Jason Workman Hughes

M, b. 11 September 1974
     Jason Workman Hughes was born on 11 September 1974. He is the son of David Workman Hughes and Sandra Lee Harclerode.
Last Edited10 Sep 2009
Father*David Workman Hughes b. 12 Jun 1942
Mother*Sandra Lee Harclerode b. 18 Jan 1951

Scott David Hughes

M, b. 25 June 1976
     Scott David Hughes was born on 25 June 1976. He is the son of David Workman Hughes and Sandra Lee Harclerode.
Last Edited26 Feb 2005
Father*David Workman Hughes b. 12 Jun 1942
Mother*Sandra Lee Harclerode b. 18 Jan 1951

Unknown (?)

F
     Unknown (?) married David Workman Hughes, son of Robert Workman Hughes and Laura Edith Gates.
Last Edited25 Apr 2012

Children of Unknown (?) and David Workman Hughes

Brian David Hughes

M, b. 1 March 1968
     Brian David Hughes was born on 1 March 1968. He is the son of David Workman Hughes and Unknown (?)
Last Edited9 Sep 2004
Father*David Workman Hughes b. 12 Jun 1942
Mother*Unknown (?)

Child of Brian David Hughes and Patrice (?)

Tammy Sue Hughes

F, b. 11 March 1965
     Tammy Sue Hughes was born on 11 March 1965. She is the daughter of David Workman Hughes and Unknown (?)
Last Edited9 Sep 2004
Father*David Workman Hughes b. 12 Jun 1942
Mother*Unknown (?)

Delphia Blanche Stansberry

F, b. 8 December 1889, d. May 1960
ChartsHenry Teets, b. b1760 Indented Descendant Chart
Delphia Blanche Stansberry Teets
Delphia Blance Stansberry Teets
     Delphia Blanche Stansberry was born on 8 December 1889 in West Virginia.2,3,4,5,6,7,8 She was the daughter of Henry Orr Stansberry and Cordelia Westfall.1 Delphia Blanche Stansberry married Leslie Teets Sr., son of Anthony Lee "Tony" Teets and Laura (Louisa) Alice Cutright, on 8 August 1914 in Webster Springs, Webster, West Virginia.9,10 Delphia Blanche Stansberry died in May 1960 at age 70.3 She was buried after May 1960 in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia.3,11,12 (to see where the cemetery is located, see map.)
Last Edited20 Apr 2017
Father*Henry Orr Stansberry b. 29 Sep 1865, d. 30 Jun 1944
Mother*Cordelia Westfall1 b. 20 Jul 1869, d. 29 Oct 1910

Children of Delphia Blanche Stansberry and Leslie Teets Sr.

     Delphia's mother Cordelia died October 10, 1910 and Delphia was 21 years old. She then assumed the care of her little brother Jay and the running of the household.1 Delphia Blanche Stansberry was also known as Delphia Blanche Stansbury.2 She appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, in the household of her parents, Henry Orr Stansberry and Cordelia Westfall.4 She appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, in the household of her parents, Henry Orr Stansberry and Cordelia Westfall.5 Delphia Blanche Stansberry and Leslie Teets Sr. appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, enumerated 14 January 1920. Their children John, Dennis and Anna were listed as living with them.6 Delphia Blanche Stansberry and Leslie Teets Sr. appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, enumerated 11 April 1930. Their children John, Dennis, Leslie and Anna were listed as living with them.7 Delphia Blanche Stansberry and Leslie Teets Sr. appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, enumerated 15 April 1940. Their children Leslie, Anna and John were listed as living with them.8

