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"'Templeton. A. (azure or blue) A fesse, or (A fesse is formed by two horizontal lines drawn across the field, comprising the escutcheon. It is emblematic of the miltary girdle worn around the body or over the armour.) ("or" means gold or yellow.) In base a church ar. ("ar" means white or silver.) Crest: a holy lamb reguard ar., ("reguard" means watchful) sustaining over the shoulder a banner gu ("gu" meas red).'... Translated into english, this means: "Blue background with a gold fesse; a white or silver church in the base; a white or silver holy lamb in a watchful position, holding a red banner over the shoulder'...The surname was undoubtedly adopted by the Templeton family because of their residence near a temple, a place of worship, as was the ancient custom when surnames were first assumed." Source: L. B. Templeton's Templeton Family History, 1953, L. B. Templeton

The coat of arms of the Templeton family indicated they were deeply religous and it was, no doubt, because of the zeal and heroism of some early ancestor participating in the holy wars that the arms was awarded. A great many of these staunch crusaders embodied in their personal name, or bore on their coat of armor, some allusion or symbol proclaiming their allegiance to the christian faith."

Source: L. B. Templeton's Templeton Family History, 1953, L. B. Templeton

"In 1606 two Scotish noblemen, Hugh Montgomery and James Hamilton, arranged an amnesty for the Irish rebel Con O'Neill in exchange for a third of his vast property holdings in counties Down and Antrim. They then encouraged tenants from other parts of Scotland to settle there and establish farms. James I realized this could be a useful way to pacify the Catholic Irish in the neighboring territory. In 1610 he set aside nearly half a million acrees across six counties, promising land to any setller willing to take the Oath of Supremecy (meaning they recognized James as the head of the English Church, which atuomatically excluded any Catholics). The settlers came in two great waves:first the Highlanders from the Western Isles, then Lowlanders and some English emigrants financed by merchants in London (hence the name of the town where many made thier homes, Londonderry). However, it was the Scots who predominated, and who left thier stamp on the six counties of Protestant Ulster. Today Americans call thier descendants 'Scotch-Irish', but we must consider them Scottish in every significant respect."

Source: Arthur Herman's How The Scots Invented the Modern World, 2001, Three Rivers Press, p.65

"Mrs. Allie Templeton of McCormick has rented the Gilkerson boarding house conducted by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gilkerson for a long term of years and will take charge about December 1. Mrs. Templeton is an experienced boarding house keeper and will again open the dining room, which has been closed for the past year."

Source: The Laurens County Advertiser, October 5, 1983 - reprint from October 27, 1920

 

 

Descendants of Templeton

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  TEMPLETON1 was born in Ireland.

     

Children of TEMPLETON are:

                   i.       DAVID2 TEMPLETON, b. County Antrim, Ireland.

 

More About DAVID TEMPLETON:

Fact 1: 1786, Land Grant - Duncan's Creek

Fact 2: 1793, Land Grant - joining land of Robert Templeton

Fact 3: September 14, 1785, Revolutionary war record

Fact 4: September 16, 1784, Land Grant - Bk 12, pg 367 Laurens Co.

 

                  ii.       ROBERT TEMPLETON, b. County Antrim, Ireland.

                 iii.       JOHN TEMPLETON, b. County Antrim, Ireland.

                  iv.       MARTHA TEMPLETON, b. CountyAntrim, Ireland.

                   v.       AGNES TEMPLETON11.

2.              vi.       JAMES TEMPLETON, SR., b. 1748, County Antrim, Ireland; d. 1824, Laurens County, SC.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JAMES2 TEMPLETON, SR. (TEMPLETON1) was born 1748 in County Antrim, Ireland, and died 1824 in Laurens County, SC.  He married MARGARET JANE TAYLOR.  She was born in County Antrim, Ireland, and died January 22, 1848 in Laurens County, SC.

 

More About JAMES TEMPLETON, SR.:

Fact 1: March 17, 1775, Land Grant - V. 35, Cl. I, Pg. 458 - 100 Ac. Craven County on Dunkens Creek

Fact 2: December 15, 1772, Plat - Plat Book, V. 20, Pg. 288

Fact 3: Revolutionary war record

Fact 4: December 10, 1788, Sold Land on Warrior creek

Fact 5: February 21, 1789, 225 Ac. on Little River

Fact 6: February 22, 1789, 225 Ac. on Little River

 

Notes for MARGARET JANE TAYLOR:

Came to the US with James Templeton, Sr.

