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.
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.
History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County A
Centennial Record by John Carroll Power Published