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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dr. Robert H. Tarleton

Robert H. Tarleton

Robert H. Tarleton, M. D., druggist, was born in Mason County, Kentucky, March 24, 1822, and reared in Brookville (sic) in that State.  During his boyhood, he attended the schools of the day, and when seventeen one of a higher grade. At the age of twenty-one, he removed to Missouri, but soon returned to Kentucky, and engaged in teaching and the study of medicine.  In 1846, he located as as practitioner near Edinburg, Indiana; in 1847, came to this county, and in 1849 attended lectures at and in 1850 graduated from the Ohio Medical College, during which year, he removed to Kentucky and there married Miss Maria Prather April 18, 1850.  He then located at Patriot, Indiana, where he lost his wife in 1851, and afterward came to this town, where he has since been engaged in the practice of his profession, together with the drug business, which he established in 1852, in which he now has a partner in his nephew, W. B. Tarleton, and does a business of from $15,000 to $18,000 annually.  March 2, 1852,  he married Miss Elizabeth S. Wampler, with an issue of eight children--Carrie, Emma J. B., Harriet S., James W., Harry H., Edgar, June and Maurice.  In 1867, he laid out the beautiful Hillsdale (sic)  Cemetery. In addition to his store building, Dr. Tarleton owns a fine residence and other property.  He is a member of the Masons and a Democrat.  In 1879, he was appointed Trustee of the Indiana Hospital for the Insane, and renominated in 1881.

Washington Township and Martinsville
Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana, historical and biographical
Chicago - F. A. Battey & Co., 1884 
page 209 (Morgan County)

His first wife was Rachel Maria Prather.  The bondsman for their marriage was James S. Prather.  

His 2nd wife, Elizabeth Wampler Tarleton died 22 February 1934 in Martinsville, Indiana at the age of 99.

Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920 about Robert H. Tarleton

Name: Robert H. Tarleton
Date: 18 Feb 1901
Location: Martinsville
Age: 78 Yr
Gender: Male
Race: White
Source Location: County Health Office, Mooresville
Source notes: The source of this record is the book H-16 on page 21 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.

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