Tallmadge, Alanson, was born in Greenfield, Saratoga county, May 25, 1820, the only surviving child of five
born to Seth and Bethenia Tallmadge. In 1830 the family came to West Groton, where the father was a cooper and
farmer; but after a time they moved to Cayuga county, where Mr. Tallmadge died. Alanson was brought up to the cooper's
trade, working at it several years, and teaching for a number of terms winters. In 1855 he bought the Guernsey
farm of eighty acres, on which he now lives. At that time, it was considered unprofitable property, but Mr. Tallmadge,
by good management and industry, has succeeded in making it one of the best and most productive farms in the town.
The old buildings were long ago removed, and in their place are large and substantial structures. In 1843 Alanson
Tallmadge married Melvina Weeks, by whom he had five children: Hanford J., of Ithaca, Edgar, of West Groton; Seymour,
now in the West; Laura, wife of George Cutter; Ella M., and Lewis, of West Groton, and Chalmer, who died in infancy.
Mrs. Tallmadge died July 14, 1860, and February 26, 1878, Mr. Tallmadge married widow Lorena B. Hatch, daughter
of Daniel Buck of Lansing. Mr. Tallmadge is a Prohibitionist, and both he and his wife are members of the Lansing
and Groton Baptist church.
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