Good morning, cousins (for those of you where it's still morning),
I've got a George Teater, wife's line, who seems to be fairly well documented. B. abt 1739 supposedly in Orange County, Virginia (but see below), and d. abt 25 July 1815 in Garrard County, Ky. His Findagrave memorial shows a picture of his gravestone with the letters "G. T." cut into it and barely readable elsewhere. There is a plaque at the stone stating that he was a Revolutionary War vet giving dates 1739-1815, and a Findagrave note attached to the picture states that his stone remained uncared for until about 1965, and about 1985 was moved by the DAR off of the Teater Farm to Frankfort for some reason. (I wonder if his true grave has some kind of marker.) I have an 1810 census record for him, a will transcription, and a Kentucky tax list also.
In a pension application (of Samuel Teeter R10446 at [http://revwarapps.org/r10446.pdf
]) Samuel Teeter states "In my first tour I was a substitute for my father George Teeter", but mentiones that he (Samuel) was born in Botetourt County and lived in the Danville, Ky., area, where the Teaters records begin to show up pretty well. Samuel mentions that his father was wounded in an action Samuel was involved in and that he had his father's Bible. He was living in Howard County, Missouri, at the time of his declaration of service.
Bottom line: Who was George's father and mother? An Ancestry tree has a Paul Teater of Maryland as the father but with no documentation, and I cant find anything on this Paul either.
I do not have a profile up for George yet. I'm working on that line's sources before I create one.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.