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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Andrew Teague

Andrew & Permelia Teague
Courtesy of Joseph Wentworth

Andrew, the son of Nathaniel Teague (1778-1840)  and Jane Moody (1780-1860) was born in Boone County, Missouri on 1 Aug 1822.

"He was reared and educated in Jackson county, in that state, his parents having moved to that section when he was but three years of age. At the age of twenty-three he removed to Springfield, where he lived until he came to this state in 1850, via Fort Scott and Salt Lake, crossing the Humboldt and Carson rivers. He mined in various portions of the state until 1852, when he returned to Missouri. In the spring of 1853 he brought his family to this coast, settling in Woodside, where he resided seven years, engaged in the lumbering business. He then located at Redwood City, and began the practice of the law to which he had been educated. He was elected district attorney in 1869.... " History of San Mateo County p 266

Andrew married Permelia Morgan (1821-1908) on 12 Sep 1841 in Cass, Missouri.

Andrew was active in community affairs. While living in Woodside, he was elected a supervisor from the Third Township.  As such he participated in the vote to separate San Mateo from San Francisco county. He was a Justice of the Peace (5) and had a part in building the first road between Woodside and Redwood City.  He was also a member San Mateo County's first library association, seving at one point as President pro tem.

WOODSIDE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. – This Association held their regular quarterly meeting at Woodside on Monday last, 1st inst. ....  The President pro tem, Andrew Teague, Esq., on calling the Association to order, referred to the melancholy fact that on the 2d of August last, and since the last quarterly meeting, they had suffered the irreparable loss, by death of their much esteemed, President, D. Jagger, Esq.  He alluded to his many virtues as a man, to his excellent qualities as a citizen and a prominent member of society, ....  San Mateo County Gazette 6 Oct 1860 v2:27 - Transcription by Chris Havner

Handbook Almanac of the Pacific States.... 1864
Andrew moved his family to Redwood City in 1862.  He was elected assessor when the city incorporated in 1867, and later served as a town trustee.   He served as president of the Franklin Library when it moved into a building on Main Street in 1866. Redwood City Historical Trail

In 1864 Andrew, as guardian of the minor children of Antonio Buelna (dec), sold Ocean front property. (4)

In 1869, he was elected District Attorney (5)  of San Mateo County.

Proceedings of the Masons 1872
 He was also a charter member the Bayview Lodge #109 of IOOF (5) which was established in 1862 and of the Masonic Lodge #168.

Numerous entries in the Schellen's Collection give further details of Andrew Teague's life, including connections to the Big Basin, Pescadero and Yazor Creek Canal Companies, the Sons of Temperance and the Baptist and Methodist Churches.

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Patent Book 1 p 537
In 1876 the United States government affirmed Andrews patent to forty acres in Section 17 of Township 6 Range 4.  This is not the same land that is now Teague Hill Open Space Preserve, lying on the other side of Skyline Blvd.  Deed books were not checked for other Teague purchases, but those volumes are available on FamilySearch.

Teague died at his Redwood City home on 11 Mar 1884. (2) He was buried next to his only son, William Carlton Teague, in Union Cemetery two days later.

Francis May Teague Wright
Courtesy of
Joseph Wentworth

 Andrew and Permelia had seven known children:
  •   Telitha Jane Teague (1843 - 1928) married James O. Shaw 1 May 1859 Woodside (1)
  •    Sarah Anne Teague (1844 - 1924) married George E Wentworth  
  •   Mary Louisa Teague  (1845 - 1927)  married George H. Rice 17 Apr 1872 Redwood City (1)
  •   Martha Ellen Teague (1847 - 1914) married Ott Durham 25 Dec 1873 Redwood City (1)
  •   Rebecca Elzira Teague (1849 - 1880) married William Albert Clark 18 Sep 1866 Redwood City (1)
  •   William Carlton Teague (1853 - 1874) (3)
  •   Francis May Teague (1854 - 1877) married Charles D Wright 27 Jan 1874 Redwood City (1)

Andrew Teague - FindAGrave - maintained by Joseph Wentworth
Andrew Teague - WikiTree - maintained by Joseph Wentworth
Andrew Teague - Union Cemetery Plot D75
The Teagues of San Mateo County by John Edmonds
Teague Hill Open Space Preserve
Forms and Use of Blanks - Andrew Teague, Attorney at Law used as example in affidavit 18

  1. San Mateo County Marriage Index; San Mateo Times Gazette Index
  2. James Crowe Death Book TEAGUE Andrew 61 7 11 Missouri 3/11/1884 Redwood City Married M White Lawyer Union Cemetery 3‐13‐1884 James Crowe; Death Notice in San Mateo Times Gazette 15 Mar 1884
  3. SMC Early Deaths - Teague William C 10-Nov-1874 21 M S white Nevada consumption 1 191 1
  4.  Index to SMC Court Registers - #4 pgs 141-144 Teague Andrew Guardian 1864 (this is one of 14 entries for Andrew in this index) San Mateo County Land Index Teague Andrew 22 Feb 1864 D4 208 thru 209 Grantor [guardian] Ocean frontage
  5. Index to Official Bonds: 18 Teague, Andrew Justice of the Peace 1856 79 Teague, Andrew Justice of the Peace 1859 209 Teague, Andrew Justice of the Peace 1869 225 Teague, Andrew District Attorney 1870; 1A Teague, Andrew Trustee, IOOF 1870
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