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Talley Family Lineage

John Talley, b. ~ 1600 in England, d. ~ 1660, Jamestown VA; Spouse unknown

Note: John Talley came from England to Jamestown VA in 1630 with his wife and three sons (whose names are not recorded).  One son stayed in Virginia, one moved to Georgia, and one moved to Tennessee.

Researchers Note: Several sources give his occupation as Methodist Minister. HOWEVER, since the first Methodist missionary did not arrive in America until 1750, this is an error.  While several of his descendants did become Methodist preachers (Joseph Tarpley Talley and James Swept Tally), John would have had to have been a member of the Anglican Church to be allowed to come to Jamestown.

Married before 1620 in England


1.       Son #1 Talley, b. ~ 1622, England

2.       Son # 2 Talley, b. ~ 1624, England

3.       Son # 3 Talley, b. ~ 1627, England



Son # 2 Talley, b ~ 1624, England, Spouse unknown

Child: William Talley, b. 1663, New Kent County, VA



William Talley, b. 1663, New Kent County, VA, d. ~ 1715 in VA

Spouse unknown, Married ~ 1688, St. Peters Parish, New Kent County, VA


1.       Richard Talley, b. ~ 1684, New Kent County, VA; m. Mary Tucker

2.       John Talley, b. 24 October 1689, St. Peters Parish, VA

3.       William Talley, b. 19 September 1697, St. Peters Parish, VA

4.       Ann Talley, b. 17 March 1699 or 1700, St. Peters Parish, VA

5.       Susannah Talley, b. 15 March 1701/2, St. Peters Parish, VA



John Talley, b. 24 October 1689, St. Peters Parish, New Kent County, VA

Listed on 1736 tax list for Deep Creek, VA. Also listed are his sons, Lodwick and Henry, and his brothers, Richard and William.

Married before 1706, VA; Spouse: Anne __unknown__, b. 1663, New Kent County, VA

d. November 1740, Amelia County, VA

Children:  (All born in Prince George County, Virginia)

1.       John Talley, b. ~ 1707, Prince George Co. VA, d. 1768; m. 1729 to Martha Tucker

2.       Mary Talley, b. 1709, d. 1795, m. John Powell

3.       Anne Talley, b. 1711, d. before 1726, m. John Tucker

4.       Henry Talley, b. 1712, d. 1778, m. Judith Littlepage

5.       Lodwick Talley, b. 1716, d. ~ 1783 in Amelia Co. VA

6.       William H. Talley, b. 1718, Cabell Co. VA; d. 1816, Cabell Co. VA

7.       Allen Talley, b. 1720

8.       Abraham Talley, b. 2 Sept 1721, d. 1783 in VA, m. Sarah Tucker

9.       Sibella Talley, b. 1722

10.   Ruth Talley, b. 28 January 1723/4, m. ____ Coleman in VA



William H. Talley, Sr., b. 1718, Cabell County Virginia, d. 1816, Cabell County, VA

Married ~ 1743 in VA, Spouse: Rachel Grief, B. 1722


1.       Joseph Talley, b. 1736, VA, d. 1809 in TN

2.       Fredrick Talley

3.       William H. Talley, Jr.

4.       Larkin Talley

5.       Lodwick Talley, m. 25 Dec 1781 in VA

6.       Peyton Talley, b. 1755, m. in Halifax Co. VA to Elizabeth Gresham (b. 1779, Halifax Co. VA)



Joseph Talley, b. 1736, Virginia, Married 1768

Spouse: Jane Russell, b. 1745 Cabell Co. VA, d. 1816 Cabell Co. VA (Daughter of Jeffrey Russell 1722-1800 and Elizabeth Wood Russell; Noted on 1790 Census, Mecklenburg Co. VA)

d. 1809 in TN (Buried in Ayres Hollow, Wayne County, Tennessee)


1.       Russell Talley, b. 1768, Mecklenburg County, VA; m. Elizabeth Creedle

2.       Grief Talley, b. 1769, Mecklenburg Co. VA; d. 1830; m. 16 Sept 1799 to Lucinda Curtis, b. 1772, VA

Noted on 1815 tax list for Cabell County, VA


a. Allen Talley, b. 27 Jan 1810, Cabell Co. VA

b. Nancy Talley, b. ~ 1812

c. Joseph Talley, b. 1812, VA

d. George Talley, b. ~ 1818, Lawrence Co. OH

3.       George Washington Talley, b. 1770 in VA; (Buried in Ayres Hollow, Wayne Co. TN); m. Mary Lucy McDaniels on 12 Dec 1787 in Mecklenburg Co. VA

