Samuel Teater

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Samuel Teater was a Revolutionary War Soldier

Samuel Teater was Capt. of Fort Teter on the western frontier in Pa. and was Commandant of Fort Doddridge in 1782. He had confirmed militia service during the American Revolution from 1781 through 1783.

Fort Doddridge was a Blockhouse built on part of Samuel Teaters's property. The location was at what is now the corner of Seventh and Commerce St. in Wellsburg, WV. This blockhouse is mentioned in a list of forts and blockhouses in a northern West Virginia in a web site for Brook County, which at the time of the Revolutionary War contained what is today Wellsburg, WV. Fort Dooddridge is mentioned about half way down the second paragraph:

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He is mentioned in, The History of Augusta County Virginia, by J. Lewis Payton, as Captain of Fort Doddridge.

Source: DAR Nat. Appl. No. 518798 by Mary Amanda Templeton.
States that Samuel Teater's middle name was Gibson.

Source: The Official Roster of Soldiers of the American Revolution who lived in the State of Ohio, Published by, The State Society of the DAR of Ohio; V.2, p.340.

Source: DAR Nat. Appl. No. 565606, by Faye Christmas Tucker.

French and Indian War Soldier

Samuel Gibson Teater was also a soldier in the French and Indian War. He was, at that time, from Washington County Pa. He is listed as a Fighter in the French and Indian War and a Frontier Fort Commander/Commandant with the rank of Captain. He had French and Indian War service from 1755-1759. He campaigned from Braddock to Forbes.

Samuel Gibson Teater served as Captain at Fort Duquesne and Fort Monongahela. He also served under John Dagworthy in Forbes' expedition against the French at Ft. Duquesne in 1758. He was present at Braddocks defeat in 1755, and was under Geo. Washington's command. He was also at Grant's defeat during the taking of Fort Pitt, 1758.


Pa. Archives, Certified State Archives of PA., Vol. 2, p.159
DAR Mag., V.78, pp.236-237.

DAR Nat. Appl. No. 755801, filed by Jacqueline Ann Bunch Givens, widow of Kenneth Givens; P.O. Box 452; Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Filed, Sept. 20, 1993

Maryland Historical Society, Microfilm 177, Fort Cumberland Muster Roll, 1759.

The Doddridge Community Chapel Yesterday and Today, by Cecelia Ranck, pp. 22, 67, 287.

Doddridge Notes, Pennsylvania Archives, V.II, pp.150-153, 6th Series, Chap. 35.

Source Revolutioan War D.A.R. records: Research by William C. Lathan, Jr.

Source for Birth, Marriage, Death: The Kentucky Teater Family, H. Glen Teater, Howard Teater, Patsy Teater Benton. Pages 151-153. The source for this info was given as, Kellogg Notebooks on West Virginia Families, Volume I, Page33; by Joseph Mitchell Kellogg. Microfilm available from the University of West Virginia, Morgantown, WV. Data also contributed by a descendant, John Weston Teter, Tremont Ave., Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Source: E. Harlow; 340 S. 100 E.; Brigham City, UT 84302-2604; many Teater and Davis facts came from her collection.