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Luke Teeple

Male 1791 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Luke Teeple 
    Born 12 Sep 1791  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Anecdote 1812  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Luke Teeple, second son of Capt. Peter Teeple, was born 12
      September 1791. He went to New Jersey on a visit to an uncle
      and was ordered to take the oath of allegiance or quit the
      country. His uncle had a mail route from New York to some point
      in New Jersey, believed to be Bordentown, and he put young Luke
      on this route, thinking that while thus employed he would not
      be molested. He was arrested, however, in the following
      February, and cast into prison with about a hundred other
      British sympathizers. These Loyalist political prisoners were
      sorely tempted to desert their first love and join the American
      forces. One by one they weakened until only fifteen remained,
      Luke being one of the faithful few. At the close of the war
      they were liberated, and the uncle, although a patriotic
      American, gave Luke a present in token of admiration of his
      pluck and endurance. When he returned to Canada he, on the 26th
      of December 1816, married Nancy, second daughter of Elder Titus
      Finch, already referred to, and settled at Vittoria, near
      Simcoe, purchasing the two-storey frame house built by Caleb
      Wood (also a Jerseyite, as the New Jersey Loyalists were called
      in those days), and which house still stands, dark and
      windowless and vacant in front of the Baptist burying ground,
      fit companions to the weather-beaten, mossy old grave stones
      which mark the background. On the flat opposite this house he
      built a tannery which was operated by his son Alexander, after
      his death in 1849. He had seven sons, Alexander, Jerome, Albert
      Gallatin, Thermos, Lysander, Titus Ridley and Peter Latimer;
      and four daughters, Mabro, Mobra, Clementine, and Almira.
      Alexander was accidentally crushed to death in 1867, while
      excavating a large boulder on his property.
    Occupation Vittoria, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tailor, shoemaker and tanner 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • From the Maybee Society files. Not all data is verified. Say dates are estimates and are probably within 20 years. The Maybee Society keeps its data on The Master Genealogist�, and has been modified by Gary Hester?s WIT2NOTE� to form the GedCom file. This information is also available in a TMG file.
    Person ID I37756  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 

    Father Peter Teeple,   b. 14 Jul 1762, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1847, Oxford, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Lydia Mabee,   b. 6 Jun 1770, Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1845, Oxford, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1785  Saint John, , New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Land 1797  Turkey Point, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 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
    Family ID F551604419  Group Sheet

    Family Nancy Finch 
    Children 
     1. Alexander Teeple,   b. 17 Jan 1818,   d. 7 Sep 1867  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F551604979  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1233] Barbara Millar, Barbara Miller, A SKETCH BY W.B. WATERBURY, PUBLISHED IN THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES JOURNAL, ST. THOMAS, IN 1899, (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1248] Royal A Mabee's notebook, Royal A. Mabee Royal's information was principally based on interviews with descendants. There is a significant chance for error in his dates for early generations The original of Royal's notebook is at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Soc.

    3. [S1260] 6,000 New York Ancestors, R. Robert Mutrie, (1986).