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Elizabeth Lawton (Tallman)

Birthplace: Portsmouth, (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Portsmouth, (Present Newport County), Province of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
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Daughter of Peter Tallman and Ann Tallman
Wife of Isaac Lawton and Isaac Lawton
Mother of Thomas Lawton; Thomas Lawton; Sarah Rogers; Ann Almy; Susanna Pearse and 9 others
Sister of Mary (Tallman) Pearce; Ann Sarah Lee; Dr. Peter Talman; Joseph Tallman; Susanna Way and 8 others
Half sister of Robert Durfee; Richard Durfee; Thomas Durfee; William D. Durfee; Anne Potter and 15 others

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About Elizabeth Lawton

  • Historical and genealogical miscellany; data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey (1903) Vol. V
  • http://www.archive.org/details/historicalgeneal05stil
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/historicalgeneal05stil#page/11/mode/1up/search/Tallman
  • 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: .....
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/historicalgeneal05stil#page/12/mode/1up/search/Tallman
  • 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.
    • 1 1 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.


  • The Rhode Island Historical Magazine, Volume 4 edited by Henry Edward Turner, Risbrough Hammett Tilley
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=k5g6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA195&dq=Elizabeth+Tallman+and+Issac+Lawton&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QP3wUqaXJ4-LkAfB2IHoCw&ved=0CD8Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Elizabeth%20Tallman%20and%20Issac%20Lawton&f=false
  • Pg.195
  • 14. ISAAC LAWTON, of Portsmouth, born Dec. 11, 1650. He was a deputy in 1696, '98, '99, 1704-6. He was an honest farmer and had three wives. The first was ___ Sisson, who died in childbed of her only child. He married 2d, March 1, 1674, Elizabeth Tallman, by whom he had all his children. His 3d wife, to whom he was married Oct. 11, 1701, was Naomi, widow of George Lawton and daughter of Bartholomew Hunt. She died Jan. 3, 1720. The children of Isaac Lawton were
    • I. Elizabeth, born February 16, 1675.
    • II. Sarah, born October 25, 1676.
    • III. Ann, born April 25, 1678.
    • IV. Isaac, born May 25, 1681.
    • V. Mary, born April 3, 1683.
    • VI. Isabel, born March 12, 1685.
    • VII. Thomas, born April 25, 1687.
    • VIII. Susanna, born April 3, 1689.
    • IX. Job, born April 28, 1691.
    • X. Ruth, born April 9, 1694.
    • XI. John, born Sept. 2, 1696.


  • The Shurtleff and Lawton Families: Genealogy and History By William Roy Shurtleff, Lawton Lothrop Shurtleff
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=RL5RAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA74&dq=Elizabeth+Tallman+and+Issac+Lawton&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QP3wUqaXJ4-LkAfB2IHoCw&ved=0CEQQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Elizabeth%20Tallman%20and%20Issac%20Lawton&f=false
  • Pg.74
    • The First Generation of Lawtons in America.
  • Thomas Lawton and George Lawton were the first Lawtons to arrive in North America. The immigrant ancestor of our Lawton line was Thomas Lawton, who was born in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England. Baptism records of Cranfield Parish, Bedfordshire, show that Thomas Lawton's first marriage was to Elizabeth Salsburie/Salisburie on 29 May 1635 in Cranfield, England. The daughter of John Salisburye and Margaret Crowley, she was born about 1616 in Cranfield.
  • Thomas and Elizabeth had six children, born between 1637 and 1650. The first was born in England and the rest in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island The second of these, Daniel Lawton, is our direct ancestor.
    • 1. Elizabeth Lawton. Baptized in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England on 10 Sept. 1637. She married Peleg Sherman on 25 July 1657 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. She died 16 Mar 1719/1720, probably in Kingstown, Rhode Island.
    • 2. Daniel Lawton. Born about 1639 in Portsmouth. Married Rebecca Mott in 1665 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. Died 28 June 1719 in Portsmouth.
    • 3. Rebecca Lawton. Born 1641 in Portsmouth. Married Gershom Mott in 1663. She died between 1670 and 1725.
    • 4. Ann Lawton. Born 1645 in Portsmouth. Married Giles Slocum on 26 March 1669 in Portsmouth. She died 1703 in Portsmouth.
    • 5. Sarah F. Lawton. Born 16 Sept. 1647 in Portsmouth. Married George Sisson on 1 Aug. 1667 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. She died 5 July 1718 in Portsmouth.
    • 6. Isaac Lawton. Born 11 Dec. 1650 in Portsmouth. He married (1) Mary Sisson in 1672 in Portsmouth. (2) Elizabeth Tallman on 3 March 1673/1674 in Portsmouth. (3) Mrs. Naomi Bartholomew Hunt on 11 Oct. 1701 in Portsmouth. He died 25 Jan. 1731/1732 in Portsmouth.
  • .... Thomas Lawton (often spelled "Layton") served as commisioner from Portsmouth ....
  • .... All of Thomas's children were born by his first wife, Elizabeth. She died some time after 16 November 1654, when she marked a deed at Portsmouth.
  • His second married, before 1674, was to Mrs. Grace (Parsons) Bailey, daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Parson and widow of William Bailey. ....


  • 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
  • http://www.landofthebuckeye.net/p1621.htm#i28084
  • 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
  • http://landofthebuckeye.net/ui281.htm


  • Elizabeth Tallman Lawton
  • b. ABT 1656 Rhode Island
  • d. 20 MAY 1701
  • Father: Peter TALLMAN, b. 20 FEB 1622/3; d. 1 APR 1708 Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
  • Mother: Ann HILL, b. ABT 1628
  • Marriage: 3 MAR 1673/4 Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
  • Spouse: LAWTON, Isaac, b. 11 DEC 1650 Portsmouth, Newport, RI; d. 25 JAN 1731/2 Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
  • Father: LAWTON, George
  • Mother: HAZARD, Elizabeth
  • Children:
  • Elizabeth Lawton
  • Sarah Lawton
  • Isaac Lawton
  • Mary Lawton, b. 3 APR 1683 Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
  • Isabel Lawton
  • Thomas Lawton
  • Susanna Lawton
  • Ruth Lawton
  • John Lawton
  • Ann Lawton
  • Job Lawton
  • Source: http://ww.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_b9.htm#16



Elizabeth Tallman Lawton

Birth: 1654

Death: May 20, 1701, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island

Father: Peter Tallman (1623 - 1708)

Mother: Ann Hill Tallman (1628 - ____)

She was the mother of 11 children.

Spouse: Isaac Lawton (1650 - 1731)


Susanna Lawton Pearce (1689 - 1768)

Burial: Unknown



Ref.: virtual cemetery at < http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=113574296 >

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Elizabeth Lawton's Timeline

Portsmouth, (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
October 25, 1676
Age 22
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
April 25, 1678
Age 24
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
April 3, 1683
Age 29
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
April 23, 1686
Age 32
April 25, 1687
Age 33
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
April 3, 1689
Age 35
Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
April 28, 1691
Age 37
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
April 9, 1694
Age 40
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States