 
at Marcus Hook until 1793. He then joined the Swedes 

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Church at Wilmington. He and his sons, Amor and Elihu, 
were pew-holders there in 1806. This is shown by the records 
of that church. The English had almost sole control of the 
Church at that date. Among the pew-holders for 1806 we 
find the following names : Talley, Allmond, Bayard, Weldin, 
Perkins, Cartmell, Stidham, Derrickson, Elliott, Smith, Van- 
dever, Stilley and many others. 

It is supposed that William and Dinah lived on the 
farm once owned by I^wis Zebley, at Talley's Comer on the 
Foulk Road. He procured a deed from his father for this 
land, about the date of his marriage. He sold it to Capt. 
William Glover about 1794. Captain Glover was the father- 
in-law of George Clark ; and Mr. Clark was father-in-law of 
preacher John Talley, I^wis S. Talley and John Clayton of 
l)elaware County, Pa. 

William Talley purchased land of Thos. McKim's 
estate, along the Brandy wine, in 1792. This tract contained 
300 acres, and extended from a point east of the present site 
of the ** Eight Square ** school house to the Brand5rwine. It 
was bounded on the northwest by a tract of 196 acres, which 
William, in 1807, purchased of John Wall, et al. William, 
after this last purchase, owned 500 acres of land in one tract. 
The 196-acre tract (except 50 acres which were sold by 
William in his lifetime) is now the homestead of William T. 
Talley. It is said that William owned other tracts in addition 
to the 500 acres. He and his wife moved to the great historic 
Brandywine, shortly after this purchase from McKim. 

William Talley was a remarkable man in business 
affairs ; arid had push, energy and good judgment. He was 
much like his father, *' William Talley the Great.'* He lived 
through the whole period of the Revolutionary struggle. It 
is traditionally told that he took some part in the war,, but 
precisely what, cannot now be stated. He was about thirty 
years old at the time of the Battle of Brandywine. The 
history of these times, as they affected Brand3rwine Hundred, 
has been almost entirely lost. 

William and Dinah left to survive them a family of ten 
ctiildren, who, from what we can learn, were remarkable for 
their ability, influence and intelligence. Two sons, John and 

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I^wis, became quite able ministers in the Methodist Church. 
It is stated that Harmon was a member of the Delaware 
legislature in 1828. A great-grandson of this William is the 
head of a family of twenty-five children. William and his 
family were of a religious turn of mind. The first Methodist 
Camp Meeting ever held around or about Wilmington was 
held in the woods of William Talley near the Brandywine. 

No doubt but that many incidents of great interest 
were connected with William Talley* s career. Unfortunately 
very little has been disclosed to us. Would it not be well to 
search the many bundles of old and yellow papers l5dng time 
worn in garrets of members of this important branch of our 
family? Do not let the history of this able man fade and 
vanish. May a wholesome spirit of rivalry be engendered 
within the families who have descended by this line, to the 
end that this history may yet be revealed and perpetuated ! 


EuHu Taxi^ky of thk F0U1.K Road. 

Elihu Talley was the first son of William Talley and 
his wife Rebecca, and was half-brother to Sarah, Charity^ 
Thomas and William. Elihu resided on the farm afterward 
owned by Robert Miller, on I/)nkum Run. He was bom 
March 25th, 1754, and died January 22d, 1833, at the age of 
79 years. He married Lydia, daughter of William Forwood 
the second. She was aunt of Jehu Forwood of later years, 
and died in 1795. Elihu married for his second wife, Rachel 
Robinson,^ daughter of Charles Robinson, who lived on the 
Robert Casey farm along the Foulk Road. 

Elihu was a man of affairs, and upon his father *s death 
in 1790, the other joint heirs made a conveyance to him of the 
lands owned by William, the father, at his death. This deed 
was made for the purpose of making a convenient division of 
the property* Elihu may have purchased the shares of some 
of the other heirs, aSy in later years, we find him owning a. 
large part of the lands so conveyed to him. 

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It is stated by those who knew him that he was quite 
stylish in his early life. When in full dress he was seen with 
sparrow-tail coat, knee breeches and low shoes with silver 
buckles. He, like many of his neighbors, wore a cue. He 
was the head of a large family. Among them were Capt. 
Amor Talley ; John Forwood Talley , who became wealthy and 
prominent in Cleremont County, Ohio ; Sarah TaHey, who 
married Major Joseph Grubb ; Mary, who married Harmon 
Talley, and who married second Thomas Smith ; and Charles 
Talley, the small but dressy man who ** went to war,*' possi- 
bly the Mexican War, and was never heard of again by his 

There is a sword in existence somewhere which was 
worn by Capt. Amor Talley, who may have been captain of 
Militia in the 1812 war. In later years he moved to Clere- 
mont County, Ohio, where he resided for a number of years ; 
and there he died. He lived to a very great age. As an 
illustration of his courage and endurance it is stated that he 
accompanied his nephew, John William Talley, from Clere- 
mont County to John's home in Vigo County, Indiana. They 
arrived at Terre Haute sometime after dark. As John's home 
was twelve miles in the country, he told his uncle to stay at a 
hotel over night, and he would call for him in the morning 
with his team. He was astonished to hear his unde of eighty 
years respond : ** Guy, John, if you walk it, I guess I can, 
too,*' and walk he did ; and arrived at the country home at 
the same time as did his young nephew. 

Elihu Talley* s family was known for the number of its 
handsome women. Mary and Rachel were fine looking ; but 
it is said of Sarah that she was the ** belle of Delaware.'* If 
any doubt the truth of the statement let them examine the 
fine old silhouette now in the possession of Mrs. William 
Goodley, of Bethel Township, Delaware County, Pa. Sarah 
was the grandmother of Mrs. Goodley. The pictures pre- 
served of these people, of nearly a century ago, demonstrate 
that they were no ** backwoods people,** but possessed of taste 
and refinement. We should feel grateful to Elihu and his 
family for transmitting to us some facts demonstrating the 
character and appearance of our people of the olden day. 

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Edward Tai^lky. 

Edward TaUey was son of William and Rebecca Tailed ; 
and was brother of Elihu, mentioned in the last chapter. We 
know not the day of Edward's birth, but find that he died 
about 1800. His first wife was Elizabeth. She may have 
been the daughter of his unde Samuel, who lived dose against 
the drcular line, dividing Pennsylvania and Delaware. Some 
drcumstances indicate that Elizabeth was both the wife of 
Edward and the daughter of Samuel. 

His second wife was a widow named Christianna Dick. 
Edward was the owner of a considerable amount of land. 
He must have parted with the greater portion of it in his 
lifetime, as we find very little owned by him at his decease. 
He seems to have had seven children bom of the marriage 
with his first wife, Elizabeth ; and possibly none by his last 
marriage. The Lloyds who lived near the Delaware River are 
descended from Susanna (TaUey) Lloyd, daughter of Edward 

He had some land dealings with William Cloud, in later 
life. He was half-unde to William Cloud, being a half- 
brother to William Cloud's mother. Charity (Talley) Cloud. 
The descendants of Edward Talley are somewhat scattered ; 
but several may be located in Philadelphia, or in its suburbs. 
James Talley, the carpenter, known a few years ago in 
Brandywine Hundred, was a grandson of Edward Talley. 

In the old family Bible of Jeremiah and Susanna 
(Talley) Lloyd is found a full register of the children of 
Edward Talley and his wife Elizabeth. The finding of this 
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this Bible, for the first time, such names as : Cyrus, Oliver, 
Enoch and Orpah Talley. 

Should we fail in fully tracing the descendants of these 
people to the present date, enough is here given to assist in 
locating the missing ones at some later period. Edward passed 
away about 1800, as William Cloud was appointed adminis- 
trator of Edward's estate about this last date. The place of 
his burial is not known. 


Rev. John Tai.i.ey. 

John Talley, the seventh son of ** William on the 
Brandywine,'* was bom on his father's farm on the Brandy- 
wine. He married I^titia Clark, July 26th, 1812. She died 
October 2d, 1820. He married for his second wife Ann W. 
Henderson, of Milford, Delaware, October 7th, 1823. She 
died December 21st, 1827. I^astly, he married Ann H. Holl- 
ingsworth, of Elkton, Maryland, October nth, 1832. She 
died March ist, 1850. 

John Talley' s Methodism dates back to the time of 
holding the first Camp Meeting along the Brand5rwine, in his 
father's woods. From this time on, until he was received 
into the Conference as a full-licensed minister, he taught 
school and preached occasionally to his neighbors. He was 
thus fitting himself for the more important duties awaiting 

John Talley has the distinction of being the first Talley 
who entered the ministry in America. It was so remarkable 
that, ever afterwards, he was styled, '* Preacher John Talley. ** 
He was small of stature, clean-shaven and very neat in ap- 
pearance. His style of oratory was smooth, pathetic and 
convincing. He, as a minister, took rank with the able min- 
isters of that day. All of the older members of the Metho- 
dist Church well remember the preaching of John Talley. 
He has always been the pride of the Methodist Talleys. 

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We kindly give below the Memoir prepared under the 
direction of the Philadelphia M. E. Conference, upon his 
death in 1861 : 


Rev. John Talley was born in Brandy wine Hundred, New Castle 
County, Delaware, September 25th, 1791. He was converted to God 
when about eighteen years of age (the first of his family except his 
mother), on his way home from a Camp Meeting. He then joined the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he was a member and minister 
for over fifty-two years. Immediately after his conversion he began to 
labor for the salvation of his neighbors, and held meetings in the school 
houses 'round about, where many of them were converted. After serving 
the Church as a Local Preacher for several years, he joined the Phila- 
delphia Annual Conference in 1819, being then a married man, and was 
Ordained a Deacon in 1821, and an Elder in 1823. He traveled the fol- 
lowing Circuits, viz : Lancaster in 1819 ; Annamessex in 1820 ; Cambridge 
in 1821 ; Chester in 1822 ; Milford in 1823 ; Caroline in 1824 ; Cecil in 1825. 
In 182; he was made Supernumerary, and continued in that relation until 
1861, when he was made Superannuated. 

He served the Church with great efficiency after he ceased to travel, 
and until about three years before his death he preached much in the 
neighborhood of his birthplace. He was then attacked with paralysis, 
which enfeebled his mind and greatly impaired his memory. He finally 
sank under this disease, and died at the residence of his son, J. Hender- 
son Talley, Esq., in East Goshen Township, Chester County, Pa., on 
Saturday, July 6th, 1861. He was buried at Mt. Lebanon Church, near 
his birthplace; and his funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Samuel 
Hance (whom he had previously selected for that purpose), from Tim., iv., 

As a man, Brother Talley was cheerful and amiable in his dispo- 
sition ; mild and kind in his deportment ; had many friends, but few 
enemies. As a minister, he was simple, practical, powerful, and many 
souls were saved through his ministry. Four days before his death an- 
other stroke of paralysis deprived him of both speech and reason ; but 
as he lived right, so he died right, and now sleeps in Jesus to be like 
Him In the morning of the resurrection. 


I^Ewis Tai,i,ky, thk Swe^t Singer. 

I^wis Talley, the son of Adam and Rebecx^a (Day) 
Talley, was born on his father's farm in 18 10, and died in 

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1890. The children of his parents numbered ten. I^wis had 
no advantages in early life, except what were common to his 
brothers and sisters, and perhaps to the other children in the 
neighborhood. He attended the Forwood District School, 
this being the beginning and the finishing of his school edu- 

I^wis, when grown to manhood and installed as the 
head of a family, followed farming on one of his father's 
farms. He was quite successful in this line of business, and, 
at the same time, reared a prosperous and musical family of 
nine children. 

We wish more particularly to record here, what, in 
I^wis TaUey's life, caused him to become famous. He was 
musical almost from the time of his birth. Music was a pas- 
sion in him. Genius is always a passion, and is bom with 
its possessor. Lewis Talley could no more resist the passion 
of music than the ** old toper could his cup.*' 

It is said of him that, when a mere lad, he was not 
charmed so much by farm work as he was by music. He 
could, without apparent effort, stop his ordinary labors and 
begin singing and beating time. Even while riding the 
horses to the run for water, he would forget to hasten back, 
and would often be found, down by the run, on the horse's 
back, beating time to the trees, as if they were persons. 
Lewis should not be censured for this, as he could not help 
it. Music and farming were to this lad absolutely incom- 

We are told that Lewis could readily see a scrap of 
printed music even when it might be blowing around in the 
highway. It was caught on sight, and speedily sung by him. 
Anything in the shape of a musical staff with notes printed 
on it was music to him. He was the first one in the upper 
part of Brandywine Hundred to master the blind or round 
note system of music. It is not known that any of his 
family, from his father down, aided or encouraged him in his 
singing. Can it be that the musical talent of Thomas Talley, 
the ancient violinist, has descended in a dormant state, through 
many generations, and at last burst forth with all its melo- 
dious energy and brilliancy in Lewis Talley of 1810? 

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All persons making any pretensions to music, from 
the Brandywine Creek to Chelsea, in Delaware County, Pa., 
and from Elam to the Delaware River (in the days of sixty 
years ago), received the start under the teaching of I^ewis 
Talley. He was the singing teacher until the growing up of 
a younger generation. The credit belongs to him of being 
the musical developer 'yvho first kindled the musical fires all 
along the Foulk Road District, even into Delaware County, 
Pa. The light of these fires has not grown dim, but is in- 
creasing in brightness, as the younger generations take up 
the work where it was laid down by this great musical 

His teaching was methodical, clear and thorough. He, 
at this early stage of teaching, used a blackboard in demon- 
strating the rudiments of music to his classes. I^ewis found 
that it required persistent practice to become perfect in 
singing. He never grew tired in practicing so long as im- 
provement was being made. He was not only a theoretical 
singer, but his voice was most clear, sweet and eflEective. He 
was known throughout his neighborhood as * ' Singing I^wis 
Talley;** and to-day, all will agree that this was not a mis- 
nomer. His entire family of nine children were musical, 
also many of his grandchildren. 

I^wis Talley was a man of influence, a kind neighbor 
and a good citizen, as well as a great musician. His name 
should be cherished and revered, and ever kept green in 

"Music resembles poetry; in each 
Are numerous graces which no methods teach, 
And which a master-hand alone can reach." 


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A Pi^cE OP Sacred Memory. 

** The breezy call of incense-breathing mom, 

The swallows twittering from the straw-built shed ; 
The cock's shrill clarion, or the echoing horn. 
No more shall rouse them from their lowly bed." 


On the original Talley tract in Brandy^ne Hundred, 
at Foulk's Comer, is located the Talley-Foulk burying 
ground. It occupies a small square about 66 by 66 feet. It 
is a most excellent site for a rural burying ground, being 
elevated and gently sloping towards the southeast. We have 
not searched to ascertain the exact date of the dedication of 
this tract to this most sacred and holy use. It is probable 
that it was dedicated by the Talleys before the conveyance of 
the title to the Foulks. 

The great majority buried there bear the name of 
Talley. The early ones have no slab to record their birth and 
death. The first known grave is that of Priscilla (Foulk) 
Talley, wife of Harmon Talley. She died March 3d, 1802, 
as shown by the tombstone. Then comes the grave of Samuel 
Talley, brother of William and David Talley, who died 
December 30th, 1802. Then follow William Talley on the 
Brandywine, 1812 ; Joseph Talley, son of Samuel, 1815 ; Sarah 
(Talley) Foulk, daughter of William Talley the Great, and 
the maternal ancestor of all, who came by the line of John 
Foulk, 1822 ; Rebecca (Lloyd) Talley, wife of Thomas, 1829 ; 
Thomas Talley, son of Samuel , 1836 ; Samuel Talley, son of 
Samuel, 1837 ; Jehu Talley, son of Samuel, 1848 ; Mary 

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(Russell) Talley, wife of Samuel the second, 1847 ; Aaron 
Smith, husband of Margaret (Talley) Smith, 1855 ; and 
several others of the younger generation. It is reported that 
John Foulk the first, who died in 1820 ; Richard Talley, father 
of Penrose ; and George Talley, son of Richard, are also in- 
terred there. 

Some years ago the relatives of those resting in this 
sacred spot, assisted the owner of the farm in placing around 
the burying ground a rough stone wall, which has since in- 
closed it ; but to-day this wall is in a tumble-down state. I<et 
it be the duty of those who reside adjacent to this ground to 
care for its preservation. Il^et this **home of the dead'* 
become the '* Mecca'* of all who are related to those within 
the inclosure ; and may regular visits be made there, that it 
may be kept in live, active remembrance, and that its history 
may never be forgotten. The right to maintain this as a per- 
manent place of holy sepulture is based upon a sure foundation. 

I St. It was most solemnly dedicated, more than one 
hundred years ago, by the legal owner of the farm on which 
it is located. This dedication was not for a term of years, but 
was forever. The interment of a body is not, as a general 
thing, for a short space of time, but the intention is that the 
body shall remain where it has been placed, forever, or until 
the Morning of the Resurrection. The body, and the rela- 
tives interested therein, are in possession of the tract of 
ground, which is full notice of all rights therein to any pur- 
chaser who may succeed to the property. The remains have 
possession below the surface, while the tombstones occupy the 
surface. It is not a hardship to the owner of the farm, for 
he purchases subject to this right in others, and thereby con- 
sents to it. 

2d. By the will of John Foulk the first, probated 
November 14th, 1820, it is provided in words as follow : 
** And further it is my will that the grave-yard fence be kept 

* * in good repair by my said wife and grandson his heirs and 
^' assigns forever ; also that all my family connections have the 
'* privilege of burying their dead in said family burying 

* Aground on said dwelling plantation and do hereby declare 
"the same to be devised as aforesaid subject thereto.'* It 

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thus appears that the farm was by this will devised to the 
grandson, John Foulk. It was subject to the burden of main- 
taining the fence around the grave-yard in good repair forever. 
This was a charge upon the farm, and bound the lands into 
whose hands it might pass from grantee to grantee forever. 
It is thus shown by the will that this ground had been set 
apart from the farm as a grave-yard and fenced, long prior to 
the making of the will in 1820. The clause just quoted from 
the will expressly provides that the devise of the farm is 
** subject '' to the burden of fencing, and to the right of burial 
therein of all ** family connections.** The will expressly re- 
cognizes the grave-yard as an established and fixed fact. The 
decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Beatty 
vs. KurtZy 2 Peters, 566, sets at rest all such questions. 

John Foulk, the ^n of John Foulk, possibly died in 
1797, as one John Foulk is buried at Newark Union Cemetery 
in 1797. As John Foulk the first did not die until 1820, he 
left the land to the son of John, who died in 1797 ; that is, to 
the grandson of the devisor. 

The right to the permanent maintaining of this grave- 
yard being undoubted, may it be carefully protected from ruin 
and dilapidation, and may it be cherished and guarded as a 
tender ward all along down the coming ages ! 

" Yet e'en these bones from insult to protect, 
Some frail memorial still erected nigh, 
With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture deck'd, 
Implores the passing tribute of a sigh.'' 



Thk Historic Log Hut. 

We should all desire to learn something of how our 
forefathers sheltered themselves and their families while sub- 
duing the wilderness, and introducing civilization among the 
savages about the headwaters of Naaman's Creek, in Rock- 
land Manor. The first Talley home in this section may have 

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been a cave, but this is not authenticated. The log house 
known as the Gorby-Booth house, along the Foulk Road, 
may have been the early Talley home. It sheltered the im- 
portant deeds of Campbell to William Talley, and Thomas 
Talley to William Talley, for many years, while Charity 
(Talley) Booth resided there. This house was years ago 
taken down, and moved stick by stick to its present location ; 
but from where, opinions differ. Some say that it once stood 
along the Naaman's Creek Road; others state that it once 
was located on the easterly side of the Foulk farm lane, in 
front of the present Foulk farm residence. The best opinion 
is that it came from the Foulk farm. 

Very many years ago two Talley houses were erected 
on the original trad, near the intersection of the creek and 
the Foulk Road. One was more modem than the other ; it was 
of frame, and stood west of the lane. The other was of logs, 
and was more ancient, and was located to the east of the lane. 
The Log house was identical with the Gorby-Booth house, in 
shape, size and appearance, each being a fair representation 
of the other. By viewing this Gorby-Booth house, we in 
our imagination can see the early Talley home, in all its 
primitive grandeur and cheerfulness. A cave could not com- 
pare with this cozy home as a place of permanent residence. 
This was a palace by the side of the neighboring wigwams. 

No one doubts but what the fires burned as brightly 
2a^di 2& fiercely ivL this **old cabin home*' as they do now in 
the home of the nineteenth century millionaire, Love and 
happiness, without doubt, abounded there. Can gilded halls, 
with ** modem conveniences,'* yield a more genuine article or 
in larger quantity ? There is a sacredness about the ancient 
home of the brave pioneer of two hundred years ago. Let 
us always respect and cherish the ** old cabin home." 

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Genealogical Register. 

It is the purpose in this department of our book to 
register the names of the Talleys, descending from William 
Talley, who landed at Upland (now Chester), Pa., just before 
the coming of William Penn, so far as they have been dis- 
covered and disclosed. It cannot be expected that we shall do 
the impossible thing — ^i. e., print the names of those who de- 
cline to give any information about themselves. Nor will we 
attempt to print the names of those who have requested to be 
left out of the book. 

We began the work with the intention of making the 
book as complete as possible, considering the amount of funds 
in hand and in sight. We hoped and believed that practically 
all would, gladly, give the needed information to make a com- 
plete family register. A few letters sent out soon demon- 
strated how false the hope, and how ill-founded our opinion. 
As we progressed, letter after letter was sent, and but few re- 
sponses came in return. The circular was then resorted to, 
and a few more responded ; then another circular ; and lastly, 
a third was issued. Notwithstanding this most importuning 
method, a number who reside at distant points (and we are 
sorry to say some who are not so distant), are not recorded in 
this list. 

If the names of yourself and your relatives are not 
found herein, it is not because an effort was not made to that 
end. All must know that the larger the book the greater the 
benefit to the family, and the more credit to the author. We 
have left out none from choice, nor through the lack of solici- 
tation. Our whole duty in this line has been fully discharged. 
When we scan this list of names, we wonder how they were 
all collected in so short a space of time. 

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There was some hope that we might engage the South- 
em Talleys in this work, and, especially, those in Virginia. 
Nothing whatever could be procured by correspondence, 
although we have been assured that the Delaware and Virginia 
branches were, in the beginning, as near to each other as 
*' brother to brother.'* Had there been a fund at hand, some 
one would have visited the **01d Dominion,'* and possibly 
worked out the problem. 

We believe that the genealogy of the Talley family on 
the Delaware is shown in this Register almost to mathematical 
correctness and certainty. The work has been done in a way 
that leaves little for conjecture, and that overthrows many 
former traditions in the family. Our work is almost wholly 
based upon oflScial records, deeds, etc. The proof of the early 
genealogy is shown in the deeds and matter set out in the his- 
torical part of our work. We now prove the correctness of 
our former work by resorting to a I^ist of Taxables in Brandy- 
wine Hundred for 1787, and to a Voters* I^ist of the same 
hundred for 181 2. On this Tax I^ist we find no Talley names 
but David, Edward, Elihu, Joseph, Samuel, Thomas, Thomas 
Jr. , William Sr. and William Jr. Every one of these names 
is ftilly accounted for in the line of descent from William 
Talley the first. The Voters* I^ist, made as late as 181 2, con- 
tains sixteen Talley names, every one of whom is as familiar 
as the Alphabet to us. We are immovably founded on the 
bed rock, when we find that the Talleys on these two lists all 
belong to our line, and that no others are found therein. If 
William the first had a brother Thomas or a brother John, as 
tradition claims, why were their descendants all excluded 
from the Tax I^ist, or prevented from appearing on the Voters* 
lyist of 1812 ? If Thomas and John were emigrants, we must 
look for them in Virginia, or perhaps in South Carolina. 
They and their descendants did not remain here. All Dela- 
ware Talleys owe their allegiance to the standard of William 
Talley, who landed at Upland, married Elinor Jansen, and 
dashed through the bramble and settled at Foulk*s Comer. 
"That is certain which has been proved to be such** is a 
maxim of universal law. 

Dates of births and deaths as recorded in this Register 

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were obtained from tombstones, family Bibles, records, and 
many times by word of mouth. Much data had to come by 
mail ; this of course we had no opportunity to verify. We 
have observed the to have the dates correct, but 
in many cases dates on tombstones were different from what 
. were shown in family Bibles. In some cases Bibles belonging 
to different members of a family were at variance. We found 
some persons who did not even know the date of their birth. 
We have attempted to give a correct record, but if you find 
the register of yourself or relatives incorrect, we advise an 
immediate correction with pen and ink, as it will not be well 
to perpetuate an error. 


1. WiLWAM Tai.i,ky came to this country prior to 
1686, for in this year he was appointed, in Probate at Phila- 
delphia, Pa., joint administrator with the widow Elinor John- 
son, of the estate of Jan Jansen (Johnson) deceased. William 
must have been here before this date, as the Court would not 
be likely to appoint a raw emigrant to fill a position of such 
responsibility. William married Elinor sometime between 
1686 and 1693. He died between 1698 and 1702. 

W11.1.1AM TAI.1.KY, (r) married Elinor Jansen, a widow. 

Children of William Talley the first* 

2. Thomas — birth not known. 

3. Mary — ^birth not known. 

The mother of these children is not now cer- 
tainly known. Elinor may have been the 

Thomas Taxi^by (ij) married 


4. William, b. 17 14, d. Aug. i, 1790. 

5. David — ^birth and death unknown. 

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6. Mary, m. John Worrough, (Worrall.) 

7. Hannah, m. William Smith. 

8. Susanna, m. Nathaniel Ring. 

9. Samuel, b. April 26, 1726, d. Dec. 30, 1802. 

Mary Tai.i,ey (j) married Peter Campbell, of Salem 
County, N. J. Their children are not known. 


W11.LIAM Tai.i.ey^4) married about 1735 Hannah 
Grubb, daughter of Joseph Grubb, and grandchild of John 
Grubb the emigrant. Hannah died about 1^49. William 

married second, Rebecca prior to 1754. Rebecca died 

about 1766. He married third, Magdalena about 1768. 

She survived him. 

Children of first marriage 

10. Sarah, b. Feb*y, 1736, d. Sept. 6, 1822. 

11. Charity, b. d. 

12. Thomas, b. d. Feb'y 26, 1818. 

13. William, b. Jan'y, 1747, d. May 9, 1812. 

Children of second marriase. 

14. Elihu, b. March 25, 1754, d. Jan*y 22, 1833. 

15. Edward, b. d. about 1800. 

16. Esther, m. James Council. 

17. Rebecca, m. Thomas Smith, Elam, Pa. 

* No issue of third marriage. 


David Tai.i.byA^5) married Catharine . His 

wife joined in making several deeds, and in this way her 
Christian name has been ascertained. 


18. Susanna — ^birth not known. 

19. Martha — ^birth not known. 

20. Priscilla — ^birth not known. — 

21. Elizabeth — ^unmarried. 

22. George, (?) 

23. David, (?) 

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Samuki. Tai,i,Ky (9) married Margaretta Cloud, April 

I, 1758, as shown on Swedes' Church Records, Wilmington, 

Del. (See sketch.) 


24. Thomas, b. 1759, d. Aug. 19, 1836. 

25. Joseph, b. June 4, 1764, d. Sept. 7, 1815. 

26. Jehu, b. 1765, d. May 7, 1848. 

27. Samuel, b. 1777, d. July 8, 1837. 

28. Phebe, m. John Zebley. 

29. Susanna, m. Jeffrey Frame. 

30. Hannah, m. James Smith. 

31. Elizabeth, m. possibly Edward Talley. 

32. Margaret, m. Fields. 


Sarah Tai,i,ky (xo) married John Foulk the first. He 
was the ancestor of all the Foulks who lived about Foulk' s 
Comer, Brandy wine Hundred, Del. He was bom April 22, 
1735, and died November 8, 1820. She died 1822. Both 
were buried in the Talley-Foulk burying ground. John and 
Sarah were married October 12, 1756. 


33. John, b. July 14, 1765, d. FeVy 12, 1797. 

34. Esther, b. Dec. 23, 1769, d. Oct. 27, 1855. 

35. Hannah, b. Oct. 21, 1761. 

36. Priscilla, b. March 3, 1775, d. March 3, 1802. 

37. Sarah, b. Oct. 24, 1763. 

38. William, b. Sept. 15, 1757. 

— Elizabeth, b. July 26, 1759. 

— Stephen, b. Dec. 28, 1767. 

The old Foulk Bible was found in the possession of 
Mrs. Susanna Pierce, at Wilmington, Del. Numbers could 
not be given to the last two names without renumbering the 
whole genealogy through, numbers having been given to the 
other names before the Foulk Bible was discovered. 

Charity Tai.i,by (xx) married Joseph Cloud, May 9, 
1760. He may have been a grandson of Wm. Cloud, the 

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39. William. 

40. Charity. 


Thomas (i^) married Hannah Grubb, daugh- 
ter of Richard, November 4, 1766. Richard was the son of 
John and Rachel (Buckley) Grubb. John was the son of John 
the first. 


41. William, b. May 13, 1768, d. 1839. 

42. Adam, b. Feb*y 7, 1770, d. Jtily 28, 1844. 

43. Thomas, b. May 5, 1772, d. Jan*y 9, 1859. 

44. Richard, b. July 12, 1780, d. about 1826. 

45. Charity, b. FeVy 19, 1784, d. about 1819. 
These births were taken from a sampler worked 

by the hands of Charity, No. 45, about 1793. 
This sampler is now in possession of John 
Booth's family. It was handed down by 
Charity (Talley) Booth. 


W11.1.1AM TAU^nyiiij) married Dinah (Diana) Stilley, 
November 5, 1768. (See sketch of '* William on the Brandy- 
wine.") They lived at Talley* s Comer when first married. 
This place derived its name from the fact, that William lived 
on one corner, his brother Thomas on another, and William 
the father owned the land on another comer. 


46. Curtis, b. Aug. 20, 1769, d. 1859. 

47. Amor, b. 1771, d. Dec. 10, 1820. 

48. Harmon, b. April 28, 1775, d. Aug. 24, 1858. 

49. Elihu, b. Nov. 24, 1777, d. June 18, i860. 

50. Peter, b. d, in Illinois. 

51. Caleb, b. d. in Delaware. 

52. Sarah, b. d. in Delaware. 

53. John, b. Sept. 25, 1791, d. July 6, 1861. 

54. lyewis S., b. June 8, 1794, d. Sept. 3," 1847. 

55. Keziah, b. d. in Delaware. 

56. Eli, d. in infancy. 

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EwHU Tai,i,k^(/5^ married I^ydia Forwood, daughter 
of Wm. and Sarah (Clark) Forwood. (See sketch.) 


57. Amor, b. Jan'y 9, 1780, d. in Ohio. 

58. Sarah, b. Dec. 18, 1781, d. in Delaware. 

59. John Forwood, b. April i, 1784, d. Dec. 11, 1851. 

60. Mary, b. Nov. 10, 1787, d. FeVy 16, 1869. 

61. George, b. Jan'y 2, 1793. 

62. I^ydia, b. Aug. 14, 1795. 

63. Elihu, b. Aug. 16, 1795, d. in infancy. 

The wife I^ydia died August 16, 1795, when the 
last twin was bom. Elihu married second 
Rachel Robinson, daughter of Charles Robin- 
son, who lived on the Robt. Casey farm. 

Children of second marriage. 

64. Charles — went to the Mexican War. 

65. Hannah R., b. Aug. 10, 1801, d. April 8, 1879. 

66. Gideon G., b. 1806, d. Nov. 30, 1842. 

67. Hiram, d. unmarried. 

68. Rachel A., b. d. May 20, 1855. 


Edward TAi.i.Kv'(r5y married Elizabeth 

ably a TaUey. (See his sketch.) 

Cyrus, b. March 7, 1781. 
Harlin, b. Sept. 13, 1782 — ^nothing known. 






Orpah, b. March 22, 1784 — nothing known. 

Susanna, b. Nov. 25, 1785. 

Enoch, b. May 16, 1787 — ^nothing known. 

Samuel, b. March 8, 1790. 

Oliver, b. Oct. 23, 1791 — nothing known. 

These names were found in the Bible of Joseph 
Woyd. Edward Talley married second, Chris- 
tiann Dick, a widow. No children of this 
last marriage. 

EsTHBR Tai,, (r6) married James Council. They 
moved to Ohio. 

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Rkbkcca TALI.KY (J7) married Thomas Smith, of Bir- 
mingham. He was the son of Wm. Smith, of £lam, Delaware 
County, Pa. 

These last two marriages are proved by a deed made by 
the heirs-at-law of Wm. Talley, deceased, dated 1790, and 
Recorded in Book ** H,'* vol. 3, pg. 97, at Wilmington, Del. 

Susanna Taxi^ky (r*) married (tall) Thomas Cartmell, 
of Quarryville, Del. She was his second wife ; his first wife 
having been Hannah Foulk (35). All of the children of 
Thomas Cartmell were in the Talley line of descent. 
Children of second marriase. 

76. Jemima, b. Sept. i, 1793, d. Aug. 31, 1846. 

77. Elizabeth, d. unmarried. 

78. Susanna. 

79. William, m. Jane Pennington. 

80. George, a cooper at Brandywine. 

Martha Taxi^ky (rp) married John Marshall. Noth- 
ing is known of them. n 

Priscii,i,a Taxi^by (^o) married Thomas Thompson, 
an Englishman. Priscilla is buried at St. Martin's Church at 
Marcus Hook. Thomas is buried at Swedes Church, Wil- 
mington. Priscilla survived her husband a number of years. 


81. Catharine, b. Sept. 10, 1806, d. 1844. 

82. John, b. July 30, 1809, d. Aug. 19, 1888. 

83. Sallie, b. Nov. 2, 181 1. 

84. George, b. Oct. i, 1814, d. 1898. 

85. Elizabeth, b. 1817, d. . 

86. Stephen H., b. Dec. 20, 1823. 

87. Edward T., b. Sept. 17, 1825. 

88. Mary Ann, b. Sept. 17, 1825. 

Thomas Taxi^kt ti?4), son of Samuel, married Rebecca 

Lloyd, sister of Jeremiah I/loyd, Feb'y 19, 1784. (See Swedes' 

Church Record.) 


89. Amor, m. Lydia Talley. 

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90. Margaret, m. Aaron Smith. 

91. Hannah, m. Samuel Hanby. 

92. Rebecca, m. Robinson Beeson. 

Joseph TAi,i,EvXi?5), son of Samuel, married Susanna 
Smith June 8, 1798. Susanna died Feb*y 20, 1858. 


93. Jehu (dark hair), b. Sept. 5, 1799, d. July 29, 


94. Susanna, b. Sept. 22, 1801, d. Nov. 17, 1881. 

95. Thomas, b. Nov. 30, 1803, d. Nov. 31, 1824. 

96. Margaret, b. April 12, 1806, d. young. 

97. Margaret, b. June 30, 1809, d. Oct. 29, 1824. 


Jehu Taxi^ey fjssojy son of Samuel, married Jemima 

Kdlam. He lived to the west of, and adjoining, the Ebright 

farm, near the State line. 


98. Jehu (Blonde), b. June 11, 1802, d. July 22, 1869. 

99. Joseph B. 

100. Benjamin, d. in Philadelphia, Pa. 

1 01. Jemima. 

102. Parthena, m. Robert McClure. 

103. Susan. 

104. Mary, m. Benjamin Pierce. 

Samuei. TAi.i.EY^i(i?7), son of Samuel, married Mary 

Russell Sept. 21, 1796. He resided on the farm now the home 

of Zach. Ebright. It was sold by Bayard Talley, executor, to 



105. Bayard, b. July 25, 1806, d. Aug. 12, 1891. 

106. Nelson R., moved to Delaware, Ohio. 

107. Alban, d. unmarried. 

108. Isabella. 

109. Jane, m. John Wilson, 
no. Margaret, m. I^ittle. 

111. Maria, m. John Cochran. 

112. Ann. 

113. Martha, b. June 23, 1810, d. April 11, 1861. 

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John FouIvK (33) married Jemima Sharpley, Feb'y 27, 
1787. He is buried at the Newark Union burying ground. 
The date of birth on his tombstone agrees with the date in the 
Foulk Bible. We do not kix)w the names of all his children, 
but he evidently had a son John, who was John the third. 
This last John married Ann Grubb, sister of Joseph Grubb. 
They had a son John, who married Susanna Button. The 
latter had a son John the fifth. 

EsTHKR Foui^K (34) married Moses Bullock, Feb'y 7, 
1787. They resided near Elam, Pa., and were the ancestors 
of many of this name in and about Concord Township, Dela- 
ware County, Pa. 

Hannah Foui.k (55) married (tall) Thomas Cartmell. 
They resided at Quanyville, Del., on the farm of the late 
Joseph B. Guest. 

PRISCILI.A Foui,K (j6) married Harmon Talley (48). 
(See the issue under No. 48.) 

Sarah Fouivt (j7) possibly married Powell Clayton, of 
Delaware County, Pa. It is not certain whether it was Sarah 
No. 37, or a sister Sarah, born February 7, 1772, that married 
Mr. Clayton. The old Foulk Bible indicates that Sarah, bom 
1763, may have died an infant, and that a second child was 
named Sarah, and was bom in 1772. We did not discover 
this Bible until this genealogy was nearly ready for the printer. 
John Clayton was the son of Powell and Sarah (Foulk) Clay- 
ton. Sarah, then, was the grandmother of Hon. Powell 
Clayton, Minister to Mexico ; Judge Thomas J. Clayton, of 
the Delaware County, Pa., Courts ; and Judge Wm. H. Clay- 
ton, of Arkansas. 

W11.1.1AM F0UI.K (38) married Sharpley. They 

moved to Mill Creek Hundred, Del., and were the ancestors of 
the Foulks there. 

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William Cloud (jp) married Ann Davis, Nov. 2, 


114. Abner, m. Elizabeth McKay. 

115. Ann, m. George I/xlge. 

116. Charity, did not marry. 

117. Maria, did not marry. 

118. I/>t, m. Rebecca Talley. 

119. Joel. 

Charity Cloud (40) married Valentine Robinson, who 
lived on the Naaman's Creek Road, Brandywine Hundred. 
The names of their children are taken from the Sterne Record, 


120. Jemima, b. 1790. 

121. Lydia, b. 1792. 

122. Keziah, b. 1796. 

123. Kerenhappuck, b. 1799. 

124. Charles, b. 1801. 

125. Charity, b. 1807. 

William TallE\P(4 j) married Ann Day, sister of Ben- 
jamin Day, who lived on the Shellpot Creek. Francis Day was 
the father. William Talley purchased of William McClure's 
Estate 100 acres of land on the ** New Road** to the south- 
east of Perry's Hotel, and made his home there until his 

death, in 1839. 


126. Joseph, b. May 15, 1799, d. in Illinois. 

127. Thomas, b. June 9, 1801, d. young. 

128. Harmon, b. March 31, 1803, d. 1867. 

129. Hezekiah, b. Jan'y 12, 1806, d. Nov. 3, 1862. 

130. Mary Ann, b. Nov. 8, 1808, d. April 4, 1885. 

131. William Grubb, b. May 22, 181 3, d. 1898. 

132. Samuel M., b. Dec. 27, 1815, d. Aug. 23, 1896. 

Adam TalleytC^^) married Rebecca Day, July 15, 1795. 
She was a sister of Ann and Benjamin Day, and was bom 
March 26, 1774. Adam Talley was an extensive land-owner 
at Talley *s Comer. He devised a farm each to his sons Wil- 

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liam D., Thomas Miller and I^ewis, subject to legacies to his 
daughters; and a **new house/* with a small tract, to Pris- 
cilla Hanby (wife of William Hanby) for life, with remainder 
to her son, Adam Talley Hanby, in fee. His desk and arm- 
chair were devised to I^ewis. I^ewis was appointed executor 
of the will, and letters were granted to him August i, 1844. 
The witnesses to the will were Isaac Grubb and I^ewis S. 
Talley (the preacher). Adam died July 28, 1844. His will 
bears date May 7, 1842. His wife died April 8, 1838. Adam 
was a very thrifty and honorable man. Camp-meeting was 
held in his woods adjoining the Grubb Road for several 



133. Mary, b. Oct. 10, 1795. 

134. Ann, b. June i, 1797. 

135. Hannah, b. Jan'y 16, 1800, d. 1890. 

136. Adam G., b. April 3, 1802, d. May 14, 1868. 

137. Priscilla, b. Feb'y 20, 1805, d. Jan'y 7, 1869. 

138. William D., b. Oct. 6, 1806, d. Nov. 21, 1882. 

139. Thomas Miller, b. Aug. 28, 1808, d. March i, 


140. Lewis, b. Nov. 4, 1810, d. Oct. 9, 1890. 

141. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 12, 1812. 

142. Rebecca, b. Feb'y 12, 1813, d. July 26, 1893. 

Thomas TaIvI.Ky (45) was bom May 5, 1772, and died 
at the extreme age of 87 years. He was born on the farm late 
of Penrose R. Talley, on the Foulk Road. He was a small 
boy at the date of the Battle of Brandywine, yet he recol- 
lected distinctly having seen a part of the American army 
retreating past his home, going to Chester on the evening of 
the battle. A portion may have gone by the Foulk Road. 
Thomas married Mary Weldin, daughter of George and Eliza- 
beth (Allmond) Weldin, who lived on Penny Hill, on the 
Philadelphia Turnpike. George Weldin was a brother to 
Jacob Weldin, who married Mary Allmond, sister to Eliza- 
beth. George and Jacob were sons of Isaac, who was a son 
of the first Jacob. Thomas and Mary, shortly after their 
marriage, purchased a farm on the lower Shellpot, above 

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Webster's mill, and moved to it soon after 1800. They spent 
the remainder of their life on this farm. Thomas was a very 
neat and intelligent man. He was a stone mason by trade, 
and helped to erect the immense stone arch which forms the 
Naaman's Creek Bridge at Claymont, Del. Thomas was a 
patriot and shouldered his musket in the War of 181 2. 


143. Eliza A., b. March 8, 1806, d. Nov. 7, 1891. 

144. George W., b. Feb'y 8, 1808, d. March 3, 1888. 

145. Alban, b. March 15, 181 1, d. Oct. 16, 1821. 

146. John, b. Nov. 15, 181 3. 

147. Hannah, b. July 25, 1816, d. Jan'y 5, 1892. 

Richard Tai.i<et^44) married Sarah Cartmell, daugh- 
ter of (tall) Thomas Cartmell and Hannah (Foulk) Cartmell. 
Richard and his wife lived and died on the Penrose Talley 
farm, at Talley' s Comer. Richard may have died about the 
date of his will, in 1826. He was buried at the Talley-Foulk 
burying ground. His wife died about 1833. 


148. Hannah C, b. Oct. i, 1803. 


Penrose R., b. May 19, 1805, ^- Nov. 27, 1879. 
Charity, b. 1807. 

Sarah, b. Jan'y, 27, 1809, d. Aug. 12, 1879. 
Thomas, b. Nov. 11, 18 10, d. Aug. 13, 1899. 
John R., b. Nov. 7, 1812, d. Feb'y 6, 1890. 
Peter, b. March 16, 181 6, d. Oct. 19, 1884. 
Nelson L., b. Oct. 15, 1823, d. April 20, 1864. 
George, d. unmarried. 

Charity Tali^ey (45) died unmarried, in 1819, about 
one year after her father. 

Curtis I46) married Mary Baldwin, daughter 
of Eli Baldwin. Curtis, after his marriage, resided on the farm 
later owned by his son Thomas I^ea Talley, adjoining the 
Ebright farm in Brand)rwine Hundred. 


157. Clarissa, b. Sept. 12, 1791, d. April 29, 1843. 

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Sixth Generation. 67 

158. Elizabeth, b. Feb*y 19, 1793, d. Aug. 6, 1843. 

159. Mary, b. Jan'y 26, 1795, d. Feb*y 6,. 1840. 

160. Keziah, b. June 6, 1797, d. young. 

161. William, b. Aug. 12, 1799, d. in the West. 

162. Eli Baldwin, b. Nov. i, 1801, d. Sept. 9, 1875. 

163. Samuel, b. March 1803, d. young. 

164. Sally Ann, b. June 19, 1805. 

165. Curtis, b. Nov. 19, 1807, d. in New Jersey. 

166. Margaret, b. April 12, 1810. 

167. Thomas I^ea, b. June 3, 1812. 

These names and dates were taken from an old 
Bible in the possession of Curtis, son of Thos. 
I,ea Talley, Sr. 


Amor TAi.i.Eir (47) married Ann Day, daughter of 
Joseph Day, on January 19, 1797. Amor lived and died close 
by the *' eight-square*' school-house, west of the Concord 
Turnpike. Amor was a man of excellent character and firm 
integrity. He died at the age of 49 years, and is buried at 
the Bethel Cemetery, Brandy wine Hundred. 


168. Diana, b. July 3, 1798, d. March 30, 1895. 



Joseph Day, b. Dec. 4, 1799, d. 1868. 
Hiram W., b. Dec. 6, 1802, d. 1840. 
Amor ly., b. Sept. 20, 1804, 
Eliza Ann, b. Oct. 14, 1806, d. 1891. 
Keziah, b. Oct. 20, 1808, d. Jan'y 5, 1892. 
Wesley, b. Jan'y 17, 1812, d. 1875. 
Mary Day, b. Feb'y 22, 1814. 


Harmon Tai.i.ey^^^) married first, Priscilla Foulk, 
(36. ) They were first cousins to each other. He married after 
the death of Priscilla, Rebecca Grubb, a sister of his son-in- 
law, Adam Grubb. Priscilla died in 1802, and is buried in the 
Foulk burying ground. Rebecca, the second wife, died in 1836, 
and is buried in the Grubb family burying ground on the Grubb 
Road. Harmon was quite an able man, was a member of the 
Delaware I^egislature in 1828. After the death of his last 
wife, in 1836, he moved to Ohio, taking almost his entire 

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family with him. He moved from Ohio to Illinois, and died, 
in 1858, at Piasa, Macoupin County. He was interred in the 
Mt. Pleasant M. E. Cemetery at that place. He lost his eye- 
sight some years before he died. 

Children of first marrias:e. 

176. Julian, b. June 23, 1798, d. Sept. 10, 1877. 

177. John Foulk, b. Oct. 26, 1799, d. Nov. 4, 1886. 

178. Priscilla — died young. 

Cliildren of second marriage. 

179. Isaac Grubb, b. Jan'y 10, 1804, d. Feb*y 18, 1888. 

180. William Tatnall, b. May 7, 1808, d. May 15, 1885. 

181. Margaretta. 

182. Charles T. — died in California. 

183. Harmon Harrison — died in Kansas. 

184. Priscilla, b. Feb*y 14, 1814, d. 1885. 


EUHU Tali.ey*C49) married Ann Twaddell. They 
are both buried at St. Martin's P. E. Church at Marcus Hook. 
Elihu was a man of action, and of great influence in his hun- 
dred. He held many small oflSces. 


185. William T., b. May 6, 1817. 

186. Charles T., b. Aug. 11, 1819. 


Peter Tali^ey {s<^ married first, Sarah Carlton. 
He lived on the Brandywine Creek until some years after his 
father's death. He moved to Illinois — some say to Ogle 
County. He married a second time, probably. 


187. Carlton may be same as I^ewis, 192. 

188. Diana. 

189. Hannah. 

190. Elvina. 

191. Ruth. 

192. lycwis. 


