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Benjamin Tallman

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Colonial America
Death: Died in Warwick, Kent County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Tallman of Henry Tallman and Joan Tallman
Husband of Patience Tallman (Durfee) and Deborah Tallman
Father of Benjamin Tallman; Mary Fish (Tallman); Deliverance Sisson (Tallman); Patience Fish (Tallman); William Tallman and 3 others
Brother of John Tallman; Jonathan Tallman; Mary "Mercy" Ruth Shaw (Tallman); James Tallman, M.D.; Ruth Tallman and 1 other
Half brother of Samuel Tallman; Joseph Tallman; Elizabeth Lawton (Tallman); Ann Sarah Lee (Tallman); Mary Pearce (Tallman) and 5 others

Occupation: Ship Captain
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About Benjamin Tallman

It is purported that Cole Porter, songwriter, is descended from Benjamin and Patience Durfee Tallman.

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  • 'The descendants of Thomas Durfee of Portsmouth, R.I (May 1902)
  • 1. THOMAS DURFEE, parents unknown. Born in England in 1643 ; died in Portsmouth, R. I., in July, 1712 ; married in Portsmouth, R. I, about 1664, to ___ , of Portsmouth, R. I. Their children were (born in Portsmouth, R. I.)
    • 2.— 1st. Robert, born March 10, 1665.
    • 3.— 2d. Richard.
    • 4.— 3d. Thomas.
    • 5.— 4th. William, born about 1673.
    • 6. — 5th. Ann.
    • 7. — 6th. Benjamin, born in 1679.
  • Mr. Durfee married a second time in Portsmouth, R. I., to Deliverance (Hall) Tripp (widow of Abiel Tripp), daughter of William and Mary ( ___ ) Hall. Born in Portsmouth, R. I., where she died in February, 1721. Their children were —
    • ' 8. — 1st. Patience.
    • 9. — 2d. Deliverance.
      • "1710, February 4th. Will proved 1712, July 14. Exx. wife Deliverance.
      • "To wife, housing and land in Portsmouth for life, and then to daughters, 'Patience Tallman', and Deliverance Durfee equally. ......
    • ' 8. Durfee, Patience (Thomas 1st). Daughter of Thomas and (2d wife) Deliverance (Hall) (Tripp) Durfee, of Portsmouth, R. I.; born in Portsmouth, R. I. ; died in Portsmouth, R. I., in 1723 ; married in Portsmouth, R. I., September 23, 1708, to Benjamin Tallman, of Portsmouth, R. I,, son of Peter and Joan (Briggs) Tallman. Born in Portsmouth, R. I., January 28, 1684. Died in Warwick, R. I., May 20, 1759. Their children were :
      • I. — Benjamin Tallman, born June 19, 1710; married at Warwick, R. I, in January, 1735, to Elizabeth Gorton, of Warwick, R. I., daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Collins) Gorton. Born in Warwick, R. I., September 26, 1709. .....
      • II. --Mary Tallman, born August 2, 1712; married in Portsmouth, R.I., October 22, 1730, to Daniel Fish, of Portsmouth, R.I., son of Robert and Mary (Hall) Fish, born in Portsmouth, R.I., May 17, 1707. Their children were: .....
      • III. Deliverance Tallman, born February 4, 1715; died in Portsmouth, R.I.; married in Portsmouth, R. I., July or August 2, 1741, to Richard Sisson, Jr., of Portsmouth, R.I., son of Richard and Ann (Card) Sisson. Born in Portsmouth, R.I., February 28, 1708; died in Portsmough, R.I., May 30, 1753. Their children were: .....
      • IV. -- William Tallman.
      • V. -- Patience Tallman, born April 6, 1721; died in Portsmouth, R.I., June 6, 1754 (as second wife) to John Sisson, of Portsmouth, R.I., son of Richard and Ann (Card) Sisson; born in Portsmouth, R.I., January 5, 1716; died in Portsmouth, R.I. ......
    • ' Benjamin Tallman, Sr., married a second time, June 7, 1724, to Deborah Cook, daughter of John and Mary ( ___ ) Cook. Their children were: .....
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  • ' Historical and genealogical miscellany; data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey (1903) Vol. V
  • The Tallmans of New Jersey are represented by several branches of the name having a common ancestor in Peter Tallman, I,who settled in Newport and Portsmouth, Rhode Island, where he died in 1708. Concerning him and his immediate issue, F. O. Austin supplies the following data: .....
  • 1708. The inventory of his estate was presented by his son James Tallman.
  • 1709, May 3. Administration having been given to Jonathan Tallman, he took acquittances, at this date, from his brothers and sisters, William Wilbur, Israel Shaw, Jonathan Tallman, James Tallman, 'Benjamin Tallman', Mary Pearce, Susanna Beckett, Peter Tallman, Isaac Lawton, William Potter, John Tallman, Joseph Tallman and Samuel Tallman.
  • Peter Tallman, Sr., married, first, Ann ___ ; second, 1665, Joan Briggs, who died about 1685; third, about 1686, Esther ___ who died before 1708. Issue
    • 2 Mary Tallman married John Pearce
    • 3 Elizabeth Tallman married Isaac Lawton
    • 4 Peter Tallman born Mch. 22, 1658, (son by first wife), a physician, married Anne Walstone.
    • 5 Anne Tallman married Stephen Brayton
    • 6 Joseph Tallman
    • 7 Susanna Tallman married Mr. Beckett
    • 8 Daughter married William Wilbur
    • 9 Jonathan Tallman married Sarah ___ .
