Tillit S. Teddlie

Tillit Sidney Teddlie (3 June 1885 – 17 August 1987) was a singing school teacher, composer, publisher, and minister of the Church of Christ.

Teddlie was born June 3, 1885 at Swan, Texas (Smith County), the son of Theodore and Sarah Ann (Porter) Teddlie. In 1903, he was baptized into Christ, and also taught his first shape note singing school, which lasted for two weeks. He composed his first song in 1906.

Tillit S. Teddlie married Edna Webb. They had one son, Pete Teddlie.

Teddlie died August 17, 1987 in Gunter, Texas. He was 102 years old. He is buried in the Forest Park Cemetery at Greenville, Texas. Upon his grave stone is inscribed the title of one of his most popular hymns - "Heaven Holds All To Me."

During his lifetime, Teddlie taught singing schools for 61 years, composed 130 songs, published 14 song books, and served as a full-time evangelist, including preaching for the Johnson Street Church of Christ (1945–1951) and Central Church of Christ in Greenville, Texas, and Churches of Christ in Ennis, Sulphur Springs, Lone Oak and Quinlan.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1885, Died January 1st, 1987

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W401356 10-in. 11/20/1928 Swinging 'neath the old oak trees Simmons Sacred Singers Male vocal quartet, with piano composer, lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Teddlie, Tillit S.," accessed July 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112776.

Teddlie, Tillit S.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112776.

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