These were merely reported 
by Mrs. Lurana Gardner, 
of Illinois, as Peter's chil- 

Caxeb Tali,ey^5j) married Sarah Brown. He died 
on the banks of the Brandyijvine, December 31, 1820. His 
wife died July 22, 1818, leaving their children quite young, 

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Hannah being but five months old when her mother died. 

Hannah Talley, it appears, was a daughter of Caleb the first. 

Her children state it most clearly that their mother was bom 

towards the Brandy wine, and that her father was Caleb Talley ; 

that the mother died when Hannah was only a few months 

old, and that Hannah was reared partly by Caleb Perkins, 

who married Hannah Brown, aunt to Hannah the infant. 

Hannah also, in her lifetime, stated that she was entitled to 

some land near the Brandywine. Most positive proof has 

been found in the family Bible of Hannah (Talley) Everson, 

now in the hands of her daughter at Marcus Hook. It gives 

the death of Caleb and his wife, Sarah Talley. If Caleb 

married Elizabeth Jones, as has been stated, she was a first 

wife, for he surely had a wife Sarah, the mother of Hannah. 

Those interested in this matter can follow it up to a definite 



193. Caleb. 

194. Hannah, b. Feb'y 14, 1818. 

Sarah Tai^ley (5^) married Thomas McKee, of Mc- 
Kee's Hill, near Wilmington. 








These names were given by 



J. Henderson Talley, of 



West Chester, Pa. 





Rev. John Tai.i,ey*^(5 j) married first, lyCtitia Clark, 

daughter of George Clark, who lived at Talley' s Corner. He 

married second, Ann W. Henderson, of Milford, Del., and 

third, Ann Hollingsworth, of Elkton, Md. John Talley was 

buried at Mt. I^ebanon church-yard, near the Brand5rwine. 

(See sketch.) 

Children of first marriage. 

202. George C, b. April 21, 181 3. 

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203. James Zebley, b. May 9, 1814. 

204. William Wesley. 

Children of second marriage. 

205. J. Henderson, b. Aug. 2, 1824. 

206. Rachel Ann, b, Mch. 12, 1826, d. Mch. 24, 1828. 

207. Major, b. 1828, d. March 12, 1828. 
There were no issue of third marriage. 

Rev. Lewis S. Tai.i.ey^'(54) married Priscilla Clark, 
a sister of Letitia, the wife of his brother John Talley. He 
traveled for a time as a Methodist minister, but receiving an 
injury from a fall, he ceased to travel, and afterwards preached 
as a local minister, at the same time conducting his farm at 
Talley' s Comer, on the Foulk Road. He is well remembered 
by the older residents of Brandy wine Hundred. He was 
quite an able man and a forcible preacher. He was above 
the average in intellect, and a man of influence among 
his neighbors. He died September 3, 1847, and was interred 
at the Bethel Cemetery in Brandywine Hundred. He was the 
father of a large family, among whom was General William 
Cooper Talley, now of Washington, D. C. 


208. Caleb C, b. April 17, 1816. 

209. Eleanor, b. Jan'y 21, 1818, d. June 10, 1842. 

210. Letitia H., b. Jan'y 30, 1820. 

211. Ann Glover, b. May 20, 1822, d. Aug. 11, i860. 

212. Priscilla, b. March 26, 1824, d. — , 1899. 

213. Charlotte, b. Sept. 5, 1826, d. Oct. 13, 1850. 

214. Lewis Henry, b. Nov. 5, 1828, d. Nov. 17, 1893. 

215. William Cooper, b. Dec. 11, 1831. 

This birth is taken from his father's Bible. 

Keziah Talley (sS) married first, Charles Twad- 
dell. After his death she married Isaac Grubb, uncle to Isaac 
N. Grubb, of Brandyivine Hundred. 

No issue of either marriage. 

Capt. Amor Talley (57) married Mary Pierce, sister 
of Adam Pierce. He resided for a time on a farm along the 

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Foulk Road. He followed his brother John Forwood Talley to 
Cleremont County, Ohio, where he died at a very full age. 
(See sketch of his father Elihu.) 

216. Sallie Ann. 

217. Timothy. 

218. Lydia. 

219. Elihu. 

220. Mary Caroline. 

All supposed to be in Ohio. 

Sarah Tai.i.ey (5*) married Major Joseph Grubb, 
who lived at Grubb' s Mill, in Brandy wine Hundred. He 
was the owner of many acres of land. Sarah was the ** Belle 
of Delaware.** (See sketch of Elihu, her father.) 


221. Amor. 

222. Nelson. 

223. Matilda B. 

224. I^ydia Ann. 

225. Collingwood Clark. 

226. Joseph. 

John Forwood Tai<i<ey^(59) married Sarah New- 
comer, February 26, 1818, in Maryland. He was in the War 
of 1 81 2. After this he worked at his trade erecting mills. 
When engaged in erecting a mill in Maryland for Henry New- 
comer, he became acquainted with the daughter Sarah. This 
resulted in a marriage. The newly wedded couple resided in 
Virginia for a time, later they settled in Cleremont County, 
Ohio, where they spent the remainder of their very successful 
life. Cleremont County was, when John moved there, well on 
the frontier. He has told, that in the early day he was offered 
the best lot in Cincinnati for a load of lumber. Thus show- 
ing how new Cincinnati was at that day. John Forwood 
Talley, by his push and energy, acquired a vast amount of 
lands in Ohio ; and when he died he was the wealthiest man 
in Cleremont County. His wife died July 8, 1851. He 
turned from her death-bed saying, '* I have nothing to live for 
now.** From that time he declined, and passed away Decem- 

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ber II, 1 85 1. He was particular in his dress, kept good 
horses, and enjoyed a dashing drive. He was tall and muscu- 
lar, and was possessed of an iron will. He, though a very 
silent man, would not stand an insult, and would resent the 
same even if it led to a personal encounter. He left to sur- 
vive him five children, who became men and women of great 
ability and of influence in the State of Ohio. 


227. Henry N., b. June 12, 1819, d. Nov. 13, 1888. 

228. I^ydia, b. Oct. 3, 1820, d. Sept. 17, 1840. 

229. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 19, 1823, d. Nov. 10, 1896. 

230. Elihu, b. Sept. 4, 1825, d. Jan'y 17, 1896. 

231. John William, b. Aug. 5, 1830, d. Mch. 22, 1895. 

232. Sarah I^., b. Dec. 25, 1833. 

Mary Tallky (60) married first, Harmon Talley, 

second, Thos. Smith. Harmon was a carpenter, and resided 

along the Foulk Road, on a farm afterward owned by Samuel 

Forwood. He was in the army qf 181 2, and was encamped 

near Marcus Hook. He was born July 31, 1781, and died 

February 10, 1821. 


233. Lydia, b. April 20, 1807, d. young. 

234. Rebecca, b. Oct. 2, 1808, d. young. 

235. Washington, b. Dec. 20, 18 10, d. young. 

236. Lurana A., b. Jan'y 25, 1812, d. April 6, 1893. 

237. Isaac Jones, b. Feb'y 8, 1814, d. Sept. 17, 1873. 

238. lycah, b. April 19, 1815, d. young. 

239. Mary Jane, b. Sept. 4, 181 8. 

240. Elizabeth M., b. April 21, 1821. 

Children of second marriage. 

241. George W., m. Anna M. Grubb. 

242. Ann, m. Thomas J. Pierce, (Concord.) 

Lydia (62) married Amor Talley, son of 

Thomas, son of Samuel first. (See No. 89 for issue of this 

marriage.) ^^6 

Ch ARISES Tali,ey^(64) married , moved to 

Harrisburg, Pa. , went to the Mexican War, and ^was never 

heard of again. 

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Hannah R. Tai.i.ey (65) married, January 31, 1822, 
Jehu Talley, (dark-haired) No. 93. They resided on the 
Concord Turnpike, above Perry's Hotel. They are buried at 
Siloam M. E. burying ground, Delaware County, Pa. 


243. I^ewis Smith, b. April 8, 1824, d. Mch. 13, 1855. 

244. Thomas C, b. July 29, 1826, d. Dec. 26, 1886. 

245. Julia Ann, b. Feb'y i, 1829, d. Nov. 21, 1850. 

246. Charles Parker, b. March 3, 1831, d. young. 

247. Hiram G., b. Sept. 12, 1833, d. Nov. 29, 1875. 

248. Elizabeth M., b. June 2, 1836, d. Jan'y 22, 1898. 

249. Susan Jane, b. Dec. 12, 1838, d. Jan*y 4, 1897. 

250. Walter Marsh, b. March 28, 1841, d. young. 

251. Joseph E., b. May 31, 1843, d. young. 

252. Mary Emma, b. Feb'y 17, 1845, d. Nov. 23, 1892. 

Gideon Gilpin Tai.i.ev (66) married first, Elizabeth 
Lloyd (271), sister of Joseph Lloyd. After her death he 
married a widow named Paiste, of Delaware County, Pa. 
Child of first marriage. 

253. Edgar ly., b. Nov. 26, 1834, d. July 14, 1854. 

Cliildren of second marriage. 

254. Martha H., b. Jan'y 28, 1838, d. young. 

255. Hiram H., b. Feb'y 3, 1840. In California. 
Elizabeth, the first wife, was visiting in the West. She 

was out of doors, and heard the cry of ' * mad dog. * ' She sud- 
denly turned to run in the house, and in some way ruptured a 
blood vessel, from the effects of which she shortly died. 

Rachei. a. TA1.1.EY (68) married John Thompson, 

(82) January 10, 1833. He was a carpenter, and resided in 

Chester, Pa. He is buried at the Newark Union Cemetery, 

Brandywine Hundred. 


256. George, b. Feb'y 2, 1834, d. young. 

257. Thomas, b. April 4, 1835, d. young. 

258. Elizabeth J., b. Jan'y 19, 1837. 

259. Gideon Gilpin, b. Feb'y 2, 1840. 

260. John If.y b. Jan*y 23, 1842, d. young. 

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261. William T., b. Nov. 3, 1843. 

262. Charles A., b. June 4, 1846. 

263. Lydia A., b. Dec. 10, 1848, d. young. 

264. Stephen E., b. Dec. 29, 1849, d. young. 

265. Thomas Rawson, b. April 13, 1851, d. young. 

Cyrus Talley ^og) married Mary . He may 

have resided near Philadelphia. 


266. James Smith, b. June 15, 181 1, d. Sept. 20, 1873. 

267 . Alexander. CPerhap s. ) 

268. Henry, b. April 22, 1819, d. 1884. 

Susanna Tali^by (72) married Jeremiah Lloyd, May 
2, 1805. He resided near the Delaware River. Susanna has 
been described, by those who knew her, as a lady of refine- 
ment and great kindness. 


269. Samuel, b. Nov. 30, 1806. Resided in Indiana. 

270. Joseph, b. Aug. 6, 1808, d. March i, 1855. 

271. Elizabeth, b. April 6, 181 1, d. April 12, 1835. 

272. Orpah, b. Nov. 3, 1813. Resided in Indiana. 

273. Susan, b. Sept. 25, 1817. 

274. Isaac, b. July 4, 1825. 

Samuel Tai^ley 1(74) married Jemima Talley (loi). 
This is not definitely known, but it is supposed to be right, 
from the fact that a g^ave is found in the Foulk Cemetery 
marked, '* Margaret, the daughter of Samuel and Jemima 
Talley, died April 24, 1839, at the age of 18 years.*' We 
know of no other Samuel or Jemima who were of the age to 
have a child bom about 1821. Then, again, Mary Talley, 
the mother of Willard Galbreath, was the daughter of Jemi- 
ma Talley, and Willard states that his grandfather was buried 

in the Foulk Cemetery. 


275. Margaret, b. 1821, d. April 24, 1839. 

276. Mary, b. Aug. 27, 1826, d. April 17, 1861. 
There f^^y hflYfi ^^" other children. 

Digitized by 


Sixth Ghnbration. 75 

Jemima Cartmhll (76) married Warren Rawson 
about 1 8 10, (See sketch of Thomas G. Rawson.) 


277. Elizabeth. 

278. Susanna. 

279. Regina, b. Aug. 26, 1815. 

280. A daughter died in infancy. 

281. A daughter died in infancy. 

282. Thomas George, b. Jan'y 9, 1823. 

283. William Warren, b. April i, 1825. 

Catherine Thompson (*j) married John McDade. 
They are both interred at St. Martin's, Marcus Hook, Pa. 


284. Rachel, m. Thomas Hansell. 

John Thompson (Sss) married Rachel A. Talley. 
(See No. 68 for the issue.) 

Sallik Thompson (83) married Robert Bird, Feb*y 

He died at his home at 



He was a shoemaker. 

Penny Hill 

, Brandywine 




Mary Ann. 







George Thompson (84) married Sarah Ann Prince, 
daughter of Isaiah Prince, brother of jCdiOA Prince. 


289. Mary Eliza — died a young woman. 

Elizabeth Thompson (8s) married Nehemiah 



290. Thomas Thompson, unmarried. 

291. Mary, m. James Rusk. 

292. Martha S. 

293. Jesse, d. young. 

Digitized by 


76 Genkalogicai. Register. 

294. Nehemiah, d. young. 

295. Ella I^., m. Samuel Mullen. 

296. John Talbot, unmarried. 

297. Sarah T., married James Bullock. 

298. Lydia Jane, m. Isaac Venn. 

299. Victor I. Du Pont, m. May Mower. 

Stephen H. Thompson (86) married Henrietta M. 

Guest, Dec. 6, 1861. 


300. Mary F., b. Dec. 6, 1865, m. Wm. J. Quigley. 

Edward T. Thompson (87) married Mary Schuster. 

301. Eliza. 

302. Edward. 

303. Florence. 

304. Priscilla. 

305. Thomas J. Y. 

Mary Ann Thompson (88) married John G. Burke, 
May 23, 1849. She is a widow, and has, of late years, re- 
sided^ at Chester, Pa. She and her daughters get along very 
snugly at their home. Her memory is good, and she has 
given much information for the book. 


306. Mary A., b. Feb'y 25, 1850. 

307. Ellen H., b. Jan'y 7, 1853. 

308. lyizzie E., b. Sept. 5, 1864. 

Amor Tai,i,ey (8g) married I^ydia Talley (62). 

309. Samuel, b. 1820, d. 1887. 

Margaret Tai.i.ey (go) married Aaron Smith, of 
Delaware County, Pa. They lived close by the circular line. 


310. John. 

311. Rebecca. 

312. Susan, d. at nine years of age. 

Digitized by 


Sixth Generation. 77 

Hannah Talley (pj) married Samuel Hanby, who 
lived near Siloam M. E. Church. They and all of their child- 
ren are deceased, and are buried in the Siloam Cemetery. 

Rebecca Tai^ley (92 ) married Robinson Beeson, 
May 25, 1826. They resided, after their marriage, on the 
land of Thomas Talley, now the William Weer farm, on the 
Naaman's Creek Road. 

Robinson Beeson, b. Oct. 17, 1797, d. Spt. 18, 1877. 

Rebecca Talley , b. Sept. 23, 1800, d. Jan. 11,1867. 

313. Thomas Talley, b. April 23, 1827. 




Amor, b. March i, 1828. 
Wesley G., b. Dec. 14, 1830. 
Hannah A., b. Dec. 14, 1830. 
Margaret, b. May i, 1834. 
Charles, b. Nov. 7, 1836. 
Charlotte, b. March 27, 1840. 
Emily, b. March 27, 1840 

Jehu Talley^ dark hair (95), married Hannah R. 
Talley. (See No. 65 for issue of this marriage. ) 

Susanna Talley (94) married John McKeever. They 
are both buried in the Bethel Cemetery. Susanna died at the 
age of 81 years and her husband at the age of 82 years. 


321. Thomas T., b. April 26, 1830, d. July 19, 1868. 

322. Margaret, married Jacob R. Pennell. 

323. Isabella, d. seven years old. 

Jehu Tai.i.ey (9*77 blonde, married Hannah Smith, 
daughter of James and Jane Smith, of Elam, Delaware Co., 
Pa. He owned considerable land at Elam. 


324. James Smith, b. Aug. 11, 1834, d. 1864. 

325. Jehu, b. April 18, 1836. 

326. Jane, b. July 15, 1838. 

327. Hannah A., b. June 25, 1840. 

Digitized by 


78 Gbnbai.ogic;a.l Register 


Joseph B. Tai.ley\99), son of Jehu, married Maria — . 

328. Aaron Dickinson — went West. 

329. Thomas — killed by explosion of Du Font's 

powder wagons in Wilmington. 

330. Mary — ^went West. 

331. Joseph, d. unmarried. 

Benjamin TAi.i.EYt^ioo) married , had children, 

and died in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Jemima Tali^Ey (ioi) may have married first, Samuel 

Talley, (74) son of Edward. Children, (See No. 74.) 

Jemima, after the death of Samuel, married, about 1844, 

Robert Galbreath. 

Child of second marriage. 

332. Robert Clay, b. Feb'y 14, 1856. 

Parthena Talley (ioss) married Robert McClure. 
He lived along the Foulk Road, and had something to do 
with the log house known as the ** Booth house.*' It is said 
that he moved to Wilmington, and his descendants may be 
living there to-day. 

Susan Talley (103) married Benjamin Brown. 

333. Thomas — ^went to Ohio. 

334. Frank — went to Ohio. 

335. Sarah Jane — nothing further known. 

Mary Talley (J04) married Benjamin Pierce. Know 
nothing further of this family. 

Bayard Talley (J059, son of Samuel, the son of 
Samuel the first, married, February 5, 1835, Elizabeth Smith, 
daughter of James and Jane Smith, of Elam, Delaware 
County, Pa. Bayard, later in life, moved to Oak Hill, I^an- 
caster County, Pa. He and his wife are buried at St. John*s 
P. E. Church Cemetery, Concord, Pa. 

Digitized by 


Sixth Generation. 



336. Anna Maria, d. an infant, in 1836. 

337. Nelson Smith, d. Sept 17, 1890, in his 53d year. 

338. Mary Jane, b. Aug. i, 1840. 

Nei<son R. Taix,^y \io6) married , moved to 

Delaware, Ohio. 


339. A. J. Talley, Belle Point, Ohio. (Others, but 

not found. ) 

ISABE1.1.A TA1.1.KY (jo*) married 
further known of her. 


JANK TA1.1.KY (log) married John Wilson, 
sided near Centreville, Christiana Hundred. 

Sabilla, d. unmarried. 
Lydia A., single. 
Hannah, single. 
Adaline, m. Baird. 

They re- 


Mary Jane, m. James Ewing. 

Priscilla, married Eli Seal. 

Alban J., m., and lives in Montgomery Co., Pa. 

Margaret ( jjo) married 


Maria Tai.i.ey ( jjj) married John Cochran. 

Martha (jjj) married Daniel Himes, of 
Chester County, Pa., about 1833. He was bom August 11, 
181 1, and died February 2, 1895. She was bom June 23, 
1810, died April 11, 1861. 


347. John S., b. Nov. 22, 1835. 

348. Samuel, b. Dec. 31, 1836, d. young. 

349. Mary Elmira, b. June 12, 1839. 

350. Nelson T., b. Oct. 15, 1840, d. Sept. 21, 1861. 

351. William S., b. March 16, 1842. 

352. George B., b. May 18, 1844. 

Digitized by 


8o Gbneaix>gicai. Register. 

353. Anna Maria, b. Aug. 8, 1847, d. 1849. 

354. Louis D., b. July 9, 1850, d. 1858. 

355. Victorene, b. April 16, 1852, d. February, 1892. 


The Foulk line for lack of information cannot be 
shown farther. The Foulk numbers are 33 to 38, inclusive. 

Abner C1.0UD (114) married Elizabeth McKay. 
356. William, m. Sarah Derrickson. 
Sarah Jane, m. John J. Krider, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Ann CIvOUD (115) married George Lodge, who resided 

at lyodge's Hill, on the Philadelphia Turnpike, Brandy wine 

Hundred. She died a few years after her marriage, leaving 

only one child. 


357. William C. He died in 1899. 

lyOT CivOUD (118) married Rebecca Talley ( 142 ), 
daughter of Adam Talley. 


358. Elmira, unmarried. 
359- Joel, unmarried. 

360. George Lodge. 

361. Ann M. 

362. Charity, d. unmarried. 

363. William, m. Mary Clemson. 

364. Elizabeth, m. Joseph Husbands. 

Joseph (1^69 mainked Anna Maria Denny, 
sister of Randolph Denny. They moved to Piasa, Macoupin 
County, 111., at a very early day. They died at Piasa. Several 
.rihjldr^r ) survived them ; but no word has been received from 

Harmon Tai.i,:^y (1^8) married Harriet Johnson, 
daughter of Robert Johnson. No issue. 

Digitized by 


Seventh Generation. 8i 

Hezekiah TaIvI^Ey (i^g) married Julian Bird, March 
7, 1831. He owned a farm southeast of Perry's Hotel, in 
Brandywine Hundred. He raised fine peaches at an early 
date, and in large quantities. They were sold at remunerative 
prices. He was a man of fine attainments, and was most 
upright in all his dealings. 


365. William Henry, b. Oct. 30, 1833, d. Oct. 30, 1869. 

366. Sarah Anne, b. Oct. 30, 1833, d. July 20, 1899. 

367. Anne Mary, b. Feb'y 25, 1836, d. Sept. 28, 1896. 

368. Harriet Jane, b. FeVy 25, 1836, d. Aug. 22, 1836. 

369. Edwin, b. May 31, 1838. 

370. Harmon Harrison, b. Nov. i, 1840, d. Sept. 24, 


371. John Day, b. Nov. 10, 1843. 

Mary Ann Tai^ley (130) died unmarried, at Wil- 
mington, Del., and is buried at Bethel Cemetery. 

W11.1.1AM Grubb Tai.i.ey*^'(jJj) married Margaret 
Ann Bell. They resided at Brandywine Village for a number 
of years. He was well known as the village wheelwright. He 
died at Wilmington, and is buried at Bethel. 


372. Harmon, b. Aug. 20, 1837, d. Feb'y 27, 1897. 


Ann Elizabeth, b. 1841, d. 1848. 

William Elwood, b. 1842, d. 1856. 

Charles L., b. 1844. 

Mary Emma, b. Aug. 25, 1848. 

Wilhelmina, b. 1852. 

Alfred G., b. 1857, unmarried. 

Samuei. M. TaIvIvEy (13^) married Sarah Aldred Day, 
December 30, 1840. (See sketch.) 


379. Ellen Aldred, b. June 29, 1842. 

380. Harriet Jane, b. May 2, 1844. 

381. Winfield Scott, b. Aug. 31, 1847. 

382. Francis D., b. June 11, 1854. 

Digitized by 



Gkneaix>gicai. Register. 

383. Joseph Harley, b. Feb*y 5, 1858. 

384. Samuel M., b. Nov. 11, 1859. 

Mary Taij^ky 


), daughter of 



married John Aldred. 

They moved to Ohio. 

So far as we 

have ascertained their children 

are as follow : 


Wm. Massey. 


John A. 







Sarah A. 






Rebecca 01 

• Eliza, 




Ann TAI.1.EY (134), daughter of Adam Talley, mar- 
ried Joseph Quigley, as his second wife. 

394. Rebecca Ann. 

Hannah Tai.i.ey (135) married Joseph Grubb, son 

of Richard. In after life they removed to their farm near 

Newport, Del. Hannah died at Wilmington and is buried at 

Bethel Cemetery. 


lyydia Ann, m. William Babb. 

Rebecca, b. 1829, d. Aug. 18, 1890. 

George, m. Rebecca I^ynam. 

Joseph lyybrand, m. Priscilla Rowland. 

Hannah Elizabeth, m. J. Fesmire. 

Alfred — went away and was not heard of. 

Mary, m. John I^ynam. 

Beulah C, b. Oct. 10, 1842, d. Nov. 29, 1882. 


Adam G. Tai,i.Ey^jj6) married Sarah Aldred, March 
28, 1825. They went to Ohio, and later to Iowa, where 
nearly all of the descendants now reside. The children, 
grandchildren and great-grandchildren number more than one 

Digitized by 


Seventh Generation. 83 

hundred. Adam was major in the Pennsylvania militia before 
he emigrated to the West. He was a remarkably large man. 


403. Thomas Aldred, b. May 18, 1828, d. Aug. 3, 1842. 

404. Catharine R., b. Nov. 13, 1829, d. Aug. 24,1899. 

405. Albert, b. Dec. 31,1832, d. July 9, 1840. 

406. Mary, b. Oct. 3, 1834, d. Aug. 20, 1894. 

407. Helen, b. Oct. 23, 1836, d. Nov. 22, 1836. 
^08. Isaac A., b. Aug. 17, 1838. 

409. Benjamin F., b. Jan*y 25, 1841. 

410. Sarah E., b. July 28, 1843. 

PrisciIvI^ TA1.1.EY ( JJ7) married William C. Hanby. 
He was bom October 17, 1804 ; died August i, 1885. 


411. John, b. March 12, 1828. 

412. Rebecca, b. Nov. 4, 1830. 

413. Adam Talley, b. Dec. 29, 1832, d. 1864. 

414. I^ouisa, d. young. 

415. Charity, d. young. 

416. William H., b. Aug. 29, 1835, d. 1885. 

417. Rachel A., b. Oct. 27, 1839. 

418. Charlotte, b. May 10, 1842. 

419. Priscilla, b. Jan*y 10, 1846, d. 1899. 

420. Mary Elizabeth, b. Dec. i, 1847. 

W11.1.IAM D. TaIvIvEy (138) married Elizabeth H. 
Bullock. She is sister of Jacob Bullock, who married Eliza- 
beth Talley (141). By these two marriages Elizabeth Bullock 
became Talley, and Elizabeth Talley became Bullock. 


421. Adam Clark, b. May 12, 1839, d. Jan'y 28, 1863. 

422. John D., b. April 22, 1841, d. Oct. 20, 1864. 

423. William B., b. Feb'y 26, 1843. 

424. Sarah M., b. Aug. 7, 1845, d. Nov. 10, 1884. 

425. Isabella G., b. March 12, 1847, ^' i860. 

426. Martha A., b. May 7, 1849. 

427. Mary E., b. Aug. 31, 1853. 

428. Emma L., b. Aug. 31, 1855. 

Digitized by 



Geneaixkjicai. Register. 


Clara R., b. March 6, 1857. 
Joseph G., b. May 6, i860, d. young. 
Lewis C, b. Sept. 16, 1863, d. young. 
Wesley H., b. April 6, 1865. 
Jessie S., b. May 6, 1868. 

Thomas M11.1.ER Tai.i.ey (139) married first, Eliza- 
beth Goudy ; second, Hannah Foulk ; and third, Susan 
Rambo, January 29, 1857. Susan now lives in the old, well 
preserved house which belonged to the Rambo family. It is 
more than one hundred years old. 

Children of first marriage. 

434. Mary G., b. March 19, 1835. 

435. Rebecca, b. April 12, 1837. 

436. John A., b. March 6, 1840. 

Cliildren of second marriage. 

437. Sarah Jane, b. Nov. 7, 1842, d. young. 

438. Elwood M., b. March 11, 1844, deceased. 

439. Esther Foulk, b. Aug. i, 1845. ^ 

440. Hannah G., b. Oct. 31, 1846. Went to Calif or' a. 

441. Eli Sinex, b. Sept. 4, 1848, d. young. 

442. Caroline S., b. May 5, 1850, d. young. 

443. William Foulk, b. Dec. 9, 1851. 

444. Lewis C, b.. April 16, 1855. 

Cliildren of third marriage. 

445. Thomas R., b. Nov. 23, 1857, d. young. 

446. Rachel E., b. Nov. 22, 1859, d. young. 

447. Elizabeth, b. Jan'y 22, 1861. 

448. Charles H., b. Feb'y 4, 1865. 

449. Jesse P., b. Aug. 4, 1867. 

Lkwis TaIvIvEy (140) married Elizabeth Zebley, Feb'y 
27, 1834. She was bom February 12, 1814, and is now in her 
86th year. (See sketch.) 


450. Thomas Miller, b. Dec. 27, 1834. 

451. William A., b. April 2, 1836. 

452. Robert, b. Aug. 29, 1837. 

453. Mary, b. July 23, 1839. 

Digitized by 


Sbvbnth Genbration. 



Hannah, b. March 12, 1841. 7 ^ 


Lewis F., b. March 26, 1843. 9 ^ 


Elizabeth J.', b. April 9, 1847. ^ 4 


Beulah Z,, b. Nov. 9, 1849. 


Albert, b. Feb*y 22, 1852, d. young. 


Clara V., b. Feb'y 12, 1858, d. Aug. 3, 1895. ' 


EuzABETH TAI.I.KY ( J4 J ) married Jacob Bullock. 

They resided at Wilmington, Del. 



John, b. June 9, 1841. 




Anna Mary. 

These names are quoted 



from vol. I, page 320, of 



the Biog. and Genealogi- 



cal History of Del. 



Rbbbcca TAI.I.KY {14Z') married Lot Cloud (118). 
For the issue see No. 118. 

EwzA A. Tai, {143) never married. (See sketch.) 

Gborgb W. TAI.1.KY (144) married, April 12, 1838, 

Lavinia Beeson, daughter of Joseph and Susanna Smith Beeson. 

(See sketch.) 


467. Mary Anna, b. Jan*y 20, 1839, d. Feb'y 24, i860. 

468. John Smith, b. May 23, 1840. 

469. Charles W., b. Sept. 25, 1842. 

470. George A., b. Sept. 27, 1844. 

471. Thomas J., b. March 13, 1846. 

472. Phebe Jane, b. Oct. 10, 1847. 

473. Ella, b. July 22, 1850. 

474. Beulah Emma, b. Aug*. 29, 1852. 

475. Joseph Beeson, b. Jan'y 11, 1855. 

476. Anna Lavinia, b. Jan*y 10, 1861. 

John (146) married, in the early part of 
1853, Sarah A. Stidham. (See sketch.) 

Digitized by 




477. Eliza Jane, b. Sept. 25, 1853. 

478. Isaacs., b. Dec. 29, 1855. 

479. John R., b. Sept. 15, 1857, ^' young. 

480. Anna Mary, b. Dec. 6, 1859. 

481. John Thomas, b. Jan'y 10, 1862. 

482. Sarah Louisa, b. Oct. 18, 1863. 

Hannah Tai.i.Ey (X47) married Jacob R. Weldin. 

(See sketch.) 


483. Eliza, b. March 7, 1846. 

484. Isaac, b. Jan'y 30, 1849, d. young. 

485. Lewis, b. Oct. 6, 1851, d. young. 

486. Jacob Atwood, b. Jan'y 31, 1855. 

' 487. Thomas Talley, b. Aug. 18, 1857. 

Hannah C. Tai.i.Ey (148), daughter of Richard 
Talley, married Curtis Bullock, November 19, 1822. 


488. Curtis Talley, b. Oct. 3, 1823, d. Aug. 23, 1867. 

489. Priscilla, b. July 26, 1825. 

490. Esther, b. Aug. 14, 1827. 

Curtis having died in 1829, Hannah C. married second, 
Jesse M. Lane, January 12, 1837. 


491. Louis, b. Feb'y 8, 1838. 

492. Margaret G., b. July 15, 1839. 

493. Hannah M., b. Oct. ^i, 1842. 

Penrose R. Tai^i^ey^J^p) married Edith G. Smith, 
December 8, 1831. She was daughter of Thomas and Margery 
(Bullock) Smith. Penrose lived at Talley' s Corner, and was 
a very prosperous farmer, and owned considerable land. 


494. Ezra, b. Nov. 6, 1832, d. young. 

495. Thomas S., b. Nov. 13, 1833, d. April 2, 1890. 

496. Charles, b. March 4, 1835, d. Oct. i, 1898. 

497. Louisa, b. Feb*y 28, 1837, d. young. 

498. Brinton L., b. June 29, 1839, d. Jan'5'^ 29, 1889. 

Digitized by 


Seventh Generation. 87 

499. Sarah M., b. June 14, 1841, d. FeVy 7, 1872. 

500. Eliza J., b. Oct. 20, 1842. 

501. Edith G., b. April 24, 1845. 

502. Penrose R., b. Aug. 16, 1847. 

503. Abner C, b. Oct. i, 1849, d. May 13, 1876. 

Charity Tai,i,ey ( igo ) married Nathaniel Booth, 

December 7, 1826. 


504. Elizabeth Ann, b. Nov. 28, 1827. 

505. Isaac, b. April 19, 1829. 

' 506. Eber W., b. March, 1835. 

507. Enoch, b. July 5, 1831, d. Sept. 14, 1855. 

508. Sarah, b. Nov., 1833. 

509. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 9, 1838. 

510. Jemima, b. March 6, 1841, d. young. 

511. John, b. July 15, 1843. 

Sarah Tai.i.ey (151) married Joseph Pierce, March 
2, 1829. He died April 23, 1878, aged 81 years. 


512. Alfred D., b. Nov. 18, 1829. 

513. Joseph M., b. Jan'y 27, 1836. 

514. William H., b. Nov. 25, 1838. 

Thomas Tai,i.ey (,152) married Elizabeth Bird, about 
1849. She died April 9, 1887, aged 71 j^ears. 


515. Daughter, d. in infancy. 

516. I^ah, b. June 2, 1852. 

John R. Tai.i.ey (153) married Eliza Ann Kizer. 

They resided on the farm now owned by Nelson L. Talley. 

John R. and Eliza Ann are interred at Mt. Pleasant M. E. 

Cemetery, Delaware. 


517. Jesse Lane, b. Oct. 14, 1838, d. March 7, 1896. 

518. Edward, b. 1841, d. July 21, 1864. 

519. Henry C, b. FeVy i, 1844. 

520. John I^., b. Jan*y 19, 1846. 

Digitized by 


88 Genkai/xjicai. Register. 

521. Isaac, b. FeVy, 1849, d. Aug. 14, 1869. 

522. Nelson L., b. April 7, 1852. 
Albin, b. July 5, 1855. 

Peter TaIvI^Ey (154) married Mary (Mousley) Bul- 
lock, a widow, December 29, 1841. She was bom August 3, 

1813 ; died May 5, 1889. 


523. Curtis M., bom FeVy 17, 1843. 

524. Norris W., b. Sept. 28, 1845, d. May 14, 1889. 

525. Almira, b. April i, 1848, d. young. 

526. Sarah Jane, b. Feb'y 7, 1850, d. May 14, 1869. 

Nei<SON L. TAI.1.EY (J55) married Rachel Ann Wil- 
son, September 3, 1846. She was bom October 19, 1826. He 
was a carpenter, but later became a farmer in Brand5rwine 

Hundred, Del. 


527. James Wilson, b. Sept. 6, 1847. 

528. John C, b. March 13, 1850, d. April 29, 1882. 

529. William T., b. March 17, 1853, d. young. 

530. Sarah Emma, b. June 17, 1855, d. young. 

531. Rachel Anna, b. May 31, 1857. 

532. Mary Ella, b. July 26, 1862, d. young. 

C1.ARISSA TAI.1.EY ( J57) married William Wilson. 

533. Hannah, b. April 6, 1814. 


Mary, b. May 5, 1816. 
Norris, b. Feb'y 12, 1818. 
Martha, b. Aug. 12, 1820. 
Louis, b. Aug. 22, 1823. 
William, b. July 2, 1826. 
Sarah A., b. Aug. 9, 1829. 
Ellen, b. Oct. 15, 1831. 

EuzABETH TAI.1.EY (158) married James McKay, of 
Concord Township, Delaware County, Pa. 


541. Mary, m. Isaac Booth. 

542. Rachel, m. Isaac Smith. 

Digitized by 


Sevbnth Genbration. 


543. Curtis Talley, never married. 

544. William T., m. Evelyn Bullock. 

545. James. 

Mary Tai.i.ey (igg) married William Smith, who 
lived in Chandler's Hollow, on the present Ramsey farm. 

Diana, m. John Saville. 
Mary, m. Thomas Wilson. 
Eli Baldwin. 
William Penn. 

Ann Jane, m. Jonathan Mechem. 
Emma, m. John Tucker. 


W11.1.IAM Tai.i.kyP (161) married 


went to 

Columbus, Ohio, and reared a family. 


552. Eli Baldwin. It is said he died from wounds 

received in the Civil War. 

553. William. It is said he died from wounds re- 

ceived in the Civil War. It is said that there 
were daughters, but nothing further is known. 

E1.1 BAI.DWIN TAt,hnw{i62) married Mary Jane Man- 
cill, March 3, 1828. (See sketch.) 


554. Curtis, b. Nov. 20, 1828, d. Sept. 18, 1851. 

555. William, b. May 6, 1830, d. Jan'y 24, 1896. 

556. John W., b. May 3, 1832, d. April 12, 1864. 

557. Eli Baldwin, b. March 27, 1834, d. young. 

558. Mary Jane, b. April 27, 1836, d. young. 

559. Elihu, b. May 29, 1838. 

560. James A. Bayard, b. Oct. 21, 1840, d. young. 

561. I^ydia Ann, b. April 4, 1843, d. March 8, 1867. 

562. Caroline E., b. May 11, 1845, d. June 17, 1881. 

563. Harriet Ellen, b. May 29, 1848. 

Sai^i^y Ann Tai.i.ey (164) married Amos W. Wicker- 
sham. She was bom February 25, 1806. 

Digitized by 


90 Gkneaix>gicai. Register. 


564. Theodore I^a, b. June 22, 1831. 

565. Curtis T., b. Sept. 7, 1832. 

566. Mary E., b. May 7, 1835. 

567. Amanda M., b. Sept. i, 1836. 

568. Josephine L., b. Aug. 28, 1838. 

569. Victoria Veturia, b. Aug. 28, 1838. 

570. Orlando lyinneus, b. Feb'y 28, 1840. 

571. William Francis, b. Dec. 10, 1842. 

These names were taken from an old Bible in 
possession of Curtis Talley, son of Thomas 
LeaTaUey. ^^-^ 

Rev. Curtis TA1.1.E1PCJ65) married Miss Crane, of 
Pennington, N. J. He joined the Philadelphia M. E. Confer- 
ence, and preached in New Jersey. Upon the division of the 
Conference he remained with the New Jersey Conference. 
He preached at Bethel when making visits to his old home in 
Delaware. He taught school at the Talley school house when 
a young man. Curtis died in New Jersey. 


572. A daughter — ^name not known. 

Margaret Tai.i.ey (166) married first, William Day, 
son of John Day. John was possibly unde to John W. Day. 


573. Mary Ellen. 

Margaret married second, Isaac Thompson. No issue. 

Thomas I^EA Tali^ey ( J67) married first, Mary Ann 
Hanby, daughter of John and Charity Hanby ; second, Eliza- 
beth M. Talley, (248). ^ 


574. Abner P., b. April 2, 1836. 

575. Curtis B., b. Oct. 14, 1839. 

576. William W., b. Oct. 5, 1845. 

577. Margaret, b. Aug. 10, 1847. Deceased. 

578. John Hanby, b. March 5, 1849. 

579. Sallie Ann, b. FeVy 26, 1851. 

580. Eli Baldwin, b. Feb*y 22, 1853. 

Digitized by 


Seventh Generation. 91 

581. Thomas Lea, b. 1844. 

582. Mary. 

583. Agnes. 

584. Elizabeth. 

No issue of second marriage. 

Diana Tai^ley (168) married Charles Forwood, May 
15, 1823. They lived at first near the Forwood School House. 
Diana lived to the remarkable age of 96 years. 


585. Ann, b. Dec. 26, 1825, d. 1848. 

586. Jehu, b. Jan'y 5, 1827, d. young. 

587. Mary, b. Aug. 26, 1828, d. 1846. 

588. AmerTalley, b. FeVy 22, 1831, d. 1887. 

589. Charles Wesley, b. July 19, 1833, d. 1894. 

590. William Robinson, b. Sept. 28, 1836. 

Joseph Day Tai.i.ey (j69)»iiiarried Margaret Shades. 
He lived and died near the ** Eight Square '' School House. 


591. Joanna D. 


Mary E., unmarried. 
Margaret H., unmarried. 
Amor S. 
Emeline P. 

Ellen D., d. unmarried. 
Elizabeth, d. unmarried. 
Armanella W. , unmarried. 
Joseph D., d. young. 
Elihu, d. young. 
Anne E. 

Hiram W. Tai.i.ey (j/o) married Elizabeth Dutton, 

January 31, 1831. He resided in Wilmington, Del., and 

probably died there. 


602. Willamina, d., one year old. 

603. Joseph G., b. Aug., 1834, d. 1847. 

604. Mary Elizabeth. 

Digitized by 


92 Genealooicai. Register. 

Amor I^. Tai^i^Ey (j/j) married Mary Rutter, sister 

of Blythe Rutter. 


605. James Blythe. 

606. Amor L. 

607. Annie. 

608. Elwood, died in infancy. 

609. John, died in infancy. 

610. Jacob Hailman. 

EuzA Ann Tai.i.Ey (isr2) married William Johnson. 

They resided at Johnson's Comer. (See sketch of Thomas 

W. Johnson. ) 


611. Margaret W., b. Dec. 9, 1826. 

612. Anna D., b. Sept. 9, 1829. 

613. Thomas Webster, b. Jan'y 7, 1833. 

614. Mary Jane, b. FeVy 3, 1835. 

615. Harriet J., b. Sept. 22, 1838. 

Keziah Tai^IvEY {173) married James Hannum. She 
died at the age of 84 years. 


616. Elizabeth, b. 1827. 

617. AmorT., b. 1829. 

618. James N. 

619. Ann Eliza. 

620. Hiram W. 

621. Thomas, b. March 7, 1837. 

WESI.EY TA1.1.EY {174) married Charlotte Mulford. 

He taught school, and afterwards resided in Wilmington, Del., 

where he died. 


622. Frank W.,' practicing physician at Philad'a, Pa. 

Mary Day Tai,i,ey {17s) married Robert Johnson, 
March 7, 1833. They resided first near the ** Eight Square " 
School House, in Brandjnvine Hundred. They later resided 
on their farm in Bethel Township, Delaware County, Pa. 

Digitized by 


Sbvknth Generation. 93 

— — — i 

^ Children. 

j 623. David, b. July 4, 1834, d. young. 

[ 624. William Wesley, b. FeVy 22, 1837. 

I - 625. Lizzie Day, b. April 26, 1839. 

626. Robert S., b. Oct. 28, 1841. 

I 627. Mary Emma, b. April 16, 1845, d. 1866. 

! 628. Andrew Carey, b. Oct. i, 1848, d. young. 

'1 629. Anna Amanda, b. Sept. 29, 1853, d. Aug. 15, 1896. 

' 630. Margaret Ella, b. Oct. 8, 1856. 

Julian Tai, ( J76) married Adam Grubb, August 

3, 1815. He was a farmer, and a local preacher in the M. E. 

f> Children. 

631. Louis Henry, b. Feb*y 6, 1817, m. Mary Ford. 

632. Harman Wesley, b. Sept. 26, 1818, m. Sidney 

Smith, of Ohio. 

633. Priscilla, b. Jan*y 16, 182 1. 

I 634. Isaac N., b. March 25, 1823. 

^ 635. John T., b. Feb'y 21, 1825, m. Elizabeth Love. 

636. Margaretta C, b. June 21, 1827. 

637. Anna Maria, b. Sept. 5, 1829, m. Geo. W. Smith. 

638. Francis H., b. Oct. 17, 1832, d. in Illinois. 

639. Rebecca T., b. March 14, 1835. 

640. Charles E., b. July 18, 1837, m. Phebe Smith. 

John Foui<k Tai.i.ey ( J77) married Hannah Poulson, 

\ September 11, 18 19. They moved to Ohio. John F. Talley 

lived to be 87 years old. He was County Surveyor of Morgan 

County for about twenty-two years. He surveyed- and laid 

out nearly all towns in the county. He was also Justice of 

the Peace for many years. He was a very liberal man, rarely 

charging anything for writing wills or acknowledging deeds. 

f He was a fine mathematician, and a decidedly useful man in 

his county. 


I 641. Anna, b. June 17, 1820. 

I 642. Rebecca, b. Nov. 7, 1822. 

I 643. Priscilla, b. Feb'y 5, 1824. 

f 644. Jane, b. FeVy 6, 1825. 

Digitized by 




Julian, b. Nov. 17, 1826. 


Hannan, b. Nov. 16, 1828. 


John P., b. Oct. 26, 1830. 


Hannah P., b. Sept. 14, 1834. 


Margaretta, b. May 29, 1836. 



Isaac Grubb Tai.i.ey (179) married first, Mary Sim- 
mons, April 5, 1827 ; married second, Rachel J. Grubb, De- 
cember 19, 1833. 

Children of first marriage. 

651. Harmon G., b. Jan*y 20, 1828. 

652. John Simmons, b. Feb'y 28, 1830. 

653. Lydia S., b. 1832, d. young. 

Cliildren of second marriage. 

654. William H., b. May 26, 1837, d. young. 

655. Rebecca J., b. June 6, 1840, d. Feb*y, 1889. 

656. Isaac Elwood, b. May 11, 1844, ^' young. 

657. Valentine J., b. March 18, 1846, d. young. 

W11.LIAM Tatnai.1. Talley (180) married Anna 
Mary Elliott, December 23, 1835. (See sketch.) 


658. Isaac Elliott, — d. an infant. 

659. Hannan H. , — d. an infant. 

660. William Cloud, — d. aged 18 years. 

661. E. Hillis, — d. April 4, 1861. 

662. E. Jennie E. 

Margaret Tai.i.ey (j*j) married first, John Sim- 
mons, and second, Frank Shades of Ohio. 
Cliild of first marriage. 

663. JohnT., b. Jan'y 11, 1829. 

Cliild of second marriage. 

664. William Talley, b. Jan*y 11, 1844. T. TAI.1.EY (18^) married Evaline Kellam. 
He died in California. 

Harman H. TAI.1.EY (183) married in Ohio, later 
moved to Kansas. No information has been obtained. 

Digitized by 


Seventh Generation. 95 

PRISCILI.A Tai^ley (184) married Moses Bullock, of 

W11.LIAM T. Tali^ey (185) married Elizabeth Hey- 

bum, of Birmingham, Penna., November 16, 1843. They 

reside in Beaver Valley. William T. Talley is a man of 

means, and of fine character. He is quite active, although 

more than 80 years old. 


665. Elihu Dallas, b. Dec. 25, 1844. 

666. Sarah Ann, b. Oct. i, 1848. 

667. John Heybum, b. Dec. 3, 1852. 

668. Letitia B., b. Nov. 12, 1856. 

CAI.EB Tai^ley (193) y son of Caleb, may have gone 
to IlUnois and died there, for there is probate of an estate at 
West Chester, Pa., of Caleb Talley, of Illinois, died about 1857. 

Hannah Tai^ley (J94J married Albert Everson, of 
Marcus Hook, Pa., January 10, 1839. 


