Peter Teeple

M, #3844, b. 14 July 1762, d. 28 July 1847
Info* Information on him came from R.W. Frei, #234; R.R. Mutrie, #23; Jeanette Chase, #262 to early Maybee Society records. 
Birth*14 July 1762 Peter Teeple was born on 14 July 1762 at Trenton, New Jersey.1 
MilService*1776 During the American Revolution, Peter was a Captain in the New Jersey Volunteers, a Loyalist Regiment. At the end of the war, his company boarded ship for Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where they were disbanded. He then proceeded to Waterborough, New Brunswick and captained a trading vessel which plied between St. John and New York City. In the fall of 1792, he joined his wife's parents in their move to Upper Canada, arriving at Turkey Point, Norfolk County in 1793 after wintering in Quebec.2 
Marriage*8 January 1785 He married Lydia Mabee, daughter of Frederick Mabee and Lavinia Pelham, on 8 January 1785 at Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.3 
(Witness) Anecdote1792 The Mabee party, it is said, started for Upper Canada in the fall of 1792, but they wintered in Quebec and did not reach Turkey Point until some time in 1793. They drove twelve cows, rode horses, and employed an Indian guide to pilot the way through the wilderness
Some members of the family claim that the settlement was made as early as 1791, while others say it was not made before 1794; but Mrs. Mabee and her family were living there in a comfortable log-house at the time of Governor Simcoe's visit in 1795. The grave of Frederick Mabee was there also, and a piece of ground known as the "Indian fields" had been cleared of its light growth of timber and cropped; all of which makes it appear quite reasonable that the family may have settled there, at least as early as 1793.
The Mabee party consisted of Frederick Mabee and wife; Oliver Mabee, their eldest son, aged about nineteen; Simeon, the second son, aged about seventeen; Pellum, the youngest son, aged about twelve – at least, these were the ages of the sons at the time of the Governor's visit; two single daughters – Polly and Sally; and two married daughters – Nancy and Lydia, with their respective husbands – John Stone and Peter Teeple. It is said that Peter Secord, also, came with the Mabee family.4 
(Witness) Immigration1793 Peter Teeple immigrated with Frederick Mabee and Lavinia Pelham in 1793 at Turkey Point, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.Frederick Mabee was a United Empire Loyalist, whose home had at the British evacuation of New York, been confiscated, and himself and family subjected to indignity by many of his former neighbours because he declined to swear allegiance to the "New Republic", holding as he no doubt conscientiously did, that the grievances of the colonists should be settled by constitutional means rather than by the sword. Having heard of the wonderful fertility and natural advantage of the Long Point (or as it was first called, the Turkey Point) country in Upper Canada from his cousin. Peter Secord, a U.E. Loyalist who had accompanied him to Saint John from New York and who, being an old hunter, had already penetrated the wilds of Upper Canada with one George Ramsay, and Englishman, on a hunting and exploring trip, he resolved to form a small colonization party to open a permanent party at Turkey Point. Gathering many of his relatives together, including his son-in-law, Capt. Teeple, the "Mabee Party" as they were afterwards called, set out in the fall of 1792, but they wintered at Quebec and did not reach Turkey Point until some time in 1793. They brought some household goods, drove several cows, rode horses and employed an Indian guide to pilot the way through the wilderness. The men drove the animals along the shore, the women came in boats, going ashore at night to camp. During the journey through the wilds they sustained themselves largely on cornmeal and milk from the cows.

The party consisted of Frederick Mabee and Lavinia (nee Pelham or Pellum), Oliver Mabee, their eldest son, aged about 19; Simon, the second son, aged 17; Pollum, the youngest son, aged about 5; three single daughters, Polly, Betsy and Sally, and two married daughters, Nancy, with her husband, John Stone and Lydia, with her husband, Capt. Peter Teeple, and their four children. His cousin, Peter Secord and Thomas Welch, also came with the Mabee party. Frederick Mabee at once erected the first log cabin ever built at the new settlement, at the foot of the hill overlooking Turkey Point. Their corn was pounded in the stump of a walnut tree, the beetle being attached to a "sweep" like the "Old Oaken Bucket".

One year after the arrival of the party he died of apoplexy, and was buried in a hollowed-out walnut log coffin. He was the first white man buried in the new settlement, and a large boulder marks his tomb near Turkey Point. His widow subsequently married Lieut. William B. Hilton, a New York Loyalist of the Kings American Dragoons, but he died three years after the marriage. Large numbers of other Loyalists poured into the settlement shortly after, but the "Mabee Party" came in advance of the rest and became "squatters" until the lands were apportioned by the Crown to all the Loyalists.

Polly and Sally Mabee, two daughters who came to Turkey Point, single, married respectively Capt. David Secord, of Butler's Rangers, and Silas Montross, both U.E. Loyalists. The former was a miller at Niagara, but later settled on Catfish creek, west of Orwell; the latter lived at Turkey Point. The Mabee, Teeple, Secord, Montross and Stone families became prominent factors in the early days of settlement, but now their descendants are very widely scattered.

