ERASMUS A. C. TEANEY, a well-known citizen of Barr Township, and a son of Francis C. and Mary (Huff) Teaney, resides on section 32. His parents were both Virginians by birth, and came to Greene County, this State, in 1833, and there the mother died. The father some years later passed away while at the residence of his son in this county.
Our subject is one of a large family of children. His native place is Augusta County, Va., where he was born March 19, 1821. As he came to Greene County, Ill., with his parents when a boy, he grew to manhood here and chose his bride from among the girls of Greene County. He was united in marriage on March 8, 1848, with Miss Rebecca Sloughter, who became the mother of six children, namely: John F., who married and resides in Arkansas; Henry; Susan, the wife of Washington Bailey; Albina, the wife of F. E. Bell; Rebecca, the wife of Thomas Morris; and Melvina, who died in childhood. The mother of these children passed away from earth in Barr township in 1862.
The second marriage of our subject occurred on August 28, 1862, when he was united with Mrs. Sarah J. Barkley, of Greene County. She was born in Washington County, Tenn., and her maiden name was Wattenbarger, and at the time of her marriage with Mr. Teaney she was the widow of John Barkley, who died in Fayette, Greene County, Ill. By her marriage with that gentleman she had three children, of whom George Barkley, who married Mattie Stults, is the only survivor. By her marriage with Mr. Teaney she became the mother of eight children, namely: Erasmus V., who married Miss Carrie Cole; Laura B., the wife of Howard glass; Oscar, Edward, William, Viola and Ethel, besides one child who died in infancy.
Mr. Teaney always exhibits a lively interest in political and social movements. He is a member of the Grange and an active promoter of whatever he judges best to develop the neighborly and economic interests of the farming community. His political views bring him into sympathy with the Democratic party. He has followed farming through life, and has erected upon his land an excellent set of barns and outbuildings, besides an attractive and commodious home. His one hundred and thirty-three acres is probably as good land as can be found in the county, and its prosperous condition speaks well for the man who has cultivated it for years.