John Jay Teets II1

M, b. 14 April 1941
Relationships4th great-grandson of Henry Teets
7th great-grandson of Johannes Wildfang [Sr.]
ChartsHenry Teets, b. b1760 Indented Descendant Chart
John J. Teets II
     John Jay Teets II was born on 14 April 1941 in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia.1,2 He is the son of John Jay Teets and Dortha Irene Wilfong.1 John Jay Teets II married Donna Jeanne Raynes, daughter of Calvin Brent "Jay" Raynes and Dorothy Rosabell "Rose" Johnson, on 13 October 1962 in Loch Lynn Heights, Garrett, Maryland.
Last Edited19 Jul 2016
Father*John Jay Teets1 b. 3 Mar 1917, d. 18 Nov 1961
Mother*Dortha Irene Wilfong1 b. 8 Jul 1920, d. 14 Dec 2000

Children of John Jay Teets II and Donna Jeanne Raynes

     John went to grade school at the elementary school on the corner of Camden Avenue and Kanawa Street, then to Junior High on Camden Avenue, and then Buckhannon-Upshur High School, graduating in 1959 in the first class to graduate from the "new school" in Tennerton (now a Junior High). John's big classes in high school were math and chemistry, and of course, baseball and basketball for the Buccaneers. He drove the "coolest" Ford in town, a 1958 Ford 4-door hardtop with those long 7-foot "Mercury" skirts and a continental kit on the back. He also had to work at his dad's gas station up by Feola's Flowers every weekend for the privilege of driving the car on Saturday night and on other special occasions.

He was named 1st-Team All State Baseball Team in West Virginia in 1958 and again in 1959. Also, John led the good old B-U basketball team in scoring his senior year and was 1st-Team All Conference for the Bucs.

The college scouts from Southern Methodist University (SMU), West Virginia University (WVU), and West Virginia Wesleyan came calling, and John ended up staying in Buckhannon so he could play for Wesleyan Bobcats (actually, in retrospect, John was too "small town" to take on SMU or WVU).

In his college days at Wesleyan, John majored in Math, Physics, and Chemistry, and of course, baseball and basketball (actually, he majored in Donna, but that comes later). John was one of two freshman (the other was Bill Grimes) to make the varsity basketball team in the fall of 1959. That year, the Bobcats ended up 34-1, losing in the semi-finals of the national NAIA basketball finals in Kansas City. John was all-conference West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) for four years in baseball, and was co-captain of the Bobcat basketball team in 1962-63 with Grimes. John was also very proud to be named to the WVIAC 50 year All-Time All Conference Baseball Team. Grimes went on to become the first President of ESPN (yes, the sports channel we can't do without). Guess I turned out to be the small-town guy again...

But the best deal of John's college years was meeting Donna Jeanne Raynes. Donna is the daughter of Jay Brent Raynes (deceased in a motorcycle accident when Donna was 2 years old) and her step-father James Harclerode (deceased 2002) and Rosabell Harclerode who were married for 55 years (Rose later lived with Donna and John in Austin until her death in May 2006.) Donna was born on (can I say this?) April 13, 1944. Yes, John and Donna's birthdays are one day apart! Birthdays were usually celebrated on HER birthday, right? Right. Oh, well.

John met Donna at a dance. Yes, there were such things as community dances where the young folk could get together, talk, dance, and if they were lucky, maybe go for a ride in their parent's car to the local drive-in restaurant and get some pizza pie! Well, John just couldn't stay away from the best-looking B-U cheerleader there ever was! And she could dance like nobody's business!

John and Donna got engaged in his sophomore year (with great consternation from her "dad", because John was a college boy), and married Oct 13, 1962. He asked her for her hand at West's Drive-in movie theater. Awesome.

John III was born in 1963, and John II had to leave a few days after the birth to go play professional baseball in Arvida, Canada (affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates). Donna later arrived with John III by propeller airplane (a big deal back then), her first trip ever in an airplane. We had a great time in Canada that summer, and learned just a little French in the process.

In the fall of 1963, John attended WVU on a Teaching Scholarship (taught College Algebra to undergraduates) which paid $60 a month. He also worked weekends at a filling station (experience from Buckhannon got him the job), and worked evenings 7-12PM at the computer center. We needed the money, and all those odd jobs helped us make it. WVU coach Jim Harrick came after John to be an assistant coach on the baseball team (John had gone 4-0 against WVU in his four years against them). After one year in graduate school, John got a job offer from IBM as a computer programmer, and it surely changed their lives. They moved to Endicott, New York. John worked at IBM in Owego, and later in Endicott. Donna also worked at IBM in Endicott. Shortly after moving to Endicott, Robert (1965), and then Darren and Duane (1969) were born. In 1977, they made the decision to move to Austin, TX with IBM. Will never forget that in 1977, Endicott set the national record for "fewest sunny days" at 43 sunny days (for an entire year!) -- and Austin AVERAGED 304 sunny days every year). That was enough for them!