669. Sarah Jane, b. Oct. 3, 1839. 

670. Rachel W., b. Dec. 27, 1840. 

671. Mary Ann, b. March 9, 1844. 

672. William B., b. Aug. 31, 1846. 

673. George A. H., b. Feb'y 24, 1849. 

674. Virginia, b. July 13, 1851. 

675. Orpha E., b. Nov. 27, 1854. 

676. Adeline C, b. June 29, 1856. 

677. Laura C, b. Feb'y 10, 1858. 

678. Newlin, b. July 15, i860. 


George C. Tali^ey (^o^) married Eliza Crawford, 


679. John C, b. May 14, 1849. 

680. James, b. Sept. 2, 1852, 

681. Matilda, b. Jan'y28, 1855. 

682. Mary, b. June 3, i860. 

683. Charles, b. Aug. 20, 1865. 

Digitized by 


96 Gbnealogical Ej^gistbr. 

684. Mary Ann. 

685. Henry l>wis. 

686. Sarah Jane. 

687. George. 

Jamks Zebi^ey TALI.EY (^Oj) married Elizabeth T. 
Lyons. He carried on the plastering business in Chester, Pa. , 
and resided and died within a few feet of the Penn Landing 
Stone on the Delaware River, at Chester. 


688. Letitia, b. , d. young. 

689. Arabella, b. Oct. 12, 1841. 

690. Zelina, b. April 29, 1844, d. young. 

691. Emma, b. Jan*y 11, 1846, d. young. 

692. Clara, b. May 3, 1848, d. young. 

693. Henry, b. Aug. 25, 1850, d. young. 

694. Melissa, b. March 9, 1852. 

695. James Edgar, b. Jan'y 15, 1857. 

WiLUAM WESI.EY TALI.EY ( ^04 ) married Charity 
Hanby. No issue. 

J. Henderson Tai,i,ey {205) married Elizabeth R. 
Fisher (niece of Jesse Ford), on December 30, 1846. She was 
bom December 24, 1824. (See sketch.) 


696. Sarah Ann, b. July 8, 1848, d. 1849. 

697. Willie Ann, b. Jan'y 6, 1850. 

698. Arabella, b. Oct. 15, 1851. 

699. Mary E., b. Sept. 11, 1853, d. 1857. 

700. Charles Wesley, b. March 6, 1857. 

701. Sallie Fisher, b. March 2, 1859. 

702. Edward Cooper, b. Nov. 18, 1861. 

703. Samuel Henderson, b. Sept. 30, 1863. 

704. Eugene Franklin, b. Sept. 23, 1869. 

Letitia H. TA1.1.EY {210) married Humphrey Pyle, 
September i, 1842. 

Digitized by 


Seventh Generation. 97 


705. H. Alban I^uis, b. Sept. i, 1847. He was an 

attomey-at-law, Phila. , Pa. Now deceased. 

Ann G1.0VER Tai,i,ey (^jj) married Dr. Reuben J. 
AUmond, of Brandy wine Hundred, November 10, 1841. They 
moved to Ohio first, and afterward located at Palmyra, Ma- 
coupin County, 111 Doctor Allmond was a remarkably active 
man, and of very large stature, and of almost unfailing en- 
durance. It has been asserted that in his practice in Illinois 
he exceeded all others in the number of hours spent in travel 
among his patients. All calls were answered, if within his 
power, whether in the daytime or at night. He was, as a 
family physician, most faithful, interested and skillful. He, 
at one time, had gathered much historical and genealogical 
data of the Talleys, with a view of printing the same. His 
work has all been lost or mislaid. He was interested in all 
good works, and was an active member of the Methodist 



706. lyurana Cooper, b. Nov. 23, 1842. 

707. Mary EUen, b. 1843, d. 1848. 

708. Lewis S. T., b. 1844, d. 1848. 

709. Letitia Ann, b. Jan'y 22, 1846, d. 1878. 

710. PriscillaT., b. March i, 1848. 

711. Phebe EUen, b. May 5, 1851. 

712. Julia E., b. March 25, 1853. 

713. Florence v., b. Oct. 2, 1856. 

714. Ida M., b. Oct. 2, 1858. 

715. Tenth child buried with its mother, i860. 

Priscii^la TalI/Ey {212) married Wm. McCracken, 
who lived near Media, Pa. 


716. Letitia, m. Samuel A. Field. 

717. Mary, m. John Bodley. 

718. Sydney, m. George Adams. 

719. Hannah, m. Joseph Rogers. 

720. James, unmarried. 

Digitized by 



lyEwis Henry Tai.i.ey {214) married first, Sarah J. 

Boise. They lived in Wilmington, Del., for a few years. In 

later life, Lewis Henry resided at Bridgeton, N. J., and died 



721. A boy, d. in infancy. 

722. A boy, d. in infancy. 

723. Laura V., b. 1852, d. Aug. 3, 1877. 

724. Harriet ly., b. Oct. 27, 1856. 

The first wife having died, he married second, Margaret 
K. Garton, October 6, 1858. 

Children of second marriage. 

725. Priscilla Clark, b. Jan*y 16, i860. 

726. Lewis Henry, b. July 16, 1862. 

727. Charles G., b. FeVy 5, 1865. 

728. Mary Elizabeth, b. May 15, 1867. 

729. Samuel Harlan, b. Oct. 3, 1869. 

730. Albin Pyle, b. Feb'y 10, 1872. 

Gen' I. WiLUAM Cooper Tai^ley {215), son of 
Lewis S. Talley, a minister, married Mary J. Webb. They 
resided in Delaware County, Pa. In recent years they have 
lived in Washington, D. C. (See sketch.) 


731. Priscilla, b. 1861. 



Mary F., b. March 2, 1864, d. 1865. 
Stella, b. March 30, 1866, d. young. 
Eleanor, b. May 11, 1867. 
William C, b. April 18, 1869. 
Frank G., b. Nov. 8, 1871. 
Horace W., b. Nov. 16, 1873. 
Georgia, b. Jan*y 15, 1876. 
Ethel, b. Jan'y 11, 1880. 
Katherine, b. March 4, 1884. 

Salue Ann Tai,i,ey ( 216 ) married Enos Shades, 

of Ohio. 


741. Amor. 

742. Francis. 

Digitized by 


Seventh Generation. 99 




John T. 



Timothy Talley (217) married Ann Harvey, of Ohio. 










Lydia TAI.LEY {218) married George Smith, of Ohio. 

Mary Caroi^ine Talley ( 2S2SO ) married Newton 

Carter, of Ohio. 


750. William. 

751. Charles. 

Amor Grubb {221) and Nei^son Grubb (222) went 
on the ocean as masters of ships, owned by Stephen Girard, 
of Philadelphia, Pa. They were lost in a storm at sea, or by 
mutiny of the crews. 

Matilda B. Grubb (223) married George Cummins, 

of Delaware County, Pa. 


752. James R. 

753. Lydia Ann, m. Edward Baker. 

754. John R. Lives in Minnesota. 
755- Joseph G., m. Sarah Otley. 

756. Jesse, m. Matilda Cofman. 

757. Richard R. Lives at Yellowstone Park. 

lyYDiA Ann Grubb ( 224 ) married George Walter, 

January 7, 1832. 


758. Ann Marshall, b. April 6, 1833, unmarried. 

759. Sarah Grubb, b. Dec. 31, 1834. 

760. Lewis P., b. July 2, 1838, m. Sarah Trainor. 

761. Matilda B., b. Mch. 2, 1841, m. Wm. S. Goodley. 

Digitized by 


loo Geneau)gicai, Register. 

762. Harriet Mansell, b. June 19, 1843, m. Moses 


763. George Cummins, b. Sept. 7, 1846, m. Emma 


764. Amor Grubb, b. Oct. 26, 1850, m. Mary Pyle. 

C01.1.INGWOOD C. Grubb {225) married first, Rachel 
Bailey. They moved to Kansas. 

Children of first marriage. 

765. Eli B. 

766. Alfred. 

Children of second wife (Charlotte Webb). 

767. Matilda. 

768. Lydia. 

769. Walter. 

770. Nancy. 

771. Mary. 

772. Martha. 

773. James. 

Joseph Grubb (226) married Ann Cricks, of Tren- 
ton, N. J. 


774. Amor. 

775. George. 

776. Joseph. 

777. Henry. 

778. Matilda. 

779. Sarah. 

780. John. 

781. Edward. 

782. Jess. 

783. Sherman. 

Henry N. Tai.i.ey (227) married Martha P. Fish- 
back, January 30, 1850. Henry N. Talley was a lawyer of 
prominence in Southern Ohio. 

Digitized by 


Skvknth Gknkration. ioi 


784. Sarah A., b. Feb*y 3, 1853, d. Aug. 11, 1890. 

785. Frank F., b. May 4, 1855. 

lyYDiA TAI.I.EY (2^8) married Lindsey Moore, April 
22, 1838. He had quite a reputation in Ohio as a geologist. 


786. Elizabeth T., b. July 24, 1840. 

Elizabeth Tallby ( ^29 ) married Rev. James F. 
Chalfant, July 17, 1845. He was a Methodist minister, and 
at one time Presiding Elder of a district in the Cincinnati 
Conference. No children. 

Elihu Talley ( ^30 ) married Amanda E. Hitch, 
January 16, i860. He was a chemist. 


787. Rowena, b. Jan'y 13, 1861. 

788. Kate, b. Jan'y 28, 1864. 

John William T alley (231) married Amanda J. 
Kyle, Aug. 4, 1853. He was a farmer in Indiana. 


789. Mary L., b. Sept. 8, 1854. 

790. Orville B., b. Sept. 24, i860. 

Sarah L. Tallby {232) married Benjamin F. Dye, 
January 8, 1856. He was an extensive farmer and stock- 
raiser of Paxton, 111. No issue. 

LuRANA A. Tallby (^j6), daughter of Harman and 

Mary Talley, married George Anderson, who lived near 

Media, Pa. 


791. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 18, 1834. 

792. Isaac J., b. Feb'y 13, 1836. 

793. John H., b. July 22, 1840. 

794. Lydia J., b. Feb'y 9, 1844. 

795. George W., b. Oct. 12, 1846. 

796. David P., b. Sept. 11, 1849. 

Digitized by 



Isaac Jones Tai.i.ey (237) married Eliza Grubb. 
He resided at Madison, Indiana. 


797. Emma. 

798. George ly. 

799. Elby. 

Mary Jane Tai^ley {239) married first, Brinton L. 
Smith, April 16, 1835 ; and second, Daniel Pyle, June 15, 1856. 
Children of first marriage." 

800. Elizabeth Ann, b. June 23, 1839. 

801. Thomas T., b. April 12, 1842. 

802. Isaac W., b. Sept. 5, 1846. 

803. Brinton P., b. Sept. 17, 1849. 

Child of second marriage. 

804. Ella. 

E1.IZABETH M. Tai,i,ey (240) married Philip Pierce, 
son of Amos and Mary Pierce. They lived on their farm 
near the Blue Ball Hotel, in Brandywine Hundred. 


805. Joseph Jackson, b. Oct. 2, 1844. 

806. Isabella, b. July 5, 1849. 

807. Emma L., b. Feb'y 17, 1855. 

808. James Bayard, b. Jan'y 21, 1858. 

809. EUa K., b. Oct. 31, i860. 

810. Mary E. 

811. Anna M. 

George W. Smith (241) married Anna M. Grubb, 
(637) sister of Isaac N. Grubb. Children's names not known. 

Ann Smith (242) married Thomas J. Pierce, of Con- 
cord, Delaware County, Pa. Have no information about chil- 

Lewis Smith Tai.i.ey (243) married Lydia Jane Per- 
kins, daughter pi Moses Perkins, of Concord, Delaware 
County, Pa. He resided in Philadelphia. 

Digitized by 


Seventh Generation. 103 


812. Hannah P. 

813. Elizabeth. 

Thomas C. Tali^Ey (^44) married Sarah Ann Ervin, 
October 13, 1853. She was bom December 27, 1829. They 
resided in Delaware County, Pa. , and later in Philadelphia. 


814. Henry Irving, b. Aug. 11, 1854. 

815. Thomas C, b. Sept. 11, 1856. 

816. Hannah Ellen, b. Jan'y 31, 1859, d. young. 

817. Annie Dutton, b. July 4, 1862, d. in 1894. 

818. Bessie Gertrude, b. Sept. 19, 1866. 

Julia Ann T alley (245) married William Johnston, 

of Wilmington, Del. 


819. Harry. 

Hiram G. Talley (^247) married Hannah A. Beeson, 



820. Mary Eva, b. Nov., 1861, d. unmarried. 

821. Hannah Rebecca, b. Aug. 28, 1867. 

Elizabeth M. Talley {248) married Thomas l>a 
Talley, Sr., as his second wife. No issue. 

Susan Jane Talley {249) married Thos. E. Lukens, 
a wheelwright, of Wilmington, Del. No issue. 

Mary Emma Talley (252) married James Blythe 

Rutter, October 19, 1869. They have resided in Philadelphia, 

Pa., for several years. 


822. Florence May, b. Aug. 5, 1870. 

823. Laura Irene, b. 1873. 

824. Blanche, b. 1876. 

825. Mabel Lillian, b. May 14, 1879. 

826. Marion Emma, b. May 14, 1882. 

827. Walter Fleetwood, b. Aug. 17, 1885. 

Digitized by 


104 Geneau)gicai, Register. 

Elizabeth J. Thompson (258) married George Craw- 
ford, of Chester, Pa. * 


828. Robert. 

829. Rachel A. a. Thompson (262) married Smith. 

James Smith Tai.i,ey (266) y son of Cyrus Talley, 
son of Edward, married Catharine . 


830. Mary. 

831. James. 

832. Elizabeth. 

Henry B. Tai.i.ey (268) married Ann Eliza Bispham, 
March 27, 1845. She was bom January 18, 1821. They re- 
sided in Philadelphia, Pa. 


833. Henry Bispham, b. Jan*y 6, 1846. 

834. George Washington, b. Oct. 16, 1847. 

835. Elizabeth G., b. Oct. 24, 1849. 

836. Daniel Bispham, b. Feb'y 24, 1852. 

837. Kate, b. Feb'y 6, 1854. 

838. Charles M. Y., b. Aug. 16, 1856. 

839. Frank Albert, b. July 28, 1859. 

Samuel Lloyd (26g) married Margaret Rambo. 
They moved to and resided in Putnam County, Indiana. 


840. Elizabeth. 

841. Jane. 

842. Susanna. 

843. Maggie. 

844. Orpah. 

845. Isaac. 

846. Richard. 

847. Eber. 

848. Joseph. 

849. Samuel. 

850. Edward. 

Digitized by 


Sbvknth Generation. 105 

Joseph Lloyd (^70) married Beulah Pennell, January 
16, 1834. *They resided at I^odge's Hill, on the Philadelphia 
Turnpike, near the Delaware River. 


851. Margaretta P., b. Sept. 8, 1834, d. 1855. 

852. Susanna, b. July 31, 1836, d. 1837. 

853. Wellington G., b. Aug. i, 1838, d. July 29, 1863. 

854. George ly., b. June 26, 1840, d. Nov. 19, 1886. 

855. William Henry, b. Feb'y 17, 1842. 

856. Mary B., b. Jan'y 19, 1844. 

857. John B., b. Oct. 16, 1846. 

858. Sarah, b. July 18, 1849, d. 1849. 

859. Orpah, b. July 12, 1850. 

860. Joseph, b. Dec. i, 1852. 

861. James P., b. Feb'y 14, 1855, d- young. 

Orpah Lloyd (^7^) married Caleb Perkins, January 
8, 1835. Moved to Putnam County, Ind. 


862. Joseph. 

863. Edward. 

864. Emeline. 

865. Susan. 

866. Harriet. 

867. Orpah. 

Susan Lloyd (273) married William Phillips. They 

lived along the River Shore at Holly Oak, Del., and later 

purchased the Cartmell farm at Quarryville, Del. They both 

died on this farm. 


868. George W., b. Oct. 31, 1843. 

Isaac Lloyd (274) married Elizabeth Bradley. They 

lived in the West. 


869. Caroline. ^ 

870. Sarah. 

871. Frank. 

Digitized by 


io6 Gkneai^ogicai, Register. 

872. Harry. 

873. l>wis. 

874. Virginia. 

Mary Tali^Ey ( 276 ) married Martin, first, 

and after his death she married Wallace Wardell Galbreath. 
He died October 20, 1892. 


875. Willard Talley, b. Feb'y 14, 1856. 

876. Thomas A. 

Thomas George Rawson {282s) married first, Mary 
A. Kimber, January i, 1845. She died July 18, 1873. He 
married second, Emma McAffee, Aug. 20, 1879. (See sketch.) 
Children of first marriage. 

877. Mary Kimber, b. July 29. 1846, d. young. 

878. Sarah Ellen, b. Feb'y 16, 1850, d. young. 

879. Laura Celinda, b. June 20, 1856, d. young. 

» 880. Emma Jane, b. April 25, 1859, d. March i, 1877. 

881. Warren T., b. March 18, 1873. 

Child of second marriage. 

882. George Cartmell, b. June 30, 1880. 

Martha S. Broom A1.1, ( 292 ) married William H. 
Priest, January 12, 1870. They have resided in the vicinity 
of Linwood, Pa., since their marriage. He has been Assistant 
Station Agent at the lyinwood Station on the P., W. and B. 
R. R. for twenty-five years. 

Samuki.Tali.KY (jog) married Elizabeth A. Bullock, 
daughter of Lewis Bullock, of Elam, Pa., on June 15, 1848. 


883. Lydia. 

884. Charles B., b. April 14, 1852. 

885. lycslie C, b. Nov. 8, 1855. 

886. Amor, b. Jan'y 24, 1859. 

887. IdalyOttie, b. Dec. 15, 1861. 

888. Mary E.f b. July 12, 1867, d. young. 

John Smith (j jo) married . 

Digitized by 


Seventh Generation. 107 


889. Thomas Tdley. 

890. Isaac. 

891. William H. Harrison. 

892. Theodore. 

893. Susan. 

894. Mary Eliza. 

Rebecca Smith (jjj) married William Bishop. 


895. Samuel. 

896. Rebecca. 

Thomas Tali^Ey Beeson (313) married Susan Price, 
daughter of Dr. Phineas Price. 


897. Wilmer. 

898. Horace. 

Amor Beeson (314) married I/)uisa Cloud. 

899. Henry. 

900. Edwin R. 

901. Martha. 

Wesley G. Beeson (315) married Sarah Larkin. 

902. Edward L., m. Bertha Witsil. 

903. W. Calmer, m. Florence Pierce. 

904. Mary, m. Alfred Mousley. 

905. Ola. 

Charles Beeson (318) married Maggie Minshall. 


906. Thomas. 

907. John. 

908. Chandler. 

Emily Beeson (3^0) married Robert Talley (452). 

Digitized by VjOOQ IC 


James Smith Tai.i.ey (324) married Sarah Hannum. 
They both died at an early age, leaving only one child, whose 
name is — 

909. James Ely, b. July 22, 1864. A physician at 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Jehu Tai,i,ey, of Elam (5^5), married Phebe Carter, 

November 14, 1861. He resides adjoining the M. E. Church, 

at Elam, Pa. 


910. Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 26, 1862. 




Hannah Emma. 

Ruthanna, b. Sept. 17, 1866. 


Harry M., b. Feb'y 14, 1869. 


Jane Tai^ley (326) married Samuel M. I^enderman. 

She is a widow and resides at Johnson's Corner, Delaware 

County, Pa. 


916. Anna Jane, b. Oct. 5, 1863, d. young. 

917. Abraham L., b. Jan'y 29, 1865. 

918. Hanna R., b. July 6, 1866. 

919. Joseph, b. Oct. 20, 1868, d. 1898. 

Hannah A. Tai,i.ey {327) married Ellis Hendrick- 
son.' She resides at Elam, Pa. 


920. Harry. 

921. Mary. 

Mary Jane Tai.i.ey (jj*), daughter of Bayard 
Talley, married S. Harvey Scott, February 25, 1869. They 
reside at Oak Hill, I^ancaster County, Pa. 


922. Laura E. 

923. Alice A. 

924. Mary Jane. 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. 109 

925. Ella May. 

926. Nelson A. 

927. Bertha V. 


George Lodge Ci.oud (360) married Sallie A. Prince, 
daughter of Adam and Chariotte Prince. 


928. Eva May, b. May 27, 1871. 

929. William lyOt, b. July 16, 1873. 

930. Cassandra Prince, b. Feb'y 24, 1876. 

931. Ann Krider, b. May 6, 1880. 

Ann M. CjjOJTD (361) married Robert Casey. They 

reside at Claymont, Del. 


932. Lot C. 

933. Robert P. 

William Henry Talley (36s) married Hannah 
Elizabeth Bright, daughter of Wm. Bright, of Wilmington, 
Del., Nov. 18, 1857. William Henry died in early manhood. 
He held a responsible position in the Fartners* Bank, at 
Wilmington, Del., and was also a member of the St. PauVs 
M. E. Church, Wilmington. He was a man of fine character, 
and of the strongest integrity. 


934. Sarah Bright, b. Aug. 15, 1858, d.^ct. 31, 1872. 

935. May Anne, b. May 9, 1861, d. Feb'j'^ 15, 1892. 

936. William Paul, b. May 9, 1861, d. Jan*y 16, 1864. 

937. Virginia Bird, b. Nov. 6, 1863, ^- Nov. 25, 1868. 

938. Elizabeth Henry, b. Oct. 17, 1868. 

Sarah Anne Tai.i.ey (366) married James A. Bayard 

Perkins, April 12, i860, son of Joseph Perkins, of Holly Oak, 



939. Joseph Leslie, b. Nov. 15, 1861. 

940. Julia May, b. March 28, 1866, m. Geo. T. Barlow, 

Sept. 29, 1887. 

Digitized by 


I lo Gknealogicai. Register. 

Edwin Talley (jOg) married Sara B. Davis. 


941. Lelia Ada. 

942. Edwin Howard. 

943. Anna Sophia. 

944. Edna Emilie. 

John Day Tai^ley {371) married Mary De Vou, 

March 23, 1871. 


945. Preston Lea, b. Feb*y 8, 1872. 

946. Fannie Bird, b. March 19, 1874. 

947. Sadie lola, b. May 8, 1875. 

948. Anne Mary, b. June 27, 1878. 

949. John Day, b. Oct. 11, 1880. 

950. Elizabeth Francis, b. March 20, 1884. 

Harmon Tai.i.ey {372) married Eliza Long, bom April 
10, 1838. He was bom in New Castle County, Del. He leamed 
the wheelwright trade with his father, in Brandywine Village. 
He later in life resided in Philadelphia, Pa., and served faith- 
fully on the Police force of the last named city for twenty-three 
years. He was a member of the Masonic Order. His death 
was caused by pneumonia, in 1897. 


951. William Elwood, b. Sept. 13, 1863. 


Mary Emma, b. Jan*y 13, 1866. 

Lizzie, b. Aug. 6, 1868, d. 1870. 

Harry W., b. Oct. 29, 1870. 

John B., b. March 2, 1873. 

Ella, b. Jan'y 5, 1875. 

Harmon, b. May 2, 1877. 

Margaret Ann, b. Jan'y 8, 1882, d. 1883. L. TA1.1.EY (375) married Rebecca McBride. 

959. Leonard K., b. 1868. 

960. Ann McBride, b. 1876. 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. hi 

Mary Emma Tai^ley {376) married Dr. Aquilla 

Nebeker. He was born April 22, 1843. They reside in 

Philadelphia, Pa. 


961. Mary Boys, b. May 6, 1867. 

962. Aquilina Allen, b. May 17, 1871. 

963. Emma Talley, b. June 4, 1873. 

964. Mjnrtle L., b. March 29, 1878. 

WiLHELMiNA Tali^ey (j77) married John Moore, 
September 14, 1874. They reside in Wilmington, Del. 


965. Mary Isabelle, b. July 31, 1875. 

966. Margaret Talley, b. Oct. 17, 1878. 

967. Alfred Garfield, b. Sept. 9, 1881. 

968. James, b. June 28, 1884, d. 1886. 

969. William H., b. Feb'y 3, 1888. 

970. John, b. Dec. 18, 1893. 

Harriet J. Talley {380) married Wm. F. Green, 
of Delaware County, Pa., March 13, 1866. They now reside 
in Wilmington, Del. Mr. Green was bom Nov. 2, 1837. 


971. Ida, b. Dec. 24, 1866. 

972. William Arthur, b. June 14, 1875. 

973. Samuel Talley, b. Jan'y 9, 1877. 

WiNFiELD ScoTT TAI.I.EY {381) married Mary For- 
wood, in 1872. They reside near Centreville, Del. 


Francis D. Tai^ley {38 z) married, in 1875, Clemma 


974. Francis D., b. May 23, 1876. 

975. Walter White, b. Dec. 7, 1879. 

976. Elsie May, b. Oct. 4, 1881. 

977. Lena, b. Oct. 28, 1884. 

978. Ella Aldred, b. April 9, 1886. 

979. Ada Harrison, b. Nov. 23, 1888. 

Digitized by 



Gknbalogigai. Registkr. 

Joseph Hari^ey Tai^ley ( 383 ) married EUathera 
Campbell. No children. 

Samuel M. Tai.i.ey, Jr. (384) married Alice Way, 
November 10, 1897. 

Rebecca Ann Quigley (394) married Wm. Mayne. 
They reside in Wilmington, Del. 


980. Lillie O., b. Aug. 8, 1864, m. John T. Talley. 

981. Naomi, m. Thomas Hendrickson. 

982. Harry. 

983. William, m. Ella Baynard. 

984. Edgar, m. Florence Thompson. 

985. Mary. 

986. Leonard. 

987. James. 

Rebecca Grubb (396) married Stephen Blackwell. 

988. Hannah Mary, b. Dec. 8, 1858, d. Jan. 28, 1882. 

989. John. 

990. Stephen. 

BEUI.AH C. Grubb (402) married Wm. B. Talley (423). 
See children's names under No. 423. 

Catharine R. Tai.i.ey (404) married Benjamin W. 
Ford, February 14, 1850. Reside in the West. 


991. Mary V., b. Nov. 20, 1850. 

992. Josephine, b. March 13, 1853. 

993. Irenous W., b. Nov. 26, 1854. 

994. Alice J., b. Oct. 23, 1855. 

995. Sarah E., b. June 8, 1857. 

996. Emily Vic, b. Dec. i, 1859. 

997. George A., b. Jan'y 31, 1862. 

998. William I^., b. May 10, 1866. 

999. Benjamin F., b. April 27, 1868. 
1000. John B., b. June 20, 1871. 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. 


Mary Tali^ey (406) married Michael Stahl, November 

10, 1854. 


looi. Melissa E., b. Jan'y 11, 1856. 

1002. Sarah E., b. Aug. 25, 1858. 

1003. Catharine J., b. Dec. 2, i860. 

1004. Martha A., b. Aug. 11, 1862. 

1005. Mary J., b. April 14, 1864. 

1006. Ulysses Grant, b. Feb'y 9, 1866. 

1007. William Sherman, b. Jan'y 16, 1868. 

1008. Luella T., b. April, 1870. 

1009. Eva F., b. Feb'y 14, 1876. 
loio. Edgar. 

Isaac A. Tai^ley (408) married Nancy Keller, Feb'y 
9, i860. They reside in Iowa. 

loii. Mary E., b. March 12, 1861. 

1012. John W., b. June 13, 1862. 

1013. Ella I, b. Oct. 25, 1863. 

1014. Anna M., b. May 14, 1867. 

1015. Cora B., b. May izf, 1867. 

1016. Henry E., b. Oct. 2, 1869. ^ 

1017. Sarah C, b. Aug. 27, 1871. 

1018. William W., b. March 25, 1873. 

1019. Melvin R., b. May 3, 1875. 

1020. Jessie N., b. Feb'y 4, 1880. 

102 1. Louis F., b. Dec. 3, 1883. 

Benjamin F. Tai.i.ey (409) married Sarah C. Kellar, 
December 25, i860. Reside at Mt. Ayr, Iowa. 


1022. Adam C, b. April 29, 1863. 

1023. Ambrose E., b. May 31, 1866. 

1024. Lloyd, b. Jan'y 14, 1870. 

1025. Mary M., b. Sept. 14, 1873. 

1026. Gilbert H., b. July 8, 1876. 

1027. Nora May, b. Dec. 2, 1881. 

1028. Charles D., d. in infancy. 

Digitized by 


114 Geneaxogical Register. 

1029. Cleo, d. in infancy. 

1030. Ellis B., died in infancy. 

Sarah E. Tai.i.ey (410) married ^njamin Kellar, 

February 9, i860. 


1 03 1. Clarinda E., b. Nov. 24, i860. 

1032. Mary V., b. Nov. 3, 1862. 

1033. Rosa B., b. Nov. i, 1864. 

1034. George E., b. Sept. 29, 1866. 

1035. Ensign K., b. Dec. 21, 1868. 

1036. John N., b. April 10, 187 1. 

1037. Sarah E., b. April 18, 1873. 

1038. Catharine J., b. Oct. 24, 1875. 

1039. Jesse Franklin, b. Jan'y 21, 1880. 

1040. C. Eunice, b. March 18, 1882. 

1041. Benjamin Adam, b. March 9, 1885. 
Eva J., b. FeVy 28, 1877. 

W11.1.1AM B. TA1.1.EY ( 42J ) married Beulah C. 

Grubb (402). 


1042. Stephen B., b. May 25, 1865. 

1043. Hannah, m. Samuel Stott. 

1044. Howard F. 

Sarah M. Tali^ey ( 424 ) married Henry Roberts, 

February 14, 1866. He was. bom May 8, 1840. Resides at 

I^inwood, Pa. 


1045. Margaret M., b. Jan'y 29, 1867. 

1046. Mary E., b. Nov. 13, 1868. 

1047. Martha A., b. April 29, 1870. 

1048. Emma I^., b. June 7, 1872. 

1049. Clara R., b. March 22, 1875. 

1050. Bertha M., b. July 13, 1879. 

Martha A. Tai.i.ey (426) married first, Mark H. 
West, of Upland, Pa., December 16, 1879. 

Digitized by 


Eighth Gkneration. 115 


105 1. Ethel Bullock, b. Jan'y 23, 1881. 

Mr. West died Jan'y 12, 1883, and she married 
s^ond, Walter Lye, March 9, 1890. 

Mary E. Tai.i.ey {427) married William T. Foster, 

of Cecil County, Md. 


1052. William. * 

1053- Jesse. 

1054. Theodore. 

1055. Carrie. 

1056. Raymond. 

1057. Ernest. 

1058. Ethei. 

1059. Ellis. 

1060. Edna. 

Emma L. Talley (428) married Charles Slawter. 
They live at Phillipsburg, N. J. 


1061. Bertha E., b. Dec. 14, 1877. 

1062. Charles B., b. Aug. 26, 1880. 

1063. Anna M., b. June 10, 1883. 

1064. Paul B., b. Dec. 19, 1890. 

C1.ARA R. Tali^ey ( 429 ) married Pennell Larkin, 
April 15, 1878. They reside in Chichester Township, Dela- 
ware County, Pa. 


1065. Hannah S., b. April 25, 1881. 

1066. Ida J., b. Oct. 9, 1884. 

Wesley H. Talley (432) married Hannah M. Renner, 
September 10, 1891. She was bom May 7, 1873. 


1067. William D., b. FeVy 7, 1892. 

1068. Wesley H., b. Sept. i, 1893. 

1069. Kate R., b. Sept. i, 1895. 

1070. Annie R., b. Oct. 27, 1897. 

Digitized by 



JESSIE S. TAI.I.EY (433) married John F. Cramp, of 

Chester, Pa. 


1 07 1. Blanche L. 

1072. Mabel E. 

1073. John F. 

1074. Mary F. 

1075. Alfred C. 
1*076. Edmund O. 

WiLWAM A. TA1.1.EY (451) married first, Emily For- 
wood, February 22, 1866. She was born July 8, 1834 ; died 
April 20, 1892. (See sketch.) 


1077. Ida I., b. Nov. 28, 1866, d. July 18, 1867. 

108 1 

Hannah A., b. March 2, 1868, d. Feb'y 19, 1877. 
I^ydia A., b. Feb'y 11, 1870. 
Samuel Alfred, b. Jan'y 12, 1872. 
Carrie I^izzie, b. Dec. 29, 1874. 
Lewis Corliss, b. Dec. 21, 1876. 
William Dalgren, b. Feb. 4, 1879, d. June 3, 1880. 
He m. second, Katherine (Twaddell) Sharpley, 
Feb'y 22, 1894. She was bom Aug. 5, 1845. 

Robert Tai.i.ey (452) married Emily Beeson, March 

8, 1866. (See sketch.) 


1084. Robinson Beeson, b. May 12, 1867. ^ "* 

1085. Lewis, b. May 9, 1868, d. young. 

Mary Tai.i.ey (453) married Charles Wesley Poole, 

December 29, 1863. She is a widow, and resides at Chelsea, 

Delaware County, Pa. 


1086. Mary Elizabeth, b. Nov. 24,1864, d. Feb. 16,1893. 

1087. Hattie B., b. Feb'y 22, 1868. ^^ / 

1088. Sarah A., b. March 20, 1875. 

Hannah Tai.i.ey (454) married John M. C. Prince, 
October 9, 1862. (See sketch.) 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. 



1089. William E., b. June 28, 1863, d. young. 

Lewis F. Tali^ey (455) married Mary Miller, Feb'y W 
1870. (See sketch.) 


1090. Leonard C, b. Dec. 24, 1871. t ^ 

1091. Lewis Prince, b. Nov. 19, 1873. 

1092. Clyde E., b. Feb'y i, 1876, d. young. 

1093. Jennie E., b. April 12, 1878. 

1094. Howard B., b. Oct. 4, 1880, d. young. 

1095. Watson, b. Jan'y 9, 1883. 

EwzABETH J. TA1.1.EY (456) married Henry C. Bird, 
Januarj- 7, 1875. 


1096. Mary W., b. Nov. 8, 1875. 

BEUI.AH Z. Tai^ley (457) married Clark W. Baldwin, 

December 23, 1869. They reside at Booth's Comer, Delaware 

County, Pa. 


X097. Lillie M., b. Jan'y 25, 1871. '- 

1098. Reese H., b. Aug. 16, 1874, d. young. 

1099. Sarah W., b. Aug. 25, 1878. 

1 100. Hannah P., b. June 25, 1880. 
iioi. Rebecca E., b. Dec. 23, 1882. 
1 102. John, b. Aug. 4, 1885. 

Clara V. Tai.i.ey (459) married J. Atwood Weldin, 
(486). See names of children under No. 486. 

Mary Anna Tali^ey (467) was the oldest child of 
George W. and Lavinia (Beeson) Talley. She was bom 
January 20, 1839, and died February 24, i860, at the age of 
21 years. She was not of a robust constitution, but rather of 
the delicate and refined type^ fitted more for the spiritual and 
devotional side of life than for its rougher activities. She 
joined the Methodist Church early in life, and continued to 
worship within its doors until her young life faded away with 

Digitized by 


iiS Geneau)Gicai. Register. 

consumption. She was greatly esteemed for her piety and 
purity of character by all who knew her. 

John Smith Tali^ey (468) married Mary Ellen Bee- 
son, January 17, 1867. (See sketch.) 


1 103. George Edward, b. Nov. 20, 1867. 

1 104. Howard Cookman, b. Aug. 20, 1870, d. 1876. 

1 105. Homer Beeson, b. Sept. 4, 1877. 

1 106. Nellie May, b. Nov. 20, 1879. 

1 107. Walter Weldin, b. March f, 1885. 

Charles W. Talley (46g) married Sarah Jane Per- 
kins, 1866. (See sketch.) 


1 108. Ella May, b. June 26, 1867. 

1 109. Charles P., b. Dec. 28, 1868. 

mo. Stillman J., b. Dec. 27, 1871, d. July 19, 1892. 

mi. Julia I/., b. Dec. 17, 1873, d. June 14, 1899. 

1 1 12. Paul, b. Jan*y 6, 1876, d. June 2, 1899. 

1 1 13. Herbert, b. June i, 1879. 

George A. Tali^ey (470) married Julia Emma Per- 
kins, August 18, 1868. 


1114. Everett H., b. July 24, 1869, d. July 18, 1870. 

1 1 15. Alta Perkins, b. Dec. 30, 1875, d. Mch. 12, 1876. 

1116. Mabel, b. June 20, 1879. 

Thomas J. Tai^ley (47J) married Maria E. Clear- 
water, daughter of Dr. Jacob Clearwater, of Wtchfield, 111. 
They resided, when first married, at Wtchfield, where he was 
engaged in the drug business with his brother, John Smith 
Talley. They sold out the store there, about 1874, and 
Thomas returned to Wilmington, Del., and engaged in the 
saw-mill business with his brother, Charles W. Talley. He, 
after a few years, accepted the position of fuel agent on the 
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad. I^ter he 
engaged in the lumber and timber trade in Wilmington and 
Philadelphia, and has succeeded in building up an extensive 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. 119 


1 117. Clayton C, b. Oct. 2, 1873, d. young. 

1 1 18. Thomas J., b. July 7, 1875. 

1 1 19. Perle C, b. Feb'y 13, 1878. 

1 120. Claude D., b. July 4, i88f 

Phebe Jane Talley {472) married Thomas S. Robin- 
son, October 26, 1871. They reside on the Philadelphia Turn- 
pike, near the Wilmington City line. 


1 121. Mary I/., b. June 27, 1879. 

1 122. Elsie T., b. June 5, 1881. 

1123. William J., b. Aug. 17, 1889. 

BEUI.AH Emma Tali^ey {474) married Francis E. 

Gallagher, November, 1872. They reside in Wilmington, 

Del. He is engaged in the drug business in the Ninth Ward, 

and has been quite successful in this line, as well as dealing in 

real estate. 


1 1 24. Florence E., b. Dec., 28, 1874, d. Jan'y 20, 1879. 

1125. Alice Maude, b. Oct. 6, 1879. 

1 1 26. Francis E., b. June 20, 1891. 

Joseph Beeson Talley X4T5) married first, Hannah 
Mary Blackwell (988), January 28, 1877 J ^^^ second, married 
Sarah J. Lodge, April 4, 1889. 

Child of first marriage. 

1 127. George S., b. Oct. 7, 1878. 

Children of second marriage. 

1 128. Florence A., b. Oct. 23, 1890. 

1129. Howard J., b. Aug. 2, 1893. 

1 130. Ella J., b. July 22, 1894, ^' Jwne 10, 1897. 

1131. Elsie If., b. March 13, 1898. 

Anna L. Tai,i.ey (476) married Harrie M. Perkins, 

March 23, 1892. They reside at Holly Oak, Del. He is a 

contractor and builder. 


1 132. Mildred Chase, b. Feb'y 19, 1893. 

Digitized by 


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Eliza Jane Tai.i.ey (477) married Isaac R. Staats. 
They reside at Townsend, Del. He is a land-owner and is 
prominent in his neighborhood. 

Isaac S. Tai.i.ey (47*) married Eliza Beeson. They 
reside near Carrcroft, Brandywine Hundred, Del. He owns a 
valuable farm, purchased at the settlement of. his father-in- 
law's estate. Isaac is an active business man, is a director in 
the Cherry Island Marsh Company, and a trustee in the Mt. 
Pleasant M. E. Church. 


1133. Ira S., b. July 31, 1879. 

1 134. Etna, b. Nov. 25, 1880. 

1 135. Sara A., b. Aug. 6, 1882. 

1 136. L. Emma, b. Dec. 28, 1883. 

1137. Edward B., b. Sept. 5, 1885. 

1 138. I^eah M., b. Jan'y 7, 1887. ^ 

Anna Mary Tali^ey (480) married Lewis McCrea. 

They reside on their farm on McKee^s Hill, near Wilmington, 



11 39. Elsie, b. Oct. 21, 1894. 

1 140. Edith, b. Jan'y 20, 1896. 

1141. Sarah T., b. Aug. 11, 1897. 

John Thomas Tali^ey (481) married Lillie O. Mayne 
(980), November 24, 1891. (See sketch.) 


1 142. Henry S., b. July 14, 1893. 

1 143. Helen R., b. Feb'y 19, 1896. 

1 144. Marguerite E., b. May 20, 1897. 

Sarah Louisa Tai.i.ey (482) married J. C. Fremont 
Carver. They reside in their very neat home in East Lake 
Park, Wilmington, Del. He is a machinist by trade. 

Jacob Atwood ( 486 ) married* Clara V. 
Talley (459), Jan'y 28, 1879. (See sketch.) 

Digitized by 


1 145 

1 146 

1 147 

1 148 

1 149 

1 150 

Eighth Generation. 121 


Jacob R., b. May 26, 1881. 
Howard L., b. Dec. 20, 1883. 
Hannah Elizabeth, b. Feb^y 9, 1885. 
Freddie I^., b. Jan'y 20, 1887, d. young. 
Mabel, b. Feb'y 10, 1890, d. young. 
Ethel M., b. May 6, 1894, ^- young. 
Paul, b. July 23, 1895. 

Thomas Tali^ey Wei^din ( 487 ) married Emma M. 

Naylor. (See sketch . ) 


1152. Eva P., b. Oct. 16, 1883. 

1153. Thomas T., b. Sept. 16, 1886. 

1154. Meta N., b. Dec. 2, 1888, d. young. 

1155. Hannah P., b. Jan'y 3, i89j[, d. young. 

1156. Herbert F., b. Dec. 8, 1895. 

Thomas Smith Tai.i.ey (493) married Sarah Elizabeth 
Hanby, March 13, 1862. (See sketch.) 


1157. Ella J., b. Feb'y 25, 1863, d. Oct. 29, 1895. 

1158. William H., b. May 23, 1865. 

1 159. Penrose R., b. Nov. 2, 1869. 

Charles Tali^ey (496) married Mary Zebley, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Zebley, March, 1858. 


1160. Wilmer, b. Nov. 20, 1858. 

1161. Penrose R., b. July 25, 1861. 

1162. Sarah Anna, b. Feb'y 21, 1865, ^- 1885. 

1163. Mary Ellen, b. June 28, 1868. 

1 164. Charles, b. July 22, 1872. 

1165. Thomas Zebley, b. Dec. 12, 1874. 

Brinton L. Tali^ey (498) married Rebecca T. Weldin. 

They resided on their farm north of Booth's Corner, Delaware 

County, Pa. 


1166. Francis E., b. Oct. ^, 1867. 

1 167. Addie B., b. July 22, 1870, d. young. 

Digitized by 



1168. Atmore S., b. July 22, 1870, d. young. 

1 169. Harry C, b. May 12, 1875, d. young. 

Sarah M. Tai^ley ( 4gg ) married Lewis Hickman, 

February 18, 1862. 


1 170. Laura, b. July 10, 1863, d. Jan*y 26, 1885. 

1 171. Edith G., m. William Hance. 

1172. Alfred B., b. Sept. 5, 1868. 

EuzA J. TAI.1.EY ( soo ) married George W. Weldin. 

(See sketch.) 


1 173. Harry M., b. Nov. 4, 1866. 

1174. Estella J., b. Oct. 8, 1867. 

1 175. Beulah M., b. May 8, 1869.. 

1 176. If, Emma, b. Feb'y 28, 1871. 

1177. Lewis, b. May 21, 1872, d. young. 

1178. Sallie H., b. Oct. 21, 1873, d. young. 

1 1 79. Charles P., b. April 11, 1875. 

1 180. George H., b. Feb'y 18, 1877. 

1 181. Winifred, b. Feb'y 5, 1879. 

1182. Bertha V., b. July 26, 1881. 

1 183. Florence H., b. July 31, 1884. 

Nathaniel Booth {509) married Elizabeth Booth, 
March 7, 1865. (See sketch.) 


1 184. Thomas Wheeler, b. June 23, 1866. 

1 185. Joseph Elmer, b. 1870; deceased. 

1 1 86. Henry Wilson, b. 1872 ; deceased. 

1 187. Cora Jane, b. 1880. 

John Booth (5Jx) married Margaret A. Phillips, De- 
cember 20, 1866. (See sketch.) 


1 188. Thomas P., b. Nov. 30, 1867. 

1189. Charity Eva, b. Oct, 7, 1869. 

1 190. Julia Emma, b. April 25, 1872. 

1 191. John, b. Feb'y i, 1874. 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. 123 

1192. Oliver H. P., b. Aug. i, 1877. 

11 93. George, b. Dec. 9, 1879. 

1 194. Frank, b. June 23, 1882, d. young. 

1 195. Frederick, b. June 23, 1882, d. young, 

1196. Irwin P., b. April 21, 1891. 

A1.FRED D. Pierce (51^) married Louisa Pierce. 

Ida E. ; deceased. 

Joseph E. 

Thomas Jefiferson. 

Charles Alfred. 

1 197. Mary Ole. 

W11.1.1AM H. Pierce (514) married Susanna Forwood. 
No issue. 

I^EAH Tai^ley (s^^) married Thomas Booth, January 

12, 1871. 


1198. I^aura E., b. Dec. 9, 1871. 

1199. Thomas A., b. March 5, 1874. 

Jesse Lane Talley ( 5x7 ) married Eliza J. Frame, 

October 17, 1866. They resided in Wilmington, Del., where 

he died in 1896. 


1200. Eleanor, b. July 17, 1868. 

1 201. I^eonard G., b. Jan*y 23, 1870, d. 1870. 

1202. Etta Jane, b. Feb'y 23, 1871. 

1203. Reba May, b. Nov. 18, 1872. 

1204. Cena A., b. April 15, 1874. 

1205. Ebert Lincoln, b. Feb*y 5, 1876. 

1206. Hycen Grant, b. Dec. 23, 1879. 

1207. Owen Garfield, b. Oct. 19, 1881. 

1208. Walter Blaine, b. Nov. 4, 1887. 

1209. Nellie G., b. May 2, 1889, ^' 1890. 

1210. Emma I^^, b. Dec. i, 1892, d. 1892. 

Henry C. Tali^ey (519) married Anna Mary Mousley, 
November 7, 1867. (See sketch.) 

Digitized by 


124 Geneaukjicai. Register. 




Edward H., b. Oct. 4, 1868, d. young. 
Ella l>venia, b. Feb*y 7, 1871. 
Elwood M., b. Nov. 26, 1873. 
Clara Arcelia, b. July 24, 1876. 
Ada, b. Nov. 5, 1880. 
Henry C, b. Feb'y 2, 1884. 
Mary Viola, b. April 5, 1887. 

John ly. Talley (5^0) married Margaret l>nderman, 
daughter of Isaac Lenderman, of Brandywine Hundred, Del. 
They resided for a few years in this hundred, but later pur- 
chased a farm in Mill Creek Hundred, where they now reside. 


1218. Calver Grant, b. April 2, 1873. 

1219. J. I^slie, b. July 21, 1875. 

1220. Conrow, b. Jan*y 6, 1879. 

Nei^on ly. Talley (52^) married I^avania Simons, 
November 13, 1873. (See sketch.) 


1 22 1. Eliza Ann, b. Jan'y 30, 1875. 

1222. Clara N., b. Jan'y 17, 1877. 

1223. Nelson I^., b. Jan*y 12, 1881. 

1224. Howard, b. May i, 1884. 

1225. Wilmer J., b. Feb'y 21, 1886. 

1226. Jos. Chandler, b. Aug. 14, 1888. 

1227. Herbert ly., b. May 2, 1893. 

Curtis M. Talley (523) married Anna Mary Miller, 
March 7, 1867. (See sketch.) 


1228. lyaura Virginia, b. Aug. 14, 1868. 

1229. Mary Anna, b. Feb*y 9, 1873. 

1230. lyinda B., b. Oct. 31, 1883. 

NoRRis W. TaIvLEy (524) married Sarah Jane Kirk, 
February 17, 1870. He resided on his farm at Talley's 
Comer, Brandywine Hundred, until his decease. He was 
thrifty, and a very much respected citizen. 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. 125 


1231. Sallie J., b. Jan'y 7, 1871. 

1232. Robert P., b. Aug. 27, 1872. 

1233. Blanche A., b. June 17, 1874. 

1234. Kate E., b. Dec. 21, 1878. 

1235. Mary, b. March 4, 1882. 

James Wii^on Talley (5^7) married Margaret E. 

