Some records of Lincoln now Sagadahoc, Maine

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  • ID: I421
  • Name: Peleg Tallman
  • Surname: Tallman
  • Given Name: Peleg
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 Apr 1836 in Bath, Lincoln, Maine, United States 1
  • Death: 15 Apr 1863 in Columbus, Hickman, Kentucky, United States
  • _UID: EEBDE0177C8CFB45AAB7615078329E216567
  • Note:
    From the book, "The Life and Times of Samuel Gorton", by Adelos Gorton, Call number R929.2 G675, pg.569:

    "6230. PELEG8 TALLMAN (Henry7 Peleg6 Peleg5 Elizabeth4 Samuel3 John2 Samuel1), born April 18, 1836, at Bath, Maine, married, Sept. 29, 1857, Maria Hudson, born Oct. 26, 1838, living at Syracuse, N. Y. He died April 15, 1863. Maria married (2) William Sweet.

    Children:
    9749. HENRY PAINE TALLMAN, born Oct. 7, 1858, died July 2, 1859.
    9750. FRANK G. TALLMAN, born Jan. 26, 1860, married Annie M. Dickey.
    9751. PELEG TALLMAN, born October 13, 1861."

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

    Honorable Peleg Tallman 1764-1841, His Ancestors and Descendants, By William M. Emery. Printed for privet distribution 1935.

    PELEG TALLMAN This article is from the above book. Data is for research Only. Not for publication.

    WITH the coming on the scene of the third generation the trend of the Tallman saga shifts from the picturesque Kennebec, from New England State Houses and Court Houses and the Capitol at Washington, to the Middle West of the middle nineteenth century -- the era of the land fever, of unstable currency, of wildcat banks, and tricky real estate titles. The second Peleg Tallman,
    inheriting the family pluck and ambition, fared forth, like his grandfather, to battle for a fortune in new fields. But the fates were not propitious. Through no fault of his own, success continually eluded his eager grasp, and in his young manhood he fought in vain his last battle - against the common foe of all men.

    Elder son of Henry Tallman by his first wife, Sarah Fitts, Peleg Tallman was born in Bath April IS, IS36. All the educational advantages of that day mere his. In his thirteenth year, with his brother James, he was sent to the afterward famous Little Blue School for boys in Farmington, Maine, of which the founder and principal was Samuel P. Abbott, a Bowdoin graduate, and brother of the well-known authors, Jacob and John S. C. Abbott. There the lads apparently bearded with an "Uncle Samuel" and "Aunt Hannah," not now identified. A sheaf of letters written to her sons in I848 and I849 by Mrs. Sarah F. Tallman, preserved by her grandson, Frank G. Tallman, gives a glimpse of the school days of the boys. The missives reveal the kindly, sympathetic attitude of the mother toward the sons whom she worshipped, coupled with adjurations to both to be good boys, and take the best of care of their health.

    Peleg, as the elder, must keep watch over "Jemmy." She besought them to be kind to their teachers, for "kindness begets kindness." Occasionally she took them to task for not writing home more frequently. While she was glad they were contented and happy in their new surroundings, they were much missed at home. "Sis is very lonely without you; if I mention your names she cries."' "Sis," the fifth member of the happy home circle, was Georgianna Tallman, then about eight years of age. There was some amusing banter when the lads complained they were outgrowing their jackets, coupled with advice as to what must be done under the circumstances. The parents and "Sis" visited the brothers several times. Peleg was subject to croup, which gave his mother much anxiety. An epidemic of influenza swept over Maine, to which Peleg fell a victim, and an attack of croup followed. James' eleventh birthday fell on February 2, I549, and late in January Mrs. Tallman forwarded some goodies, relative to which she gave the following instructions:

    I send you the cake I forgot to fetch with me, and a drum of figs for James to treat the boys with on his birthday eve, which will come off next Friday. I wish you to ask for a dish, take off the top layer, and give them to Aunt Hannah for herself. Then in the eve take out enough for the boys, and pass them around, and send some over to Aunt Clara. Give John and Peleg a good lot, and if they hold out keep some for another day. Tell Peleg i shall send him something for his birthday.

    Peleg was thirteen the following April, and the fond mother sent a loaf of cake and a supply of oranges, together with two boxes of jelly for Mrs. Abbott. Complimentary reports as to the behavior and progress of the boys came several times from Principal Abbott, regarding one of which Mrs. Tallman, with maternal pride, noted:

    I am glad to hear so good an account of you and James, the' it is no more than I anticipated. Still, we are all liable to disappointment.

    To one of the mother's letters to Peleg Judge Tallman added a "few words." His ambitions for his sons are shown in the following extract:

    Our most anxious wish is for the happiness of yourself and James; that you may improve in all good things, become well acquainted with your studies, do honor to Mr. Abbott's school by proficiency in your studies. You and James must exert yourselves to become masters of all you study or read or try to learn, in order that you may hereafter be qualified to perform your duties when you mingle in the more active duties of life. I am persuaded you will so act that hereafter you may have no cause of regretting neglected opportunities or time wasted in useless or injurious concerns. If you so conduct, your future life will be strewn with pleasures and the choicest flowers of enjoyment will ever surround your path; a perpetual sunshine will enliven your ways; the satisfaction of knowing that you have performed your duties will forever remove from you all the dark spots that are found in the path of those who learn to do evil. For the sake, then, of your mother and myself I believe you and James will strive to become better and better, till at last you may be called the best boys in the school.
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    Father: Henry Tallman b: 2 Aug 1806 in Bath, Lincoln, Maine, United States
    Mother: Sarah Fitts b: 1808 in Bath, Lincoln, Maine, United States

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    • Married: 29 Sep 1857 in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States 1
    Children
    1. Has No Children Henry Paine Tallman b: 7 Oct 1858 in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States
    2. Has No Children Peleg Hudson Tallman b: 13 Oct 1861 in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States

    Sources:
    1. Title: Talman/Tallman Families
      Author: Herbert S. Ackerman
      Publication: 1953; Reprint of original book
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