Noted on 1840 census for Wayne County TN


a. Sterling Talley, b. 1791

b. John W. Talley, b. ~ 1792

c. Page Talley, b. ~ 1793 (Noted on 1840 Census for Wayne Co. TN)

d. Rebecca Talley, b. 1796

e. George Henderson Talley, b. 15 Feb 1798, Chatham Co. NC (Noted on 1840 Census for Wayne County TN); m. Nancy Cypert on 4 Feb 1824

f.  Nancy Talley, b. 1798

g. Jane Talley, b. 1800

h. Mary Talley, b. 1802 in Wayne Co. TN

i.   Grief Talley, b. 1808 in NC (Noted on 1840 Census for Wayne County TN)

j.  Robertson Talley, b. ~ 1812

4.       Mary Ann Talley, b. ~ 1778, VA; Married 11 February 1791, Mecklingburg, VA; Spouse: Edmund Creedle



Russell Talley, b. 1768, Mecklingburg County, VA

Married 14 July 1791, Mecklingburg Co. VA;

Spouse: Elizabeth Creedle, b. 1777, VA; d. 1852, Louisiana

d. 5 November 1852, Ouachita Parish, LA


1.       William Talley, b ~ 1800

2.       James Talley, b. ~ 1804

3.       Joseph Tarpley Talley, b. 1807, Green Co. GA; d. in Texas; m. Margaret ____

4.       Mark Russell Talley, b. 16 October 1808, Green County, Georgia

5.       John Wesley Talley, b. ~ 1810, Spouse Unknown: Son- Henry Marcellous Talley


Mark Russell Talley, b. 16 October 1808, Green County, GA; Occupation: Farmer

Note: He is listed on the 1850 Federal census for Macon County, Alabama, District 21, Roll M 432-9, Page 226.

Note: On the 1860 Federal Census, he is listed in Itawamba County Mississippi, page 61-62, house 406 and 407.  His brother Joseph Tarpley Talley, who was a Methodist minister, lived next door with his wife, Margaret, and their children, John (17 years), Claiborne (14 years), Thomas (11 years), Margaret Ann (9 years), and Lovie (7 years).

Mark married on 21 October 1841 in Harris County, Georgia; Spouse:  Caroline C. Pounds, b. 7 September 1824, GA; d. 1 March 1909, Lee Co. MS (Daughter of Richard Pounds, Sr., b. 1798, and Cynthia Harkness, b. ~ 1799); Both Mark and Caroline are buried at Andrews Chapel Cemetery, South of Mooreville, MS on Highway 371


1.       Josephine J. Sophina Talley, b. 1843, Georgia

2.       Marshall Jefferson Talley, b. 18 November 1845, Alabama

3.       Merriman A. Talley, b. 1846, Alabama; Buried in Verona Cemetery, Verona MS

      Spouse: Cornelia G. Bass, b. 8 Dec 1852, MS; d. 1922; Buried in Verona Cemetery, Verona MS


               a.  Cornelia "Nella" Talley, b. 1873

               b.  Luther Talley, b. 1876

               c.  Zachary Talley, b. 1878

               d.  Carrie Talley, b. 1880                                                          

4.       Emma A. Talley, b. 1857, MS


Marshall Jefferson Talley, b. 18 Nov 1845, Alabama, d. 23 Dec 1928, Lee Co. MS

Married 12 November 1867, Itawamba Co. MS.  Wedding performed by B. L. Clayton (Recorded in Itawamba County Mississippi, Marriage Book 7, page 187) to Mary Elizabeth Molly Monts, b. 1 Mar 1852, Itawamba Co. MS, d. 27 June 1936, Lee Co. MS

Occupation: Farmer

Both Marshall and Molly are buried at Mooreville Methodist Cemetery, Mooreville, Lee County, MS

Noted on 1880 Federal Census, Lee County, MS living in District 2, Beat 2 (Listed on page 49D)



1.       James Swept Tally, b. 22 November 1870, Lee County, MS; d. 25 June 1922; buried in Mooreville Methodist Cemetery, Mooreville, MS

Occupation: Farmer, Clergyman

Married 1st- Martha Mattie Whitesides, b. 1 Feb 1873; d. 18 Oct 1909; buried in Mooreville Methodist Cemetery, Mooreville, MS


2.       Jesse Monroe Tally, b. 18 February 1874, Lee County MS; d. 1964, Verona, Lee Co. MS; buried in Verona Cemetery, Verona MS; Occupation: Farmer

Nickname: Big Dad

Married: 29 March 1901, Lee County, MS (Recorded in Lee County Marriage Book 8W, page 404)

Spouse: Juliana Elizabeth Jodie Estes, b. 9 June 1876, Lee Co. MS; d.  8 September 1946, Verona, Lee Co. MS; buried in Verona cemetery, Verona, MS


3.       Tressa Clifford Talley, b. 22 June 1880, Lee Co. MS; d. 26 June 1957,

Verona, MS; buried in Verona Cemetery, Verona, MS

Spouse Richard Pound Austin (1874-1950); m. 25 Dec 1898; buried in Verona Cemetery

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