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Major Samuel TEMPLE

Major Samuel TEMPLE

Male 1816 - 1897  (81 years)

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  • Name Major Samuel TEMPLE 
    Born 5 Mar 1816 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Oct 1897 
    Person ID I31  Christian Eller
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2008 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Mary McCoy "Polly" CRAIG,   b. Dec 1791,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Jan 1811  Greenseville, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret BIDDLE,   b. 10 Jul 1819,   d. 21 Mar 1881  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1836  Greeneville, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Mary Jane TEMPLE,   b. 31 Aug 1837,   d. 20 Jun 1842  (Age 4 years)
     2. James Madison TEMPLE,   b. 5 Mar 1839,   d. 1 Apr 1854  (Age 15 years)
     3. Angeline TEMPLE,   b. 19 Aug 1840,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas N. TEMPLE,   b. 15 Jan 1842,   d. 5 Jul 1842  (Age 0 years)
     5. Ellen TEMPLE,   b. 19 Apr 1843,   d. 6 Jun 1901, Green County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     6. John TEMPLE,   b. 5 Feb 1845,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Nancy C. TEMPLE,   b. 7 Apr 1847,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. William C. TEMPLE,   b. 4 Mar 1849,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Oliver Perry TEMPLE,   b. 30 Sep 1850,   d. 6 Feb 1888  (Age 37 years)
     10. David S. TEMPLE,   b. 19 Apr 1853, Green County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1890, Steilacoom,Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     11. Major Jennings TEMPLE,   b. 1 Feb 1855,   d. 31 Mar 1933  (Age 78 years)
     12. Robert S. TEMPLE,   b. 10 Apr 1857,   d. 30 May 1858  (Age 1 years)
     13. Charles H. TEMPLE,   b. 16 Oct 1859,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Margaret (Maggie) L. TEMPLE,   b. 11 Apr 1865,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rachel Celia WARFIELD,   d. 23 Apr 1896 
    Married 22 Jun 1883  Alexandria, Va Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F6012  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 

    • It would appear from a couple letters exchanged between Major S. Temple and Judge O.P. Temple that Major was something of an assistant, legal aide, political operative and business partner to OliverPerry Temple.
      They had business dealings in sugar, brown sugar, salt contracts for the Civil War, cotton and cheap land for tobacco.
      At one point, he was Superintendent of the Tennessee and Virginia Railroad.
      Its clear Major Temple borrowed money from Judge O.P. Temple. In his letter of 1 May 1844, he explains his plan to remary won't impact their "business arrangement" no his expectation to repay O. P. Temple.
      Other letters record the killing of his first Buffalo (Ellsworth, Kansas, 11 Apr 1871).

  • Sources 
    1. [S204] Lynch, Bob D., Bob Lynch gives a date of 12 Feb 1809, but says it may have been 1810. Jim Zobel gives the date 12 Jan 1811.

    2. [S204] Lynch, Bob D.