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                                      SARGEANT TALBOT
                                    Cook County, Illinois


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        Bobbie, added May 2001.

Album of Genealogy and Biography Cook County, Illinois p45-46

SARGEANT TALBOT, who is a self-made man in the strictest sense of the word, 
was born Jan 11, 1819, in the parish of Lorsen, Suffolk, England.  His 
parents were Thomas and Hannah (Gritts) Talbot.  His grandfather, Sargeant 
Talbot, was an English overseer.  The maternal grandfather was also English, 
and came from London.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Talbot and their 7 children emigrated from their 
native land in 1833, and located in Herkimer County, near Utica, NY.  He 
later purchased a farm in Oneida County.  He remained on a farm until his 
death, which occurred about the year 1876.  He was born in Sussex, England, 
near the place where Sargeant, his son and the subject of this article, was 
also born.  Mrs. Thomas Talbot died about 1875.  Her children were: Eliza, 
Sargeant, William, Thomas, Marie, Sophia, Annie and Edward.

Sargeant Talbot received but scant education and remained on his father's 
farm until he was 20 yrs of age.  He came to Chicago in the fall of 1842, and 
went into the employ of John Gage as teamster for a flour mill, which was 
located on Van Buren Street, where the bridge now is.  The mill burned in 
1856.  He remained thus employed until 1853, and then removed to California.  
After 3 months he returned and purchased a farm on the Des Plaines River, on 
mile south of East Wheeling.  He owned 200 acres and remained on this farm 
until 1873, when he sold and removed to Englewood.  He has since that time 
been engaged in teaming, owning as many as 13 teams of horses.

Being very successful, he was enabled in 1892, to build a 3 story brick 
residence building at No. 6658 State Street.  Mr. Talbot has resided in the 
old house on this site since 1882. (Transcriber note:  The inconsistency in 
this paragraph is not a transcription error, but is as it appears in the 

Mr. Talbot was married April 9, 1842, to Miss Marie Copsey, daughter of 
John and Mary (Talbot) Copsey.  Mrs. Talbot was born in Suffolk, near 
Cambridge, England, Nov 3 1824.  She died Jul 19, 1898, mourned by many 
friends and relatives.  Mr. and Mrs. Talbot became the parents of 7 children. 
Andrew Jackson, the eldest, was born Jan 11, 1844, and died Apr 9, 1846.  
Andrew Jackson, named for the US president of that name, was born Jul 22, 
1846, and resides at Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois.  Mary Adelaide 
was born Mar 26, 1848, married Charles C. Webster, a builder by occupation; 
they reside at No. 6448 Morgan Street, Chicago.  Frances Adelaide, born Feb 
3, 1853, died on the 18th of October, 1853. Walter George, the next in order 
of birth of the children of Sargeant Talbot, was born Nov 3, 1854, and married 
Kate E. Smith, daughter of William Henry and Margaret Ann (Quackenbush) Smith, 
May 3, 1887.  The children of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Talbot are: Clarence Arthur, 
born May 1, 1888; Robert Edwin, Jun 17, 1893; Norman Webster, March 26, 1895, 
and Alice Adelaide, Oct 31, 1897.  William, the sixth child of S. Talbot, died 
at the age of 2 years, while Clarence died when 17 yrs old, in October 1881.

Mr. Talbot is a man of very mild manner, an agreeable gentleman to 
converse with, and a man of much force of character.  He is not demonstrative, 
but is governed by a quiet, but firm and persistent nature.
Though never blessed with educational advantages of the best, he is, however, 
accomplished more than many men who have had the best opportunities.  His 
fine property at No. 6658 State Street, is but one tangible proof of this 
fact.  His son, Walter Talbot, resides with him at this number.  All that 
could be bestowed by a loving son on a parent is showered on his father by 
Walter G. Talbot.  This happy home suffered a terrible affliction when death 
separated the loving mother from those of this earth, in Jul, 1898.  She was 
highly respected by all who knew her and reverenced beyond limit by her 
children.  She has passed threescore and ten years at the time of her death.	

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