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 Benjamin Talbott
1848 -1852


He was born Jun 19, 1798, in Fairfax county Virginia.

He went to Kentucky, where he was married January 21, 1808, to Mrs. Frances Lumsford, whose maiden name was Johnson.  Her former husband, Mr. Lumsford was an overseer and was poisoned in Kentucky.  They had three children in Kentucky, and Mrs. Frances Talbott died November 17, 1817.  Benjamin Talbott was married April 8, 1818, to Elizabeth Johnson, sister of his first wife, and native of North Carolina.  They had two children.

Benjamin Talbott moved to Springfield, Illinois in 1826.  Soon after Benjamin came to Springfield, he acted as deputy sheriff and assessor, and filled other minor offices until 1836, when he was elected county recorder, which office he held until 1848, when under the constitution adopted that year, the office of recorder was merged into that of Circuit Clerk.  He was elected tot he latter office four years and after that had charge of the recorder's branch until his death in March of 1870.

Excerpted from History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County A Centennial Record by John Carroll Power Published 1876



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