More than a hundred years have come and gone since Frederick Mabee and his sons and sons-in-law made the acquaintance of the wild, painted and befeathered savages of the north shore of Lake Erie, and where they were surprised and startled by the bedlam of discordant sounds, which daily rent the air, from the throats of the myriads of wild turkeys, geese and duck, as these sturdy pioneers staked out their new homes at Turkey Point. Today their great grandsons are found in the ranks of busy men, scattered all over the American continent, and their great-great grandchildren occupy seats in nearly every school house in the land. In fact, these descendants have become so numerous, and so widely dispersed, that they meet as strangers, never dreaming that the old pioneer mother who pounded corn in the hollow of a walnut stump more than a hundred years ago, was their common maternal ancestor.5 
Land*2 June 1793  On 2 June 1793 at Saint John River, Island Rights, York County, New Brunswick, Canada, Peter Teeple granted one lot containing 4 Acres & 3 Roods.6 
Land*1797  In 1797 at Turkey Point, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada, Peter Teeple and Lydia Mabee They were the first settlers at Turkey Point. After the survey of 1797, he was granted lot 8, Broken Front, Charlotte Twp. on the northern shoreline of Lake Erie. He quickly rose to prominence in the district.2 
Occupation*1 January 1800 Peter Teeple was a was appointed one of the first five Justices of the Peace for the London District on 1 Jan. 1800. At the same time he was appointed one of the five commissioners for administering oaths to public office as prescribed by law for the officers of the Crown. He was sworn in himself at the house of Lieutenant James Monroe on 2 Apr 1800 and was a sitting Justice at the first session of the first court held in Norfolk County at Fort Monroe on 1 January 1800 at London District, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.2 
Religion*1804  In 1804 Peter Teeple and Lydia Mabee were Lydia and Peter were founding members of the first Baptist Church there in 1804. Peter was a trustee of the meeting house in 1807 at First Baptist Church, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.2 
Immigration*1814  In 1814 Peter Teeple and Lydia Mabee immigrated to Oxford County, Ontario, Canada.After the War of 1812-1814, the Teeples moved to Oxford County, Ontario where they received a Loyalist Land Grant.2 
(Witness) Probate30 October 1821 Peter Teeple was mentioned when John Gustin's will was probated on 30 October 1821 at Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. "Will of John Gustin, Farmer, mentions wife, Abigail, sons Charles and Eliphalet Gustin, daughters, Sophia, Jemima, Rachel, Katy and Frulove Gustin, and daughter, Abigail Mabee. Executors were Sophia Gustin, Samuel Smith, and Peter Teeple
Witnesses to Will were William Pitt Gilbert, Sophia Gustin, and Charles Gustin. The will was not dated (apparently made out around September 1800)
Petitioners: Elizabeth Gustin, widow of John Gustin; Peter Teeple; Samuel Smith - petition not dated
Affidavit by Sophia Gustin Wood, dated September 26, 1821stated that John Gustin did not name all his children in the will. Charles Gustin did not remember witnessing the will.
Inventory of estate completed October 22, 1821 by James Smith and Jacob Potts Junior."7 
Note*  Captain Peter Teeple was born near Trenton, New Jersey, July 14th, 1762. Bordentown is believed to be the locality. His parents were settlers from Holland in New Jersey and he was the youngest son of a well-to-do and fairly numerous family. He had at least three brothers - John, James and George - all of whom were in the Continental Army under George Washington in the War of Independence which raged from 1776 to 1783. After the close of the war some of John's descendants came to Norfolk and Elgin counties, the late Lyman Teeple, barrister of St. Thomas, being of that line. About the year 1779 Peter was still lving at the old home and then in his 18th year. Being possessed of a very handsome horse, he kept it carefully hidden from view of the contending armies, rightfully fearing it might be confiscated for war purposes. One day, however whilst leading it to water, he was surprised by the Patriot cavalry and forced to give it up. He afterwards stated that, being at that time unable to speak English (his family, as mentioned before, being Hollanders) he was taken at a great disadvantage. The occurrence so angered the boy who prided himself on the possession of so handsome a horse that he immediately tied up a bundle of clothing and started on foot for New York, then occupied by the British, which he reached safely, and there joined the British cavalry. Having a good education and being naturally bright and intelligent, he soon acquired a fluent use of the English language, and being of tall and commanding presence and a good soldier, he rapidly rose to the rank of captain, and placed in command of a troop of cavalry of the body known as "The New Jersey Volunteers".

He took part in several notable engagements, and many times had an opportunity to forage for supplies for his troop among the supporters of the Patriot army which had deprived him of his beloved steed. On one occasion, while scouting in Virginia, a bullet from the rifle of an American sharpshooter killed the charger upon which he was mounted.

At the close of the war in 1783, Capt. Teeple's cavalry troop was disbanded at Halifax, and, owing to his fine physique, being six feet four inches in height, he was offered great inducements to proceed with the British army to England and accept a commission in His Majesty's Life Guards. He declined the offer and later expressed his misgivings as to the wisdom of his choice. He then left Halifax; proceeding with a large number of other disbanded soldiers, and many refugees, to New Brunswick, where Loyalist settlements had been established at Saint John and other points.

From being a captain of horse, he now became captain of a trading vessel plying between Saint John and New York. At Saint John he met and married, in 1785, Lydia Mabee, one of the five daughters of Frederick Mabee, a prominent Loyalist, whose father, Simon, a Hollander, and mother, Marie Landrine, a French lady, had settled near Sing Sing in the State of New York.

Capt. Peter Teeple and his brothers-in-law Capt. David Secord and John Stone, were the first young married men that settled in the Town of Charlotteville, as Turkey Point afterwards came to be officially named; and when the settlement was surveyed, Peter Teeple was granted lot 8 in the broken forest near Forestville. His wife, Lydia, was also granted 106 1/4 acres by the Crown, being part of lot 9, lakefront, Charlotteville. Nearby still stands an old tree known as the "Aunt Lydia Apple Tree," which yet bears fruit. It was the favorite apple tree of Lydia Teeple. There are trees in this orchard 100 years old, and near the old house is still standing a walnut tree which must be very ancient indeed. It measures nearly twelve feet in diameter and is an interesting relic in itself with its immense spread of branches.

Peter Teeple was one of the first five justices appointed, having that honor conferred upon him by virtue of the first General Commission of the Peace to the newly organized District of London, dated at York, now City of Toronto, January 1, 1800. He was also one of the original men appointed at the same time to act as commissioners for administering oaths, prescribed by law to the officers of the Government of Upper Canada. On the 2nd of April following, he was sworn into office by Samuel Ryerse, Esq., at the home of Lieut. Munroe at Turkey Point, which house is still standing (1899), and is now known as Fort Munroe. On the 8th of April, 1800, when the first session of Court was held that day, "District of London" was convened at Fort Munroe. Simon Mabee was sworn in open court as High Constable for Walsingham, and Squire Teeple was one of the sitting Justices. At a later date the famous Col. Talbot sat with him as an Associate Justice. His position then was equivalent to that of a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas now, and he came to be regarded as a thorough jurist. In addition to the above mentioned offices he was also appointed on 12th April 1800, a Justice of the Court of Requests and Commissioner of Highways for that Division of the District of London, comprising the townships of Charlotteville, Walsingham, Houghton and Middleton.

He left a very large library, and a complete register of the hundreds of civil marriages performed. An amusing incident was related by his youngest son, Pellum, in connection with one marriage ceremony he presided at about 1825. The laws of customs of that place required that where no regular license had been procured, the ceremony might be carried out at some public crossroads at the hour of midnight, the contracting parties appearing in night clothes the justice and one of more others acting as witnesses. In company with his son, Pellum, the Squire repaired o the spot, a lonely crossroad, on a very dark night. Presently two groups approached from opposite directions, one with the bride, the other with the groom. Upon meeting, and the two principals clad in white robes, stepping forward, at the hour of twelve, they were duly married according to law. Pellum, then a young man of sixteen, said it made a lasting and weird impression on his memory.

But a few years had elapsed after the Squire, as he was then called by virtue of his legal office, settled at Turkey Point, when the war of 1812-15 broke out. He had attained a good degree of prosperity, and he and his sons donned their swords to defend their new-made homes. The settlers formed volunteer companies and in recognition of his previous military rank and experience, he was chosen a Captain of militia, being then about fifty years of age. With his command he met the invading American troops at Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane. His valuable flour mill was burned during this war by a party of Americans.

