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William Teague Sr. (abt. 1695 - abt. 1762)

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William Teague Sr.
Born about in Teggs Delight, Cecil, Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Cecil, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Chatham, Rowan County, North Carolinamap
Teague-8 created 6 Aug 2010 | Last modified | Last edit: 7 Oct 2017
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William Teague , who had started life as a working miner at the age of eleven, progressed to be an under-captain and eventually a mine captain. He made a fortune in Tincroft and Came Brea mines and subsequently became connected with the Penvoll Smelting Company, which was another profitable venture. According to R. Symons' "Gazetteer of Cornwall" published in 1884, "he exibited a singular tenacity for mining. He was a legitimate miner, no dealer."


1693, Teggs Delight, Cecil, Maryland, United States[1]


Date: 1693, Cecil, Maryland, United States


1775, Chatham, Rowan, North Carolina, United States[2]


1775, Abbots Creek Cemetery, Rowan Co. North Carolina


Sold his lands in Cecil County Maryland and moved to Frederick County Virginia


ABT 1737, Moved from Frederick County Maryland to North Carolina
ABT 1751, Son, Joshua, was the executor of William Teague's will and distributed the land holdings.


His wife's maiden name was Loftin, some family trees have Pennington.

Husband: William Abel Teague
Wife: Isabella Pennington
Date: Btw 1705 and 1710
Place: Cecil Co., Maryland
Child: Moses Teague
Child: Isaac Teaque
Child: Joshua Teague
Child: Edward Teague
Child: Isaac Teague
Child: Abraham Teague
Child: Charity Teague
Child: Benjamin Teague
Child: Rachael Teague
Child: Elijah Teague
Child: Moses Sr. Teague
Child: Susannah Teague
Child: William Teague

Disputed Wives

"My gut is telling me neither Isabella is correct. According to Dutch/German naming patterns, the first son is named after the Paternal G-father (Edward) and the second son after the Maternal G-father. (Moses?) If either Isabella Pennington or Isabelle Loftin was the Mother, then the second son should be William or Abraham.

Granted, this naming pattern was not followed 100% of the time, and is really more of a clue than a definitive guide. But the first son was Edward...

I am not having any luck with finding "First" sources thus far, but I have found some convincingly documented websites listing Land Transfers and Church Records. One such website, Ancestors of Sherry Lynn Sorrells makes clear that Isabella Teague signed off her dowery* on land transfers up until Sept of 1736. All else is speculative. With the scarcity of records available, I feel it is too presumptuous to assume that the 2 eligible Isabells we have records for are the only 2 Isabells of the given time period. We know Isabella E. Pennington married in 1714. We know Isabelle Lofton was born in 1696. We don't know if either married William Teague to become the Isabell Teague that signed the land records.

To speculate either way is to take the tree in a completely different direction than the other. Both women exsisted. Both Families exsisted. But either and/or neither could be the spouse of William.

That being said, wouldn't it be most appropriate to leave the spouse of William as "unkown" and notate possible connections to the consolidated profiles of both Isabelle Loftin and Isabella E. Pennington in his Bio? Phillip Rich

  • She didn't sign off her dowery, she signed off her DOWER or Dowager Rights, aka Widow's share or 1/3 of the value of the estate with the children splitting 2/3 in most cases. Signing off on Dowager Rights usually means the husband is selling the land, so the wife agrees that once the sale is made, she has lost all rights to a widow's share of that property.

And at (archived at Wayback Machine) we find this statement... Steve Connolly (connolly AT writes: "Occasionally, the following is published on various genealogy sites as fact: William Teague b. ca 1693, Cecil County, MD, wife Isabella Loftin b. 19 Dec 1693. However, several very assiduous researchers have been UNABLE to verify that. It is also possible that the wife referred to was Isabella Pennington (ca 1697, Cecil County, MD). One of those researchers, Ashley Loftin, was kind enough to send me photocopies of records that he had examined during his years of hands-on research. Indeed, there is no reference to anyone but an Isabell/Isabella. This is an on-going unsolved gap in our information. Unless solid evidence has come to light (evidence many of us would love to examine), please be advised that this controversy exists for both the Loftin/Lofton researchers and the Pennington researchers. We all have to remain vigilant about publishing conjecture as fact."Lynette Jester


  1. User ID 290ADBED-1B9D-4AE9-9FDE-927876B1F043 Record ID Number MHIF3630 User ID 290ADBED-1B9D-4AE9-9FDE-927876B1F043 Record ID Number MHIF3630
  2. User ID C5D95F55-0642-453B-9BFA-982CE1AA8020 Record ID Number MHIF3629 User ID C5D95F55-0642-453B-9BFA-982CE1AA8020 Record ID Number MHIF3629
  • Source: S544861131 Title: GEDCOM File : 2649994.ged Data: Date: 19 Mar 2004
  • Source: S544861193 Title: GEDCOM File : 2837505.ged Data: Date: 29 Mar 2004
  • Source: S544861194 Title: GEDCOM File : 2842984.ged Data: Date: 3 Apr 2004
  • Source: S544861195 Title: GEDCOM File : 2922919.ged Data: Date: 11 Jul 2004


  • Entered by Diana Morris, Apr 17, 2012
  • WikiTree profile Teague-486 created through the import of 11-2012 gedcom.ged on Nov 15, 2012 by Lee Casad. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Lee and others.

Changes and Merges

*Merge Note Please don't remove*









Teague-296 into Teague-8

Teague-436 into Teague-8

Teague-169 into Teague-8 Father William (Teague-169) mother Isabella Loftin (Loftin-29)birth 1693 death 1775

Teague-326 into Teague-8

Teague-313 into Teague-8 Father William(Teague-313) Mother Isabella (Pennington-697)

Teague-223 into Teague-8

Teague-419 into Teague-8

Teague-486 into Teague-8

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William:

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On 4 Aug 2017 at 04:22 GMT Patricia (Charles) Stockley wrote:

Teague-1071 and Teague-8 are not ready to be merged because: Too many duplicates . Also father/son relationships need resolving.

On 25 May 2017 at 20:10 GMT Lynette Jester wrote:

I don't believe the William in the biography is the Wm of the profile. Think!!! Why would he be sent back to Cornwall to be a miner when he had good farmland in the colonies? Also, the Gazette mentioned is from 1884. Wm was b. 1690s. This archived discussion gives a more complete story of William the miner.

If mining extended your life for 100 years, we'd never left the mines.

On 4 Mar 2016 at 03:21 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Teague-1163 and Teague-8 appear to represent the same person because: identical birth and death, same father

On 1 Jun 2015 at 23:19 GMT Phillip Rich wrote:

Another well sourced website. William Teague is number 419 a little past halfway down the page.

Sorrells DataSheet

On 1 Jun 2015 at 23:02 GMT Phillip Rich wrote:

Interesting read with a lot of sourcing data. DataSheet

On 1 Jun 2015 at 03:22 GMT Phillip Rich wrote:

Teague-1035 and Teague-8 appear to represent the same person because: Not sure why the rejected match, these 2 are one and the same. Please merge.

On 23 Apr 2015 at 16:07 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Please review and approve the merge of this profile into to lowest numbered profile with the correct LNAB Teague-8. There are many duplicates of this fellow. I have been researching and I see that there are also several different names for the POB - the correct POB is Teggs Delight, Cecil, Maryland. The name of the Plantation that his father owned. Thanks, Mags

On 23 Apr 2015 at 16:02 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Teague-486 and Teague-8 appear to represent the same person because: Continuing to do clean-up of this line and merging away duplicate profiles. MAgs

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