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Michael Moores Teager

(1833- )

Michael Moores Teager "[w]as born in Bath County, Kentucky, May 1, 1833. His father, Jacob Teager, was of German extraction, but a native of Mason County, Kentucky. His mother, Louisa (Moores) Teager, was born in Bath County, Kentucky, and daughter of Michael Moores, who came to Kentucky soon after the Revolutionary War, in which he participated. He was admitted to the bar in 1860, and entred upon the practice of law at Flemingsburg, Kentucky . . . In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate service with the 2d Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles, and served during the war, after which, on the 11th May, 1871, he was married to Miss Irene Emma Stealy, of Jeffersonville, Indiana." [Fannie Porter Dickey (ed.), Blades O'Bluegrass 325 (Louisville: John P. Morton & Co., 1892)][online text]

[Source: Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century 919 (Chicago: American Publishers' Assoc., 1898)(indicating Teager was a "soldier, lawyer, poet . . . ."]