Biography of George W. Teeter
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Teeter, George W., a life resident of Lansing, was born on the farm he now owns December 29, 1817, the son of Henry Teeter, who came to Lansing with his father, Henry, from Northampton county, Pa., in 1791, and settled in this county. The grandfather, Henry, died in 1804, leaving nine children; all now deceased. Henry, son of the latter, and father of George W., spent his life on his father's farm. He married a Miss Wintchy Sly, daughter of Michael Sly of Elmira, formerly of Pennsylvania, and of their thirteen children, eleven grew to maturity: John, Joseph, Daniel, Sally, Vincent, Hannah, Sly, Catharine, George, Henry and Smith. Henry died about 1844, and his wife in 1872. George W. attended the district schools and has always made this farm his home. He followed boating on the Erie Canal for ten years, plying between Buffalo and New York city. In the mean time he sold the farm left him by his father, and after leaving the canal bought a farm in Dryden, and a year later traded with his brother for the homestead farm, which he has improved with new buildings, etc. January 15, 1849, he married Matilda E. Hagin, born in 1822, daughter of Charles Hagin, and they have had five children: Foris May, born December 1, 1849, now of Portland, Ore.; Florence Belle, born in 1852, wife of Cicero Miller, of Kirkwood, Broome county; Frances E., wife of It Miller of Lansing, born in 1855; George H., born in 1860; Charles S. twin of George H., who died aged three years; Lena L., born in 1867, wife of L. E. Holden of Tennessee. Mr. Teeter is a Democrat, and has served as commissioner of roads.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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