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COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA, HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL, Published by F.A. Battey & Co, Chicago, 1883, pg 425

WILLIAM J. TEETER was born in Montgomery County, Ind., April 14, 1835, and is the third of four children born to Robert and Harriet (Ramey) Teeter, natives respectively of Kentucky and Indiana. Mr. Teeter began for himself at the age of eighteen, doing job work. April 19, 1855, he married Martha A., daughter of Edwin and Abigail (Ball) Quick, and born in Montgomery County, Ind., June 30, 1836. Five children have been born to their union-Dennis P., Abigail J., Margaret A., George M. and John F. In February, 1862, Mr. Teeter came to this township and located on the land where he now lives as a renter, and thirty days later enlisted in Company D, Sixty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry; was assigned to the Army of the Potomac and then transferred to the Army of the Cumberland. He took part in the second battle of Bull Run; was at Dalton and at Resaca; he was wounded three times in less than five minutes. He was honorably discharged in May, 1865. In 1866, he bought forty acres of his present farm, which he has increased to 280 acres, and owns in all 600 acres in Cass Township and eighty in Pulaski; he has two engines for threshing and one separator, and in the winter attaches both engines to a portable saw mill, making from 3,000 to 5,000 feet of lumber per day. Mr. T. is a Republican, and has served as Road Supervisor and School Director. Through his instrumentality was established the mail route from Pulaskiville to Monticello, anti for four years he carried the mail between the two points; he was also the means of having offices established at Sitka and Headlee.

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