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Templeton's in Sherman, post Civil War
Posted by: Jack K. Templeton Date: May 26, 2001 at 16:52:56
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I'm looking for anyone with ties to Templeton's in Grayson County, TX after the Civil War. I believe that at least one and perhaps 2 of my great(3)grandfather's brothers and their children moved to and lived in/near Sherman, Grayson Co, TX after the Civil War.

Two of my great(3)grandfather's brothers, James and Thomas Witcason TEMPLETON migrated from Scott County, VA to Linn Twp, Cedar County, MO in the late-1850s. In the 1860 Federal census in Linn Twp are 4 TEMPLETON households:
#1 James TEMPLETON 60, TN
Phoebe 49, VA

#2 Robt F TEMPLETON 27, VA
Elizabeth 29, VA
Margret J. 6, VA
Agnes 5, MO
Molly D. 2, MO
Robt is James' son

#3 Martin M. TEMPLETON 30, VA
Elizabeth 19, VA
Lilbern N. 2, MO
Martin is also James' son

Elizabeth 48, VA
Marion W. 16, VA
Amos P. 12, VA

Both Martin & Robt F. enlisted in Confederate Cavalry in Newton Co, MO in 1862. Their service records last listed them both as being left sick in Arkansas in 1863. Until recently, I'd found no trace of them ( or James & Thomas W.)...but thanks to my sister, I uncovered a census index reference to Martin in the 1880 Grayson Co federal census, then while searching US GenWeb archhives, I found cemetary listing for James Templeton, died Nov 16, 1880 aged 80 years- 7 mos - 4 days, and his grandchild Lilburn N. Templeton (Mar 10, 1858 - Sept 17, 1935) at the West Hill Cemetary in Sherman, Grayson Co. (See Lilburn listed in Martin's 1860 household, aged 2). There are numerous subsequent references to Grayson Co Templeton's and I hope to find some cousins today. I'll be happy to pass along Virginia roots...hope to hear more of what happed to these distant relatives, and any old family stories that may have been passed along.

Jack K. Templeton

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