Hannah Sollars Henderson & James Tallent
By: Esther M. Ziock Carroll

Hannah Sollars Henderson is the 5th great grandmother of Esther M. Ziock Carroll.  Hannah is believed to be the sister of Seabert Sollars of Augusta County, Virginia.

1799 - After the death of her first husband, James Henderson, in 1793 in Greene County, Tennessee Hannah remarries to James Tallent (born 1770 in North Carolina) in the year 1799.  The couple relocated to St. Louis, Missouri & by 1807 were residing in the Ste. Genevieve District in that part of the Missouri Territory which later became St. Francois County.

1805 - 16 May, James Talent signed petition from St. Louis to President Thomas Jefferson along with 88 others (one petitioner was John Henderson) asking that General Washington Johnston (with his skill in French and English), be appointed Recorder of Land Titles in the District of Louisiana.  Territorial Papers, LouWana Missouri Territory 13/148,343.  This petition is from the "Undersigned Citizens of the District of Saint Louis, in the District of Louisiana" which indicates that James [Tallent] must have been resident in St Louis at this time (also because none of the names of his later associates at Murphy's Settlement are on the list).From: Robert Sollars http://www.sollars.org

1805 - 27 Dec., James Talent signed memorial from St. Louis to the president supporting Governor,.Wilkinson who had had reports unfavorable to him circulated throughout the U.S. There were 5 texts to this memorial, one in English, four in French. The Territorial Papers prints the French text but only the subscribers to the English text. James Talent and John Henderson's names appear together as signers of the English text. Many of the signers were not literate and they made their marks. Territorial Papers, 13/343 This petition is from the "Citizens of the Territory" and though dated as from St. Louis, it is identified as "Territoire de la Louisiane." This time a number of the signers are those people associated with Murphy's Settlement--William Murphy, and Frans Murphy both signed with an X. It appears that James Talent and the Murphys actually lived in St. Louis before moving on to St. Genevieve, St. Francois and Murphy's Settlement.  From: Robert Sollars    http://www.sollars.org

1807 - James Tallent serves as appraisor of Sarah Murphy, dec'd., estate of Ste. Genevieve District, Missouri, along with William Sims & John Burnham.    Ste. Genevieve Archives  File# 244  Collection# 3636

1808 - Hannah Tallent is summoned to appear before the Court of Common Pleas in the town of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri in the Ste. Genevieve District in the case of  Michael Hart vs. Isaac Murphy  Ste. Genevieve Archives File# 549 Collection #3636

1809 - "Mr Tallent & Hannah Tallent his wife" are summoned to appear before the court in the town of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri in the district of Ste. Genevieve in the case of the United States vs. David Murphy & others.   Ste. Genevieve Archives File 549  Collection#3636

1810 - James Tallent & Hannah Tallent are summoned to appear before the court at Ste. Genevieve "with all excuses & delays set aside" in the case of the United States vs. David Murphy & others.  Ste. Genevieve Archives   File# 569  Collection # 3636

1810 - 6 Jan., Order from the presiding judge of the District Court of Ste.Genevieve to the sheriff for Summons to Talent and his man, Jones, to testify in a trial concerning the circumstances of the death of Laurence Gibbon. Ste. Genevieve Archives Note: Ste. Genevieve is one of the oldest settlements on the Mississippi celebrating in 1985 its 250th anniversary. Its original settlers came from Kaskasida across the river. It was the site of an early Circuit Court from which these archives are drawn (now in the Ozark Regional Library, 360 Market St., Ste.Genevieve, MO 63670). The original County of Ste. Genevieve extended westward and encompassed several modem counties including the one due west, St. Francois.  From:  Robert Sollars  http://www.sollars.org

1810 - 12 Nov., James Talent testifies at coroner's inquest (Ste. Genevieve, Folder 569)  From Robert Sollars    http://www.sollars.org

1811 - James Tallent is mentioned in the case of Peter ?Dapeele? vs. Robert Young concerning a debt of $33.00.  Ste. Genevieve Archives File# 589    Collection# 3636

1811 - 23 Nov., James Tallent from Ste. Genevieve signs recommendation (Territorial Papers, 14/489) to President James Madison of Richard S. Thomas as Judge. These signers are all literate except one. At least half of the signer's names are French. There is no Henderson on this list. From:  Robert Sollars   http://www.sollars.org

War of 1812 - James Tallent served in the War of 1812 from Missouri (Col. McNair's Mounted Reg't. of Missouri and Illinois) along with Joseph Henderson, Aaron, David, & Joseph Murphy ~ Roll Box 204, Roll Rec. 784 (He is listed as James Tallents).

1814 - James Tallent purchases 91 arpents of land from Joseph Murphy in St. Francois County, Missouri.  St. Francois Co., Mo. deed records

1814 - James Tallent signs a petition for a road along with Willam, James, John, David, Dubart, Richard & William Murphy, Nat Cook, Benjamin Burnham, Laken Walker, Samuel Rhodes, Wm. Sims, John Harlow, Charles ?Hunt?, John Burnham, Isaac Cunningham, ?Thomas? Martin, James Henderson, William Cunningham, & several others whose names were illegible.  Ste. Genevieve Archives  File# 1347    Collection# 3636

1816 - 6 Mar., Quarter sessions fee for James and Hannah Talent. (Ste. Genevieve Archives From: Robert Sollars)    http://www.sollars.org

1820 - In May James Tallent & James Henderson appraised a stray horse which had been taken up by Isaac Cunningham  Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Archives

1824 - James Tallant gave his 91 arpents of land to his step-son, James Henderson, in return for Henderson taking care of Tallant and his horse in his old age. Since there was no mention of James Henderson's mother, Hannah, in this document she was probably already deceased. For whatever reason the arrangement between James Tallant & James Henderson apparently did not work out for a year later Henderson agrees to purchase the property from Tallant over a three year period and Tallant left and went to Alabama.    See St. Francois Co., Mo. deed record 

1830 - James Tallent acquires land grant in Alabama.  http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/

1850 - Federal Census for Morgan County, Alabama,  lists James Tallent in the home of Alexander and Sarah Rhodes. They were living next door to an Isaac Henderson who was born in Tennessee.  James is listed as 80 years old and as a wagon maker.  http://www.genealogyshoppe.com/almorgan/1850census1.htm  



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