This is all I know about John Talkington:
Robert and Elizabeth (Heiwood) Talkington immigrated from Manchester England before 1760. They first appeared in Daysville, Logan Co, KY in 1764 (There is little left of Daysville now except a country store - - located on Hwy 68 at Logan Co line near Elkton KY. I have a picture if you would like it).
Robert and Elizabeth had 4 sons and 6 daughters between 1764 and 1783) Robert and his sons Samuel, John, Robert, and Stephen, became relatively large landholders, having received some early land grants. Much of their land was good farmland on the Whippoorwill River. In 1819, Logan Co split; Daysville became part of Todd Co
John was born in 1772 in KY. He had two wives (Sarah Thatcher with whom he was supposed to have had 14 children (but I know the name of only one) and Lottie Sapp whom he probably married in 1795 in Washington Co, KY). He and Lottie had at least one son, Joseph, in 1812. Joseph married Mariah Perry in 1831. They moved to IL when they were still young and had 12 children (they named a son John and a daughter Lottie).
John's father, Robert died in 1799. In 1802 John was allowed 200 acres of Robert Talkington’s estate so it is asumed he was his son. John's widowed mother continued to live on family farm - - 1810 Logan Co, KY census, she was listed as HoH living next to her son Samuel. It appears that some of her grandchildren are living with her.
1820 - Russelville, Logan, KY p 6 It appears a brother or sister and their family are living with John Talkington. [he was enumerated on the same page as his sister-in-law 's brother, Alan Acock. .John owned no slaves]
6 people engaged in ag
1830 - Todd, KY, p3
He is supposed to be listed 3rd from bottom, but the scanned document on ancestry.com is completely unreadable
[Logan Co, KY was created out of Lincoln Co in 1820 and then Todd Co was taken from Logan and Christian Co]