JOHN TEAGUE, farmer; P. 0. Pleasant Hill; one of the prominent citizens of Newton Township, was born in 1821
onthe place adjoining his present farm; he was brought to his present place when 2 years old, where he has since
resided, a period of fifty seven years. He is the son of Moses and Jane (Coppoek) Teague, both descendants of pioneers,
and married in 1816. His grandparents, Samuel and Rebecca Teague, were natives of Newberry District, S. C., from
where they emigrated in 1805, locating in Newton Township, in October, 1806; here they passed the remainder of
their lives, dying at the ripe old age of 85 years. Thus peacefully passed away two more of Miami Co.'s early pioneers.
They brought with them to this county, three sons and seven daughters; a son was afterward drowned while crossing
the Stillwater. Of this family, Moses was the fifth child, born in 1797, in South Carolina, and was a lad of 8
or 9 summers when his lot was cast in the wilderness of Miami Co.; with the exception of eleven years in Indiana,
he passed his remaining years in Newton Township, most of them on the homestead; they both died at the age of 75
years. Our subject's life has been that of a farmer, and in agricultural pursuits he has taken a great interest.
In his home place he has 160 acres, and on it he has erected, at the cost of $8,000, one of the finest farm residences
in the county. Mr. T. is a man of enterprise and industry, and a valuable member of society. He is a Republican
in politics, and, although no office seeker. has been chosen Township Trustee several times; he, with his wife,
is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Teague has been married twice; first. March 12, 1846, to Susan Wheelock,
of Union Township, who died Dec. 8, 1868, leaving four sons and one daughter. His second marriage was with Elizabeth
Anderson, of Montgomery Co., Ohio, who was a daughter of John and Margaret Anderson.
History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Miamin County, Ohio Biographies
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