Citations

  1. [S93] Bobby Teets (Barbara Melton Teets) Personal Files.
  2. [S1366] Birth Records: West Virginia Births, 1853-1930, Name: Delphia Blanche Stansbury
    Birth date: 08 Dec 1889
    Birth place: Upshur, West Virginia
    Gender: Female
    Father name: Henry Stansbury
    Father birth place:
    Age of father:
    Mother name: Cordelia Westfall Stansbury
    Mother birth place:
    Mother age:
    Christening date:
    Christening place:
    Paternal grandfather name:
    Maternal grandfather name:
    Paternal grandmother name:
    Maternal grandmother name:
    Death date:
    Age at death:
    Film number: 816151
    Digital GS number: 4229106
    Image number: 263
    Reference number: p 82
    Source: County Records
    Collection: West Virginia Births 1853-1930.
  3. [S39] Cemetery Readings: Old Heavner Cemetery (per Wendy Andrus email 10/7/2004), Wendy Andrus, email 10/7/2004.
  4. [S180] Census: 1900 Upshur, West Virginia, Washington, District 149, June 19-20, 1900, HH#165-168
    Stansberry, H. O., Sept 1865, 34, married 11 years, WV WV WV
    wife Cordelia, July 1869, 30, married 11 years, 2 children, 2 living, WV WV WV
    daughter Delphia B., Dec 1889, 10, WV WV WV
    Infant son, Feb 1900, 3/12, WV WV WV [Charles Jay].
  5. [S157] Census: 1910 Upshur, West Virginia, Buckhannon, District 145, May 5, 1910, HH#276-276
    Stansberry, Henry O., 44, married 21 years, WV WV WV
    wife Cordelia, 40, married 21 years, 2 children, 2 living, WV WV WV
    daughter Delphia, 20, WV WV WV
    son Jay, 10, WV WV WV.
  6. [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.
  7. [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).
  8. [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.
  9. [S606] Marriage Records: WV, Division of Culture and History, August 8, 1914 in Webster Springs, Webster County, West Virginia by P. E. Thornburg
    Teets, Leslie G., 24, b. Upshur County, West Virginia, resides Ivanhoe, Upshur County, West virginia, s/o A. L. & Laura A. Teets
    Stansbury, Delphia B., 24, b. Upshur County, West Virginia, resides Buckhannon, Upshur County, West virginia, d/o H. O. Stansbury.
  10. [S9] Upshur County, WV, Marriages 1896-1923, Cochran, August 8, 1914
    Teets, Leslie G., 24, Upshur, s/o A. L. & Laura A.
    Stansbury, Delphia B., 24, Upshur, d/o H. O.
  11. [S43] Cemetery Readings: Jean Childress 2003 PDF - http://cfw.rodjrsserver.com
  12. [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).
  13. [S3108] Ancestry.com: Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Name:     Leslie Teets Jr
    SSN:     233484466
    Gender:     Male
    Race:     White
    Birth Date:     3 Nov 1929
    Birth Place:     Buckhannon U, West Virginia
    Father Name:     Leslie Teets
    Mother Name:     Delphia B Stansberry
    Death Date:     16 Aug 2004
    Type of Claim:     Original SSN.
    Notes:     Jan 1949: Name listed as LESLIE TEETS JR; 24 Aug 2004: Name listed as LESLIE TEETS.

Dennis Billy "Bill" Teets

M, b. 13 May 1915, d. 28 October 1976
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Henry Teets
ChartsHenry Teets, b. b1760 Indented Descendant Chart
Dennis Billy "Bill" Teets in 1975
"Bill" Teets
     Dennis Billy "Bill" Teets was born on 13 May 1915 in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia.1,2,3,4,5 He was the son of Leslie Teets Sr. and Delphia Blanche Stansberry. Dennis Billy "Bill" Teets married Virginia May "Jenny" Danforth, daughter of Robert William Danforth and Jessie Lee Cutlip, on 19 November 1935.6,7 Dennis Billy "Bill" Teets married Mabel N. Scott, daughter of William H. Scott and Cora A. Potts, on 15 January 1965 in Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia.8,9,10 Dennis Billy "Bill" Teets died on 28 October 1976 in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, at age 61.2,11,1 He was buried after 28 October 1976 in Upshur, West Virginia.2,12,13,14
Last Edited1 Feb 2015
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 Dennis Billy "Bill" Teets and Virginia May "Jenny" Danforth

Family: Dennis Billy "Bill" Teets and Mabel N. Scott

     Dennis Billy "Bill" Teets was
Bill joined the Central Methodist church in Buckhannon on Feb 13, 1925, and was received by L. E. Oldaker and Ralph T. McCord, Pastor. Bill was retired from the U.S. Navy, a veteran of World War II, and a member of Buckhannon Post 3363 of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post No. 251 of El Campo, Texas, French Creek Chapter No. 36 of Disabled American Veterans, National Order of Trench Rats No. 387 of Clarksburg, Fleet Reserve Naval Lodge No. 4, F.A.A.M. of Washington, D.C., Yusef Khan Groto of Akron, Ohio, Buckhannon Lodge No. 598 Loyal Order of Moose, International Association of Laryngectomees, Metro Maryland Laryngectomees Club and the Upshur Sportsmen Club.

He was a former employee of the Buckhannon Post Office, a former commander of French Creek Chapter 36 of D.A.V., former state commander of D.A.V. in 1972-73 and past judge advocate of the D.A.V. Mr. and Mrs. Teets were hosts for the state convention held at Jackson's Mill in 1975.

His activities associated with the Metro Maryland Laryngectomees Club of Silver Spring, Maryland included service as a delegate at each international convention during the past five years, participation in the club visitation program, and many social and theraputic programs of the club.

He helped provide professional speech therapists with information concerning learning esophageal speech, speaking at West Virginia Wesleyan College, the National Naval Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the National Institute for Health's Cancer Research Center.15
Barbara Jean Melton Teets:
It was Bill's wish that an American Flag be flown over his grave. Gene Conner, as executor for Bill, saw that the pole was placed there to hold the flag. The flag is quite tall and can be seen quite a ways from the cemetery.

