|Birth: ||Jun. 17, 1840|
|Death: ||Apr. 25, 1916|
apparently also served as private, Co. K, 1st Regt., IL Calvary
In 1894 (1876 per 1900 Census) Asa Welles Tallcott married second Mary R. born Oct 1848 in Kansas.
He died at the age of 75 yrs 10 mos 8 dys
"DEATH AFTER LONG ILLNESS"
"ASA W. TALLCOTT SUCCUMBS TO BRIGHT'S DISEASE AT HIS HOME IN MENDON, AGED 75 YEARS. FUNERAL IN KANSAS"
Tuesday forenoon relatives and friends of Asa W. Tallcott were notified that he had breathed his last at 9 o'clock and none were surprised for news of his death had long been expected.
Mr. Tallcott had been in poor health for years. Bright's disease which finally developed, made him an invalid and for the last year and a half he had been able to leave his home but rarely. When he came back from Kansas four years ago he, no doubt, realized that his days were numbered and desired to return to his old home town to wait till the final summons came.
During the last months of his life he suffered much but with the courage of the soldier and the faith of a Christian he bore the ordeal as cheerfully and unflinchingly as when he faced the storm of shot and shell on the field of battle, under the old flag.
Asa Welles Tallcott was a son of Chester H. and Mary Hale Tallcott and was born June 17, 1840, in the original Tallcott house a mile and a half north-east of town. The house is still standing but has been tenantless for years. His mother died in 1844 and an elder brother in 1849. His father died Feb. 1, 1872.
The Tallcott family is a very old one in its American lineage. John Talcott, the ancestor from whom all of that name trace their descent, was born in Braintree, Essex County, England and emigrated to this country with Rev Hooker's Company in the ship Lion, which sailed June 22 and arrived at Boston Sep. 16, 1632. The company first settled at Newtown, now Cambridge, where this John Talcott became a wealthy and influential citizen. In 1636 one hundred of these colonists led by Mr. Hooker went on foot to the Connecticut River, and founded the city of Hartford and the first house there was owned by John Talcott who had sent a carpenter over the year before to build it.
Tallcott was originally spelled Tailcot and Talcott and means "a house on a hill". The family was a distinguished one from Warwickshire and their coat of arms is a design of great beauty. The motto is "Virtus sola nobilitas" (valor alone is nobility) and the date is A.D. 1558.
Asa Welles Tallcott was given the name of ancestors hundreds of years back. He grew up on his father's farm a tall, strong young man and when the Civil War broke out enlisted among the first, April 21st, 1861, in Co. G. First Ill. Vol. Cavalry. He saw a year of active service, was captured in Texas, paroled and exchanged, and discharged July 14, 1862. Sep. 27, 1864 he re-enlisted in the 29th Reg. Vet. Inf't. and was discharged Aug. 4, 1865. His enlistment papers give his height in 1861 as 5 ft. 11 and in 1865 as 6 ft. 1 and so between the ages of 20 and 24 he grew two inches.
Mr. Tallcott was married March 26, 1867 to Miss Phoebe Matilda Smith, a granddaughter of Mrs. Jesse Fletcher and he and his wife lived for a year with Mrs. Fletcher on her farm, the same place Asa was born. In 1868 they moved to Otho, Ia., where they stayed a year, going from there in 1869 to the new state of Kansas and settling near where Hollenburg now is. Here Mr. Tallcott bought a farm and lived on it until 1896 when he moved to Waubaunsee, Kas., and from there to Hollenburg in 1898, coming here in April 1912. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Tallcott of whom five are living. They are Elmer of Hollenburg, Mrs. Mary Squires of Kooskia, Idaho, Arthur Ebert of Bloomington, Kas., Chester of Hollenburg, and Mrs. Harriett Vaught of Powell, Wyo.
Mrs. Tallcott died Jan. 4, 1886 and Nov. 3, 1893, he was again married, his second wife being Mrs. Mary R. Cooper of New Haven, Conn. The wedding was solemnized at Glastenburg, Conn. Mrs. Tallcott came with her husband from Kansas, and her son, E. M. Cooper is also a resident of Mendon.
Mr. Tallcott is survived by his wife and the children named, also by one half sister, Miss Ella E. of this place and two half brothers, William C. of Mendon, Mo., and Samuel who owns and resides on the old Tallcott farm.
Brief funeral services for Asa Tallcott were held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his residence and his body accompanied by his wife, his son Chester, and his stepson Mr. Cooper, was taken out to his old home at Hollenburg for burial. Funeral services will be held there Friday and will be conducted by Rev. C. D. Shoemaker, who is now at Smith Center, Kas., not far distant.
Chester Hills Tallcott (1810 - 1872)
Mary Hale Tallcott (1811 - 1844)
Phebe Matilda Smith Tallcott (1839 - 1886)
Mary Rumble Tallcott (1848 - 1931)*
Elmer Wilbert Tallcott (1868 - 1953)*
Mary Louella Tallcott Squires (1870 - 1952)*
Arthur Elbert Talcott (1872 - 1949)*
Cora Nevada Tallcott (1874 - 1874)*
Harriet Augusta Tallcott Vaught (1875 - 1962)*
Chester Augustus Talcott (1875 - 1940)*
Oliver Tallcott (1836 - 1849)*
Asa Welles Tallcott (1840 - 1916)
Mary Elizabeth Tallcott (1846 - 1849)**
Anna Mary Talcott Hulburd (1848 - 1902)**
Ella Tallcott (1853 - 1934)**
William Chester Tallcott (1855 - 1929)**
Samuel Tallcott (1857 - 1936)**
Elmer E. Tallcott (1861 - 1862)**
Albert Hale Tallcott (1864 - 1897)**
Hollenberg City Cemetery
Created by: Burt
Record added: Sep 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58971039