|Death: ||May 12, 1892|
Obituary for William Teasley
Elberton Star (Elbert County, Georgia) -- Friday May 20, 1892
Last Thursday night, May 12th, 1892, the messenger who visits the hovel as well as the palace, excepting none and accepting all its victims, knocked at the door of the heart of our old friend Major William Teasley, and called him to join the great host who have crossed over the river. He has passed his 70th year and for a long while had been rapidly declining physically. Major Teasley was away above ordinary in point of talent and was a man who kept well posted on the affairs of the day. In early days he was a handsome fellow and paid some attention to dress He was also a man of property, owning a good many slaves and a lot of valuable real estate. He was born a Democrat and kept the faith till his dying day. At one time Elbert County voted about 900 Whigs to 14 Democrats. Major Teasley was among the 14 unterrorfied fourteen and for years was a leader of the Party in this section. When the Legislature used to convene at Milledgeville, before the war, he was on hand at every session as promptly as if he had been a member. He was invertebrate reader of newspapers and seldom ever came to town but what he would visit the newspaper office and get a bundle of exchanges to take home to read. He had his faults. Who has not? We draw the mantle of charity over them and believe that in the closing chapters of his life he made his peace with God and has gone to his reward. His remains rest in the Elberton Cemetery.
Created by: David Woody
Record added: Nov 11, 2009
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