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Elizabeth Thankful McTeer (Doak)

Birthplace: Fisherville, Tinkling Springs, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Johnson City, Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Hall Farm, Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Doak and Jane Doak
Wife of Nathaniel Hall and James McTeer
Mother of Alexander Hall; William Hall; James Nathaniel Hall; William McTeer; Samuel McTeer and 7 others
Sister of Mary Tate; Jane Brown; Eleanor Doak; David Davis Doak; John Doak and 6 others

Managed by: Charles W Lewis, II
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About Elizabeth Thankful McTeer (Doak)

From "Descendants of James Doak" by Joseph A. Payne:


Elizabeth Thankful3 DOAK, (Samuel2 DOAK, James1)

  • was born Jan 14, 1746/1747 at Fisherville, Tinkling Spring, Augusta Co., Va.
  • Elizabeth married Nathaniel HALL (1750-1833)

Husband: Nathaniel Hall

  • Birth: 13 Mar 1750 Place: Albemarle County, VA
  • Death: 16 Oct 1833 Place: Hall Farm, Sullivan County, TN
  • Burial: Place: Under Boone Lake, Hall farm, Sullivan County, TN
  • Father: William Hall (1702-1773)
  • Mother: Jean, Jane, or Janet Unknown (1710-?)

Marriage: Before 1771 Place: Virginia

Wife: Elizabeth Thankful Doak

  • Birth: 13 Jan 1747 Place: Fishersville, Tinkling Springs, Augusta County, VA
  • Christen: 14 May 1747 Place: Craig Parish,Fishersville, Tinkling Springs, Augusta Co., VA
  • Death: 20 Dec 1848 Place: Johnson City, Kingsport, Sullivan County, TN
  • Burial: Place: under Boone Lake, Sullivan County, TN
  • Father: Samual Doak Sr (1700-1771)
  • Mother: Jane47 Mitchell (1711-)
  • Other spouses: James McTeer


  • 1. M Child: Alexander Hall
    • Birth: About 1769 Place: Virginia
    • Death: Before Dec 1854 Place: Greene County, TN
    • Spouse: Susanah McColam
    • Marriage: 14 Jun 1793 Place: Washington County, TN
  • 2. M Child: William Hall
    • Birth: 6 Mar 1771 Place: Botetourt County, VA
    • Death: 12 Mar 1846 Place: Greene, TN
    • Burial: Place: Family farm above Jeroldstown, Greene County, TN
    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Spouse: Mary "Polly" Farnsworth (Fernworth)
    • Marriage: 10 Dec 1797
    • Place: Terratory South Ohio River, Washington Co, TN
    • Spouse: Unknown Unknown
  • 3. M Child: James Nathaniel Hall
    • Birth: 25 Feb 1776 Place: North Fork, James R, Botetourt County, VA
    • Death: 21 Dec 1830 Place: Tennessee
    • Spouse: Susan Elizabeth Biddle
    • Marriage: 13 Nov 1800 Place: Her father's home, Washington County, TN by Rev. Samuel Doak

Husband's Notes... Nathaniel Hall came to Tennessee from Virginia in 1778.56

  • Research: Dixie Bogart Reports birth year as 1744 and Mother as Jeanette/Jean
  • Early Eastern TN Taxpayers 1787 Nathaniel Hall - Wash Co. TN 200 A. - 1
  • White Poll Tax56 1805 Nathaniel Hall - Greene Co. TN

Wife's Notes... " James McTeer, of Maryland and Virginia, married sister of Rev. Samuel Doak.

James McTeer, a brother of Andrew McTeer, and the uncle of Robert McTeer, the earliest settler of Blount County, TN. married Elizabeth Doak, the sister of Rev. Samuel Doak, the famous Tn pioneer and minister.

ELIZABETH DOAK was the daughter of SAMUEL DOAK and and his wife JANE MITCHELL, and brother of John , David, (Rev) Samuel, and Robert Daok.

Her sister Mary Doak married Abner Weatherly, who was the Sherriff of Gulliford County, North Carolina (Buffalo Church section) succeeding Zaza Brashears, whose sister Martha Brashears married David Morrow, as heretofore shown in the Morrow notations herein.

Another brother-in-law of this James McTeer was William Brown, who married Jane Doak and had among others a son Samuel Brown, who married the daughter of Edward Murphy and is mentioned in the will of Mary McTeer - widow of Frizzell McTeer, in the year 1829, down in Georgia.

James McTeer died in Augusta County, Virginia and left a will which was proved at the September term of the court in 1793. This will was witnessed by Samuel McCutcheon, John Wallace, and David Doak, James Mitchell and Samuel Doak.

His children, according to his will and that of his son, Samuel McTeer (in 1803) were:

  • 1. William McTeer
  • 2. James McTeer
  • 3. Samuel McTeer
  • 4. Sarah McTeer
  • 5. Elizabeth McTeer

James McTeer, the son of James McTeer and ELIZABETH DOAK died leaving will in Augusta County, VA. in 1812 and his legatees were:

  • 1. Wife Jane (Jane Mitchell)
  • 2. William McTeer
  • 3. Mitchell McTeer
  • 4. Elizabeth McTeer
  • 5. Isabella McTeer
  • 6. Brother, William McTeer

Executors were:

  • Wife Jane
  • Thomas Mitchell, Jr.
  • Daniel Henderson (Thomas Mitchell, Jr. was his wife's brother)

Witnesses were:

  • Thomas Jackson
  • Robert Doak
  • Dorcas M. Doak
  • Nancy Doak ."54

[3/26/96 This may be a DIFFERENT Elizabeth Thankful Doak. Many writers seem to be confusing her with the Daughter of Samuel the immigrant.]

Last Modified: 26 Mar 1996

  • Reference Note 47 Thomas Mitchell's Will written May 4, 1734, probated 14 Nov 1734, Lancaster County, PA, Will Book a, Vol. 1, #17
  • Reference Note 53 CD 299, December 1994 Edition TN Marriages, Greene, TN Marriages from 1780 to 1850 Screen 82 0f 118
  • Reference Note 54Tennessee Cousins, A History of a People By:Worth S. Ray pg. 292
  • Reference Note 56 Ben Whinery, 16980 Kingsport Highway, Fall Branch, Tn 37656-3808, 615-348-6227
  • Reference Note 57 Washington County History
  • Reference Note 61 Taken from Tombstone in Hall Family Cemetery in Greene County, TN on the Pierce farm between Jeroldstown and Fall Branch near Greene County and Washington County line. Listed in Greene County Cemetery Book prepared 1970-1971.
  • Reference Note 68 William Hall Will probated in Botetourt County, VA in Feb 1773
  • Reference Note 70 History of Washington County, 1988

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Elizabeth Thankful McTeer (Doak)'s Timeline

May 14, 1747
Fisherville, Tinkling Springs, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
May 14, 1747
Fisherville, Tinkling Springs, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Age 21
Province of Virginia
March 6, 1771
Age 23
Botetourt County, Province of Virginia
February 25, 1776
Age 28
Botetourt County, Province of Virginia, (Present USA)
December 20, 1848
Age 101
Johnson City, Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States