Joel Talton
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Joel Talton (abt. 1785 - bef. 1846)

Joel "Joseph" Talton
Born about [location unknown]
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Brother of [half]
Husband of — married about 1823 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 12 Feb 1833 in Clarke County, Alabamamap
Descendants descendants
Died before before about age 61 in Alabama, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Joel was thought to be born in North Carolina

Joel Talton is believed to have been born in North Carolina. He married Julia M Dukes in Clarke County, Alabama, on 17 February 1833. The marriage application showed that the name Joseph was crossed out and Joel was written in. [1]

Research Notes

Joel’s children reported he was born in North Carolina, Georgia and England. Joel, his wife Julia and their four children were not found in the 1840 census, so they were likely living in another person’s household. Before the 1850 census Joel was deceased because his wife Julia Dukes Talton remarried in 1846.

This 1812 -1816 Orphan's Court record indicates that a Joel Tarlton was orphaned then or a Joel Tarlton died then.

  • Orphan's Court, 1784-1920: "Alabama, U.S., Marriages, Deaths, Wills, Court, and Other Records, 1784-1920"
    Alabama Department of Archives and History; Montgomery, Alabama
    Ancestry Record 1898 #145292 (accessed 27 October 2023)
    Joel Tarlton probate. Monroe Co, Mississippi Territory.

This 1812 military enlistment for a Joel Talton is not yet proven to be for the Joel on this profile. The record shows Joel Talton on the first page and Joel Tarlton on the second page;the Joel Tarlton entry appears to be corrected to Joel Talton based on comparison of the handwriting difference. This Joel was noted to have the rank of corporal which suggests he must have been at least 20 years or older with maybe a birthdate in the 1790s. The "Remarks" column stated he was discharged on January 19, 1814 from Camp Pinckney , located near present day Folkston, GA near the Florida state line.

  • U.S., Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914: "U.S., Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914"
    Ancestry Record 1198 #63715 (accessed 27 October 2023)
    Name: Joel Talton.

There was an arrest record in Savannah for a Joel Tarlton (attached - see leftmost column, line 6) that occurred on January 23, 1814 for drunkeness. There is no evidence this is the same person; the distance from Folkston to Savannah is about 120 miles, a not insignificant journey to make in 5 days.

Possible father PVT. Joseph Talton:

  • Military: "U.S., Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783"
    National Archives; Washington, D.C.; Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War; Record Group Title: War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records; Record Group Number: 93; Series Number: M881; NARA Roll Number: 98
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 1309 #479967 (accessed 21 February 2024)
    Name: Joseph Talton; Military Place: USA; Rank: Private; Military Unit: Lee's Regiment; Livingston's Battalion; Notes: Continental.
  • 1800 Census: "1800 United States Federal Census"
    Year: 1800; Census Place: Liberty, Marion District, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 49; Page: 451; Image: 78; Family History Library Film: 181424
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 7590 #490082 (accessed 21 February 2024)
    Joseah Tarlton in Liberty, Marion District, South Carolina.
  • 1810 Census: "1810 United States Federal Census"
    Year: 1810; Census Place: Salem, Sumter, South Carolina; Roll: 61; Page: 509; Image: Scm252_61-0364; FHL Roll: 0181420
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 7613 #593226 (accessed 21 February 2024)
    Joseph Tarleton in Salem, Sumter, South Carolina, USA.


  1. "Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 February 2018), Joel Talton and Julia Dukes, 17 Feb 1833; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1290227 V. A-B.
  • 1833 Marriage: "Alabama, U.S., Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935"
    Original data: WPA Indices to Marriage Records, by County, 1814-1935. Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 60922 #91662 (accessed 21 February 2024)
    Joe Talton marriage to Julia Duke on 12 Feb 1833 in Clarke, Alabama, USA.
  • 1833 Marriage: "Alabama, U.S., Compiled Marriages from Selected Counties, 1809-1920"
    Original data: Dodd, Jordan R., comp.. Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920
    Ancestry Record 4192 #22809 (accessed 21 February 2024)
    Joe Talton marriage to Julia Duke on 12 Feb 1833 in Clarke.
  • 1833 Marriage: "Alabama, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1969"
    Ancestry Record 7838 #76807 (accessed 21 February 2024)
    Joe Talton marriage to Julia Dukes on 12 Feb 1833 in Clarke, Alabama.
  • Marilyn Davis Barefield. Clarke County, Alabama, Records, 1814-1885. [Southern Historical Press, Easley, South Carolina, 1983] Page 17. Accessed: 15 October 2018, Anniston Public Library.

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