When Sophia Teal was born on 15 August 1827, in Luray, Prairie Township, Henry, Indiana, United States, her father, Mankin Chester Teel Sr., was 25 and her mother, Amelia Emely Ferguson, was 31. She married Pyrrhus McGinnis on 10 September 1866, in Raleigh, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Henry, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died in March 1916, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Brammer Cemetery, Odd, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States.
English (West Yorkshire): from Middle English tele ‘teal’, a nickname for someone who resembled the waterbird in some way.
English (West Yorkshire): topographic name from residence by a plank bridge, Middle English thele (Old English thelu ‘planks’), or a habitational name from Theale in Berkshire or Somerset, named from the same word.
Americanized form of German Diehl or Thiel .