John Tellas
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John Thomas Tellas (1836 - 1913)

John Thomas Tellas aka Teake
Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 24 Nov 1864 in Dearborn, Indiana, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Dearborn, Indiana, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Jun 2020
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Alternate Name: As a young man, he sometimes used the name John Teake. He served in the Civil War under the name of John Teake.[1], [2]
Private John Tellas served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: Sep 18, 1861
Mustered out: Oct 27, 1864
Side: USA
Regiment(s): Indiana 37th Volunteers
John Tellas has French origins.
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John Tellas has Scottish Ancestors.

John enlisted in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on 20 October 1861 as a Private in Company F. of the 37th Regiment, Infantry Infantry. He was mustered out in Indianapolis, Indiana, on 27 October1864. He was captured 10/2/1863 by Wheeler's Cavalry at the Battle of Anderson Crossroads, Tennessee. He filed for a pension from the state of Indiana about 1885, application #445,036, certificate #241,705.

Occupation: working in a livery stable. 14 JUN 1880. Dillsboro, Dearborn County, Indiana.

Living: 1913 Dillsboro, Dearborn, Indiana, United States.


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  • Marriage Records
    • Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.
  • Census Records
    • Year: 1870; Census Place: Clay, Dearborn, Indiana; Roll: M593_307; Page: 427B; Family History Library Film: 545806
    • Year: 1880; Census Place: Dillsborough, Dearborn, Indiana; Roll: 272; Page: 74A; Enumeration District: 042
    • Year: 1900; Census Place: Clay, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 11; Enumeration District: 0036; FHL microfilm: 1240366
    • Year: 1910; Census Place: Clay, Dearborn, Indiana; Roll: T624_345; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0041; FHL microfilm: 1374358
  • Death Records
    • Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Death Certificates; Year: 1913; Roll: 04
    • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 17 October 2020), memorial page for John Tellas I (11 Apr 1835–13 Feb 1913), Find a Grave Memorial no. 34052836, citing Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Dearborn County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by JustinM (contributor 47062609) .

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