Biography of Rescum H. Tallman
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Tallman, Rescum Handy, son of Stephen S. and Susan K. (Bosworth) Tallman, was born in the town of Westport. Bristol county, Mass., March 22, 1824. His parents removed to the town of Dartmouth when he was eight years of age, but he received his education in the public schools of Westporet, having been "bound out" to a farmer in that town. Mr. Tallman's entire life has been devoted to agriculture and he has lived on his present farm for twenty seven years. April 3, 1843. he married Catherine M., daughter of Isaac and Betsey (Dool) Sanford of Tiverton R. I., and of their union were thirteen children: Lucy, wife of Alling Gifford; Mary W., wife of Albert Fisk; Charles H., who was drowned at sea February 6, 1871; Betsey S., died February 18, 1867; Rescum, jr., died January 28, 1853; Isabella F., wife of Holder Gifford of Westport; Andrew F., died November 12, 1880; Laura J., died December 20, 1862; Clara E., wife of Nathan Cornell; Arthur S.; Ida M.; Nellie L., wife of Walter Pierce: and Albert R. Mr. Tallamn has been active in public affairs and has been road surveyor and school committeeman for a number of years.

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