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Dr. John W. Teague was born in Alabama on July 7, 1842 to Benjamin Franklin and Rosanna Yeatman Teague. The family moved to Arkansas when John Wesley was a young boy.

J.W. entered the confederate Army in 1861. After the war, he came to Jefferson, Texas, where he studied medicine under Dr. Pitts. he then graduated from Memphis School of Medicine and also the Hospital College and Missouri Medical School in St.. Louis.

In October 1868, he married Miss Mary Francis Councill. They had two children, Ellen who married Dr. J.M. Andrews, and Nell.

Dr. Teague lived and practiced several places in East Texas and in 1898 came to Wharton to enter the drug business. He was Mayor from 1904-1910. He died November 9, 1924.


Found on an index card in the documents from United Daughters of Confederacy J.E.B. Stuart Chapter, Wharton, Texas

Dr. Teague, John Wesley M.D.
born July 1, 1842 in Alabama. son of B.F. Teague and Rosa Yeatman of S.C.
died Nov 9, 1923.Buried in Wharton Cemetery
Married Oct 1868 in Alabama, 9 children
Frances (Fannie) Council
Arkansas to Texas 1860
Entered into service in Arkansas 1 April 1861 Co. A. 4th Reg't as 2nd Lieut. Was surrendered with Johnson's Army 18 April 1865. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant
moved to Wharton Co in 1898
Descendant-dau. Nellie Teague Matthews- Cole (Mrs.)
dau. Ellyn Teague Andrews, Mrs. J.M.
gr dau. Lurline Andrews Wadsworth (Mrs. Albert)
Service: Apr 15, 1861 entered in CSA service at Hampton, Ark as 1st Lieut. of Co A 4th Ark Inf. under Col. McNair-
Member of Buchell Camp No 228 U.C.V. Wharton Texas
Ref.: Texas & Texans. Vol. III p. 1538
Entered service in Arkansas 10 May 1861 Co. A 4th Ark Pvt. Entered Confederate service 4 July 1861
Co A 4th Reg. Ark Vol. as Pvt promoted to 1st Sgt Dec. 1862
and 1st Lieut. on battlefield at Chickamauqa, Tenn. Sept 19 & 20
Ref. U.D.C. paper of dau-Nellie Teague Matthews-1900
Surrendered with Johnson 18 May 1865

On a second card:

Teague, John Wesley M.D. CSA bur. Wharton
b. July 1, 1842 Ala. (son of B.F. Teague of Ala
Rosa Yeatman of S.C. her family moved to Ala
where they were married) Great Grandfather was
Elijah Teague - soldier of Revolution under
Lafayette. E. B. Teague noted Baptist
minister of Ala. Grandfather James Teague
& also grandfather Yeatman were pioneers of Ala.
B.F. Teague moved to Arkansas in Legislature - moved to Texas abt. 1860
he & wife at Mount Vernon, Tex. had 9 children
James S., Dr. Joe N. Teague, Mrs. Mary Sanders
Cynthia A - Margaret- Sarah - Ricox.
2 half brothers -Jefferson & Richard of Okla.
M. Oct 1868 Fannie Council of Ala. dau of Jesse
and Rachel (Meachem) Council of Ala. 2 ch.
Mrs. Tiggie Andrews & Mrs. Nellie Cole of Wharton.
Service- Apr 15 1861 entered CSA at Hampton
Ark. as 1st Lieut of Co A Inf. 4th Ark Reg Inf.
under Col. McNair, served 4 years
UCV Buchell Camp No. 228
Ref. Texas & Texans by Johnson Vol. III p. 1538

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