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TEAGUE, William
LOFTIN, Isabella
TEAGUE, Edward
TEAGUE, Edward, Reverend
(1746-Cir 1806)


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TEAGUE, Edward, Reverend

  • Born: 1746
  • Marriage: UNKNOWN, Sarah
  • Died: Cir 1806, Burke County, North Carolina, United States

bullet  Death Notes:

Estimated death in 1806 based on probate in Jan 1807 and non-appearance in tax list in 1808.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Story. There is a lot of confusion about this Edward Teague and his father Edward. Information sited below is often conflicting, as far as wife names, children names, death dates, and which one is "Reverend". This may really be two different people, one of whom is the son of Edward and Lurannah, and another who moved from Chatham to Burke Co. No conclusive knowledge yet.

2. Property, 27 Apr 1762, Orange County, North Carolina Colony. 819 Edward Teague Jr by Edwd Teague Sr entry, 700 acres in Orange Co on the waters of Rockey River, joining Edwd Teague Sr [signed Edward Teague Sr for Edwd Teague Jr. Note if the birthyear of 1746 is correct, then Edward Jr would only be 16 years old in 1762, and therefore too young to own land] (Miscellaneous Land Office Papers).

3. Story. 820 A male could not buy and sell land before the age of 21 without parental consent. A male could only own land in his name at the age of 16. It had to be bought by someone of age. He could not sell land he had at the age of 16 until he became 21 years old. Edward Sr bought land for his son Edward Jr in 1762, so Edward Jr must have been at least 16 by then, but not yet 21, so Edward Jr was born between 1742 and 1746.

4. Property, 2 Apr 1770, Orange County, North Carolina Colony. 821 Jacob Layton deeded 235 acres in Orange Co to Edward Tegue of Orange Co. Land is part of a tract granted to George Adam Salling by Lord Granville on 2 Oct 1761. (Orange Co deed book 3, p308)

[2 Oct 1761. George Adam Saling granted 470 acres in Orange Co on both sides of Rocky River, joining the Bents of the said river. Grant #2155, p34.]

5. Appearance in Document, May 1778, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 822 Jury list for next court includes Edward Teague Jr (Chatham Co records).

6. Story. A high school thesis in Alexander Co, NC, suggests that the reason Edward Teague left Chatham Co and went to Burke Co is because he was a "revolutionary whig" who believed in individual rights and states rights, and he moved west of Governor Tryon's western boundary line, established in 1767 along the Yadkin River, in order to escape political and religious disturbances.

7. Census, 1790, Burke County, North Carolina, United States. The only Edward Teague in the 1790 Census in NC is in Morgan District, Burke Co, 8th company, p108. He is over 16, living with 2 males under 16 [Van and Moses], 6 females [some sources show this as 5, which would be wife Sarah, daughters Rebecca, Lurannah, Isabella, and Mary], and 2 slaves.

8. Property, 1 Nov 1797, Burke County, North Carolina, United States. 823 Deed from Edward Teague Jr of Burke County, NC, to John Beck, for land in Chatham Co on Rockey River. (Chatham Co Deed Book J, p156). This proves that Edward Teague Jr of the 1762 deed moved from Chatham Co to Burke Co.

9. Story, 1797, Burke County, North Carolina, United States. Edward Teague ... preacher and 1797 organizer of the first Baptist Church in this section, known as the New Meeting House ... erected at ... the Munday Graveyard in Ellendate Twp ... serving ... from 1797 to his death in 1810." (Teague History and Genealogy, 1953). On 7 Jun 1797 a meeting was held there to ordain officers. Listed included Edward Teague and Sarah Teague (from article in Statesville Landmark, date unknown). The log Meeting House Church burned in 1825, and membership was absorbed by Antioch Baptist Church. (Burke Co Land Records and More Important Miscelleneous Records 1751-1809, Vol III, by Edith Warren Huggins, 1987)

10. Census, 1800, Burke County, North Carolina, United States. Edward Teague is in Burke Co.

11. Property, 5 Aug 1802, Alexander County, North Carolina, United States. 824 Edward Teague Jr sold to Moses Teague Jr "in consideration of love and affection" a 100 acre tract of land lying on the Middle Little River, part of a tract he had been granted in July 1794 (Alexander Co records, Book A, p362). A supposition is that Moses was a son of Edward, and he is referred to as Jr because Edward Sr's brother lived close by and he had a son Moses who was older than this Moses.

12. Appearance in Document, 1806, Burke County, North Carolina, United States. 825 Burke Co Tax List shows two Edward Teagues.

13. Probate, Jan 1807, Burke County, North Carolina, United States. 60 Jan 1807. Edward Teague will [maybe this one] proved by John Teague, with Nathan Austin qualified as executor. [Nathan Austin is husband of Edward's daughter Rebecca] (Burke Co Court minutes, Jan 1807, p737)

14. Story, 1808, Burke County, North Carolina, United States. 826 Burke Co Tax List shows one Edward Teague. He pays a poll tax, so it cannot be this Edward, as he would be too old [if born 1746, he would be about 62 in 1808. Over 60 does not pay poll tax]. It is Edward, son of John and Martha. Therefore, this Edward is dead.

15. Occupation: Farmer.

16. Story. At corner of Munday-Teague Cemetery in Alexander county NC is a large memorial stone saying: "Rev. Edward Teague England 1720-USA 1810, Founded first Baptist church in Alexander Co., NC 1797, pastor of the New Meeting House Baptist Church - 1797 - 1810. I have found a good fight, I have kept the faith." (posted on USGenWeb Archives by Gale Payne Nagy from survey of cemetery taken Jan 1998)

17. Story. 827 Edward Teague, Jr, was son of Edward Teague and Lurannah Swearingen. He was b 1742-1746, d 1802-1808. He married Sarah, who died after 1815. Edward was born in Frederick Co, VA. He also lived in Chatham Co NC and Burke Co NC. He is probably the Reverend Edward Teague who founded Antioch Baptist Church in Alexander Co NC. He died in Burke Co. His children were Moses, Vann, Mary, Rebecca, Lurannah, and Isabelle.

18. Story. Teague Genealogy by Burton Newlin cites a letter by Mrs. Gutherie in 1931 in Teague Family Memorial Association, 1804 Inventory of estate in Chatham Co, 1805 Feb Sessions Widows Allowance Chatham Co, NC, 1850 Census of Chatham Co.

19. Story. Edward Teague, son of Edward, was born Abt 1750 in Frederick County, VA, and died 1804 in Chatham County, NC. He married Peggy McDaniel 1782. Edward Teague was a minister. [some info incorrect] (Posted at

20. Story. Edward Teague, son of Rev. Edward and Lurannah, b 1749 Frederick Co VA, d 1804 Chatham Co NC, m 1782 to Peggy McDaniel (b 1765, d 1826 Chatham Co). [some info incorrect] (from Teague Family Index on web at


Edward married Sarah UNKNOWN. (Sarah UNKNOWN died after 1815.)

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