Excerpt from Life and Death of Rev. T. Dewitt Talmage, D.D
Thomas de witt talmage was born in Boundbrook, Somerset County, New Jersey, January 7, 1832. He was the youngest of twelve children, of whom five were girls. In personal appearance he is a little above the medium height, with blue eyes and. Sandy hair and complexion. He dresses very plainly but neatly, and in private life rather resembles an off-hand merchant than a clergyman. His father (david T. Talmage) was noted for his remarkably good judgment, firmness, deep piety and activity in Chris tian life. His mother, Catherine Talmage, was a woman of great strength of character and sweetness of disposition, and a frequent attendant upon the sick and thepoor within the circle of her inﬂuence. Dr. Talmage says At eighty three years of age my father exchanged earth for heaven The wheat was ripe, and it has been harvested. No paint er's pencil, no poet's rhythm could describe that magnifi.
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