Biography of George W. Teeple
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George W. Teeple was born in Essex, N. J., April 8, 1810. His parents, William and Rachel Teeple, settled in Plymouth, Wayne Co., in 1826, and in 1844 removed to Lenawee county, where they died, his father in 1866, and his mother in 1863. Mr. T. has made agriculture the purpose of his life. He operated five years on a farm in Plymouth, and in 1836 settled on the place he now occupies, consisting of 100 acres, valued at $60.00 per acre. He was married June 7, 1832, to Samantha Cook, of Covert, N. Y. They have had 12 children, nine of whom are living, whose births occurred as follows: Elbert B., March 25, 1833; Minerva, June 25, 1834; Oscar F., May 29, 1838; Alfred C., May 4, 1842; Marcus D. and Marian E. (twins), Feb. 11, 1844; Almira D., Aug. 27, 1847; Harriet J., Jan. 13, 1853; and William E., Feb. 18, 1855. Politically Mr. T. is a Democrat. He has passed through all the seventies of pioneer life. His son Marcus enlisted in the 6th Mich. Cavalry, served three years and four months, and was under fire at Gettysburg, and in the battle of the Wilderness. Mrs. T. is a member of the Disciples Church.

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