     

Children of JAMES TEMPLETON and MARGARET TAYLOR are:

                   i.       WILLIAM3 TEMPLETON.

                  ii.       JANE TEMPLETON.

                 iii.       JAMES TEMPLETON, b. May 27, 1791, Laurens County, SC; d. January 29, 1857, Laurens County, SC.

                  iv.       MARY TEMPLETON, b. July 18, 1793, Laurens County, SC; d. May 23, 1864, Laurens County, SC.

                   v.       SAMUEL TEMPLETON, b. November 22, 1795.

3.              vi.       CAPT. JOHN TEMPLETON, b. July 31, 1800, Laurens County, SC; d. October 28, 1856, Laurens County, SC.

                 vii.       DAVID CLARK TEMPLETON, b. August 10, 1805, Laurens County, SC; d. April 22, 1880, Laurens County, SC.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  CAPT. JOHN3 TEMPLETON (JAMES2, TEMPLETON1) was born July 31, 1800 in Laurens County, SC, and died October 28, 1856 in Laurens County, SC.  He married (1) MARTHA.    He married (2) ELIZABETH SPEER.  She was born July 26, 1798, and died September 14, 1842 in Laurens County, SC.

 

More About CAPT. JOHN TEMPLETON:

Fact 1: December 07, 1848, Member Rocky Springs Presb. Church

     

Children of JOHN TEMPLETON and ELIZABETH SPEER are:

                   i.       LAURA EVALINE4 TEMPLETON.

More About LAURA EVALINE TEMPLETON:

Medical Information: Mute

 

                  ii.       SAMUEL TEMPLETON.

                 iii.       EMMALINE TEMPLETON.

                  iv.       MARGARET JANE TEMPLETON.

                   v.       CAROLINE TEMPLETON.

                  vi.       EUNICE TEMPLETON.

                 vii.       MARY TEMPLETON, b. May 16, 1828; d. September 14, 1903.

4.            viii.       JAMES OLIVER TEMPLETON, b. July 30, 1833; d. January 01, 1910.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

4.  JAMES OLIVER4 TEMPLETON (JOHN3, JAMES2, TEMPLETON1) was born July 30, 1833, and died January 01, 1910.  He married ELIZA DONNAN December 22, 1857 in Laurens County, SC, daughter of JOHN DONNAN and ELIZABETH DODD.  She was born January 18, 1828, and died December 16, 1886 in Laurens County, SC.

     

Children of JAMES TEMPLETON and ELIZA DONNAN are:

5.                i.       JOHN CALVIN5 TEMPLETON, b. September 18, 1858, Laurens County, SC; d. February 19, 1926, Laurens County, SC.

                  ii.       ELBERT BOARDMAN TEMPLETON, b. October 14, 1859; d. January 24, 1919.

                 iii.       EMMA ELIZABETH TEMPLETON, b. July 12, 1861, Laurens County, SC; d. December 03, 1884, Laurens County, SC.

6.              iv.       CHRISTOPHER LEE TEMPLETON, b. October 03, 1866; d. July 31, 1911.

                   v.    ILA HOLMES TEMPLETON, b. July 30, 1870, Laurens County, SC.

                  vi.       SARAH FRANCES TEMPLETON, b. November 11, 1873; m. JAMES ARNOLD.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

5.  JOHN CALVIN5 TEMPLETON (JAMES OLIVER4, JOHN3, JAMES2, TEMPLETON1) was born September 18, 1858 in Laurens County, SC, and died February 19, 1926 in Laurens County, SC.  He married (1) MATTIE SLOAN.    He married (2) ALICE LEE MILAN.  She died January 19, 1945 in Laurens County, SC.

     

Child of JOHN TEMPLETON and MATTIE SLOAN is:

                   i.       MATTIE MAE6 TEMPLETON.

 

 

6.  CHRISTOPHER LEE5 TEMPLETON (JAMES OLIVER4, JOHN3, JAMES2, TEMPLETON1) was born October 03, 1866, and died July 31, 1911.  He married MARGARET ALLEN COMPTON, daughter of LOUIS COMPTON and NANCY FRANKS.  She was born August 11, 1873, and died April 21, 1947 in Laurens County, SC.

     

Children of CHRISTOPHER TEMPLETON and MARGARET COMPTON are:

                   i.    ILA BELLE6 TEMPLETON, b. August 03, 1888; d. February 03, 1919, McCormick, SC; m. TILLMAN PALMER, McCormick, SC.

 

More About ILA BELLE TEMPLETON:

Cause of Death: Flu epidemic

Fact 1: February 03, 1919, Buried - Buffalo Baptist Church in McCormick, SC

 

                  ii.       MARGARET ELIZA TEMPLETON, b. January 27, 1898, Laurens County, SC; d. July 01, 1899, Laurens County, SC.

More About MARGARET ELIZA TEMPLETON:

Fact 1: July 01, 1899, Death

 

7.              iii.       JOHN WARREN TEMPLETON I, b. March 06, 1902; d. January 02, 1958.

