John Talk

New York, USA
Death 1875 (aged 54–55)
Texas, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: private property, Karnes County Texas
Memorial ID 54331352 · View Source
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John Talk came to Texas from New York state, where he met and married Abigail Jennings in Travis County, Texas in 1843. Five children were born to this union; Cynthia Ann, Alfred Warren, Gordon Cartwright, Abigail Jane and Lucy. Abigail died in 1855 at the home place, near Manor in Travis County. In 1855, John married Mary Ann Elizabeth Atkinson Porter in Travis County. They then departed for Karnes County where he ranched on Hondo Creek and later on the east side of the San Antonio River where he remained during the Civil War. He was a Union man and was not in favor of succession, but when Texas succeeded, he was true and loyal to his country. Although he was too old for active service in the war, he used his influence in behalf of the Confederacy. While living in Karnes County, he had three more children, Amanda, Thomas, and Mary Ann Eliza. He continued his operation as a stock farmer until his death in 1875. He was a Democrat in his political views but never aspired to political office. He was a member of the Methodist church and was identified with the Masonic Order. In 1869 his second wife died and he remarried for the third time to a woman named Martha J (Holt) Barefield. They had a daughter, Josephine, in 1870. At the time of the 1870 census they were living in Pennington, Trinity County, Texas.

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  • Created by: Carole Talk Zinnel
  • Added: 30 Jun 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Talk (1820–1875), Find a Grave Memorial no. 54331352, ; Maintained by Carole Talk Zinnel (contributor 47303208) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a private property, Karnes County Texas.