John Talbott of West River
(Abt 1684-Between 1725/1725)
Mary Waters
John Merryman
(Abt 1701-)
Martha Livery
Edward Talbott of West River
Temperance Merryman
Benjamin Talbott


Family Links

1. Sarah Wilmott

Benjamin Talbott 1 2

  • Born: 11 Feb 1750, Baltimore, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Wilmott
  • Died: 5 Jan 1816 at age 65
  • Buried: Ridgely and Talbott Family Cemetery, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) 3

  Research Notes:

Source: The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland by J. D. Warfield (Baltimore, 1905), p. 530:
"Benjamin removed to Baltimore County and married Sarah Wilmott. Their daughter Harriet became the wife of Greenberry Ridgely..."

"The muster roll of Maryland shows the following Talbotts in the Revolution: Benjamin R. Talbott was with Thomas Lansdale Company, in 1776; Elisha Talbott was in the artillery at Annapolis in 1776; John Talbott was enlisted by John Eager Howard, in 1776; John Talbott, enrolled by Thomas Burke, was passed, in 1776..."
Is this the right Benjamin Talbott for all these lists?

From the book Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774 by Henry C. Peden, Jr., Westminster, Maryland, 1989, pp. 27-41:


"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.


"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... William Wells...Edward Talbott... Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Charles Ridgely (son William)... Elisha Dorsey... Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr....Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... Richard Owings... William Cockey... John Talbott (son Edward)... Richard Owings... William Slade... Edward Talbot... Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey...Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... Joshua Owings, Jr.... Samuel Owings... John Wells... Thomas Owings... Henry Butler... George Dorsey..."

Ibid., pp. 50-54:


[Among households and garrisons(?) listed are:]

Talbott, Edward; John Talbott; Benjamin Talbott; John Whethers; 4 negroes

Willmott, Robert; John Willmott; Negroes: Jim, Jack, Easter, Fanny, Passure

Willmott, John Sr.; Aquila Willmott; Negroes: George, Pompy, Hannah, Comfort, Lucy

Ibid., p. 89, pp. 104-105:


"This list of taxables is recorded in Reverend Ethan Allen's book entitled Historical Sketches of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Maryland which he compiled in 1855. A copy is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore. Each person named therein is followed by a number which represents the number of taxables in his house. This list, in 1774, only gives the household head by name. The list also contains names of persons in Rev. Dr. West's list in the year 1786/7, and these names (marked with an * asterisk) appear to have been in St. Paul's in 1774 as well.

"[Taxables in] PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED IN 1774"
[Among those listed are:]
Darby Lux - (B.R.U.)
Capt. Charles Ridgely - 13
Rebecca Talbot - 1
*Benjamin Talbott
Joseph Wells - 1

  Death Notes: has d. 5 Jan 1810. It is difficult to decipher in the photograph (could be either one). However, Historic Graves has 1816, so that is probably correct.

  Burial Notes:

In Memory of Benjamin Talbott, son of Edward and Temperance, Born Feb. 11, 1750; Died Jan. 5, 1816.
"Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God."

Benjamin married Sarah Wilmott. (Sarah Wilmott was born on 27 Dec 1749, died on 8 Jan 1815 and was buried in Talbott Family Burial Ground, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).)


1 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), p. 530.

2 Ridgely, Helen W, Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia (New York: The Grafton Press, 1908.), p. 129.


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