Cartmell. (See sketch. ) 


1236. James Walter, b. Aug. 21, 187 1. 

1237. Mary Ida, b. Oct. 23, 1873. 

1238. l>ura May, b. March 27, 1876. 

John C. Talley (5^*) married Anna Mary I^angley, 
widow of J. I^angley, January i, 1878. 


1239. John Nelson, b. Nov. 26, 1878. 

1240. Mary I^na, b. Jan*y 10, 1882. 

Rachel Anna Talley (531) married Pliney I^ikens, 
July 27, 1876. They reside at Baltimore, Md. 


1241. I^ewis Edward, b. Nov. 8, 1876. 

1242. John Talley, b. Sept. i, 1883. 

1243. Bertha May, b. May 23, 1890. 

1244. Arthur Earl, b. Dec. 21, 1898. 

) Sarah A. Wilson (5J9) married Thomas R. Day, 


' February 24, 1858. 

1245. William W. 

1246. Lewis H. 

1247. Helen G. 

William Talley (555) married Sarah Elizabeth Lang- 
ley, daughter of Joseph and Mary Langley, February 9, 1869. 


1248. John W., b. Dec. 7, 1871. 

1249. Mary E., b. Nov. 6, 1873. 

Digitized by 


126 Geneai/)gicai. Rbgistkr. 

E1.IHU TALLiav (559) married Anna E. Hanby, Novem- 
ber 19, 1868. They reside near Talle5rville, Brandy wine 

Hundred, Del. 


1250. Eli Baldwin, b. April 22, 1869, d. young. 

1 25 1. Gertrude ly., b. Dec. 6, 1870. 

1252. Samuel H., b. Dec. 5, 1872, d. young. 

1253. Francis Bayard, b. Jan*y i, 1874. 

1254. Sadie H., b. Aug. 18, 1876. 

1255. l>wis S., b. Oct. 27, 1879. 

I^YDiA Ann Talley (561) married Martin V. Palmer, 
March 22, 1864. Mr. Palmer died November 19, 1869. 


1256. Mary T., d. in infancy. 

Caroline Elizabeth Talley (56^) married l>wis 

Reese Springer, December 21, 1868. He is an architect at 

Wilmington, Del. 


1257. Ellen T., b. Nov. 4, 1869, d. 1875. 

1258. Baldwin, b. Dec. 14, 1870. An attomey-at-law 

at Wilmington, Del. 

1259. Wilber I^., b. Jan'y 27, 1873, d. young. 

1260. lyucile, b. July 10, 1875. 

1261. Lewis Reese, b. Aug.' 6, 1877. A civil engineer 

with the Maryland Steel Co., at Sparrow's 
Point, Md. 

1262. Thomas Bayard, b. Sept. 19, 1879, d. young. 

Harriet E1.1.EN (563) is unmarried, and resides at 

Wilmington, Del. 

Abner p. Talley (574) married first, Sarah J. 
Graves ; and second, Hannah Mary Harkins. (See sketch.) 
Children of first marriage. 

1263. Eber Y., b. May 30, 1858. 

1264. Thomas I<ea, b. Nov. 22, 1859. 

1265. Mary E., b. Oct. 29, i860. 

1266. Elizabeth M., b. Oct. 31, 1861, d. Nov. 29, 1893. 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. 127 

1267. Carolines., b. Feb'y 17, 1863. 

1268. John G., b. April 18, 1864. 

1269. Josephine, b. Sept. 16, 1865. 

1270. Susanna A., b. Feb*y 12, 1867. 

1271. William Harry, b. Feb'y 16, 1868. 

1272. Frank H., b. March 10, 1869, d. young. 

1273. James H., b. Sept. 7, 1870, d. young. 

Children of second marriage. 

1274. Abner P., b. Dec. 19, 1872. 

1275. Eli Baldwin, b. June 17, 1874, d. young. 

1276. Samuel T., b. Oct. 22, 1876. 

1277. Hannah B., b. Dec. 19, 1878. 

1278. Clarence, b. Oct. 19, 1880. 

1279. lyawrence, b. Oct. 19, 1880, d. young. 

1280. Fanny, b., June 19, 1882. 

1281. Elsie May, b. Dec. 22, 1884. 

1282. Emma ly., b. May 5, 1886. 

1283. Matilda. 

1284. lyidie May, b. Feb*y 22, 1890. 

1285. Reba, b. Oct. 8, 1893. 

1286. Anna D., b. Dec. 13, 1895. 

1287. Arthur, b. April 10, 1897. 

Curtis B. Tallby (575) married Rachel E. Harvey. 
She was born December 3, 1843. 


1288. lyewis H., b. Feb*y 5, 1864. 

1289. Mary A., b. Jany'y 19, 1870. 

1290. Curtis B., b. May 18, 1880. 

W11.1.IAM W. TaIvLEy (576) married R. Emma Baker, 
April 26, 1870. She was born November 5, 1850, and was 
daughter of Dilworth and Hannah Baker, of Chester Co., Pa. 


1291. James I^a, b. Feb'y 12, 1871, d. young. 

1292. Mary Caroline, b. March 16, 1872, d. young. 

1293. Anna Galena, b. July 26, 1873. 

1294. Mabel Garfield, b. June i, 1880. 

Digitized by 


128 Gkneai/)gical Register. 

Margaret Tali^ey ( 577 ) married Miller Forwood. 
He was born January 27, 1845. 


1295. I^ttie May, b. July 14, 1869. 

1296. William Marshall, b. Dec. 26, 1872. 

1297. Joseph Bayard, b. Sept. 16, 1875. 

1298. lyydia Bertha, b. Oct. 12, 1878. 

1299. Thomas Clayton, b. May 28, 1883. 

John Hanby Tali^Ey (57*) married I^ydia H. Street. 
She was bom August 9, 1854. 


1300. Florence, b. Jan'y 15, 1874. 

1 301. Curtis I<ea, b. Feb'y 8, 1876. 

1302. Amos Street, b. Aug. 18, 1878. 

1303. Margaret, b. Feb'y 3, 1881. 

1304. Ernest Cleveland, b. Oct. 17, 1883. 

1305. John Morrison, b. March 7, 1886. 

1306. Walter, b. Nov. 12, 1889. 

1307. Blanche, b. March 12, 1892. 

SA1.1.1E Ann TaIvLEy ( 579 ) married first, Benjamin 

R. Teat, June 19, 1870; and second, Thomas A. Galbreath, 

July 5, 1891. 

Children of first marriage. 

1308. Thomas I<ea, b. March 28, 187 1. 

1309. Oliver Perry, b. Feb*y 16, 1873. 

1310. William, b. July 11, 1875. 

131 1. Mary A., b. May 19, 1878. 

1312. Rachel Emma, b. March 28, 1885. 

Children of second marriage. 

1313. Eva G., b. Feb'y 18, 1894. 

1314. Hattie T., b. Nov. 12, 1895. 

1315. Willard G., b. May 7, 1898. 

Eli Baldwin Talley (580) married Emma I^urana 
Pierce (807), February 24, 1876. 
I Children. 

1316. Howard D., b. April 19, 1877. 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. 129 

1317. Ella Belle, b. Oct. 14, 1889, d. young. 

1 318. Bessie, b. Dec. 28, 1892, d. young. 

Thomas I^ea Talley (581) married Isabella Pierce, 
(806). He was bom January 9, 1844. She was bom 1849. 


1319. William I^a, b. Dec. 6, 1867. 

1320. Mary Ella, b. Aug, 6, 1869. 

1 32 1. John Howard, b. Sept. 21, 1871. 

1322. James Bayard, b. Sept. 28, 1873. 

1323. Emma I^urana, b. Oct. 22, 1875. 

1324. Elizabeth Pierce, b. Aug. 27, 1883. 

1325. Elbie Thomas, b. Aug. 26, 1890. 

W11.1.1AM Robinson For wood (590) married Rachel 

Ann Smith, daughter of Isaac and Rachel Smith, of Elam, 

Pa., March 26, 1872. 


1326. Charles, b. Sept. 29, 1873. 

1327. Martha, b. Aug. 26, 1880. 

1328. ^Howard, b. Sept. 9, 1882. 

Joanna D. Talley (59J) married Edward Griswold. 

1329. Ellen D. 

1330. Rachel. 

1331. Mary P. 

1332. Taylor. 
1333- I^ydia. 
1334. Amor. 
1335- Josephine. 

1336. Edward. 

Amor S. Talley (594) married Edith S. Campbell. 

1337. Morton I^., b. Dec. 3, 1873. 

1338. Martha C, b. Aug. — , 1874. 

1339. EmmorS., b. Nov. i, 1875. 

Emeune p. Tai^ley (595) married John I^arkin. 

Digitized by 


130 G«NEAi/)GicAi. Register. 



Belle D. 

1 341. 

Frank I,. 


John ly. 

Anne E. Tali^ey (601) married George W. Springer. 



Armanella P., b. Aug. 4, 1874. 


Leonard H., b. March 27, 1875. 


Margaret T., b. Aug. 2, 1878. 


Sarah A., b. July 28, 1881. 


Frank L. 


Isabel H., b. Oct. 31, 1886. 



Mary Elizabeth Talley (604) married Charles H. 



1350. William H. 

1 35 1. Josephine. 

James Blythe Tali^Ey (605) married Belle . 


1352. Samuel. 

1353. Mary. 

1354. Emma. 

1355. Gus- 

Amor 1,. Talley (606) married Kate Williams. 

1356. Howard W. 

1357. Frederick. 

Jacob H airman T alley (610) married Susan Samples. 

1358. Annie M. 

1359. Florence V. 

1360. Percy E. 

1 36 1. Archie J. 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. 131 

1362. Norman H. 

1363. Elwood. 

1364. R. Clifford. 

1365. Bessie. 

1366. Walter. 

1367. I^on. 

1368. Edgar T. 

Margaret W. Johnson (611) married John Wesley 

Hance, January 31, 1856. 


1369. Mary Eliza, b. July 14, 1858. 

1370. Andrew Johnson, b. Sept. 2, i860. 

1371. William J. Wesley, b. July 12, 1866. 

Anna D. Johnson {612) married Daniel Husbands. 


1372. William J. 

1373- ^' lyawrence. 

1374. Eliza B. 

Thomas Webster Johnson (6jj) married Sallie Poole. 

(See sketch.) 


1375. Mary Eva, b. Dec. 3, 1857, ^' ^- Cass Weldin. 



Harriet Eliza, b. Nov. 2, 1859, m. John K. Hippie. 
I^ttie Talley, b. Feb. 28, 1862, m. Geo. Drayton. 
Maggie Anna, b. July 19,1863, m. Geo. J. Palmer. 
William Wesley, b. June 29, 1865, m. Cornelia 

Sallie Emma, b. Sept 7, 1867, d. aged 22. 
lyaura Edna, b. Oct. 6, 1869. 
Mattie Walter, b. March 16, 1873, ^- Howard Ely. 
Thomas Webster, b. June 28, 1876. 

Mary Janb Johnson (614) married Minshall Hinkson, 

February 16, 1858. 


1384. Anna Elizabeth, b. May 9, i860. 

1385. Harriet I^aura, b. Jan'y 7, 1865. 

1386. William Henry, b. Dec. i, 1866. 

Digitized by 


132 G«NEAU)GicAi. Register. 

Harriet J. Johnson (615) married George W. Todd. 
For a number of years he was President of the Diamond State 
Iron Company, Wilmington, Del. 


1387. Eleanor A., b. Nov. 29, 1873, m. Howard De 

Haven Ross. 

1388. James C, b. March 6, 1877, d. in infancy. 

1389. Hattie G., b. April 22, 1880, d. Dec. 12, 1886. 

Thomas Hannum (6^j) married Hannah Dunn. 

1390. Anna Elizabeth. 

1 39 1. T. I^slie. 

1392. Maggie K. 
1393- William H. 


Dr. W11.1.IAM Wesley Johnson (624) married first, 
Bettie A. Ford, March 12, 1866. No issue. Married second, 
Mariana Bums, December 18, 1869. 


1394. Maggie B., b. April 3, 1870, m. Wm. Grey Clyde. 
He married third, lyizzie Morgan. 

Dr. W. W. Johnson has been in active practice in Ches- 
ter, Pa., for a number of years. 

lyizziE Day Johnson (625) married James K. Foulk, 

July 4, 1871. ^^„^ 


1395. Mary B., b. July 29, 1879. 

Robert S. Johnson {6z6) married Annie Cullingworth. 

Anna Amanda Johnson (6zg) married Geo. H. Hance, 

December 20, 1877. 


1396. Walter E., b. May 25, 1879. 

1397. William Johnson, b. July 5, 1883. 

Isaac N. Grubb (634) married Julia E. Smith, March 
20, 1859. (See sketch.) 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. 133 


1398. JennetteS., b. Oct. i, 1862, d. Jan'y 24, 1899. 

1399. Newton I^., b. Sept. 19, 1864. 

John Foui^k Tai.i.ey*s children married as follows : 
Ann Talley (641) m. Thomas Farra. 
Rebecca Talley (64^) m. Bonam Reed. 
Priscilla Talley (643) m. Joseph Reed. 
Jane Talley (644) m. A. J. Mondew. 
Julian Talley (645) m. Anderson Evans. 
Hannah P. Talley (648) m. John W. Waller. 
Margaretta Talley (649) m. William Hall. 

John P. Talley {647) married Rebecca M. Ford, of 
Philadelphia, May 20, 1858. 


1400. lyillian, b. April 4, 1859. 

1401. Anna, b. June 22, 1861. 

1402. E. Hilles, b. May 15, 1863. 

1403. Frank ly., b. Jan'y 28, 1865. 

1404. William T., b. Nov. 15, 1867. 

1405. lyaura, b. Aug. 30, 1869. 

1406. Jessie May, b. May 30, 1871. 

1407. John F., b. May 4, 1874. 

Harmon G. Talley ( 65 j ) married Louisa Ann 
Hodges, January 13, 1853. She was bom April 21, 1833. He 
resides at Piasa, Macoupin County, 111. 


1408. Isaac Lillian, b. Oct. 24, 1853. 

1409. William E., b. Aug. 3, 1856. 

1410. Mary Simmons, b. April 4, 1859. 

1411. Hattie E., b. Feb*y 7, 1862. 

1412. Dora A., b. Sept. 21, 1866. 

141 3. Lnla Hodges, b. Sept. 26, 1869. 

1414. Harmon Grubb, b. Feb'y 20, 1872. 

John Simmons, grandfather of Harmon Gregg Talley, 
died October 15, 1824, aged 60 years. 

Lydia Simmons, grandmother of Harmon G. Talley, 
died October 11, 1824, aged 57 years. 

Digitized by 



Mary Talley, wife of Isaac G. Talley, daughter of John 
and lyydia Simmons, died March 15, 1833, aged 35 years. 

Harmon Talley, grandfather of Harmon G. Talley, died 
at Piasa, 111., August 24, 1858, aged 83 years. 

John Simmons Talley (652) married first, Elizabeth 
F. Hill, Jan. 16, 1855. He married second, Sarah W. Taggart, 
March 4, 1885, and third, Sarah A. Pierson, May 2, 1888. 
Children of first marriage. 

141 5. William Gregg. 

1416. Hannah M. 

141 7. JohnW. 

Rebecca J. Tali^ey (655) married first, Hugh E. 
Mearns, November 27, 1862. He died March 12, 1870. She 
married second, I^onzo E. Baylis, June 6, 1871. 
Children of second marriage. 

1418. Isaac ly., b. Aug. 11, 1872. 

1419. Harry E., b. Sept. 24, 1875. 

1420. Clarissa N., b. July 3, 1878. 

1421. Leonard K., b. May 24, 1881. 

E. Jennie E. Tali^ey (66^) married Samuel M. Rut- 
ledge, October 11, 1876. They reside on the Muskingum 
River, nine miles south of Zanesville, Ohio. 


1422. William Cloud, b. Feb'y 23, 1879. 

1423. George Armstrong, b. May 20, 1885. 

John T. Simmons (663) married first, Martha Argan- 
bright, in 1852. He married second, Jennie S. Bryant, of 
Birmingham, Iowa, in 1894. (See sketch.) 
Children of first marriage. 

1424. lyydia Jane. 

1425. Francis William. 

1426. George B. 

1427. J. W. 

1428. Kittie lyUella. 

1429. Edmund. 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. 135 

William Talley Shades (664) m. . 

John Heyburn Talley (667) married Josephine Mac- 
Donald. He is grocer and postmaster near Perry's Hotel, 

Brandjrwine Hundred. 


1430. Florence Heyburn, b. Dec. 31, 1879. 

1431. Howard W., b. July 15, 1881. 

1432. Elizabeth, b. April 18, 1884. 

John C. Talley (679) married Margaret Frame. 

1433. Sarah Emma, b. June 13, 1881. 

1434. Mary, b. June 18, 1884. 

1435. Sidney R., b. April 13, 1887. 

1436. Margaret, b. May 24, 1890. 

Arabella Talley (68g) married William D. PuUen, 
of Chester Pa., April 7, 1864. 


1437. Kate, b. Dec. 7, 1866. 

1438. William D., b. Feb'y 7, 1868. 

Melissa Talley (694) married first, David Corson ; 

married second, Paulsworth. 

Child of first marriage. 

1439. lyizzie. 

James Edgar Talley (695), of Bay Mills, Michigan, 
married Kate l>made, February 21, 1881. 


1440. Frederick William, b. July 19, 1882. 

1441. Caroline Elizabeth, b. July 11, 1884. 

1442. James Andrew, b. Oct. 18, 1886. 

1443. John Truman, b. Sept. 2, 1892. 

Willie Ann Talley (697) married James Rea, May 

5, 1881. 


1444. Emma Davis, b. Jan'y 9, 1882. 

Digitized by 


136 Genealogicai. Register. 

Arabeli^a Talley (6g8) married Francis M. Dowlin, 
of Chester County, Pa., January 24, 1872. 


1445. Albert Scott, b. Jan'y 11, 1873. 

1446. Henderson Talley, b. Aug. 7, 1874. 

1447. Sallie Edna, b. Nov. 18, 1875. 

1448. Francis M., b. Nov. 12, 1877. 

Charles Wesley Talley (700) married Mary E. 
Hoffman, February 15, 1888. 


1449. Ruth F., b. Oct. 24, 1888. 

1450. John Henderson, b. May 30, 1890. 

Edward Cooper Talley (70^) married Alice Stand- 
ring, May 25, 1887. 


1451. Maud A., b. March 3, 1888. 

1452. Mary E., b. Dec. 14, 1889. 

1453. Clarence E., b. Aug. 16, 1891. 

1454. Ralph S., b. Feb'y i, 1895. 

1455. George Marion, b. Oct. 17, 1897. 

Samuel H. Talley {703) married Clara Freeman, 

March 15, 1888. 


1456. Florence May, b. Jan'y 13, 1891. 

1457. Arthur M. F., b. March 12, 1897. 

H.. Albin lyouis Pyle {705) married Anna Hare, of 
Wilmington, Del. 

lyURANA Cooper Allmond (706) married Joseph ly. 
Gardner, December 24, 1863. They reside at Hettick, Macou- 
pin County, Illinois. 


1458. I^slie A., b. Aug. 8, 1865. 

1459. I^ewis H., b. March 24, 1867. 

1460. Harmon W., b. Sept. 7, 1870. 

1461. lyCtitia May, b. June 4, 1873. 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. 


1462. Ida B., b. Jan'y 10, 1876. 

1463. Leonora B., b. June 17, 1878. 

1464. William W., b. April 10, 1880. 

lyBTiTiA A. Ai^ivMOND {fog) married Dr. Wm. C. Day, 

February 20, 1866. 


1465. I^wis Roach, b. Dec. 6, 1867. A practicing 


1466. James AUmond, b. Oct. 29, 1869. A practicing 


1467. Anne Agnes, b. Feb'y 12, 1872. 

1468. Gertrude I^ois, b. June 4, 1874. 

Priscii.1^ T. A1.1.MOND (7J0) married Thomas H. 



1469. Anna G. A., b. March 4, 1868. 

1470. Reuben J., b. Nov. 23, 1869. 

1471. EUaE., b. Aug. 16, 1873. 

1472. Eddie C, b. Dec. 3, 1875. 

1473. Thomas C, b. Sept. 29, 1878. 

1474. Francis R., b. April 19, 1880. 

1475. Earl R., b. Sept. i, 1883. 

1476. Geneva P., b. Jan'y 8, 1885. 

1477. Gacey E., b. Sept. 4, 1889. 

1478. Powell Clayton, b. Dec. 29, 1890. 

Phebe Ei.i<En Ali^mond {711) married Andrew J. 
Crum, September 9, 1873. 


1479. Nellie May, b. June 12, 1874. 

1480. Edwin Wallace, b. March 21, 1876. A physician. 

1481. Lee Burnett, b. Sept. 16, 1878. 

1482. Joseph Reuben, b. Sept. 26, 1880.* 

1483. Robert Roy, b. Aug. 14, 1882. 

1484. GoldaT., b. Nov. 3, 1884. 

1485. Ola Bertram, b. Dec. 17, 1886. 
i486. Carroll Clayton, b. Dec. 25, 1888. 

Digitized by 


138 Geneaxogical Register. 

1487. Glenn Palmer, b. March 3, 1891. 

1488. Ferris Bertrand, b. July 27, 1893. 

JUI.IA E. Allmond {712) married J. Huston Grimmet, 



1489. Clarence C, b. Nov. 15, 1876. 

1490. Ethel M., b. Nov. 2, 1878. 

1491. Ora B., b. Aug. 21, 1880. 

1492. Dennis E., b. March 11, 1883. 

1493. Sartoris R., b. Jan'y 28, 1884. 

1494. Stella T., b. Jan'y 2, 1886. 

1495. Theresa M., b. Dec. 21, 1888. 

1496. Charles O., b. Nov. 15, 1891. 

1497. I^lla M., b. April 6, 1895. 

1498. I^eitta F., b. April 6, 1895. 

Fu)RENCE V. Ai<i.MOND (/Jj) married Chas. W. Rice, 



1499. Charles W., b. May 27, 1876. 

1500. Minnie M., b. Aug. 26, 1879. 

1 501. Freddie A., b. Dec. 12, 1880. 

1502. Anna I., b. Jan'y 7, 1882. 

1503. Pearl Hattie Valentine, b. Feb'y 14, 1884. 

1504. Chester O., b. Oct. 19, 1886. 

1505. Opal Farmer, b. Sept. 4, 1888. 

1506. Carrie Bell, b. Aug. 8, 1890. 

1507. Grace, b. 1897. 

Ida M. A1.1.MOND {714) married Dr. W. B. Sprinkel, 


1508. Clyde, b. July 4, 1886. 

1509. Marie, b. Feb'y 3, 1892. 

lyETiTiA McCracken (7x6) married Samuel A. Field. 

1 5 ID. Elizabeth. 

Mary McCracken {717) married John Bodley, W. Va. 

Sidney McCracken (^718) married George Adams. 

151 1. George. 

1512. Harry. 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. 139 

Hannah McCracken {719) married Joseph Rogers, of 

Media, Pa. 


1513. William. 

1 5 14. Mary. 

Harriet L. Tai,i,ey (^724) married Thomas Blest, of 

Wilmington, Del., January 3, 1883. She is engaged in the 

millinery business. 


1515. May Forest, b. May 4, 1884. 

1516. Henry Lewis Flinn, b. March 15, 1890. 

1517. Mabel Talley, b. Nov. 22, 1895. 

PRISCI1.1.A C1.ARK Tai^ley ( 72s ) married John E. 
Lach, Kansas City, Mo., January 21, 1890. 

Mary Elizabeth Talley ( 728 ) married Alex- 
ander, of West Philadelphia, Pa. 

Samuel Harlan Talley {729) married Emma Webb, 
January 11, 1890. She died September 25, 1897. 

Priscilla Talley (/jj) married Charles W. Scudder, 
November, 1884, at Washington, D. C. 


1 51 8. Margaret, b. March, 1886. 

1519. Edith, b. March, 1891. 

1520. Catharine, b. Dec., 1896. 

Eleanor Talley ( 734 ) married Daniel Cronin, at 
Washington, D. C, September 17, 1887. 


1 52 1. Evelyn, b. July 8, 1888. 

1522. Eleanor, b. April 2, 1890, d. young. 

Sarah A. Talley ( 784 ) married Zachary T. Hook, 
February 3, 1883. They reside in Ohio. 


1523. Richard, b. Dec. 8, 1883. 

Frank F. Talley ( 785 ) married Esther F. Mc- 
Murchy, October 28, 1880. He is a prominent business man 

Digitized by 


140 GsNBALOGicAi. Register. 

of New Richmond, Ohio. He is editor of the New Richmond 
Independent and postmaster of that town. 


1524. Martha, b. Aug. 28, 1882. 

1525. Harriet, b. Nov. 9, 1893. 

EwzABETH T. Moore (786) married Robert A. John- 
ston, October 21, 1858. He was for many years a Judge of 
the Common Pleas Court in Cincinnati. She was a beautiful 

woman and an artist. 


1526. Campbell M., b. Oct. 31, 1859. 

1527. Lindsey C, b. Nov. 25, 1861. 

1528. Elizabeth C, b. Dec. 11, 1863. 

1529. Thomas S., b. Oct. 7, 1866. 

1530. Roberta A., b. Oct. 3, 1872. 

1 53 1. Robert A., b. April 15, 1874. 

RowENA Talley ( 78 Sr ) married Harrie I^. Moore, 
October 2, 1879. In Ohio. 


1532. Olive H., b. June 10, 1882. 

1533. Harriette Ir., b. March 28, 1885. 

Kate Tali^ey ( sr88 ) married Charles A. Elliott. 

Mary L. Tai.i.ey (789) married Charles C. Sedgwick, 

May 24, 1876. 


1534. Shirley, b. Nov. 27, 1879, d. 1891. 
1535- Charles C, b. May i, 1892. 

ORVI1.1.E B. TA1.1.EY (7go) married Helen E. Lighty, 
June 15, 1892. They reside at Sioux City, Iowa. He is en- 
gaged in preparing Abstracts of Title and Searches of all 
matters connected with land titles in his county. He was 
Clerk to the Committee on Printing of the National House of 
Representatives for three years. He is active and persistent 
in everything he undertakes. He has labored faithfully to 
make our book a success, and is delighted that success is in 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. 141 

sight. What others consider labor in searching out our family- 
history he treats as mere pleasure. He is loyal to our family 
standard and glories in whatever tends to its advancement. 

1536. Eleanor Frances, b. Sept. 2,-1899. 

John H. Anderson {793) married Harriet Ahn, De- 
cember 21, 1865. 


1537- Joseph, b. 1866. 

1538. George, b. 1868. 

1539. Charles, b. 1870. 

1540. Estdla, b. 1872. 

1541. Calver, b. 1874. 

1542. Henry, b. 1877. 

1543. Emma, b. 1880. 

Joseph Jackson Peirce {80s) married Mary A. Pat- 
terson, of West Chester, Pa., Nov. 7, 1867. He is engaged 
in the Real Estate and Conveyancing business at Wilm., Del. 


1544. Charles M., b. Oct. 10, 1868, d. 1868. 

1545. John Bail, b. Oct. 20, 1869. 

1546. James Frank, b. Oct. 15, 1871. 

1547. George M., b. June 12, 1876. 

1548. Edward P., b. Jan'y 30, 1885. 

James Bayard Peirce {808) married Harriet B. 
Seymour, of Toronto, Canada, August 17, 1893. They reside 
in Wilmington, Del. 

E1.M. K. Peirce ( 809 ) married John C. Husbands, 

March 21, 1894. 


1549. Philip P., b. Feb'y 22, 1895. 

1550. Hannah I/)uisa, b. Aug. 4, 1897. 

Hannah P. Tai<i.ey {812) married George Mervine, 
* 1 55 1. Mamie. 

1552. Clara. 
1553- George. 

Digitized by 


142 Gkneau)gicai. Register. 

Henry Irving Talxsy (814) married Caroline lyouisa 
Clarke, October 17, 1895. No issue. (See sketch.) 

Thomas C. Tali^ey (815) married Henrietta Smith. 
No issue. 

Annie Button Tai,i,ey {817) married George Hamil- 
ton Anderson, January 18, 1893. 


1554. Thomas Henry, b. Jan'y, 1894. 

Bessie Gertrude Tai,i,ey (818) married William 
Egan, October 9, 1890. He was born June 24, 1862. 


1555. Willie, b. Sept. 11, 189 1. 

1556. ' Annie May, b. Oct. 23, 1893. 

1557. Bessie Gertrude, b. July 17, 1898. 

Hannah R. Tai,i,ey {821) married William Bamett, 

October 23, 1889. They reside at Clifton Heights, Delaware 

County, Pa. 


1558. Walter Morris, b. Dec. 11, 1892. 

1559. William Horace, b. Jan'y 20, 1895. 

1560. Percy Franklin, b. Oct. 5, 1898. 

Charles M. Y. Tali^ey {838) married Mary Tomlin. 
He is a shoe merchant at Philadelphia, Pa. 


1561. Mary T., b. May 7, 1880. 

1562. Charles M., b. Aug. 12, 1894. 

George W. Phii^ups ,.(868) never married. He was 
the only child of his parents. He resides on the Quarryville 
Farm, which he inherited from his father. He favored the 
Trolley line which passes through his farm, and was liberal in 
granting the right of way for the same. George is up to date 
in his views of public improvement. He is a great sufferer' 
from rheumatism, but is very cheerful in the midst of it all, 
and is filled with good feeling for humanity. 

Digitized by 


Eighth Generation. 143 

W11.1.ARD Tali^ky Gai^breath {87s) married Eliza E. 



1563. Amy E., b. Dec. 19, 1879. 

1564. John P., b. June 4, 1883. 

1565. Jennie C, b. Dec. 3, 1888. 

1566. Ella May, b. April 19, 1893. 

Warren T. Rawson {881) married Maggie I^fferts. 

1567. Bessie. 

1568. Grant Kimber. 

Chari^es B. Tali^ey (884) married first, Harriet Ris- 
don Bishop, February 3, 1874. She died October 28, 1894. 
He married second, Ida A. Williamson. 

Children of first marriage. 

1569. Lawrence E., b. Dec. 6, 1874. 

1570. J. Wilmer, b. Aug. 16, 1877. 

1571. AnnaS., b. Aug. 16, 1877. 

1572. Harlan H;, b. April 13, 1883. 

1573. Edgar S., b. May 27, 1887. 

Amor Tali^ey (886) married Ella J. Petitdemange. 

1574. Hattie Florence, b. Jan'y 28, 1886. 
1575- Myrtie J., b. Sept. 4, 1887. 

1576. I^. Blanche, b. Aug. i, 1889. 

1577. Mamie E., b. June 30, 1891. 

1578. Evelyn, b. Nov. 12, 1893. 

1579. Clarence H., b. May 30, 1896. 

1580. Albert Dewey, b. Feb'y 7, 1898. 

Ida Lottie Talley (88t) married William S. Hanby, 
son of William and Sarah Hanby, June 14, 1889. 


1 58 1. Harry Clayton, b. Feb'y 16, 1891. 

1582. Frank Herbert, b. Feb'y 27, 1894. 

Digitized by 


144 Geneaxogical Register. 

Dr. James Ei.y Tai<ley (gog) married Isabella M. 
Andrews, of Canandaigua, N. Y., 1894. (See sketch.) 

Mary Elizabeth Tai^ley (gio) married Richard M. 
Mathues, Jan. 9, 1881. They reside at Nicetown, Phila., Pa. 


1583. Ida May, b. Oct. 3, 1881, m. Wm. G. Steck. 

1584. Jehu Richie, b. Oct. 8, 1883. 

1585. Elizabeth Rust, b. Feb'y 28, 1886. 

1586. William, b. March 29, 1888. 

Hannah Emma Talley (gii) married Howard McAl- 
lister, September 16, 1886. 

RuTHANNA Talley (gi2) married Howard J. Cheyney, 

April 9, 1885. 


1587. Alice, b. June 6, 1886, d. young. 

1588. Gertrude, b. Feb'y 8, 1889, d- young. 

1589. Warren, b. Oct. 29, 1892. 

1590. Margaret R., b. Dec. 14, 1896. 

1 59 1. Emily, b. Dec. 6, 1898, d. young. 

Abraham L. Lenderman (gi7) married Abbie Sharp- 
less, October 20, 1892. 


1592. Anna J., b. Aug. 27, 1893. 

1593. Emily R., b. July 31, 1895. 

1594. Elsie Ir., b. June 17, 1897. 


May Anne Tai.i.ey ( gjg ) married Garrett JeflFerson 
Hart, Feb'y 12, 1885. She died 1892 without issue. 

Preston Lea Tai^ley ig4S) married Mary Edith 
McNeil, Oct. 12, 1898. 

Sadie Iola Tai.i.ey (947) married Milton Blackwood, 

June 16, 1896. 


1595. Milton, b. March 23, 1897. 

WiixiAM E1.WOOD TA1.1.EY ( 95 J ) married Blanche 

Digitized by 


Ninth Generation. 145 


1596. Elwood Harmon, b. Jan'y 18, 1887, d. 1887. 

1597. Laura, b. March 11, 1888. 

1598. William, b. Oct. 20, 1889. 

1599. Harmon, b. Nov. 6, 1891. 

1600. Robert W., b. Dec. 4, 1898. 

Mary Emma Tai^ley (952) married Harry Haddock, 

bom April 9, 1862. 


1601. Harry, b. Nov. 16, 1885. 

1602. Lizzie, b. June 22, 1890. 

1603. Florence, b. July 29, 1893. 

1604. Harmon, b. Nov. 15, 1896. 

Harry W. Talley (gS4) married Emma Dean, bom 

December 25, 1871. 


1605. Harmon, b. May 30, 1890. 

1606. William, b. Nov. 16, 1891. 

1607. Henry W., b. Nov. 25, 1892. 

1608. John B., b. Jan'y 16, 1896. 

1609. Lizzie, b. Oct. 20, 1898. 

Mary Boys Nebeker (961) married William Volk- 

hardt, bom June 5, 1867. 


1 610. Aquilla Nebeker, b. Nov. 25, 1897. 

161 1. Myrtle Nebeker, b. Oct. 9, 1898. 
Aquilina Allen Nebeker (962) married Paul Eno. 
Emma Talley Nebeker (963) married William Pres- 
ton Craig. 

Mary V. Ford (991) married William Stanford. 

1612. Eva, b. April 26, 1874. 

IrEnous W. Ford (993) married Ida E. Taylor, No- 
vember II, 1880. 


1613. James A., b. Sept. 8, 1881. 

1614. Carl B., b. June i, 1885. 

1615. Lalah I., b. Dec. 7, 1890. 

Digitized by 


146 Geneaix)gicai. Register. 

Alice J. Ford (994) married William Stanford, March 

2, 1879. 


1616. Mary E., b. Oct. 17, 1879. 

1617. Ernest E., b. Feb*y 4, 1881. 

1618. Josephine G., b. Nov. 13, 1883. 

1619. Clifton B., b. Jan^y 21, 1885. 

1620. Edmund Ames, b. March 12, 1887. 

1 62 1. William C, b. May 29, 1889. 

1622. Jennie R., b. May 10, 1890. 

1623. Catharine v., b. Sept. 15, 1894. 

Emily Vic Ford (996) married Wm. W. Schwinn, 

November 25, 1884. 


1624. John N., b. Aug. 30, 1885. 

1625. Mary K., b. April 15, 1887. 

1626. William H., b. Oct. 21, 1888. 

1627. Bemice E., b. July 11, 1891. 

1628. Thomas G., b. July 9, 1893. 

1629. Mildred A., b. June 6, 1895. 

John B. Ford ( jooo) married Elizabeth E. Stem, May 
26, 1894. 

MK1.1SSA E. Stahl (iooi) married George E. Shafer, 

August, 1869. 


1630. Ida. 

1 63 1. Charles W. 

1632. Alonzo, b. Feb'y 2, 1873. 

1633. Mary E., b. May 28, 1875. 

1634. Inez C, b. March 25, 1877. 

1635. Annabell. 

1636. Nora L., b. April 11, 1879. 

1637. Grace M., b. May 29, 1883. 

1638. Laura E. 

1639. Chester A., b. June 16, 1887. 

1640. Sarah R., b. Nov. 14, 1890. 

1 641. Mabel L., b. April 4, 1893. 

Digitized by 


Ninth Generation. 147 

Mary J. Stahi. (1005) married Charles King, January 

I, 1886. 


1642. Mary E., b. 1886. 

1643. Helen M., b. 1890. 

1644. Merrill Stahl, b. 1893. 

1645. Florence, b. 1896. 

1646. Bridice, b. 1898. 

U1.YSSES Grant Stahi, (1006) married Nannie McCa- 

han, August, 1891. 


1647. Bessie M., b. June 30, 1892. 

John W. Tai,i.ey ( 1012 ) married Celia S. Bentley, 

May 17, 1885. 


1648. G. Ross, b. May 31, 1886. 

1649. Fred. G., b. Jan'y 2, 1890. 

1650. J. Warren, b. Oct. 11, 1891. 

1651. J. Earl, b. Dec. 11, 1895. 

E1.1.A I. TAI.1.EY (1013) married H. E. Myers, August 

20, 1889. 


1652. Evangeline Belle^ b. Aug. 22, 1890. 

1653. Joy Uberto, b. April 3, 1892. 

1654. Paul Spurgeon, b. Dec. 11, 1893. 

1655. Vivian Armanilla, b. Dec. i, 1896. 

Cora B. Tai^ley (1015) married Edgar Price, August 

17, 1891. 


1656. Vesper, b. June 30, 1897. 

Henry E. Tai,i,ey ( 1016 ) married Mabel Houdy- 
sheldt, December 13, 1893. 

1657- Joyce. 
1658. Helen Marie, b. Jan'y 23, 1897. 

Sarah C. Tai.i.ey (loiy) married George W. Wor- 
rell, November 8, 1898. 

Digitized by 


148 Geneau)gicai. Register. 


1659. Daughter, b. Aug. 20, 1899. 

William W. Talley ( 1018 ) married Melissa Cod- 
dington, March 4, 1896. 

Adam C. Talley ( 1022 ) married Olive Hughes, 
July, 1889. He is a practical newspaper man. 


1660. True H., b. March 18, 1891. 

1661. Merrill K., b. May 16, 1892. 

1662. Victor W., b. April 2, 1894. 

. 1663. Bonham B., b. Oct. 28, 1896. 

Ambrose E. Talley (1023) married Blanche Dana, 
September, 1895. He is a minister of the Methodist Church 
in Des Moines Conference. 


1664. Russell D., b. Aug. 22, 1896. 

1665. Herald H., b. Oct., 1897. 

Mary M. Tai.i.ey ( 102s ) married Walter H. Beall, 
June 30, 1897. 

Mary V. Keller ( 1032 ) married John M. Bentley, 

September 20, 1882. 


1666. Viola M., b. July 2, 1883. 

1667. Jennie P., b. April 6, 1885. 

1668. Charles E., b. Jan'j'^ 21, 1887. 

1669. B. Harrison, b. April 8, 1889. 

1670. Mabel, b. May 14, 1891. 

1671. Ray, b. Sept. 14, 1893. 

1672. Jessie, b. Dec. 5, 1895. 

Ensign K. Keller (103s) married Eva Lulu Eckard, 

September 24, 1892. 

^ Children. 

1673. Vera Fern, b. Aug. 21, 1893. 

1674. Cecil Earl, b. Nov. 14, 1898. 

1675. Mildred Pearl, b. Nov. 14, 1898. 

Digitized by 


Ninth Gkneration. 149 

John N. Keller (1036) married Harriet Reynolds, 

November 12, 1894. 


1676. Chester Arthur, b. Feb'y 19, 1896. 

Sarah E. Keller (joj/) married Harry Reynolds, 

March i, 1894. 


1677. Ora, b. Jan'y 16, 1895. 

1678. Laura Arminta, b. Sept. 17, 1896. 

Stephen B. Talley ( 1042 ) married Lillie Turner, 
December 16, 1886. She was bom July 28, 1864. He is a 
Car Inspector at South Chester, Pa. 


1679. Beulah C, b. July 14, 1889. 

1680. Myrtle B., b. July 26, 1899. 

Hannah Talley ( 1043 ) married Samuel Stott, of 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Howard F. Talley ( 1044 ) married Mary Boyler. 
They reside in Brooklyn, East, N. Y. He is a printer. 
(Children — Howard; Mary.) 

Margaret M. Roberts ( 1045 ) married William 
James Jacquette, April 24, 1887. 


1681. Maud I., b. July 12, 1892. 

1682. William Carl, b. Sept. 21, 1895. 

Mary E. Roberts (1046) married George W. Barber. 

1683. Edith E., b. June 24, 1891. 

1684. Ethel, b. Oct. 14, 1896. 

Martha A. Roberts ( 1047 ) married Eugene M. 



1685. Adolphus, b. March 2, 1889. 

Emma L. Roberts (1048) married Jas. Blanchard Gill. 

Digitized by 


150 Censalogical Rkgistkr. 


1686. Ida May, b. March 10, 1893. 

1687. Harry F., b. Dec. 7, 1894. 

1688. Mary E., b. Feb'y 16, 1898. 

Clara R. Roberts (J049) married Benjamin F. Klee. 

1689. Benjamin F., b. Jan'y 11, 1898. 

Ethel Bullock West (1051) married Clarence Stew- 
art, of Eddystone, Pa., January 20, 1899. 

IrYDiA A. Talley (lo^g) married G. Albert Hinkson, 

October 8, 1890. 


1690. Emily T., b. Nov. 15, 1891. 

1 69 1. William Thomas, b. Feb'y 12, 1894. 

Samuel Alfred Talley (1080) married L. Anna 

Cheyney, April 28, 1897. 


1692. Alfred Edwin, b. March 16, 1899. 

Carrie Lizzie Talley (1081) married John W. Talley 
(1248), September 6, 1893. He was bom December 7, 1871. 


1692. William C, b. Aug. 14, 1894. 

1693. Mary E., b. Feb'y 12, 1896. 

1694. Alfred H., b. June 5, 1897. 

1695. Lillian E., b. Dec. 29, 1898. 

Mary Elizabeth Poole (1086) married Thomas B. 



1696. Laura May, b. Feb'y 27, 1892. 

Hattie B. Poole {1087) married Walter T. Hibberd. 

Leonard C. Talley (jopo) married Anna J. Clark, 
November 3, 1897. He is engaged with the Edgemoor Iron 
Co., and resides at Wilmington, Del. 

Digitized by 


Ninth Gkneration. 151 

Lkwis Princk Tali^ky (1091) married Cassandra 
Prince Cloud (930), October 13, 1897. He resides near Car- 
penter's Station, Brandywine Hundred, Del. 


1697. Jennie Elizabeth, b. Jan'y 23, 1899. 

MaryW. Bird (1096) married Joseph Petitedemange. 

1698. Irene H., b. March 26, 1895. 

L11.1.1E M. Baldwin {1097) married Dr. Mat- 
thews, of Concord, Delaware County, Pa. 

George Edward Tai^ley (jjoj) married Cora Koop- 
man, April, 1898. They reside at Terre Haute, Ind. 

E1.1.A May Tai,i,ey (1108) married Alfred G. Cum- 
mings, January 16, 1889. They reside at Terre Haute, Ind. 

Chari^es Perkins Tali^ey (1109) married Belle 
Henry, Sept. 7, 1895. They reside at Terre Haute, Ind. 

Thomas J. Tai.i.ey, Jr. (1118) married Florence Rich- 
ards Primrose, April 6, 1899. They reside at Wilmington, Del. 

E1.1.A J. TAI.1.EY (iisT) married I^wis Henry Day, 

son of Thomas R. Day. 


1699. Sadie, b. about Oct. 2, 1887. 

W11.1.IAM H. Talley (1158) married Carrie May 
Poole, daughter of George W. and Emma Poole. 

Penrose R. Tai.i.ey (1159), son of Thos. S. Talley, 
married Mary Pyle, daughter of Owen Z. and Anna M. Pyle. 


1700. I^awrence, b. Nov. 12, 1896. 

WiLMER Talley (1160) married Mary Barlow, April 

II, 1882. They reside near Harvey's Station, Brandywine 

Hundred, Del. 


1701. Charles Wesley, b. Jan'y 27, 1883. 

1702. Edna I., b. April 3, 1885. 

1703. Wilmer, b. Oct. 8, 1886. 

1704. Horace H., b. July 30, 1892. 

1705. George B., b. Sept. 23, 1896. 

Digitized by 


15^^ Genealogicai. Register. 

Penrose R. Talley (jj6j), son of Charles Talley, 
married Hannah L. Foulk, daughter of I<ewis Foulk, of Wil- 
mington, Del., April 2, 1890. They also reside near Harvey's 
Station, on B. and O. R. R. 


1706. I<eroy F., b. June 5, 1891. 

1707. J. Wallace, b. Nov. 5, 1892. 

1708. Mary Z., b. June 9, 1896. 

Alfred B. Hickman {117 2) married Mary E. Talley 

(1249), June 5, 1895. She is daughter of Wm. and Sarah E. 



1709. Sarah Elizabeth, b. March 4, 1899. 

ESTE1.1.A J. WE1.DIN {11 7 4) married William F. Rob- 


1710. Elsie W., b. Oct. 11, 1892. 

Beulah M. WE1.DIN (11 ys) married Warren Missimer. 

1711. Naomi T., b. March 11, 1895. 

1712. Ruth W., b. March 11, 1895. 

1713. Bertha E., b. Aug. 30, 1897.' 

Thomas Wheeler Booth ( 1184 ) married Emma 
Phillips, February 26, 1896. 

Thomas P. Booth (jj^*) married Stella Stevenson, 
January i, 1889. They reside at Boothwyn, Delaware County, 
Pa. He is a contracting plasterer, and is progressive and 

Charity Eva Booth (1189) married Frank D. Pyle, 
October 31, 189 1. He keeps a general store at Boothwyn, Pa. 


1714. Julia Phillips, b. Sept. 24, 1893. 

1715. Margaret E., b. Aug. 30, 1895. 

E1.EANOR TAI.1.EY (1200) married Thos. W. Eynon, 
June 20, 1898. 

Etta Jane Tai.i,ey (1202) married Thos. D. Holmes, 
October 3, 1889. 

Digitized by 


Ninth Generation. 153 


17 16. Thomas, aged 9 years. 

1 71 7. Jesse, aged 6 years. 

Rkba May Tali^ey {1203) married William L. Mor- 
row, April 22, 1891. 


17 18. Reuel L., b. April 20, 1892. 

1719. Eleanor May, b. Sept. 4, 1895. 

1720. Ruth, b. Oct. 28, 1897. 

Cena a. Tai^ley {1204) married Preston M. Baird. 

1721. Charles Taylor, b. Oct. 2, 1893. 

1722. Preston Walter, b. July 7, 1895. 

1723. I^roy Marshall, b. Jan*y 13, 1899. 

EberT Lincoln Tali^ey (1205) married Delia Biren- 
nan. They reside in Philadelphia, Pa. 


1724. Edith Theresa, b. 1895. 

1725. Mabel May, b. Dec. 21, 1897. 

E1.1.A Lavenia TA1.1.EY ( 1212 ) married Abel Hanna, 
May 28, 1891. 

