Talcott family papers  1823-1951 (bulk 1823-1908)
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Biography

Martha Goodrich Robbins (b. August 3, 1808) married Allyn Talcott (May 23, 1800-May 22, 1863) on April 10, 1833. They lived in Vernon, Connecticut, until 1858, when the family moved to Rockville, Connecticut. They had five children, Sarah Goodrich Talcott (March 23, 1835-November 3, 1862), Martha Robbins Talcott (January 19, 1837-1913), Allyn Kellogg Talcott (b. March 2, 1839), Lavinia Isabel Talcott (July 26, 1841-October 2, 1865), Phineas Talcott (b. September 29, 1845), and Frederick Talcott (b. September 28, 1850). Martha and Sarah Talcott attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Sarah graduating in 1855 and Martha in 1866. Sarah taught for a brief time before her death at the age of 27. Lavinia Talcott also died in her twenties. Martha lived into her eighties, spending the remainder of her life in Rockville. Two of the Talcott brothers, Phineas and Allyn, were in the dry goods and grocery business in Rockville (the Phineas Talcott Homestead is a landmark in Rockville). Frederick Talcott became joint holder of a patent for a label-making machine, and co-founder of the Rhode Island Label Works, Inc., in Providence, Rhode Island.