Mabel Scott provided the funds and instructed someone to care for the flag, replace it when needed, and perform necessary maintenance.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.3 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.4 Dennis Billy "Bill" Teets lived in 1970 in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia.17

Citations

  1. [S27] Ancestry.com: Social Security Death Index, Name: Dennis Teets SSN: 232-24-4228 Last Residence: 26201 Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, United States of America Born: 13 May 1915 Died: Oct 1976 State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (Before 1951 ).
  2. [S707] Find-a-Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Dennis B Teets
    Birth: May 13, 1915
    Death: Oct. 28, 1976

    AME1 US NAVY
    WORLD WAR 2

    Burial:
    Rock Cave Cemetery
    Rock Cave
    Upshur County
    West Virginia, USA

    Created by: Ben York
    Record added: Dec 07, 2010
    Find A Grave Memorial# 62647475.
  3. [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.
  4. [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).
  5. [S2837] Census: 1940 Upshur, West Virginia, Buckhannon, Buckhannon District, April 10, 1940, HH#9 1/2-129
    Teets, Dennis B., 24, H-4, painter, own business, WV
    wife Virginia May, 22, H-3, WV
    daughter Sondra Jo, 3, 0 WV
    son Robert Lee, 1, WV [Roberta Lee].
  6. [S606] Marriage Records: WV, Division of Culture and History, November 19, 1935 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia by Homer E. Wark
    Dennis Billy Teets, 22, b. May 13, 1913 in Upshur County, West Virginia, s/o Leslie Teets and Delpha (Stansberry) Teets
    Virginia May Danforth, 21, March 31, 1914 in Wood County, West Virginia, d/o Robert Danforth and Elizabeth (Wright) Danforth.
  7. [S57] Marriage Records: Clarksburg, West Virginia.
  8. [S606] Marriage Records: WV, Division of Culture and History, January 15, 1965 in Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia by Talbert N. Bennett
    Teets, Dennis Billy, 49, b. Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia, resides Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, s/o Leslie Teets and Delphia (Stansberry) Teets
    Barrish, Mabel Scott, 50, b. unstated, resides Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia, d/o William H. Scott and Cora (Potts) Scott.
  9. [S1217] Familysearch Labs, Groom name: Dennis Billy Teets
    Groom age:
    Groom estimated birth year:
    Groom birth date:
    Groom birth place:
    Bride name: Mabel Scott Barrish
    Bride age:
    Bride estimated birth year:
    Bride birth date:
    Bride birth place:
    Event type:
    Marriage date: 1965
    Marriage place: Randolph
    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: 808030
    Digital GS number: 4230201
    Image number: 00058
    Reference number:
    Source: County Records
    Collection: West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970.
  10. [S551] Cemetery Readings: Banks District, Upshur County Historical Society, Rock Cave Cemetery; Buried beside Dennis B Teets.
  11. [S551] Cemetery Readings: Banks District, Upshur County Historical Society.
  12. [S43] Cemetery Readings: Jean Childress 2003 PDF - http://cfw.rodjrsserver.com
  13. [S44] Cemetery Markers: Upshur County, West Virginia.
  14. [S551] Cemetery Readings: Banks District, Upshur County Historical Society, Rock Cave Cemetery - Banks District. Read on April 13, 1983 by Raymond Wolfe Jr., for the Upshur County Genealogical Society.
    Teets, Dennis, May 13, 1915 - Oct 28, 1976 "AME 1 US ARMY WW II."
  15. [S168] Obit: Dennis B. Teets.
  16. [S48] Interview: Bobby Teets (Barbara Jean Melton), email 10/23/2004.
  17. [S93] Bobby Teets (Barbara Melton Teets) Personal Files.

Leslie "Les" Teets Jr

M, b. 3 November 1929, d. 16 August 2004
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Henry Teets
ChartsHenry Teets, b. b1760 Indented Descendant Chart
Leslie Teets, Jr.
Les's Favorite Place
     Leslie "Les" Teets Jr was born on 3 November 1929 in Upshur, West Virginia.1,2,3,4,5,6 He was the son of Leslie Teets Sr. and Delphia Blanche Stansberry.1 Leslie "Les" Teets Jr married Barbara Jean "Bobby" Melton, daughter of Mont Clarence Melton Jr. and Ruth Ragina Marsh Cutright, on 20 October 1956 in Oakland, Garrett, Maryland. Leslie "Les" Teets Jr died on 16 August 2004 in San Marcos, Hays, Texas, at age 74.1,3,4,7 He was buried on 20 August 2004 in Gustine, Comanche, Texas.4,8
Last Edited19 Nov 2015
Father*Leslie Teets Sr.1 b. 27 Oct 1889, d. 15 Jun 1965
Mother*Delphia Blanche Stansberry1 b. 8 Dec 1889, d. May 1960

Children of Leslie "Les" Teets Jr and Barbara Jean "Bobby" Melton

     Leslie "Les" Teets Jr also went by the name of "Les." Leslie Teets, Jr. was born November 03, 1929, the youngest of four children - to Leslie Teets and Delphia Stansberry Teets. His place of birth was Buckhannon, West Virginia, which is located in the north central part of West Virginia. His older brother’s names were Dennis Billy and John Jay; his sister was Anna Lee who later adopted the name of Ann.

