George Teater

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* Important note on Teater Listings in the D.A.R. Patriot Index:

Two, George Teaters (various spellings) are listed in the DAR Patriot Index. Both men were born at about the same time and in the same general part of Virginia. The 1790 U.S. Census listed two George Teaters (various spellings), one with a wife; Mary Ann Margaret Hinkel and children: Paul Teter, Jacob Teter, Joseph Teter, Isaac Teter, Mary Teter, Barbara Teter, Susanne Margaret and George Teter. These people are not related to this Lathan family.

The other George Teater (various spellings), with wives (1) Sarah Pearis mar. 1762 and (2) Easter Griffith mar. 1796 is, based on wives and children, the George Teater of the Lathan Family.

George Teater
Soldier of the American Revolution

Source: DAR Nat. Appl. No. 776865: By member at large, Betha Christine Agee; 925 Lilly Drive; Lexington, KY 40504. Filed Jan. 29, 1997.

George Teater is in a list of military officers of Washington County Virginia, pages 864 and 855(smudge on original page number), Summers History of South West Virginia.

Two Second Cousins of Betha Christine Agee are also D.A.R. application filers with Nat. Nos. 348131 and 579798.

George Teater is also listed in, Annals of South West Virginia, page 1408.
"...from Washington County Virginia, he served as Sergeant/Ensign."

Soldier's War Record

George Teate,r a resident of Washington County Virginia, served as a Revolutionary War Soldier from Washington County Virginia from 1776 until 1783 with the rank of Ens/Va.

He served in Capt. Gist's Company of Regulars of the First Virginia Regulars from Botetourt County Va. as listed for December of 1779.

Historical Note on Revolutionary War ranks: An Ensign was a standard or flag carrier who was always near, usually beside, the commander of their unit. He was usually a junior officer or senior non-commissioned officer. His purpose was to be a visible rally point during the smoke and confusion of battle. It was a risky job as he and the commander next to him were prime targets. By killing the Ensign the enemy had a good chance of creating confusion.

Source: DAR Nat. Appl. No. 710709: By Ava Amy Teater Powell, wife of Richard Powel, 8711 N.W. 121 Street; Grimes, Iowa; filed on July 30, 1987.

Other sources for listed and general Teater family information: Kentucky Teater Family, by H. Glenn Teater, Howard Teater, Patsy Teater Benton--Teater Association.

More sources: Many records of the Teater and Davis families came from the collection of E. Harlow; 340 S. 100 E.; Brigham City, UT 84302-2604