Biography of Joseph R. Tallman
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Tallman, Joseph Ricketson, was born in New Bedford, Mass., February 9, 1845, a son of J. R. and Jane (Ellis) Tallman. His early education was obtained in the private schools of New Bedford and at the Friends' Academy. At the close of his school days he entered a counting house in New Bedford as a clerk and remained about two years, when he went to Boston as an accountant with what was afterward The Hall Rubber Co. After staying in Boston about two years he came to Taunton and was employed by Samuel Colby in the clothing business In 1869 he went with S. A. Williams in the insurance business; afterwards was admitted as a partner and in 1889 he bought Mr. Williams's share and since that time has cariied it on under his own name. Mr. Tallman was married in November, 1868, to Ruth Leonard, daughter of Otis P. and Abby A. Smith of Taunton, and they have one son, Harry Bassett Tallman.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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