Leslie attended the East Main Street elementary school and graduated in 1947 from Buckhannon Upshur High School. While a student in high school he played football. He always strived to improve himself in education. At one point in his life, he selected a word from the dictionary each day, and in that way improved his vocabulary which he maintained in later years.

After high school he served in the National Guard of West Virginia and received an honorable discharge in September 1950. He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, Marshall College in Huntington, West Virginia and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairmont State College of West Virginia in August of 1951.

His reenlistment in the West Virginia National Guard resulted in a second honorable discharge January 1952. Following this service, he joined the United States Air Force at the height of the Korean War, also January 1952. He described his duties as varied, generally as clerical and administrative. During the course of three years, nine months he was stationed at Sampson AFB, Geneva, New York; James Connally AFB, Waco, Texas; Harlingen AFB, Harlingen, Texas; Johnston Island AFB: Pacific Theater; and West Palm Beach AFB, Florida, where he was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant in October 1955.

Immediately upon being discharged, he was employed by Curry Chevrolet Company in Buckhannon, West Virginia, as a dealer management trainee. He was enrolled at General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan, for two months; then discontinued this schooling to accept a full time position as a Chevrolet salesman for the company named above. His wife- to- be was employed by this firm as a bookkeeper. After being with this company one year, Leslie and Barbara (Bobby) Jean Melton were married and moved to Oscoda, Michigan, where for a short time, Leslie was sales manager for an Oldsmobile Dealer.

After touring parts of the Southwest, West and West Coast of the United States, Leslie and Bobby decided to settle in Arlington, Texas in March of 1957. Here he was employed by Vandergriff Chevrolet Company as a new car salesman until September 1958. He then made the decision to enter North Texas State College in Denton, Texas, and the teaching profession. In 1959, he and Bobby moved to Denton where later their first son, Ricky was born. Upon completing certification requirements in the field of business education in January, 1960, he was a substitute teacher in Lewisville and Dallas, Texas during the winter and spring of 1960. The following fall he was employed by the Stephenville, Texas Public Schools as Distributive Education Coordinator-Teacher for Stephenville High School. In 1961 his and Bobby’s second son, Todd was born. Leslie did a lot of extra-curricular activities with his students, often including the family on excursions. Something of note, he wrote an autobiography of his life up to that point. He wrote that his greatest inspiration was his mother. Through tough economic times, she was a wonderful wife, mother, housekeeper, cook, nurse, a good neighbor and more. He was especially impressed that over a period of ten years, when she could find the spare time, she crocheted an elaborate bedspread. He felt that her perseverance for her goals, inspired him to pursue his own goals of self-improvement through higher education.

In the summer of 1964, Leslie received an opportunity to become a manager of Sears Catalogue Stores. He trained for a few months at various stores in south Texas while he and the family awaited the birth of Meri in September. Prior to Meri’s being born in Seguin, Texas, Leslie had received an assignment as manager of a store there. While living and working in Seguin, he supervised the building of a new store, and was also manager of stores in nearby towns. In July of 1967, he was transferred to Alice, Texas, where he again was instrumental in having a new store built.

In the summer of 1970, Leslie went to work for Houston Natural Gas Distribution as a sales representative for the Gulf Coast Division. He and the family lived in West Columbia, Texas for two years until a promotion to corporate headquarters in Houston, resulted in a move to northwest Houston. One year later, Leslie accepted the position of manager of a gas company office in El Campo, Texas. He also oversaw neighboring small towns as manager. Later, he was employed as a district manager. During the years he managed stores and offices, he was a member of the Jr. Chamber of Commerce in Stephenville, the Lions Club in Seguin and Chamber of Commerce in El Campo. His and Bobby’s children did most of their growing up in El Campo; then eventually left for college and other pursuits. In the early 80’s, Leslie commuted to a district office in Richmond, Texas, where he was a natural gas consultant for Entex, Inc. He arranged to have natural gas installed into new subdivisions as they were being built. In 1983, he and Bobby moved to Richmond where they lived until 1993. In 1987, Leslie took early retirement at the age of fifty eight years. February 1993, he and Bobby moved to Marble Falls where they both enjoyed a year and a half of retirement. They then decided to go back to their home town of Buckhannon, West Virginia, to help care for family members. They returned to Texas in April of 2001 where they lived in Seguin, thirty four years after they had lived there in the 1960’s. Leslie’s health was declining and he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in October, 2001. March 2002, they moved to San Marcos to a retirement community, in order to be near their son, Todd. Because of Leslie’s illness, he entered Hays Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and later to Care Inn of San Marcos, in November of 2003.

