WILLIAM TALBUT, farmer, P. O. LaFayette, was born in the town of Virgil, Cortland Co., N. Y., July 16, 1814,
a son of William and Elizabeth (Preston) Talbut, natives of Otsego and Herkimer counties, respectively. They were
among the early settlers of Cortland county, and followed farming there up to the time of their death, being hard
working, Christian people. William Talbut, the subject of these lines, received but a limited education. In 1836
h e married Miss Esther Maria Steele, a native of Connecticut. and a settler of Otsego county, N. Y. February 9,
1846, they came to McKean county and lo cated on their present farm, clearing and improving the same. They reared
eight children, all of whom are deceased except the following named three: Esther, wife of A. J. Parker, of Smethport,
Penn.; Mary, wife of S. T. Aidridge, of Wellsville, Penn., and Amelia, wife of Lyman Merrill, of Potter county.
Mr. Talbut is a supporter of the Republican party, and has served as justice of the peace five years, also as school
director, supervisor, etc. He and his wife are members of the Congregational Church, but as they have no church
near them, are not regular attendants of any. They are among the early families of the county, and are highly respected
in the community in which they dwell.
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
McKean County, PA Biographies
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