John Perry Talkington

29 November 1842–7 March 1916 (Age 73)
Washington, Arkansas, United States

The Life of John Perry

When John Perry Talkington was born on 29 November 1842, in Washington, Arkansas, United States, his father, Isaac Walton Talkington, was 20 and his mother, Mary A. T. Eshom Eschom, was 20. He married Katherine Hortensia Pearce on 12 December 1869, in Upshur, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Collin, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 5, Hopkins, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 March 1916, in Hopkins, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Nelta Cemetery, Nelta, Hopkins, Texas, United States.

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John Perry Talkington
Katherine Hortensia Pearce
Marriage: 12 December 1869
Jessie Aurelia Talkington
Arthur McQuinty Talkington
Mary Katherine Talkington
Thomas Walton Talkington
Fannie Talkington
Philo M. Talkington
Antho Texanna Talkington
May L. Talkington

Spouse and Children

12 December 1869
Upshur, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 2

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 19

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1862 · Battle of Pea Ridge

Age 20

By the time the Battle of Pea Ridge happened the Union forces had pushed Confederates through Missouri and Arkansas. This battle was important in securing Missouri for the Union and opening Arkansas for the Union.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Torkington in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire), named in Old English as ‘settlement (tūn) associated with Turec’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Talkington, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John P Talkington, "United States Census, 1910"
  • J P Talkington, "United States Census, 1880"

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