|Benjamin B. Tallman
Born May 25, 1812
Romancy Miller Tallman
Born April 10, 1819
||Benjamin B. Tallman, the second child of John "Squire" and Elizabeth Harrison Tallman, was probably born May 25, 1812, in Canal Winchester, Ohio. His first marriage was to Sarah Glanville. It was held December 24, 1833. To this marriage only one daughter, Sarah Jane, was born on January 2, 1836. She married David Edwin Silver on January 3, 1858 at Western in Linn county, Iowa. Sarah Jane died December 17, 1889. Many Silver descendants live in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. According to the cemetery records published in the Greater Tallman Family Newsletter (issue 11, Autumn 1987, p. 3) Sarah Glanville Tallman died in January, 1836, and was buried in the Tallman Reservation of the Union Grove Cemetery near Canal Winchester, Ohio. This is the same time that her daughter, Sarah Jane was born, so it is probable that the mother died due to complications of childbirth..
Benjamin's second marriage was to Romancy Miller on October 23 or 25, 1836 or 1837. She was born April 10, 1819, in Millersport, Ohio. She died January 31, 1911, in Rippey, Iowa, and is buried in the Rippey Cemetery (Block 2, Lot 38, Grave 3). According to a paper that can be found in the Iowa Historical Department Library in Des Moines written by someone named Terrill, Romancy was the daughter of John and Anna Smootz Miller.
The children of Benjamin Tallman are as follows:
Around 1848, Benjamin, his brother John, and, perhaps their brother David, moved to Jones county, Iowa. The children through Eliza E. had been born in Ohio, but Nathaniel was born in Jones county in 1849. Sometime in the 1850s, Benjamin moved his family to the next county to the west—Linn county. He was involved with the United Brethren Church which founded a town and college at Western. Benjamin was the farm agent and resident agent of the college for many years. At one time he served on the Board of Regents. One of his jobs was to operate the college farm. The farm provided a work/study program for needy students as well as a means for the college to earn outside income.
Source: By Robert A. J. Thorpe, reprinted from The Greater Tallman Family Newsletter, December, 1987.
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