Clara Arceua Talley {12 14) married William I^. 
Wilson, Jr. , son of William L. and Hetty Wilson, April 27, 1897. 

Calver Grant Talley (1218) married Mamie Hicks. 
She was bom January 2, 1878. They reside in Mill Creek 
Hundred, Del. 

Eliza Ann Tali^ey ( 1221 ) married William Vana- 

man, April 3, 1895. ^^„^ 


1726. Nelson T., b. Sept. 9, 1896. 

1727. William R., b. Dec. 7, 1898. 

Laura Virginia Tali^ey ( 1228 ) married George 

Webster, son of Clark Webster. George was bom February 

18, 1862. 


r728. Howard C, b. Aug. 14, 1890. 

1729. Albert, b. Jan'y 19, 1892. 

1730. Elsie Martha, b. May 30, 1893. 

Digitized by 


154 Genbai^ogical Rkgister. 

1731. Rebecx:a A., b. Nov. 15, 1894. 

1732. Infant, not named, d. 1897. 

Mary Anna Tai,i,ky (1229) married J. Wesley Daven- 
port. Married by Rev. Chas. H. Williams. 

1733'- J- Clarence, b. June 26, 1898. 

Sallik J. Tallky (1231) married Charles E. Webster, 

April 13, 1893. He is son of Clark Webster, of Brandy wine 

Hundred, Del. 


1734. Herman, b. June 30, 1897. 

BI.ANCHK A. TaIvLEy ( 1233 ) married Andrew H. 

Hinkson, April i, 1896. They reside at Chester, Pa. He is 

in the harness business. 


^ 1735. Irene B., b. Feb. i, 1897. 

Rev. James Walter Talley ( 1236 ) married Elva 
Palmatary. They were married Sept. 8, 1892. (See sketch.) 


1736. Wilson M., b. June 10, 1893. 

1737. Ethel, b. Jan'y 7, 1896. 

Gertrude If. Talley (1251) married Clifton A. Per- 
kins, of Holly Oak, Del. He is a Contractor and Builder. 


1738. Sarah Anna, b. Sept. 8, 1893, d. in infancy. 

1739. Clifton Talley, b. Oct. 2, 1895, d. in infancy. 

1740. Gladys I^ Van, b. Nov. 10, 1896. 

1 741. Herbert Amor, b. June 3, 1898. 

Sadie H. Tai^i^ey (i2S4) married Anthony McGarvey. 
They reside in Brandywine Hundred. 

Eber Y. TaIvIvEy {1263) married Barbara A. Nichol- 
son, December 4, 1877. She was bom September 11, 1855. 
He is engaged in the ice-cream business on the Concord Turn- 
pike, above Perry's Hotel. 

Digitized by 


Ninth Generation. 155 


1742. George T., b. FeVy 4, 1880. 

1743. Joseph E., b. June 16, 1883. 

Thomas Lea Tai.i<ey (1264) married Harriet Laura 
Hinkson, February 26, 1890. He is a farmer. 


1744. Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 2, 1894. 

Mary E. Tai^ley (1265) married Joseph W. Nicholson. 
He was bom December 14, 1857, and is a farmer. 


1745. Lewis E., b. Sept. 24, 1885. 

1746. Carries., b. Nov. 15, 1890. 

1747. Harry J., b. FeVy 23, 1894. 

Elizabeth M. Talley (1266) married John R. Mous- 
ley. She died, November 29, 1893. 


1748. Corene, b. Nov. 15, 1893. 

Caroline S. Talley ( 1267 ) married Joel C. Pierce, 
son of Walter Pierce, of Brandywine Hundred. 


1749. Thomas Leroy, b. Aug. 4, 1891. 

John G. Talley ( 1268 ) married Ida L. Pyle, Feb*y 
13, 1888. They reside at Elam, Pa. He is a farmer. 


1750. Frank D., b. June 4, 1889. 

1751. Norman R., b. Aug. 22, 1890. 

1752. Ethel E., b. April 29, 1894. 

1753. J. Earl, b. May 17, 1897. 

Josephine Tai^ley ( I26g ) married John W. Davis, 

June 26, 1884. He is a farmer of Bethel Township, Delaware 

County, Pa. 


1754. William L., b. March 26, 1885. 

1755. Thomas Walter, b. March 16, 1888. 

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1756. Addie Graves, b. Jan*y i, 1894. 

1757. John Warren, b. Nov. 27, 1896. 

1758. Charles A., b. April 11, 1899. 

Susanna A. Tai.i.ey {1270) married WiUfeird S. Hanby. 
He is a farmer at Hanby* s Comer, Brandy wine Hundred. 

1759- Jacob Carroll, b. Aug. 4, 1892. 

1760. Paul W., b. Feb'y 25, 1896. 

WiiyLiAM Harry TaIvLKy ( 1271 ) married Fannie C. 
Henvis, March 30, 1898. He is a farmer in the **old Hun- 
dred'* of Brandy wine. 


1761. Harry Darlington, b. June 22, 1899. 

Abner p. TalIvKy {1274) married Ida Furey. 

1762. William, b. March 18, 1896. 

1763. Melba, b. Feb*y 28, 1898. 

Hannah B. ( 1277 ) married Alphonso 



1764. Mabel, b. May 15, 1899. 

Mary A. Tallky ( 1289 ) married George W. Ander- 
son, August II, 1892. He -was bom September 2, 1868. He 
resides at Wilmington, Del. 


1765. Myrtle A., b. Feb. 3, 1896. Deceased. 

1766. Harvey E., b. April 28, 1898. Deceased. 

William I^KA Tallky (jjjp) married Clara I^ysinger. 

lyive at Wilmington, Del. 

Mary Ella TallKy {1320) married Pemberton D. 



1767. Paul, b. July 19, 1891. 

1768. Mark W., b. Jan*y 17, 1893. 

1769. Thomas I^ea, b. Feb*y 6, 1895. 

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John Howard Tallky {1321) married Caroline French. 

1770. Ethel, b. April 19, 1898. 

Anna (jAlena Tai.i.ey ( 1293 ) married Joseph Ed- 
wards, June 29, 1898. 

Howard D. Tali^Ky (1316) married Jennie Hinkson, 
March 29, 1899. 

Charles Forwood {1326) married I^idie Colehower. 
He resides at Elam, Delaware County, Pa. 


1771. Howard D., b. May 27, 1895. 

Ellen D. Griswold {1329) married John ly. 






Clarence A. 


Mabel A. 









Mary P. Griswold (133 i) married Charles W. Walton 











Mary Francis. 





Belle D. I^arkin {1340) married Edward S. Hickman. 


1786. Jessie J. 

1787. Edward S. 

1788. Helen. 

1789. Margaret. 

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Margaret T. Springer ( 1345 ) married J. Leedom 

Mary Eliza Hance (13 6g) married Thomas B. Cart- 

mell, April 25, 1895. 


1790. George Edwin. 

Andrew J. Hance (13 to) married Annabel Downs, 

May 6, 1887. 


1 791. Wallace Eugene. 

1 792 . Andrew Johnson. 

William J. Wesley Hance (13T1) married Edith G. 
Hickman (1171), December 25, 1891. 


1793. Mary Alfreda. 

1794. William Wesley. 

JENNETTE S. Grubb ( 1398 ) married William 1,. Jef- 

feris, October 6, 1885. 


1795. .Julia P., b. June 10, 1888, d. 1894. 

1796. Jennette G., b. June i, 1891. 

1797. William G., b. Dec. 16, 1894. 

John W. TallEy (141T) married Emma Worth, March 


1798. Ralph W., b. June 15, 1886. 

William D. Pullen (1438) married Lelia M. Valen- 
tine, June 18, 1 89 1. They reside at Chester, Pa. 


1799. Margaret v., b. Dec. 7, 1892. 

1800. Mildred J., b. FeVy 2, 1896. 

Henderson Talley Dowlin {1446) married Annie E. 
Hill, August 12, 1899. 

Sallie Edna Dowlin {1447) married Rev. Joseph E. 
Gumsey, of Bridgeport, Conn., June 21, 1899. 

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lyHTiTiA May Gardner ( 1461 ) married Clinton 1,. 

Reynolds, August, 1894. 


1 801. Lois Marion, b. April, 1896. 

1802. James I^wis Dale, b. May, 1897. 

1803. I^roy Wade, b. Aug., 1898. 

Anna G. A. Padget (i46g) married Granthom. 

They have three children ; names not known. 

Dr. I/Ewis Roach Day (146s) married Lottie Gordon, 
August 15, 1895. I/ive in Illinois. 

Annk Agnes Day {1467) married David Grant Mayes, 

January i, 1891. 


1804. William C. D., b. Feb'y 13, 1892. 

NEI.1.1E May Crum (J479) married Henry White, June 

15, 1892. 


1805. Neoto May, b. May 5, 1893. 

1806. Mildred G., b. April 20, 1895. 

1807. Edith A., b. July 11, 1896. 

1808. Opal ly., b. Nov. 30, 1897. 

EXHEiy M. Grimmet (i4go) married George W. 

Edwards, January, 1898. 


1809. Harry Otho, b. Jan*y 6, 1899. 

Campbell M. Johnston {1526) married Elizabeth F. 

Swing, April 27, 1887. 


1810. Campbell S., b. Sept. 3, 1888. 

Elizabeth C. Johnston (1528) married Harries C. 
Hulbert, November 12, 1884. They reside at Clifton, Cincin- 
nati. She has artistic talent ; has produced some fine pieces 
of painting and sculpture, and has studied in Europe and 



181 1. William P., b. Sept. 2, 1885. 

1812. Lea M., b. Dec. 22, 1888. 

1813. Caroline, b. Oct. 3, 1892. 

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Roberta A. Johnston (1530) married Harley J. Mor- 
rison, November 16, 1893. 


1814. John, b. April 28, 1896. 

1815. Robert Johnston, b. Dec. 12, 189^. 

John Bail Peirce (154s) married Frances A. Clark, 
of Philadelphia, Pa., October 2, 1894. 

J. Frank Peirce (1346) married Ella M. Mull, of 
Wilmington, Del., October 20, 1897. 

Geo. M. Peirce {1547) married Eva Nickerson, of 
Wilmington, Del., June 6, 1897. ^ 


1816. Mary C, b. April 18, 1898. 


Eva Stanford (161^} married William E. Lawson, 

September 5, 1894. 


1 81 7. Son, d. in infancy, April 29, 1896. 

Mary E. Shafer, (1633) married Alonzo Beymer, 

March 30, 1898. 


1818. George, b. April 24, 1899. 


lyist of those whose names came in too late to be classi- 
fied in their regular order : 

PRISC11.1.A Tai^ley (184) y the youngest daughter of 
Harman and Rebecca (Grubb) Talley, married Moses Bullock, 
in 1835. They removed from Delaware to Ohio, in 1837. 
They, in 1872, moved to Charlotte County, Va. Priscilla was 
born February 15, 18 14, died January 15, 1885. She was a 
member of the M. E. Church. 


1819. Elizabeth G., b. 1836. 

1820. Marshall H., b. 1838. 

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1 82 1. Rebecca T., b. 1840. 

1822. James K. Polk, b. 1844. 

1823. Julia Ann, b. 1851. 

1824. William T., b. 1855. 

1825. John Wesley, b. 1858. 

Joseph I^ybrand Grubb (398) was born January 6, 
1828. Married Priscilla Rowland. 


1826. George R., b. Nov. 6, 1865. 

1827. Clara M., b. May 29, 1867. 

1828. Harry Judd, b. Jan'y i, 1869. 

1829. Helen B., b. June 19, 1871. 

1830. Joseph J., b. May 18, 1877. 

1831. Frank W., b. May 18, 1877. 

George W. Grubb (597), bom January 21, 1824; 
died February 5, 1898. Married Rebecca I^ynam. 


1832. Hannah C, b. April 17, 1855. 

1833. Springer Lynam, b. Aug. 26, 1857. 

1834. Joseph Rush, b. Jan'y 20, i860. 

1835. George Newlin, b. June 20, 1861. 

1836. Christiana C, b. July 12, 1863. 

1837. Robert Flinn, b. Aug. 6, 1865. 

1838. I^wis Weldin, b. July 24, 1867. 

1839. Bettie R., b. March 6, 1869. 

1840. Ratia Lukens, b. Sept. 17, 1871. 

Hannah Euzabeth Grubb {399)y born March 4, 
1836 ; died June 7, 1898. Married Josiah K. Fesmier. 


1841. Howard F., b. July 12, 1857. 

1842. Lucy E.. b. Oct. 24, 1829. 

1843. Addie L., b. Sept. 5, 1861. 

1844. Simon P., b. May 6, 1863. 

1845. William C, b. Oct. 4, 1864. T. Talley (182) y son of Harmon. Married 
Evaline Kellam. He died in California. We have received 
the following about the family : 

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David K. Resides at St. Louis, Mo. 


Edmund. Resides in California. 


Eva. Resides in Oklahoma. 

PRISCII.LA Bui.ix)CK (,489) married Willis T. Sedgwick. 

Esther Bui.i.ock (490) married Wm. T. Reese. 


H M. Pierce (5x5) married Susanna T. Barlow. 

(See sketch.) 



Frank C. 


Mary Louie. 


Nellie V. 


Sarah Emma. 


Jennie R. 


Florence E. 

Frank C. Pierce (1849) married Pauline A. Rothouse. 



Joseph M. 


Bertha L. 


William R. 


F. Pauline. 


Frank C. 


Ruth M. 

Mary Louie Pierce (1850) married William W. Day. 


1861. J. Herbert. 

1862. F. Irene. 

NEI.UE V. Pierce (1851) married S. Larkin Hanby. 

1863. Alma V. 

1864. E. Emma. 

Sarah Emma Pierce {1852) married Frank J. Merion. 

1865. Frances J. 

1866. Helen E. 

Jennie R. Pierce (1853) married William I. Harvey. 

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1867. Frank J. 

1868. Albert B. 

Florence E. Pierce ( i8s4 ) married W. Calmer 

Beeson (903). 


1869. M. Louie. 

John Talley ( ) married Mary . Said to 

have lived at Wilmington, Del. Have not been able to place 
this family, as it came in late. 


1870. George. Deceased. 

1 87 1. Charles A., b. at Wilmington ; d. Jan. 20, 1873. 

Charles A. Talley {1871) married Margaret Broome. 
She died September 4, 1877. 


1872. George W., b. July i, 1863. 

1873. Mary Emma, b. June 30, 1865. 

1874. Charles A., b. April 4, 1867. 

1875. William Henry, b. Nov. 3, 1870. 

George W. Tali^ey ( 1872 ) married Mary A. Nei- 
meyer, December 17, 1887. They reside at Trenton, N. J. 


1876. William Henry, b. Dec. 12, 1889. 

1877. George W., b. Aug. 18, 1891. 

1878. Margaret May, b. Sept. 8, 1894. 

Henry B. Talley {833) married, December 28, 1873, 

Sarah E. Brennen. She was bom June 26, 1852. They reside 

at Philadelphia. 


1879. Richard S. J., b. Oct. 10, 1874, married Winifred 

McDevitt, b. July 25, 1876. One child, 
Henry, b. March 2, 1897. 

1880. Joseph Harley, b. March 31, 1877, d. 1877. 

1881. Oscar R., b. Oct. 31, 1878. 

1882. George B. B., b. Dec. 2, 1880. 

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1883. Henry A., b. Jan'y 7, 1883, d. 1884. 

1884. Delilah N., b. March i, 1885. 

1885. Ann B. K., b. March 11, 1887. 

1886. Edmund B., b. April 25, 1889, d. 1889. 

1887. Essie W., b. July 18, 1890. 

1888. Isabella M., b. May 11, 1892. 

1889. May, b. May 11, 1894, d. 1894. 

1890. Matthias Seddinger, b. March 9, 1897. 

George W. Tali^ey (834), of Atlantic City, bom Oc- 
tober 16, 1847, married and has two children. 

Daniel Bispham Tali^Ey ( 836 ) married Lydia N. 
Hutton, January 22, 1882. They reside at Tacony, Philadel- 
phia. No issue. 

Kate Tai,i.ey {837) married Theo. Street. They 
reside at Philadelphia. No issue. 

EwzABETH G. Tai^ley (*j5) married Leonard Hasher, 

of Philadelphia, Pa. 


1891. Florence Ida, b. Oct. 2, 1872. 




Louise Mary, b. July 8, 1879. 

Frank, b. July 2, 1881. 

Leonard, b. April 26, 1883. 

Harry, b. Dec. 26, 1885. 

George Washington, b. July 4, 1887. 

Charles Walter, b. Sept. 20, 1889. 

Mary Tai<i.ey (58^), daughter of Thos. Lea Talley, 
Sr., married Oliver H. Parry, of Brand3rwine Hundred. Their 
children are as follows : Cordelia, Thomas Lea, William, 
Oliver H., Mamie and Oda. Mrs. Parry now resides in Wil- 
mington, Del. 

Wm. Henry Li.oyd (855) married Maggie Sayers. 
Mary V. Lloyd (856) married Wm. H. Edwards. 
John B. Lloyd (8sT) married Alice Sparks. 
Orpah Perkins Lloyd (8sg) married Irwin W. Pierce. 

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Joseph I^i^oyd (860) married Matilda Sparks. 

Geo. ly. lyLOYD (8S4) married at Cleveland, Ohio. 


1898. Wellington. 

1899. Guy. 

John S. Himes (344) married Mary E. Pugh. 

Mary E. Himes (349) married John Prizer. 

WiLUAM S. Himes (351) married Margaret Hartman. 

George B. Himes (352) married Sarah S. Farmer. 

Nei<son T. Himes (350) - Enlisted in Co. K, 4th Reg. 
Pa. Reserves, and died near Washington, D. C, Sept. 21, 
1 861, in his 2ist year. 

ViCTORENE Himes (355) married Wm. H. Snyder. 

Harry M. Talley (914) married Nellie J. Wolf, in 

1891. They reside at Nicetown, Philadelphia, Pa. She was 

bom January 9, 1873. 


1900. Edith N., b. July 10, 1893. 

1901. Mabel W., b. Jan*y 12, 1896. 

Frank A. Tai.i,ey (839) married . He resides 

at Hendricks, Montgomery County, Pa. 

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In this department is given a short sketch of the 
Grubb Ancestry, as well as a few sketches of persons now 
living and of some who have, in recent years, passed away. 
This field was not intended for a selected class, but was open 
to all. Many cared not for mention in this way. Modem 
thought would indicate that in this course they erred, and 
thereby detracted much from the value of the book. Matter 
of this kind must be invaluable after the lapse of a few years. 
If every one decided not to permit his biography to appear, 
how could a satisfactory book be issued ? Individual wishes 
must oftentimes yield to that which may result in good to 

The sketches following were mostly prepared by the 
author, voluntarily, as a small tribute to those who took 
active part in working for the book, and to those who donated 
funds to aid in the printing when it was clearly discernible, 
that unless aid were given the undertaking must result in 
failure. This movement added many pages to the book, and 
many more could have been added had the funds been do- 
nated for the printing of the same. All within reach were 
given an opportunity to join in the donations ; in fact, the 
circular issued August 28, 1899, strongly pleaded for dona- 
tions and financial aid. We hope there will be no criticism of 
this course, nor fault found on this account, but rather let all 
rejoice that a plan was devised which brought success, and 
rendered the book a possibility. It would be most ungenerous 
and unmanly not to feel grateful to all who have aided the 
work by donating funds and subscribing for books. 

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As we are not able, at this writing, to set forth the 
chivalry of the ancient European Talley family, on account 
of the lack of research among the archives and historical 
records across the . Atlantic, we here give a resume of the 
Grubb ancestry ; so that, those of us who have descended on 
the maternal side from this illustrious family may draw inspi- 
ration and profit therefrom, while we await the unearthing of 
the emblems armorial of the Talley family, or the discovery 
of the true current of their royal blood in distant lands. 

It appears that the Grubb ancestry dates back to 1127, 
in Denmark. Those of that name then held high positions in 
the government of that nation ; and were the possessors of 
coats-of-arms and other insignia of nobility. They were very 
near to the throne in ancient Denmark, being related to King 
Christian IV by a collateral marriage. Some of the Grubbs 
passed, at an early day, from Denmark over to England, and 
from them have descended the Grubb family of England, and 
later of America. 

The American Grubbs trace their recent ancestry back^ 
to Henry Grubbe, Esq., of Wiltshire, England. He died in 
1 58 1. Some of his descendants have held high positions in the 
Army and Navy of England, as well as in Parliament, Henry 
Grubbe being himself a member in that body, representing 
Devizes, Wiltshire, 14 Elizabeth, in 1571. Thomas, the son 
of Henry, died February 2, 1617. Thomas M. A., of Oxford 
University, and rector of Cranfield, was the second son of 
Thomas, Esq., and was born 1581, at Potteme, Wiltshire. 
John, Esq. , of Bedfordshire, second son of Rev. Thomas, was 

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bom 1610, and died in 1667. He being an adherent of the 
Church of England in Cromwell's time, removed for safety to 
a remote comer of Cornwall, and there he married Helen' 

The emigrant, John Grubb, who came to America just 
before the landing of Penn, was a son of John and Helen 
(Vivian) Grubb, of Cornwall, England. He was bora in 
1652, and came to America in 1677. He married Frances 
Vane. She was of English descent. He died in 1708 and is 
buried at St. Martin's P. E. Church at Marcus Hook, Pa. 
The children of the marriage of John and Frances Grubb 
were, i. Emanuel, 2. John, 3. Charity, 4. Phebe, 5. Joseph, 
6. Henry, 7. Samuel, 8. Nathaniel, and 9. Peter. 

The Talleys have intermarried with descendants of 
John, Emanuel and Joseph, and perhaps with descendants 
of other children of John the emigrant. Joseph was the 
father of Hannah Grubb, who intermarried with William 
Talley about 1735. From this marriage have descended pos- 
sibly two-thirds of the Talleys named in our Genealogical 
Register, Thomas, the son of William and Hannah (Grubb) 
Talley, married Hannah Grubb, a supposed descendant of 
John Grubb, second. 

For a more extended and complete history of the 
ancient Grubb family in Europe, we refer to the sketch of 
Judge Ignatius C. Grubb's life in the '* Biographical and 
Genealogical History of Delaware,'* vol. i, pg. 231. The 
Talleys who have descended from the Grubb line are of noble 
birth, and should feel under lasting obligations to Judge 
Grubb for his most thorough work in tracing the ancestry 
back to so remote a period ; and in permitting the same to be 
recorded for the benefit of hix, who may take interest 


WiiyLiAM Cooper Tai^ley, son of Rev. Lewis S. and 
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father's farm (later the home of I^ewis Zebley), at Talley's 
Comer, Brandy wine Hundred, Del. His father died in 1847, 
and his mother in 1850, as shown by their tombstones at 
Bethel Cemetery. He attended the Forwood School when a 
boy, it being close to his home. The Forwood School House 
was memorable for one thing at least. A debating society 
was organized there many years ago. Among the active de- 
baters were William Cooper Talley and Powell Clayton, now 
Ambassador to Mexico, each of whom in the Civil War rose to 
the rank of Brigadier General. These brigadiers were related 
by John Clayton and Rev. I^ewis S. Talley each marrying a 
^daughter of George Clark. There was also a slight relation- 
ship by Sarah (Foulk) Clayton, the grandmother of Powell 
Clayton, being the daughter of Sarah (Talley) Foulk. Cooper 
Talley and Powell Clayton were of necessity on opposites sides 
in the debates, but during the Civil War they were on the 
same side, battling for their country, one in the far West and 
the other in the East. They each succeeded well in shedding 
new lustre on their family names. 

William Cooper Talley graduated in 1853 at Professor 
Sudler's Academy at Wilmington, Del. The professor was a 
graduate at West Point and a fine military tactician. Under 
his teaching young Talley perhaps received the military im- 
pulse which later developed into the brave soldier of the Civil 

After his graduation he took a prospecting trip through 
the West, but finally decided to locate at Media, Pa. Here 
he began the reading of law, and at the same time, with 
other parties, published the Upland Union, a Democratic 
newspaper issued at Media. Talley was a strong Douglas 
man, and his associates were equally as strong for Brecken- 
ridge. The want of harmony caused Mr, Talley to withdraw 
from the paper. Being solicited by a committee from Norris- 
town. Pa., he purchased the National Democrat of that city, 
and advocated the election of Douglas. 

I/incoln being elected, the war followed. The brave 
young man from Brandywine Hundred, with the military 
spirit already kindled at the Wilmington Academy, could not 
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sword, and gallantly fought for his country and his convic- 

Upon his return home, at the expiration of his three 
years, he became Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue for 
the Seventh District of Pennsylvania, and later received the 
appointment of Collector. When his office expired he again 
took up journalism, and published the Delaware County Demo- 
craty at Chester, Pa. While editing this paper, in 1874, he 
was elected on the Democratic ticket to the Pennsylvania 
Legislature, and served until the close of the session in 1876. 
During two sessions of this term he was Chairman of the 
Ways and Means Committee, and a member of the Centen- 
nial Committee. He assisted in arranging for the Centennial 
grounds, and for a State Building. Meeting with financial 
reverses, he retired from politics and disposed of his paper ; 
and in 1877 took a position in the Printing Department at 
Washington, D. C, in the proof room of the Congressional 
Record, He now leads a quiet and honorable life in that 

We extract the following from a sketch of General 
Talley's military life, furnished by O. B. Talley, of Sioux 
City, Iowa : 

* When the first shot was fired on Fort Sumter he sold 
his newspaper at a sacrifice and organized a company at his 
home in Delaware County, Pa. The company became Co. F of 
the I St Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps. In 186 1 
the company was mustered in, subject to the call of the Presi- 
dent. The call came during the first Bull Run fight, and he 
soon joined the Army of the Potomac. At the Battle of 
Antietam he was given the command of his regiment by 
General Warren, the Corps Commander. He received his 
Colonel's Commission Nov. 2, 1862. At the Battle of Spott- 
sylvania C. H. he commanded the ist Brigade of the 5th 
Corps, Crawford commanding the division. He was, upon 
recommendation of General Crawford, Breveted Brigadier 
General for gallant and meritorious action at Antietam, Fred- 
ericksburg, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania and 
other engagements. He was mustered out with his brigade 
at Philadelphia, June 13, 1864.* 

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* Steine in his History of the Army of the Potomac in 
substance says of him : * Col. William Cooper Talley, in com- 
mand of the I St Regiment of the Reserves at the Battle of 
Fredericksburg, was on the right. In this charge, which was 
longer and equallj' as brilliant and daring as the famous 
Pickett's charge at Gettysburg, or MacDonald's at Wagram, 
the command was exposed to a heavy artillery fire from the 
front and the flanks. Colonel Talley was a young officer of 
unpretending manner and not ambitious for promotion. 
C. H. Ingram, of Talley 's regiment, said that he looked at 
the Colonel as his regiment reached the slope to make the 
charge on the works ; that Colonel Talley was one of the 
coolest men that he ever saw in action. He guarded his right 
against surprise while he led the charge in front.* 

* Bates in his History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers in 
substance says : *In the Battle of Fredericksburg the ist Regi- 
ment of Pennsylvania Reserves, under command of Colonel 
Talley, moved in a steady line across an open plain under a 
heavy enfilading artillery fire, and charged with resistless 
energy, crossing the railroad and ditches, and driving the 
enemy two hundred yards beyond the entrenchment. He 
was compelled to retire for want of reinforcements, after 
having opened the way to victory. He led his regiment with 
great gallantry and aided in gaining the signal advantage of 
the battle. If this successful assault had been followed up, a 
victory would have been gained instead of a defeat which 
filled the land with gloom.' 

O. B. Talley, in closing his sketch, says : 

** It has been my good fortune to know General Talley 
in his home life in Washington. During three years of my 
service as clerk to a committee of the lower branch of the 
National I^egislature, I spent many pleasant evenings with 
the General. He is a grand old man, full of years and of 
glory, unassuming and generous. Those of his family whom 
I have met are fit descendants of such a sire. Our family has 
reason to be proud of him, and the coming generations may 
well emulate the example he has set before them.*' 

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These four persons were the children of Thomas and 
Mary (Weldin) Talley. Thomas was a man mentally and 
physically strong, and joined his lot in life with Mary Weldin, 
a woman remarkable for her fine physical endowments and 
strength of character. They were perfect strangers in blood 
to each other. From these conditions we have presented the 
four children named above, remarkable for their size, strength, 
longevity and mental development. It is rare to find a family 
of four, and all worthy of the historian's pen. Here are 
suggested questions for our earnest consideration. 

The subjects of this sketch received the ordinary Dis- 
trict School education of the day, which was limited often on 
account of the lack of ability in the teacher, and the lack of 
funds to continue the school. These children easily digested 
whatever in an educational way was presented to them, 
whether at school or out rubbing against the activities of the 
world. The lack of book learning was supplemented with 
natural endowments, which carried them through life success- 
fully, even in the day of the *' higher education.'* 

ELIZA A. TALLEY was bom March 8, 1806. She 
never married, not, however, on account of the want of oppor- 
tunity, for it is well known that many sought her hand in 
marriage. She was the idol of her parents ; this, no doubt, 
was the cause of her remaining single. 

She spun the wool as long as spinning was in vogue, 
and knit the stockings that warmed the feet of many of her 
relatives, and of many outside of her family. This was rarely 
done for hire, but out of the purest kindness and charity. 
She was of a remarkably cheerful and hopeful disposition, 
yet did she live only in the real substantial atmosphere of life, 
caring not for its lighter pleasures. With her, * * life was real, 
life was earnest.'* She was tall and slender, and a remarkable 

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walker. Many times did she walk to the night meetings at 
Bethel Church, a distance, from her home, of six miles. In 
her younger days a horse was rarely used by her. 

Having no family, she was often found among her rela- 
tives and neighbors, a true and faithful Samaritan, giving aid 
and consolation, and wise counsel, when and where it was 
needed. Although a ready adviser, she was no intermeddler 
in the affairs of others. She rarely saw anything but good in 
the people she knew and discussed. This virtue was remark- 
ably developed in her. Only a few have an **aunt Eliza.'* 
This one was known far and near in her neighborhood. 

She strove to live up to her Christian teachings. Her 
loyalty and devotion to the Methodist Church were really 
remarkable. Her religious zeal was not of the spasmodic 
order, but bom of the intellect. Hence, day by day always 
the same. Aunt Eliza passed away at the ripe age of 85 
years, mourned by all, leaving a void difficult to fill. 

GEORGE W. TAIyl/EY was bom February 8, 1808. 
As soon as he was competent he began business on his own 
account, although he still resided under the parental roof. 
He did not marry until 30 years of age. In the year 1838, 
he married I^avinia Beeson, a pretty girl of 18 years of age. 
She was small of stature, and of rare good judgment. She 
was of English descent, and of the colonial family of Beesons, 
who lived south of the Philadelphia Turnpike, near the Wil- 
mington City line. She was a model wife, and a solicitous 
and ever watchful mother. 

Soon after their marriage they took up their abode on 
that portion of his father's farm which lay adjacent to the 
mill property of Henry Webster. While carrying on a general 
farming business, he engaged especially in buying, selling and 
fattening cattle. This naturally led him in the direction of 
the Cherry Island Marsh, for his good judgment soon told 
him that bushes and rolling stones did not produce fat cattle, 
while the fine white clover of the marshes did. 

He began to buy marsh land shortly after his marriage, 
and was, in 1840, taxed on the marsh books as the owner of 
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until in after life he owned about 225 acres of these marsh 
lands. This included the historic old Cherry Island or 
Cooper's Island, of the days of the Dutch and Swedes. This 
property is still in the Talley family, and it is said that it was 
the site of the first ship-building plant along the Delaware. 
On these marshes before and during the Civil War, George 
W. Talley fed more than one hundred head of fine steers at 
one time. 

Haying was a vast industry on the marsh, and with 
this Talley family it began in June, and lasted until the 
ground was white with autumn's frost. There was hay in 
bams, hay in stacks almost everywhere, and too often loads 
of hay and the oxen all in the ditch at sun down, and four 
miles from home. It took a little of everything to make up a 
full round season of haying on the ** old Island." One term 
of this kind of schooling oftentimes would equal one year at 
the boarding school. It was practical education, with much 
stress on the word ** practical." These were days when oxen 
were more plentiful than horses, and doubly as trying on 
one's temper. 

Still, 'midst it all, the Talley world moved slowly on. 
George W. Talley added to his lands, farms and tracts on the 
highlands of Brandywine Hundred, and finished by building 
a row of brick houses at the comer of La Mott Street and 
Vandiver Avenue in Wilmington, DeL He owned at one 
time about 325 acres, all of which either lay within the city's 
limits or not far from it. One peculiar circumstance con- 
nected with his land dealings was that, although a great land- 
buyer, he scarcely ever sold, except to a railroad company, or 
to be used for some public purpose. 

He, with such able men as Jacob S. Weldin, Lewis 
Weldin, William Todd and many others, organized the Mt. 
Pleasant M. E. Church Society, at the old school house of the 
same name, and assisted in the building of the present church 
near Quarryville. He continued to be a leading member here 
until his decease. He held the office of Church Trustee for 
years, was a Director of the Cherry Island Marsh Company, 
and a School Director. These were the only offices held by 
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patriot, and a lover of his country. He kept well posted on 
public affairs, being a great newspaper reader, and had excel- 
lent judgment on National matters. When the call of his 
country seemed to demand it, he consented that his two older 
sons might join the great Union Army of 1861 to 1865. 

He was a man of powerful build, and never used stimu- 
lants nor tobacco. He demonstrated his ability to carry on 
large undertakings, as did William Talley of old. He prized 
money only for the good he could do with it. He was eco- 
nomical, yet had the idea of public improvement so firmly 
implanted in him that large sums were given to bridges, rail- 
roads, and other public improvements. He, although a mem- 
ber of Mt. Pleasant Church, was at the same time one of the 
Board of Trustees that erected the Brandywine M. E. Church, 
and gave more to the building fund of the latter than he 
could well afford. 

When the National Dredging Company, some years 
ago, filled with dredged mud a large tract in Cherry Island, 
George W. Talley and his life-long friend, Isaac S. Elliott, 
donated to the city of Wilmington a strip of ground one hun- 
dred feet wide, extending from Brandywine Creek to the 
Delaware River, for the bed of Fourth Street. He fostered 
all public improvements, and opposed none. It afforded him 
pleasure to see the building of railroads, even when they came 
through his own land. His exterior might at times to some 
appear rugged and unpolished, yet beneath this exterior was 
a fully developed manhood, and a heart as tender as a child's. 
He reared and educated a family of ten children, and left at 
his decease lands that at public executors' sale brought a very 
handsome sum of money. One tract, consisting of but eleven 
acres and a large mansion, located on the Philadelphia Turn- 
pike, east of the Riverview Cemetery, was laid out into 
building lots by the executors and called ' ' Maplewood. ' ' This 
alone brought the sum of $20,000. 

George W. Talley acquired substantially all of his 
property by his own energy, industry and indomitable will. 
Truly is ' ' a workman known by his chips. ' ' Here again have 
we the proof of the adage, that greatness is inherited and not 
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our sketch made a visit of pleasure to Florida, and shortly 
after his arrival there, was stricken with pneumonia, and to 
quote his language, he was ** a thousand miles from home, and 
sick." He was brought home, but survived but a few days, 
and passed away in his 8ist year, at his home on the Shellpot. 
In life he was strong in body, strong in character, and strong 
in his attachment to his family. 

** Lives of great men all remind us, 
We can make our lives sublime, 
And departing leave behind us, 
Footprints on the sands of time.*' 

JOHN TAIyl/EY was bom November 15, 18 13. He 
married Sarah A. Stidham in the early part of 1853, she having 
descended on the paternal side from one of the early Swedish 
families that settled at Christiana, about 1638. He did not 
marry until nearly 40 years of age, and never left the home of 
his birth, but when he married he took his wife to reside with 
his parents, who were quite in years, and needed his help in 
managing the farm, which was located near the Shellpot, 

Soon after coming of age, or a little before, he, like 
most of the energetic young men who resided close to the 
Delaware River, provided himself with net and boat, and in 
early springtime engaged in shad fishing on the river. This 
business gave both enjoyment and excitement, while it at the 
same time very signally increased the account at bank, for 
shad fresh from the Delaware commanded no small price. 
Many a farm in the vicinity of the river was paid for by this 
lucrative business of fishing. 

As John Talley resided at home while fishing, his out- 
lay was small, and the profits of the season were loaned at 
interest, and became the foundation of his present fortune, 
which to-day amounts to no meagre sum. He is considered 
by his neighbors to be a man of ** full and plenty." He is 
the owner of many mortgages, and his income from interest is 
much more than the profits from the farm. 

He has had large experience in loaning money, and 
knows a good thing at sight. He is remarkably keen in a 
business transaction, and his judgment is quick and reliable. 

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Even now, at the age of 86 years, he attends to his many 
financial transactions. He is quite a temperate man, caring 
nothing for intoxicants. 

At his father's death he purchased the home farm of 
60 acres from the other heirs. This farm, although not exten- 
sive, has been conducted in a most neat and careful manner. 
Thus demonstrating that, had his living depended on agricul- 
ture, he would have been not only an extensive but an 
exceedingly prosperous farmer. He chose a more profitable 
business for his main occupation. Being a Talley, he also 
drifted into Cherry Island, and owns several acres there. 

He, like his brother, George W. Talley, inherited a 
strong muscular system, it having been said of him in his 
youth that he scarcely knew his strength. Born and reared 
as he was without the proper advantages of schools, his career 
has been one of wonderful success. He is fond of amuse- 
ment, and is quite companionable. He has a keen sense of 
humor, and enjoys a joke, even when about himself. 

He keeps in close touch with all public questions, and 
is rarely found on the wrong side. He is firm in his con- 
victions, and is not easily swayed from his opinions. He 
usually casts his vote at important elections, yet has never 
sought office or dallied with politics. 

Rigidly honest himself, he despises dishonesty in every 
form. He will long be remembered for his strength, courage, 
endurance and material prosperity. 

HANNAH TAI^LEY was bom July 25, 1816. She 
married, in 1845, Jacob R. Weldin, who was bom June 12, 
1 82 1. He was the son of Isaac and Hannah (Tussey) Weldin. 
Isaac was the son of Jacob, Jacob was the son of Isaac, and 
Isaac was the son of Jacob Weldin, who came to America 
about 1700. 

Jacob, upon the death of his father, purchased the 
homestead from the other heirs, and he and his wife Hannah 
(Talley) Weldin began farming on the 40-acre place, adding 
to the small profits of the farm many dollars made annually 
by shad fishing on the Delaware River. The services of his 
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good market for the catch of fish. Jacob R. Weldin was 
always fond of the sea, having sailed in his youth in the 
coasting trade from Boston to Southern ports. He was acci- 
dentally thrown overboard several times into tl^e ocean, but 
was always rescued by others of his crew. In after life he 
never lost his attachment for the ocean, but made annual 
visits to the shore to enjoy the old sights, and to take a dip 
into the briny waves. 

Hannah (Talley) Weldin was the youngest child of her 
parents, and was of a very jovial disposition, and quite a 
favorite with the young people of her day. Jacob and Hannah 
after marriage were very hospitable, and enjoyed the company 
of their friends and neighbors. They were both of exceeding 
good temper, and all business about the farm and home moved 
along smoothly and in perfect unison. It was not long before 
the profits from fishing and from the little farm began to 
accumulate, and money was on hand to loan. 

Jacob soon began to long for larger fields to conquer. 
The opportunity came about 1861. The very large but im- 
poverished farm of Albanus C. Logan, consisting of 220 acres, 
one mile from Wilmington, and called ** Chestnut Hill," 
located near the Blue Ball estate, was offered for sale, at aboiit 
$75.00 per acre. The price named seemed small, but the farm 
looked large and dilapidated. Mr. Weldin being cautious, 
and as a wise man, he advised with his friends, and finally 
made the purchase, and settled down to business, as an active, 
thrifty farmer. As he looked back in after years, he said 
that he had nothing to regret on account of the purchase. 
He lived to see this extensive level tract of land, under his 
good management, produce abundance of hay, grain and other 
products usual to a large farm. It was later turned into a 
dairy farm, and the milk product was retailed in Wilming- 
ton. He, too, found out that high lands needed the succor 
of the marsh lands. He gradually acquired land in Cherry 
Island, until at his death he owned 50 acres there. He was a 
man much interested in public improvement, and was glad to 
see the coming of railroads, and the building of good high- 
ways, bridges and similar improvements. 

He was for many years a Director in the Cherry Island 

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Marsh Company, and gave much of his time to the affairs of 
the company. He was for over twenty years Treasurer of 
Mt. Pleasant M. E. Church. He and his wife could be seen 
almost every Sunday driving a distance of three miles behind 
a well fed, active horse, to the church of their choice. They 
were consistent and generous in their church work. Many 
times did Jacob R. Weldin advance the minister's salary, and 
run the chance as to being repaid. Jacob and Hannah lived 
an honorable and harmonious life, and from this came a full 
measure of prosperity and happiness. The combining by 
marriage of two such minds as those of Jacob and Hannah 
Weldin, could not result otherwise than in the greatest of suc- 
cess. They both were stout and of full stature. They were 
robust in body, and noble in character, and consequently were 
fitted for large undertakings. Being very plain people, they 
naturally detested all shams and false pretenses. 

Jacob R. Weldin died after a short illness, on Decem- 
ber 24, 1 89 1, and his wife, in a very short time, on January 
5, 1892, followed him. They rest peacefully at Newark 
Union Cemetery, kindly remembered by the whole com- 

J. HENDERSON TAIylyEY is the son of Rev. John 
Talley and his second wife, Ann (Henderson) Talley. He 
descended by his maternal line from Col. Major Henderson, 
of Revolutionary fame, who resided at Dividing Creek, 
Cumberland County, N. J. Henderson Talley is a person of 
learning and of considerable research. He has been associated 
with educational matters the greater part of his active life. 
He taught school for a number of years in Brandywine Hun- 
dred, and in this way became widely knowri among the people 
of the hundred. Later he was engaged in farming, but now, 
at the age of 75 years, leads a retired life at West Chester, Pa. 
He and his wife on December 30, 1896, celebrated their 
** golden wedding," many relatives and friends being present. 
He has always taken great interest in the family history, 
and has collected much valuable data. 

His mother having died, leaving him a child, he was 
largely reared by his stepmother, Ann (HoUings worth) Talley. 

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Fortunately she was a woman of rare attainments and of 
Wealth. She was the daughter of Col. Henry HoUingsworth, 
of Maryland, who led his regiment in a skirmish with the Brit- 
ish in Maryland during the War with that nation. Ann H. 
Talley was prominent in business affairs, and conducted a plan- 
tation of 500 acres in Cecil County, Md., at the same time she 
resided in Delaware, as the wife of Rev. John Talley. She 
was a strong advocate of temperance, and a great religious 
worker. It is said that she was one of the most able women 
that ever resided in the *' Old Hundred.** She was a power- 
ful platform speaker, and possibly excelled her very able 
husband in this line of work. She was the owner of slaves 
by inheritance, but upon her marriage with John Talley she 
set them all free. J. Henderson Talley says of her, that ** she 
was a good woman, and to her I owe in a great measure 
what I have been and what I am." 

There is considerable talent in the descendants of J. 
Henderson Talley. A grandson, Rev. Francis M. Dowlin, 
graduated at the High School at West Chester, and was 
awarded a gold medal for oratory. He is now passing through 
his graduating year at Dickinson College, Pa., and has an 
appointment under the Philadelphia Conference at Washing- 
ton Borough, Lancaster County, Pa. 

WILLIAM D. TALLEYt('jj«), the son of Adam 
Talley, resided when first married on the westerly comer of 
the Kellam and Foulk Roads, at Talley' s Comer. He was 
then engaged in the blacksmith and wheelwright business. 
His eyesight becoming impaired, he went into farming, at 
first on the farm devised to him by his father at Talley' s 
Comer. Later he removed to Maryland, and there con- 
ducted the farming business. He afterwards removed to 
Delaware County, Pa., and resided for years at the village of 
Trainor. He and his wife, Elizabeth (Bullock) Talley, reared 
a large family. William D. Talley was a man of fine intellect 
and of fine character, and was devoted to the Methodist 
Church, and lived and died within its fold. He was a class 
leader for a number of years. He was buried at Bethel 
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one of the descendants of Thomas Talley (who died in 1818); 
and was in his early life a part of the congregation of the old 
Bethel Church ; and was highly respected by those who came 
in contact with him. 

THOMAS G. RAWSON (^8^) is the son of Warren 
and Jemima (Cartmell) Rawson, who were married at Brandy- 
wine Village, Del., in 18 10. There were six children from 
this marriage. Three died in youth, and three survived, viz : 
Regina, born August 26, 1815 ; Thomas G., born January 9, 
1823 ; and William, bom April i, 1825. The husband, War- 
ren Rawson, died suddenly in Wilmington, June 25, 1825, at 
the age of 40 years. Mrs. Rawson was left with one son 
scarcely two and a half years old and a baby less than two 
months old, and with little means at hand. Warren was 
buried at the Baptist Church Cemetery on King Street, Wil- 
mington. Jemima died August 31, 1846, and was buried at 
the Newark Union Cemetery, Brandywine Hundred. The son 
Thomas was then left in poverty, with nothing but pluck and 
energy as his fortune. 

Captain William Rawson, a mariner and an English- 
man, married, April 14, 1781, Lydia, the widow of Peter 
Woolbough ; her maiden name was Morton. This marriage 
is recorded at the Swedes' Church, Wilmington, Del. War- 
ren Rawson was a son of William and I^ydia Rawson, and 
was a ship carpenter at Wilmington. He became acquainted 
with his future wife by being a boarder at the house of 
her mother, Susanna Cartmell, widow of tall Thomas Cart- 
mell, who resided before his death above Quarr5rville, Del. 
Susanna was a daughter of David and Catharine Talley, of 
one of the older generations of Brandj'wine Hundred Talleys. 
Thomas and Susanna Cartmell had four children. Thomas 
Cartmell died in 1804 at his home at Quanyville. 

In 1846 Thomas G. Rawson began work at the Baldwin 
Ivocomotive Works at Philadelphia, and later became very 
successful in fitting up the ** connecting rods'* of engines. 
In 1859 the work was ** farmed out,** and Mr. Rawson took 
charge of the ** connecting rod** branch of the business, 
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agement he made money rapidly for himself and also for the 

He remained with this firm twenty-three years, and 
when he retired, in 1869, he had become one of their most 
valuable men. He retired with a competency, which has 
been very largely increased by fortunate investments. He has 
always led a most abstemious life, using neither stimulants nor 
tobacco. He has been for fifty years a member of the Tenth 
Baptist Church at Philadelphia, also has been a member of 
Penn Lodge, I. O. O. F., of the same city, for fifty-five years. 

We are pleased to record Thomas G. Rawson as one of 
the honest, able and wealthy members of the David Talley 
branch of our family. 

THOMAS W. JOHNSON (6jj) was born at John- 
son*s Comer, Delaware County, Pa., January 7, 1833, being 
the son of Eliza Ann and William Johnson. The Johnson 
ancestry, so far as it is known, dates back to a time previous 
to the Revolutionary contest, when one emigrated from Scot- 
land to America, married here, and having a family of small 
children, enlisted in the Continental army and fell at the 
battle of White Plains. 

