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K.A. (Barlow) Coffey (#46912454)
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Bio Photo I live in Union County, Indiana. I was born and raised in Fayette. My mother's side of the family lived in both of these counties with my 4th great grandfather, John Templeton, being the first land owner in Union County. My Father was from Albany, Indiana, but his parents were from Gallia/Lawrence County, Ohio and before that Pocahontas County (West) Virginia.

I am currently the Union County Indiana Historian and work at the Union County Public Library.

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Lawrence Nemeth
Thanks for the update. I have deleted the duplicate entry.
Added by rlahistory on Jun 17, 2016 2:59 PM
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Luvona Barlow
It happens! Thanks for fixing it!
Added by Gone Gravin ★ on Jun 14, 2016 9:31 AM
Mike McGovern
Sarah Templeton (1816-1882)
Thanks for all you are doing with Find-a-Grave! Yes I/we would like to take over Sarah Ann Roberts page. Sarah is my wife's (Pam) 3rd great-great grandmother.
Again, thank you.
Mike McGovern
Added by Mike McGovern on May 06, 2016 9:47 AM
Ronald Templeton
RE: Robert & John

Thanks for information. The data on Robert and John I had already seen when doing my research on the Laurens County, SC, Templetons. The following is information on the family of Robert Templeton Senior (not the senior you have whose is actually Robert II)of County Antrim, Ireland, and SC.

Robert Templeton Senior was born circa 1728 and, more than likely, born in Ireland. Y-DNA from descendants of Robert is Irish. He passed away between December 1788 and March 1794.

Robert arrived in the South Carolina colony from County Antrim, Ireland, in 1772. He was the patriarch of a family unit consisting of his wife (name unknown), sons Robert Junior, John, and James, and daughters Agnes and Martha. This is based SC land grants to Robert Senior, James, Agnes and Martha.

Per the South Carolina Council meeting on 8 November 1772, seventy-three passengers arrived on a vessel from Ireland and petitioned for land. Their prayer was "that they were Protestants who had come from Ireland with their families and desired to settle and cultivate lands in this new country." Among the 73 were Robert Senior, James, Agnes and Martha Templeton. At the time the going rate for grants was 100 acres for each individual over 16, and an additional 50 acres for each member of a household. Robert was granted 250 acres which meant his immediate family for this acreage consisted of himself, his wife, and sons Robert Junior and John. Agnes, Martha and James were granted 100 acres each meaning they were over 16 but not married.

The court action of 8 November 1772 "ordered that the Secretary to prepare Warrants of Survey as prayed for by the petitioners." Robert, Agnes, James and Martha received certified surveys on or about 15 December 1772.

On page 120 of Laurens County SC Court Minutes 1786-1789 by Brent Holcomb, there is a "Rob't Templeton Jun'r" serving as a petit juror. This was recorded for 8 December 1788. Since there was a Robert Junior there must have been a Robert Senior. On page 9 of Laurens County SC Wills 1784-1840 by Colleen Elliot there is the following: "8 Mar 1794 Appraisal of estate of Robert Templeton dec'd by Robt. Hanna, James Adair & Thomas Logan."

Thus, Robert Templeton Senior died between December 1788 and March 1794.

The Robert and John Templeton who went to Indiana show up in the 1790 and 1800 census records for Laurens County, SC. Of particular interest John is listed as Captain John Templeton. On 22 October 1795 a James Puckett transferred 100 acres of land on the Enoree River to John Templeton. This same tract of land was sold to George Gordon on 12 October 1801 by “Captain John Templeton of Laurens District, S.C.” The dowry was signed by “Mary Templeton, wife of Capt. John Templeton.” John may have sold the land in anticipation of moving to Indiana.

Modern use of DNA to determine family lines and connections has turned up an interesting facet regarding the Robert Templeton Senior line of Laurens County, SC, the David Templeton line of Laurens County, SC, and the line of James Templeton Senior of Iredell County, NC. Y-DNA comparisons of male descendants of these three lines show the lines are all related and have a common ancestor.



Added by Ronald Templeton on Apr 07, 2016 1:20 PM
Ronald Templeton
RE: Find A Grave Bio for Robert Templeton Senior, Franklin Co, IN
Thanks for the response! Since you are descended from John then we are related as we have a common ancestor in the Templeton line. My DNA (67 markers) matches the DNA from a descendant of John's brother James who remained in SC after arriving there in 1772. I am descended from a James Templeton Senior of Iredell County, NC. He was in NC by 1748. From the DNA it appears James was a brother of the Robert Templeton who came to SC with his family in 1772 from Ireland. We do not know the name of Robert's wife but we do have the names of his children. There were three sons - Robert (who went to IN), your John, and James. There were two daughters - Agnes and Martha.

If you desire additional info you can contact me at

Added by Ronald Templeton on Apr 06, 2016 2:11 PM
Ronald Templeton
Find A Grave Bio for Robert Templeton Senior, Franklin Co, IN
Recently I sent an email to Heritage regarding the bio data of the Robert Templeton Senior buried in Franklin County, IN. I have not received a response nor has the bio been changed. Here is the data I sent: (Note" a mistype had the arrival date in SC as 1722, vice 1772, which has been corrected.) "In the bio it states Robert's parents were David Templeton and "Jeanette." This is incorrect. The David Templeton mentioned died in NC in 1761. Per SC archives Robert came to SC in 1772 with his parents and siblings from Ireland. His father was Robert Senior. Additionally, DNA has proven the line from David of NC is not associated with the Templetons of Laurens County, SC. David's line is in the "I" Haplogroup and the Laurens County Templetons are in the "R" Haplogroup."


Added by Ronald Templeton on Apr 05, 2016 9:51 AM
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Your photo's on this memorial are upside down.
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Mary Harrell-Sesniak
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Thank you for letting me know.
Added by Mary Harrell-Sesniak on Mar 03, 2015 9:31 AM
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Just wanted to mention that I love your photo icon above. Too cute!

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Ken Hallock
Many thanks again for your adding bark to the branches on my family tree. Ken Hallock
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