Thus far, I have stated the statistics of Leslie’s life. In addition to his growing up days, education, military service and jobs, he led a most interesting life. In his boyhood days, he loved the outdoors. He liked to fish, hunt and swim. He loved to visit his grandparents who gave him the experience of seeing grain ground at a mill. To get to the mill, he rode a farm horse. They transported the grain with a wagon. He inherited a pie cupboard made of walnut that his grandfather built. The grandfather also built a youth size bed that still has the original bolts to hold the frame. Leslie had fond memories of both sets of grandparents. While he and Bobby were in West Virginia during the 1990’s, they visited the old home place of his great grandfather. The summer of 1998, they helped organize a family reunion of the descendants of his great grandfather Stansberry. Leslie helped relatives make up photo and family history packets to be given to each family who attended the reunion. More than a hundred people enjoyed the weekend reunion, many of them having traveled great distances from various parts of the United States. There was much reminiscing of being in Buckhannon as children visiting their relatives.

Over the years of being in college and the military, Leslie made many friends with whom he stayed in touch. In traveling the different states and having the many jobs, he and Bobby met people from all walks of life. While on Johnston Island in the Air Force, Leslie taught himself photography and learned developing of photos. He snorkel dived for sea shells which have graced their homes ever since. When the children came along, he taught his love of fishing, hunting, camping and hiking to the boys. Meri and Bobby went along on several of the camping trips and went to deer camp a few times. One of Leslie’s hobbies was tying flies for fishing. He also was a stamp collector for a few years. He loved to travel and did a great deal of it. He made trips to Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Big Bend, Texas; Florida, West Virginia and points in between. People who made these trips with him were his and Bobby’s eldest son, Ricky, a great nephew, Robert, a close friend, Jack, and Bobby’s Uncle Charley. at different times. He and Bobby also traveled to Big Bend National Park in Texas with Leslie’s sister, Ann, her husband, Gene and Uncle Charley. They all had lots of fun traveling in an S-10 Blazer for a week. They did some hiking and sightseeing in general. In June of 1989, he and Bobby had a memorable camping trip in Colorado; they toured the Royal Gorge in Colorado Springs, old mines, ghost towns, fished the many streams and visited some good friends in Grand Junction. In later years, his greatest joy was driving the back roads in Texas and West Virginia in his S-10 Blazer. While in West Virginia, he got re-acquainted with a cousin, Eugene, who helped him repair a small family cemetery. He liked to be with older people and was very interested in genealogy. He acquired a journal that one great grandfather had written while building a church. He spent time with relatives who could remember much of what happened in the family during their lifetimes. From the time he could use a camera, he was the family photographer. He photographed wild life and the flora and fauna of wherever he happened to be. The years he and Bobby were in West Virginia he spent two winters filling photo albums from more than fifty years of saving the photos. Leslie and Bobby have three children, Ricky, Todd and Meri; eleven grandchildren, Kira, Jeremiah, Josh, Justin, Jared, Kelsea, Jacob, Danen, Joey, Kayti and Nikki and one great- grandson, Colt. They were also blessed to have a godchild named Hope. For a period of time, they had the care of her as a six month old baby who grew into a toddler. Leslie, Bobby and the family enjoyed many happy hours of teaching her to eat, walk, and play. Hope traveled with them to the beach or to visit friends. Sometimes Hope’s siblings, Ann, Dawn and Neal stayed with Leslie and Bobby, as long as a week. Leslie also had many nieces and nephews who loved to spend time with him.

Leslie was a very active person. He and Bobby started walking in El Campo before it was "cool" They continued to walk in West Virginia, often in the snow. He liked the snow and the autumns when the leaves on the trees changed color. He liked to garden and raised tomatoes that supplied the neighborhood. He liked to have their homes neat with lawns mowed and garages that would actually hold cars instead of junk. He was proud of the fact that he and Bobby had owned and maintained six homes in Texas. He always took good care of the cars; spent many hours cleaning and polishing them. He was good to help older people who lived alone and needed things done for them. While in West Virginia, he and Bobby liked to have friends and family members come to visit so that they could take them sightseeing. One summer they had four of their eleven grandchildren and son, Todd to stay for a week. They took them to many scenic places in the state.

Leslie had a special friend who owns a working ranch in Gustine, Texas. He very much enjoyed being with David and helping with chores on the ranch. He learned things about raising cattle, repairing and building fences, irrigation, the crops that are grown in Comanche county. He and David and family, often with Bobby, and their family, enjoyed many hours together, whether visiting, ranching or even camping in their younger days.

