That has always been the tradtional thought.Its been written over and over for years by Teter researchers. for instance John George Teter s was baptized in 1739 by reverend stover, his family came on the ship ALLEN . Most of that has been been proven incorrect. The Allen Dieters are buried in Penn father and son. There was no such person as John George Teter in kentucky. He was born around the early middle 1730s according to his headstone. His inlaws the POE S List his middle name as william.
john Teeter is listed in another part of Washington county 1783 deeds and 82 tax list. George Teater sold his intrests in his farm at Bakers creek washington co. to the Potterfields 1783 ,but was already noted in Madison section which would later become ky. Therefore some have combined 2 people into one person. John Teeter was john Teeter.George Teater was George Teater,2 seperate persons.
Sameul Gibson Teater. [GIBSON] is not German it was a core MELUNGEON name of the the Saponi Pumenkey indians who were mixed with old world settlers.
Samuel commanded men of mostly Scotch irsh and English extractions. he was methodist as George Teater was a prebyterian both churchs distinct to the Brittish Isles Whereas the German communities were Lutheran.
By virtue of the middle name Gibson it shows a nameing pattern which was common amoungst the scotch irish and s.w. english with the intent of inheritance should no male hier beocme eligible in the wifes family.
Keeping that in mind Gibson would of been the mothers maiden name.
To place a young German in charge of Scotch irish and English settlers in combat operations within the ranks of the Brittish military would of been slim and nill.
95% of all the inlaws of both Samuel Teater and George Teater were Scotchirsh and Engish.with the Alpine sur names of Keller and Van cleave ,only 2 . the Van cleaves were already 3 rd generation Dutch mixed with the English.
In the settler era there were many Teters German ,Dieter Deiterick, Dutch Feeter Vedder Van teeter, French Dietre Jeter Da Datre,English tetter Tether Teather Tettor Tutter Teder Tedder Teeder Tedder Titer Tetterton Tettershall . These are the various teters that can be found in MD . NC. NY. VIRG. Sarting in the 1630s from england up to the 1700s from Holland France Germany.
Out of all of it ,there was only one Teter family in North Carolina that fit the nameing patterns of both George and Samuel and the timelines to fit the profile as parents of George an Samuel Teater. They were the the 3 old William Tator Tetterton. Samuel Teeder Teterton, George Teeder Tuter. cousins brothers of Tyrrell and Beaufort N orth Carolina. These Teters had the same names male female susan chairity and were related to the Gibsons and Worleys.
These teters were English and slavers. George Teater of Kentucky was a large negro slave owner as well as his children and inlaws. Did German settlers named , Teter own dozens of negro slaves?
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