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Rev. Edward TALBOTT

Male 1764 - 1853


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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Born  4 Jun 1764  Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Reference Number  448 
    _UID  55220CA1FB95EA4C96FD198DC97F1F41CB30 
    Died  1853  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I10519  Marshall and Allied Families
    Last Modified  3 Apr 2014 

    Father  Edward TALBOTT,   b. 7 Apr 1726, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1775 
    Mother  Margaret SLADE,   b. 18 Sep 1742 
    Married  7 Apr 1763 
    _UID  FBE2B7E76E54B9449FC57BD18F09A82D5733 
    Family ID  F3264  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth STANDIFORD,   b. 1760,   d. 1841, Butman County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Nov 1786 
    _UID  FF06CCBFA5D2D846956F458BEC7BCCF52181 
    Children 
     1. John Standford TALBOTT
     2. Othneal TALBOTT
     3. Benjamin TALBOTT
     4. Lorenzo TALBOTT
    >5. William TALBOTT,   b. 15 Sep 1784, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1872, Green Castle, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. David TALBOTT,   b. 6 Jan 1786, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. James TALBOTT,   b. 19 May 1787, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Edward TALBOTT,   b. 30 Jan 1789, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Luther Jarrett TALBOTT,   b. 10 Aug 1795, Meade County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1857, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Nancy TALBOTT,   b. 15 Jun 1800, Meade County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    >11. Aquilla Standiford TALBOTT,   b. 13 Nov 1805, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    >12. Thomas Asbury TALBOTT,   b. 23 Jul 1808, Meade County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3261  Group Sheet

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    Talbot, Rev. Edward
    Talbot, Rev. Edward
    The ordination of Rev. Edward Talbott - From "The History of Methodism in Kentucky" By The Rev. A.H. Redford, D.D., Volume I., Southern Methodist Publishing House Nashville, Tennessee, 1870
    Talbott, Rev. Edward
    Talbott, Rev. Edward
    Pages 98 and 99 from: "Descendants of Richard and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Poplar Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, MD"
    Compiled by
    Ida Morrison (Murphy) Shirk
    Baltimore, Maryland, 1927

  • Notes 
    • From the "Calvert County Maryland Genealogical Newsletter", Volume III No. 3, June, 1992, page 2. He was one of the first licensed Methodist Ministers in America. (From a letter that Ruth Elizabeth Talbot sent to me - DWM)

      Talbott 0009 & 0010 - He was ordained by Bishop Asbury during the Western Annual Conference held at Bethel Academy, Kentucky, October 6, 1800. After that he served as a preacher in Shelbyville, Kentucky for the Methodist
      Episcopal Church.


      "The History of Methodism in Kentucky," By the Rev. A. H. Redford, D. D. Volumn, Southern Methodist Publishing House, 1870, pg. 332 - The session lasted but two days, and as the Journal is brief, we copy it entire:


      Journal of the Western annual Conference held at Bethel Academy, Kentucky, October 6, 1800. Members present: Frances Asbury, Richard Whatcoat, William McKendree, William Burke, John Sale, Hezekiah Harriman, Benjamin Lakin,; readmitted, Lewis Hunt, Thomas Allen, and Jeremiah Lawson.


      "Who are admitted on trial?
      "Answer: William Marsh, Benjamin Young.

      "What local preschers are elected to the office of deacons?
      Answer: Richard Tilton, Edward Talbot, William Thompson, Isaac Pavey, Reuben Hunt, Elisha Bowman, Jacob James, A. Blackman, Jonathan KidwellBenjamin Northcutt, Joshua West, James Garner, Jesse Griffith, Philip Taylor.

      "Who have located this year?
      Answer: Thomas Allen.
      Benjamin Lakin, Jeremiah Lawson Lewis Hunt and Thomas Allen ordained to the office of deacons.

      The preachers' deficiences for six months are as follows: William Burke 2lb 17s 6d; Hezekiah Harriman 7lb 19s 0d; John Sale 6lb 16s 6d; Lewis Hunt 0lb 18s 2d; Jeremiah Lawson 5lb 15s 5d; Benjamin Young 3lb 5s 6d; Thomas Allen 11lb 2s 0d. Total 38lb 14s 3d.


      Conference adjourned to meet again at Ebenezer, State of Tennessee, October 1, 1801.



      " Test F. Asbury
      "William Burke, Secretary.




      Descendants of Richard and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Popular Knowle West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Compiled by Ida Morrison (Murphy) Shirk. Originally published in Baltimore, Maryland, 1927. Reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1995, pg. 98.

