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Susanna Way (Tallman)

Also Known As: "Beckwith"
Birthplace: Portsmouth, (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Lyme, New London County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Peter Tallman and Ann Tallman
Wife of Joseph Beckwith and George Way
Mother of Anna Sarah Minor and Joseph Beckwith
Sister of Mary (Tallman) Pearce; Elizabeth Lawton; Ann Sarah Lee; Dr. Peter Talman; Joseph Tallman and 2 others
Half sister of Robert Durfee; Thomas Durfee; William D. Durfee; Anne Potter; Benjamin Durfee and 13 others

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About Susanna Way

  • 'The genealogical dictionary of Rhode Island: comprising three generations of ... By John Osborne Austin
  • Pg. 457 /115
  • TALLMAN, Peter (p. 196, 1st col.) came from Hamburg, Germany, of a burgher family, which probably originated in Schleswig-Holstein. He was born about 1623, probably the son of Heinrich and Ann Tuelmon of Humburg and was made a burgher of that City 14 Aug. 1646. Soon after he emigrated to Barbados, where on 2 Jan. 1649 (?1649/9) he married in Christ Church Parish, Anne, daughter of Philip and Anne Hill of that parish. Soon after, he came to Rhode Island. On 2 June 1648 he contracted with Nathaniel Maverick to transport him, with his goods, in the ship Golden Dolphin to New England. He occurs on 5:12:1650 as "Peter Talmon of Newport on Rhode Island apothecary" (Aspinwall, pp. 209, 370). He was at New Amsterdam in 1651 and was trading with Delaware. He was at Hartford and on 20 May 1652 he was styled "Dutchman" in the Conn. records. He was residing at Flushing and New Amsterdam 1655-1658, but was a Freeman at Newport, R. I., in 1655.
  • Pg. 458 /116
  • On 4 Oct. 1655, he bought a house and lot in New Amsterdam, and on 25 May 1658, "Pieter Taelman burgher and inhabitant of New Amsterdam," sold the same to Dirck Jansen van Daventer (N.Y. City Rec., Dutch Deeds, Bk, A. pp. 95, 135). He returned to Rhode Island and settled at Portsmouth in 1658. Bought lands on the Taunton River in Plymouth Colony (now Dighton, Mass.) and at Dartmouth, as well as a considerable tract on Martha's Vineyard. He was Commissioner in 1661 at Warwick, R. I. In 1665 his wife Anne was sentenced to be whipped for adultery. He deposed at Portsmouth on 13 March 1702/3, aged 80 years or thereabouts, that he was born in Hamburg and went to Barbados, where he married at Christ Church Parish, Anne, daughter of Philip and Anne Hill, and thereafter removed to R. I. with his wife's mother, who remarried Mr. John Elton and removed to Flushing and later to Staten Island and eventually went with her son Robert Hill to Virginia, where as he had heard, she married once more, a Capt. Hudson. Dr. Peter Tallman of Guilford, Conn., was his son (Portsmouth Town Records).
    • Peter of Guilford (2nd col.) on 5 Nov 1703 sold land at Dragon Swamp in Furnham Parish, Rappahannock Co., Va., as heir of Robert Hill (his uncle) of Rappahannock Co., Va. (Essex Co., Va., Deeds, Bk. 11. p. 115).
    • ' Anne (2nd col.) married Joseph Beckett [Beckwith] of New London.
    • Delete the nameless daughter, "___ married William Potter."
  • (New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Reb., Vol. 69, p. 90; Vol. 87. pp. 69-74.)
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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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  • Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy: May 5 2016, 16:11:04 UTC
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Susanna Way's Timeline

Portsmouth, (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
April 14, 1677
Age 15
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Colony
April 15, 1679
Age 17
Lyme, New London Co., CT
Age 55
Lyme, New London County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States