Mary Thomas Whitfield

b. 21 July 1863, d. 9 September 1940

Mary Thomas 'Mollie' Whitfield Teague, 1863-1940

  • Mary Thomas Whitfield was born on 21 July 1863 in Madison County, Kentucky.
  • She was known as Mollie.
  • John T. Whitfield and Charlotte Wilkerson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Nebo, Hopkins County, Kentucky. Other members of the household included Mary Thomas Whitfield, Margaret Lee Whitfield, Thomas Jefferson Whitfield, John Brown Whitfield and Preston H. Whitfield. Also in the household were two laborers, William (age 22) and Joesph (age 19) Brinkly, born in North Carolina.
  • John T. Whitfield and Charlotte Wilkerson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Anderson, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Mary Thomas Whitfield, Thomas Jefferson Whitfield, John Brown Whitfield, Preston H. Whitfield, Lee Robert Whitfield and Henrietta Whitfield. Daughter Henrietta is identified as three-year-ol son Eddie.
  • She married John D. Teague, son of James C. Teague and Olive A. McMahan, on 13 December 1883 in Plantersville, Grimes County, Texas.
  • John D. Teague and Mary Thomas Whitfield appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Grimes County, Texas, enumerated next to J. D.'s half-brother Joe Teague. Other members of the household included Clem Boyd Teague, Floyd Preston Teague, Carrie Teague, Agnes Teague and Dink Etta Teague.
  • John D. Teague and Mary Thomas Whitfield appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Dink Etta Teague.
  • She was a saleslady in a drygoods store, according to the 1910 census.
  • John D. Teague appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Richards, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Mary Thomas Whitfield.
  • John D. Teague and Mary Thomas Whitfield appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Richards, Grimes County, Texas.
  • On the same day that Billie Marie Lawhon and Billie Wood were photographed in Richards with their birthday cake, she was photographed with her mother and neighbors Mollie Whitfield Teague and her daughter Carrie Teague Garner.
  • Two rather formal snapshots were taken of Mollie and J. D. Teague during their later years.
  • Mary Thomas Whitfield became a widow at the 3 April 1939 death of her husband John D. Teague.
  • The following appeared on 6 April 1939 in The Eagle: (Navasota, April 6) Funeral services for Jonathan D. Teague, 82, who died at his home in Richards, were held Tuesday by Rev. E. R. Brawner, pastor of the Richards Methodist Church. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery there. Born in Alabama, he had lived at Richards 54 years. He opened one of the first stores in that community. He is survived by his wife, two sons, C. B. of Houston and E. F. Teague of Montgomery; one daughter, Mrs. Dink Ward of Richards, and one brother, Joe Teague, of Slaton.
  • Mary Thomas Whitfield died on 9 September 1940 at age 77 in Grimes County, Texas.
  • She was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Grimes County, Texas, near Richards.
  • A single grave marker identifies the graves of John D. Teague and Mary Thomas Whitfield.
  • Last Edited: 23 May 2015

Family: John D. Teague b. 10 June 1856, d. 3 April 1939