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Nancy Monroe (b. July 18, 1771, d. October 25, 1854)Nancy Monroe (daughter of Robert Monroe and Margaret ?) was born July 18, 1771 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and died October 25, 1854 in Erie County, Pennsylvania.She married Abraham Talbott on 1795 in Hampshire County, West Virginia, son of Daniel Talbott and Elizabeth Ward.
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From Pittsburgh Christian Advocate / 14 November 1854
MEMOIR OF MRS. NANCY TALBOTT
Mr. Editor-------I trust you will excuse the freedom I take in asking room in your paper for something more than an obituary, or short notice, of a beloved sister; not because she was my sister, but because she lived long, suffered much, and exhibted (sic) through all her trials and deep affliction the faith and patience of a Christian, and died in the hope of a glorious immortality.
Nancy Talbott, the subject of the following notice, was the daughter of Robert and Margaret Monroe, and was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey; but while yet a child, she moved with her parents to Allegheny County, Maryland, where she had the privilege of hearing the Methodist preachers who first visited those parts, and through their instrumentality she was brought to a knowledge of salvation by faith, and united with the Church in the fifteenth year of her age; and she continued in the fellowship of the Church for a period a little short of seventy years.After a residence of a few years in Maryland, the family moved and settled in Hampshire County, Virginia, where Nancy was united in marriage to Abraham Talbott, of Quaker descent and education, and of moral and correct habits, but a stranger to vital godliness.As he turned his attention entirely to farming, and was under the necessity of renting, Mrs. Talbott was sometimes situated where her religious privileges were very limited, and she was called to endure much bodily affliction, and the loss of her second child, a promising boy of two years old, who died of whooping cough. But these afflictions were sanctified to her good, and proved a means of preparing her for the greater trials which awaited her.
In the year 1800 or 1801 they moved and settled in Erie County, Pennsylvania. Here she shared in the privations and hardships common to the settlers in this new country; but here she enjoyed the benefits of a society of living Christians, among whom her faith and hope were increased, and she was encouraged to hold on her way. In 1810 it was my lot to travel Erie circuit; this gave me an opportunity of visiting and spending some time with my beloved sister every round, and I always found her the same pious and devoted Christian, delighting in the services of the sanctuary and in the society of the saints. But here she was called to drink deeply of the cup of affliction. The uncertainty of the land titles became a subject of annoyance and litigation, by which Mr. Talbott became involved, and to relieve himself he built a schooner, and having some knowlege of sailing, he engaged in business on the lake, managing his vessel himself; his prospects became encouraging-- he was doing a profitable business; but Mrs. Talbott was by this means left much alone with her children, and her health failed; a little daughter died of fever contracted while her mother and her were accompanying her father on a vayage to Detroit. The mother at the same time lying in the same fever so low that her end was looked for every hour; from this, however, she recovered after a long time, but only to experience new afflictions.
In December, 1825, Mr. Talbott was caught in a severe storm on his way from Buffalo to Detroit; his vessel was by some means disabled, and all on board perished---- none escaping to give a history of their disaster. The schooner Good Intent (for that was its name) was discovered the next morning from the light-house at Buffalo, but too late for any relief to be afforded. Mrs. Talbott was now left in a state of poverty with her two sons-- the youngest 14 years old, the other a few years older; her daughters, four in number, were all married. Her youngest son was put to a trade, to learn the wagon-making while the eldest continued with his mother. A few years after this she determined to leave the scene of her troubles, and she moved to Portage County, Ohio, where the two brothers (the youngest having acquired a knowledge of his trade) eng...[not finished in source].
More About Nancy Monroe and Abraham Talbott:
Marriage: 1795, Hampshire County, West Virginia.
Children of Nancy Monroe and Abraham Talbott are:
- +Mary Talbott, b. August 17, 1804, Pennsylvania, d. January 24, 1891, Hardin County, Iowa.