Squire Teeple and his wife were two of the constituent members of the old pioneer church organized at Vittoria by Elder Titus Finch, in 1804, and when the acre of land was purchased for 2 pounds, "New York Currency", from Deacon Oliver Mabee in 1807 upon which to erect a meeting house, Mr. Teeple became one of the first trustees, the other being Lawrence Johnson. The church was a commodious edifice for those times, and superseded the old log structure, and it was furnished with a three-sided gallery. The young people who used to attend the singing schools in that old meeting house have long since passed away, but they were full of rugged piety and simple faith.

In January 1851, a new church was built near the same site, and among the records of the members of the construction committee, we find the now locally historic names of Mabee, Teeple, Young and Ryerse, sons of the original pioneers.

A few years before his death in 1847, and pen and ink portrait of the Squire was obtained under peculiar circumstances. There came into that community (Centreville, Oxford County), a quadroon who had been a slave in the United States, and who had a talent for drawing, which his mistress allowed him to cultivate and even procured for him some instruction in the art. The squire's son, Pellum, learning this, brought the escaped slave home one day, and got him to execute a portrait of his father. It was drawn upon the flyleaf of a book, and he portrayed sitting with Pellum's son, Charles, an infant, on his lap. The original is still in the possession of the grandson, Charles, who lives at Marengo, Illinois. The drawing is quaint but well executed, and is said by those who remember the old squire to be a faithful likeness, the only exception taken being that the chin is too pointed. He resided at Centreville, Oxford County, during the later years of his life, and was finally laid to rest in the old Baptist cemetery near there by his son Pellum. He was methodical, dignified in bearing, of a commanding aspect, a strong advocate of temperance and was erect and soldierly to the last.

His wife Lydia was a very worthy woman, and they both lived long, she dying in 1845 at the age of 75, and he in 1847, aged 85. It is related of her that whenever she lost her temper and spoke sharply to anyone, she would soon after be found alone, pacing to and fro with clasped hands murmuring to herself for a time, "Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy."

Squire Teeple had thirteen children, of whom nine were sons, namely William Bullard, Luke, Edward Manning, Frederick Stephen, Henry, Oliver Mabee, Lemuel Covel, Simon Peter, and Pellum Cartwright; and four daughters, namely, Louvina, Susannah, Mary and Phebe. One of Frederick's daughters, Ellen, married the late David Sutherland, for so many years the leading merchant at Orwell.

Some of Capt. Peter Teeple's other children met with very stirring adventures during the war of 1812-15, and the Canadian Rebellion of 1837. A few details of these will be given here as follows.

Of the other children of Peter Teeple, little or nothing is known of special note to the writer, except the dates of their birth, and death, and also that Oliver Mabee Teeple was also a captain at Lundy's Lane, but it is hoped that if any survivors, should read these lines, will as speedily as possible contribute their quota to the history of their ancestors before it is too late, and above all, that they will prove worthy successors of those sturdy "Pilgrim Fathers of Canada", who for the sake of what they believed, rightly or wrongly, to be their duty, were willing to undertake, not only the perils of war, but also the hardships and privations of hewing out for themselves, and for their children, in the wild forests of Norfolk, Oxford and Elgin, new homes and habitations, destined after one hundred years to become an important part of a great and mighty state.

Note - Three of the direct descendants of this pioneer Teeple family reside in Aylmer, grandsons and granddaughter of George Teeple, who was a brother of Captain Peter Teeple, the subject of this article. They are D.J. Teeple, John M.Hale, and Mrs. (Dr.) Cline, George Teeple's son, John, married Eliza Johnson and they cleared land and settled north of Kingsmill. John's son, Stephen, the father of D.J. Teeple married Eliza Corporon, and they went to Iowa in the early days, along with the family of William Teeple, also a son of George Teeple, Stephen fought in the American war of 1860-65, and was killed in battle. He is buried in Savannah, Georgia. John Teeple, D.J. Teeple's grandfather was one of the first to be buried in the cemetery at Rogers' Corners, one of the historic landmarks of this district. William Teeple, another son of George Teeple, built the house, a half-mile east of Orwell, now owned by Stanley Snelgrove, deputy-reeve of Malahide township.

Phoebe Teeple, a daughter of George Teeple, married Charles Tozer, John M.Hale, and Mrs. (Dr.) Cline are son and daughter of Mary Tozer, daughter of Phoebe Teeple, and are therefore great grandchildren of George Teeple, brother of Captain Peter Teeple.

John Teeple, grandfather of D.J. Teeple, of Aylmer, is buried at Rogers' Corners Cemetery. He died in 1851, aged 47 years. Deacon W.L. Teeple, grandfather of the late Jennie Teeple, of Aylmer, is buried at Orwell. He died in 1859, aged 72 years.

During the progress of the war of 1812, McArthur's army made a raid through this county, and halted at the home of Deacon William Davis, where they secured his red coat and a large quantity of maple sugar which he had in barrels. He was conducted to the farm of Deacon William Teeple adjoining, a half-mile east of Orwell. This farm is now owned by Stanley Snelgrove and it is said that the house was put up by barter, only $2 in actual cash having changed hands in the whole transaction.

Deacon Teeple was divested of his red coat and while this was being done he retained a belt which he wore around him, in which he carried a sheath knife, etc. An Indian noticing this became possessed of envy and desired to see it and try it on. He refused to return in and the Deacon who was slight, but wiry, dashed the Indian to the ground and gave him a severe choking. An officer standing by ordered the Deacon to stop, but made the Indian return the belt. Deacon Teeple and Deacon Davis were taken prisoners, later being allowed to go on parole.MABEE and TEEPLE FAMILIES

Other settlers on Talbot street about that time were Samuel Harper, Onesimus G. Bradley, John VanPatter, who owned the land in Aylmer now known as Walkertown; Summers, Cascadden, and Laurs.

Deacon William Teeple, before Deacon became coupled with his name, had a cousin named William Teeple living near where Kingsmill now stands. The Deacon was a lithe, active little man, and his cousin, a big, stout man, so to distinguish them, one was called little Teeple, and other big Teeple.

As before intimated, the Baptist Church at Aylmer dates back to 1810, when the few settlers congregated at Deacon William Teeple's or Deacon William Davis'. The settlement grew as new settlers arrived and it became imperative that more suitable accommodation must be provided. Isaac Ostrander provided the land at Rogers' Corners and Deacon Teeple and Deacon Davis provided the lumber. The church was also used as a school and continued there for 28 years. In 1844 a large frame church was erected in Aylmer on the site of the present fine brick edifice, which was constructed in 1871."5 
Death*28 July 1847 Peter Teeple died on 28 July 1847 at Oxford, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada, at age 85.2 

Family

Lydia Mabee b. 6 Jun 1770, d. 16 Feb 1845
Children

Citations

  1. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, sketch by W.B. Waterbury, published in the Southern Counties Journal, St. Thomas, in 1899.
  2. [S9] R. Robert Mutrie, 6,000 New York Ancestors.
  3. [S10] Royal A Mabee's notebook.
  4. [S299] E. A. Owen, Pioneer Sketches of Long Point Settlement, Sketch 5.
  5. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, A sketch by W.B. Waterbury, published in the Southern Counties Journal, St. Thomas, in 1899,.
  6. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, Microfilm: F16301, New Brunswick Land Grants, Volume: IV
    Grant: 273.
  7. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, DATE[ 1821, FILE 89, MFNO 1154.