The Teets lived at 10905 Spicewood Parkway for 23 years, then moved down the street (to #4 at the Spicewood golf course) in December 2000. In February 2007 they moved to 8908 Fairway Hill Drive, which is on #11 on the golf course at Balcones Country Club (you can see where these homes are by looking at this map).They love it there, and can watch the golfers go by every day, and John fiddles with his landscaping (or genealogy) while Donna plays golf with her shiny red golf cart with the fancy top! No one in the entire world loves golf like Donna Teets! She's now famous, you know...she had a hole-in-one in March 2004 on Spicewood #17, 120 yards with a 7-wood! Made the Austin American-Statesman golf column! (guess this is her 15 minutes of fame?).

John Jay Teets II was educated in May 1963 in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia; He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College from 1959-1963, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, with minors in Physics and Chemistry.1 He was educated in 1964 in Morgantown, West Virginia; He also attended West Virginia University towards a Masters Degree in Mathematics.

Citations

  1. [S1] Teets II, John Jay - personal files.
  2. [S21] Linda Kay Harclerode (Young) personal file.

John Jay Teets1

M, b. 3 March 1917, d. 18 November 1961
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Henry Teets
ChartsHenry Teets, b. b1760 Indented Descendant Chart
John J. Teets
     John Jay Teets was born on 3 March 1917 in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia.2,3,4,5,6,7,8 He was the son of Leslie Teets Sr. and Delphia Blanche Stansberry. John Jay Teets married Dortha Irene Wilfong, daughter of James Abram Garfield "Uncle Gart" Wilfong Sr and Martha Ellen Miles, on 22 April 1940 in Monterey, Highland, Virginia.3,9 John Jay Teets died on 18 November 1961 in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, at age 44.10,11,12 He was buried after 18 November 1961 in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia.13,14,4,15 (to see where the cemetery is located, see map.)
Last Edited19 Jul 2016
Father*Leslie Teets Sr. b. 27 Oct 1889, d. 15 Jun 1965
Mother*Delphia Blanche Stansberry b. 8 Dec 1889, d. May 1960

Children of John Jay Teets and Dortha Irene Wilfong

     Dad was an honorable man, and I was always very proud of his accomplishments. He died too young, of leukemia, at age 44. When he was a young man, he was a painter with his father Leslie Teets Sr. He also was a good carpenter, and he and his dad built our houses on Pocahontas Street, side by side. I remember the pride he had when he was elected City Councilman. He worked typically 7AM-9PM every day at the Esso gas station that he owned/operated, unless someone could help him out (like me, usually). He also had a lot of pride in making a success of that gas station when several others before him had failed financially at that same location. Back then, when you pulled into a gas station, the attendant would wash your windshield and back window, check the air in your tires, check the oil, all before charging you 25 cents/gallon of gas!16 He appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, in the household of his parents, Leslie Teets Sr. and Delphia Blanche Stansberry.17 He appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, in the household of his parents, Leslie Teets Sr. and Delphia Blanche Stansberry.18 He appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, in the household of his parents, Leslie Teets Sr. and Delphia Blanche Stansberry.7 John Jay Teets left a will on 15 November 1961 in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia.19

