Barton M. Talbert, was born in Union Township, February 20, 1854. He was reared to manhood on the farm, remaining at home until he attained the age of twenty-three years, receiving a common school education owing to his help being needed on the farm, and sickness. March 21, 1877, his marriage with Margaret J. Fisher was solemnized, and to their union these five children have been born: Luella, Arthur F., Effie A., Lizzie M., and Lelia A. He has always made farming his occupation and he has been very successful. He now owns 256 acres of well improved land. His political views are Republican.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, page 776.
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