Lovinia Teeple

F, #3845, b. 10 May 1786, d. 14 March 1843
Father*Peter Teeple b. 14 Jul 1762, d. 28 Jul 1847
Mother*Lydia Mabee b. 6 Jun 1770, d. 16 Feb 1845
Info* Information on her came from R.R. Mutrie, #23; to early Maybee Society records. 
Married Name Her married name was Burdick. 
Birth*10 May 1786 Lovinia Teeple was born on 10 May 1786. 
Marriage*24 February 1805 She married Caleb Burdick on 24 February 1805 at London District, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.
"Caleb Burdick of Oxford and Levinah Teeple of Charlotteville, by John Beamer, J.P. Witnesses: Simon Mabee, Abigail Mabee and Silas Montross."1 
Death*14 March 1843 Lovinia Teeple died on 14 March 1843 at Marengo, Illinois, at age 56. 

Family

Caleb Burdick b. 1785, d. 1858

Citations

  1. [S16] Steve Mabie, Chronology of Ontario Canada, online http://maybeesociety.org/steve/canada/…, Early London District marriages.

Caleb Burdick

M, #3846, b. 1785, d. 1858
Info* Information on him came from R.R. Mutrie, #23; to early Maybee Society records. 
Birth*1785 Caleb Burdick was born in 1785. 
Marriage*24 February 1805 He married Lovinia Teeple, daughter of Peter Teeple and Lydia Mabee, on 24 February 1805 at London District, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.
"Caleb Burdick of Oxford and Levinah Teeple of Charlotteville, by John Beamer, J.P. Witnesses: Simon Mabee, Abigail Mabee and Silas Montross."1 
Death*1858 Caleb Burdick died in 1858. 

Family

Lovinia Teeple b. 10 May 1786, d. 14 Mar 1843

Citations

  1. [S16] Steve Mabie, Chronology of Ontario Canada, online http://maybeesociety.org/steve/canada/…, Early London District marriages.

William Bullard Teeple

M, #3847, b. 18 January 1788, d. 8 April 1857
Father*Peter Teeple b. 14 Jul 1762, d. 28 Jul 1847
Mother*Lydia Mabee b. 6 Jun 1770, d. 16 Feb 1845
Info* Information on him came from R.R. Mutrie, #23; Their Children are listed in his "6,000 NY Ancestors - A compendium of Mabie Research" to early Maybee Society records. 
Birth*18 January 1788 William Bullard Teeple was born on 18 January 1788. 
Marriage*4 January 1818 He married Jemima Leek on 4 January 1818. 
Anecdote* William B. Teeple, the eldest son, was born 28th January 1788, and was, like his father, an enormously big man, and a captain of Provincial Militia at the battle of Lundy's Lane. At the latter engagement he had, as an orderly, a French-Canadian of rather small stature who used to say to his towering commanding officer: "Captain Teeple you are a very big man, and when the fighting gets hot, I am going to get behind you". In actual warfare, however, the little French-Canadian exposed himself so fearlessly that he was mortally wounded early in the battle. A portion of the scarlet uniform worn by Capt. W.B. Teeple in that engagement, made up in the form of the quaint "knitting sheaths" of the period, is still in the possession of the writer, one of his grandsons. On the 4th January 1818 he was married to Jemima Leek, at Temperanceville, now Orwell, by Mahlon Burwell, J.P., and soon after settled on 200 acres of land being lot 1, concession 8, in the Township of Malahide, County of Elgin, the land being a grant from the Crown for military services rendered. He died on the 8th of April, 1857, leaving a goodly estate. His children in order of birth, were Jared Topping, Susan Celestia, James Jackson, Symantha J., Temperance Ursula, Lydia Ann, Stephen William, and Sarah, the last two being twins. Of these, Lydia Ann was married to James F. Waterbury on the 22 of June 1852, by Rev. Caleb Burdick, at Temperanceville. At this date (1899), she resides at Cambridgeport, Mass., and is the mother of the writer of these annals.1 
Death*8 April 1857 William Bullard Teeple died on 8 April 1857 at age 69. 
Burial* He and Jemima Leek were buried at Burdick Cemetery, Malahide Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.2 

Family

Jemima Leek b. 12 Dec 1797, d. 20 Jan 1864

Citations

  1. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, A sketch by W.B. Waterbury, published in the Southern Counties Journal, St. Thomas, in 1899,.
  2. [S145] WorldConnect Post-em, Scott Buschlen, see http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Jemima Leek

F, #3848, b. 12 December 1797, d. 20 January 1864
Married Name Her married name was Teeple. 
Birth*12 December 1797 Jemima Leek was born on 12 December 1797.1 
Marriage*4 January 1818 She married William Bullard Teeple, son of Peter Teeple and Lydia Mabee, on 4 January 1818. 
Death*20 January 1864 Jemima Leek died on 20 January 1864 at age 66.1 
Burial* She and William Bullard Teeple were buried at Burdick Cemetery, Malahide Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Family

William Bullard Teeple b. 18 Jan 1788, d. 8 Apr 1857

Citations

  1. [S145] WorldConnect Post-em, Scott Buschlen, see http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Susannah Teeple

F, #3849, b. 26 January 1790, d. 5 June 1824
Father*Peter Teeple b. 14 Jul 1762, d. 28 Jul 1847
Mother*Lydia Mabee b. 6 Jun 1770, d. 16 Feb 1845
Info* Information on her came from R.R. Mutrie, #23; to early Maybee Society records. 
Married Name Her married name was Burch. 
Birth*26 January 1790 Susannah Teeple was born on 26 January 1790. 
Marriage*24 December 1812 She married Archibald Burch on 24 December 1812. 
Anecdote* Susannah was born on 26th January 1790, and came as a child from New Brunswick with the Mabee Party. On 24th December 1812, she was married to Archibald Burtch, who erected the first house in Woodstock, by Squire Teeple. She died on 5th June 1824, aged 34. The children of this union were Belinda, Henrietta and William T., all of whom died shortly after reaching adult age; also Reuben Hamilton and Henry T., both born in the early twenties and still living in Woodstock.1 
Residence* Susannah Teeple and Archibald Burch lived at Woodstock, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada. 
Death*5 June 1824 Susannah Teeple died on 5 June 1824 at age 34. 

Family

Archibald Burch b. 13 May 1786, d. 5 Jul 1866

Citations

  1. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, A sketch by W.B. Waterbury, published in the Southern Counties Journal, St. Thomas, in 1899,.