Citations

  1. [S1] Teets II, John Jay - personal files.
  2. [S2738] Birth Records: West Virginia Birth Index, 1853-1969, Name:     John Jay Teets
    Birth Date:     1917
    Birth Place:     Upshur, West Virginia, United States
    Birth County:     Upshur
    Gender:     Male
    FHL Film Number:     816152.
  3. [S2792] Marriage Records: Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, Groom's Name: John Jay Teets
    Groom's Birth Date: 1917
    Groom's Birthplace: Buckhannon, W. Va
    Groom's Age: 23
    Bride's Name: Dortha Irene Wilfong
    Bride's Birth Date: 1921
    Bride's Birthplace: Buckhannon, W. Va
    Bride's Age: 19
    Marriage Date: 22 Apr 1940
    Marriage Place: Monterey, Virginia
    Groom's Father's Name: Leslie Teets
    Groom's Mother's Name: Delphie Stansberry
    Bride's Father's Name: Garfield Wilfong
    Bride's Mother's Name: Martha Miles
    Groom's Race:
    Groom's Marital Status: Single
    Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
    Bride's Race:
    Bride's Marital Status: Single
    Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86877-0
    System Origin: Virginia-EASy
    Source Film Number: 31997
    Reference Number: p 142 #657.
  4. [S44] Cemetery Markers: Upshur County, West Virginia.
  5. [S167] Census: 1920 Upshur, West Virginia, Buckhannon District, January 14-15, 1920, HH#389-405
    Teets, Leslie, 30, WV WV WV
    wife Delphia, 30, WV WV WV
    son Denis, 4 8/12, WV WV WV
    son John J., 2 10/12, WV WV WV
    daughter Anna Lee, 7/12, WV WV WV.
  6. [S220] Census: 1930 Upshur, West Virginia, Buckhannon, District 3, HH#253-266, April 11, 1930
    Teets, Leslie, 40
    wife Delphia L., 40
    son Dennis B. 14
    son John Jay 13
    daughter Anna L., 10
    son Leslie Jr., 5/12 (b. 11/3/1929).
  7. [S2837] Census: 1940 Upshur, West Virginia, Buckhannon, Buckhannon District 49-5, Image 26, April 15, 1940, HH#44-305 (Sedwick Street)
    Teets, Leslie, 50, married, C-1, WV
    wife Delphia, 50, H-4, WV
    son John J., 23, C-1, WV
    daughter Anna Lee, 20, C-2, WV
    son Leslie Jr., 10, 4, WV.
  8. [S39] Cemetery Readings: Old Heavner Cemetery (per Wendy Andrus email 10/7/2004), Wendy Andrus, email 10/7/2004.
  9. [S284] Marriage License or Certificate, Transcribed from original marriage certificate on February 11, 2008 by John Jay Teets II:
    This is to certify that on the 22nd day of April in the year of our Lord Ninteen Hundred 40, John Jay Teets of Buckhannon, W. Va., and Dortha Irene Wilfong of Buckhannon, W. Va. were by me united in marriage at Monterey, Va. according to the Ordinance of God and the laws of the state of Virginia. Signed by John H. Light. No witnesses shown.
  10. [S1368] Death Records: West Virginia Deaths, 1853-1870, Name: John Jay Teets
    Death date: 18 Nov 1961
    Death place: Monongalia County, West Virginia
    Gender: Male
    Age at death: 44 years
    Birth date: 1917
    Birth place:
    Marital status:
    Spouse name:
    Father name: Leslie Teets
    Father birth place:
    Mother name: Delphia Stansbury
    Mother birth place:
    Occupation:
    Street address:
    Residence:
    Cemetery name:
    Burial place:
    Burial date:
    Film number: 840905
    Digital GS number: 4229133
    Image number: 500
    Reference number: v T p 75
    Source: County Records
    Collection: West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970.
  11. [S2737] Death Records: West Virginia Death Index, 1853-1973, Name:     John Jay Teets
    Birth Date:     abt 1917
    Death Date:     12 Nov 1961
    Death Place:     Monongalia County, West Virginia
    Death Age:     44
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Male
    Father Name:     Leslie Teets
    Mother Name:     Delphia Stansbury
    FHL Film Number:     840905
    Wills and Probates:     Search for John Jay Teets in West Virginia Wills & Probates collection.
  12. [S285] Obit: John Jay Teets.
  13. [S707] Find-a-Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, John Jay Teets
    Birth:      Mar. 13, 1917
    West Virginia, USA
    Death:      Nov. 18, 1961
    Morgantown
    Monongalia County
    West Virginia, USA

    Son of Granville Leslie Teets, Sr. and Delphia Blanche Stansberry. Husband of Dortha Irene Wilfong m. 22 Apr 1940 Monterey, Highland, VA.

    Family links:
    Parents:
    Granville Leslie Teets (1889 - 1965)

    Spouse:
    Dortha Irene Wilfong Hall (1920 - 2000)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Buckhannon Memorial Cemetery
    Buckhannon
    Upshur County
    West Virginia, USA

