Elihu Akin Tallman

Male 1781 - 1867  (86 years)


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  • Name Elihu Akin Tallman  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 28 Mar 1781  New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Sep 1867  Tallmanville, Preston Twp., Wayne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Stanton Hill Cemetery, Shehawken, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I42537  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors William Tallman, Jr.,   b. Abt 1750, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1835, German Flats, Schuyler, Herkimer County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Relationship unknown 
    Mother Ancestors Rhoda Akin,   b. 15 Sep 1755, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1844, Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship unknown 
    Married 13 Feb 1774  Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Family ID F15872  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 17 Dec 1799  Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F15891  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the Ancestral File of Allen Donald Tallman - GEDCOM file from Ancestry.com

      CENSUS DATE 1830 Preston Twp, Wayne Co., PA roll#160, pg 158 CENS DATE
      1860 PLAC New Milford, Susquehanna Co, PA roll#1186, pg 558 DEAT DATE 9 SEP 1867 Wayne Co , PA Buried Stanton Hill Cem, Shehawken, Wayne Co, PA

      Cemetery record and History of Wayne Co say he was born in New Bedford, MA although I had it as Dartmouth from another source. At an early age was put on a "coasting" ship as a cabin-boy and cook, and subsequently learned the shoe-making trade. Went with his family to Saratoga, N.Y. in 1796. After his marriage to Lucretia there in 1799, they moved to Mt. Pleasant PA, where 2 of her sisters and her half-uncle, Samuel Stanton lived. He moved in and cleared a lot north of Mt. Pleasant on the old road 2 CONC east of where Joseph Tanner lived. Joseph Tanner did the 1801 assessment for taxes which lists Elihu. Subsequently he bought an ajoining lot about 60 rods east of where William Wright later lived. A few years later he bought and cleared a farm north of Joseph Dix. In 1806 he built 1 mile of the Cochecton and Great Bend (Newburg) Turnpike road. In 1813 he sold the original place to a Mr. Hall for $1,400 and bought the Godfrey Stevenson place at Atwater Hollow, built a saw-mill and moved in a carding machine. In 1818 he sold out to Heaton Atwater for $1,500 in patent rights and $1,500 in an exhibition of wax figures and paintings. After traveling thru a large part of New York, he sold them at a loss. The next spring he bought property in Susquehanna county with $750 down, which he lost. "In 1819 real estate and property had become so depreciated in value that father despaired of paying for his farm in Susquehanna county, and having more ambition than prudence, determined to retrieve his fortune and made a dash into the lumber woods and bought the Pine lot at Six mile, now Como." He bought 400 acres from Samuel P. Green (1821?) and finished the sawmill which was quite successful in supplying the first rafts of lumber to Stockport. In 1820 the Tallmans made up 12 of the 28 people living in what later became Preston Twp. In 1822 he bought "The Big Pine Lot" (Kryder lot) and his son Christopher and son-in-law David Babcock went to see it thru heavy snow and timber. In the spring of 1823 they moved there and he built a log house, a sawmill at the outlet of Stanton Pond (Island Lake), and cleared some "fallow". All of this property was in Scott Township, near the boundary with Preston, as Wayne was not formed until 1828. He also opened up a road from Pleasant Mount to Hale Eddy on the Delaware River. In 1824 he hired Miss Sarah Jane Stoddard to teach 4 or 5 children in an old log house on his place. A school built in 1829 or 1830 was the first public improvement made in the town. 1830 census listing in Preston Twp lists his family, next to (Christopher) Palmer Tallman, as: male 1=10-15, 2=15-20, 1=30-40, 1=40-50 fem 1=10-15, 1=15-20, 1=40-50 Listed in Susquehanna Co in the 1860 census as a farmer age 80 ($1,200 land, $200 prop), with his wife Lucretia. They are listed next to Oliver Perry Tallman and his family. Both are spelled Talman.

      The Above data came from Dave Wells email:

      Descendants of Peter Tallman Worksheet, June 1993 Chart No. 2 from Nancy Walkowski (Tallman News Letter)

      Email letter from George A. Larson II 16 Oct 1999 15:41

      Data below came from Helen O'Connor Email' dated 5 Jan 2000 03:5 8.