Leslie led a full, productive life, had many friends and relatives who will keep good memories of him. He was proud of his education, serving in the military and of always moving forward in his endeavors. When his children were young, he loved taking them on trips, whether hunting, camping or traveling. He always had interesting things for them to do. The grandchildren will remember riding in the Blazer, going swimming with him, sightseeing, fishing, touring caverns, a coal mine and many other activities. In the seventy four years of his life he was known as Leslie, Junior. Les, Daddy, Dad, Teets or Pa-Pa. He will most certainly be missed by all of his loved ones.9 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.5 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.6 Leslie "Les" Teets Jr lived on 8 May 1998 in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia.10 Found a plaque that Les received in Seguin at American Legion; has his dates of service in Korean War- he never saw war duty; was a staff sergeant for US Air Force in Waco, Harlingen and Johnston Island in the South Pacific. Think he did clerical duty mostly in the states; on Johnston that was ,I think, a mile long and 1/4 mile wide, he was billeting officer. Johnston was a fuel stop for military planes; often servicemen's families were with them; Les was responsible for providing them a place to stay, usually overnite. he did a lot of snorkel diving for fish and shells and photography to keep himself occupied when off duty. In Waco, there was a terrible tornado; he had been lifequarding at the pool; had to call everyone out due to weather. Later he helped clean up after the storm. I have pictures of his diving activities and color slides of his photography of the island. One time for R & R, he went to Hawaii for 2 weeks; I have wonderful slides of that trip. He had a great time touring the islands those 2 weeks. DATES OF SERVICE: Jan 1952 to Oct 1955 I met him Christmas Eve 1955 at Curry Chevrolet in Buckhannon. He was sponsored by Mr. Curry for a 2-year course at General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich. He was to go to school in Flint for 2 months, then go to the dealership and do hands on training for 2 months. These were to be alternated 2 months in Flint, 2 months at Curry's. During his training, he decided to become a saleman at Curry's . Long story, if you have interest, I can tell you more Bought his first car in Waco, new. Pontiac convertible.11

Citations

  1. [S3108] Ancestry.com: Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Name:     Leslie Teets Jr
    SSN:     233484466
    Gender:     Male
    Race:     White
    Birth Date:     3 Nov 1929
    Birth Place:     Buckhannon U, West Virginia
    Father Name:     Leslie Teets
    Mother Name:     Delphia B Stansberry
    Death Date:     16 Aug 2004
    Type of Claim:     Original SSN.
    Notes:     Jan 1949: Name listed as LESLIE TEETS JR; 24 Aug 2004: Name listed as LESLIE TEETS.
  2. [S707] Find-a-Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Sgt Leslie Teets, Jr
    Birth: Nov. 3, 1929
    Death: Aug. 16, 2004

    Inscription:
    Military marker reads "SSgt US Air Force / Korea"

    Burial:
    Evergreen Cemetery
    Gustine
    Comanche County
    Texas, USA

    Created by: Ken Jones
    Record added: Nov 12, 2010
    Find A Grave Memorial# 61482137.


  3. [S30] SSDI: Individual View, Leslie Teets 11/3/1929, d. 8/16/2004.
  4. [S1137] Ancestry.com: U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1775 - 2006, Name: Leslie Jr Teets
    Service Info.: SSGT US AIR FORCE KOREA
    Birth Date: 3 Nov 1929
    Death Date: 16 Aug 2004
    Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
    Cemetery Address: 123 W Main Gustine, TX 76455.
  5. [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).
  6. [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.
  7. [S707] Find-a-Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Sgt Leslie Teets, Jr
    Birth: Nov. 3, 1929
    Death: Aug. 16, 2004

    Inscription:
    Military marker reads "SSgt US Air Force / Korea"

    Burial:
    Evergreen Cemetery
    Gustine
    Comanche County
    Texas, USA

    Created by: Ken Jones
    Record added: Nov 12, 2010
    Find A Grave Memorial# 61482137.
  8. [S707] Find-a-Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Sgt Leslie Teets, Jr
    Birth: Nov. 3, 1929
    Death: Aug. 16, 2004

    Inscription:
    Military marker reads "SSgt US Air Force / Korea"

    Burial:
    Evergreen Cemetery
    Gustine
    Comanche County
    Texas, USA

    Created by: Ken Jones
    Record added: Nov 12, 2010
    Find A Grave Memorial# 61482137.
  9. [S93] Bobby Teets (Barbara Melton Teets) Personal Files, Personal Files: this article read at Leslie Jr's funeral.
  10. [S109] Obit: Anna Lee Teets Conner, from Charleston WV Newspaper, dated May 8, 1998.
  11. [S93] Bobby Teets (Barbara Melton Teets) Personal Files, email, Bobby Teets to John Teets, subject: Les dated 11/10/2004.

Anna "Ann" Lee Teets

F, b. 16 June 1919, d. 6 May 1998
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Henry Teets
ChartsHenry Teets, b. b1760 Indented Descendant Chart
Anna Lee Teets Conner
     Anna "Ann" Lee Teets was born on 16 June 1919 in West Virginia.1,2,3,4 She was the daughter of Leslie Teets Sr. and Delphia Blanche Stansberry. Anna "Ann" Lee Teets married Eugene Westfall "Gene" Conner, son of Noble Floyd Conner and Lena Louise Edwards, on 7 March 1941 in Beckley, Fayette, West Virginia.5 Anna "Ann" Lee Teets died on 6 May 1998 in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, at age 78.1,6 She was buried on 9 May 1998 in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia.6,7
Last Edited26 Apr 2012
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 Anna "Ann" Lee Teets and Eugene Westfall "Gene" Conner

