Biography of Joseph Teall
Monroe County, MI Biographies

JOSEPH TEALL, a son of Asaph and Sophronia Teall, and a grandson of Dr. Nathan Teall, a native of England, was born at Geneva, Ontario county, N. Y., in 1824. His parents came to Monroe county, Mich., when he was eight years old (in 1832), the family locating in the township of Erie, where the father, Asaph Teall, died in 1879. He served as a teamster in the Toledo War. Joseph Teall has been twice married. His first wife was Miss Mary S. Vandercook, of Erie, to whom he was married in 1846, and by whom he has four children now living. She died in 1854. He next married Miss Adeline Brown, of Dundee, his present wife. Mr. Teall came to the township of Ida in 1854, and for seven years worked as a common laborer. In 1861 he purchased the farm of 80 acres on which he now resides, of R. O'Connor; he now owns 85 acres. At the age of 21 he was elected constable in Erie township, and served 12 years, and has held the office of commissioner of highways 12 years. and has also served as a magistrate 24 years, and still holds that office.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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