"John Smith, William Preston and Richard Pearis to the Catawbaws and is given, Fort Frederick, Jan. 13th, 1756.
The Chain of Friendship between you and your Brothers of Virginia we hope will be kept clear and bright as long as the Sun and Moon endures.
"...for we intend to march in 20 Days with a Body of 300 Men against the Shawannes in which Expedition have great reason to hope for Success especially if attended by a Number of our Brothers the Catawbaws who are known to be a People of undoubted Valour and Integrity. The Indian Messenger Kerorostekee lived formerly in your Nation and since his Departure has killed two of his Enemies which we hope will be acceptable to you with George Paris the white Messenger.
From your Friends and Brothers,
FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR ACCOUNT BOOK, MS.375
Ledger with accounts of Maryland troops in the French and Indian War;
contains separate alphabetical listings for companies commanded by
Colonel John Dagworthy, Captains Alexander Beall, Joshua Beall, Francis
Ware, and Richard Pearis. Lengthy entries under Dagworthy, relating to
a hospital, and a 7,12% deduction from the pay of both officers and men. The
lists of names also include dates of service, amounts of pay due, and remarks
on each soldier.
1 vol., 1762.
1755 Will of Joseph Toops; no probate; brother John, all my estate; executor: George Smith, Charles Hunter; Witnesses: James Macay, Zubulan Stout. Debts owed by or to said Toops: John Finly, Benjamin Rowgerson, Thomas Evans, James Gill, Swearington, Richard Parris, James Dylon, Marmaduke Chaimbrell [Kimbrough], John Hamby, James Deason, Daniel Garrot, Edward King, Vallentine, William Adam, Wm Ridge, Scoton Davis, William Harrison, John Parker, Capt. Bryuan, John Morris.
Its been denied by many reseachers that Richard Pearis had lived in Rowan county . This above will shows he in fact live at least one yeayer before the beninging of the French Indian war.
Its said that after sometime of Braddocks defeat, the Bears having
feasted on the slain thought they had right to kill and eat everything
human who they met. A uncle of mine the name Capt Teter had like to
lost his life by one of them. In the woods he saw a old male winding
after him with a view to have sport of seeing the Bear run, he hid
himself behind a tree. When the Bear approached him he sprang out
and haloooed him. But cuffee instead of running off as he expected ,
jumped at him mouth wide open. my uncle stopped him by applying the
muzzule of his gun to his neck and firing it off. This killed him in a
instant, if his gun had snapped the hunter would of been torn to pieces
on the spot. After that he said he never undertook to play with a Bear,
Fur and Peltry were the money on the other side of the mountains, the
light snows ,Acting as Husbandmen they become uneasy at home, a
uncle of mine Samuel Teater occupied the same camp for years in
seccesion, They put thier fingers in thier mouth until warm,then above
the head, the side wihich becomes cold shows which way the wind
blows. A kill then skinned it,hung it up out of reach of the wolves
resumed the chase, at the campsite not a wind could touch him.
I will give the commands of Capt Teter[ Samuel Gibson Teater] our
Officer in his own words. He was in Braddocks defeat Grants defeat the
taking of Fort Pitt all the battles of which took place between the English
and French and Indians. he reminded us, in case the Indians should
succed we should expect no mercy everyman woman and child would
killed on the spot. We must make the best preperations we can,day
break we shall hear the crack of gunfire. Now say the Capt when you
run your bullets cut of the necks very close scrape them a them make a
little finer then those you commonly use ,well oiled. If the rifle chockes
in batte,one gun one man lost. Have the locks well oiled your flints
sharp so as not to misfire. He said to the women these yellow fellers
are good at setting fires to houses. you must fill every usefull bucket
with water these ugly fellows may set fires to our cabins in twenty
places at one time, now says he, let every man gather, gather his axes
mattocks and hoes put them inside the door. Indians may make a dash
at them with Tomahawks so cut them down with a axe when a gun
misfires.. Our women were frightened half to death I never saw a
merrier set of women. They went about thier work carrying water and
cutting bullets. The men without emotion of fear, during all of this no
sentinels were placed around our our Fort so confident was our Capt
that the attack would not be made before day break.