    • 10 James Tallman, ancestor of the Shrewsbury, New Jersey, family.
    • 11 Daughter married William Potter
    • 12 John Tallman married Mary ___ ; settled at Flushing, Long Island; ancestor of the Burlington County, New Jersey, family.
    • 13 Daughter married Israel Shaw
    • ' 14 Benjamin Tallman (son by second wife).
    • 15 Samuel Tallman (son by third wife).
    • Concerning these children Austin contributes considerable information and mentions ninety-two of their children. But we are only interested in following James Tallman, 10, and John Tallman, 12, and their progeny.
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  • Peter Tallman
  • M, b. 20 February 1623, d. 1708
  • Peter Tallman was born on 20 February 1623 at Hamburg, Germany. He married Ann Hill, daughter of Phillip Hill and Ann (?), on 2 January 1649 at Christ Church, Barbados. Peter Tallman immigrated in 1649; To Barbados, 1647, then from Barbados to Portsmouth, Rhode Island about 1649, with first wife Ann Hill. He and Ann Hill were divorced in 1665; Adultery, complaint that she had a child by another man. Peter Tallman married Joan Briggs, daughter of Samuel Briggs, on 24 July 1665 at Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI. Peter Tallman married Esther (?) circa 1686 at Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI. Note: Deposition of Joseph Sheffield regarding a declaration made by Peter Tallman of Portsmouth on 13 March, 1702/3:
  • "Joseph Sheffield, one of Her Majesty's Assistants, testified that being in the house of Peter Tallman in Portsmouth March 13, 1702/3, Peter declared:
  • 'I am now 80 years of age and in the year 1647 I came from Hambrough to the Island of Barbados, and within two years after my arrival I married with Ann Hill the daughter of Phillip Hill and Ann his wife,' and he was married in Christ Church in said Island, and after seven or eight months after his marriage the said Tallman moved from the Island of Barbados to Rhode Island bringing with him his wife and wife's brother called Robert Hill, as likewise his wife's mother ... and further said Tallman declared to me the said deponent that the Peter Tallman whose habitation is now at Guildford in the County of New Haven in Connecticut is eldest lawfull son of said Peter Tallman." Peter Tallman died in 1708 at Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI.
  • Children of Peter Tallman and Ann Hill
    • Mary Tallman b. c 1651, d. 1720
    • Elizabeth Tallman+ b. c 1654, d. 20 May 1701
    • Ann Tallman+ b. c 1656, d. 1732
    • Peter Tallman+ b. 22 Mar 1658, d. 6 Jul 1726
    • Joseph Tallman b. c 1660, d. a 3 May 1709
    • Susannah Tallman b. c 1662
    • Sarah Tallman b. 1664, d. 1732
  • Children of Peter Tallman and Joan Briggs
    • Jonathan Tallman b. 1666, d. 1782
    • Mercy Ruth Tallman b. 1666
    • James Tallman+ b. c 1668, d. 1724
    • John Tallman b. 1672, d. bt 1707 - 1709
    • Ruth Tallman b. 1674
    • Peter Tallman b. c 1676
    • Nathaniel Tallman b. 1680
    • ' Benjamin Tallman+ b. 28 Jun 1684, d. 20 May 1759
    • Mary Tallman b. c 1686
  • Children of Peter Tallman and Esther (?)
    • Samuel Tallman b. 14 Jan 1687/88
    • Joseph Tallman b. 1691
  • Peter Tallman (1623 - 1708) was originally from Hamburg, Germany. He settled first about 1647 at Barbados, where he married his first wife Ann Hill, then in 1649 relocated to Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Peter and Ann were divorced in 1665 based on alleged infidelity of Ann, producing a child by another man. Peter Tallman then married Joan Briggs in July, 1665. Our descent is from Peter and Joan's son Benjamin (1684 - 1759) and his wife Patience Durfee, via their son William, born in Rhode Island, who married Anne Lincoln and lived at Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Of eleven children born to William and Anne Lincoln Tallman, only Benjamin lived to adulthood, to marry and have children of his own. Ben Tallman married Dinah Boone, daughter of Benjamin and Susannah (Liken) Boone in 1764 in Berks County.
  • Photos of:
  • The Tallman cemetery, on top of a hill in rural Pickaway County, Ohio
  • headstone for Benjamin and Dinah (Boone) Tallman
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-------------------- Benjamin Tallmans will was executed July 5, 55, proved August 13, 1759, named his wife Deborah as executrix, and made the following bequests: To son Benjamin, land in Portsmouth, with buildings; to daughter Mary Fish, 5 pounds; to daughter Deliverance Sisson, 50 pounds; to daughter Patience Tallman 45 poinds and new chest; to sons William and James 20 shillings each; to daughter Sarah Godfrey, a feather bed; to grandaughters, Bethaniah and Freelove Tallman, each a half of the bounty money that was their father's [John Tallman] on account of the expedition against Cape Breton; to wife, the homestead in Warwick, two acres, for life, and then equally to Grandsons William and Samuel, sons of James, with further provision should they die; to wife also, the whole of movable estate.

