Bio: Tarbox, B. R. (9-Mar-1900)
History of Northern, WI.
B. R. Tarbox was a Greenwood visitor from Pittsville Saturday. Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Wis.) 3-9-1900
Byron R. Tarbox was a farmer and blacksmith who lived in section 15, 23, 3 East of Wood Co., WI. A clearing was commenced on the farm on which Mr. Tarbox resided in 1854, for T. Weston & Co. The Octagon mill, just below there, was built by Williams & Bros. in 1852, and Mr. Tarbox moved there about that time to work at the mill, although he did not settle down on the farm he later resided on until May, 1870. His father, Roswell B., a lumberman, arrived in Wisconsin in 1849, and the next year moved his family to Quincy, Adams Co., WI, via Milwaukee and Portage. He died in Pittsville, March 24, 1851. His mother also died at the same place July 17, 1872. Byron R. Tarbox was born in Edinburg, Penoboscot Co., ME, June 21, 1838. He and his brother C. D. Tarbox, enlisted in Co. D, 4th Wis. V., May 17, 1861; was in the 19th Army Corps, department of the Gulf. Was at the siege of Port Hudson and at Baton Rouge, and many others. Mr. T. was married, March, 1869, to Miss Eliza Bullis. They had two children living, Mary E. and Robert Owen Tarbox.
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