Archibald Burch

M, #3850, b. 13 May 1786, d. 5 July 1866
Info* Information on him came from R.R. Mutrie, #23 to early Maybee Society records. 
Birth*13 May 1786 Archibald Burch was born on 13 May 1786 at New York. 
Marriage*24 December 1812 He married Susannah Teeple, daughter of Peter Teeple and Lydia Mabee, on 24 December 1812. 
Anecdote* Susannah was born on 26th January 1790, and came as a child from New Brunswick with the Mabee Party. On 24th December 1812, she was married to Archibald Burtch, who erected the first house in Woodstock, by Squire Teeple. She died on 5th June 1824, aged 34. The children of this union were Belinda, Henrietta and William T., all of whom died shortly after reaching adult age; also Reuben Hamilton and Henry T., both born in the early twenties and still living in Woodstock.1 
Residence* Archibald Burch and Susannah Teeple lived at Woodstock, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada. 
Death*5 July 1866 Archibald Burch died on 5 July 1866 at Woodstock, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada, at age 80. 

Family

Susannah Teeple b. 26 Jan 1790, d. 5 Jun 1824

Citations

  1. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, A sketch by W.B. Waterbury, published in the Southern Counties Journal, St. Thomas, in 1899,.

Edward Manning Teeple

M, #3851, b. 20 March 1793, d. 10 April 1855
Father*Peter Teeple b. 14 Jul 1762, d. 28 Jul 1847
Mother*Lydia Mabee b. 6 Jun 1770, d. 16 Feb 1845
Info* Information on him came from R.R. Mutrie, #23 to early Maybee Society records. 
Birth*20 March 1793 Edward Manning Teeple was born on 20 March 1793 at Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Marriage*1 November 1814 He married Jemima Whitehead on 1 November 1814 at Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Residence* Edward Manning Teeple and Jemima Whitehead lived at London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada. 
Death*10 April 1855 Edward Manning Teeple died on 10 April 1855 at Ontario, Canada, at age 62.1 

Family

Jemima Whitehead b. c 1797, d. 8 Feb 1875

Citations

  1. [S1] Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees, William Jones (Owner: kathleenbaldwin58).

Jemima Whitehead

F, #3852, b. circa 1797, d. 8 February 1875
Info* Information on her came from R.R. Mutrie, #23 to early Maybee Society records. 
Married Name Her married name was Teeple. 
Birth*circa 1797 Jemima Whitehead was born circa 1797 at New York.1 
Marriage*1 November 1814 She married Edward Manning Teeple, son of Peter Teeple and Lydia Mabee, on 1 November 1814 at Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.2 
Residence* Jemima Whitehead and Edward Manning Teeple lived at London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada. 
Death*8 February 1875 Jemima Whitehead died on 8 February 1875 at Ontario, Canada.2 

Family

Edward Manning Teeple b. 20 Mar 1793, d. 10 Apr 1855

Citations

  1. [S1] Ancestry.com, 1860 Census: Burtchville, St Clair, Michigan; Roll: M653_559; Page: 0; Image: 139.
  2. [S1] Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees, William Jones (Owner: kathleenbaldwin58).

Frederick Teeple

M, #3853, b. 24 April 1795, d. 26 April 1877
Father*Peter Teeple b. 14 Jul 1762, d. 28 Jul 1847
Mother*Lydia Mabee b. 6 Jun 1770, d. 16 Feb 1845
Birth*24 April 1795 Frederick Teeple was born on 24 April 1795. 
Marriage*18 September 1819 He married Muldah Townsend on 18 September 1819. 
Residence* Frederick Teeple and Muldah Townsend lived at Forestville, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. 
Death*26 April 1877 Frederick Teeple died on 26 April 1877 at age 82. 

Family

Muldah Townsend b. 1798, d. 28 Oct 1823

Nancy Finch

F, #3854, b. 29 July 1795, d. 12 June 1886
Info* Information on her came from Robert W. Frei, #234; R.R. Mutrie, #23; to early Maybee Society records. 
Married Name Her married name was Teeple. 
Birth*29 July 1795 Nancy Finch was born on 29 July 1795 at St Johns River, New Brunswick, Canada.1 
Marriage*26 December 1816 She married Luke Teeple, son of Peter Teeple and Lydia Mabee, on 26 December 1816 at Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. 
Death*12 June 1886 Nancy Finch died on 12 June 1886 at Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada, at age 90.1 

Family

Luke Teeple b. 12 Sep 1791, d. 1 Oct 1849
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Ancestry.com, Ancestry Member Tree, MABEE Connections.
  2. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, A sketch by W.B. Waterbury, published in the Southern Counties Journal, St. Thomas, in 1899,.

Muldah Townsend

F, #3855, b. 1798, d. 28 October 1823
Info* Information on her came from Robert W. Frei, #234; R.R. Mutrie, #23; to early Maybee Society records. 
Married Name Her married name was Teeple. 
Birth*1798 Muldah Townsend was born in 1798 at Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Marriage*18 September 1819 She married Frederick Teeple, son of Peter Teeple and Lydia Mabee, on 18 September 1819. 
Residence* Muldah Townsend and Frederick Teeple lived at Forestville, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. 
Death*28 October 1823 Muldah Townsend died on 28 October 1823 at Ontario, Canada.1 

Family

Frederick Teeple b. 24 Apr 1795, d. 26 Apr 1877

Citations

  1. [S1] Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees, William Jones (Owner: kathleenbaldwin58).

Mary Teeple

F, #3856, b. 12 November 1797, d. 11 January 1874
Father*Peter Teeple b. 14 Jul 1762, d. 28 Jul 1847
Mother*Lydia Mabee b. 6 Jun 1770, d. 16 Feb 1845
Info* Information on her came from Robert W. Frei, #234; R.R. Mutrie, #23; to early Maybee Society records. 
Married Name Her married name was Davis. 
Birth*12 November 1797 Mary Teeple was born on 12 November 1797. 
Marriage*4 January 1818 She married Andrus Davis on 4 January 1818 at Ontario, Canada.1 
Death*11 January 1874 Mary Teeple died on 11 January 1874 at Malahide Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada, at age 76.1 
Burial* She was buried at Burdick Cemetery, Malahide Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Family

Andrus Davis b. 2 Feb 1786, d. 11 May 1850
Children

Citations

  1. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, SEE BURDICK REGISTER P. 45; 43; 31; 27.
  2. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, from Burdick Register P. 45; 43; 31; 27.
  3. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, from Burdick Register P. 45; 43; 31; 27. tombstone says "Died age 12."