The inventory showed an estate of 498 pounds 15 shillings 11d., the personal property including wearing apparel, 26 pounds, shoemaker's tools, 20 pounds, 16 shillings and bond, 90 pounds.

Benjamin Tallman had 5 children by the first marriage Patience Durfee, daughter of Thomas and Deliverance (Hall) Durfee, who died about 1723;) and 3 by the second, DEborah Cook, daughter of John and Mary Cook, who died after 1759 (probably 1771)

This information is from Honorable Peleg Tallman 1764-1841: His Ancestors and Descendants by William M. Henry. Mr. Emery uses the following resources for his research: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vols 69 and 83; "Aspinwall Norarial Records;" Austin's "Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island"; "Arnold's "Vital Records of Rhode Island", "Colonial Records of Connecticut", vol. 1; "Records of New Amsterdam, 1653-1674", vols. 1 and 2; Banks' "History of Martha's Vineyard", vol 2; Plymouth Colony Records (printed copy), vol 5; town records of Portsmouth, RI --------------------

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Benjamin Tallman's Timeline

January 28, 1684
Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Colonial America
September 23, 1708
Age 24
Portsmouth, Newport County, Province of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
June 19, 1710
Age 26
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, Colonial America
August 2, 1712
Age 28
Portsmouth, Newport County, Province of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
February 4, 1714
Age 30
Portsmouth, Newport County, Province of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
March 25, 1720
Age 36
Tiverton, RI, USA
April 6, 1721
Age 37
Tiverton, Bristol County (Present Newport County), Province of Massachusetts (Present Rhode Island), (Present USA)
June 7, 1724
Age 40
Age 40
Portsmouth, Newport, RI
Age 50
Tiverton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts