Friday, August 19, 2016

Talbot Treasure's

WILLIAM TALBOT, chr. West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, 1 Feb 1804; d. St. Charles, Winona County, MN., U.S.A., 11 Feb1887, of apoplexy; buried at Hillside Cemetery, St. Charles, MN.; He was a farmer; "claimed he had been bewitched in England;" arrived in New York on 17 May 1852, with nine family members aboard the Bellona.    


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

Sarah Talbot


Henry Talbot

Phyllis Sarah Talbot


William Talbot Jr

Two children that do not have photo's are 
Anna Talbot born 7 Apr 1830 and Robert Talbot born abt 1850

"William and Sophia (Butler) Talbot's home on Festina Farm"
located on William Talbot's 1855 homestead, Section 23, St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN.; foreground, Albert "Bert" Talbot (left) and Florence Talbot; back, l. to r.: Fred Talbot, William Talbot (seated), hired hand Will Walker, and Mrs. Fred (Sarah Whiting) Talbot, early 1880's

"Cow bell that belonged to William Talbot"
the inscription reads, "The cowbell which was on the lead cow of Great Grandpa William Talbot's herd, driven by Grandpa Fred Talbot when he came to St. Charles, Minn. from Dyersville, Iowa 1854" (they actually moved to Minnesota in 1855)


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