Ma Teng's father was a County Commandant for Lan'gan (蘭干) county during the reign of Emperor Huan (桓). His family was incredibly poor so he could not afford a proper marriage, instead he married a woman from the Qiang tribes and fathered Teng.[n 1]
When Teng was young, he would chop firewood at Mt. Zhang (彰山) and carry it to nearby towns to sell and earn money to live. When Ma Teng grew up, he was an enormous man, over 8 chi (尺) in height with a majestic appearance. Many respected him.
- Unknown name - Style Zishuo (子碩) - Married a Qiang woman. County Commandant of Lan'gan (蘭干).
- Ma Yuan
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- ↑ Emperor Huan reigned between 146-168 A.D., so Ma Teng would be born somewhere in this time.
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- ...Not killed prior to the events at Tong Pass, executed as a result of it.
- ...Was not involved with the "Girdle Edict" and conspiracy to assassinate Cao Cao.