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Martha Tallman

Female - 1828


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Martha Tallman (daughter of Stephen Tallman and Mary Potter); died on 14 Jul 1828 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.

    Notes:

    From George Washington's Secret Spy War: The Making of America's First Spymaster by John A. Nagy (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2016):

    There was a change in the sand dunes that made up a portion of the New Jersey coastline early in 1778. It opened the Shrewsbury River to the sea and the inlet remained open until 1800. This changed Sandy Hook from a promontory into an island that was controlled by the British army. At times the British navy had a warship stationed at the Hook. Sandy Hook was even called "Refugee's Town," where Tories could receive protection from the British military stationed there. This would have made it possible for a small boat from Shrewsbury to go out of the inlet and head north to drop off merchandise either to the sloop Eagle at Princess Bay, to refugees, or to the military encampment at Sandy Hook. Governor Livingston stated that the illegal trade had depleted Bergen County by August of 1778 and had shifted its focus to Shrewsbury and that the state was unable to stop it.

    Lieutenant Enos Reeves of the Pennsylvania Line wrote that "there has been an amazing trade carried on from [New] Jersey shore to the city of New York, but we hope to put a stop to it." It was wishful thinking, as they could not raise enough men to guard the entire coastline. Washington left the enforcement of the illegal trade to the state. He had Brigadier General David Forman of the New Jersey Militia station observers in the Raritan Bay area to keep a watchful eye on British shipping. Colonel John Stillwell watched from his house atop Garrett's Hill. He used a spyglass provided by General Forman. His reports on the movement of ships in Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook were in the form of a diary and were given to David Forman, who then provided them to Washington. Martha Tallman Seabrook, who lived at Shoal Harbor, worked as an agent in sending reports of observations.

    [Footnote:] Shoal Harbor is now known as Port Monmouth. Martha was the wife of the American Major Thomas Seabrook. With Thomas off to war, she opened the house as an inn and today it is known as the Spy House.

    Martha married Maj. Thomas Seabrook on 11 Oct 1758 in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Thomas (son of Daniel Seabrook and Mary Brown) was born on 16 Feb 1735 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 22 Feb 1805 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Thomas Seabrook was born on 15 Nov 1771 in Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 14 Jul 1844 in Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Stephen Tallman was born on 30 Jun 1702 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island (son of Dr. James Tallman and Hannah Swain); died on 24 Aug 1774 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.

    Stephen married Mary Potter on 11 Nov 1724 in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island. Mary (daughter of John Potter and Sarah Wilson) was born on 2 Mar 1707; died about 1764 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mary Potter was born on 2 Mar 1707 (daughter of John Potter and Sarah Wilson); died about 1764 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey.
    Children:
    1. 1. Martha Tallman died on 14 Jul 1828 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Dr. James Tallman was born about 1668 in of Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island (son of Peter Tallman and Joan Briggs); died in 1724 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    Both he and his second wife Hannah Swain were practicing physicians.

    James married Hannah Swain on 14 Sep 1701 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. Hannah (daughter of John Swain and Mary Weare) was born in 1679; died in 1765. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Hannah Swain was born in 1679 (daughter of John Swain and Mary Weare); died in 1765.
    Children:
    1. 2. Stephen Tallman was born on 30 Jun 1702 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island; died on 24 Aug 1774 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.

  3. 6.  John Potter was born in 1665 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island (son of Ichabod Potter and Martha Hazard); died between 25 Jun 1715 and 12 Jul 1715.

    John married Sarah Wilson about 1691. Sarah (daughter of Samuel Wilson and Mary Tefft) was born about 1665 in Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island; died after 27 Jan 1739. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Sarah Wilson was born about 1665 in Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island (daughter of Samuel Wilson and Mary Tefft); died after 27 Jan 1739.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1666

    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Potter was born on 2 Mar 1707; died about 1764 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Peter Tallman was born before 20 Feb 1623 in Hamburg, Germany (son of Peter Taleman and Maria von Peene); died about 1708 in Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 20 Feb 1623, German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hamburg, Germany

    Notes:

    He was admitted a burgher of Hamburg on 14 Aug 1646, but in 1647 he emigrated from Hamburg to Barbados, where he married his first wife Ann Hill. In 1648 he migrated from Barbados to Rhode Island with his wife, her brother Robert Hill, and their mother. He was in Newport as early as May 1650, but in Portsmouth shortly after that.