From Doddridge. Indain Warfare a exerpt frontier settlements.
Archor Worley was the son of John Wolrey. he settled in the Sweetwater FT Turkey foot area as Indian trader 1729 he was a elder cousin of George Wiliam Teater and Samuel Gibson Teater the area was known much later as Bedord..
There were no tax lists until 1768 which Samuel Gibson Teater as singleman, George William Teater married Sarah Pearis about 1762. he would have of kept her at his father inlaws place Dunkers Bottom while he lived and made a living with Samuel Gibson Teater at a longhunters camp over the mountains in a secrete location far in Shawnee Indian territory.
the 1768 tax list shows samuel with siom girtys brother anthoney worley son of of archor joseph worley a nephew cousin of archor from nc.
old john worley was ain law of william teterton and samuel teterton old ablemarle north carolina
1738- 22 August 1738. William Tetterton of Tyrrell Precinct to Collo. John Worley of same. 16 pounds 10 shillings. 100 acres, joining the Sound, Cypress Swamp, sd William Tetterton. Wit: Thos. Leary, Thomas Leary was the Admistator of old William Tetertons Will this one of the strong connections between the Teters and the worleys.
Will in which he names his sons Lovick Worley, Joseph Worley and Robert Worley. The excerpt shows that Joseph Worley of North Carolina was a Nephew of Old Archor Worley the Indian Trader.
Samuel Teterton brother of William Tetrton and thier children inlaws the Evans Lilleys and the younger nephews like George Teeder all migrated from the Beaufort and Tyrrell area to Rowan CO. in the the early 1750s up tto 1758.
Either way way both George William Teater Samuel Gibson Teater would of both been very young men who joined thier cousins in Rowan County and either left with Richard Pearis or went dierect to uncle Archor Worley in the mid early 1754 era
Above documents can be viewed as that both Samuel and George iether joined Archor Worley early on and hunted as trappers with him or have gone with Richard Pearis as scouts from North Carolina about early life 20 yrs old 21 ect
almost half of George Teaters inlaws were living there in Rowan county at that time the boone s Frosts Vancleaves, Daniel Boone himself only served one year in the French Indian war and went back to Rowan co after Braddocks defeat.
George William Teater and Samuel Gibson Teater served just about the whole 6 year war,
from 1761 until 1768 leaves a blank page for both George and Samuel. its due that the Sweetwater and Raystown area had no tax lists until 1768.
It should also be noted that Joseph Worley was Samuel Gibson Teater s brother in law.
Micheal Haugh from England aka Huff. was another Indian Trader who is noted as bringing the Doddridge family to that area
John smith and richard pearis set up after the French Indian war at Dunkers Bottom 1762 this would of been the year that George William Teater married Sarah Pearis. yet must of lived with Samuel Gibson Teater over the mountains as Longhunters,
He appeared there 1768 on the tract of land adjecent to Richard pearis at crab creek. the same yeaer samuel gibson teater appeared on the bedford tax list as single.
George William TeaTer must of earned enough money by longhunting fur trapping and the prodding of his wife Sarah to buy his 1st homestead slaves cattle horses at Crab Creek
Samuel Gibson Teater remained with his cousin Joseph Worley ,Anthony Worley and one more man known as Samuel Gibson.
Samuel Gibson was the son of James Gibson, James Gibson was the brother of Elizabeth Gibson married Wilaim Teterton. Elijah Gibson William Gibson Walter Gibson Mary Gibson. Were all the children of Henry Gibson who married a high ranking christian Tuscaroa Woman. Walter was a leading Chief a Regulator . Its believed that the noted General of the Revolution General Elijah Clark may have been the Son of Mary Gibson
Willlaim Teterton named his son Goerge after a elder nephew named George Teeder Tedder ect William after himself he named Samuel after his brother Samuel Teterton the nick name or middle name Gibson comes William Tetertons wife Elizabeth Gibson, she was half indian and came froma very high ranking christian Tusacaroa family
thier daughter was Elizabth Titer A neice Elizabeth Titer she came to joinn her relative George William Teater 1786 with her husband Thomas Rennolds both were noted as riding horseack on their wedding from North Carolina
followup gibsons part 2