Mary "Polly" Teeters

Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary "Polly"

When Mary "Polly" Teeters was born in 1869, in Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Teeters, was 49 and her mother, Lucinda Elizabeth Ewton, was 36. She lived in District 1, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1870.

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John Teeters
Lucinda Elizabeth Ewton
Mary "Polly" Teeters
Albina D Teeters
Andrew Jackson Teeters
Meneva Teeters
Franky Teeters

Parents and Siblings


    Lucinda Elizabeth Ewton




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 9

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 31

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Variant of Teeter , with the addition of -s, a common feature of adapted German surnames in the U.S.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Mary Teaters in household of John Teaters, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Polly Teeters in household of John Teeters, "United States Census, 1880"

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