    Maintained by: John Teets
    Originally Created by: Brenda Horton
    Record added: Oct 20, 2008
    Find A Grave Memorial# 30700361.
  14. [S545] Cemetery Readings: Heavner Cemetery Readings, Including: Old Babtist, Carper, Catholic Sisters, Buckhannon Memorial Park, Upshur County Historical Society, 2001, p. 80, Memorial Park at Heavner, Lot # 8C
    [Teets Hall, Dortha Irene Wilfong, b. 1920 died 2000, per John Teets II]
    Teets, John Jay, b. 1917 d. 1961 (space #4)
    Teets, Delphia B., b. 1889 d. 1960 (space #2)
    Teets, Leslie b. 1889, died 1965 (space # 1).
  15. [S43] Cemetery Readings: Jean Childress 2003 PDF - http://cfw.rodjrsserver.com
  16. [S698] John J. Teets II, Son of John Jay Teets.
  17. [S167] Census: 1920 Upshur, West Virginia, Buckhannon District, January 14-15, 1920, HH#389-405
    Teets, Leslie, 30, WV WV WV
    wife Delphia, 30, WV WV WV
    son Denis, 4 8/12, WV WV WV
    son John J., 2 1012, WV WV WV
    daughter Anna Lee, 7/12, WV WV WV.
  18. [S220] Census: 1930 Upshur, West Virginia, Buckhannon, District 3, HH#253-266, April 11, 1930
    Teets, Leslie, 40
    wife Delphia L., 40
    son Dennis B. 14
    son John J. 13
    daughter Anna, 10
    son Leslie Jr., 5/12 (b. 11/3/1929).
  19. [S3160] Will - West Virginia Will Books, 1756 - 1971.
  20. [S325] Personal Knowledge: John J. Teets II.

Linda Kay Teets

F, b. 6 September 1943, d. 18 February 1995
Relationships4th great-granddaughter of Henry Teets
7th great-granddaughter of Johannes Wildfang [Sr.]
ChartsHenry Teets, b. b1760 Indented Descendant Chart
Linda Kay Teets
Linda Kay Teets School Days
     Linda Kay Teets was born on 6 September 1943 in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia.2 She was the daughter of John Jay Teets and Dortha Irene Wilfong.1 Linda Kay Teets married Gary Warren Martin, son of George A. Martin and Margaret (?), on 13 August 1966 in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia.3,4 Linda Kay Teets died on 18 February 1995 in Travis, Texas, at age 51.5,2 She was buried after 18 February 1995 in McDade, Bastrop, Texas.6
Last Edited28 Mar 2014
Father*John Jay Teets1 b. 3 Mar 1917, d. 18 Nov 1961
Mother*Dortha Irene Wilfong1 b. 8 Jul 1920, d. 14 Dec 2000

Children of Linda Kay Teets and Gary Warren Martin

Citations

  1. [S325] Personal Knowledge: John J. Teets II.
  2. [S27] Ancestry.com: Social Security Death Index, Name: Linda K. Martin
    SSN: 232-70-1707
    Born: 6 Sep 1943
    Died: 18 Feb 1995
    State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (1960-1961.
  3. [S606] Marriage Records: WV, Division of Culture and History, August 13, 1966 in the First Methodist Church in Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia by Charles Godwin
    Martin, Gary Warren, b. May 8, 1943 in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, resides Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey, s/o George A. Martin and Margaret Miller
    Teets, Linda Kay, b. September 6, 1943 in Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia, resides Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia, d/o John Jay Teets and Irene Wilfong.
  4. [S2745] Marriage Records: WV Marriages Index, 1785-1971, Name:     Linda Kay Teets
    Gender:     Female
    Spouse's Name:     Gary Warren Martin
    Spouse Gender:     Male
    Marriage Date:     1966
    Marriage Place:     Upshur, West Virginia, United States.
  5. [S1371] Death Records: Texas Death Index, 1964-1998 [Familysearch.org], Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 about Linda Martin
    Name:     Linda Martin
    Death Date:     18 Feb 1995
    Death County:     Travis
    Gender:     Female.
  6. [S707] Find-a-Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Linda Martin
    Birth:      Sep. 6, 1943
    Death:      Feb. 18, 1995

    Burial:
    McDade Cemetery
    McDade
    Bastrop County
    Texas, USA

    Created by: Tammy New
    Record added: Jun 08, 2009
    Find A Grave Memorial# 38105601.

Donna Jeanne Raynes

F, b. 13 April 1944
ChartsHenry Teets, b. b1760 Indented Descendant Chart
Donna Jeanne Raynes Pedigree Compressed
Donna Jeanne Raynes (Teets)
     Donna Jeanne Raynes was born on 13 April 1944 in Robson, Fayette, West Virginia.1 She is the daughter of Calvin Brent "Jay" Raynes and Dorothy Rosabell "Rose" Johnson. Donna Jeanne Raynes married John Jay Teets II, son of John Jay Teets and Dortha Irene Wilfong, on 13 October 1962 in Loch Lynn Heights, Garrett, Maryland.
Last Edited26 Apr 2012
Father*Calvin Brent "Jay" Raynes b. 8 Jun 1922, d. 23 Jun 1946
Mother*Dorothy Rosabell "Rose" Johnson b. 30 Jul 1921, d. 1 May 2006

Children of Donna Jeanne Raynes and John Jay Teets II

Citations

  1. [S21] Linda Kay Harclerode (Young) personal file.