      Marshall 0275b, p. 3 & 275d, p. 5 - Their marriage license gives his name as Edmund and her name as Sandeford. I do not have a copy of the license. That information was sent to me by Orville & Rose McArthur.
    • Rev. Edward Talbott was the only child of Edward and Margaret (Slade) Talbott and was born after his father's death and raised by his grandmother Slade. He was one of the first Methodist ministers. The following is from a sketch by Rev. L. W. Berry, D.D., president of Indiana Asbury University, made after an interview with him on his eighty-eighth birthday anniversary, when a large number of his kindred and friends gathered around his table and altar:

      "Intimately associated with Bishops Asbury and McKendree in planting early Methodism in the West--his house for years, being the home of itinerant ministers, when houses were scarce and far distant from each other--bearing a name of which Asbury makes honorable mention in his journal.

      **Father Talbott was born in Baltimore Co., Md on what was called My Lady's Manor, April 6, 1764. His parents were not members of any church, and he enjoyed in his early life, few advantages either religious or scientific. At the age of seventeen he was drafted in the second draft of the select militia of the Maryland line.

      He was not subject to be called out until the first draft was exhausted. Before this took place the Revolutionary War terminated, by the defeat of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. At the age of twenty-six, Mr. Talbott united with the
      Methodist Episcopal Church. At that time, this was a step often involving serious consequences. Not unfrequently did it alienate friends, affect injuriously one's reputation, and the result was very annoying, if not dangerous, persecutions. The small band of devoted Christians with whom Mr. Talbott united did not exceed half a dozen. In holding their meetings, especially at night, they were often assailed, and all means employed short of actual violence to intimidate them.

      In December, 1783, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Standiford. In 1841, she departed this life.

      ***In 1796, with a family consisting of his wife, eight sons and two slaves, he emigrated to Shelby co., Kentucky. His journey to his new home was attended with some peril. When he reached his new residence, he found, of the church of his
      choice, only four members. These he organized into a class. Great was the success of his ministry. Associated with Thomas Mitchell, another local preacher, he traveled extensively.

      **In this way, societies were formed.

      **Few
      men in a local sphere ever labored more or realized greater success. Mr. Talbott was too conscientious to be the permanent owner of slaves. He manumitted those he brought with him to the West. In 1801 he was ordained in Kentucky a deacon by Bishop Asbury, and in1810 the Western Conference met at New Chapel, in his neighborhood, and it ministers (among them Asbury and McKendree) were entertained at his house.

      In October 1831, he moved to Putnam Co. Indiana. He was the father of thirteen children, twelve of whom were raised to maturity, and eight of whom are now living, the oldest being
      sixty-eight. All but two of these children are members of the church. He has lived to see his children of the fourth generation. All reside within a circuit of two miles.

      There are sixty-seven grandchildren and five dead; ninety-six great grandchildren living and thirteen dead; two great-great grandchildren. Thus he has seen one hundred and ninety-six of his descendants.

      His family Bible, with its record, was destroyed by fire, and a book in which his grandson, Thomas E. Talbott, noted many things which he had told him about the family, has been mislaid or lost.

      The Baltimore co. license for the marriage of Edward Talbott and Elizabeth Standiford is dated 22 Nov. 1783, and the minister's name given is Rev. Davis, Baptist. About sixteen months after his marriage, his grandfather died, bequeathing him nearly all his estate.

      During the Whiskey insurrection, 1794, he was drafted into the army, and while standing in line with his company, preparatory to being mustered in, his class leader presented him with a license to preach, and his captain promptly
      discharged him. This incident is recalled by his grandson, Thomas E. Talbott, who has preserved the parchment certificate of ordination, 1801, signed by Bishop Asbury.

      In Sept., 1802, a quarterly meeting continuing four days was
      held at Edward Talbott's, four miles from Shelbyville, a great crowd of people and preachers attended, and this also was a time of power of God to many souls.

      I will give here a specimen of Kentucky hospitality on such occasions. I think Brother Talbott must have provided for forty or fifty person, besides a number of horses. He prepared a large pen for the horses. Every man took care
      of his own horse, and had directions to go into the cornfield and cut as much corn as he pleased to give to his horse. Perhaps an acre or more was cut down in this way."

      (Recollections and Reflections of an Old Itinerant, by Rev.
      Henry Smith.

      William Slade, 15 Feb. 1785, bequeathed to his wife, Elizabeth, one-third of his land, with reversion to his grandson, Edward Talbott; and to said grandson the remaining two-thirds of the land, known as William's lot; gray horse called Chester, and negro Shandy; to his granddaughter, Cassandra Hughes, negro Pompey and feather bed and furniture; to his daughter Margaret Hughes, 20 pounds
      specie; all the rest of his estate to his wife during widowhood, and if she married, to his to said grandchildren.

      The will was proved 9 April 1785 (Balto Co. Wills Vol.__, p. 15)
    • I have a GEDCOM file from Carolyn Carson (Jcarson@indy.tds.net) dated 3/7/2000 that gives his birth date as April 6, 1764.