8.              iv.       JAMES LEE TEMPLETON, b. May 18, 1904; d. October 25, 1953, Laurens County, SC.

9.               v.       SARAH FRANCES TEMPLETON, b. May 21, 1906, Laurens County, SC; d. February 16, 2005, 307 McPherson Lane, Greenville, SC.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

7.  JOHN WARREN6 TEMPLETON I (CHRISTOPHER LEE5, JAMES OLIVER4, JOHN3, JAMES2, TEMPLETON1) was born March 06, 19022, and died January 02, 19582.  He married AGNES THERESA SMITH.  She was born October 13, 19093, and died July 14, 1984 in Laurens County, SC3.

 

Notes for JOHN WARREN TEMPLETON I:

[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Jul 16, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.93080.83]

 

More About JOHN WARREN TEMPLETON I:

SS# issued in: South Carolina

Birth date: Mar 6, 1902

Death date: Jan 1958

Fact 1: Buried - Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church Laurens, SC4

 

Notes for AGNES THERESA SMITH:

[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Jul 16, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.93073.40]

 

More About AGNES THERESA SMITH:

SS# issued in: South Carolina

Birth date: Oct 13, 1909

Death date: Jul 1984

Residence code: South Carolina

ZIP Code of last known residence: 29360

Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:

Laurens, South Carolina

Fact 1: Buried - Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church Laurens, SC5

Fact 2: SS# issued in: South Carolina5

     

Children of JOHN TEMPLETON and AGNES SMITH are:

10.              i.       JOHN WARREN7 TEMPLETON II, b. March 01, 1932.

11.             ii.       DAVID LEWIS TEMPLETON, b. April 16, 1936.

 

 

8.  JAMES LEE6 TEMPLETON (CHRISTOPHER LEE5, JAMES OLIVER4, JOHN3, JAMES2, TEMPLETON1) was born May 18, 19046, and died October 25, 1953 in Laurens County, SC6.  He married KATHERINE FINLEY May 03, 1930.  She was born April 22, 1907, and died December 14, 1997 in Laurens County, SC.

 

Notes for JAMES LEE TEMPLETON:

[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Jul 16, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.93080.149]

 

More About JAMES LEE TEMPLETON:

SS# issued in: South Carolina

Birth date: May 18, 1904

Death date: Oct 1953

Fact 1: Social Security #: 249-03-55986

Fact 2: SS# issued in: South Carolina6

     

Children of JAMES TEMPLETON and KATHERINE FINLEY are:

12.              i.       JAMES LEE7 TEMPLETON II, b. January 08, 1932; d. June 21, 1992.

13.             ii.       WAYNE FINLEY TEMPLETON, b. September 22, 1934.

14.            iii.       ROBERT ALLEN TEMPLETON, b. December 29, 1936, Laurens, SC.

 

 

9.  SARAH FRANCES6 TEMPLETON (CHRISTOPHER LEE5, JAMES OLIVER4, JOHN3, JAMES2, TEMPLETON1) was born May 21, 1906 in Laurens County, SC, and died February 16, 2005 in 307 McPherson Lane, Greenville, SC.  She married FLETCHER EARLE GAULDEN, SR. September 14, 1926 in Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church, Laurens Co., son of JOHN GAULDEN and NANCY MCELMOYLE.  He was born February 23, 1896 in York County, SC7, and died June 1970 in Laurens County, SC7.

 

More About SARAH FRANCES TEMPLETON:

Burial: February 19, 2005, Forest Lawn Cemetary, Laurens, SC

 

Notes for FLETCHER EARLE GAULDEN, SR.:

[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 20, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.5.85053.15]

 

More About FLETCHER EARLE GAULDEN, SR.:

SS# issued in: South Carolina

Birth date: Aug 23, 1894

Death date: Jun 1970

Residence code: South Carolina

ZIP Code of last known residence: 29360

Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:

Laurens, South Carolina

Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetary, Laurens, SC

Fact 2: SS# issued in: South Carolina8

Fact 3: Last residence ZIP: 293608

Occupation: Mason, Master Carpenter

     

Children of SARAH TEMPLETON and FLETCHER GAULDEN are:

15.              i.      Child7 GAULDEN

16.             ii.       JOHN ALLEN GAULDEN, b. December 13, 1937; d. January 27, 1985, Greenville, SC.

 

 

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Jul 16, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.93073.40

2.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Jul 16, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.93080.83

3.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Jul 16, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.93073.40

4.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Jul 16, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.93080.83

5.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Jul 16, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.93073.40

6.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Jul 16, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.93080.149

7.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 4, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.5.85053.15

8.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 20, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.5.85053.15

9.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 5, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.5.85053.65

10.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 20, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.5.85053.65

 

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