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Reverend Edward Teague

Birthplace: St. Mary Parish, Cecil County, Maryland, Colonial America
Death: circa June 10, 1807 (82-94)
Burke County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Ellendale, Alexander County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Abel Teague and Isabella E. Teague
Husband of Luranna Van Swearingen; Lurannah Teague, of “Hills Choys” and Sarah Teague
Father of Lydia Isabella Teague; Vandever Swearingen Teague, Sr.; Edward Teague; John Teague; Lurannah ‘Hannah’ Barnes and 5 others
Brother of Mary Teague; Moses Teague, Sr.; Abraham Teague; Charity Swaim; Captain Elijah Arnold Teague and 8 others
Half brother of Joshua Teague; Moses Teague, Sr. and John Teague

Occupation: pastor of the New Meeting House Baptist Church
Managed by: Pam Wilson (may be slow to respond)
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About Reverend Edward Teague

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A050439

He was a "Regulator" during the Battle of Alamance in North Carolina.


Rev. Edward Teague, son of Son of William Able Teague and Isabella , was born on Aug 30, 1716 in St Marys, Queen Anne's, Maryland. He was christened in St. Mary Anne's, Cecil County, Maryland. He died on Jun 10, 1807 in Burke County (became Alexander County in 1847), North Carolina.

He was married twice:

  • 1. Lurannah (Swearingen) Teague, married 1733/1766, Cecil County, Maryland
  • 2. Sarah (Price) Teague. Widow Yokely. Was she Sarah Munday?

2 sons, 5 daughters in 1790. There are records of 6 children: 1) Van Swearingen 2) Edward 3) John 4) Rebecca 5) Lauranna 6) Isabelle.

Children include:

  1. Vandever Swearingen Teague, Sr. (1744-1810) Husband of 1) Bridget Batsell, married about 1765 in North Carolina 2) Mary M. Carpenter
  2. Edward Teague III (1746-1804)
  3. John Teague (1750-1823) Husband of Martha (Simonton) Teague — married 1776
  4. Isabella (Teague) Barnes (1758 - ) m 1) Jim Duck Teague 2) Brinsley Barnes ll (perhaps)
  5. Lurannah Teague (1758-?) Wife of Jehu Barnes
  6. Moses Teague (1776-1845) Husband of Catherine (Payne)
  7. Rebecca (Teague) Austin (1781-1849) m. Nathan Austin, July 26, 1794, Burke County, North Carolina

See also “Descendants of John Teague”

At the Munday-Teague Cemetery, Alexander Co., NC:

At right front corner of cemetery facing sideways is a huge memorial stone: "Rev. Edward Teague England 1720-USA 1810, Founded first Baptist church in Alexander Co., NC 1797, pastor of the New Meeting House Baptist Church - 1797-1810. 'I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith.'"



from "Pioneer Settlers of Alexander County, NC" link

Rev. Edward Teague, the Pioneer, according to authoritative tradition, was ninety years old at his death in 1810. If this tradition is correct he was born in 1720. From the best records obtainable, he with his brother, William Teague, and his kinsmen, John Teague and Solomon Teague, Benjamin Austin, Nathan Austin, Elijah Austin, Jehu Barnes, Francis Dorsett, John White, Simon Rogers, Thomas Jones, Henry Reed, William Payne, and others removed from the area of Siler City, then Orange County, about 1775 and came to make settlement in what is now Alexander County.

Rev. Edward Teague, along with many others of his fellow-settlers, had in 1768, signed a petition to Governor Tryon for redress of certin grievences, which led to the Regulators Rebellion in 1771. After the battle of Alamance, many were dissatisfied with conditions. Apparently he with the group abovenmentioned, chose to move westward across the line of division drawn by Governor Tryon running North and South just west of Statesville, North Carolina, preferring to live with the Indians rathert than under the rule of British governors.

Most of the group settled in what was then known as Burke County, which extended eastward to Lower Little River, which flows southward, passing about two miles west of Taylorsville, North Carolina. Edward Teague settled just beyond the west end of Barretts Mountain on Middle Little River, marking out boundary of land for which he recived title by State Grant after Independence was won and North Carolina became a sovereign state. The original tract consisted of 340 acres.

the Census of 1790 shows Edward Teague of Burke County to have a family consisting of a wife, and two sons under sixteen and five daughters, also two negro slaves.

