George D TEAL Thomas Chester TEAL James Wesley TEAL Marie Maxine Teal DUMOND Troy Lewis TEAL Emma Chester ROSS Mini tree diagram

George Dunlap TEAL1,4,3,2

about 18701,2 - 21st Feb 19283,2

Life History

about 1870

Born in Gulledge, Anson, North Carolina.1,2

24th Aug 1910

Married Emma Chester ROSS in Dallas County, Arkansas.1

10th Dec 1915

Birth of son George D TEAL in Carthage, Dallas, Arkansas.5,4

26th Jul 1925

Birth of son Thomas Chester TEAL in Arkansas.5,1,4

21st Feb 1928

Died in Dallas County, Arkansas.3,2

28th Apr 1928

Birth of daughter Marie Maxine Teal DUMOND in Arkansas.1,5

18th Apr 1928

Birth of son James Wesley TEAL in Arkansas.1

9th Apr 1931

Birth of son Troy Lewis TEAL in Arkansas.6,5,7


  • Two genealogies report the death date of 21 February 1928 for George.  But children of Emma Ross Teal in the 1940 census with her second husband Luther Dumond reports 11-year old twins, making their birth about 1929.  the Langston genealogy reports the birth of one of the twins James as 28 April 1929.  (James' twin sister Marie is not reported by the Langston genealogy.)

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 4 May, LaGrue Township, District 1-17, page 20A, Road to Cuba, Hse #377, Rents $5
    Dumond, Luther Head M W 54 Grade 6 b Ark same place in 1935 Farm Operator
    Dumond, Emma Wife F W 51 Grade 4 b Ark same place in 1935
    Dumond, Esther Lottie Dau F W 6 Single Grade 0 b Ark same place in 1935
    Dumond, Jas Carl Son M W 1 Single Grade 0 b Ark same place in 1935
    Teal, Troy Stepson M W 9 Single Grade 2 b Ark same place in 1935
    Teal, Marie Stepdau F W 11 Single Grade 3 b Ark Father b Okla Mother b Ark same place in 1935
    Teal, Jas Wesley Stepson M W 11 Single Grade 3 b Ark same place in 1935
    Teal, Thos Chester Stepson M W 14 Single Grade 4 b Ark same place in 1935

    The Arkansas Death Index reports the same date of death for George, Note that this is a typed compilation sheet by the Arkansas records office from the individual records.  So there is room for error, but otherwise this date would seem definitive.  Then how could the twins have been born in April 1929, more than a year after George's death?

    Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950
    George Dun Teal
    Death 21 Feb 1928 Dallas County

    Even more of a problem is the report of Troy Teal in the 1940 census, at age 9, meaning he was born about 1931 or perhaps late 1930, over two years after the death date of George Teal.

    This opens up another unsavory possibility, that these children were indeed born after George Teal's death, with another unreported father.  I have not yet found any definitive record of the children's birth dates.


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