TALLMAN, Peleg (1764-1840)

TALLMAN, PELEG, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Tiverton, R.I., July 24, 1764; attended the public schools; served in the Revolutionary War on the privateer Trumbull, and lost an arm in an engagement in 1780; was captured and imprisoned in England and Ireland 1781-1783; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Bath, Maine (until 1820 a district of Massachusetts); elected as a Republican to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1813); declined to be a candidate for renomination; overseer of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1802-1840; member of the Maine senate in 1821 and 1822; died in Bath, Maine, March 12, 1840; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery; reinterment in Forest Hills Cemetery, Roxbury, Mass.

Hagley Museum and Library
Wilmington, DE
Papers: In the Tallman Family Papers, 1799-1939. 55 feet.
Persons represented include Peleg Tallman. An inventory is available in the library.


Mystic Seaport
Manuscripts Division
Mystic, CT
Papers: In the Enoch Silsby Collection (Coll. 6), 1788-1841, 1860 items.
Persons represented include Peleg Tallman.


University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Richard Cutts Papers, 1753-1886, approximately 185 items.
Correspondents include Peleg Tallman.