Madison  Talbert

          MADISON TALBERT, a native of Union County, Ind., born January 28th, 1835, is the second of a family of eleven children, born to  Anderson and Mary A. (Robbins) Talbert, natives of Randolph County, N.C., who emigrated to Preble County, Ohio, in 1832. In 1833, they removed to Union county, Ind., and to Hanover Township, Shelby County, in 1837, where they acquired about 700 acres of land. Our subject received a common school education. He was reared on a farm, and removed to Hanover Township with his parents in 1837, where he remained until October 9th, 1873, when he was married to  Miss Susan Carter, daughter of  Landen and Nancy (Vaughn) Carter, natives of North Carolina, who emigrated to this township in an early day. To this marriage were born three children, viz.:  Harrison, October 30, 1874;  Aggie, August 12th, 1877, and  Myrtie, June 13th, 1880. Mr. Talbert owns 134-1/2 acres of land, nearly all under cultivation and well improved.  For the past three years Mr. Talbert has been engaged in breeding Short Horn cattle, having at present twenty-five very fine ones. For eight years he has given a great deal of attention to the apiary business, and is the owner of 100 stands of fine Italian bees. He belongs to the Knights of Labor, and has been a devoted member of the Masonic Order for fifteen years. Politically, he is a Prohibitionist, and is also a member of the United Brethren Church. He has ever been known as an industrious and enterprising man, and is an honored citizen.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, pg 646.
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