John William Teel Abshire

22 February 1853–3 September 1925 (Age 72)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of John William Teel

When John William Teel Abshire was born on 22 February 1853, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, his father, James Luke Abshire, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Gerhart Teel, was 24. He married Frances Lenora Richardson on 26 May 1884, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Murray Hill, Duval, Florida, United States in 1920. He died on 3 September 1925, at the age of 72.

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John William Teel Abshire
Frances Lenora Richardson
Marriage: 26 May 1884
Gertrude Abshire
James Ernest Abshire

Spouse and Children

26 May 1884
Franklin, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 8

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 19

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin:1. most probably a variant of English Upshire ( see Upshur ). 2. alternatively, perhaps an Americanized form of German Habicher ‘hawker’, i.e. someone who trained hawks for hunting ( see Habig ). See also Apgar .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Abshire, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J M Abshire, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John W Abshire, "United States Census, 1880"

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