Mary "Polly" Teeters

Female 1857 - 1925  (68 years)


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  • Name Mary "Polly" Teeters 
    Born 25 Jan 1857  Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Nov 1925  [1
    Buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • no tombstone...
    Person ID I35598  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2014 

    Father William Teeters,   b. 0___ 1814, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1860, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Whitlow,   b. 0___ 1825 
    Married Y  [1
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1850  Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence (Family) 3 Feb 1857  Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F13101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Smith,   b. 16 Aug 1853, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1926, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 9 Jul 1874  Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. William Garrett Smith,   b. 18 Jun 1892, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1966, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F13102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jan 1857 - Sequatchie County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jul 1874 - Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Posted By: Donna Doty

      Email: ddoty@bellsouth.net
      Subject: Teeters of Bledsoe and Sequatchie Co TN
      Post Date: June 24, 2005 at 18:32:05
      Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/teeters/messages/227.html
      Forum: Teeters Family Genealogy Forum
      Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/teeters/

      I am researching my great-grandmother's family from Dunlap TN and have hit a huge brick wall. I have not had much contact with anyone else researching this line especially since my Mom passed away, so any help I can receive will be appreciated.

      My great grandmother is Mary "Polly" Teeters (Jun 1857- 21 Nov 1925) married 9 Jul 1874 to John Smith (1853-1926). Polly and John are buried in Old Union Cemetery in Dunlap, TN.

      John and Polly had 8 children:

      Josie Smith (1875 - ?) married Sidney Brewer (1869 - ?)
      James H. Smith (1877 - 1963) married Sarah Ann ?? (1877 - 1958)
      Lottie Smith (1880 - 1967) married Charlie Clemmons (1887 - 1957)
      Sarah J. Smith (1885 -?) married William Simmons (1885 - ?)
      Susan Smith (1888 - 1956) married Grover Walker (1891 - 1981)
      William Garrett Smith (1892 - 1966) married Liza Jane Layman (1907 - 1982) Garrett and Liza are my maternal grandparents.
      George Smith (1895 - 1962) married Florence Griffith (1901 - ?)
      Houston Smith (1896 - approx 1902)

      I believe that Polly Teeters' parents were William Teeters (1814 - ?) and Elizabeth Whitlow (1825 - ?), per her death certificate. If this is true, then William's parents surely were Jacob and Suzannah Teeters from Bledsoe Co, TN. Correct?

      Polly's husband, John Smith's parents were M. Garrett Smith (1825 - ?) and Jane Hughes Smith (Apr 1830 - ?), according to his death certificate. John had a brother named Houston Smith that married Susan King who are the grandparents of LeBron Smith that lives on the family farm there in Dunlap TN just a few hundred yards from Old Union Cemetery.

      I have spoken with LeBron and was able to verify that M. Garrett and Houston Smith's parents were David Smith and Susan Handy Smith of Bledsoe County, TN. That is as far back as I can get the Smith side of my family.

      I have been able to flesh out my grandmother's Layman line in Marion and Grundy Counties (other surnames in this family are Ross, Cheek, Ramsey, Tabor), but my grandfather's Teeters line has been more difficult for me to research.

      You can see most all my family lines on my webpage at <http://bellsouthpwp.net/d/d/ddoty/>. If there are any Teeters, Smiths, Layman, etc out there that can trace their line to my Bledsoe and Sequatchie County, TN families,

      I would LOVE to hear from you. Thanks in advance, Donna [1]
    • John and Polly had 8 children:

      Josie Smith (1875 - ?) married Sidney Brewer (1869 - ?)
      James H. Smith (1877 - 1963) married Sarah Ann ?? (1877 - 1958)
      Lottie Smith (1880 - 1967) married Charlie Clemmons (1887 - 1957)
      Sarah J. Smith (1885 -?) married William Simmons (1885 - ?)
      Susan Smith (1888 - 1956) married Grover Walker (1891 - 1981)
      William Garrett Smith (1892 - 1966) married Liza Jane Layman (1907 - 1982) Garrett and Liza are my maternal grandparents.
      George Smith (1895 - 1962) married Florence Griffith (1901 - ?)
      Houston Smith (1896 - approx 1902) [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S49341] Donna Doty | ddoty@bellsouth.net | http://genforum.genealogy.com/teeters/messages/227.html.

    2. [S446] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58522450.

    3. [S440] http://genforum.genealogy.com/teeters/messages/227.html.

    4. [S7506] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.