Joseph H. Tarbell, Pg 434-435 – scanned document
JOSEPH H. Tarbell. a prominent farmer of Mont Vernon, Hillsboro County, N. H., was born in Exeter, Rockingham County, August 25, 1822, and is now in his seventy-sixth year. His parents were William and Lydia (Spaulding) Tarbell.
When but four years old Joseph H. Tarbell was bereft of his father. He was then taken into the family of Colonel Benjamin Hutchinson, of Milford, with whom he remained until his eighteenth year. He received a good district-school education, but was unable to pursue his studies further. Natural business tact, observation, and experience have, however, largely compensated for his want of book knowledge; and his career has been a successful one. He remained in Milford until about twenty-five years old, then came to Mont Vernon, where he has since made his home. He had previously worked three seasons in Milford as a farm hand at fifteen dollars per month, and board. His farm in Mont Vernon contains about two hundred acres, and he here carries on general farming with profit.
Mr. Tarbell was married August 23, 1844, to Miss Harriet N. Hopkins. She was born in Mont Vernon, and is a daughter of James Hopkins. Mr. and Mrs. Tarbell have two children, a son and a daughter, namely: George F., who lives in Mont Vernon; and Emma J., wife of Charles L. Perham, of Lyndeboro, N.H. In politics Mr. Tarbell is a Republican. He has served one term as Selectman of Mont Vernon.