     Anna "Ann" Lee Teets lived in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.8 She was educated; She attended New River State College.8 She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Charleston, West Virginia.8 She appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia[,] in the household of her parents, Leslie Teets Sr. and Delphia Blanche Stansberry.2 She appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, in the household of her parents, Leslie Teets Sr. and Delphia Blanche Stansberry.3 She appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, in the household of her parents, Leslie Teets Sr. and Delphia Blanche Stansberry.4

Citations

  1. [S27] Ancestry.com: Social Security Death Index, Name: Anna L. Conner
    SSN: 236-18-5547
    Last Residence: 25302 Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States of America
    Born: 16 Jun 1919
    Died: 6 May 1998
    State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951 ).
  2. [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.
  3. [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).
  4. [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.
  5. [S606] Marriage Records: WV, Division of Culture and History, March 7, 1941 in Beckley, Fayette County, West Virginia by J. L. Lineweaver
    Conner, Eugene W., 24, single, b. Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, resides Charleston, Kanawah County, West Virginia, s/o Noble & Louise
    Teets, Anna Lee, 21, single, b. Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia, resides Montgomery, Fayette County, West Virginia, d/o Leslie & Delphia.
  6. [S109] Obit: Anna Lee Teets Conner, from Charleston WV Newspaper, dated May 8, 1998, Anna Lee Teets Conner
    Anna Lee Teets Conner, 78, of Charleston, formerly of Buckhannon and New Smyrna Beach, Fla., died May 6, 1998, at home after a short illness.
    She attended New River State College and was a member of Central United Methodist Church, Charleston.
    Surviving: daughters, Sharon C. Rogers of Dunwoody, Ga., Judy C. Raikes of Delaware, Ohio; son, J. Timothy Conner of Spring, Texas; brother, Leslie Teets of Buckhannon; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
    Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with Jonathan Nettles officiating. Burial will be in Conner Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.
  7. [S95] Tombstone:, Eugene W. Conner, March 10. 1916 - June 2, 1995
    Anna Lee, June 16, 1919 - May 6, 1998.
  8. [S109] Obit: Anna Lee Teets Conner, from Charleston WV Newspaper, dated May 8, 1998.

Anthony Lee "Tony" Teets1

M, b. 11 December 1858, d. 8 January 1940
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Henry Teets
ChartsHenry Teets, b. b1760 Indented Descendant Chart
Anthony Lee "Tony" Teets c1920s
     Anthony Lee "Tony" Teets was born on 11 December 1858 in Upshur, West Virginia.3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,1,14,15 He was the son of Martin Teets and Mary Ann "Polly" Lantz.2 Anthony Lee "Tony" Teets married Laura (Louisa) Alice Cutright, daughter of Asby Poole Cutright and Minerva Cutright, on 11 September 1884 in Upshur, West Virginia.16,17,18,1 Anthony Lee "Tony" Teets died on 8 January 1940 in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, at age 81.3,4,14,6,15,1,13 He was buried in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia.4,19,14,15,3
Last Edited1 Feb 2015
Father*Martin Teets2 b. 9 Jun 1830, d. 12 Feb 1892
Mother*Mary Ann "Polly" Lantz b. 22 Feb 1823, d. 22 Jul 1900

Children of Anthony Lee "Tony" Teets and Laura (Louisa) Alice Cutright

     He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, Virginia, in the household of his parents, Martin Teets and Mary Ann "Polly" Lantz.7 He appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Upshur, West Virginia, in the household of his parents, Martin Teets and Mary Ann "Polly" Lantz.9 He appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Upshur, West Virginia, in the household of his parents, Martin Teets and Mary Ann "Polly" Lantz.8 Anthony Lee "Tony" Teets and Laura (Louisa) Alice Cutright appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, enumerated 27 June 1900. Their children Leslie, Turner, Dice, Grace and Maude were listed as living with them.10 Anthony Lee "Tony" Teets and Laura (Louisa) Alice Cutright appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, enumerated 4 May 1910. Their children Leslie and Maude were listed as living with them.11 Anthony Lee "Tony" Teets and Laura (Louisa) Alice Cutright appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, enumerated 9 January 1920.12

Citations

  1. [S154] West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) Library: The History of the Teets Family by Boone and Greta Teets Proudfoot. See email to John Teets from Les Carpenter, subject: Re: Cousins, dated 12/24/2004.
  2. [S10] 2003-2. Census of Upshur County 1860, Anthony Teats.
  3. [S537] Death Records: WV Division of Culture and History, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx, Anthony Lee Teets, born December 11, 1858 in Upshur County, West Virginia, s/o Martin Teets (WV) and Mary Lance (WV), widowed (Laura Cutright Teets), and retired farmer, age 81y 28d, died at 6PM on January 8, 1940 in Buckhannon Hospital, Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia. Informant Leslie Teets [son]. Buried Hampton Cemetery on January 10, 1940 by R. F. Poling. Signed by R. G. Cutright, M. D.
  4. [S707] Find-a-Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Anthony L Teets
    Birth: 1858
    Upshur County
    West Virginia, USA
    Death: 1940
    Upshur County
    West Virginia, USA

    h/o Laura A Cutright Teets

    Burial:
    Hampton Cemetery
    Hampton
    Upshur County
    West Virginia, USA