      Elihu Tallman: I record his birth as being in Dartmouth, because it is listed in Dartmouth V R. Later New Bedford was set off from Dartmouth and had its own VR. He may have been born in the New Bedford area before it actually became New Bed Regarding the story of Elihu beginning with the "cabin boy" credit should go to "History of Wayne County," Phineas G. Goodrich, 1880 and "History of Wayne, Pike and Monroe Co, Alfred Mathews 1886. (Available FHL-SLC) The complete list of children and their spouses for Elihu and Lucretia is from Wayne Co., Hist. Society. Also in a Wayne Independent newspaper article 10-31-1957, "The Tallmans of Wayne Co., by W. L. Dix, a great grandson of EIihu. (from WHS, but also found on film SLC) This article lists the death date of Lucretia as 1857! That's a mistake in the article.

      Other census records record Elihu as being in: 1800 & 1810 Mt. pleasant; 1820 Buckingham, 183 0 & 1840 Preston, all Wayne Co, PA and 1850 Colesville, Broome Co, NY with an 11 year old granddaughter Eunice Stanton.

      Rhoda Akin: d 23 Jun 1844, buried Tallman Farm, Schuyler, NY. (Hist Town of Schuyler); Daughter of Capt. Elihu Akin and Ruth Perry of Dartmouth.

      Children of William and Rhoda Tallman:

      - Eunice, b 29 Jan 1775, (DVR), d 26 Jul 1847, m John Burlingame (WHS)
      - Maribah, b 2 Feb 1777, (DVR) m (1) John Skiff and (2)John RusselI (WHS)
      - Deborah, b 23 Apr 1779, (DVR) m Jerry Gifford (WHS)
      - Phebe, b 9 May 1783, (DVR) m Stephen Sherman (WHS)
      - Ebenezer, b 31 Jul 1785, (DVR), d 27 Nov 1860, Schuyler, NY, m (1)Betsey (Elizabeth) Ford 28 June 1804, Reformed Church Schenectady, NY(LDS Film) (2)Hannah Barker of SchuyIer and (3)Maria Wheaon He had 21 children.

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      From Ancestry.com, "Desecendants of Tunis Wells and Other Surnames", by Dave Wells:

