Elizabeth (Speer) Templeton
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Elizabeth (Speer) Templeton (1798 - 1842)

Elizabeth Templeton formerly Speer
Born [location unknown]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married before 1821 (to 14 Sep 1842) in Laurens County, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Laurens County, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Jan 2014
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Elizabeth was born in 1798. Elizabeth Speer ... She passed away in 1842.

Marriage and Children Discrepancies

According to L. B. Templeton Elizabeth was john's second wife. The Laurensville Herald[1] makes note in 1850 of John's Marriage to Martha Spear, "Templeton, John married Martha Spear both of Laurens District on March 19, 1850, officiate by rev. C.B. Stewart." Is Martha, Elizabeth's sister or another Martha entirely? L. B. states that "His first wife was Martha. They had no children."

L.B. Templeton list's John and Elizabeth's Children in this order:

  1. Laura Evaline - He gives the Baptismal date of July 19, 1852 ("in Infancy" usually meaning in childhood.) So going on his notes she may well have been born prior to Samuel.
  2. Samuel C
  3. Emmaline
  4. John (James) Oliver
  5. Margaret Jane
  6. Caroline
  7. Eunice

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  1. Lauresnville Herald, p.3, March 29, 1850
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 7500339, Elizabeth Templeton, Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina, USA.
  • Templeton Family History, p.108 .L. B. Templeton, Jr., Self Published, 1953.

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