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Major TEMPLE

Major TEMPLE[1]

Male 1736 - Abt 1816  (80 years)

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  • Name Major TEMPLE 
    Born 1736  Chester County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1816  Greene County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1304  Christian Eller
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2006 

    Father Thomas TEMPLE,   b. 1694, Coombs Lane, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1775, Goshen, Chester, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane Chandler JEFFERIS,   b. 8 Jun 1711, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1729 
    Family ID F448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane KENNEDY,   b. 1739, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1818 and 1820, Greene County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1757  [4
    Children 
     1. John TEMPLE,   b. 20 May 1758, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1828  (Age 70 years)
     2. William TEMPLE,   b. Abt 1762, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1816, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     3. Thomas Home TEMPLE,   b. 4 May 1776, Mecklenburg County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1852, Greenville, Greene, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. James TEMPLE,   b. 1772, Mecklenberg County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822, near Memphis, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     5. Josiah TEMPLE,   b. 10 Nov 1778, Mecklenburg County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1816  (Age < 37 years)
     6. Jinney TEMPLE
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F447  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Books
    'Notable Men of Tennessee'
    "Notable Men of Tennessee"
    Their Times and Their Contemporaries; By Oliver P. Temple; Compiled and Arranged by His Daughter - Mary B. Temple -- 1912

  • Notes 
    • Major Temple moved from Pennsylvania to Mecklenburg County, NC in 1766). In 1780, he was with North Carolina forces in the celebrated battle of King's Mountain. The family says he carved his initials in the musket he carried in that battle. That weapon has been handed down from generation to generation and is known as "Old Kings Mountain."
      In 1786, he moved to Green County, Tennessee, where he selected a farm on Richland Creek. Both his farm an that of his neighbor (Rev. Hezekiah Balch, who went on to found Greenville College) were recorded at the same time. They were probably friends and came to Tennessee together. Both were active Presbyterians. Major Temple was an Elder in the Church. He became a major landowner.
      In 1797, Major Temple was appointed to lay out and govern the town of Greeneville, Tenn. His son John was also a commissioner.
      We believe Major Temple had five sons and a daughter. His will, dated 8 Aug 1816, names all six children.

  • Sources 
    1. [S201] White, Katherine Keogh, p. 229.

    2. [S232] Myhre, Ann.

    3. [S204] Lynch, Bob D.

    4. [S201] White, Katherine Keogh.