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Elias M. Larkin

Male 1814 - 1864


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  • Name  Elias M. Larkin  [1, 2
    Born  4 Dec 1814  New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa State Census  1856  Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (Elias "Larkins" was living with his wife, "Clirsa," and children: "Dilfis," "Tilvesta," L. B., Samuel, Hannah E., Adaline, A. W., and E. E. "Larkins":) Line #5, Dwelling #867, Family #822: Elias Larkins, age 42, male, 21 years in Iowa, born in Connecticut, occupation farmer
    Census  1860  Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Elias Larkin was living with his wife, Clarissa, and children: Adolphus, Sylvester, Berkeley, Hannah, Lemuel, Adah, James, Erastus, and Washington Larkin:) Line #5, Dwelling #867, Family #822: Elias Larkin, age 44, male, occupation farmer, value of real estate $3000, value of personal property $1740, born in Connecticut
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Des Moines County, Iowa, Cemetery Information  [3
    • Elias M. Larkin; Born: (none); Died: 20 December 1864; Age: 50 years, 16 days; Line Number: 173; Loper Cemetery; Franklin Township
    Biography 
    • (Biographical notes from researcher, Kathy Rae (Poggemiller) Begey:)

      Very little is known about the early life of Elias Larkin, except that he was born December 14, 1814, in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Lemuel Larkin and Elizabeth Talmadge. We know that he had one brother, Levi Talmadge Larkin, who apparently was named for his uncle, the brother of his mother.

      He and his brother went west, possibly stopping along the way in Pennsylvania and/or Ohio, but we don't know that yet for sure at this writing on May 26, 2000. We don't know with whom the two brothers might have traveled, but it would seem that his brother's wife, Delia Dibby Larkin, went with them. We know that he reached Des Moines County, Iowa, in 1836, the year that the county was created, or possibly as early as 1835. He and his brother, Levi owned property very soon after they arrived; they may have jumped someone's claim to the land, according to Iowa records.

      Elias married Clarissa Larkin on December 28, 1837, in Des Moines County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Daniel Loper, a native of New Jersey, who grew up in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. The Loper family also came to Iowa in 1836. The Lopers lived 10 years in Preble County, Ohio, and then in Putnam County, Ohio, before moving to Iowa.

      Elias and Clarissa Larkin had 11 children, and he died on December 20, 1864, in Sperry, Iowa.

      **Larkin brothers came to Franklin Township (Iowa), Section 15 and 16 in 1834.
    Died  20 Dec 1864  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried  Loper Cemetery, Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID  I9133  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Lemuel Larkin,   b. 9 Aug 1775, Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1848, Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Talmadge,   b. 12 Nov 1775, Wolcott, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1833, Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Nov 1798  [7
    Alt. Marriage  1805  Congregational Church, North Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They were married at the Congregational Church.
    Family ID  F3293  Group Sheet

    Family  Clarissa Loper,   b. 7 Nov 1818, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1911, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Dec 1837  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Adolphus Fernando Larkin,   b. 18 Nov 1838, Des Moines County, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1864, Resaca, Gordon County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sylvester Larkin,   b. 18 Dec 1839, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1920, Fresno, Fresno County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Alonzo Berkley "Berkley" Larkin,   b. 24 Sep 1841, Des Moines County, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1935, Greensburg, Kiowa County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Levi Franklin Larkin,   b. 14 Mar 1843, Des Moines County, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1846, Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Hannah E. Larkin,   b. 8 Oct 1844, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1910
     6. Lemuel Larkin,   b. 22 Jul 1846, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1861, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Adah Ann Larkin,   b. 5 Aug 1849, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1861, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. James Wilbur Larkin,   b. 2 Oct 1851, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1919, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Elias Erastus "Erastus" Larkin,   b. 5 Feb 1854, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1861, Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Ward Asbury Larkin,   b. 21 Aug 1859, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1861, Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >11. Willard Fremont Larkin,   b. 28 May 1861, Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1943, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F1026  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S787] Begey, Kathy Rae (Poggemiller) (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S35] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1888) Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 285-286 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census, (online) (Reliability: 3).
      Franklin Township.

    5. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      1860 US Census; Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; July 7, 1860; page 121; sheet 915; Post Office: Dodgeville

    6. [S787] Begey, Kathy Rae (Poggemiller) (Reliability: 3).
      A biography of Elias M. Larkin written by Kathy Begey.

    7. [S787] Begey, Kathy Rae (Poggemiller).