Andrus Davis

M, #3857, b. 2 February 1786, d. 11 May 1850
Birth*2 February 1786 Andrus Davis was born on 2 February 1786 at New York.1 
Marriage*4 January 1818 He married Mary Teeple, daughter of Peter Teeple and Lydia Mabee, on 4 January 1818 at Ontario, Canada.1 
Death*11 May 1850 Andrus Davis died on 11 May 1850 at Malahide Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada, at age 64.1 
Burial* He was buried at Burdick Cemetery, Malahide Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Family

Mary Teeple b. 12 Nov 1797, d. 11 Jan 1874
Children

Citations

  1. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, SEE BURDICK REGISTER P. 45; 43; 31; 27.
  2. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, from Burdick Register P. 45; 43; 31; 27.
  3. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, from Burdick Register P. 45; 43; 31; 27. tombstone says "Died age 12."

Stephen Henry Teeple

M, #3858, b. 16 July 1799, d. 22 October 1877
Father*Peter Teeple b. 14 Jul 1762, d. 28 Jul 1847
Mother*Lydia Mabee b. 6 Jun 1770, d. 16 Feb 1845
Info* Information on him came from R.R. Mutrie #23 to early Maybee Society records. 
Birth*16 July 1799 Stephen Henry Teeple was born on 16 July 1799 at Ontario, Canada. 
Marriage*13 April 1826 He married Rachel Smith on 13 April 1826. 
Residence* Stephen Henry Teeple and Rachel Smith lived at Nissouri, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada. 
Death*22 October 1877 Stephen Henry Teeple died on 22 October 1877 at Nissouri Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada, at age 78. 

Family

Rachel Smith b. c 1806, d. b 1871

Rachel Smith

F, #3859, b. circa 1806, d. before 1871
Info* Information on her came from R.R. Mutrie #23 to early Maybee Society records. 
Married Name Her married name was Teeple. 
Birth*circa 1806 Rachel Smith was born circa 1806 at Ontario, Canada. 
Marriage*13 April 1826 She married Stephen Henry Teeple, son of Peter Teeple and Lydia Mabee, on 13 April 1826. 
Residence* Rachel Smith and Stephen Henry Teeple lived at Nissouri, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada. 
Death*before 1871 Rachel Smith died before 1871. 

Family

Stephen Henry Teeple b. 16 Jul 1799, d. 22 Oct 1877

Phebe Teeple

F, #3860, b. 18 April 1801, d. 21 October 1870
Father*Peter Teeple b. 14 Jul 1762, d. 28 Jul 1847
Mother*Lydia Mabee b. 6 Jun 1770, d. 16 Feb 1845
Info* Information on her came from R.R. Mutrie #23 to early Maybee Society records. 
Married Name Her married name was Tisdale. 
Birth*18 April 1801 Phebe Teeple was born on 18 April 1801. 
Marriage*11 March 1824 She married Henry Tisdale on 11 March 1824. 
Death*21 October 1870 Phebe Teeple died on 21 October 1870 at age 69. 

Family

Henry Tisdale b. 1797, d. 1861

Henry Tisdale

M, #3861, b. 1797, d. 1861
Info* Information on him came from R.R. Mutrie #23 to early Maybee Society records. 
Name Variation  Henry Tisdale was also known as Harry. 
Birth*1797 He was born in 1797 at Waterborough Parish, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada.1 
Marriage*11 March 1824 He married Phebe Teeple, daughter of Peter Teeple and Lydia Mabee, on 11 March 1824. 
Death*1861 Henry Tisdale died in 1861 at Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Family

Phebe Teeple b. 18 Apr 1801, d. 21 Oct 1870

Citations

  1. [S1] Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees, William Jones (Owner: kathleenbaldwin58).

Captain Oliver Mabie Teeple

M, #3862, b. 16 May 1803
Father*Peter Teeple b. 14 Jul 1762, d. 28 Jul 1847
Mother*Lydia Mabee b. 6 Jun 1770, d. 16 Feb 1845
Info* Information on him came from R. R. Mutrie #23 to early Maybee Society records. 
Birth*16 May 1803 Captain Oliver Mabie Teeple was born on 16 May 1803 at Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Marriage*14 July 1822 He married Jerusha Partlow on 14 July 1822.1 
MilService*between 1828 and 1829  Between 1828 and 1829 at Malahide Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada, Captain Oliver Mabie Teeple was in the military, 2nd Regiment Middlesex Militia.1 
Marriage*4 October 1835 He married Eleanor McKenney on 4 October 1835 at Malahide, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.2 

Family 1

Jerusha Partlow b. 1805, d. 5 May 1835

Family 2

Eleanor McKenney b. s 1810

Citations

  1. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, Men of Upper Canada, Militia Nominal Rolls, 1828-1829, edited and with an introduction by , Bruce S. Elliott, Dan Walker and Fawne Stratford-Devai, published by the Ontario Genealogical Society in 1995.
  2. [S1] Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees, New York/New Jersey Connection (Owner: mizmoose).

Jerusha Partlow

F, #3863, b. 1805, d. 5 May 1835
Info* Information on her came from R. R. Mutrie #23 to early Maybee Society records. 
Married Name Her married name was Teeple. 
Birth*1805 Jerusha Partlow was born in 1805 at Argenteuil, Lower Canada (now Quebec), Canada.1 
Marriage*14 July 1822 She married Captain Oliver Mabie Teeple, son of Peter Teeple and Lydia Mabee, on 14 July 1822.2 
Death*5 May 1835 Jerusha Partlow died on 5 May 1835 at Ontario, Canada.1 

Family

Captain Oliver Mabie Teeple b. 16 May 1803

Citations

  1. [S1] Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees, William Jones (Owner: kathleenbaldwin58).
  2. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, Men of Upper Canada, Militia Nominal Rolls, 1828-1829, edited and with an introduction by , Bruce S. Elliott, Dan Walker and Fawne Stratford-Devai, published by the Ontario Genealogical Society in 1995.