Robert, his youngest son, was ** bound'' in Christiana 
Hundred, Del., to a man named Brown. What became of the 
other children is, as yet, a profound mystery. Robert mar- 
ried, in 1794, Margaret Webster, sister of Clark Webster. 
The names of their children and their marriages were as fol- 
lows, viz : William to Eliza A. Talley ; Robert to Mary 
Talley ; John to Brandling Clark ; David to Sarah Bamet ; 
Harriett to Harman Talley ; Anna to James Grubb Hanby ; 
Margaret to Samuel Hance ; and Mary to Anthony Bigger 
Carey, first, and David Gilbert, second. One son (Thomas) 
never married. 

William Johnson in 1832 came into possession of the 
farm of 190 acres at Johnson's Corner. The farm is now 
owned by Thomas W. Johnson, the only son of William and 
Eliza A. Johnson. Felspar was accidentally found on this 
farm as early as 1848. This was the earliest discovery of 
felspar on the east side of the Brandywine. 

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Samuel Stockton was the first manufacturer of artificial 
teeth in America. He was succeeded in this business by S. S. 
White, of Philadelphia. About 1848 Mr. White, who had 
been on a visit to the Dixon Quarries in Christiana Hundred, 
stopped, on his homeward trip, at the house of his relative, 
William Johnson, of Concord Township, Pa. He told Mr. 
Johnson of the purpose of his visit to the Dixon Quarries, 
and showed him a sample of felspar. Mr. Johnson said, 
' * Why, there is plenty of that kind of rock down along my 
run.'* He took a grubbing hoe and went to the run, and was 
soon back with a basketful of the white rock. Mr. White 
soon thereafter contracted with Mr. Johnson for all the felspar 
then known to be on the farm. 

Thus began the felspar business of the great Brandy- 
wine Summit Quarries. The beginning was made near the 
spring in the easterly part of the ** Camp Meeting Woods. " 
Teeth made from this rock were exhibited at the great Expo- 
sitions in London and in Paris, at each of which they were 
awarded the premium. Thousands of tons of this rock, since 
1850, have been shipped to Trenton, N. J., and to East I^iver- 
pool, Ohio, for pottery uses. The finer portion is selected at 
the quarry for the manufacture of teeth. This higher grade 
is sold at $30 per ton in Philadelphia and in other places. 

It is scarcely necessary to say that the famous 
** Brandy wine Summit Camp Meeting Grounds '* are a part of 
this farm. The Camp Meeting began here about 1866, and 
increased in size and in importance year by year, until a few 
years ago the association became incorporated, and many 
permanent wooden cottages are to be found here. These 
cottages are occupied weeks before the Camp Meeting proper 
begins, by families from Wilmington and elsewhere. Year 
after year many find recreation, rest and comfort in this beau- 
tiftd grove. 

Thomas W. Johnson attended the Union School of 
Concord Township until he was seventeen years old. He next 
spent one term at Pine Grove Select School, near West Ches- 
ter ; then a term at Norristown. He closed his school days 
at the Charlotteville (New York) Methodist Seminary. 

At the age of twenty he began teaching school at Mt. 

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Pleasant, in Brandywine Hundred. He next taught one year 
at Brandywine Village. Then came the very successful term 
of three years at the Shellpot School. He was especially 
proud of his record at this last school, and was much inter- 
ested in his geometry class. He introduced many studies 
here that belonged to the boarding rather than to the district 
school. He was very earnest in whatever he undertook, even 
in playing ball at the noon hour. 

He married Sarah Poole, in March, 1857, taught about 
one year longer, then, at the earnest solicitation of his father, 
moved to the home farm. This moving business brought 
health and wealth ; but some profession, possibly the law, 
was deprived of what might have been a very able member. 
His mental and physical energy equipped him for almost any 
position in life. 

In his youth he was a school boy, in early manhood a 
school teacher, and in after years a ^<:-^^/ trustee, having served 
on the ofl&cial board of his township for thirty years. What 
is still more remarkable, seven of his nine children became, 
for a time, school teachers. 

Mr. Johnson is very strongly in favor of the temper- 
ance cause, and is an advocate of the higher order of 
politics. He is also quite public spirited, and fondly cherishes 
the hope that he may see a trolley line running between 
Wilmington and West Chester, along the Wilmington and 
Great Valley Turnpike. 

Mr. Johnson and his very genial companion have reared 
a large and interesting family, six of whom are married and 
occupy prominent positions in life. Truly may it be said, 
that the fine old mansion at Johnson's Comer has shed a 
healthful influence over the affairs of Concord Township. 

EWZA J. TAI^I^EY ( soo ) married, February 22, 
1866, George W. Weldin, who was born November 7, 1840. 
George was the son of George and Beulah Weldin ; George, 
the father, was the son of Jacob, Jacob was the son of Isaac, 
and Isaac was the son of Jacob Weldin the first. The last 
named Jacob landed in this country about 1700. 

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with the Talley family that it is not out of place to mention 
him in this book. Being a staunch Methodist from boyhood, 
he was, of necessity, thrown much in the society of the 
Talleys, and finally married a Talley. Mr. Weldin, although 
a most successful farmer, is best known by his temperance 
and religious work. Temperance and religion are ** hand and 
hand'' with each other, hence George W. Weldin, being a 
consistent churchman, could not be other than a great tem- 
perance worker. 

He has always been passionately fond of music, and 
he and his very interesting family, when in good tune, are 
able alone to give a very entertaining concert. He is also a 
local preacher in the church, and fills many appointments in 
the absence of the minister in charge. He is earnest, con- 
scientious and faithful in all church labor, and is not a dry- 
weather Christian, but equally energetic in sunshine or in 

He was a patriot in the dark days of 1861. Having a 
widowed mother to support, he could not join the three- 
years' men, but joined the nine-months' regiment, and drilled 
at nights and worked at home during the day. They were 
** minute men" — ^men ready to go on a minute's warning. 
The momentous time came in the midst of the cherry season. 
George W. Weldin was over at neighbor Miller's, assisting in 
cherry picking, and well up towards the top of a huge tree, 
with a basket partly filled with cherries, when suddenly a 
member of his regiment was seen coming up from Wilmington 
at a full ** double quick," calling out as he ran, ** Come on, 
George — come on ! We are ordered out !" 

The patriotic George slid, jumped or fell down the 
tree — ^no one at this day seems to know definitely which. 
Over across fields he ran, with his neighbor's cherries in 
his hand. These he unconsciously threw down somewhere 
about his mother's house ; and in less than one hour had 
joined his regiment in Wilmington, three miles from his 
home. Putnam left his plow in the middle of the field, an& 
has been immortalized in history ever since. George took his 
neighbor's cherries to his own home, and no one, not even 
Mr. Miller, has given him praise for it. 

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Cherries or no cherries, he went to do his duty at Fort 
Delaware, and assisted in guarding ten thousand Confederate 
prisoners ; and stood ready to perform any service that his 
country might place upon him. George W. Weldin never 
knew anything else than to do his duty, and to go wherever 
it called him. 

JOHN SMITH TAI.LEY (468), is the first son of 
George W. and Lavinia (Beeson) Talley. He was born in 
Brandywine Hundred, Del., near what is now known as Shell- 
pot Park, on May 23, 1840. He married Mary E. Beeson, 
January 17, 1867. She was reared near his early home, and 
was the daughter of Edward and Leah (Weldin) Beeson. His 
father being a man of great energy and activity, and John 
being the eldest son, he was thrown, at an early age, into the 
work about the farm, often filling a man's place. 

His early education was obtained at the Shellpot Dis- 
trict School, but mostly during the winter months. At the 
age of seventeen he passed a four-months' term at Barton's 
School, at Village Green, Delaware County, Pa. The next 
two winters he spent at the Upland Normal School, at Upland, 
Pa. The following winter he took a six-months' term at the 
Fort Edward Institute, on the Upper Hudson. He was accom- 
panied here by William A. Talley, Daniel S. Ferguson and 
George L. Cloud, from Delaware. He returned from school 
in the spring of 1861, and finished Thomas W. Johnson's last 
term of teaching at the Shellpot School. He taught the same 
school for one year longer, and a spring term at Mt. Pleasant 
School in 1862. 

In July, 1862, he made due preparation for another 
term at Fort Edward, with a view of entering Yale College 
possibly a little later on. In the early part of August he was 
arranging his trunk preparatory to his departure for the 
school on the Hudson. The war then assuming such vast 
proportions, he concluded that it would be better to assist in 
settling the war, and to get his education afterwards. He, with 
many other young men of his hundred, joined the First Dela- 
ware Battery, a select company of 150 men, under the com- 
mand of Captain Benjamin Nields, of Wilmington. He 

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remained in the army until the close of the war, and was dis- 
charged in Arkansas, and formally mustered out early in July, 
1865, at Wilmington. 

He entered the battery as a private, was made Ser- 
geant, and soon was promoted to Orderly Sergeant. During 
the last year of the war he was commissioned Second I^ieu- 
tenant. Perhaps no soldier served more faithfully than did 
he. An incident may be cited : During the New York riots 
of 1863, the battery was ordered there to assist in preserving 
peace. Returning to Washington by the P. W. & B. R. R., 
they made a short stop at the Wilmington depot, to permit 
relatives and friends to have a short visit with them. A great 
temptation was thus held out for the soldier to linger awhile 
with loved ones. But John Smith Talley, William A. Talley, 
and scarcely a dozen more, were on hand promptly when the 
train arrived in Washington, while many remained over until 
morning at Wilmington. General Barry, in command at 
Washington, gave immediate orders, that as soon as sufficient 
men arrived in camp to care for the horses and guns, that the 
faithful few should have a furlough for 48 hours. 

After the war John Smith Talley took a prospecting 
trip in the West, and located at Litchfield, 111. He engaged in 
the drug business, and did the largest trade in this line in the 
town. Being progressive he did not permit the store to absorb 
all his time, but in odd moments he was out among the enter- 
prising men devising ways and means to extend the industries 
of the city. In this way he engaged with many others in 
sinking a coal shaft near the city line. As the coal business 
enlarged, the drug business was crowded out, and the store 
was sold. He was fortunate in associating with men of busi- 
ness foresight, for the company soon purchased mines and 
coal lands in the great bituminous coal region, between Terre 
Haute and Greencastle, Indiana. 

The subject of this sketch seeing the vast prospects of 
the Indiana fields, decided to locate at Terre Haute, and be in 
the ** midst of the fray." He moved there in 1877, and 
assisted in the organization of the Coal Bluff Mining Company 
of Indiana, with headquarters at Terre Haute. He soon 
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energy its business has extended almost all over the Northern 
and Northwestern parts of the United States. He manages coal 
mines at Perth and Pratt, also the celebrated Block coal mines 
at Clay City. The bituminous mines at Fontanet, and Coal 
Blu£E in Vigo County, are of vast magnitude. In these mines 
are used the great mining machines of the Jeffrey and the 
Whitcomb Mining Machine Companies. These machines are 
operated hundreds of feet under ground by power from air 
compressors on the surface. The annual output of coal 
amounts to 750,000 tons. There are employed about these 
mines 1000 men. The companies control about 1500 acres of 
land, much of which is underlaid with coal. 

He owns 100 acres of building lots at Muncie, Indiana, 
and jointly with his brother, George A. Talley, owns two 
tracts in Delaware; one being 107 acres in Cherry Island 
Marsh, Wilmington, the other a farm on the Edgemoor Road, 
Brandywine Hundred. 

The amount of his railroad travel is simply enormous. 
No distance appears too great when business or duty is at the 
far end. He is prompt in meeting his engagements, having 
acquired this faculty from army life, and from meeting trains. 

He is President of the Mine Operators* Association of 
the State of Indiana, and always advises a conciliatory course 
towards the laborer. He is a Director of the Terre Haute 
Trust Company ; a Trustee of the Young Men's Christian 
Association ; a member of the Indiana Division of the I/)yal 
lyCgion ; a Master Mason ; and a very active supporter of the 
Methodist Church. He has recently been appointed a lay 
delegate, from the State of Indiana, to the General Confer- 
ence of his Church, which is to sit in Chicago in 1900. 

His energy may be judged of when we find him Presi- 
dent of the following named corporations : The Coal Bluff 
Mining Co., The Western Indiana Mining Co., The Standard 
Block Coal Co., The Chicago and Indiana Block Coal Co., 
The Surbaugh Drill and Tool Co., The Indiana Powder Co., 
and The Independent Powder Co. He seems to be as profuse 
in corporation matters as was William Talley of old, with his 
many farms more than a century ago, along the Foulk Road. 

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perous. Thousands of dollars are donated by him to churches 
and other charitable uses. Whatever he is to-day he has 
become through his own industry, and from his progressive 
ideas, in spite of his education having been curtailed three 
years by the war. He was prompt and firm as a soldier, and 
since has been prompt and firm in business. He sometimes 
filled a^aa^ipls place in boyhood, but in later years he has filled 
it always, 

HANNAH TAI.I.EY ( 454 ) married John M. C. 
Prince, October 9, 1862. She is the daughter of lycwis and 
Elizabeth (Zebley) Talley. Hannah was bom March 12, 184 1, 
on her father's farm along the Foulk Road. John M. C. 
Prince is the son of Adam and Charlotte (Hanby) Prince. 
J\.dam was the son of John and Sara Prince, and was bom 
/lu^JSJI^^ l^yf^Bdlsr Adam had a brother named Isaiah, born 

^ ^ 

John, the father of Adam, was the son of 
Adam, and was bom November 5, 1760. The last named 
Adam was the first settler in Brandywine Hundred, of the 
Prince (Prentz) name. Adam, who was bom in 1800, had 
two half-brothers, John and Abner. It is stated that they 
were both doctors and died in early manhood. 

The Prince family is an old and respected one. They 
have continuously resided on the present farm of 100 acres, 
adjoining Carpenter's Station, on the B. and O. R. R., since 
1762. At this date the greater portion of this land was pur- 
chased from Edward Cloud, the son of John Cloud, John 
being the son of Jeremiah Cloud. This is a fine dairy farm, 
but has other and greater value as sites for country homes, it 
being elevated and decidedly healthful. 

The present Prince family have always been considered 
as having a large account at bank, in addition to their lands, 
and there is no doubt but what they realize much more income 
from the money at interest than they do from the farm. 

Adam Prince (of later years) died on July 7, 1878, 
leaving his farm by will to his son John ; also leaving to the 
Trustees of Bethel Church the sum of $500, to assist in pay- 
ing oflE the debts of the church. His widow still survives, at 
the age of 87 years. 

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Hannah (Talley) Prince was musical in very early 
girihood, being one of the "musical" Lewis Talley family. 
Her voice was contralto, while her sister Mary's was soprano. 
Lewis Talley and his family, a few years ago, were able to 
give a fine concert without other assistance. Hannah still 
aids in the choir at Bethel Church and finds great enjoyment 
in this work. She has been a member of this church since 
fourteen years of age, and her purse strings are easily untied 
when the church is in need of funds. She gives liberally and 
cheerfully, and is broad-minded and hospitable. 

Rev. JOHN T. SIMMONS ( 663 ) is the son of 
Margaret (Talley) Simmons and John Simmons. They re- 
sided in Delaware until 1836, when they moved to Ohio. 
John T. Simmons entered the Methodist ministry in Ohio. In 
1855 he went to reside in Iowa, and then united wifli the Iowa 
Conference. He joined the 28th Iowa Regiment during the 
Civil War, became its Chaplain, and served with his regi- 
ment the full three-years' term. He was in the siege of Vicks- 
burg, in the Red River campaign, and with Sheridan in the 
Shenandoah Valley ; and was in thirteen different engage- 

In 1852 he married Martha Arganbright, of Ohio. In 
1894 he married his second wife, Jennie S. Bryant, of Birming- 
ham, Iowa. He is quite an able minister, having filled some 
of the best appointments in the Iowa Conference. He has 
served two terms as Presiding Elder, and was a delegate to 
the General Conference of his church, in 1872. On his pater- 
nal side he descends from the Simmons family, who lived near 
the Brandywine many years ago. On the maternal side he 
comes from the Talley and the Grubb lines. Although miles 
distant from the old Talley haunts, he still has a lingering 
affection for the sturdy pioneers who centuries ago dwelt here. 
He is willing to do his part in preserving his ancestry. 

THOMAS LEA TALLEY (J67) was the son of 
Curtis Talley, and also a grandson of William Talley, on the 
Brandywine, and was bom in 181 2, the year of his grand- 
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younger days, although not so large in stature as was his 
brother, Eli B. Talley. He was a man of honor and of excel- 
lent judgment, and was many times selected by the Courts to 
fill positions requiring both ability and clear judgment. He 
held many local offices, and discharged the duties thereof 
faithfully, and never avoided the performance of a public 
duty, although not in any sense an office seeker. He was 
Collector of Internal Revenue after the Civil War. Thomas 
Il^a Talley was a leader in his party without being offensively 
such. His leaning was towards the Methodist Church. He 
died in May, 1882, and was interred at the Bethel M. E. Ceme- 
tery. Being exceedingly kind to his family, he was always 
ready to lend a helping hand. No generation is likely to be 
overcrowded with men of the ability of Thomas Lea Talley. 

SAMUEL M. TALLEY ( 132 ) was born December 
27, 1 81 5, and married Sarah Aldred Day, the daughter of 
Joseph Day, in 1840. Samuel 'was born on his father's home- 
stead, in Brandy wine Hundred, southeast of Perry's Hotel, 
and was educated partly at the old *' Talley School House.*' 
He was very apt at school and was prompt in everything he 
undertook. He studied far into the night by the glow of the 
** tallow dip." When his mother concluded that he needed 
sleep more than he did to solve a particularly difficult prob- 
lem, she would take away the light. Often the boy was so 
intent on his study that he would linger awhile, stirring the 
coals on the hearth for more light, 

Samuel, being a good mathematician, studied survey- 
ing with Isaac Grubb, and did some work laying out lands. 
He taught school three winters at Forwood's School House. 
He built his future home in 1841, and moved to it in the fall 
of that year. His father dying in 1839, the loo-acre farm 
was divided, 50 acres passing to each of the sons, Hezekiah 
and Samuel M. Samuel M. Talley held many small offices. 
He was a member of the Board of Trustees that erected the 
New Bethel M. E. Church, and gave largely to the building 

Dr. JAMES ELY TALLEY (^gog) was bom July 22, 
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the public schools of Chester and Delaware counties, and 
spent two years at the Millersville State Normal School. In 
1883 he entered the Ann Arbor, Michigan, High School, and 
being graduated there in 1885, he entered the University of 
Michigan in the fall of the same year. He pursued the 
studies required for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, elected 
biological and chemical work with the study of medicine in 
view, and spent the summer of 1888 in European study and 
travel. Receiving his A. B. in 1889, in the same fall he en- 
tered the Medical Department of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania, and was graduated with the class of 1892. After 
serving as resident physician for more than two years at the 
Presbyterian, Children's and Philadelphia Hospitals and the 
Infirmary for Nervous Diseases, he settled in Philadelphia, 
where he has been ever since in active practice of his pro- 

THOMAS MILI.ER TAI.I.EY (450), son of Uwis 
Talley the singer, was a remarkably bright lad in his youth. 
His eyes were weak from birth. As soon as he was of proper 
age he attended school, but soon his eyes began to fail, and 
when about fourteen years old he became entirely blind ; and 
ever since he has gone through life in darkness. Although 
the world is dark to him, yet is his intellect dri^ki and his 
feelings most buoyant. 

He is happy, not on account of his condition, but in 
his good feelings for the world about him. He is most in- 
dustrious, and can pick cherries from the tree, load hay in the 
field, and work with carpenter tools. Being decidedly musical, 
he can play almost all ordinary musical instruments. He 
goes where necessary upon the highways, not with a horse, 
but on foot, and mostly unattended. He has walked miles to 
church after night, and across railroad tracks, with nothing 
to assist him but his staff, and his implicit confidence that the 
whole world about him is his friend, and will not harm him. 
His memory is his daily register of events, and rarely fails 

NELSON I.. TAI.LEY (522), the son of John R. 
and Eliza Talley, was bom April 7, 1852. He married I^ava- 

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nia Simons, daughter of Charles Simons, St., November 13, 
1873. His father died in 1890, and was buried at Mt. Pleasant 
Cemetery. He left his farm, by will, to his son Nelson, the 
latter to pay certain legacies specified therein. In 1891 
Nelson moved to this farm, the home of his birth, and at once 
began the improvement of the same. He spent about $2000 in 
the rebuilding of the house. He doubled the capacity of the 
bam and other outbuildings, and had an artesian well bored to 
the depth of 106 feet, which was fitted up with a windmill. 

After this he began the betterment of the land, and in 
a short time he had 30 acres of his 56-acre farm in fine condi- 
tion for the raising of garden crops. The hay-fields were not 
neglected, but were so fertilized that often a crop of four tons 
of new-made hay have been cut to the acre. Figuratively 
speaking, the desert was made to blossom as the rose. Fine 
vegetables from these gardens are wholesaled at Chester and 
Wilmington ; and retailed from his stand in the Eighth Street 
Market at Wilmington, which he has occupied for over twelve 
years, and also from his stand at Sixth and King Streets, 
which he has occupied for twenty years. 

During the winter and spring he has in use in his hot- 
bed gardens about one thousand sashes. Water-pipes have 
been laid from the water-supply tank through these gardens, 
and lateral pipes have at intervals been branched off and ad- 
justed with hydrant attachments, much the same as a water- 
works system in a small town. The hot-beds are thus irri- 
gated, and early vegetables are raised according to the most 
modem system. About ten men and boys are engaged in 
these gardens through most of the year. Ten head of horses 
are in use on this farm. Mr. Talley, being up to date in his 
line of business, uses modem machinery and appliances, and 
his work is done by system. He is a moral as well as a work- 
ing man. Six days' labor, and then one for rest and religious 
devotion, is his motto. This rule is religiously adhered to by 
him, and never violated unless on account of some overpower- 
ing necessity. He joined the Methodist Society at the Newark 
Union Church fourteen years ago. He is a steward as well as 
a local preacher in that church. His donations to the church 
are exceedingly liberal. 

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It can be truthfully said that Mr. Talley is an indus- 
trious, thrifty, religious and progressive man. This compre- 
hends all, and constitutes complete manhood. 

Rbv. JAMES WAI.TER TALI.EY (J^j6), the son 
of James Wilson and Margaret E. Talley, was bom August 
22, 1 87 1. He connected himself with the Methodist Church 
when fifteen years old, and first felt a call to the ministry the 
following year. 

He attended the public school until seventeen years old. 
During the last four years of this period — ^having had such 
teachers as Harvey Whiteman, now a lawyer in Wilmington, 
Del., and Miss Wzzie Bigger, who afterwards taught and 
studied in Germany — he was kept in advance of the regular 
classes and pursued some studies not regularly taught in the 
public schools. In 1890 he attended ** The Select School*' in 
Wilmington of which Miss Rachel Bigger was principal. In 
the school year of 1 891-1892 he was a student in the Wil- 
mington Conference Academy, Dover, Del. Later, he spent 
one year in Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N. J. 
After this he took up a Correspondence Course with a Uni- 
versity in Chicago, 111., where he received the degree of 
Master of Arts. 

James Walter Talley was received on trial by the Wil- 
mington Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
March, 1897, ^^d was admitted into full membership in that 
body, March, 1899. He now holds an appointment under this 
Conference at Bozman, Maryland. He is deserving of great 
credit for his energy in preparing himself for his chosen 

EW BALDWIN TALLEY (162) was a man of 
magnificent presence. He was more than six feet tall, and 
large proportionately in breadth of shoulders. He was a man 
of marked natural ability and excellent judgment, and, like 
his body, his heart was large and generous, as is so often the 
case with men of generous physical attributjes. Having lived 
among his neighbors of Brandywine Hundred all his life, he 
was highly respected by them, and his counsel and advice 
were freely sought and as freely given. 

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Mr. Talley was always interested in everything per- 
taining to his native hundred, and being a leader in his party, 
was ever active in local politics. He never was an office 
holder, in the ordinary acceptance of the term, although he 
held many small offices of trust within the gift of his neigh- 
bors. His domestic relations were extremely pleasant and 
cordial. In fact, through his whole life he was kind, gener- 
ous and true. 

HENRY GRUBB (T77) is the fourth son of Joseph 
and Ann Grubb, and was born February 10, 1846. He was 
reared on a farm and received a limited education in the com- 
mon schools of Putnam County, Ind. At the age of sixteen 
he enlisted in the Twenty-third Regiment Indiana Volunteers, 
or better known as the First Regiment Indiana Heavy Artil- 
lery. He was under the command of Generals Butler, Banks 
and Ganby, in the Department of the Gulf. It is claimed that 
he was the youngest soldier who enlisted in Parke County, 
Ind. He served his full term of three years, and returned 
home in 1865. 

He entered the Waveland Academy and received a fair 
education, and afterwards taught school for nine years in 
Parke County. On March 28, 1875, ^^ married Euphony E. 
Harney, the daughter of John M. Harney. To this union 
five children were bom. The eldest daughter died in infancy. 
The remaining children are, Miram M., Carrie, Marion H. 
and Clellie A. 

In 1882 he was elected County Surveyor of Parke 
County, and has served as Deputy Surveyor for many years 
since. He also engaged in the lumber and stave business. In 
1895 he manufactured the staves for the largest oak cask in 
the world. It is thirty feet long, and was manufactured in 
Calhoun County, Miss. This cask will be on exhibition at 
the World's Fair at Paris in 1900. 

Mr. Grubb is also engaged in farming, and has a farm 
of 250 acres. He attended the Grand Army Reunion at 
Philadelphia, Pa., in 1899, and while visiting among his rela- 
tives on the highlands of Delaware, he accidentally came in 
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in the way to secure a book, and in other ways demonstrated 
his kindness and generosity. Manly ideas and principles ac- 
company Mr. Grubb even when he is hundreds of miles from 

ROBERT TALI^EY (452) was bom August 29, 1837. 
His parents were Lewis and Elizabeth ( Zebley ) Talley. 
Robert was deformed from birth in one limb, and although 
using cnitches, he worked about his father's farm until he 
was fifteen years old. Samuel Hewes, a shoemaker of Chel- 
sea, was coming home from Wilmington, by way of the Foulk 
Road, with a load of leather, and found the I/)nkum Run so 
much swollen by freshet that there was danger in crossing it. 
He remained over night at the house of neighbor Lewis 
Talley. During the evening Lewis asked Mr. Hewes how he 
thought Robert would do for a shoemaker. The reply was 
that he could soon tell if the boy would come to his place and 
stay awhile. Robert went with Mr. Hewes, and ever after he 
has ** stuck to his last.*' He served four years in learning 
his trade. 

When the war broke out in 1861, Robert, being com- 
pelled to shoulder his crutches, could not shoulder the musket. 
He, being at this time a full-fledged **shoebuilder,*' served his 
country by making shoes. While his brother and thousands 
of other young men were serving the Nation in the field, 
Robert kept ** pegging away '' at home. He made shoes for 
Col. Henry McComb and other government contractors, and 
turned out more than five hundred pairs a year by hand. The 
government furnished the upper leather, cut out ready for 
use, and the sole leather was weighed out in the roll. Robert's 
business was to put the soles on these shoes at sixty cents a 
pair. Many times were shoes condemned by the contractors, 
but Robert does not remember that any were turned back to 
him bearing the big letter **C" stamped on the sole. He 
continued this government work until peace was declared. 

He married Emily Beeson, daughter of Robinson and 
Rebecca (Talley) Beeson, March 8, 1866, and ever since he 
has resided in the country. There he has found peace, 
plenty and happiness. Robert does whatever his hand findeth 
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having learned this trade from Jesse Kendall. He also puts 
in and repairs pumps for those needing such work in his 
neighborhood. He, although afflicted with lameness, has 
**hoed his own row** in life, and ** kept the wolf from the 
door,** and has a fund ** laid away for a rainy day.'* 

He has been a member of the Bethel M. E. Church for 
thirty-four years, on the official board for twenty-six years, 
and has acted for many years as secretary to the Board 
of Stewards. He is musical and plays the organ at the church 
when needed. He has served his State in various ways in 
holding elections. He has been clerk and voters* assistant, 
and now holds an appointment as Assistant Register under 
the Governor's commission for two years. Robert is bright, 
industrious and thrifty. Although afflicted and not possessed 
of broad acres y it is difficult to find one with a broader smile of 
contentment, or one who meets the issues of life more cheer- 
fully and philosophically than he. 

JAMES WILSON TALI.EY (527), son of Nelson 
L. and Rachel Ann (Wilson) Talley, resides in Brandywine 
Hundred, about one-half a mile west of the Newark Union 
Church. He resides on and owns a well-cultivated farm of 
about 50 acres. He is engaged in general farming, but prides 
himself in raising fine fruits and vegetables. 'V^hen driving 
past his farm, one cannot help admiring his neat home and 
the well-kept grounds surrounding it. Mr. Talley is a modest 
man, not caring to have his many virtues brought before the 
public in a sketch. But his liberality in supporting our book, 
and his kindly and encouraging manner, entitle him to a word 
of commendation at our hands. 

It is proper to state here that J. Wilson Talley is a 
prosperous man, a kind parent, and a most excellent neighbor. 
He has been a member of Bethel M. E. Church for years, 
and is Treasurer of the Board of Stewards of that church. 
His son, James Walter Talley, is a minister in the Wilmington 
M. E. Conference. Mr. Talley and his wife, Margaret (Cart- 
mell) Talley, conduct aflEairs very smoothly about this model 

I.EWIS F. TALLEY ( 45$ ) was bom March 26, 

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1843, ^^d married, February 15, 1870, Mary Miller, daughter 
of George I^. and Jane Miller. He lives on the homestead, 
late of his father, Lewis Talley. This land was purchased by 
William Talley of old, in 1760, from the Pennsylvania Land 
Company, and was part of the great Rockland Manor owned 
by William Penn. This tract has never been out of the Talley 
name, but has been continuously occupied by the Talleys since 
1760. Prior to this last date they were known as vacant lands. 

Associated with the possession of these lands are the 
records, deeds and other valuable papers which established 
many important matters connected with our genealogy. These 
papers seem to have been transmitted from William to 
Thomas, and from Thomas to Adam, and from Adam to 
Lewis. This home must ever remain historic on account of 
it being the depository of these all-important papers. 

Lewis F. Talley now owns this tract of 60 acres, also 
the house and a few acres occupied by his mother along the 
Grubb Road. These lands are well set with small fruits, and 
also with many cherry, pear and apple trees. As this fruit 
must be marketed, he raises fine vegetables to give variety to 
his salable products. He is a liberal supporter of the Bethel 
M. E. Church, where he and his family attend. He has served 
his School District in an official way for six years. The 
musical talent of his father has descended to the son's chil- 
dren. They sing and play without apparent effort, it being 
as natural for them to be musical as it is for the brook to 
babble over its pebbly bed. 

Mr. Talley has the distinction of having been appointed 
by the Legislature of his State a Road Commissioner, by act 
passed March 30, 1895. This act overthrew all prior modes 
of caring for the roads of his hundred. He held under this 
appointment until 1896. In this year he was, on account of 
good and faithful services, elected by the people for the term 
ending 1900. 

He is true to the interests of his hundred, and carries 
the respect of all about him, whether they be merely neigh- 
bors, or those interested in his official career. He was edu- 
cated at the Forwood School, and has not retrograded since, 
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widens and opportunity unfolds itself. Lewis prefers to be 
known only as a plain American citizen. What a depth of 
meaning in these few simple words ! 

HENRY C. TALLEY {519) was bom February i, 
1844, and married Anna Mary Mousley, the daughter of 
George K. and Ann Eliza Mousley, November 7, 1867. 
Henry learned the mason trade at an early age, and worked 
at it, by times, for several years. Before and after marriage 
he followed in the footsteps of his father, and fished for shad 
in the Delaware River. This was the real start in accumu- 
lating the funds to buy the farm. He recollects that in one 
year one thousand dollars was the result of three months on 
the river. It was not always thus, however. 

He purchased of Jacob Jefiferis the farm of 40 acres in 
Brandy wine Hundred known as **The Hezekiah Talley 
Farm.** This land was purchased many years ago by William 
Talley, father of Hezekiah. At the death of the latter, his 
brother, Samuel M. Talley, purchased this land, and after- 
wards sold it to Jefferis, and Jefiferis sold it to Henry C. Talley. 
Henry moved to this farm in 1872. 

In the great storm of 1878 Henry had the misfortune 
of having his bam partly blown down. This was discourag- 
ing to one who was struggling to pay for the recently- 
purchased home. His father kindly assisted him, and soon 
the bam was again erected. He has been able since to make 
many substantial improvements and to clear the land of all 
debt. He, like many others, raises large quantities of small 
fruits and fine vegetables for the Wilmington market. In 
this line he is greatly aided by his wife, who is a good 
marketer and exceedingly kind and hospitable. 

He has served on the official board at the Point Breeze 
School for a number of years. He has been a member of the 
M. E. Church for thirty-five years, and has been Treasurer of 
the Board of Tmstees of Bethel Church for about sixteen 
years. He most generously aids the church in a financial 
way, and even borrowed money at six per cent, interest a few 
years ago to help discharge the debt on the handsome new 
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Henry could be the lender instead of the borrower, at the 
present time. 

He is most prompt in the payment of all bills. A 
second demand is never allowed to be made. He is not an 
oflfice seeker, but votes when it is necessary to elect good and 
true men to oflfice. He is exceedingly temperate in all things, 
excepting in work, and has reared a prosperous family, and 
possesses a fine reputation among his neighbors. Correct liv- 
ing and prosperity are often found hand in hand. This is 
abundantly shown in the life work of Henry C. Talley. 

THOMAS SMITH TALLEY (495) was the son of 
Penrose R. and Edith (Smith) Talley, of Brandywine Hun- 
dred, Del. He was bom before daylight of the morning of 
November 13, 1833. This was the morning of the ** falling 
stars.** A physician was procured from Wilmington to attend 
Mrs. Talley, and as he drove along the stars were falling in 
all directions. It was so alarming that the physician instructed 
the family to say nothing of the event to his patient, who had 
no knowledge of the strange phenomenon. The child and its 
mother passed through this phenominal period without any 
injurious results so far as is known. This child became a very 
lively lad, and a man of great activity and usefulness. He 
married Sarah Elizabeth Hanby, March 13, 1862, she being a 
daughter of William and Sarah Ann (Pierce) Hanby. William 
was a son of William and Sarah Elizabeth (Webster) Hanby, 
the last named William being a son of Richard. This family 
of Hanbys resided on the farm northeast of Hanby* s School 
House in Brandywine Hundred. Camp meeting was held in 
the woods on this farm for three diflferent seasons. 

William Hanby, the father of Mrs. Talley, had the 
following brothers and sisters : John, George, Richard, 
Clark, Margaret, Fannie, Isabella, Sarah and Susan. The 
first three brothers mentioned moved to the West, possibly to 
Ohio. William remained on the home farm and died there, 
and was buried at the Siloam M. E. Cemetery, he being con- 
nected with that church. 

Thomas S. Talley, upon his marriage, moved to one of 
his father* s farms about a mile west of Booth* s Comer, Dela- 

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ware County, Pa. This farm consisted of 52 acres, and was 
purchased of Joseph Larkin. Thomas and his wife were both 
exceedingly industrious, and it was not long before this home 
became one of prosperity, as well as of happiness. They 
raised large quantities of fine apples and peaches, and realized 
handsome sums for the same in the market. The consequence 
was, that new outbuildings and additions to the house were 
erected, and money was also in bank to loan. He many times 
requested his father to sell him the farm, but the answer was 
that it was time enough for him to get it when he, the father, 
was done with it. 

Thomas S. Talley died in 1890, and survived his father 
eleven years. The father died in 1879, and devised the farm 
mentioned to Thomas, he paying some small sums on other 
accounts. Thomas now became the full owner of the farm 
that he had been the acting owner of for years. His industry 
did not abate on account of the devise to him of the farm. 
He did his hauling usually in the winter, and it is said that 
for one week he never saw his home in daylight. Overwork 
led to consumption, which caused his death. 

He was a man of strict integrity, and a member of 
Bethel M. E. Church for thirty-five years, also a member of 
the Board of Stewards. He rarely missed a Sunday at church, 
unless through sickness. He gave the sum of $700 towards 
the building of the new Bethel Church, and aided it in many 
other ways. Thomas was both zealous in home and in church 
work, and was manly in all things. 

WII.UAM A. TALLEY (451) was born April 2, 
1836, in Brandy wine Hundred, Del. He first attended the 
Forwood District School in 1843, Milton S. Barlow being his 
teacher. He went to school here during the winter terms 
until he was twenty years old. His school days ended with a 
term at Ft. Edward, on the Hudson, in New York. On March 
29, 1857, he engaged, as foreman, with Jacob Zebley, on one 
of the DuPont farms near the Delaware River, and remained 
there until August 7, 1862. 

In the early part of the latter month several young men 
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Smith Talley) gave their names as members of the First Dela- 
ware Light Artillery. William A. concluded that duty called 
as loudly for him as it did for the others. He at once heeded 
the call, and joined this battery, as he says, ** in our country's 
darkest days.** The company took quarters in George W. 
Weldings woods in Brandywine H4indred. William was here 
promoted to Corporal. The company moved to Camp Barry, 
at Washington, D. C, December 21, 1862. Here they drilled 
and made ready for service. In the spring they moved to 
Suffolk, Va., and while there had two engagements with 
General Longstreet*s forces, and made a raid to the Black- 
water River. 

In the summer of 1863, they shipped by water from 
Washington to New York City, to assist in quelling the draft 
riots. They returned to Washington, and in mid-winter ship- 
ped from Baltimore on the ** Arago '* for New Orleans. They 
arrived there safely and camped in the Tivola Circle in the 
Crescent City. About March i, 1864, they were ordered to 
join Franklin's Division, and prepare for Banks* Red River 
Campaign. The Delaware Battery was on this raid engaged in 
the battles of Cane River, Sabine Cross Roads, Monsuriaville, 
and Pleasant Hill. At the latter place the Union Army was re- 
inforced by A. J. Smith's Corps of 10,000 men, and the enemy 
were driven back. The Union Army moved down to Alexan- 
dria, and remained long enough to permit Colonel Bailey to 
dam the river, and release the gunboats which were above the 
rapids. The enemy getting below our army cut off the sup- 
plies, and the men were compelled to subsist on boiled field 
com for several days. 

The Union Army moved on down the river, and while 
crossing the Atchafalaya River at Simmesport on a bridge of 
boats placed side by side, with planks extending from one to 
the other, they were attacked by Marmaduke's forces. The 
Delaware boys had some very active and exciting fighting at 
Yellow Bayou, a place close by. This battery did very effec- 
tive work here, and soon silenced the enemy's guns. At this 
battle Sergeant Vernon's horse was killed by a shell. The 
Union Army shortly arrived at Morganzia, on the Mississippi. 
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they moved to Du Vall's Bluff, Ark. William A. was here 
promoted to Sergeant and placed in command of a gun. Here 
the company was discharged, June 25, and were mustered out 
at Wilmington, Del., Jul}'^ 3, 1865. 

This was one of the lucky companies, and although in 
fifteen engagements, not a man received a scratch from the 
enemy's guns. Some of the wheels and a few splinters were 
knocked off some of the caissons, and one horse was killed. 
Another remarkable fact is that this company traveled, on 
railroads and on vessels at sea, almost from one end of the 
country to the other, and not a fatal accident occurred. A 
terrible catastrophe was averted, however. In 1863 the bat- 
tery was shipped from Washington to New York by vessels. 
A part of the men were sent on a dilapidated river ferry- 
boat. As soon as she struck the surf at the mouth of the 
Chesapeake Bay the whole forward deck broke loose from 
the bottom, and all on board seemed destined to a watery 
grave. Fortunately, the ** old tub** struggled back to land, 
and the soldiers were saved. 

On March 27, 1866, being a free man once more, 
William A. Talley began farming on a small place which he 
had purchased from William L. Wilson. After a few years 
this farm was sold, and a larger one purchased, upon which 
he now resides. He is grateful for his success, and says, ** by 
Divine help and good health I have been successful enough to 
procure a good home.** He has held a few offices, such as 
School Director for many years and Assessor for four years. 
He was the Census Enumerator in East Brandywine Hundred 
for 1890, was Manager for the Mill Creek Mutual Fire Insur- 
ance Company for his hundred for a number of years, and is 
also Master of the Pomona Grange of New Castle County, 
Del. He joined the Bethel M. E. Church, under the ministry 
of Henry R. Calloway, in 1855, and aids the church in a sub- 
stantial manner, being one of the large contributors to 
the fund for the building of the new church. He leads the 
choir, and engages in other departments of church work, 
and has been a part of the official board of this church for 
twenty years. He feels that he has been successful in his 
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Providence that rules over all. He has been taught this doc- 
trine for years in the church, and this is his faith and his 

CHARLES W. TALLEY ( 469 ) was bom on his 
father's farm, one mile from Wilmington, in Brandjrwine 
Hundred, on September 25, 1842. He was educated at the 
District School, and at the Normal School at Millersville, Pa. 
He married Sarah Jane Perkins, daughter of Christine and 
Julia Ann (Pierce) Perkins, of Holly Oak, Del. In 1862 he 
joined the First Delaware Light Artillery, in company with his 
brother, John Smith Talley, and William A. Talley. He be- 
came Corporal, but after his brother's promotion to Orderly 
Sergeant he stepped to the position of Sergeant, in charge of 
a gun. He went with his company through to the finish in 
June, 1865, and was honorably discharged. He was in every 
engagement with his comrades, and did his duty faithfully. 
The services of this battery are fully detailed in the sketch of 
William A. Talley 's life, given on another page. 

When the war closed he became Superintendent of the 
Wilmington City Railway, which was then in its infancy and 
under the management of Joshua T. Heald. He was very 
successful in this line, and voluntarily resigned his position, 
and engaged in the saw-mill business. He was elected to the 
Wilmington City Council, and was a valuable member in that 
body. In 1883 he became Manager of the Diamond Match 
Company's immense lumbering plant at Ontonagon, on the 
Upper Michigan Peninsula, and remained there for several 
years. In 1890 he returned to Wilmington, and with Alvin 
R. Morrison formed the Delaware Construction Company ; he 
and Mr. Morrison owning the stock of the company. 

The Delaware Construction Company at this time did 
considerable important work, including the erection of bridges, 
among which were the Seventh Street Bridge, which crosses 
the Brand5rwine Creek near its mouth, and the fine Washing- 
ton Street Iron Bridge, leading from Wilmington into Brandy- 
wine Hundred. 

Under most severe affiction of himself and two other 
members of his family, he was compelled in 1898 to retire 
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children of the family are Ella M., Charles P. and Herbert. 
Charles W. Talley now resides at Terre Haute, Ind., leading 
a quiet life. 

man and Rebecca (Grubb) Talley, was bom May 7, 1808, in 
Brandywine Hundred, Del. He was married December 23, 
1835, at Philadelphia, to Anna Mary Elliott, the daughter of 
J, Cloud Elliott, of Elliott's Hill, in the same hundred. In 
May, 1836, they, with others of his father's family, moved to 
Ohio. William Tatnall Talley and his young wife settled on 
a farm eighteen miles south of Zanesville, in Muskingum 
County. Here they lived for almost fifty years. Five children 
were bom of this marriage, four sons and a daughter. Two 
sons died in infancy, and on March 4, 1857, William Cloud 
Talley, a son 18 years of age, also passed away. He was a 
youth of remarkable literary tendencies. It is said that his 
writings, when a mere boy, were noted for their depth of 
thought and beauty of expression. 

In 1 861 the only remaining and eldest son, E. Hillis 
Talley, under a commission from the Governor of Ohio, raised 
a company, which became Company ** D '' of the 78th Ohio 
Volunteer Infantry. They encamped near Zanesville in the 
fall of that year, and in February, 1862, they were ordered to 
active service in the direction of Fort Donaldson. It is said 
that they arrived, not in time for the battle, but to take part 
in the rejoicing over the victory just won. Young Captain 
Talley had been tenderly reared, and the hardships of soldier 
life soon made inroads on his delicate constitution. Just 
before the battle of Pittsburg Landing he was stricken with 
fever. It was diflficult at that time to get a furlough, and his 
Colonel advised him to go home without one ; but he re- 
sponded that he would sooner stay and take the chance of 
recovery than to violate a law to insure it. He remained, and 
passed away in the hospital at Savannah, Tenn., April 4, 
1862. He was a favorite with both ofiScers and men. His 
remains were brought North and laid at rest beside his brother, 
William Cloud Talley, in the county of his birth, and within 
sight of his once happy home. The only surviving child. 

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E. Jennie E. Talley, was married October ii, 1876, to Samuel 
M. Rutledge, and moved to his beautiful home on the Mus- 
kingum River, nine miles from Zanesville. They have two 
children, William Cloud and George Armstrong Rutledge. 

William Tatnall Talley was a remarkably large and fine- 
looking man. He was successful in life, and not only acquired 
a competency in worldly effects, but had some to spare in 
entertainment of friends and prominent men of his vicinity. 
He was very highly respected, and exerted considerable influ- 
ence in State and County affairs. He was hospitable to the 
itinerant minister, and many found shelter and comfort under 
his roof. He and his wife were life-long members of the 
M. E. Church, and died in the faith; he on May 15, 1885, 
and she on July 20, 1886. After her decease a very touching 
poem, bearing date November 15, 1885, was discovered in her 
album. It was in her handwriting, and was supposed to have 
been composed by her, expressing her grief at the sad loss of 
her husband. A few stanzas are here given : — 

"Ohl how he soothed my saddened heart, 
And calmly lulled my fears; 
Well may I say we shared our joys, 

And wept each other's tears. 
Thus do I sit and feed my grief 

With memories of the past, 
Till naught in earth can give relief, 
And tears are falling fast. 

I cannot fully understand 
Why thus my tears should flow, 

But what I know not here on earth, 
I shall hereafter know. 

Oh, what is all this world to me ! 
'Tis filled with sin and care; 

Now all my treasures are in heaven, 
O ! I would fain be there. 

Yet, would I wait thy bidding. Lord, 
To leave this house of clay. 

And calmly resting on thy word, 
Pursue my lonely way. 

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Trusting that when life's work is done, 

With him Til join to sweii 
That glorious, that triumphant song. 

Which echoes no farewell." 

JACOB ATWOOD WELDIN ( 486 ) is the son of 
Jacob R. and Hannah (Talley) Weldin. He was bom on his 
father's farm in Brandy wine Hundred, Del., on January 31, 
1855. He married Clara V. Talley, daughter of !Lewis and 
Elizabeth (Zebley) Talley, in 1879. Clara was born on Feb- 
ruary 12, 1858, and died August 3, 1895. She was quite 
musical and was an excellent singer. 

J. Atwood Weldin attended the public schools in 
Brandjrwine Hundred, and finished his education at Professor 
Rejmolds* Academy, at Wilmington, Del. He remained with 
his father on the extensive farm called ** Chestnut Hill,*' near 
the Blue Ball Hotel, on the Concord Turnpike, until he mar- 
ried, in 1879. He then moved to the smaller farm formerly 
the homestead of his father, and which adjoined the larger 
place. Here he was convenient to aid his father in operating 
his farm, either with advice or labor, as circumstances de- 

Upon the death of his parents, about seven years ago, 
he moved to his father's late residence. Here he has since 
resided, as successor to a most worthy sire. Upon the division 
of his father's estate he procured the fine, old and commo- 
dious mansion, with all the surrounding bams and outbuild- 
ings, together with 100 acres of the land adjoining. These 
buildings and this land constitute one of the excellent farming 
plants of Brandywine Hundred. Ever since this farm was 
purchased, about 1861, by Jacob R. Weldin, it has been a 
home of thrift and prosperity. 