    Landowner, merchant, slaveholder, he was one of the early purchasers of land on Martha's Vineyard and very active in its settlement. He appears in Connecticut records on 20 May 1652, called "Dutchman"; he also spent time in Flushing and in New Amsterdam, where he was on occasion an interpreter between the English and the Dutch. He also owned land in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

    "In 1663, he bought Indian lands in Holmes' Hole, Martha's Vineyard. Today it is known as Tisbury. This land he bought without the consent of all the Indians involved. He bought the land in partnership with Thomas Lawton; they were both sued for trespass and lost the case." [Ruth Alice Anderson, "Peter Tallman: A Footnote in History."]

    "When G. Andrews Moriarty wrote that Henry Tallman of Schleswig-Holstein was the probable father of Peter Tallman of Hamburg, Barbados, and Rhode Island, he presented no direct evidence, listing only dates of christenings for Peter's two supposed sisters in the parish of St. Nicholas, but none for Peter himself." [Ancestral Lines, Third Edition, citation details below.]

    Peter Tallman (1623-1708) = Joan Briggs (d. 1686)
    Dr. Jonathan Tallman (1666-1762) = Sarah Davol (1668-1748)
    Darius Tallman (1689-1733) = Sarah Wilbore (1702-1729)
    Brittain Tallman (1729-1815) = Deborah Head (b. 1725)
    William Tallman (1755-1835) = Rhoda Akin (1751-1844)
    Lydia Tallman (1787-1873) = Abel Ford (1783-1842)
    Silas Ford (1807-1854) = Amanda Hedden (1812-1853)
    Emily Helena Ford (1834-1901) = William Lyman Aiken (1821-1893)
    William Ford Aiken (1864-1901) = Anna Potter (1864-1901)
    Conrad Aiken (1889-1973) = Jessie McDonald (1889-1970)
    Joan Aiken (1924-2001)
    Jane Aiken Hodge (1917-2009)

    Peter married Joan Briggs before 24 Jul 1665. Joan (daughter of Samuel Briggs) was born in in of Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died before 1686. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Joan Briggs was born in in of Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts (daughter of Samuel Briggs); died before 1686.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 1685

    Children:
    1. 4. Dr. James Tallman was born about 1668 in of Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island; died in 1724 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.

  3. 10.  John Swain was born before 5 Oct 1634 (son of Richard Swaine and Basill Saunders); died in 1715 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 5 Oct 1634, Easthamstead, Berkshire, England
    • Alternate death: Bef 27 Jan 1718, Nantucket, Massachusetts

    John married Mary Weare on 15 Nov 1660 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Mary (daughter of Nathaniel Weare and Sarah) died in 1714 in Nantucket, Massachusetts; was buried in Founders Burial Ground, Nantucket, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Mary Weare (daughter of Nathaniel Weare and Sarah); died in 1714 in Nantucket, Massachusetts; was buried in Founders Burial Ground, Nantucket, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. Mary Swain was born on 11 Sep 1661 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire; died on 27 Sep 1714 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
    2. John Swain was born on 1 Sep 1664 in Nantucket, Massachusetts; died on 29 Nov 1738 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
    3. 5. Hannah Swain was born in 1679; died in 1765.

  5. 12.  Ichabod Potter was born in 1639 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island (son of Nathaniel Potter and Dorothy); died in 1676.

    Ichabod married Martha Hazard before 1662. Martha (daughter of Thomas Hazard and Martha) was born about 1642. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Martha Hazard was born about 1642 (daughter of Thomas Hazard and Martha).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1 Apr 1649

    Children:
    1. 6. John Potter was born in 1665 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island; died between 25 Jun 1715 and 12 Jul 1715.

  7. 14.  Samuel Wilson was born about 1622 in England; died about 1682 in Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Samuel married Mary Tefft about 1657 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. Mary (daughter of John Tefft and Mary Barber) was born in 1640 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island; died after 1674. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Mary Tefft was born in 1640 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island (daughter of John Tefft and Mary Barber); died after 1674.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1682, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

    Children:
    1. 7. Sarah Wilson was born about 1665 in Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island; died after 27 Jan 1739.