John Jay Teets III

M, b. 28 May 1963
Relationships5th great-grandson of Henry Teets
8th great-grandson of Johannes Wildfang [Sr.]
ChartsHenry Teets, b. b1760 Indented Descendant Chart
John J. Teets III
     John Jay Teets III was born on 28 May 1963 in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia. He is the son of John Jay Teets II and Donna Jeanne Raynes. John Jay Teets III married Tinaka Marie Wright, daughter of Robert Joseph Wright and Cynthia Ann Wacht, on 21 November 1992 in Austin, Travis, Texas.1 John Jay Teets III and Tinaka Marie Wright were divorced on 20 September 2007 in Williamson, Texas.2
Last Edited28 Mar 2014
Father*John Jay Teets II b. 14 Apr 1941
Mother*Donna Jeanne Raynes b. 13 Apr 1944

Children of John Jay Teets III and Tinaka Marie Wright

     John Jay Teets III was born in Buckhannon, WV on May 28, 1963. His Dad had to leave town four days later to play professional baseball in Canada. John went to elementary and middle school in Endicott NY, and graduated from Round Rock High School. He attended Southwest Texas (now called Texas State University) for one semester, but just wasn't ready for college at that particular time. He later went on to earn an Associates of Applied Science degree in Electronics from Austin Community College.

He later worked for IBM and now works for Motorola (now called FreeScale Technology) as a lead equipment technician.

John met and married Tinaka Wright, and they have two children, Lyndsey Marie and Dylan Jay Teets.
John Jay Teets III was educated in 1996 in Austin, Williamson, Texas; John received a Associates of Applied Science in Electronics degree from Austin Community college in 1996.

Citations

  1. [S517] Ancestry.com: Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002, Name: John J III Teets
    Estimated Birth Year: 1963
    Age: 29 Gender: Male
    Spouse: Tinaka M Wright
    Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1973
    Spouse's Age: 19
    Marriage Date: 21 Nov 1992
    Marriage County: Travis
    County License Code: 227.
  2. [S2545] Divorce: Texas Divorce Records 1968-2002, Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2011 about John J Teets
    Name:     John J Teets     
    Estimated birth year:     abt 1963
    Age:     44
    Spouse's Name:     Tinara M Teets
    Spouse's Age:     34
    Marriage Date:     21 Nov 1992
    Number of Children:     2
    Divorce Date:     20 Sep 2007
    Divorce Place:     Williamson, Texas, USA.

Robert Allen Teets

M, b. 25 March 1965
Relationships5th great-grandson of Henry Teets
8th great-grandson of Johannes Wildfang [Sr.]
ChartsHenry Teets, b. b1760 Indented Descendant Chart
Robert Allen Teets
     Robert Allen Teets was born on 25 March 1965 in Binghamton, Broome, New York.1 He is the son of John Jay Teets II and Donna Jeanne Raynes. Robert Allen Teets married Barbara Ann "Barbie" Hurst, daughter of William "Bill" Hurst and Barbara (?), on 15 August 1987 in Austin, Travis, Texas.1
Last Edited17 Nov 2007
Father*John Jay Teets II b. 14 Apr 1941
Mother*Donna Jeanne Raynes b. 13 Apr 1944

Children of Robert Allen Teets and Barbara Ann "Barbie" Hurst

     Robert Allen Teets, known to all as Rob, was born March 25, 1965 at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton NY. He attended elementary and middle school in Endicott NY, and Grisham Middle School in Austin TX after Mom and Dad moved to Austin in 1977. He graduated from Westwood High School and graduated with Barbie from Southwest Texas (Now called Texas State) with a degree in Computer Science.

During high school, Rob played basketball, and was a star guard for Westwood. He made Mom and Dad proud as a senior by stealing the ball, driving the length of the court, getting fouled hard by a Round Rock defender who didn't want to see him make a winning lay-up with a few seconds left on the clock...but Rob made both foul shots to win the arch-rival game. Yea!

Rob married his high school sweetheart Barbie Hurst, and they have two children, Taylor Ann and Dana Kay. Rob is a successful Marketing Manager for Intel.

Citations

  1. [S517] Ancestry.com: Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002, Name: Robert A Teets
    Gender: Male
    Marriage Date: 15 Aug 1987
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1965
    Age: 22
    Spouse: Barbara A Hurst
    Spouse Gender: Female
    Spouse Est Birth Year: abt 1965
    Spouse Age: 22
    Marriage County: Travis
    Marriage State: Texas
    Source: Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002.