William Emerson Maybee1

M, #3865, b. 25 April 1896, d. 19 January 1967
Father*William Harris Maybee1 b. 2 Aug 1862, d. 27 Nov 1916
Mother*Cora Alice Barnhart1 b. 9 Jun 1873, d. 25 Mar 1958
Name Variation  William Emerson Maybee was also known as Emerson.2 
Birth*25 April 1896 He was born on 25 April 1896 at Grass Lake, Jackson County, Michigan.3 
(Witness) CensusJune 1900 William Emerson Maybee appeared on the census of June 1900 in the household of William Harris Maybee and Cora Alice Barnhart at 914 Humboldt Avenue, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan,
; William Maybee, Head, M, W, Aug 1862, 37, M, 13, Canada, Canada, England, immigrated in 1886, Life Insurance Agent
Cora H Maybee, Wife, W, F, Aug 1871, 28, M, 13, 3 children born - still living 3, Michigan, Virginia, Indiana
Weld S Maybee, Son, W, M, April 1890, 10, S, Michigan, Canada, Michigan
Helen Maybee, Daughter, W, F, Dec 1892, 7, S, Michigan, Canada, Michigan
William E Maybee, Son, W, M, Apr 1896, 4, S, Michigan, Canada, Michigan.4 
(Witness) Census16 April 1910 William Emerson Maybee appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 in the household of William Harris Maybee and Cora Alice Barnhart at 147 Linwood Avenue, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan,
; William H Maybee, Head, M, W, 47, M1, 22, Canada, Canada, England, Merchant, Grocer
Cora A. Maybee, Wife, F, W, 36, M1, 22, 4 children born and living, Michigan, Virginia, Indiana, none
Weld S. Maybee, Son, M, W, 20, S, Michigan, Canada, Michigan, in school
Helen Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 17, S, Michigan, Canada, Michigan, in school
Emerson W. Maybee, Son, M, W, 13, S, Michigan, Canada, Michigan, in school
Alice R. Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 6, S, Michigan, Canada, Michigan, none.2 
Anecdote*5 June 1917 Wm Emerson Maybee of Rt 1, Rapid City, Michigan, born 25 Apr 1896 at Grass Lake, Michigan , registered for the draft on June 5, 1917 at Antrim County, Michigan. He was farming for John Western in Miltown Twp. He was single, white, of medium height, medium build, with blue eyes and brown hair.3 
Residence*5 June 1917 William Emerson Maybee lived on 5 June 1917 at Route 1, Rapid City, Michigan.3 
(Witness) CensusJanuary 1920 William Emerson Maybee appeared on the census of January 1920 in the household of Cora Alice Barnhart at 157 Linwood Avenue, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan,
; Cora A Maybee, Head, F, W, 48, Wd, Michigan, Virginia, Indiana, Real estate Agent, Real Estate, owns home
Weld Stanton Maybee, Son, M, W, 30, S, Michigan, Canada, Michigan, Real estate Agent, Real Estate
Helen Jane Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 27, S, Michigan, Canada, Michigan, General Office, Brass Company
William Emmerson Maybee, Son, M, W, 23, S, Michigan, Canada, Michigan, Salesman, Baking Company
Alice K Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 16, S, Michigan, Canada, Michigan, in school.5 
(Witness) CensusApril 1930 William Emerson Maybee appeared on the census of April 1930 in the household of Cora Alice Barnhart at 4305 Vista Avenue, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan,
; Cora Alice Maybee, Head, F, W, 56, Michigan, West Virginia, Indiana, Clerical work, board of education
William E Maybee, Son, M, W, 33, S, Michigan, Canada, Michigan, salesman, bakery
Alice K Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 26, S, Michigan, Canada, Michigan, secretarial, trust company.6 
WW2YA*27 April 1942  On 27 April 1942 at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, William Emerson Maybee of 16729 Trinity, Detroit, Wayne, Mich, born 4-25-1890 at Grass Lake, Mich, registered for the draft. He was not employed. The person who would always know his address was his mother, Cora Maybee at the same address. He was White, 5' 8", 150 pounds, had blue eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion.7 
Death*19 January 1967 William Emerson Maybee died on 19 January 1967 at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, at age 70; never married.1,8,9 
Burial* He was buried at Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.10 

Citations

  1. [S11] Data from the Maybee Society Card File, ltr 3/86 from George M Martin # 1, R. R. Mutrie, #23.
  2. [S76] 1910 United States Census, online ancestry.com, 10-Wd Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Series: T624; Roll: 684; Page: 244A; Enumeration District: 156; Part: 2; Line: 6.
  3. [S338] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=39, Roll 1675114.
  4. [S90] 1900 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Detroit Ward 10, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: T623 751; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 119.
  5. [S304] 1920 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Detroit Ward 10, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: T625_809; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 316; Image: 941.
  6. [S303] 1930 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, Roll: 1050, Page 1B, Enumeration District: 1092, Image: 342.
  7. [S1] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  8. [S38] International Genealogical Index Online (IGI), AFN:VHKJ-5Q.
  9. [S2] Social SecurityDeath Index, online https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/ssdi/
  10. [S382] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave Memorial# 13593533.

Lemuel Covel Teeple

M, #3866, b. 15 May 1805, d. 25 December 1876
Father*Peter Teeple b. 14 Jul 1762, d. 28 Jul 1847
Mother*Lydia Mabee b. 6 Jun 1770, d. 16 Feb 1845
Info* Information on him came from R. R. Mutrie #23 to early Maybee Society records. 
Birth*15 May 1805 Lemuel Covel Teeple was born on 15 May 1805 at Ontario, Canada. 
Marriage*25 January 1827 He married Mary Gilbert Tisdale on 25 January 1827. 
Death*25 December 1876 Lemuel Covel Teeple died on 25 December 1876 at age 71; death is given as 12.25.1876, but I believe it was for wife, Mary [BLP]. 

Family

Mary Gilbert Tisdale b. 18 Jan 1805, d. 25 Dec 1876

Mary Gilbert Tisdale

F, #3867, b. 18 January 1805, d. 25 December 1876
Info* Information on her came from R.R.Mutrie #23 to early Maybee Society records. 
Married Name Her married name was Teeple. 
Birth*18 January 1805 Mary Gilbert Tisdale was born on 18 January 1805 at New Brunswick, Canada. 
Marriage*25 January 1827 She married Lemuel Covel Teeple, son of Peter Teeple and Lydia Mabee, on 25 January 1827. 
Death*25 December 1876 Mary Gilbert Tisdale died on 25 December 1876 at age 71. 

Family

Lemuel Covel Teeple b. 15 May 1805, d. 25 Dec 1876

Simon Peter Teeple

M, #3868, b. 28 June 1807, d. March 1841
Father*Peter Teeple b. 14 Jul 1762, d. 28 Jul 1847
Mother*Lydia Mabee b. 6 Jun 1770, d. 16 Feb 1845
Info* Information on him came from R.R.Mutrie #23 to early Maybee Society records. 
Birth*28 June 1807 Simon Peter Teeple was born on 28 June 1807. 
Marriage* He married Mary Ann Tisdale
Death*March 1841 Simon Peter Teeple died in March 1841 at age 33. 

Family

Mary Ann Tisdale b. 1807

Mary Ann Tisdale

F, #3869, b. 1807
Info* Information on her came from R.R.Mutrie #23 to early Maybee Society records. 
Married Name Her married name was Teeple. 
Birth*1807 Mary Ann Tisdale was born in 1807 at Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. 
Marriage* She married Simon Peter Teeple, son of Peter Teeple and Lydia Mabee

Family

Simon Peter Teeple b. 28 Jun 1807, d. Mar 1841

Pellum Cartwright Teeple

M, #3870, b. 28 November 1809, d. 8 December 1878
Father*Peter Teeple b. 14 Jul 1762, d. 28 Jul 1847
Mother*Lydia Mabee b. 6 Jun 1770, d. 16 Feb 1845
Info* Information on him came from R.R.Mutrie #23 to early Maybee Society records. 
Birth*28 November 1809 Pellum Cartwright Teeple was born on 28 November 1809 at Woodstock, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada. 
Anecdote*1837 Pellum Cartwright, (originally spelled Pelham) thirteenth and youngest child of Peter Teeple, was born 28th November 1809, and was a participator in the Upper Canadian Rebellion in 1837, or the Patriot War, as it was then often called. He was the leader of a band of young Canadians opposed to the long mis-government of the county by an irresponsible body of men known as the Family Compact, who ignored the statutes passed by the parliament representatives of the people, and frustrated their will; and when it was determined to fight, he was chosen a captain, but on the flight to the United States of the two principle leaders, William Lyon MacKenzie and Hon. John Rolph, all those who had been leaders under them were compelled to follow them into exile or forfeit their lives.