J. Atwood Weldin has inherited a large and finely de- 
veloped physical form, the natural result of being the child of 
Jacob R. and Hannah Weldin. He uses his powers for the 
good of himself and others of his community, and belongs 
to and holds oflScial position in all such beneficial societies as 
The Grange, the Order of United Workmen, and Knights 
of Pythias. He has been for years a Director of the 
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of Trustees of the Mt. Pleasant M. E. Church of his hun- 
dred, having succeeded his father in this position of trust. He 
liberally supports the church, and is regular in his attend- 
ance at service. Owning a tract of land along the Dela- 
ware River, in Cherry Island, he much desires to see the 
city of Wilmington doing business on its true and natural 
** River Front.*' He has imbibed the spirit of public im- 
provement, and is proud to see the developments around and 
about him of steam and trolley railroads, of good highways, 
and similar beneficial institutions. He is always ready and 
willing to perform his part in all efforts which tend to the 
betterment of the great world about him, and is a good and 
useful citizen. 

CURTIS M. TAI,I,EY (523) was bom February 17, 
1843, near Talley's Comer, on the Foulk Road. He married 
Anna Mary Miller, daughter of Martin and Ann Miller, on 
March 7, 1867. 

In i860 Peter Talley, his father, then owning a home- 
stead of 30 acres near Forwood's School House, purchased of 
Lewis Weldin, the farm, now the home of Curtis M., consist- 
ing of 60 acres. Mr. Weldin bought this place at Sheriff's 
sale, it being sold as the land of Henry Frank. The fences 
and buildings thereon were in a ruinous state. Curtis and his 
father built, substantially, all of the buildings now on the 
farm. Curtis, when married, moved to this place. Then the 
uprooting business began in earnest. Fields were cleared, 
orchards and small fruit were set out. 

He is an expert in fruit growing. His orchard near 
his home is a leafy bower, an overhanging mass of plum, pear 
and apple trees, amidst which are strawberries, raspberries 
and blackberries ; everything in luxuriance. Here are also to 
be found the quince, the peach, and the cherry. 

In this year of 1899, his row of smokehouse apple trees 
are a remarkable sight. Each one is almost a perfect dome 
in shape, with the fruit as evenly and regularly set on the 
branches as if placed there by human hands. These thrifty 
orchards are not a matter of mere chance. The spra5dng 
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learning has supplemented active experience. Science is 
important even in farming. 

Fully understanding the grafting of trees, he has 
successfully grafted an apple branch into a pear stock. He 
failed in grafting a pear branch into the shade maple, as the 
sap of the maple overflowed and drowned the graft. 

In addition to fruit, he raises general crops of farm 
products ; and old com is always to be found in his crib. He 
has occupied a stall in the Eighth Street Market, at Wilming- 
ton, for over twenty years, and raises for this trade the finest 
and newest sorts of vegetables, and has them in perfection. 
He is the cider-maker of Brandy wine Hundred, having pur- 
chased a very modem press, which has a capacity of thirty- 
five bushels of apples at one press. He has made as many as 
one hundred and fifty barrels of cider in one year, and always 
has vinegar in his storehouse ; one barrel contains vinegar 
twenty years old. 

He supports the church, and has served fifteen years on 
the oflBcial board of the Forwood School District. It is said 
that the Tax Collector never came twice for his tax. He in- 
herited a strong constitution, and uses it most industriously. 
He owns 90 acres of land in two farms. These he acquired 
and holds largely through his progressive industry, his integ- 
rity and fair dealing. 

ISAAC N. GRUBB (654) is the son of Adam and 
Julian (Talley) Grubb. His mother was a daughter of Har- 
man and Priscilla (Foulk) Talley. Harman married, as his 
.second wife, Rebecca Grubb, a sister to Adam above named. 
By this arrangement Isaac N. Grubb' s grandfather became 
his uncle by marrying his aunt Rebecca, and Adam Grubb' s 
father-in-law (Harman Talley) became his brother-in-law. 

Samuel Grubb, Isaac N. Grubb' s^'^grandfather, was a 
first-cousin to Hannah Grubb, who married William Talley, 
the grandfather of Harman Talley. Hannah (Grubb) Talley 
then was the great-grandmother of Julian (Talley) Grubb. 
From this we deduce the fact that Adam Grubb and his wife 
Julian were third-cousins once removed; and that Harman 
Talley and his wife Rebecca were full third-cousins. We need, 

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then, no apology for inserting a sketch of Isaac N. Grubb in 
this Talley Record. 

Isaac N. Grubb* s ancestry in America runs in this 
way : John first was the father of John second, John second 
was the father of Samuel, Samuel was the father of Isaac, 
Isaac was the father of Adam, and the latter was the father 
of Isaac N. Grubb. The subject of this sketch resides on the 
farm which was first owned by his great-great-grandfather, 
John second. His great-grandfather Samuel, his grandfather 
Isaac, and his father Adam, were all born on this spot. On 
this farm he was also bom. It is said that it never has 
passed by deed since the patent from Penn, but has continu- 
ously passed from father to son by will. The old stone colo- 
nial mansion (the Grubb home), it is stated, was built in 
1787, and is finished inside with fine paneled work. This 
house shows very little injury from age or from the elements. 
Three different shingle roofs have been placed upon it. The 
first roof was put on with nails made by hand at the smith- 

His grandfather Isaac, on September 11, 1777, the day 
of the battle of Brandywine, set out at the easterly comer of 
the house a catalpa tree. It is still living, although the wind 
has taken away its top. This tree measures eighteen and a 
half feet in girth, two feet above the ground. Another tree, 
remarkable, not for its girth, but for its shapely top and over- 
towering and beautifully spreading branches, is an English 
walnut, fully seventy-five years old. This tree in one year 
has produced thirteen bushels of nuts. 

Mr. Grubb has in his possession two heirlooms which 
he justly prizes highly. One is his *' grandfather's clock,'* a 
tall eight-day clock, purchased by Isaac Grubb, his grand- 
father, in 1778. It cost ;^i4, as is shown on the old account 
book. This is a remarkable clock. It tells the day of the 
month, and to all appearances it is as good as the day it was 
made. It keeps time accurately at the present date. The 
other heirloom is a very old Bible, which was printed in 
London in 1738 by John Baskett, Printer to the King. It is 
stated on the title page that it is the New Testament of our 
Lord, translated from the Greek, and diligently compared 

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with former translations, and commanded to be read in the 
churches. There is in this Bible a very valuable register of 
deaths and important events happening in the neighborhood 
about one hundred years ago. 

Mr. Grubb has filled many important offices. He was 
elected to the I^evy Court of his county in 1884. He was 
chosen President of the Board in 1886, and acted as presiding 
officer until 1890. His office of Commissioner expired 1892. 
During his eight years of service in the court many import- 
ant bridges were constructed, in all of which matters he took 
very active part. The Market Street Bridge over the Brandy- 
wine was rebuilt ; the Third Street Bridge over the Christiana 
was rebuilt, and was the second drawbridge in the United 
States to be operated by electricity. Then came, in regular 
order, the acceptance of the donation to the county of the 
Seventh Street Bridge across the Brandywine, and lastly, the 
procuring of the erection of the Washington Street Bridge, 
which has become the great viaduct leading from Wilming- 
ton into Brandywine Hundred. Mr. Grubb was quick to 
perceive what his constituents needed, and took most ener- 
getic steps to procure it for them. 

Isaac N. Grubb is living a quiet life on his farm of 100 
acres on the old Grubb Road. He is genial and hospitable, 
and enjoys the entertaining of his friends and neighbors. Like 
his ancestors of old, he is a man of strong character and of 
great influence in his neighborhood. 

WILLIAM W. TALLEY (576) is the son of Thomas 
Lea and Mary Ann (Hanby) Talley. He was bom in Brandy- 
wine Hundred, not far from the '* Old Talley School House,*' 
on October 5, 1845. He married R. Emma Baker, daughter of 
Dilworth and Hannah Baker, of Chester County, Pa., on April 
26, 1870. In the spring of 1871, just one year after his mar- 
riage, he moved to his father's home farm of 135 acres, along 
the Naaman's Creek Road. He purchased this farm in 1880, 
and for several years he and his energetic companion carried 
on business here with industry, economy and great success. 
The work of the farm becoming too severe for them, they con- 
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the very nice, new home, late of William Talley, son of Eli 
B. Talley, located on the Concord Turnpike at Talleyville, 
Brandy wine Hundred,' and moved there a few years ago. 

William's industrious habits would not permit him to 
live in idleness, so he continued his milk business in the city 
of Wilmington, which he had carried on for many years while 
on the farm. He is strictly a business man and a home man. 
These qualities usually bring success, and Mr. Talley*s good 
judgment led him to adopt this course in life. 

He is of a genial disposition and is respected by those 
whom he meets in business or otherwise. He is not a church 
member, yet he inclines to the Methodist Church. Although 
now fifty-four years old, he is very youthful in appearance. 
It has been well said of him that he never '* engages in any 
political schemes.'* He, however, votes at important elec- 
tions, and has the interests of his country at heart. He has 
shown a kindly interest in our efforts to preserve our family's 
ancestry. He is, all in all, one of our very excellent citizens. 

BENJAMIN F. TAI.I.EY {409), son of Adam G. 
and Sarah (Aldred) Talley, was born in Delaware, and now 
resides at Mt. Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa. He taught 
school for sixteen winters in Iowa, working on his farm in 
summer. In 1888 he was elected Recorder of Deeds for his 
county, and served in this capacity for three terms. Having 
gained a large amount of valuable information while Recorder, 
he concluded to open an abstract and real estate office at Mt. 
Ayr, the place of his residence. In 1895 ^^ ^^^ ^is sons, 
lyloyd and Adam C. Talley, purchased the abstract books and 
business of an old firm at Mt. Ayr, and put out the sign, 
** B. F. Talley & Sons." They do a general Real Estate and 
Abstract business, and stand high in the business world of 
Ringgold County. Their abstract work is well known for its 
neatness, accuracy and completeness. 

lyloyd Talley, the son, is County Surveyor of his 
county, while his brother, Adam C. Talley, is editor of The 
Southwest News, at Greenfield, Mo., being an experienced 
newspaper man. Another son, Ambrose E. Talley, is a minis- 
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Still another son, Gilbert H. Talley, is City Editor of The 
Ringgold County Record^ at Mt. Ayr. 

Many of the descendants of Adam G. Talley are hold- 
ing positions of prominence in the educational, religious and 
business world. In addition to those above noticed of Benja- 
min F. Talley* s family, we may mention : Martha A. Stahl, 
Professor of Latin and History, Simpson College, Indianola, 
Iowa ; W. Sherman Stahl, Attorney-at-Law, Chicago, 111. ; 
and Catharine J. Stahl, a Missionary in India. The latter is 
the heroine, who, during an earthquake at Darjeeling, India, 
in October, 1899, saved many of the Mission children by her 
coolness and bravery, announcement of the fact being made 
at the time through the public press of our country. 

Adam G. Talley moved with his family from Delaware 
to Thomsville, Perry County, Ohio, April 1842 ; from Ohio to 
Hamilton County, Indiana, October, 1850 ; and from Indiana 
to Ringgold County, Iowa, June, 1856. He took with him to 
Iowa all of his children except Catharine R. Ford, who con- 
tinued to reside in Indiana with her family until her decease. 
The family, with the exceptions mentioned above, are engaged 
in agricultural pursuits, and are distinctively religious, almost 
all being members of the Methodist Church. This is a 
remarkably large family, and have furnished the only repre- 
sentatives of the tenth generation. They may well feel proud 
of their numbers, their high position in life, and their influ- 
ence for good. 

Ma}'^ 6, 1817, on his father's farm, and on which he has ever 
since resided. This spot is in full view of the historic Brandy- 
wine Creek, and is in the extreme western comer of Brandy- 
wine Hundred, close against the Pennsylvania line. William 
Talley, his grandfather, bought this land in 1807, and upon 
his death it passed to Elihu Talley, father of William T. 
Talley. The latter inherited this and other lands from his 
father, but by his thrift he has been able to add acres to his 
estate, so that it now runs well up to 300 acres. 

The subject of this sketch, having inherited a vigorous 
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Now, at the ripe age of 82 years, he is active, and moves 
about almost as in youth. He aids in the work, and advises 
about all matters connected with the management of the farm. 
He has had little time to gossip about hotels or smithshops, 
but always finds something useful for his mind and hands to 
engage in. 

We are told that years ago he made a large amount of 
money in the timber and wood trade, selling these products in 
Wilmington, Chester and West Chester. He has even hauled 
timber and lumber with team to Philadelphia. For years he 
was Manager of the Mill Creek Fire Insurance Company for 
his hundred. He was elected Road Commissioner for one 
term, but has had very slight ambition to occupy places of 
public trust. Although generally voting at elections, he does 
not care to linger about the polls. 

He and his wife, for a number of years, have been 
members of the Brandywine Baptist Church, and are very 
much attached to the church of their choice. In order to 
encourage the building of a chapel near his home, he donated 
an acre of gpround for this worthy purpose, and aided in other 
ways, to the end that there has been erected on the edge of 
his farm, close by the State line, a cozy little church, with a 
seating capacity for about two hundred persons. This, in 
honor of its most generous benefactor, has been named the 
**Talley Chapel.'' 

William T. Talley, on November 16, 1843, married 
Elizabeth Heybum, of Birmingham Township, Delaware 
County, Pa. The children of this marriage are, Elihu Dallas, 
Sarah Ann, John Heybum and Letitia B. They all reside at 
home except John Heybum Talley, who resides near Perry's 
Hotel, on the Concord Turnpike, where he conducts a farm, 
keeps a store, and performs the duties of Postmaster. 

William T. Talley received his education at the Dis- 
trict School, but he has been able to do much better by his 
children, and has educated them at the Boarding or Select 
Schools of Chester County, Pa. Elihu, the son, has been for 
several years Treasurer of Pomona Grange, of New Castle 
County, and was a charter member of the West Brandywine 
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very much respected. They are willing to devote time and 
money to religious work, or to any commendable, social or 
charitable enterprise. They therefore stand high in the esti- 
mation of those residing in their vicinity. 

SALLIE EDNA DOWLIN {144T), a grand-daughter 
of J. Henderson Talley, married Rev. Joseph Lawton Guern- 
sey, June 21, 1899. He is the only son of Elizabeth W. and 
Prof. A. B. Guernsey, and was bom at the Fort Edward In- 
stitute, N. Y., January 31, 1874. He joined the Methodist 
Church at the age of fourteen years, and decided to enter the 
ministry. He was educated at the public schools of Bridge- 
port, Conn., and at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. The 
year before entering college he was pastor of the M. E. 
Church at South Wilton, Conn. ; and at the present time is 
pastor of the M. E. Church at Long Hill, in the same State. 

JOHN BOOTH (5JJ) was bom on the original Talley 
tract, July 15, 1843. He married Margaret A. Phillips, De- 
cember 20, 1866. This family has preserved several valu- 
able historic deeds and other important data. They hold in 
their possession the oldest Talley deed known to be in exist- 

John Booth, on August 31, 1864, enlisted in Company 
B, of the 203d Pa. Vol. Infantry. The regiment was organ- 
ized in the early part of September, 1864, and on the 22d of 
that month started for the front, and were before Petersburg 
on September 27. They were attached to the Second Division 
of the Tenth Corps, and were engaged at the battle of Chapin*s 
Farm the day they landed, and here had one killed and six 
wounded. On December 7 they shipped under General Butler 
for Fort Fisher, on the Cape Fear River, in North Carolina. 
They landed on December 25, with a view of attacking the 
fort. The attack was not made, and the troops were by Gen- 
eral Butler ordered back to the James River, in Virginia. 

On January 2, 1865, General Terry was placed in com- 
mand of a second •expedition. It was only a few days until 
they were again in front of the fort. They landed January 
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the stronghold. The 203d Pennsylvania Regiment was at- 
tached to Ames* Division, and this division was selected to 
make the assault. This Regiment made the attack in the 
face of bullets and gprape-shot, and was fearfully cut up. 
It was one of the first to enter the fortification, and fought 
hand to hand with the enemy, nearly all of its officers being 
either killed or wounded. In this fearful struggle the regi- 
ment lost forty-six men killed and one hundred and forty-five 
wounded. Inside the fort were nine different traverses to be 
taken. The fighting continued from three o'clock in the 
afternoon until midnight, when the last traverse was taken, 
and the Stars and Stripes were thrown to the breeze. 

John Booth and Theodore Smith (another descendant 
of the Talley family) rushed with their comrades over the 
numerous breastworks, and aided in gaining this glorious 
victory. The action of this raw regiment, recruited in Sep- 
tember, 1864, and in January, 1865, found charging with all 
the vigor and coolness of veterans, is a glorious record for the 
American Volunteer. The regiment rested until February 21, 
when they aided in taking Wilmington, N. C. They then 
marched to the interior, and made a junction with General 
Sherman's Army. They were afterwards detailed for guard 
duty at Raleigh, and were discharged at that place, June 22, 

JOHN THOMAS TALLEY (481) is the son of John 
and Sarah A. (Stidham) Talley, and was bom January 10, 
1862. On November 21, 1891, he married Lillie O. Mayne, a 
daughter of William and Rebecca Ann Mayne, who reside in 
Wilmington, Del. Upon his marriage he built a comfortable 
brick residence in East Lake Park, Wilmington, and there 
began housekeeping. His mother dying in 1893, the next 
year he sold his home in Wilmington and moved to his 
father's homestead in Brandy wine Hundred. At his father's 
request he took charge of the farm, and managed the same on 
his own account. He has conducted this farm in a very 
orderly and successful manner ever since. He attends strictly 
to business, and is very honorable in his dealings. 

For about five years he has been Treasurer of the 
Cherry Island Marsh Company, and performs his work in this 

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line with satisfaction to all concerned. He is a young man, 
yet he is painstaking, conscientious, genial, and of excellent 
habits. Having made a proper start in life, he may well hope 
for success and prosperity all along the way. 

JOSEPH M. PIERCE (513) married Susanna T. 
Barlow, daughter of Malachi Barlow. Mr. Pierce is the son 
of Joseph and Sarah (Talley) Pierce. His mother was bom 
January 27, 1809, and was twenty-seven years old on January 
27, 1836 ; on this day Joseph M., her son, was born. Joseph, 
the son, was not only born on January 27, but he was married 
on January 27, 1863, when he was twenty-seven years old. 

He learned the carpenter's trade in Wilmington. The 
first work done by him as a contracting carpenter, was the 
building of a barn for his uncle, Penrose R. Talley, of Talley' s 
Comer. The barn now stands on the farm of the late Charles 
Talley, son of Penrose. Mr. Pierce being accustomed to fine 
work in the city, worked out the lumber for this bam almost 
as smoothly and exactly as if it were a city mansion. Both 
he and his uncle were proud when the barn was raised and 
everything matched so nicely. 

Mr. Pierce served as Tax Collector of his hundred for 
two years, also for a like term as Trustee of the Poor, and is 
a member of the Grange. He has been a member of Bethel 
M. E. Church for thirty-five years, and was a Tmstee and a 
member of the building committee when the new church was 
erected, and was the contractor for the carpenter work on this 
fine edifice. He has been a class leader in this church, and 
cheerfully aids it in a financial way. 

ABNER P. TALLEY (574) married first, Sarah J. 
Graves ; and second, Hannah Mary Harkins. This family is 
remarkable on account of the number of its children. There 
were twenty-five children born of this father by virtue of the 
two marriages; eleven by the first, and fourteen by the 
second. We often read in the newspapers of prolific families, 
not knowing whether it be truth or fiction. Here we have 
the facts, and anyone may read the name of each child in its 
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infancy, and the remaining nine all married. Abner P., Jr., 
and Hannah B., of the second line, have followed the example 
set by their older brothers and sisters, and are each now the 
head of a family. 

The descendants of this father are not only numerous, 
but active and prosperous. Those who have married have 
made a good start in life, each launching into business with 
independence and a determination to succeed. This family 
has shown its loyalty to the Talley cause, and have subscribed 
for ten books. What other family can excel this one in the 
number of books taken ? 

If there is strength in union, there surely must ht great 
power in numbers working in unison. Who, then, can forecast 
the power of this great family for good in the years that lie 
before them ? We no doubt speak the sentiment of all of the 
Talleys when we wish the parents and this extensive family 
prosperity, harmony and happiness far into the future. 

JOSEPH BEESON TALLEY ( 47s ) was bom and 
reared on his father's farm in Brandy wine Hundred, near 
Wilmington. He was the ninth child of a family of ten chil- 
dren. After attending the District School, he completed his 
education at Professor Reynolds' Academy in Wilmington. 
On January 28, 1877, ^^ married Hannah Mary Blackwell, 
and began farming on one of his father's places, and resided 
in the old mansion on the Philadelphia Turnpike at Maple- 
wood, close by the Riverview Cemetery. He continued farm- 
ing until a few years after his wife's death, in 1882. His 
health not being good, he visited relatives at Chicago and 
Terre Haute. After his return from the West, he assisted his 
father in managing his business until the latter' s decease, in 

He married as his second wife Sarah J. I<odge, April 4, 
1889. She is the daughter and only child of Isaac W. and 
Mary Jane (Hanby) I<odge, of Holly Oak, Del. In 1890 he 
moved to the farm of his father-in-law, and continued there 
until 1894. His health again failing, he quit farming, and 
built a store and residence on the Philadelphia Turnpike, at 
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a general store, being gpreatly aided by his active and energetic 
wife. He at once became Postmaster, for a post office is an 
inseparable adjunct to the rural store. Mr. Talley has been 
very obliging, always bringing into his store such a selected 
line of goods as is demanded by his many customers. 

The steam railroad accommodations were excellent at 
Holly Oak, but in 1899 the great Wilmington, Chester and 
Philadelphia Trolley line was put into operation, and gave 
fresh impetus to the already very thriving suburban river 
town. The building of many handsome residences on the 
beautiful hill slopes all reflect rays of prosperity in the di- 
rection of the store. Joseph B. does not object either to the 
building up of the town or the extending of his business. 

He is a property owner with others of his name in 
Cherry Island Marsh, and was for some years the Treasurer 
of the corporation. He is a member and a supporter of the 
Mt. Pleasant M. E. Church, being a member of the Board of 
Trustees, also of the Board of Stewards. He is conscientious 
and prompt in his dealings, and is deserving of the success he 
has attained. 

HENRY IRVING TAtLEY (814) was bom at 
Philadelphia in 1854. In the year 1869, and when fifteen 
years of age, he entered the Railroad and Telegraph service, 
and has been connected with diflFerent companies in the East, 
West, South, Southwest and Northwest, sometimes as operator 
and at other times as manager of office, until the year 1887. 
At this date he engaged in the typewriter business, and is 
still occupied in this line. During the year 1896 he traveled 
in Europe, visiting the following countries : England, Ireland, 
Wales, Scotland, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Bavaria, and 
Northern and Southern Germany. 

In June, 1898, he designed a six-turreted Monitor of 
twenty-two guns — twelve in the main battery and ten in the 
secondary battery. The Monitor is of an entirely original 
pattern. The design was sent to the Government at Wash- 
ington, he receiving in reply several letters of acknowledg- 
ment, signed by the highest officials in the Navy Department. 
His plans have been filed by the officials for future reference. 

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He is one of the vigorous helpers in getting data and sub- 
scribers for our Talley History^ and is solicitous to know all 
about the Talley family of old. 

CURTIS TALLEY isS4^^ son of Eli Baldwin 
Talley, died September i8, 1851, aged 22 years and 10 
months. He was a member of Star of Bethel I<odge of I. O. 
of O. F., of Delaware. Upon his decease a beautiful poem 
was composed by Milton S. Barlow. Two stanzas are given 
below : — 

Friendships throne! how pure and fervent 

Was thy worship at her shrine, 
Friend of man ! — of God the servant, 

Love and truth in thee did shine: 
Loved by thee our faithful Brother 

We have been and hope to be— 
Vain the wish, for soon another 

Quenched thy light— 'tis dark with thee. 

Dark with thee?— no: thy Creator, 

All whose creatures and whose laws 
Thou didst love, will give thee greater 

Light than earth's, as earth withdraws 
To thy God thy immortal spirit 

Back, we give in filial trust 
Thy cold clay— we grieve to bear it 

To its chamber—'* dust to dust." 

THOMAS TALLEY WELDIN (4*7). son of Jacob 
R. and Hannah (Talley) Weldin, married Emma M. Naylor, 
daughter of Isaac and Phebe Naylor, late of Brandywine 
Hundred, Del. Thomas T. Weldin attended the District 
School, and Reynolds' Select School in Wilmington, and 
finished his education with a six-months' term at the Millers- 
ville State Normal School in Pennsylvania. He made his 
home with his parents until after his marriage. Soon after 
this event he moved to his new home at the intersection of 
the Foulk Road and the Concord Turnpike. He thus re- 
mained close to his parents, assisting them in conducting 
matters about the farm until their decease, about seven years 

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Upon a division of his father *s estate he received about 
100 acres of the fine Chestnut Hill farm, and several acres of 
the River Front land in Cherry Island Marsh. There are also 
included in his property list several brick houses in Wilming- 
ton. After acquiring his land, he in^mediately erected near 
his house an excellent bam, with all necessary appliances. 
He thus placed himself in a way to do business, and has 
succeeded finely in his undertaking. He finds some spare 
time to devote to the public affairs of his hundred, and has 
satisfactorily filled the office of Trustee of the Poor for several 
years. He is a member of the Order of United Workmen, and 
a member of Dupont Lodge, No. 29, A. F. A. M. He, like 
his brother, J. Atwood Weldin, has inherited a fine physique, 
and is able to carry out what he undertakes. He is liberal in 
donations to worthy objects, and does not fail when the church 
calls for aid. The family attends the Mt. Pleasant M. E. 
Church, Mrs. Weldin taking an active part in the singing. 

Thomas T. Weldin favors public improvement, and is 
quick to see the value of his land for farm use and its value 
for building purposes. The city of Wilmington is reaching 
out in his direction, and he needs no one to notify him of the 
fact. He is a man of integrity and good business judgment. 

JULIA L. and PAUL TALLEY, children of Charles 
W. and Sarah Jane Talley, died within two weeks of each 
other at Denver, Colo., and as a small tribute to their memory 
this sketch is prepared. 

The daughter, Julia L., was an earnest and devoted 
member of Trinity P. E. Church in Wilmington, to become 
later, when the family removed to Philadelphia, a member of 
St. Matthias' Church. Not ever strong, she was debarred 
from doing as much charitable and church work as was always 
her desire; but she was ever a faithful attendant at both 
church and Sunday school. It is not vouchsafed to every one 
to do great and noble deeds, but those who are faithful to the 
little duties of life, who make the world brighter for their 
having lived in it, and to whom can be applied the words, 
** She hath done what she could,'* have neither lived nor died 
in vain. 

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Paul Talley was a young man of brilliant attainments 
and of much promise. He was graduated at the Wilmington 
High School, class of 1894, and on this occasion received the 
Latin Prize. Having decided artistic talent, he turned to 
architecture as being a most congenial occupation, and in the 
fall of 1894 ^^ entered the University of Pennsylvania, taking 
up the four-years' course in Architecture. At the end of two 
years he was, on account of ill-health, advised not to prosecute 
his studies longer. In the autumn of 1898 the family left 
Philadelphia for Denver, in search of health. Paul and Julia 
did not long survive, both dying in June, 1899. Their re- 
mains were brought from Denver to Wilmington, and were, 
in sadness, buried June 23rd beside their brother, Stillman J. 
Talley, in the family lot in the Wilmington and Brandywine 
Cemetery. * Gone not into darkness, but into a clearer day 
than our poor twilight-dawn on earth.* 

NATHANIEL BOOTH (509) is the son of Nathaniel 
and Charity (Talley) Booth. In August, 1855, Nathaniel, 
Jr., sixteen years of age, and his brother, Enoch, twenty-four, 
shipped from New Bedford, Mass., on a full rigged ship 
called the '* Navy,** on a whaling voyage around the world. 
They sailed across the Atlantic, and when leaving the Cape 
Verde Islands, Enoch was stricken with yellow fever ; and, 
within a few days he died, and was buried at sea off the west 
coast of Africa. The vessel sailed around Good Hope, and 
turning north visited New Zealand, Van Dieman*s Land, Aus- 
tralia, most of the Polynesian Islands, the Philippines, and the 
Japan Islands. In June, 1856, they passed through Behring 
Strait into the Arctic Ocean, and spent the summer in whaling, 
north of Siberia. Nathaniel and five others got lost in a fog 
while away from the ship. They had to spend some time with 
the Esquimaux before they could find their way back. 

At the farthest point reached by the ship there were 
but two hours of night in summer. Here, for the first time, 
Nathaniel says, he saw the phenomenon of the ** Mock Sun.** 
He says he could see two distinct suns, one above the other. 
This was not visible below the 68th degpree of north latitude. 
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than the first of October, or it would be frozen up fast until 
spring. They always journeyed southward for the winter. 
Once, as they sailed south through the straits, the wind being 
ahead, they had to tack ; and as they ** beat *' to the westward 
they could hear the roaring of the surf on the Siberian coast. 
When they **went about** and sailed to the eastward they 
could hear the dashing of the waves on the Alaskan coast. 
They thus visited both continents in a comparatively short 
space of time. 

While in the Esquimaux country, and having a craving 
for fresh meat, they traded a piece of calico to the natives 
for a scrub bullock, which had hair on it several inches 
long. These hardy whalers knew well how to prepare it for 
the culinary department. It made an exceedingly palatable 
stew, and was a welcome treat to those who had so long sub- 
sisted on fish and salt provisions. 

Nathaniel informs us that the largest whales inhabit 
the Arctic regions ; one very large species, called the Bow Head 
whale, is found only in the North. The latter are so very 
large that one will often produce as many as sixty barrels of 
oil. Nathaniel being young when on this trip, his eyes were 
wide open to everything new and exciting. He still keeps his 
whaling voyage fresh in memory. He changed ships at Hono- 
lula, and returned home by way of Cape Horn, and landed on 
Long Island, New York, in 1858, having experienced three 
years of dangerous and exciting life on all of the oceans of the 
world. Here ends the first important period of Nathaniel* s 

The second period began when, on October i, 1861, he 
enlisted in Company ** F '* of the 97th Reg., Pa. Vol., Colonel 
Guss commanding. This regiment was recruited in Chester 
and Delaware Counties. They camped at West Chester 
November 12, 1861, went to Washington, and passed down to 
Fortress Monroe. They joined the Tenth Corp^, and went to 
Port Royal, S. C, and then to Florida. They afterward moved 
to Charleston, S. C, and joined in the attack there. This 
expedition did not succeed. A second attempt was made in 
April, 1863, with Gillmore commanding. The 97th Regiment 
landed on Folly Island, marched up and passed over to Morris 

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Island. This regiment had plenty of fighting about Charles- 
ton, and lost several men there. They assisted in the capture 
of Fort Wagner. 

A large Parrot gun was placed on logs in a marsh 
several miles from Charleston, for the purpose of shelling the 
city. This gun was called the ** Swamp Angel,** but by the 
men it was dubbed the ** Marsh Hen.** Nathaniel was 
detailed to help take ammunition to this monster in the 
swamp. The gunner in charge was a German. He said to 
Nathaniel that, ** ven dish old hen cackles, she vill lay an egg 
in Charleston.** She did not stop with laying one egg, but 
kept on until several were laid in one day. 

The regiment, after some other work in the South, 
returned to Virginia and rejoined the Tenth Corps, under 
General Butler. They moved up to Bermuda Hundred, and 
had continuous service in that vicinity. The regiment made 
a dashing charge. May i8, 1864, and gained some lost ground, 
but lost nineteen killed and^ thirty-eight wounded. In a 
desperate charge on May 19th, they had three officers and 
forty-four men killed, and eight officers and one hundred and 
twenty-one men wounded. They were present before Peters- 
burg at the time of the famous mine explosion. They were 
engaged about Petersburg from May, 1864, until their dis- 
charge in October following. This was a crack regiment, and 
went into service fifteen hundred strong, and had a band of 
twenty pieces. Only a few stood in line to be mustered out at 
the end of their three-years* term. 

An interesting episode occurred as the men lay in 
trenches about Petersburg. Men, by turns, were detailed to 
carry soup from camp to the men at the front. Nathaniel was 
detailed for this work on September 3, 1864, the day of the 
celebration of the fall of Atlanta. As he came across the open 
country with a huge bucket of soup in each hand, cannonad- 
ing began everywhere along the Union lines. He, having no 
knowledge of the order, concluded that a terrific battle was 
raging along the whole front. This was the only time that 
Nathaniel was frightened during the three years of active ser- 
vice. He felt strong when with his comrades and armed with 
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only with soup. He fully realized that soup might be a fair 
diet to ** fight on/' yet it was a very inferior weapon to fight 
with. Fortune smiled on the brave, and Nathaniel passed 
through the whole three-years* term of continuous conflict 
without a scar and with only one fright. 

THOMAS TALLEY (J5^) was born November 11, 
1810, and died August 13, 1899, in his 89th year. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth Bird, May 31, 1849, she being a daughter of 
Joseph and Rebecca Bird. Thomas Talley owned at his death 
100 acres of land at Talley's Corner, on the Foulk Road, in 
Brandywine Hundred. His constitution was remarkably 
strong, never having failed him, until he approached the four- 
score mile-stone of life. When a young man he visited Ohio, 
but did not remain long, concluding to settle near his birth- 
place, in Delaware. 

His only surviving daughter, Leah, married Thomas 
Booth, of Booth's Corner, Delaware County, Pa. Their two 
children are Thomas A. and Laura E. The latter is a school 
teacher in her home county, and the former is a student in 
the Medical Department of the University of Virginia^ 

WESLEY TALLEY (174) was born January 12, 
181 2. He taught school for many years at the Rockland 
School on the Brandywine. In later life he removed to 
Wilmington, and became identified with the business men 
of that city. Here he was respected for his promptness and 
correct business habits. He held many positions of trust, and 
at his decease was the Treasurer of the School Board. He 
was most abstemious and correct in his daily life, and was, 
above all, gentlemanly and urbane to those with whom he had 
intercourse. It is said of him that in whatever position 
placed, he was always worthy of the confidence reposed, in 

Wesley Talley had natural mental endowments, which 
were cultivated by study and application, and all of which 
were ever nourished by elevated moral principles. He passed 
from life with the respect of all, and will be kindly remem- 
bered by those who knew him. 

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MABEL TALLEY (1116) is the daughter of George 
A. aiid Julia Emma (Perkins) Talley, and was bom in Chi- 
cago, 111., June 20, 1879. She has a literary turn of mind, 
and has written many short stories, some of which have 
found their way into public print. She has aided much in 
collecting material for the Talley Book, and for this purpose 
has accompanied her father in almost numberless trips with 
horse and buggy through Brandy wine Hundred, and many 
parts of Delaware County, Pa. Page after page of manu- 
script has been copied by her and her mother, and they have 
acted as audience when the copy was being rehearsed, before 
forwarding it to the printer. All of the members of this 
family of three have performed important work on this family 

ISAAC JONES TALLEY (^57) married Eliza Grubb, 
of the Grubb family of Brandywine Hundred. He was bom 
in 1 8 14, near the Foulk Road, in Delaware, his parents being 
Mary and Harman Talley. He went West many years ago, 
and was a prominent man at Madison, Ind. He engaged in 
**steamboating'' on the Ohio and other Western rivers, and 
became quite wealthy, in one instance making a large sum 
by the rise in the price of wheat, which he had fortunately 
purchased. His business being largely on the Ohio and 
Mississippi Rivers, and the war coming on, he was thrown 
into the midst of its activities. He used his boats in the 
Government service, and made many hairbreadth escapes. 

During the Red River campaign he owned one-third 
interest in the City Belle, a large steamer, and was her cap- 
tain. The boat was employed as a transport to carry troops 
and supplies up the Red River to relieve Banks* Army. 
When about twenty-two miles below Alexandria, the City 
Belle was fired on by the Confederates, who were concealed 
on the shore. Many soldiers and officers on board were 
killed, being at the time unarmed and with nothing to protect 
themselves. The vessel was burned, and Captain Isaac Jones 
Talley was made prisoner, and carried to a Texas prison, 
where he was held until the close of the war. Here he suf- 
fered starvation to such an extent that he was reduced to a 
mere skeleton, although a very robust man when taken pris- 

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oner. His emaciated condition is shown by a photograph 
taken after his release. His sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Pyle, of 
Booth* s Corner, Delaware County, Pa., is in possession of 
letters written by him to his mother in 1865, which very 
graphically describe the destruction of the City Belle, and the 
hardships in the Texas prison. 

Although everything had been lost by the war, he, at 
the age of fifty-one years, with true Talley courage and 
energy, was soon engaged at his old business on the river and 
nobly battling to retrieve his fortune. He again succeeded, 
and left at his death, in 1873, several thousands of dollars to 
his family. Very few of the numerous Talley family were 
aware of the existence of this plucky Delaware Talley, when 
he was steaming his boat into the jaws of death on the Red 
River, or when, after the war, he, alone and single handed, 
was fighting the battles of life all over again, and was wooing 
Dame Fortune, up and down and over the shoals of the wind- 
ing Western rivers. A new and glorious page is here added 
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We have been able to get a few disconnected names of 
the Talleys in Virginia. They are here given for the assist- 
ance of those who may be willing to take up the task of con- 
necting the two families of the North and the South. We be- 
lieve that the Talley family of the South have had persons of 
decided ability in their ranks. Several of the older members 
of the Virginia line resided in Hanover County, one of the 
great battles of the Civil War in that section having been 
fought on ** Talley 's Farm.*' Obadiah Talley was one of the 
very early Talleys in Virginia, although he may not have been 
the emigrant Talley in that State. We find that Alexander, 
Elkanah, Thomas, William and Ezekiel Talley lived at some 
period in this county. Alexander Washington Talley and 
Herbert Washington, his son, reside at Petersburg, Va., and 
are dentists. There is also a storekeeper in the same city 
named Chestine Talley. 

The following Talley names were taken from the Rich- 
mond Directory for 1898, by Thomas S. Robinson, in the 
interest of the Talley Book, viz: Alvin, a driver; Ann P., 
widow of Zackariah ; Charles H., a policeman; Daniel D., 
secretary to the Dean of the Medical College ; Edward, a 
locomotive engineer; Elizabeth M., widow of Nathaniel; 
Ezekiel S., a carpenter; Frank, a.hoseman ; Gatewood, Jr., 
a blacksmith ; George S. , a stenographer ; George T. , a 
farmer; James A., a salesman; John F., a book-keeper; 
John Iv., a tipstave for the Supreme Court; John W., an 
engineer ; Malinda ; Mary E., a dressmaker ; MoUie J. ; Na- 
thaniel ; Nathaniel, Jr. ; Richard A., a book-keeper: Robert 
B. ; Robert H., stenographer; Robert W. ; Waddey W. ; 
Walker R. ; William T. ; and Williamson, an insurance agent. 

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Sarah Archer Talley published a book of poems. She 
resided at Richmond, and died there about 1859. Allen W. 
Talley is cashier of a bank at Lynchburg, Va. Rev. Nicholas 
Talley was a minister of the M. E. Church, South. He was 
bom in Richmond, Va., May 2, 1791, and died May 10, 1873, 
at the age of 82 years. For many successive sessions he was 
a delegate to the General Conference of his church. 

We take the following from a Genealogy entitled ** The 
Cabells and Their Kindred " : 

Pauline Preston married Dr. William Talley, who went 
from Cumberland County, Va., to Wentzville, Mo. He was 
a son of William Talley by his wife Fannie Daniels, a sister 
of Judge William Daniels the elder, and daughter of William 
Daniels, an ensign in the Revolutionary War. Dr. William 
and Pauline Talley had two sons — Dr. William Talley, Jr., 
who married his first-cousin, Lucy Talley ; and Joseph 
Talley. Aurinthia Preston married Joseph A. Talley, brother 
of Dr. William Talley. He lived at Wentzville also, and had 
one child, Lucy Talley, who married Dr. William Talley, Jr. 

There are, it is stated, a great number of Talleys in 
Tennessee, and in Mississippi. South Carolina was also, in 
the early day, a home of the Talleys. It has been stated to 
us that recently a monument was unveiled at Columbia, S. C, 
which had been erected in memory of a Doctor Talley, a man 
of great prominence. 

In a book of the Grant family, just issued, it is stated 
that William Nathaniel Talley, bom at Fredericks Hall, Va., 
August 4, 1857, married, on January 20, 1880, Caroline H. 
Tompkins, who is a grand-daughter of Rachel Maria Grant, 
who descended with General U. S. Grant from Noah Grant, 
their common ancestor. It is said that Rachel Maria Grant 
taught the future President his alphabet. William Nathaniel 
Talley is the son of Samuel Cole Talley and Emma Cole 
Talley, of Virginia. He is Superintendent of the K. and C. 
R. R. R., of West Virginia, and resides at Montrose, in that 

It has been found in the records at Washington, that 
John Talley was a member of Washington's Dragoons in the 
Revolutionary War. 

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The following is an extract from a letter written by- 
Isaac Jones Talley to his mother, dated *' Madison, (Ind.,) 
July 31, 1865'' : 


**It has been a long time since you heard from me. I have got 
home again. I suppose you heard of my capture on Red River, on the 
3d of May, 1864. I was a prisoner of war for thirteen months. I was 
at Camp Ford, Texas, Smith County. 

** Mother, I tell you what we had to eat : One pint of corn, or com 
meal, per day, three quarters of a pound of beef per day and salt, and 
that was for eight long months ; and in winter time one pint of corn or 
meal and one pound of bacon for six of us a day. Only think, the one- 
sixth of a pound of bacon and a pint of meal, or corn in its place. I 
lost forty-three pounds of flesh while in prison. When captured I owned 
one-third of the steamer ** City Belle," and had on board the 120th Ohio 
Volunteers, commanded by Colonel Spegal. He was killed. Colonel 
Mudd, of the 3d Illinois Cavalry, and Colonel Basnett, of the colored 
regiment, were killed ; and there were only about thirty-five colored troops 
on board, and some of the 19th Kentucky Volunteers, making in all 900. 
There were a great many killed on board. Mother, I was captured 
twenty-two miles below Alexandria, Louisiana. The rebels burned the 
boat and all we had, which cost us nearly $24,000. I owned one-third 
of it." ****♦*! carried the musket a short time, and then took 
charge of the steamer ** Caroline," which I built in 1862, and sold her in 
1863, and bought the ** City Belle," which I was captured on." * * * 

** Remember me to Aunt Hannah and her family ; also excuse me 
for being so neglectful and disobedient. May health be your lot in your 
old age ! and write to me at Madison, Indiana." 


This drawbridge spans the Brandyivine River near its 
mouth, at the westerly end of Fourth Street, in Cherry Island 
Marsh, Wilmington. It was largely through the instigation 
of the Talley family that this bridge was constructed. They 
owned land in Cherry Island, between the city proper and 
the Delaware River. The city also, through the generosity 
of George W. Talley and Isaac S. Elliott, was the owner of 
Fourth Street, one hundred feet wide, extending from the 
Brandywine River eastward to the Delaware. The citizens of 
Wilmington were careless as to whether this street was 
brought into use or not ; also as to whether or not this river 

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front property should remain an undeveloped and foreign dis- 
trict of the city. The marsh owners reasoned thus : We are 
in the city, yet not in. If in, let us prepare a way to go in 
and out at pleasure. 

An act authorizing the Directors of the Cherry Island 
Marsh Company to erect a bridge across the Brandywine 
River, at the point mentioned above, was prepared by George 
A. Talley, and its passage by the Legislature of the State of 
Delaware was secured on April 27, 1891. The act authorized 
the building of the bridge by private subscriptions. It pro- 
vided that the bridge, when it was completed for public travel, 
should be conveyed and donated to the County of New Castle 
by the Marsh Directors, and should thereafter be taken charge 
of as a county bridge by the Levy Court of the county. 

The Marsh Directors, by formal power of attorney 
authorized and empowered George A. Talley to procure the 
donations of money for the purpose mentioned in the act, and 
to contract with the Delaware Construction Company for the 
erection of the bridge. Every dollar of the money used in 
the erection of this bridge was obtained by private donations, 
the public having no part in the matter until the bridge was 
turned over to the county as a completed structure. The 
attorney above named procured all of the subscriptions, and 
the Marsh Directors, viz : Jacob R. Weldin, Charles W. Talley, 
William Sellers, Isaac S. Elliott and Thomas J. Talley, met 
and adopted the plans for the bridge, and approved of the site 
selected for the same. 

A contract was made by the attorney with Charles W. 
Talley and Alvin R. Morrison (the members of the Delaware 
Construction Company) for the building of the bridge. The 
bridge was completed, according to contract, on April 23, 1892, 
and was, by two separate deeds, made under the hands and 
seals of the Directors of the Marsh Company, conveyed and 
donated to the County of New Castle as and for a public 
bridge forever. The following members of the Talley family 
were subscribers to the fund, viz : John Smith Talley, Charles 
W. Talley, George A. Talley, Thomas J. Talley, Joseph B. 
Talley, Jacob R. Weldin and John Talley, Sr. 

The bridge was thrown open to public travel on April 

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26, 1892, this being the time of its acceptance by the Levy 
Court. The bridge was a substantial wooden structure, and 
has served its purpose from 1892 until the present time. It 
is the connecting link which unites the Fourth Street of the 
meadow with a street on the westerly side of the Brandyivine. 
It has served a dual purpose : it has let the City people out, 
and, at the same time, has let these Marsh people in. 

A most terrific onslaught was made by a few prominent 
citizens of Wilmington against the acceptance of the bridge 
by the Levy Court. The battle waged furiously, both outside 
and inside of the court room. The right, however, at last 
prevailed, and the bridge earned its well-deserved victory. 
The Talley Marsh owners were in the forefront of this con- 
test, and were aided by the influence of their Talley friends, 
and many others in the *'01d Hundred,'* as well as in the 
city of Wilmington : petitions b^' the yard being signed by 
these friends. Many men of prominence gave friendly aid, 
among them being Hon. Thos. F. Bayard. The much-abused 
bridge at last caught the popular ear, and almost every one 
was happy to join the River-Front Army. The day of con- 
flict has ended, and all now tread in harmony the great road 
to the River. 

This bridge has opened up the vast tract of one thou- 
sand acres of land, which lies within the city, and occupies, 
substantially, the whole Delaware River frontage of the city. 
Many acres of this meadow have been filled by pumping in 
mud from the rivers. A project is now on foot for the filling 
of larger tracts with mud from the Delaware channel. This 
tract is destined, in the near future, to become the dock yards 
and wharfing front of Wilmington. 


