John Templeton, Jr.

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John Templeton, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Rowan County, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 10, 1820 (59-60)
White County, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: White County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Templeton, Sr. and Margaret Templeton
Husband of Nancy Templeton
Father of Greenville Hawkins Templeton; William T Templeton; Mary Polly Moore and Nancy Moore
Brother of James Templeton; Ezekiel Templeton; William Templeton; Thomas Templeton and Joseph M. Anderson

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About John Templeton, Jr.

It is not known, with proven documentation, when John Templeton, Jr. was born. The only known documented and researched proof of his age is the 1820 White Co. TN Census. This census  lists him in the (45 and over) category. John Templeton, Jr. was probably born in present day Iredell Co. NC. His father, John Templeton, Sr., and his grandfather, James Templeton, Sr., owned land on Davidson's Creek in present day Iredell Co. NC. It is possible that he was born in Mecklenburg Co. NC. His mother Margaret (Graham) Templeton and her parents, William and Jean Graham, once lived in Mecklenburg Co. NC.

FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. CIRCA 1800, CUT HIS WA Y THROUGH THE CANEBREAKS OF MOORE COVE (NOW WHITE CO., TN) AND SETTLED THERE. BURIED IN TEMPLETON CEMETERY, QUEBEC, WHITE CO, TN.


The book Duty First documents that John Templeton, Jr. and his father John Templeton, Sr. fought in the October 7, 1780 Battle of King's Mountain. Militia duty, during this time period, was required of all physically able males between the ages of sixteen and fifty-nine. Fifteen year olds could serve in the militia with their parent's permission.

John Templeton, Jr., his mother Margaret (Graham) Templeton and four of his brother's named: William, James, Thomas and Ezekiel sold the land of John Templeton, Sr. on April 13, 1804. The land was sold in York Co. SC where Margret was living. Margaret (Graham) Templeton moved to York Co. SC after the death of her husband, John Templeton, Sr., and before the 1790 York Co. SC Census. Her mother Jean Graham lived in York Co. SC. All of Margaret's known son's were in York Co. SC for the sale of the land and to take care of any other matters associated with the land. Interestingly, John Templeton, Jr. signed his name on the document of the sale of the land. He spelled his last name Tempelton on the document of the sale of the land. John Templeton, Jr. also spelled his last name Tempelton on a December 7, 1829 White Co. TN land deed. He deeded land to his son-in-law on Dec.7, 1829 in White Co. TN.

John Templeton, Jr. married Nancy (Hawkins) Templeton. Nancy and her parent's, Benjamin and Mary Hawkins, probably once lived in Burke Co. NC. John Templeton, Jr. may have also once lived in Burke Co. NC. There was a large lose of Burke Co. NC records. The Yankees burned the Burke Co. NC Courthouse during the Civil War.

John Jr. and Nancy (Hawkins) Templeton, later, owned a minimum of two land deeds in Buncombe Co. NC. They moved their family from Buncombe Co. NC to Quebeck, White Co., TN between the years of 1805 and 1809. Their son, William T. (Billy) Templeton, was born in Ashville, Buncombe Co. NC on February 10, 1805. The families first known White Co. TN land deed is dated April 3, 1809.

John Templeton, Jr. died between December 7, 1829 when he deeded land to his son-in-law and June 1, 1830. John Jr. does not show up in the June 1, 1830 White Co. TN Census. It is not known, with proven documentation, when Nancy (Hawkins) Templeton was born. It is not known when Nancy (Hawkins) Templeton died. She may have died in the year of 1813. This is not proven with documentation. It comes from Templeton family oral history. It is known that Nancy (Hawkins) Templeton does not show up in the 1820 White Co. TN Census.

John Jr. and Nancy are buried, next to each other, in the Templeton Cemetery. The cemetery is located on their original land. Nancy's burial plot does not have a headstone. John Jr. has a headstone that was provided by the United States War Department. The Sons of the American Revolution have placed their official "Patriot" granite marker at the base of his headstone.

As of the year 2013, a minimum of eight different generations of Templeton's have lived on the original land of John Templeton, Jr. and Nancy (Hawkins) Templeton. Family descendant's, with the last name of Templeton, still own some of the original land of John Jr. and Nancy (Hawkins) Templeton. Many of the descendant's of John Jr. and Nancy (Hawkins) Templeton are buried in the Templeton Cemetery. (R.C.T. 12/4/2020)


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John Templeton, Jr.'s Timeline

1760
1760
Rowan County, North Carolina, United States
1804
1804
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
1805
February 10, 1805
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
1807
October 1, 1807
Tennessee, United States
1810
September 15, 1810
Hiawasee, Warren County, Tennessee, United States
1820
March 10, 1820
Age 60
White County, Tennessee, United States
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White County, Tennessee, United States