      "Born in Dartmouth, MA as listed in their vital records, although cemetery record and History of Wayne Co say he was born in New Bedford. At an early age was put on a "coasting" ship as a cabin-boy and cook, and subsequently learned the shoe-making trade. Went with his family to Saratoga, N.Y. in 1796. After his marriage to Lucretia there in 1799, they moved to Mt. Pleasant PA, where two of her sisters and her half-uncle, Samuel Stanton lived.
      His listing in the 1800 census has a male and female, both age 16-25. He moved in and cleared a lot north of Mt. Pleasant on the old road east of where Joseph Tanner lived. Joseph Tanner did the 1801 assessment for taxes which lists Elihu. Subsequently he bought an ajoining lot about 60 rods east of where William Wright later lived. A few years later he bought and cleared a farm north of Joseph Dix. In 1806 he built 1 mile of the Cochecton and Great Bend (Newburg) Turnpike road.
      In the 1810 census he is listed in Mt. Pleasant with ....
      In 1813 he sold the original place to a Mr. Hall for $1,400 and bought the Godfrey Stevenson place at Atwater Hollow, built a saw-mill and moved in a carding machine. In 1818 he sold out to Heaton Atwater for $1,500 in patent rights and $1,500 in an exhibition of wax figures and paintings. After traveling thru a large part of New York, he sold them at a loss. The next spring he bought property in Susquehanna county with $750 down, which he lost. "In 1819 real estate and property had become so depreciated in value that father despaired of paying for his farm in Susquehanna county, and having more ambition than prudence, determined to retrieve his fortune and made a dash into the lumber woods and bought the Pine lot at Six mile, now Como." He bought 400 acres from Samuel P. Green (1821?) and finished the sawmill which was quite successful in supplying the first rafts of lumber to Stockport. In 1820 the Tallmans made up 12 of the 28 people living in what later became Preston Twp. In 1822 he bought "The Big Pine Lot" (Kryder lot) and his son Christopher and son-in-law David Babcock went to see it thru heavy snow and timber. In the spring of 1823 they moved there and he built a log house, a sawmill at the outlet of Stanton Pond (Island Lake), and cleared some "fallow". All of this property was in Scott Township, near the boundary with Preston, as Wayne was not formed until 1828. He also opened up a road from Pleasant Mount to Hale Eddy on the Delaware River, called the Tallmanville Road, which runs west from Shehawken. In 1824 he hired Miss Sarah Jane Stoddard to teach 4 or 5 children in an old log house on his place. A school built in 1829 or 1830 was the first public improvement made in the town. 1830 census listing in Preston Twp lists his family, next to (Christopher) Palmer Tallman, as:
      male 1=10-15, 2=15-20, 1=30-40, 1=40-50 fem 1=10-15, 1=15-20, 1=40-50
      1840 shows him in Palmyra Twp with 1 son 40-50, himself as 60-70, and his wife 60-70.
      He and his wife are listed in Colesville, Broom Co NY in 1850. He is 70, b. Mass as a farmer with $1,800 of land. With him is Lucretia (69 b. NY) and his granddaughter Eunice Stanton, age 11 b. PA (dau of Rhoda).
      Listed in Susquehanna Co in the 1860 census as a farmer age 80 ($1,200 land, $200 prop), with his wife Lucretia. They are listed next to Oliver Perry Tallman and his family. Both are spelled Talman.
      The history of Schuyler, NY says he had 10 children and 80 grandchildren.
      His tombstone record for the Stanton Hill Cemetery lists his birthplace and year as 1781, his age and date of death as well as the names of Wm Tallman and Rhoda Akins as his parents.

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      From "Peter Tallman" Ged, by David Cornell, received 9 Feb 2007:

      "Elihu Tallman (Mar 28, 1781 - Sep 9, 1867) was born in New Bedford or Dartmouth, MA the son of William & Rhoda (Akin) Tallman. He moved to Mt. Pleasant, Wayne County in 1800 and in buried in Old Stanton Hill Cemetery, Shehawken, Wayne County, PA. He was the spouse of Lucretia Perkins. (photo coming tomorrow). The photos of Elihu & Lucretia came from Bruce Campbell of Anchorage, AK. He is a descendant of Christopher Palmer Tallman, son of Elihu & Lucretia.

      CENSUS DATE 1830 Preston Twp, Wayne Co, PA roll#160, pg 158 CENS DATE 1860 PLAC New Milford, Susquehanna Co, PA roll#1186, pg 558 DEAT DATE 9 SEP 1867 Wayne Co, PA Buried Stanton Hill Cem, Shehawken, Wayne Co, PA "
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1542] Email from Anne Freeman, dated 12 Feb 2000, Anne Freeman, (Name: 12 February 2000;).

    2. [S1526] WorldTree Database: "Descendants of David Akin of Newport, RI", Robert Larry Akin, (Name: Ancestry.com;).

    3. [S1521] Peter Tallman GEDCOM, David Cornell, (Name: 9 February 2007;).

    4. [S1517] "Hillard - Tallman GEDCOM," supplied by Hillard, 8 September 2010, compiled by Victor Grant Hillard Jr. [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE Derry, New Hampshire.

    5. [S1537] WorldTree Database: "The Ancestral File of Allen Donald Tallman", Allen Donald Tallman, (Name: 3 May 2004; Ancestry.com;).

    6. [S1590] Vital Records of Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA, to the year 1850: Vol II (Marriages), (Name: GenealogyLibrary.com;), 17 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1528] Vital Records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 volume II - Marriages, (Name: New Englang Historical Genealogical Society. Boston, Massachusetts. 1930;), F74.D25D23 vol.2., 17, 493 (Reliability: 3).