Darren James Teets

M, b. 16 November 1969
Relationships5th great-grandson of Henry Teets
8th great-grandson of Johannes Wildfang [Sr.]
ChartsHenry Teets, b. b1760 Indented Descendant Chart
Darren James Teets
     Darren James Teets was born on 16 November 1969 in Binghamton, Broome, New York.1 He was the son of John Jay Teets II and Donna Jeanne Raynes. Darren James Teets married Michelle Lynn Befort, daughter of Glenn Alan Befort and Emily Anne Robbins, on 11 September 1993 in Austin, Travis, Texas.2
Last Edited17 Nov 2007
Father*John Jay Teets II b. 14 Apr 1941
Mother*Donna Jeanne Raynes b. 13 Apr 1944

Children of Darren James Teets and Michelle Lynn Befort

     Darren James Teets was born November 16, 1969 (two minutes after Duane) at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, NY. He went to kindergarten and grades 1-2 in Endicott, NY, and then went to Spicewood Elementary after Mom and Dad moved to Austin TX with IBM in 1977.

Darren played baseball all over Texas as a middle school and high school player, finishing his career as a player by pitching for Westwood HS in the Texas high school state championship game in 1987. His mom and dad nearly had several heart attacks watching him play over the years, but they loved it!

During high school, Darren met and later married (thank heavens) Michelle Befort, and they now live in Austin with two children, Haley and Cassidy (a twin brother of Kyle, who died just after birth).

Darren graduated from the University of Texas with a business degree, and is now a Vice President at First American Corporation in Austin. Michelle also graduated from UT with a degree in Interior Design. We used to have fun at Thanksgiving every year watching UT-A&M football games (and still do!).

Citations

  1. [S21] Linda Kay Harclerode (Young) personal file.
  2. [S517] Ancestry.com: Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002, Name: Darren J Teets
    Gender: Male
    Marriage Date: 11 Sep 1993
    Estimated birth year: abt 1970
    Age: 23
    Spouse: Michelle L Befort
    Spouse Gender: Female
    Spouse Est Birth Year: abt 1969
    Spouse Age: 24
    Marriage County: Travis
    Marriage State: Texas
    Source: Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002.

Duane Douglas Teets

M, b. 16 November 1969
Relationships5th great-grandson of Henry Teets
8th great-grandson of Johannes Wildfang [Sr.]
ChartsHenry Teets, b. b1760 Indented Descendant Chart
Duane Douglas Teets
     Duane Douglas Teets was born on 16 November 1969 in Binghamton, Broome, New York.1 He is the son of John Jay Teets II and Donna Jeanne Raynes. Duane Douglas Teets married Janice Michele Luce, daughter of James Michael Luce Sr and Vera Jane Aytes, on 11 April 1998 in Williamson, Texas.2,3
Last Edited11 Mar 2014
Father*John Jay Teets II b. 14 Apr 1941
Mother*Donna Jeanne Raynes b. 13 Apr 1944

Children of Duane Douglas Teets and Janice Michele Luce

     Duane Douglas Teets was born November 16, 1969 (two minutes before Darren) at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, NY. He went to kindergarten and grades 1-2 in Endicott, NY, and then went to Spicewood Elementary after Mom and Dad moved to Austin TX with IBM in 1977.

Duane had significant vision challenges as a young man, similar to "lazy eye", which required that he wear special glasses and perform special hand/eye/feet coordination exercises for quite a while. This kept Mom and sometimes Dad on their toes during this period.

He went to college at Texas A&M University, and is (of course) very proud of it. He majored in Psychology, and is now a Counselor at Running Brushy Middle School. We used to have fun at Thanksgiving every year watching UT-A&M football games (and still do!).

Duane met Janice on a dance floor, and they hit it off, and are now married with a large family; Taylor and Hayden Tomlin, from Janice's first marriage, and more recently, Cade and Avery. They enjoy going to Riverbend Baptist Church in Austin, where Janice is a terrific singer at a church with more musical talent than you can imagine (Austin is called the "live music capital of the world", and many of the talented musicians who are Baptist come to church there).

Citations

  1. [S21] Linda Kay Harclerode (Young) personal file.
  2. [S517] Ancestry.com: Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002, Name: Duane D Teets
    Gender: Male
    Marriage Date: 11 Apr 1998
    Estimated birth year: abt 1970
    Age: 28
    Spouse: Janice M Luce
    Spouse Gender: Female
    Spouse Est Birth Year: abt 1967
    Spouse Age: 31
    Marriage County: Williamson
    Marriage State: Texas
    Source: Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002.
  3. [S538] Janice Luce, email to John Teets, Re: Need some info, 8/25/2005:
    Taylor Brice Tomlin 4/8/89 - Austin TX
    Hayden Neil Tomlin 7/26/91 - Denton TX
    Cade Michael Teets 8/23/99 - Austin
    Avery Faith Teets 8/22/01 - Austin
    Duane & Janice Michele married 04/11/98.