    Created by: Leon Lane Sr (Rocky)
    Record added: Oct 31, 2006
    Find A Grave Memorial# 16401693.
  5. [S33] Upshur County Court House, Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, Book 4.
  6. [S41] Cemetery Readings: Buckhannon and Warren District Cemetery Readings, Upshur County Historical Society, 1998, per email to John Teets from Sondra Trammel, Wilfong, Teets, Cutright, dated 11/20/2004.
  7. [S183] Census: 1860 Upshur, Virginia, Buckhannon, June 13, 1860, HH#293-295
    Teats, Martin, 29, farmer, VA
    wife Mary, 34, VA
    Columbus, 9, VA
    Irena, 7, VA
    Granville, 5, VA
    Albro, 4, VA
    Anthony, 2, VA [on next page]
    Olive 5/12, VA.
  8. [S158] Census: 1880 Upshur, West Virginia, Meade, District 129, June 17, 1880, HH#199-201
    Teets, Martin, 50, farmer, WV WV WV
    wife Mary, 55, keeping house, WV VA VA
    son Antny, 22, farmer, WV WV WV
    daughter Mary, 18, WV WV WV
    daughter Ellen S., 13, WV WV WV.
  9. [S158] Census: 1880 Upshur, West Virginia, Washington, District 128, June 7, 1880, HH#45-45
    Teets, Martin, 47, farmer, WV WV WV
    wife Mary, 52, keeping house, WV WV WV
    son Anthony, 21, WV WV WV
    daughter Catherine, 17, WV WV WV
    daughter Sena, 12, WV WV WV.
  10. [S180] Census: 1900 Upshur, West Virginia, Buckhannon, District 143, June 27 & 29, 1900, HH#373-376
    Teets, Anthony L., Dec 1859, 40, married 15 years, WV WV WV
    wife Laura A., Jan 1862, 38, married 15 years, 5 children, 5 living, WV WV WV
    son Turner W., Jun 1885, 14, WV WV WV
    son Dice, Apr 1887, 13, WV WV WV
    son Granville E., Oct 1889, 10, WV WV WV
    daughter Grace, Oct 1892, 8, WV WV WV
    daughter Maude, May 1894, 6, WV WV WV.
  11. [S157] Census: 1910 Upshur, West Virginia, Buckhannon, District 144, May 4, 1910, HH#156-157
    Teets, Anthony L., 52, married 25 years, WV WV WV
    wife Laura, 48, married 25 years, 5 children, 5 living, WV WV WV
    son Leslie G., 20, WV WV WV
    daughter Maudie, 16, WV WV WV.
  12. [S167] Census: 1920 Upshur, West Virginia, Buckhannon, District 133, January 9, 1920, HH#57-57
    [next door to John Columbus Teets]
    Teetes, Anthony L., 61, WV WV WV
    wife Laura A., 57, WV WV WV.
  13. [S155] Christopher Columbus "Jim" Teets" Diary: email from Les Carpenter to John Teets, Re: Cousins, dated 12/24/2004.
  14. [S95] Tombstone:, Anthony L. Teets
    1858 - 1940
    Laura A. Teets
    1862 - 1938
    Old Heavner Cemetery
    Buckhannon
    Upshur County
    West Virginia.
  15. [S41] Cemetery Readings: Buckhannon and Warren District Cemetery Readings, Upshur County Historical Society, 1998, Hampton Cemetery - Buckhannon District. Take Route 20 south of Buckhannon 2.1 miles past the B-U Middle School at Tennerton. Turn left (east) on Upshur County Route 22. At Hampton Heights (little log store), turn left. Cemetery is adjacent to the Hampton United Methodist Church, about 1/3 mile past the church on Upshur County Route 22/1. Read by Jenneve Hamilton and Doris Hinkle for the Upshur County Genealogical Society. Reading completed June 1989.
    Teets, Anthony, 1858-1940
    Teets, Laura, 1862-1938
    Teets, Turner, Jun 30, 1885 - May 21, 1922
    Teets, Dice, 1887-1915.
  16. [S8] Marriage Records: WV, Upshur 1851 - 1896 - Cochran, September 11, 1884
    Teets, Anthony L., 24, Upshur, s/o Martin & Mary
    Cutright, Laura, 22, Upshur, d/o Asberry & Manerva.
  17. [S4] Marriage Records: West Virginia, 1863-1900, Name: ANTHONY L. TEETS
    Spouse: LAURA CUTRIGHT
    Marriage Date: 11 Sep 1884
    County: Upshur
    State: WV.
  18. [S572] Marriage Records: WV Marriages, 1863-1900, Ancestry.com, Name: Anthony L. Teets
    Spouse: Laura Cutright
    Marriage Date: 11 Sep 1884
    County: Upshur
    State: WV.
  19. [S43] Cemetery Readings: Jean Childress 2003 PDF - http://cfw.rodjrsserver.com