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John Emsley TEETER
Prudence HOPKINS
Husband:  John Emsley / Ensley TEETER / TETER / TEATOR
Birth:  1809/10, NC
Death:  5 Feb 1894
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage:  ca. 1832
Wife:  Prudence HOPKINS
Birth:  25 May 1812, NC
Death:  30 Aug 1894, presumably in Stanly Co., NC
Disposition:  buried Meadow Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Stanley Co., NC
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John Jackson HOPKINS
Mother:  Mary CARTER
Children born in NC:
Given the difficulty reconciling our subjects' census records from year to year, this list of children should be considered tentative, especially as it relies in part on secondary sources.

1.  Winston A. TEETER, b. 1832/3
2.  Nancy Elizabeth TEETER, b. 5 Jul 1833 or 1836/7; d. 14 Sep 1921, Cabarrus Co., NC
3.  Augustus? TEETER, b. 1835-40
4.  Mary C. E. F. Y. TEETER / Mary Frances TEETER, b. 1848/9
5.  George W. TEETER, b. 13 Mar 1852
6.  John D. TEETER, b. 1854-56
7.  Prudence Malinda TEETER, b. 9 Apr 1858; d. 13 Mar 1926, Stanly Co., NC
8.  Emsley Davis TEETER, b. 23 Aug 1861

Could Winston A. be Winston Augustus?

It is stretching Prudence's fecundity to the limit for her to be the mother of Prudence and, especially, Emsley.  Could they be grandchildren?

.  John B. HOPKINS, b. 1861/2, NC

Our subjects are said to have had this child, but if Martin really was born ca. 1825, then both John and Prudence were too young to be Martin's parents :
.  Martin Timothy TETER, b. ca. 1825; survived to marry

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Sources (n.b., Stanly Co. was formed in 1841 from Montgomery Co.; Montgomery Co. was from in 1779 from Anson Co.):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Death: 05 Feb 1894
Marriage: 01 Dec 1895, Montgomery, North Carolina
Spouse: Prudence HOPKINS
Birth: 25 May 1812, Montgomery, North Carolina
Death: 20 Feb 1910
Father: John Jackson HOPKINS; Mother: Mary ROTHROCK
Source: patron submission
How quaint, for John to have died before he married and for Prudence to be born five years before her parents married as if we needed another lesson in not trusting patron submissions to the IGI!  Another problem is that the John HOPKINS who married Mary ROTHROCK married her in 1817 in Stokes County and is undoubtedly a different John HOPKINS from the one who married Mary CARTER and lived in Stanly County.

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #31-32 of 74; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 NC Montgomery [now Stanly] Co. West of P D [Pee Dee] River Roll 365 pp. 220B-221A Ln. 14 Jno E Teter 200 010 - 100 010 1100000 no slaves
These data indicate: data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Augustus?
= Winston (b. 1832/3)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = John (b. 1807/8)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Nancy (b. 1836/7)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Prudence (b. 1812)
1 person employed in mining
1 person employed in agriculture
Either Winston is in the wrong age class or his age in 1850 is wrong.

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #4 of 14):  Furr Twp., District No. 6, Stanly Co., NC, p. 38B, 539/541, enumerated 14 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Jno. A. Teator 42 M   Farmer 785 No Ca
Prudence    " 40 F       "
Winston A.    " 17 M   Laborer   "
Nancy E.        " 13 F       "
Mary C. E. F. Y. "  1 F       "
A twelve-year gap in children usually means a former wife died though it could also mean several children died young in an epidemic of communicable disease.

4.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #144 of 166):  Albemarle P.O., Stanly Co., NC, p. 72B, PN 144, 1030/1045, enumerated 23 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
John Teter 50 M   Farmer      
Prudence Teter 45 F          
George     " 13 M          
Frances    "  8 F          
John       "  5 M          
Mary       "  2 F          
Frances must be Mary Frances, and she should be 10 or 11, not 8.  Where was George in 1850? The two-year-old Mary should be Prudence Malinda.

5.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #12 of 28):  Albemarle P.O., Furr Twp., Stanly Co., NC, Roll 1160 (Book 1), p. 63B, PN 12, 83/84, enumerated 27 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Teeter J E 60 M W Farmer 600 300 North Carolina
______ Prudence 58 F W Keeping House     "
______ Mary F 20 F W At Home     "
______ George W 18 M W "     "
______ Jno D 14 M W "     "
______ Prudence 12 F W "     "
______ Ensley  8 M W       "
Hopkins Mary 75 F W At Home     "
Mary HOPKINS is Prudence (HOPKINS) TETER's mother.

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image#20 of 29):  Furr Twp., Stanly Co., NC, Roll T9_982, p. 300D, PN 20, SD 3, ED 205, enumerated 17 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 23 24 25 26
182 185 Teter John E W M 71     / Farmer   NC NC NC
    _____ Pruda W F 68 Wife   / Keeping house / NC NC NC
    _____ Purdence B W F 21 Dau /   without ocupation   NC NC NC
    _____ Emsley D? W M 19 Son /   Works on farm   NC NC NC
    Hopkis John B W M 18 Nephew /   works on farm   NC NC NC

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

8.  Mea culpa.  I obviously picked up additional information on this family from another source, but failed to make note of it.

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