They settled in Dyersville, Dubuque County, IA.; 1855 pre-empted 160 acres in Sections 14 and 15, St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN.; purchased additional land in Sections 23 and 26, eventually increasing his property to 340 acres.
In 1874 divided his farm between sons Fred and George, living with son Fred until his death at age eighty-three.
|Frederick Charles Talbot|
|George Butler Talbot|
He was known locally (affectionately) as "Father Talbot;" "a man faithful in all the relations of life;" He married in West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, on 31 Dec 1822, Sophia Butler, d. (perhaps) of John Butler and Hannah (or Anna) Butler; she b. (Somerset?) c. 1800; d. St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., U.S.A., Dec 1858; buried in Hillside Cemetery, St. Charles, MN.; 10 Jan 1853 Sophia's brother and sister-in-law wrote from Shepton Mallet, Somerset, in response to a letter from Sophia dated 1 Nov 1852
"tendering your health and welfare in every respect as dear as our own. Our great distance and long absence from each other makes us more anxious to gain all the information we can from each other. It will be a great consolation to us to hear from you at all convenient Seasons, and give us all the information you possibly can. Christmas is now over and we sincerely trust you have one and all enjoyed yourselves with the good Old English Fare which is duly appropriated to the season. I can assure you that you were not absent from our thoughts on that occasion. Although distance at the present time deprives us of a Verbal interview with each other, we sincerely trust that we shall be able to enjoy each others company, before the hand of Death shall be laid on us."
The following are the rest of his children with his wife Sophia Mary Butler.
|Mary Ann Talbot|
|Phyllis Sarah Talbot|
|William Talbot Jr|
Anna Talbot born 7 Apr 1830 and Robert Talbot born abt 1850