The Talley family, so far as we have found, have been 
friendly to the church, and largely are members and support- 
ers of it. We find the early ones in America attending the 

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St. Martin's P. E. Church at Marcus Hook, and the St. 
John's at Concord, both in Delaware County, Pa. Their 
church afl&liations may have much to do in demonstrating 
their nationality. They being so distinctively Protestant, one 
may well conclude that they were either French Huguenots, 
or were reared in the free and Protestant atmosphere of ro- 
mantic Wales. The family of the present day (and those 
befpre us) have believed in a church free from the restraints 
and dominations of worldly powers, and in which the Divine 
power alone was supposed *to rule. They, in colonial days, 
worshiped with the Episcopal Church, but when Methodism 
came into the *'01d Hundred*' they allied themselves with 
that denomination. The Bethel Church was the first Metho- 
dist Church in the northern part of Delaware, and was estab- 
lished somewhere near the site of the present church. Robert 
Cloud donated the land in 1780, and his sons, Robert and 
Adam, became the first Methodist ministers in that section. 
The pioneer church was built of logs ; the second was of 
stone ; and the third, and last, of serpentine stone and of 

The picture on another page represents the present edi- 
fice, which was kindly photographed by Leonard C. Talley ; 
the photo-engraved plate being furnished by other descend- 
ants of Lewis Talley, the singer. The picture has been 
inserted not as a claim that the Church belongs to the 
Talley family, but merely to present the home church of the 
upper Brandywine Hundred Talleys, to the view of others of 
our name residing in distant parts of the country. This 
church to-day stands as the representative of the early log 
church, and thus represents the birth-place of Talley Metho- 
dism. Our whole family, from East to West, should ever 
remember with pride and aflEection this rural sanctuary, and 
the sacred home of the departed which adjoins it. 


We have the following, reported by O. B. Talley, of 
Sioux City, Iowa : His uncle, Henry N. Talley, of Batavia, 
Ohio, was in 1848 on a visit to his relatives at Hagerstown, 

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Md., he then being a young man. While on this visit he 
received a letter, dated June 8, 1848, from his young friend. 
P. B. Swing, of Batavia, and who in later life was Judge of 
the United States Court in Ohio. This letter is now in the 
possession of Frank F. Talley, of New Richmond, Ohio, who 
is a son of Henry N. Talley. It contains the following : 
*• We have an officer of the army here who has taken a fancy 
to all the girls in town, and is towing them on all occasions. 
I think if you were here you might clip his feathers, but the 
rest of us boys are all afraid of him and dare not interfere." 
The officer referred to was Lieutenant U. S. Grant, who was 
bom in Cleremont County, Ohio, not many miles from Bata- 
via. He was fresh from the fields of glory in Mexico, being 
home on a leave of absence. The troubles of the Batavia 
boys were, however, but for a moment, for Lieutenant Grant 
married Julia B. Dent, on August 22d of the same year. 


Since writing Chapters VIII and IX, at pages 36, 37, 
ante, some additional information has been obtained. It 
appears in the Swedes* record at Wilmington, that a William 
Talley married Judith Fitzsimmons, November 4, 1768, one 
day before William Talley, on the Brandywine, married Dinah 
Stilley. We now, by a deed in the possession of Elihu Talley, 
son of Eli B. Talley, find that William and Judith Talley con- 
veyed to Eli Baldwin 50 acres of the 175 acres of land bought 
by Samuel Talley first, from the Pennsylvania Land Company ; 
and by another deed it is shown that this William purchased 
these 50 acres from Samuel Talley first, and that William was 
the nephew of Samuel. William, who married Dinah Stilley, 
was also a nephew. Samuel having two nephews named 
William, one would of necessity be the son of David Talley. 
We conclude then that William, who married Judith Fitzsim- 
mons, was the son of David Talley, one of the three sons of 
Thomas of old. 


George L. Talley (798) married Emma Gertrude Nor- 
man, December 14, 1872. A daughter was born of this 

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Charles Maurice and Norman Donham, children of George L. 
and Dora Rebecca Talley, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and grandchildren of 
Isaac Jones Talley. 

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marriage, but lived only a short time. The mother only sur- 
vived her marriage about two years. George L. Talley 
married as his second wife, Dora Rebecca Donham, January 
17, 1883. She is of Scotch-Irish lineage. It is said that some 
of her ancestors, at one time, were usurpers of the throne 
of England. They fled to Spain for safety. The children of 
this marriage are; Lulu Ethel, bom Jan'y 15, 1884; Clyde 
Edgar, bom Sept. 12, 1885, died in 1887; Charles Maurice, 
born July 9, 1891 ; and Norman Donham, born Aug. 31, 
1893. George L. Talley is a member of various secret and 
other societies, is an ardent Republican in politics, and has 
been connected with the Post Ofi&ce Department at Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, for about twelve years. He was bom June 6, 
1850 ; his brother, Isaac Elbie Talley, was bom March 28, 
1856 ; and his sister, Emma J. Talley, was bom July 3, 1847. 
Emma J. Talley (797) married Watson N. Brown. 
They reside at Steubenville, Ohio. Their children were : A 
daughter who died at the age of 2 years, and George E., a 
son, died at the age of 13 years. 


A. B. Talley, Postmaster, Wattacoo, S. C. 

Chas. E. Talley, Postmaster, Brokenburg, Spottsylvania, Va. 

D. N. Talley, Postmaster, Trussville, Jefferson Co., Ala. 

George R. Talley, Postal Clerk, New York to Pittsburg. 

John H. Talley, Postmaster, Brandywine Hundred, Del. 

John S. Talley, Postal Clerk, Macon, Ga., to Palatka, Fla. 

Joseph B. Talley, Postmaster, Holly Oak, Del. 

Joshua W. Talley, Postmaster, loka, Keokuk, Iowa. 

L. F. Talley, Postmaster, New Berlinville, Pa. 

Mary E. Talley, Postmaster, Curlew, Va. 

W. D. Talley, Postmaster, Grady, Ala. 

Wm. E. Talley, Clerk in Post Office, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Wm. R. Talley, Postmaster, Crimora Station, Va. 

J. N. Talley, Clerk to District Attorney, Macon, Ga. 

John G. Talley, Storekeeper and Ganger, Int. Rev. Service, 
Clark's Hill, S. C. 

William Cooper Talley, Government Printing Office, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

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A list of Geographical names formed from our family 
name : 

Talley, a town in Carmarthen County, Wales. 
Talley Road Station, in the same county, Wales. 
Talley Post OflSce, Cumberland County, Va. 
Talley Post Office, Jackson County, Ala. 
Talley Post Office, Oconee County, S. C, 
Talley Post Office, Marshall County, Tenn. 
Talley Covey Post Office, Allegheny County, Pa. 
Talleysville Post Office, New Kent County, Va. 
Talleyville Post Office, New Castle County, Del. 
Talley's Point, in Maryland, on the Chesapeake, near 
Bay Ridge. 


A register of the soldiers of the Civil War, so far as 
information has been received : 

Col. William Cooper Talley, rst Regiment Pa. Reserves, 

Brevet Brigadier General. 
Chaplain John T. Simmons, 28th Iowa Volunteers. 
Capt. E. Hillis Talley, Co. ** D,'' 78th Ohio Volunteers. 
Lieut. John Smith Talley, ist Delaware Battery. 
Sergt. Chas. W. Talley, ist Delaware Battery. 
Sergt. Wm. A. Talley, ist Delaware Battery. 

Nathaniel Booth, 97th Pennsylvania Vol. 

John Booth, 203d Pennsylvania Vol. 

Theodore Smith, 203d Pennsylvania Vol. 

Nelson T. Himes, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves. 

Wm. S. Himes, 68th Pennsylvania Vol. 
Sergt. Wellington G. Lloyd, ist Delaware Reg. 

Geo. L. Lloyd, 91st Pennsylvania Vol. 

Edward Talley, 5th Maryland Reg. 

Adam Clark Talley, Co. ** I,'* 4th Delaware Reg. 

Chas. A. Thompson, 91st Pennsylvania Vol. 

Wm. T. Thompson, Co. ** I,*' 97th Pa. Vol. 

Gideon G. Thompson, 26th Pa., ist and 99th Pa. 
Vol., afterwards. 

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John C. Talley, 3d Delaware Reg., Co. ** F.'* 
• John Bullock. 

WilUam H. Hanby, Co. **A/' ist Del. Cavalry. 

Adam Talley Hanby. 

Robert S. Johnson, 8th Pa. Cavalry ; also in 198th 

Pennsylvania Vol. 
Jesse L. Talley, in a Delaware Reg. 
Benj. Keller, Iowa. 
Henry Grubb, 23d Indiana Reg. 
Isaac A. Talley, Iowa. 
James K. Polk Bullock, 62d Ohio Vol. 
Isaac Jones Talley. In the West. 
Nelson S. Talley, 197th Pennsylvania Vol. 

Captain E. Hillis Talley died in the hospital from 
t5rphoid fever at Savannah, Tenn. Wellington G. Lloyd 
was wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, and 
lay on the field for several days without the proper attendance. 
He was removed to Tilton Hospital at Wilmington, Del., and 
there expired on July 29, 1864, and was buried at the Mt. 
Pleasant M. E. burying-ground in Brandy wine Hundred. 

Edward Talley was wounded at the battle of Peters- 
burg, on July II, 1864, ^^^ di^^i ^^ J^ly 21 of the same year. 
He was also interred at the Mt. Pleasant burying-ground. 

Adam Clark Talley died from fever in a hospital in 

George L. Lloyd served in several battles with his regi- 
ment, but being a seaman by occupation, he was transferred 
to the navy. While in the land service, it is said that he had 
a very lucky escape. A ball passed through his coat sleeve, 
one passed through his canteen, and still another passed 
through his hat. Escaping the dangers of thp war, he en- 
gaged as captain of a vessel on the great lakes, and was lost 
in a storm, with his crew, on Lake Superior, Nov. 19, 1886. 


It. may be that William Talley the emigrant landed at 
Upland (Chester), Pa,, at or near where the Penn Landing 
Stone is now located. From here he took a westward course. 

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stopping for a time on the east bank of Chichester Creek, 
Delaware County, then known as Chester County, Pa. Here 
he wooed and married Mrs. Elinor Johnson (Jansen), the 
widow of Jan Jansen, who, it has been claimed, was Vice- 
Govemor Jan Jansen of the Dutch Colony on the Delaware. 

William, after spending his honeymoon, passed on to 
Foulk's Comer, in Rockland Manor, and there located. His 
descendants moved on gradually westward, until one, William 
Talley, a great-grandson, met the Brandywine torrents ; here 
he stopped. This William had a son. Rev. John Talley, and 
John had a son, James Zebley Talley. The latter, in early 
manhood, gravitated back to Chester, Pa. , and for many years 
resided within two hundred feet of this historic landing-place, 
and here he passed away. 

William Talley the Great had a son Thomas, Thomas 
had a son Adam, and Adam had a son William D. Talley. 
William D. resided, after marriage, at Talley's Comer, in 
Brandjrwine Hundred ; later he moved to Maryland ; still 
later he moved to Delaware County, Pa., and for years lived 
east of Chichester Creek, on the same tract that Elinor Jan- 
sen resided on at the time of her marriage to William Talley 
the emigrant. William D. Talley died at this place. 

William Talley the Great was a member of the St. Mar- 
tin's Church at Marcus Hook, in Delaware County, Pa. ; so 
were his sons Thomas and William, and his brother Samuel, 
members there. The only discovered record that shows their 
relation to this church was found at the home of Benjamin 
Johnson, who now occupies almost the identical spot on which 
stood the residence of Jan Jansen of old. 

These are merely incidents, and perhaps of some inter- 
est as matters of history. 


The Talley School House is located on the Naaman*s 
Creek Road, a short distance east of Perry's Hotel, in Brandy- 
wine Hundred. The land on which it stands was donated by 
Curtis Talley by deed dated in 1806, and recorded in Book H^, 
page 81, at Wilmington. The deed recites that Curtis and 
Mary Talley his wife, * In consideration of the esteem which 

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they bear to their neighbors and in regard for the education of 
children and also in consideration of fifty cents/ etc., sold and 
conveyed (the tract of land on which the school house was 
afterwards erected) to Amer Talley, Jesse Plankenton and 
Joseph Talley, as trustees, for school purposes, and upon 
which a school house was thereafter to be erected. This deed 
provides that in case a dispute arises as to the use of the prop- 
erty, it shall be decided by the Legislature of Delaware. 
Many of the early Talley s were educated at this place. Rev. 
John Talley and Rev. Curtis Talley both taught at this school. 
It was used for church purposes for many years after it ceased 
to be used as a school. This time-honored building is almost 
a total wreck, as can be seen by the cut on another page. 

The Talleys, although not all possessed of a collegiate 
education, are and have been much interested in educational 
matters. It is exceedingly rare to find a family with a list of 
teachers equal to the one here given. This is only a partial list, 
as no doubt many belong herein of whom the proper informa- 
tion has not been obtained. The known list is as follows : — 

Wesley Talley. 
Ida Green. 
J. Jackson Peirce. 
George W. Phillips. 
Winifred F. Weldin. 
Mattie W. Johnson. 
Harriet E. Johnson. 
Mary Eva Johnson. 
Maggie A. Johnson. 
Sallie E. Johnson. 
Lottie T. Johnson. 
Thos. .W. Johnson, Jr. 
Matilda B. Walter. 
Hanna R. Lenderman. 
Laura E. Booth. 
Hannah H. Talley. 

We gather from this record of teachers that the Talleys 
were an intelligent class, and did not hide their light under a 
bushel, but were willing to impart what information they had 


Rev. John Talley. 



Rev. Curtis Talley. 



J. Henderson Talley. 



Benjamin F. Talley, 



Martha Stahl. 



Catharine J. Stahl. 



J. Smith Talley. 



George A. Talley. 



Ella Talley. 



Mary L. Robinson. 



Henry Grubb. 



William W. Johnson. 



Thos. W. Johnson. 



Elizabeth J. Talley. 



Samuel M. Talley. 

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Penrose R. Talley. 


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obtained, to others of their neighborhood. The Church and 
the Public School are all-important factors in the processes of 
building up a community and of introducing civilization. In 
this way are the germs of morality and enlightenment 
implanted in the home, and the seeds of good government 
sown in the nation. 


The allotted space having been more than filled, our 
work in this behalf must of necessity come to a close. The 
searching for our ancestry and genealogy at the early stages 
brought pleasure and created enthusiasm. As the months 
passed, the enthusiasm increased instead of diminishing, i In 
pursuing our labors we have passed over all of the hills and 
through all of the valleys that were along the way. Our 
work being one largely of friendship, we have no disposition 
to indulge in odious comparisons of the merits of our family 
with others. Some may believe it presumptuous for us to 
issue this book ; but after months of careful application and 
study, we are wholly unable to find in ethical culture or from 
the Science of Propriety the true line of greatness at which 
the historian's pen may begin, or the exact point below at 
which it must be dried and laid aside. Must a subject rise to 
the eminence of a Napoleon, a Washington, or a I^incoln, 
before his virtues may be recorded even in a family history ? 
Should not this delicate question be left to the decision of 
those who choose to preserve their history in this way ? 

Having begun this labor with nothing but the best of 
motives, we have pursued it earnestly and faithfully to the 
end. The work having passed our scrutiny and judgment, it 
must now be handed over to the final arbiters — our many kind 
and indulgent friends — and later, may we hope, to a charitable 
and generous posterity. 

November 75, i8gg. 

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I Our Name— Origin 4 

II Our Nationality 8 

III Landing in America- 

Procuring first Land'. 14 

IV Death of ist Wm. Tai- 

ley— Children— Lands 17 

V First Land— Location— 

Use-Saw-Mill 21 

VI Thos. Talley— Family- 

All-important Deed. ... 24 

VII Wm. Talley the Great— 

Family— Lands 29 

VIII Samuel Talley — Lands 

—Family 36 

IX David Talley 37 

X Thomas Talley 39 

XI Wm. Talley on Brandy- 

wine 41 

XII Elihu Talley on Foulk 

Road 43 

XIII Edward Talley 45 

XIV Rev. John Talley 46 

XV Lewis Talley the Singer 47 

XVI A Place of Sacred 

Memory 50 

XVII Historic Log Hut 52 

Genealogical Register... 54 

Biography 166 

Miscellany 228 

Grubb Ancestry 167 



General William C. Talley 168 

Eliza A. Talley 172 

George W. Talley 173 

John Talley 176 

Hannah Talley Weldin .- 177 

J. Henderson Talley 179 

William D. Talley 180 

Eliza J. Talley 184 

J. Smith Talley 186 

Thomas Lea Talley 190 

Samuel M. Talley 191 

James Ely Talley 191 

Thomas M. Talley 192 

Nelson L. Talley 192 

James Walter Talley 194 

Eli B. Talley 194 

Robert Talley 196 

James Wilson Talley 197 

Lewis F. Talley 197 

Henry C. Tall^ 199 

Thomas Smith Talley 200 

William A. Talley 201 

Charles W. Talley 204 

William Tatnall Talley 205 

Curtis M. Talley 208 

William W. Talley 211 

Benjamin F. Talley 212 

William Twaddell Talley 213 

John T. Talley 216 

Abner P. Talley 217 

Joseph B. Talley 218 

Henry I. Talley 219 

Curtis Talley 220 

Julia L. Talley 221 

Paul Talley 221 

Thomas Talley 225 

Wesley Talley 225 

Mabel Talley 226 

Isaac J. Talley 226 

Thomas G. Rawson 181 

Thomas W. Johnson 182 

Hannah Talley Prince 189 

John T. Simmons 190 

Henry Grubb 195 

J. Atwood Weldin 207 

Isaac N. Grubb 209 

Sallie E. Dowlin 215 

John Booth 2l5 

Joseph M. Pierce 217 

Thomas T. Weldin 220 

Nathaniel Booth 222 

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Adams, George 138 

Ahn, Harriet 141 

Aldrad, John 82 

" Sarah 82 

Allmond, Florence V 138 

Ida M 138 

Julia E 138 

LetitiaA 137 

Lurana C 136 

Phebe E 137 

Priscilla T 137 

Reuben J 97 

Anderson, George 101 

George H 142 

George W 156 

JohnH 141 

Andrews, Isabella M 144 

Arganbright, Martha 134 


Babb, William 82 

Baker, R. Emma 127 

Bailey, Rachel 100 

Baird, Preston M 153 

Baldwin, Clark W 117 

Lillie M 151 

Mary 66 

Barber, George W- 149 

Barlow, Mary 151 

Barnett, William 142 

Barlow, Susanna T 162 

ffaynard, Ella 112 

Baylis, Leonzo E 134 

Beall, Walter H 148 

Beeson, Amor- 107 

" W. Calmer 163 

" Charles 107 

** Edward L 107 

Eliza 120 

Emily 116 

Hannah A 103 

** Lavinia 85 

Mary Ellen 118 

Mary 107 


Beeson, Robinson 77 

Thomas T 107 

Wesley G 107 

Bell, Margaret Ann 81 

Bentley, Celia S 147 

John M 148 

Beymer, Alonzo 160 

Bird, Elizabeth 87 

" Henry C 117 

" Julian 81 

•* MaryW 151 

** Robert 75 

Bispham, Ann Eliza-.'. 104 

Bishop, Harriet R 143 

" William 107 

Blackwell, Hannah Mary 119 

Stephen 112 

Blackwood, Milton 144 

Blest, Thomas 139 

Bodley, John 138 

Boise, Sarah J 98 

Boyler, Mary 149 

Booth, Charity Eva 152 

" Elizabeth 122 

John 122 

Nathaniel 87 

Nathaniel 122 

Thomas 123 

Thomas P 152 

Thomas W 152 

Bower, Emma 100 

Bradley, Elizabeth 105 

Brennan, Delia 153 

Brennen, Sarah E 163 

Bright, Hannah E 109 

Brown, Benjamin 78 

" Sarah 68 

Broomall, Martha S 106 

Nehemiah 76 

Broome, Margaret 163 

Bryant, Jennie S 134 

Bullock, Curtis 86 

Esther 162 

i* Elizabeth A 106 

Digitized by 





Bullock, Elizabeth H.. 83 

Jacob 85 

Mary (Mousley) 88 

Moses 160 

Moses 63 

Moses 100 

Moses 160 

Priscilla 162 

Burke, John G 76 

Burns, Mariana 132 


Campbell, Edith S 129 

** Ellathera 112 

Peter 57 

Cartmell, Jemima 75 

Margaret E 125 

Sarah 66 

Thomas 61 

Thomas B 158 

Carter, Newton 99 

" Phebe 108 

Carlton, Sarah 68 

Carver, J. C. Fremont 120 

Casey, Robert 109 

Chalfant, J^mes F 101 

Cheyney, Howard J 144 

L.Anna 150 

Clark, Caroline L 142 

" Anna J 150 

" Frances A 160 

" Priscilla 70 

" Letitia 69 

Clayton, Powell 63 

Clearwater, Maria E 118 

Cloud, Abner 80 

" Ann 80 

** Ann M 109 

** Cassandra P 151 

*' Charity 64 

'* George Lodge 109 

" Joseph 58 

** Louisa 107 

" Lot 80 

" Margaretta 58 

** Sarah Jane 80 

** William 80 

" William 64 

Clyde, William Grey 132 

Cochran, John 79 

Coddington, Melissa 148 

Colehower, Lidie 157 

Corson, David 135 

Council, James 60 

Craig, William Preston 145 

Cramp, John F 116 

Crane, Miss 90 

Day, Ann.. 
'^ Ann. 


Crawford, Eliza 95 

George 104 

Cricks, Ann 100 

Cronin, Daniel 139 

Crum, Andrew J 137 

** Nellie May 159 

CuUingworth, Annie 132 

Cummings, Alfred G 151 

Cummins, George 99 

Dana, Blanche 148 

Davenport, J. Wesley 154 

Davis, Ann 64 

** JohnW 155 

Sara B 110 



Anne Agnes 159 

Lewis Henry 151 

Lewis Roach 159 

Rebecca 64 

Sarah Aldred 81 

Thomas R 125 

William 90 

William C 137 

William W 162 

Dean, Emma 145 

Denny, Anna Maria 80 

Derrickson, Sarah 80 

De Vou, Mary 110 

Dick, Christiann 60 

Dowlin, Henderson T 158 

Sallie Edna 158 

Francis M 136 

Downs, Annabel 158 

Drayton, George 131 

Dunn, Hannah 132 

Dutton, Elizabeth 91 

Dye, Benjamin F 101 

Eckard, Eva Lulu 148 

Edwards, George W 159 

Joseph 157 

William H 164 

Egan, William 142 

Elliott, Anna Mary 94 

" Charles A 140 

Ely, Howard 131 

Eno, Paul 145 

Ervin, Sarah Ann 103 

Evans, Anderson •• 133 

Everson, Albert 95 

Eynon, Thomas W 152 

Digitized by 





Farmer, Sarah S 166 

Farra, Thomas 133 

Fesmire, Josiah K 161 

Fisher, Elizabeth R 96 

Fishback, Martha P 100 

Field, Samuel A 138 

Ford, Alice J 146 

" BettieA 132 

'* Benjamin W 112 

" Emily Vic 146 

" IrenousW 145 

" John B 146 

•' Mary V 145 

** Rebecca M 133 

Forwood, Charles 91 

Charles 157 

Emily 116 

Lydia 60 

Mary Ill 

Miller 128 

Susanna 123 

William Robinson... 129 

Foster, William T 115 

Foulk, Esther 63 

** Hannah 84 

** Hannah 63 

*' Hannah L 152 

" James K 132 

** John 58 

" John 63 

*' Priscilla 67 

*' Sarah 63 

** William 63 

Frame, Eliza J 123 

*' Jeffrey 58 

" Margaret 135 

Freeman, Clara 136 

French, Caroline. 157 

Furey, Ida 156 


Galbreath, Robert. 78 

Thomas A 128 

Willard T 143 

Wallace W 106 

Gallagher, Francis E 119 

Gardner, Joseph L 136 

Letitia May 159 

Garton, Margaret K- 98 

Gill, James Blanchard 149 

Goodley, William S 99 

Gordon, Lottie 159 

Goudy, Elizabeth 84 

Granfhom, 159 

Graves, Sarah J 126 

Green, William F Ill 

Grimmet, J. Huston 138 


Grimmet, Ethel M 159 

Griswold, Edward 129 

Ellen D 157 

MaryP 157 

Grubb, Adam 93 

** Amor 99 

" Anna M 102 

** Beulah C 114 

** Collingwood C 100 

*' Eliza 102 

" George W 161 

** Hannah 57 

'* Hannah 59 

*' Hannah E 161 

" Henry 100 

** Isaac 70 

" Isaac N 132 

** Jennette S 158 

" Joseph 71 

'* Joseph 82 

" Joseph 100 

" Joseph L.; 161 

" Lydia Ann 82 

*' Lydia Ann 99 

" Matilda B 99 

*' Nelson 99 

" Rachel J 94 

** Rebecca... 67 

" Rebecca 112 

Guernsey, Joseph E 158 

Guest, Henrietta M 76 


Haddock, Harry 145 

Hall, William 133 

Hanby, Anna E 126 

" Charity 96 

** Mary Ann 90 

** Samuel 77 

" S.Larkin 162 

** S. Elizabeth 121 

" Willard S 156 

" William C 83 

" William S 143 

Hance, Andrew J 158 

** George H 132 

" John Wesley 131 

** Mary Eliza 158 

" William J. W 158 

Hanna, Abel 163 

Hannum, James 92 

Sarah 108 

Thomas 132 

Hare, Anna 136 

Harkins, Hannah M 126 

Hart, Garrett J 144 

Hartman, Margaret 165 

Digitized by 





Harvey, An§ 99 

Rjfhel E 127 

William 1 162 

Hasher, Leonard 164 

Heald, Charles H 130 

Henderson, Ann W 69 

Hendrickson, Ellis - 108 

Thomas 112 

Henry, Belle 151 

Henvis, Fannie C 156 

Heybum, Elizabeth 95 

Hibberd, Thomas B 150 

" Walter T 150 

Hickman, Alfred B 152 

Edith G 158 

Edward S 157 

Lewis 122 

Hicks, Mamie 153 

Hill, Anna E - 158 

" Elizabeth F 134 

Himcs, Daniel 79 

" George B 165 

** Johns 165 

" Mary E 165 

" Nelson T 165 

" Victorene 165 

" William S 165 

Hinkson, Andrew H 154 

G. Albert 150 

Harriet L 156 

Jennie 157 

Minshall 131 

Hippie. John K 131 

Hitch, Amanda E 101 

Hodges, Louisa Ann 133 

Hoffman, Mary E 136 

Hollingsworth, Ann 69 

Holmes, Thomas D 152 

Hook,' Zachary T 139 

Homer, Blanche 144 

Houdyshcldt, Mabel 147 

Hughes, Olive 148 

Hulbert, H. C 159 

Husbands, Daniel 131 

John C 141 

Hutton, Lydia M 164 


Jansen, Elinor 56 

Jaquctte, William James 149 

Jefferis, William L 158 

Johnson, Anna A 132 

Anna D 131 

Harriet 80 

Harriet J 132 

Harriet E 131 

LottieT 131 


Johnson, Lizzie Day 132 

Maggie B 132 

Maggie A 131 

Margaret W 131 

Mary Jane 131 

Mary Eva 131 

Mattie W 131 

Robert.. 92 

Roberts 132 

Thomas W 131 

William 103 

William 92 

William W 131 

William W 132 

Johnston, Campbell M 159 

Elizabeth C 159 

Roberta A 160 

Robert A 140 

Jones, Elizabeth 69 


Kellam, Evaline 161 

** Jemima 62 

Keller, Benjamin :.. 114 

" Ensign K 148 

John N 149 

Mary V 148 

Nancy 113 

Sarah C 113 

Sarah E 149 

Kimber, Mary A 106 

King, Charles 147 

Kirk, Sarah J 124 

Kizer, Eliza Ann 87 

Klee, Benjamin F 150 

Koopman, Cora 151 

Krider, John J 80 

Kyle, Amanda J 101 

Lach, John E 139 

Lamade, Kate 135 

Lane, Clemma Ill 

'* Jesse M 86 

Langley, Anna Mary 125 

^' Sarah Elizabeth 125 

Larkin, Belle D 157 

John 129 

Pennell 115 

Sarah 107 

Lawson, William E 160 

Lefferts, Maggie 143 

Lender man, Abraham L 144 

Margaret 124 

Samuel M 108 

Lighty, Helen E - 140 

Likens, Pliney 125 

Digitized by 





Little, 79 

Lloyd, Elizabeth 73 

George L 166 

Isaac 105 

Jeremiah 74 

John B 164 

Joseph 165 

Joseph 105 

Mary V 164 

Orpah 105 

Orpah P 164 

Rebecca 61 

Samuel 104 

Susan 105 

William Henry 164 

Lodge, Sarah J 119 

** George 80 

Long, Eliza 110 

Lukens, Thomas E 103 

Lye, Walter. 115 

Lyons, Elizabeth T 96 

Lynam, Rebecca 161 

Lysinger, Clara 156 


Mancill, Mary J 89 

Marshall, John 61 

Mathues, Richard M 144 

Matthews, Doctor 151 

Mayes, David G 159 

Mayne, Lillie 120 

** Edgar 112 

** Naomi 112 

" William 112 

MacDonald, Josephine 135 

McAffee, Emma 106 

McAllister, Howard 144 

McBride, Rebecca 110 

McCahan, Nannie 147 

McClure, Robert 78 

McCracken, Hannah 139 

Letitia 138 

Mary 138 

Sidney 138 

William 97 

McCrea, Lewis 120 

McDade, John 75 

McDevitt, Winifred 163 

McGarvey, Anthony 154 

McKay, Elizabeth 80 

." James 88 

McKee, Thomas 69 

McKeever, John 77 

McMurchy, Esther F 139 

McNeil, Mary Edith 144 

Mearns, Hugh E 134 

Merion, Frank J 162 


Mervine, George ^ 141 

Miller, Anna M ^. 124 

** Mary 117 

Minshall, Maggie 107 

Missimer, Warren 152 

Moore, Elizabeth T 140 

" HarrieL 140 

** John Ill 

" Lindsey 101 

Mondew, A. X 133 

Morgan, Lizzie 132 

Morrison, Harley J 160 

Morrow, Eliza E 143 

William L 153 

Mousley, Anna M 123 

John R 155 

Alfred 107 

Mulford, Charlotte 92 

Mull, Ella M 160 

Myers, H. E 147 


Naylor, Emma M 121 

Nebeker, Aquilla Ill 

" Aquilina A 145 

Emma Talley 145 

Mary Boys 145 

Neimeyer, Mary A 163 

Newcomer, Sarah 71 

Nickerson, Eva 160 

Nicholson, Barbara A 154 

Joseph W 155 


Oliphant, Alphonso 156 


Padget, Anna G. A 159 

" Thomas H 137 

Palmatary, Elva • 154 

Palmer, George J 131 

J. Leedom 158 

** Martin V 126 

Paiste, 73 

Parry, Oliver H 164 

Paterson, Mary A 141 

Peirce, George M 160 

** J. Jackson 141 

** J.Frank 160 

** John Bail 160 

Pennell, Beulah 105 

Pennington, Jane 61 

Perkins, Caleb 105 

Clifton A 154 

Harrfe M 119 

** James A. Bayard 109 

Digitized by 





Perkins, Julia Emma 118 

L^ia Jane 102 

Sarah Jane 118 

Petitdemange, Ella J 143 

** Joseph 151 

Phillips, Emma 152 

** George W 142 

" Margaret A 122 

" William 105 

Pierce, Alfred D 123 

** Benjamin 78 

" Ella K 141 

** Emma Lurana 128 

** Florence E 163 

** Frank C 162 

** Irwin W 164 

" Isabella 129 

** James Bayard 141 

" Jennie R 162 

** Joseph 87 

" Joseph M 162 

*' Joel C 155 

" Louisa 123 

** Mary 70 

" Mary Louie 162 

" Nellie V 162 

** Philip 102 

** Sarah Emma 162 

** Thomas J 102 

" William H 123 

Pierson, Sarah A 134 

Poole, Carrie May 151 

" Charles Wesley 116 

" HattieB 150 

" Mary Elizabeth 150 

** Sallie 131 

Poulson, Hannah 93 

Plummer, Eugene M 149 

Price, Edgar 147 

** John L 157 

** Susan 107 

Priest, William H 106 

Primrose, Florence R 151 

Prince, John M. C 116 

" Sallie A 109 

'* Sarah Ann 75 

Prizer, John 165 

Pugh, Mary E 165 

PuHen, William D 158 

** William D 135 

Pyie, Daniel 102 

" Frank D 152 

" H.Albin Louis 136 

'* Humphrey 96 

" IdaL 155 

" Mary 100 

** Mary 151 


Quigley, Joseph 82 

^* Rebecca A 112 

" William J 76 


Rambo, Margaret 104 

'* Susan 84 

Rawson, Thomas George 106 

" Warren 75 

" Warren T 143 

Rea, James 135 

Reed, Bonam 133 

** Joseph 133 

Renner, Hannah M 115 

Reese, William T 162 

Reynolds, Clinton L 159 

Harriet 149 

Harry 149 

Rice, Charles W 138 

Ring, Nathaniel 57 

Roberts, Clara R 150 

** EmmaL 149 

" Henry 114 

** Martha A 149 

" MaryE 149 

*' Margaret M 149 

Robinson, Rachel 60 

Thomas S 119 

Valentine 64 

William F 152 

Rogers, Joseph 139 

Ross, Howard De Haven 132 

Rothouse, Pauline A 162 

Rowland, Priscilla 161 

Russell, Mary 62 

Rutledge, Samuel M 134 

Rutter, James Bly the 1 03 

** Mary 92 


Samples. Susan 130 

Sayres, Maggie 164 

Schuster, Mary 76 

Schwinn, William W 146 

Scudder, Charles W 139 

Scott, S. Harvey 108 

Sedgwick, Charles C 140 

Willis T. 162 

Seymour, Harriet B 141 

Shades, Enos 98 

** Frank 94 

** Margaret 91 

" William Talley 136 

Shafer, George E 146 

" MaryE 160 

Sharpless, Abbie 144 

Sharpley, Jemima 68 

Digitized by 





Sharplcy, Katherinc 116 

Sheldon, Pembcrton D 156 

Simmons, John 94 

John 133 

JohnT 134 

Lydia 133 

Mary 94 

Simons, Lavania 124 

Siawter, Charles 115 

Smith, Aaron 76 

** Ann 102 

" BrintonL 102 

** Edith G 86 

** Elizabeth 78 

*' George W 102 

'* George 99 

" Hannah 77 

*• Henrietta 142 

" James 58 

'* John 106 

" Julia E 132 

" Rachel A 129 

•* Rebecca 107 

'* Susanna 62 

** Thomas 61 

" Thomas 72 

** William 57 

" William 89 

Snyder, William H 165 

Sparks, Alice 164 

" Matilda 165 

Springer, George W 130 

Lewis R 126 

Margaret T 158 

Sprinkel, W. B 138 

Staats, Isaac R 120 

Stahl, Mary J 147 

** Melissa E 146 

** Michael 113 

" Ulysses G 147 

Standring, Alice 136 

Stanford, Eva 160 

William 146,145 

Stern, Elizabeth E 146 

Stevenson, Stella 152 

Stewart, Clarence 150 

Stidham, Sarah A 86 

Stilley, Dinah 59 


Taggart, Sarah W 134 

Taney, Abner P., Sr 126 

" Abner P., Jr 156 

** Adam 64 

'* Adam C 148 

" Adam G 82 

** Amor (William) 67 


Talley, Amor, Captain.^ 70 

Amor (Thomas A 76 

Amor L 92 

Amor L 130 

Amor S 129 

Amor (Samuel) 143 

Ambrose E 148 

Ann (Adam) 82 

Ann (John F.) 133 

Annie Dutton 142 

Anne E 130 

Ann Glover 97 

Anna Galena 157 

AnnaL 119 

Anna M 120 

Arabella 136 

Arabella 135 

Bayard 78 

Benjamin 78 

Benjamin F 113 

Beulah E 119 

Beulah Z 117 

Bessie G 142 

BlancheA 154 

Brinton L 121 

Caleb, 1st 68 

Caleb, 2d 95 

Calver G 153 

Caroline E 126 

Carolines 155 

Carrie Lizzie 150 

Catharine R 112 

Cena A 153 

Charity, 1st 58 

Charity, 2d 66 

Charity (Booth) 87 

CharlesA 163 

Charles B 143 

Charles (Elihu) 72 

Charles (Penrose) 121 

Charles L 110 

Charles M.Y 142 

Charles P 151 

Charles T 161 

Charles W (Geo. W.) 118 

Charles Wesley 136 

Clara A 153 

Clara R 115 

Clara V 120 

Clarissa 88 

Cora B 147 

Curtis, 1st 66 

Curtis, Jr 90 

Curtis B 127 

Curtis M 124 

Cyrus 74 

Daniel Bispham 164 

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Talley, David 57 

** Diana 91 

" Ebert L 153 

" EberY 154 

*' Edward 60 

** Edward C 136 

" Edwin 110 

** E. Jennie E 134 

*' Eleanor (Jesse L.) 152 

" Eleanor (Wm. Cooper) 139 

** Eli Baldwin, Sr 89 

** Eli Baldwin, Jr 128 

" Elihu (Foulk Road) 60 

** Elihu (John F.) 101 

" Elihu (Eli B.) 126 

** Elihu (William) 68 

" Eliza A. (Thomas) 85 

" Eliza Ann (Amor) 92 

•* Eliza Ann (Nelson) 153 

** Eliza J 122 

" Eliza Jane 120 

" Elizabeth (Adam) 85 

** Elizabeth (Curtis) 88 

" Elizabeth (Samuel) 58 

" Elizabeth (John F.).... 101 

** Elizabeth G 164 

** Elizabeth J 117 

** Elizabeth M 102 

" Elizabeth M. (Jehu).... 103 

** Elizabeth M. (Abner).. 155 

" Ella 1 147 

" Ella J 151 

** EllaL 153 

** Ella M 151 

** Emma J 235 

'* EmclineP 129 

** Emma L 115 

** Esther. 60 

** Etta Jane 152 

" Francis D Ill 

** Frank A 165 

•* Frank F 139 

** George A 118 

** George E 151 

" George C 95 

" George L 234 

" George W. (Thomas) 85 

" George W. (Henry)... 164 

" George W. (Chas. A.) 163 

** Gertrude L 154 

** Gideon G 73 

" Hannah (Thomas) 57 

** Hannah (Samuel) 58 

'* Hannah (Thomas) 77 

*' Hannah (Caleb) 95 

** Hannah (Thomas) 86 

'* Hannah (Prince) 116 


Talley, Hannah (Stott) 149 

Hannah (Adam) 82 

Hannah A 108 

Hannah B 156 

Hannah C 86 

Hannah E 144 

Hannah P. (Ohio) 133 

Hannah P. (Lewis).... 141 

Hannah R. (Hiram).... 142 

Hannah R. (Elihu) 73 

Howard D 157 

Harman (William) 67 

Harman 72 

Harman (Wm. & Ann) 80r 

Howard F 149 

Harman (Philada.) 110 

Harman G 133 

Harman H 94 

Harriet Ellen 126 

Harriet J Ill 

Harriet L 139 

Hiram G 103 

Hiram W 91 

Henry E 147 

Henry 1 142 

Henry C 123 

Henry B 163, 104 

Henry N 100 

Harry M 165 

Harry W 145 

Hezekiah 81 

Ida Lottie 143 

Isabella 79 

Isaac A 113 

Isaac Grubb 94 

Isaac Jones 102 

Isaac S 120 

Jacob Hailman 130 

James Blythe 130 

James Edgar 135 

James Ely 144 

James Smith 108 

James Smith 104 

James Wilson 125 

James Walter 154 

James Zebley 96 

Jane (John F.) 133 

Jane (Jehu) 108 

Jane (Samuel) 79 

Jehu (Elam) 108 

Jehu, 1st 62 

Jehu (dark) 73 

Jehu (blonde) 77 

J. Henderson 96 

Jemima 74,78 

Jessies 116 

Jesse Lane 123 

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Talley, Joanna D 129 

" John, Rev 69 

** John (Thomas) 86 

** John 163 

" John C. (Nelson) 125 

** John C. (George C.).. 135 

** John Day 110 

** John Forwood 71 

** John Foulk 93 

** John G 155 

" John Hanby 128 

" John Howard 157 

" John Heyburn 136 

** John L 124 

** John P 133 

" John R 87 

** John Smith 118 

** John Simmons 134 

** John Thomas 120 

" John William 101 

** John Wm (Iowa) 147 

" John W 158, 150 

** Joseph, (Samuel) 62 

" Joseph, (William) 80 

** Joseph B 78 

** Joseph Beeson 119 

** Joseph Day 91 

" Joseph Harley 112 

** Josephine 156 

** Julian, (Harman) 93 

" Julian, (John P.) 133 

** Julia Ann , 103 

** Kate, (Ohio) 140 

" Kate, (Philada.) 164 

" Keziah, (William) 70 

" Keziah, (Amor) 92 

" Laura V 153 

" Leah 123 

" Leonard C 150 

** Letitia H 96 

*' Lewis 84 

*' Lewis F 117 

*' Lewis Henry 98 

" Lewis Prince 151 

" Lewis Smith 102 

** Lewis S 70 

** Lurana A 101 

'* Lydia, (Elihu) 76 

" Lydia, (Ohio) 99 

" Lydia, (Ohio) 101 

" Lydia, A., (Eli B.) 126 

" Lydia A., (William A.) 150 

** Margaret, (Samuel),... 58 

** Margaret, (Samuel 2d) 79 

** Margaret, (Harman)... 94 

" Margaret, (Curtis) 90 

" Margaret, (Thomas)... 76 


Tailey, Margaret, (Thos. L.)... 128 

Margaretta 133 

Maria 79 

Martha, (David) 61 

Martha, (Samuel) 79 

Martha A 114. 

Mary, (Thomas L.).... 164 

Mary, (Adam G.) 113 

Mary, (Lewis) 116 

Mary, (Jemima) 106 

Mary, (Curtis) 89 

Mary, (Elihu) 72 

Mary, (Jehu) 78 

Mary, (Ist) 67 

Mary (Thomas 1st).... 57 

Mary (Adam) 82 

Mary A 156 

Mary Ann 81^ 

Mary Anna 154 

Mary Anna 117 

Mary Caroline 99 

Mary Day 92 

Mary E 152,155 

Mary E. (William D.) 116 

Mary Ella 156 

Mary Elizabeth 139 

Mary Elizabeth 130 

Mary Elizabeth 144 

Mary Emma Ill 

Mary Emma 103 

Mary Emma 145 

Mary Jane (Bayard)... 108 

Mary Jane (Pyle) 102 

Mary L 140 

Mary M 148 

May Anne 144 

Melissa 135 

Nelson L 88 

Nelson L 124 

Nelson R 79 

Norris W 124 

OrvilleB 140 

Parthena. 78 

Penrose R.,Sr 86 

Penrose R 152 

PenroseR 151 

Peter (Richard) 88 

Peter (William) 68 

Phebe 58 

Phebe Jane 119 

Preston Lea 144 

Priscilla (David) 61 

Priscilla (Adam) 83 

Priscilla (Harman) 160 

Priscilla (Lewis S.) 97 

Priscilla (Ohio) 133 

Priscilla (William C.) 139 

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Talley, Priscilla Clark 139 

" Rachel A 73 

" Rachel Anna 125 

*' Reba May 153 

" Rebecca (Ohio) 133 

** Rebecca (Thomas) 77 

** Rebecca (Adam) 85 

** Rebecca (William) 61 

" Rebecca J 134 

** Richard 66 

** Robert 116 

" Rowena 140 

** Ruthanna 144 

** Sadie H 154 

** Sadie lola 144 

** Samuel, 2d 62 

" Samuel, 1st 58 

** Samuel, of Amor 106 

" Samuel, of Edward,... 74 

" Samuel A 150 

" Samuel H 136 

*' Samuel Harlan 139 

'* Samuel M., Jr 112 

" Samuel M., Sr 81 

*' Sallie Ann, (Amor) 98 

** Sallie Ann, (thos. Lea) 128 

** SallieJ 154 

** Sally Ann, (Curtis).... 89 

" Sarah, (Richard) 87 

** Sarah, (Elihu) 71 

'* Sarah, (McKee) 69 

** Sarah, (Foulk) 58 

** Sarah A 139 

" Sarah Anne 109 

** Sarah C 147 

" Sarah E 114 

** Sarah L 101 

" Sarah M., (Penrose)... 122 

** Sarah M., (Roberts)... 114 

*' S. Louisa 120 

" Stephen B 149 

** Susanna, (Ring) 57 

** Susanna, (David) 61 

** Susanna, (Frame) 58 

** Susanna, (Lloyd) 74 

" Susanna, (Joseph) 77 

** Susanna A 156 

*' Susan 78 

** Susan Jane 103 

** Thomas, 1st 56 

" Thomas, 2d 59 

** Thomas, (Samuel) 61 

** Thomas, (Thomas.)... 65 

*' Thomas, (Richard).... 87 

" Thomas, C., Sr 108 

*' Thomas, C, Jr 142 

** Thomas Lea, Sr 90 


Talley, Thomas Lea, Jr 129 

'* Thomas Lea, 3d 155 

'* Thomas Miller. 84 

" Thomas J., Sr 118 

** Thomas J., Jr 151 

** Thomas S 121 

" Timothy 99 

** Wesley 92 

** Wesley H 115 

" William, 1st 56 

** William, 2d 57 

** William, 3d 59 

** William, (Thomas) 64 

** William, (Curtis) 89 

** William, (of Baldwin) 125 

** William A 116 

" William B 114 

" William C 98 

" William D 83 

" William E 144 

** William G 81 

" William H. (Thomas) 151 

** William Henry 109 

" William Harry 156 

*' William Lea 156 

** William Tatnall 94 

" William Twaddell 95 

** William W. (Thos. L.) 127 

" William W. (Iowa).... 148 

** William Wesley 96 

" Willie Ann 135 

** Wilhelmina Ill 

" Wilmer 151 

** WinfieldS Ill 

Taylor, Ida E 145 

Teat, Benjamin R 128 

Todd, George W 132 

** Eleanor A 132 

Thompson, Charles A 104 

*^ Elizabeth 75 

Elizabeth J 104 

Edward T 76 

Catharine., 75 

Florence 112 

George 75 

Isaac 90 

John 73 

Mary Ann 76 

Mary F 76 

Stephen H 76 

Thomas 61 

Sallie 75 

Tomlin, Mary 142 

Trainor, Sarah 99 

Turner, Lillie 149 

Twaddell, Ann 68 

Charles 70 

Digitized by 





Valentine, Leiia M 158 

Vanaman, William 153 

Volkhardt, William 145 


Waller, John W 133 

Walter, George. 99 

^ Walter Family 99, 100 

Walton, Charles W 157 

Watkins, Cornelia 131 

Way, Alice 112 

Webb, Charlotte 100 

** Emma 139 

*' Mary J 98 

Webster, Charles E 154 

George 153 

West, Mark H 114 

" Ethel B 160 

Weldin, Beulah M 152 

Estella 152 

•• George W 122 

J. Atwood 120 

" Jacob R 86 


Weldin, L. Cass 131 

** Mary 65 

Rebecca T 121 

Thomas Talley 121 

White, Henry 159 

Wickersham, Amos W 89 

Williams, Kate 130 

Williamson, Ida A 143 

Wilson, John 79 

** Rachel Ann 88 

** Sarah A 125 

William 88 

William L.,Jr 153 

Witsil, Bertha 107 

Wolf, Nellie J 165 

Worrell, George W 147 

Worrough, John 57 

Worth, Emma 158 


Zebley, Elizabeth 84 

" Mary 121 

John 58 

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