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Posted by: jan lala (ID *****7442) Date: June 01, 2008 at 07:36:32

Ok i can save you some time. Yes poor Samuel was in Mo. and very old. Had he of been in Kentucky he would of been alright. The pension application of Timothy Logan the son inlaw of Squire Boone notes he fought alogside side Samuel Teater in several battles as well as muster rolls of Downings station show Samuel Teater in another engagemant aginst the Shawnee.
George Teater would of been a Ensign in the below engagment before heading to Kentucky. Hes listed on George Rodgers Clarks expedition as a Officer at Clarks station but no rank stated only the word officer.
There is Washington co muster which shows a George Teetor as a private it would of been the next younger brother of Samuel Teater by 2 yrs. I estimate he would of served between 15 to 19 yrs old. See other pension below.
Revolutionary Pension Statement S-2813
McSPADDEN, Thomas (1748-1833)
Born: Augusta County, VA 12 Mar 1748
Died: Wilson Co, Tenn. 11 May 1833
Summer, 1777 - To Sandy River & Richlands Station (Capt. Edmondson)
Summer, 1778 - Col. Danl. Smith’s station on Clinch
Summer, 1780 - Torry hunting on forks of New River
Sept-Oct, 1780 - To King’s Mt., but retd with det from Yellow Mt under James Berry
Spring 1781 - Whitsell’s Mill (Capt Jas. Montgomery) Wm. Berry killed
General Service Administration
Washington 25, D.C.
Official Business
File Number of Pension or Bounty Land Record: S 2813
Receipt No: 50280
In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress, passed 7th June 1832
State of Tennessee
Wilson County
On this 29th day of September 1832, personally apeared in open Court before the worshipful David C. Hibbetts, Benj. H. Billings & James Foster, Esquire, justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for said County of Wilson, now sitting, Thomas McSpaddin of the County of Wilson & State of Tennessee, aged Eight four years, who being first duly Sworn according to law, doth on his Oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Acto of Congress, passed June 7th 1832.
1st. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated. Col. William Cambell of Virginia commanded the Regiment of the Virginia Militia to which he belonged, does not recollect the major; William Edmondson, Captin of the Company & thinks that John Lowry was Lieutenant of the Company to which he belonged. His best recollection is that Col. Cambell commanded a detachment of the Militia what was ordered out against the Shawnee Indians on Clinch River -- at which time, to wit:
in the Summer of the year 1777 he served a tour of two months in the militia under the officers above named -- they did not have a fight with the Indians that Camaign, Capt. Edmundson & his company pursued them as far as Sandy River, and judging from their trail & the freshess of the signs we had nearly overtaken the Indians & was prevented further pursuit after them in consequence of the sickess of [George Teater ]whom we could not leave, & had not sufficient force to divide, for previous to his sicness the detachment had been divided & sent in different directions after the enemy; They then returned home having served a tour of two months that summer. The Indians had been for sometime annoying the frontiers of Virginia; the same Summer 1777, the Indians crossed over the Clinch River & killed a family called Beck he had but just returned home from Richland Station as one of the quard & was at home only two or three days, when the depredation & murder of the Beck family occured & he then was called upon immediately to turn out & pursue them as above stated.
2nd. In the Summer of the year 1778 he was required to serve a tour in the militia, which he accordingly did by serving one month where Col. Smith of Clinch River was stationed -- ten men was allowed to each station.
3rd. He cannot recollect that he was in service in the 1779 -- He believes it was in the Summer 1780, he served a tour of 1 month on an expedition to the three forks of New River against the Tories - it may have been in the year 1779, but his best recollection & belief is that it was in the year 1780, he know well that he served a tour of one month on that expedition -- Col. Wm. Campbell commanding officer of the Holston troops -- Wm. Edmondson Capt. -- does not recollect the Lietitenant. The Tories did not stand to give us battle, we took one prisoner and he was hanged.
4th. In the fall season of the year 1780 Col. Campbell required all his effective men to furnish themselves with horses to go upon an expedition against the tories & British who were embodying in North & South Carolina intending as he understood to bring the Noth Carolinians under subjection -- he started with the troops who fought & conquered at Kings Mountain, but did not go far before it occured to Col. Campbell & the other officers that the Holston settlements had been left in a most helpless & defenceless situation, it was therefore considered advisable that some of them should return to guard the families thus left against the attacks of the Tories or Indians, but most danger was apprehended from the Tories; and Col. Campbell ordered James Berry he thinks to take back twelve men for the guard -- he was one of the men sent back and they continued on duty in this service for one month or more, until after the Battle at Kings Mountain & the return of Col. Campbell;
5th. His next & last tour of service was performed in the spring of the year 1781, when Lord Corwallis with his army, was traversing that part of North Carolina near Guilford -- he went out again under Col. Campbell in that company commanded by Capt. James Montgomery for Capt. Edmondson his former Capt. was killed at the battle of Kings Mountain -- he was in a skirmish with the British at Whitsels Mills on the waters of the Haw River. We had not sufficient strength to give the enemy a battle, but as we retreated we fired upon our pursuers, some men were killed, William Berry of his company was killed -- we retreated until we joined the main army, under Gen.l Green, if he recollects rightly. We lost nearly all our horses -- he’d served one month and was discharge & returned home. Col. Campbell went on with the main army & never returned.
He was born in Augusta County in the State of Virginia about the 12th March 1748. He had a Record of his age from his fathers family record but it has been lost and he has depended upon his memory for many years past for his age. He was living on the laurel fork of Holston River, in Edmondsons settlement when he first entered the service of the United States -- lived there till the fall 1785, then moved to Davidson County Tennessee, where he resided until about the year 1809 or 1810, when he removed to Wilson County Tennessee, where he has resided ever since.
He never rec.d but one discharge in writing that he can recollect & that was a discharge from Capt. Montgomery -- he has lost that -- and he has no documentary evidence & knows of no person within his reach who has a personal knowledge of his services. He is well acquainted with the Rev.d Thomas Calhour & Rev. George Donnell, Alexander Aston, John S. Davis, David McMurry, John Provine, Alexander Provine, & many other of the olest respectible citizens of the county who he believes would willingly testify as to his character for veracity & their belief of his Services as a Soldier of the Revolution.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of the Agency of any State.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
Test. Josiah S. McClain, Clerk
Thomas (his mark) McSpeddin of Wilson County Court
We George Donnell a clergyman, residing in the County of Wilson and Alexander Aston residing in the same county, hereby certify, that we are well acquainted with Thomas McSpeddin who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration. That we believe him to be Eighty four years of age; that he is reputed and believed, in the neighbourhood where he resides, to have been a soldier of the Revolution, and that we concur in that Opinion.
Sworn to and subscribed the day & year aforesaid
Test Josiah S. McClain Clerk
George Donnell of Wilson County Court
Alex. Aston
And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion, after the investigation of the matter, and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the War Department, that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier, and served as he states. And the Court further certifies that it appears to them that George Donnell who has signed the preceeding certificate, is a Clergyman resident in the County of Wilson ant that,
Alexander Aston who has also signed the same is a [unreadable] resident of the same County & is a credible person, and that their Statement is entitled to credit
D. C.
Benjm. Billings
James Foster

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