Rev. Joseph T Tarkington

30 October 1800–22 September 1891 (Age 90)
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph T

When Rev. Joseph T Tarkington was born on 30 October 1800, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jesse Tarkington, was 33 and his mother, Mary Polly J Tarkington, was 26. He married Maria Slawson on 21 September 1831, in Vevay, Switzerland, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Greencastle, Greencastle Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 22 September 1891, in Greensburg, Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Greensburg, Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States.

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Rev. Joseph T Tarkington
Maria Slawson
Marriage: 21 September 1831
John Stevenson Tarkington
Mary Melissa Tarkington
Martha Ann Tarkington
Dr. Joseph Asbury Tarkington
William Simeon Reeves Tarkington
Ellen Maria Tarkington
Matthew Simpson Tarkington

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 September 1831Vevay, Switzerland, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 21
    Historical Boundaries 1821: Putnam, Indiana, United States
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 25
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Talkington .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    An Aged Methodist Preacher

    The oldest living Methodist preacher of Indiana is Rev. Joseph Tarkington of Greensburg, now visiting his daughter Mrs. Daniel Stewart, at 530 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Ind. He is a well pr …

    Sources (10)

    • Joseph J Arington, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph Tarkington, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jos Tarkington, "United States Census, 1870"

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