The Teague Duty who married Elizabeth Smiley was the son of Richard Duty. I know a great deal about him as my grandfather, Andrew James Duty was more or less the family historian. He was the son of James Duty, Teague and Elizabeths youngest child. Teagues own statement was that he was half Cherokee,although I suspect his mother was 1/2 Cherokee. In those days it was common to say that a person was 1/2 this 1/2 that and 1/2 something else. His own statement was that his father brought him down river by canoe when he was a baby. The family stayed in Ky for a while and then moved to Posey co In. Teague's mother was a Cherokee healer and he learned the art from her. One story was that when he was 12, a neighbor had his intestines torn open by a bear and was brought home to die. Teague stitched the man up, made a poltice to keep out infection, and the man recovered. This is amazing considering that stitches were unknown then. I could dreally write a book about him,not enough room here. email me for more info.
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