Joseph Hale Talbot was born circa 1778 in Virginia to Matthew Talbot, III (1756-1804) and Lucy Bailey (1760-?) and died 15 February 1858 of unspecified causes. He married Bethany Callaway (1780-1871) 1797 .
He was a native of Virginia. His wife was a daughter of John Callaway (1746-1821) and Bethany Arnold (1749-1844) and is buried in an unmarked grave in the Callaway Family Cemetery, Wilkes County, Georgia.