Davis Uriah I | Born 1707

TALLMAN, Jeremiah

Male 1755 - 1836  (81 years)

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  • Name TALLMAN, Jeremiah  [1
    Born 1755  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1836  [1
    Person ID I14669  Uriah Davis I - Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 

    Father TALLMAN, Jeremiah Dr.,   b. 25 Sep 1712, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1764, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Ruth,   b. Bef 1716,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1734 
    Family ID F4404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1 _MILT
      2 DATE 1 MAY 1776
      2 PLAC Revolutionary War, Monmouth, NJ
      2 SOUR S005007

      From the "House Family", by Kathleen Petersen:

      "Jeremiah Tallman was probably born in Monmouth County, New Jersey in 1755. He lived in New York for a time, then moved to Northumberland (now Lycoming) County, Pennsylvania where he spent most of his life. A second Jeremiah Tallman, born in NJ in 1776 lived in Williams port during much of the lifetime of our Jeremiah. The name Jeremiah Tallman appeared often in newspapers and official documents of the era and it is impossible to know which Jeremiah is referenced in many cases. The younger Jeremiah seems to have been a justice of the peace and county treasurer and was frequently referred to with the title Esquire. Apparently it was he who performed many marriages in his role of JP. Included among the couples he married was Rebecca, daughter of the older Jeremiah, and William Crawford.

      It was proabably the younger Jeremiah who, as a leading citizen of Williamsport, served on the commission that built the first bridge across the Susquehanna River at that city. Probably it was he who was active in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and from 1823-25 helped purchase land and subsequently erect a church on Pine Street in Williamsport.

      Jeremiah Tallman, Jr. was a successful candidate for trustee of Williamsport A cademy in the general election of 1812. (Lycoming Gazette 10-21-1812 p. 3) This would appear to be Jeremiah (b.1755) as the younger Jeremiah was the son of Daniel Tallman, and would not be called Jr. This Daniel was probably the brother of the older Jeremiah. While we have been unable to document the connection, we believe that Jeremiah (b. 1755) was the son of Jeremiah Tallman who was born in 1712 in probably RI. Daniel appears in lists of children of Jeremiah who was born in Monmouth Co. NJ in 1712.

      According to his pension application (R10381), Jeremiah (b. 1755) entered military service in Monmouth, NJ on May 1, 1776. He was on Long Island when the Declaration of Independence was announced. He was in the army that retreated as British General Howe advanced from the east end of Long Island. He was part of the force that left campfires burning to deceive the British into thinking they remained in camp when in fact they were retreating to New York and New Jersey. Jeremiah's part of the army crossed into New Jersey and marched on to Princeton College while being pursued by the British. Jeremiah served in the military only five months and his pension request was denied.

      If Jeremiah b. 1755 is indeed a son of Jeremiah b. 1712, he fought against his brothers Joseph and Oliver who were Tories. He is not mentioned in a letter from Robert Scott Tallman who refers to roles played by Joseph, Oliver, William, and his cousins in the Revolutionary War. See notes for Joseph, Oliver and William.

  • Sources 
    1. [S503] House Family.