Calvin Brent "Jay" Raynes

M, b. 8 June 1922, d. 23 June 1946
ChartsDonna Jeanne Raynes Pedigree Compressed
Calvin "Jay" Brent Raynes and Dorothy Rosabell Johnson
"Jay" Brent Raynes and Dorothy Rosabell Johnson
     Calvin Brent "Jay" Raynes was born on 8 June 1922 in Beards Fork, Fayette, West Virginia.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Walter Brent Raynes and Emma May Jones. Calvin Brent "Jay" Raynes married Dorothy Rosabell "Rose" Johnson, daughter of William Sidney Johnson and Goldie Arnola Detrick, on 18 May 1940 in Deepwater, Fayette, West Virginia.5,6 Calvin Brent "Jay" Raynes died on 23 June 1946 in Oak Hill, Fayette, West Virginia, at age 24.2,7 He was buried after 23 June 1946 in London (Montgomery), Fayette, West Virginia.2,8
Last Edited11 Dec 2014
Father*Walter Brent Raynes b. 27 Sep 1883, d. 2 Jul 1947
Mother*Emma May Jones b. Feb 1884

Children of Calvin Brent "Jay" Raynes and Dorothy Rosabell "Rose" Johnson

     Calvin "Jay" Brent Raynes was known as Jay to everyone, including his wife Rosabell, and children Gloria and Donna. He died in 1946, but only in 2004 did Rosabell and Jay's children learn that his real first name was Calvin. At this point, no one knows how he got the nickname Jay.

Citations

  1. [S536] Birth Records: WV, Division of Culture and History, Name: Calvin Brent Raynes Jr.
    Event Date: 23 Jun 1946
    Event Place: Oak Hill, Fayette, West Virginia
    Gender: Male
    Age (Expanded): 24 years 15 days
    Birth Date: 08 Jun 1922
    Birthplace: Beards Fork, W Va.
    Marital Status: Married
    Father's Name: Walter Brent Raynes
    Father's Birthplace: Putnam Co., W. Va.
    Mother's Name: Emma Jones
    Mother's Birthplace: Putnam Co.
    Occupation: Buldozer Operator
    Burial Place: London, W Va.
    Burial Date: Jun 1946
    Affiliate Repository Type: County Records

    GS Film number: 584754 , Digital Folder Number: 4226923 , Image Number: 365 , Reference ID:.
  2. [S2] Death Certificate, Funeral Record for Calvin Brent Raynes funeral; states date of birth 6/8/1922, date of death 6/23/1946.
  3. [S31] Census: 1930 Fayette, West Virginia, Kanawha, District 22, April 12, 1930, HH#317-320
    Raynes, Walter B., 45, age at first marriage 20, WV WV WV
    wife Emma M., 45, age at first marriage 19, WV WV WV
    daughter Belva M., 17, WV WV WV
    daughter Virginia H., 12, WV WV WV
    son Jay Brent, 7, WV WV WV
    boarder, Jones, Zolie, 24, WV WV WV.
  4. [S202] Terry Johnson, email to John Teets, pics, 2/23/05.
  5. [S606] Marriage Records: WV, Division of Culture and History, May 18, 1940 in Deepwater, Fayette County, West Virginia by Luther Trammel
    Raynes, J. B., 18, single, b. Beard's Fork, Fayette County, West Virginia, resides Robson, Fayette County, West Virginia, s/o W. B. & Emmy
    Johnson, Rosabell, 18, single, b. Kincaid, Fayette County, West Virginia, resides, Page, Fayette County, West Virginia, d/o W. S. & Goldie.
  6. [S1217] Familysearch Labs, Groom name: Raynes J B
    Groom age:
    Groom estimated birth year:
    Groom birth date:
    Groom birth place:
    Bride name: Rosabell Johnson
    Bride age:
    Bride estimated birth year:
    Bride birth date:
    Bride birth place:
    Event type: Marriage
    Marriage date: 1938
    Marriage place: Fayette, West Virginia, United States
    Father of groom name:
    Mother of groom name:
    Father of bride name:
    Mother of bride name:
    Marital status:
    Groom previous wife name:
    Bride marital status:
    Bride previous husband name:
    Film number: 494265
    Digital GS number: 4226390
    Image number: 00289
    Reference number:
    Source: County Records
    Collection: West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970.
  7. [S537] Death Records: WV Division of Culture and History, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx, Calvin Brent Raynes, born June 8, 1922 in Beard's Fork, Fayette County, West Virginia, bulldozer operator, age 24y 15d, h/o Rosa Belle Raynes, s/o Walter Brent Raynes (Putnum County, West Virginia) and Emma Jones (Putnam County, West Virginia), died June 23, 1946 in Oak Hill Hospital, Oak Hill, West Virginia, of a fractured dislocation of the cervical spine due to a motorcycle accident in Kincaid, Fayette County, West Virginia. Informant Luther Buel Raynes (Robson, West Virginia). Buried June xx in Montgomery Memorial Park in London, West Virginia by James Alexander of Oak Hill, West Virginia. His social security number was 234-08-0011.
  8. [S537] Death Records: WV Division of Culture and History, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx, Name: Calvin Brent Raynes Jr.
    Event Date: 23 Jun 1946
    Event Place: Oak Hill, Fayette, West Virginia
    Gender: Male
    Age (Expanded): 24 years 15 days
    Birth Date: 08 Jun 1922
    Birthplace: Beards Fork, W Va.
    Marital Status: Married
    Father's Name: Walter Brent Raynes
    Father's Birthplace: Putnam Co., W. Va.
    Mother's Name: Emma Jones
    Mother's Birthplace: Putnam Co.
    Occupation: Buldozer Operator
    Burial Place: London, W Va.
    Burial Date: Jun 1946
    Affiliate Repository Type: County Records