On one of these tracts of land, Edward Teague built his home and reared his children, most of whom were born here.

Edward Teague was a leader of men and had a marked influence in his community. Perhaps he was best known as a preacher and the organizer of the first Baptist Church in this section of themstate, known as the New Meeting House, organized in 1797, and a house of worship was erected at a point now known as the Munday Graveyard in Ellendale Township. Edward Teague became its first minister, serving the church from 1797 to his death in 1810.

A History of Alexander County, North Carolina. By William E White. Published in the Taylorsville Times in 1926. Copied from a Scrapbook of Mrs Bynum C Deal, Davidson, NC


Edward Teague was another patriarch of a large posterity in Alexander. A preacher of deep feeling and sympathy, founder of the first church in the territory of Ellendale and was one of the signers of a largely signed petition of remonstrance against Governor Tryon's tyrannical government. His brother, William Teague, also a refugee, was another signer. Edward had two sons, Moses and Vandaver; three daughters, Rebecca married Nathan Austin; Lurana, married Jehu Barnes; Isabella married Duck Jim Teague. Moses mar­ried Katie Payne, daughter of the Revolutionary soldier, Robert Payne and was a soldier under "Old Hickory" Jackson, in his Indian campaigns and at New Orleans in 1814. Vandaver married a Carpenter and was drowned in a swollen stream in sight of home as he was returning from a journey. Edward and his wife are buried in a cemetery near the site of the church he founded.


Joseph Williams and wife Lydia, Providence Williams and wife Sarah and Ann Paulson (Probably wife of Richard Paulson and sister of Joseph and Providence) had moved across the Potomac River toVirginia before 1736 and were all in Orange Co. Va when they sold a 222 acre tract of land and a 60-acre tract of land located on the "east side of Suquehanna River near a great fall called Conawangoe Fall" adjacent Edward Teague's land on 8 March 1736/37. (Pioneers of Old Frederick, p. 51, Cecil Co., MD Land liber 6, Folio 126)

from book "Abstracts of the Deed Books of Rowan Co, NC 1753-1785" 15 Oct 1765 Sarah Teague to sons John Yokely and William Yokely. For love, livestock. Witnesses: Elijah Teague & William Ledford


  • Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Apr 28 2020, 16:38:32 UTC
  • "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 March 2018), Edwd Teague, Burke, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 97, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  • United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 March 2018), Edward Teague, Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 310, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 39; FHL microfilm 337,912.
  • Established himself as a Regulator by signing the May 1768 Advertisement No. 9 against Governor Tryon at the Orange County Courthouse in Hillsborough, North Carolina over higher county taxes. Barnes-Oxford Genealogy Website
  • Christian County, Ky edited by Turner Publishing GoogleBooks there are records of 6 children: 1) Van Swearingen 2) Edward 3) John 4) Rebecca 5) Lauranna 6) Isabelle.
  • from the Internet: Children of Edward Teague and Lurannah Van Swearingen: Vandever Swearingen Teague (1744-1805/1810) lived Madison Co. KY Edward Teague (1746-1804/1805) m. Margaret Daniels or McDaniel, lived Chatham Co. NC John Teague (1751-1818) m. Martha Simonton (1755-1825), lived Burke Co. NC - or Iredell? Michael Teague (1755-1816) m. Anna Maria Stolz (1761-?) Lauranna Teague (1758-?) m. Jehu Barnes (1750-?) Isabelle Teague m. James Duck Rachel Teague (1758-?) m. Richard Brown, lived Burke Co. NC, then Wilson Co. TN
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Reverend Edward Teague's Timeline

August 30, 1716
St. Mary Parish, Cecil County, Maryland, Colonial America
Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Frederick, Virginia, United States
Frederick County, Virginia, United States
Chatham, Burke, North Carolina
September 29, 1755
Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Frederick, Virginia
Frederick, VA, USA
Frederick, VA, USA