Pellum, on attempting to flee, fell in with a party of soldiers who made him their prisoner. The story of his capture and escape is thus told by his nephew, Luke, son of Simon Peter Teeple, who heard it from his own lips:

"The price set upon his head by the Canadian Government was $600. He was determined to leave Canada and was then on his way to the western frontier line. He was riding a horse and had reached a point some seven or eight miles westerly from London, Ont., on the road leading from that city along the southern side of the River Thames. His brother, Edward Manning Teeple, lived on the road some two or three miles from London, and he was coming from his house. On turning a bend in the road, he came in full view of a sergeant and six men advancing towards him. He could neither retreat or conceal himself, so he rode steadily on and met them. The sergeant halted him and piled him with questions, and as his answers were unsatisfactory, he was taken in charge, faced about and obliged to go with them towards London. They dismounted him and the sergeant rode the house. Plodding along for some time, darkness overtook them before they reached the city. They stopped at a tavern, and the soldiers ordered a meal, which was at once prepared. They then asked him to come and eat with them, but he assured them he was not hungry, and they left their guns in the bar room and went into the next room and sat down to eat.

He also went with them into the same room and asked the waitress for a drink of water. He was on the side of the table next to the outside, and as the girl gave him the drink of water, she flung this door wide open, and in an instant he was through it and made for the woods. The men sprang for their arms and came rushing out, firing after him. He could hear the orders given to surround the cluster of tavern buildings, and saw lights moving, but he made good his escape into the adjoining forest. There was snow on the ground and running was difficult, yet for fear of being overtaken, he kept at it until almost exhausted. Taking what he supposed to be a course between the public road and the river, he at length came upon the latter, but he did not know whether above or below his starting point. Going down to the water, which was frozen over, he followed along until he espied an airhole; into this he threw a stick to see which way the water ran; then going down the stream he finally came upon a house. By this time he was excessively fatigued and very very hungry from his long fast. He went up and knocked at the door, and a man appeared and began talking with him. He had no means of ascertaining whether this man was a Patriot or not, so he feigned himself an urgent dispatch bearer of important official papers which must be delivered in London with utmost haste. He said he had given out in travelling and insisted upon the man's acceptance and conveyance to London forthwith, as he was utterly unable to go on himself. The man demurrred, so after an earnest discussion, Pellum said, "Well, if I could rest a few minutes and get some food to eat, I might possibly try to go on". He then heard the man's wife getting up, and she vehemently protested that her husband could not go, but said she would get Pellum something to eat at once, which she did. While eating he became satisfied they were Patriots, and revealed his true position.

The man then said they could not keep him there, but that they would see that he was hidden and fed at a neighbour's over the hill. Pellum went with him to the neighbour's and was concealed there for a time. If there was any likelihood of capture one of the children at the first house was to come over the hill and notify him. He was alarmed one day by seeing one of the children come running over the hill, but it proved to be only a neighbourly call. After a few days had passed and he thought search for him had ceased, he worked his way through the woods at night up to his brother Edward's, and soon after went in the same way to the home of his sister, Mary, wife of Angus Davis, of Orwell,Ont., on Talbot Street. Several weeks were spent in this hazardous trip.

Mary and Andrus Davis were reputed to be staunch Loyalists, and there is no account of any attempt to search for him at their place. There he was supplied with food for a short time, but the danger of recapture was so great that he did not remain all the time in the house but kept concealed sometimes in the woods. Still fearing arrest and execution, as some of his compatriots had thus suffered, his sister, Mary Davis, nephew, James Teeple, and sister-in-law Jemima Teeple, conducted him secretly in the dead of winter by sleigh from Orwell, to the Niagara frontier, where his relative Rev. Samuel Rose, of Lundy's Lane, though a political opponent of the Patriots, espoused his cause and under the pretense of being the employer of Pellum, sent him on an errand to friends across the Niagara, and at once hired a man to row him across a point below the Falls.

He, Pellum, grew very intense when relating this part of the narrative and declared that had any one ordered the boatman back to the Canadian shore he would have leaped overboard and attempted to swim to the American side. But no difficulty arose; he was safely landed in New York State and waving a parting adieu to his relatives, who sat in their conveyance and witnessed his crossing, he began his career in the United States.

Through the Patriot War, thus came to so inglorious an end, it is now generally admitted in Canada, that had it not been for that uprising by which the attention of the British Government was called to the untold grievances of the Canadians and a just form of responsible Government quickly conceded, it would in all probability have been many years before the people of Canada would have obtained that full measure of Home Rule which they henceforth enjoyed.

We next hear of Pellum's journey down the Ohio River with a party intending to go to Texas, but becoming dissatisfied with the rolstering of his companions, he left them and struck across the country to a place called Pekin, on the Illinois River. From there he eventually went to the city of Rockford, Ill., where on the 28th of March 1841, he married Mary A. Gleason, who is still living.

His father and mother were now so old they were desirous he should come home to Canada, and care for them the rest of their days, but although he had already paid them one secret visit he would not do this until a special amnesty was sent him by the Canadian government for his part in the Patriot War. This was readily obtained by the then parliamentary member for Oxford, and forwarded to him, and he journeyed to the old home in Oxford county, accompanied by his wife, son Charles, and Luke (son of Simon H. Teeple), who lived with them, in a two-horse buggy, there being no railroads, and remained there till the two old pioneers were laid away in the church yard. Later he returned to Illinois, and settled at Marengo, where he died on the 12th of December 1878, and where his son, Charles, above referred to, still resides. Pellum Teeple had six sons, viz: Charles Gleason, Addison, Vebelle, Levant, Jared, Lester and Frank, and four daughters Elmina, Elvira, Ruth L., and Lydia Mary.1 
Marriage*28 March 1841 He married Mary Amelia Gleason on 28 March 1841 at Winnebago County, Illinois.2 
Death*8 December 1878 Pellum Cartwright Teeple died on 8 December 1878 at McHenry County, Illinois, at age 69. 

Family

Mary Amelia Gleason b. 20 Sep 1816, d. 1 May 1901

Citations

  1. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, A sketch by W.B. Waterbury, published in the Southern Counties Journal, St. Thomas, in 1899,.
  2. [S1] Ancestry.com, Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860.