    GS Film number: 584754 , Digital Folder Number: 4226923 , Image Number: 365 , Reference ID:.

Donald Adair Lowe Jr

M, b. 23 August 1939
ChartsAncestors of Donald Adair Lowe, Jr.
Donald Adair Lowe
     Donald Adair Lowe Jr was born on 23 August 1939 in Brooklyn, Fayette, West Virginia.2,3,1 He is the son of Donald Adair Lowe Sr and Ruth Lee Bocook.1 Donald Adair Lowe Jr married Gloria Jean Raynes, daughter of Calvin Brent "Jay" Raynes and Dorothy Rosabell "Rose" Johnson, on 12 June 1962 in Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia.4,1
Last Edited3 May 2016
Father*Donald Adair Lowe Sr b. 12 Jun 1918, d. 20 Mar 2017
Mother*Ruth Lee Bocook1 b. 4 Sep 1917, d. Jun 2002

Children of Donald Adair Lowe Jr and Gloria Jean Raynes

Citations

  1. [S28] Donald A. Lowe, Jr Email 10/10/2004 to John Teets.
  2. [S3125] Birth Records: West Virginia Birth Idx, 1804-1938, Donald Adair Lowe
    in the West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938

    Name:     Donald Adair Lowe
    Gender:     Male
    Race:     White
    Birth Date:     23 Sep 1939
    Birth Place:     Brooklyn, Fayette, West Virginia
    Birth County:     Fayette
    Father:     Donald A Lowe
    Mother:     Ruth Bacook
    FHL Film Number:     584757

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
    Original data:
    "West Virginia Births." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008, 2009. From digital images of copies of originals housed in County Courthouses throughout West Virginia. Birth records.
  3. [S2974] Census: 1940 Fayette, West Virginia, SAVE PRINT SHARE
    Donald Lowe Junior
    in the 1940 United States Federal Census

    Name:     Donald Lowe Junior
    Age:     8/12
    Estimated birth year:     abt 1939
    Gender:     Male
    Race:     White
    Birthplace:     West Virginia
    Marital Status:     Single
    Relation to Head of House:     Son
    Home in 1940:     Fayetteville, Fayette, West Virginia
    Map of Home in 1940:     View Map
    Inferred Residence in 1935:     Sp
    Residence in 1935:     Same Place
    Resident on farm in 1935:     No
    Sheet Number:     17A
    Father's Birthplace:     West Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace:     West Virginia
    Attended School or College:     No
    Highest Grade Completed:     None
    Native Language:     English
    Veteran:     No
    Veteran Father Dead:     No
    Military Service:     No
    Social Security Number:     No
    Neighbors:     View others on page
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Donald Lowe     22
    Ruth Lowe     22
    Donald Lowe     8/12

    Source Citation
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Fayetteville, Fayette, West Virginia; Roll: T627_4401; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 10-13
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
  4. [S9] Upshur County, WV, Marriages 1896-1923, Cochran, June 12, 1962 at the Memorial Baptist Church in Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia by Donald Adair Lowe, Sr. [father of the groom]
    Lowe, Donald Adair, Jr., 22, b. Fayette County, West Virginia, resides Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virgina, s/o Donald Adair Lowe and Ruth (Bocook) Lowe
    Raynes, Gloria Jean, 20, b. Fayette County, West Virginia, resides Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia, d/o Rosabell (Johnson) Raynes Harclerode
    [consent given by her Mother (father deceased) June 5, 1962 and filed in this office June 8, 1962].